October 27, 2009

What Are your Favorite Song Lyrics?

I remember telling she who is the song of my heart about my love affair with music. I remember the hours we spent sharing, exploring and learning about new music with each other. I remember a million hours of music and the unadulterated joy we took in sharing it with each other.

Spend a few minutes sifting through the archives and you will find untold numbers of posts that are tied into music in one way or another.


A while back I asked you to share your favorite lyrics with me. I am here to do it again. What moves you? What makes you laugh or cry. Share it here with us.

Past posts that might be of interest:

Name a Song That Makes You Cry Part One
Name a Song That Makes You Cry Part Two

4 comments:

shavuatov said...

For some reason, the lyrics of Don Henley's 'Boys of Summer' really 'get' me. I think because I'm quite an imaginative person I can see what he's singing about in my mind's eye, plus it does make me feel nostalgic for a certain summer gone by.... I can feel the sunshine pouring through my window and layingitself over my bare, girlish legs as I write...

rachel

RJW said...

One of my many favorites:

Everything Goes to Hell by Tom Waits
Why be sweet, why be careful, why he kind?
A man has only one thing on his mind
Why ask politely, why go lightly,
Why say please?
They only want to get you on your knees
There are a few things I never could believe
A woman when she weeps
A merchant when he swears
A thief who says he'll pay
A lawyer when he cares
A snake when he is sleeping
A drunkard when he prays
I don't believe you go to heaven
When you're good
Everything goes to hell, anyway...

Laissez-faire mi amour, ce la vie
Shall I return to shore or swim
Back out to sea?
The world don't care what a soldier
Does in town
It's all hanging in the windows
By the pound
There are few things
I never could believe...

A woman when she weeps
A merchant when he swears
A thief who says he'll pay
A lawyer when he cares
A snake when he is sleeping
A drunkard when he prays
I don't believe you go to heaven
When you're good
Everything goes to hell, anyway...

I only want to hear your purr and to hear
Ou moan There is another man who brings
The money home
I don't want dishes in the sink
Please don't tell me what you
Feel of what you think
There are few things I never could believe...

Kim Tracy Prince said...

Oh, look. I answered your question before I even read it over on my blog.

My favorite song lyric ever, Steve Winwood: "I could light the night up with my soul on fire..."

Jack said...

I have always liked Boys of Summer, it is bittersweet.

Tom Waits has some very good stuff, I liked that.

Higher Love- good memories tied into that.