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Building A Best Lyrics List: Your Favourite Musical Stories

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm
  • “I am a lonely painter. I live in a box of paints. I’m frightened by the devil and I’m drawn to those ones that ain’t afraid.” A Case of You, Joni Mitchell
  • “When England was the whore of the world, Margaret was her madam. And the future looked as bright and as clear as the black tarmacadam.” Elvis Costello, from “Tramp The Dirt Down,” via
  • “City girls just seem to find out early how to open doors with just a smile.” Lyin’ Eyes, The Eagles, from @BrianAKilgore
  • “The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down, of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee. Superior, they say, never gives up her dead when the gales of November come early.” Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
  • “Johhny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine, I’m on the pavement thinking ’bout the government.” Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • “Johhny’s in the
  1. I think he’s a fantastic lyricist in general, but Elvis Costello’s lyrics from “Tramp The Dirt Down” are especially effective as political hate mail goes: “When England was the whore of the world, Margaret was her madam. And the future looked as bright and as clear as the black tarmacadam.”

  2. I love this part of the blog! I have favourite lyrics for days! here is the first batch of many more to come.

    “ You’re the word in the dictionary that I can’t spell, can’t describe, can’t put in a sentence but use all the time…Every symbol of love that doesn’t relate to a meaning, every feeling and sensation only real when I’m dreaming.” – Ivory Road, King Charles

    “I will keep on learning because I believe in love. I don’t mind dying if you’ll follow me up. You’re victory is your defeat. Your head above your heart. Only the brave surrender. Death cannot tear us apart.” – Ivory Road, King Charles

    “How can you say that your truth is better than ours?
    Shoulder to shoulder, now brother, we carry no arms
    The blind man sleeps in the doorway, his home
    If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy I could have won”
    – I Gave You All, Mumford and Sons

    “Lend me your hand and we’ll conquer them all
    But lend me your heart and I’ll just let you fall
    Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
    But your soul you must keep, totally free
    In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
    Where you invest your love, you invest your life”
    – Awake my Soul, Mumford and Sons

    “upon us all a little rain must fall” – The Rain Song, Led Zeppelin

    “You say black I say white
    You say bark I say bite
    You say shark I say hey man
    Jaws was never my scene
    And I don’t like Star Wars
    You say Rolls I say Royce
    You say God give me a choice
    You say Lord I say Christ
    I don’t believe in Peter Pan
    Frankenstein or Superman”
    – Bicycle Race, Queen

    “You say you’ll change the constitution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change your head
    You tell me it’s the institution
    Well, you know
    You better free you mind instead
    But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
    You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right”
    – Revolution, The Beatles

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