Favorite Lyric Fragments

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Another piece that makes me smile:

Use your days and save your nights,
Be careful where you step, and watch watcha eat,
Sleep with the light on and you got it beat.


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Thanks, Doc! Great to see Otis get some props on a classic rock site. And that's one of my favorite Otis numbers. But that lyric goes back further. I've got a version of Bing Crosby doing it in 1933. :)

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...three artists tore the house down at the Monterey Pop Festival... The Who, Jimi Hendrix...and OTIS!...

personally, i think that if otis had lived, he and James (Brown) would have had to have co-owned the title "Godfather of Soul"......btw...did you know Otis actually had a fairly bad stutter in normal conversation?... Eloise Floyd told me about that (Eddie Floyd's ex) one night when I had dinner at her house as I looked through her scrap books of the stax/volt europe tours.... just another piece of totally trivial knowledge from the mental archives...LOL!
 

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Blood on the tracks is surely the most lyrically rich album ever released? Agree? Disagree? anyway my favourite lyrics off the whole reocord:

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt that emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

Beautiful

Also Pink Floyd every lyric from 'Time'. That really strikes a chord. particularly:

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
And you are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

Followed by Gilmour's blistering solo, which sounds like 'wasted time' to me for some reason.

And finally Nirvana, or namely Kurt Cobain:

'I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
And I have a light
... I think I'm dumb
Or maybe just happy
Maybe I'm just happy'

Wow. Its like its me singing when he says that, those are the lyrics that mean something.
 

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From "The Fire Inside" by Bob Seger:

And it comes to you how it all slips away
Youth and beauty are gone one day
No matter what you dream or feel or say
It ends in dust and disarray
 

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Everybody told me you can't get far
On thirty-seven dollars and a *** guitar
Now I'm smokin' into Texas with the hammer down
And a rockin' little combo from the Guitar Town
 

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Now your picture's that you left behind
Are just memories of a different life
Some that made us laugh
Some that made us cry
One that made you have to say goodbye

What I'd give to run my fingers through your hair
Touch your lips, to hold you near,
When you say your prayers, try to understand
I've made mistakes, I'm just a man

When he holds you close, when he pulls you near
When he says the words
You've been needing to hear, I'll wish I was him
'Cause these words are mine, to say to you
'Til the end of time


~ Bon Jovi ~ Always ~
 

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Ritchie Blackmore's lead break in The Mule (@ around 2:40). Ian Paice sets him up coming out of the keyboard solo and he just pounces!




Sorry, read it wrong. Thought it said song fragments :confused:
 
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Yeah I know wot your saying dude and it's taken at a fast pace!.
 
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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD the song 1976 and the opening lines sung over picked electric guitar chords-

Ohhh...

Oh, happy birthday America lord knows you ain't no sweet sixteen
but we love you cause you're beautiful America we still believe in the American dream


 
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The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry
--Hank Williams Sr.

Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
If you try to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
You better leave this dream alone
Try to find another.
--Townes Van Zandt

As human gods aim for their mark,
Make everything from toy guns that spark,
To flesh-coloured Christs that glow in the dark,
Easy to see without looking too far,
That not much is really sacred.
-- Bob Dylan

I crawl like a viper
Through these suburban streets
Make love to these women
Languid and bittersweet
I'll rise when the sun goes down
Cover every game in town
A world of my own
I'll make it my home sweet home
--Steely Dan

So I took to runnin' numbers for this man I used to know
And I sell a few narcotics and I sell a little blow
I ain't getting rich now but I'm gettin' more than by
It's really tough to make a living but a man just got to try
If I died in Colbert County, Would it make the evening news?
They too busy blowin' rockets, Puttin' people on the moon
Mary Alice quit askin' why I do the things I do
I ain't sayin' that she likes it, but what else I'm gonna do?
If I could solve the world's problems I'd probably start with hers and mine
But they can put a man on the moon
And I'm stuck in Muscle Shoals just barely scraping by
--Drive By Truckers
 

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