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    two step- throwing muses


    jupiter fell into a lapse- mars accelerator


    road- nick drake


    don’t touch my bikini- halo benders

    <you’re so heavy, you’re so honey, gettin ready easter bunny, rockin’ steady, makin’ money, toasting vegans, that’s not funny, skater betty, way too sexy, you’re so on it, you’re so honest, you can fold me, you can scold me, all the teachers never told me>

    i realized looking these up it’s so hard for me to separate lyrics from voice and style. i don’t think these stand on their own so well perhaps, but when sung…



    -"i dipped my toe in this cold, cold life…"–jawbreaker(blake schartztenbach)

    -"today i woke up sucking a lemon.."–RADIOHEAD (thom york)

    -"hello, my name is on my shirt pocket
    i don’t feel like speaking right now
    i’m remembering something…
    most typically my dreams are dreadfully boring
    therefore i come to these places just to see the girls
    with hair like hers
    with clothes like she wore
    with smells like hers
    with handwriting like hers…
    you wrote me little letters
    and that time you brought lunch to my work
    the little poem you left on my windshield wrapped in plastic…
    to protect it from the rain
    protect it from the rain…"–GRANDADDY

    -"it was the biggest cock she’d ever seen
    but she had no idea where that cock had been
    you said you were carefull
    but you never were with me
    you said you did it 4 times
    but johnny’s come in packs of 3…"–ARAB STRAP (aidann moffett)

    sorry for the vulgarity, but i think these lyrics are straight to the point, and from the heart…bitterly!



    There’s nothing like a few depressing lines to do you in…

    "I have grown older and
    You have grown colder and
    Nothing is very much fun any more."

    – Pink Floyd




    If I don’t make sense to you
    it doesn’t mean I’d lie to you
    I just can’t find the words to go there

    If I don’t make sense to you
    it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to
    I just can’t find the words to go there

    Great song by Transister Sound & Lighting Co…The Coffee Song

    Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]



    as far as killer lines go, how can you go past Web in Front by The Archers of Loaf…

    "You’re not the one who let me down, but thanks for offering."

    or something along those lines…



    Robyn Hitchcock definitely belongs in this thread:

    Ted, Woody, and Junior
    Were disappointments to their fathers
    But they had a way with lather
    And they covered each other with soap
    covered each other with soap
    (Ted, Woody, & Junior)

    Listen baby, there ain’t nothing in here but my own sweet mind
    If it bothers you, we can turn it off
    (Wading through A Ventilator)

    He’d never make love to a loaf of bread
    Unless of course he found one in his bed
    Now frogs are reproducing on your back
    And bubbles keep emerging from a crack
    It’s not a cormorant it’s not a shag
    It’s only something in a plastic bag

    I got a dog with the legs are black
    He got an aerial strapped to his back
    he work by remote control
    I sent him down to the water hole
    I sent him to get my baby back
    Dog comes back and eat some coal
    he says master she all full of holes
    I say more than usual? dog says yeah
    I say never you mind, just bring her here
    (Wey wey hep uh hole)

    It was in the city of shapes
    That she made love to several apes
    She felt weird for a couple of days
    Pretty soon she got used to their ways
    (City Of Shame)

    my cousin bruce came round to stay
    the father of my son
    he tore apart a stethoscope
    and pointed at the sun
    ‘there’s tentacles between our worlds,’
    he said, ‘so i believe’
    i said, ‘the man next door’s best friend
    was making videos with clean steve’
    (Clean Steve)

    Oh, there’s so much more .. even better ones I’m sure .. but I’ll shut up now.




    Great lines Zander, Archers of Loaf have millions of them….Telepathic Traffic is my current fav song…cool lines in that one [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Maxini thanks for throwing some Robin Hitchcock in this thread, caught him with The Flaming Lips couple years back…very cool. Had heard him way back, he did something with Captain Sensible… [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img] then lost track of him.

    Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/aliensmile.gif[/img]




    Have been in a Jesus & Mary Chain kind of mood…good one to be in [img]images/smiles/converted/cwm12.gif[/img]

    I’ve been trying to hide myself from you
    I’ve been trying to really hide from you
    got no reason to go
    got no reason to stay
    god knows its true (x3)
    god knows its over
    got news for you
    you didn’t ever understand me

    Hide Myself …off the cracking up single

    Pouring rain
    I’m feeling impatient cause I can’t explain
    the things inside of me that shocked
    right thru my brain…

    trying to slow it down gotta gain control
    theres nothing left to say
    I’m always thinking but I don’t know…

    she wants to take me out of all this black and white…its all a game

    I gotta feeling like my soul’s being washed away….I was standing in the rain

    Rocket off the Cracking Up Single….with some pretty cool guitar noise behind some wicked lines.. [img]images/smiles/converted/aliensmile.gif[/img]

    Also picked up a line from a pal out in Vancouver tonite….that lite at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train…in a typical (-) tone but hilarious…thanks to the Beak for that one




    I bought a Replacements album the other day so I`m digging Westerberg`s lyrics.
    "All I know is I`m sick of everything that my money can buy."
    I`ll come up with more after I listen to it more.

    Bad Brains-"Another Damn Song"
    "another damn song another damn song…"
    You get the idea.



    Hey salamiguy,

    Loved the Replacements, even got some of their solo stuff…Westerburg and I think Chris Mars. Way too much substance use in that band for its own good… [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]

    Fav line currently by The Replacements is…you be me for awhile and I’ll be you…great line.

    Scary though El Jesus posted awhile ago that Tommy Stinson was playing with the new GNR.

    Allis0n [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]



    I just love it when something knocks me off my chair right from the start, like the first lines of a song, the first song off an album (the Wagon and Sameday comes to mind here), the open scene of a movie …
    Dusted off Television’s Marquee Moon today (whoa, those guitar solos!) and Tom Verlaine got some great opening lines if you ask me, for example:

    I remember
    how the darkness doubled
    I recall
    lightning struck itself
    I was listening
    to the rain
    I was hearing
    something else
    (Marquee Moon)

    It was a tight toy night
    streets so bright
    The room was so thin
    between my bones and skin
    There stood another
    who looked a little
    to be face
    to face
    with a world
    so alive
    (Venus de Milo)



    Hey Maxini,

    Definitely agree with you about that getting knocked back bit…always a thrilling moment and one that sticks with me over time…replays itself over and over [img]images/smiles/converted/aliensmile.gif[/img] The Wagon does that for me every time, great lines by Television [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]



    Oh yeah .. the wagon .. everything about that tune just kills. Made me rush off to buy Green Mind (my first Dino album) and life just hasn’t been the same since.

    Btw, you were saying Tommy Stinson is playing with the new GNR??!! [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/eek2.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/cwm8.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/puke.gif[/img]



    Hey Maxini,

    Gotta love those life changing music moments, definitely with you on that… [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] My moment of life changing clarity with Dinosaur Jr came in the late eighties…very cool [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] Those smilies you used for the Stinson deal…gotta agree it was a shocking moment for me when I heard about that…very appropriate in my opinion. But hey at least someone likes them, just not for me I guess.

    Some more cool lines, I really do have too many….This one is by Mad For The Racket…Nuts About You…(Wayne Kramer)

    You can call me mental
    call me sick in the head
    say I’m off my noodle
    say I lost the thread
    yeah I’m all spaced out
    I’m Out of my tree
    I’m Out of my skull
    like I’m smoking DDT

    Great guitar noise behind this one by both Wayne Kramer and Brian James (ex of the Damned)

    Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]



    The opening lines to Jawbox`s Cooling Card:
    "Fear is friend I wished I never kissed
    open hand to mouth is catalyst
    technicolor static sender second guess my love for danger
    mark it with a black and bold faced T"

    the video for this song is at Launch.com,it`s a great song.

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