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Best Song Lyrics Ever

3. Belle & Sebastian - Stars of Track and Field: And now he's throwing discus for Liverpool and Widnes.
2. Squeeze - Up The Junction: The devil came and took me from bar to street to bookie.
1. Pulp - Common People: She said, I wanna sleep with common people, I wanna sleep with common people like you. I said, I'll see what I can do.
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  • Bowie - Life on Mars
    Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
    Don McLean - America Pie

    So many ....
  • Stig said:

    3. Belle & Sebastian - Stars of Track and Field: And now he's throwing discus for Liverpool and Widnes.
    2. Squeeze - Up The Junction: The devil came and took me from bar to street to bookie.
    1. Pulp - Common People: She said, I wanna sleep with common people, I wanna sleep with common people like you. I said, I'll see what I can do.

    Belle and Sebastian are a treasure trove of great lyrics. "My wondering days are over" has several
  • Happy Monday's - kinky agro
    James -laid
    Article monkeys -mardy bum
  • Kinky afro



  • Subterranean Homesick Blues.....Bob Dylan......fantastic.
    But as bobmunro so rightly says.....there are so many.
  • Springsteen, Thunder Road:

    You can hide neath the covers and study your pain,

    Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain

    Waste your summers praying in vain, for a saviour to rise from these streets

  • The devil came and took me
    From bar, to street, to bookie
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues.....Bob Dylan......fantastic.
    But as bobmunro so rightly says.....there are so many.

    Agree on that choice - you could make a list with just Dylan lyrics alone - and Cohen.

    Beatles had a few - In my Life, Blackbird ......

    Rush - Freewill

    Springsteen - No Surrender

    Lots of Floyd as Golfie says.

    Impossible to list as others just stream into your mind - there are tracks you like for melody, instrumental arrangement, the big drums of Bonzo, the slow hand of God, riffs, baseline and so on. On the other hand, a track could be shit but the lyrics the highest form of prose.
  • Alt J - every other freckle
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  • Another Rush fan here.

    Closer to the heart and Trees show what a fantastic lyricist Neal Peart is.

    But my favourite is from Queen. "Told my girlfriend I had to forget her. Rather buy me a new carburettor".

    Priorities.

  • The British Soldier (Harvey Williams)
    Tin Soldiers. (Stiff Little Fingers )
    England. ( Angelic Upstarts)
  • We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
    But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind,
    Until the night,
    He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
    And finally drank away her memory

    - Whiskey Lullaby.
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    John Otway: "Beware of the flowers because I'm sure they're gonna get you, yeah." Voted 7th greatest lyric of all time in 1999 . I'm sure the voting wasn't rigged by Otway fans.
  • The bed is on fire with passionate love
    The neighbors complain about the noises above
    But she only comes when she's on top
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    edited June 24
    The Smiths: Girlfriend In A Coma
    Prodigy: Smack my bitch up
  • For reasons unknown I was always drawn to those slightly nonsensical words that may have some deep, hidden meaning.

    I loved the album Close to the Edge, also Leonard Cohen’s stuff, especially ‘Take this Waltz and Jimi Hendrix’s Wind Cries Mary. Lets face it, if the traffic lights turn a blue tomorrow, we’re all gonna have their emptiness shine on our beds.

    I no longer look for hidden meaning, mystery or intrigue. Age has bought acceptance - or maybe that’s just fatigue … Hey that sounds like a song, where’s my guitar?


  • bobmunro said:

    Bowie - Life on Mars
    Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
    Don McLean - America Pie

    So many ....

    Great shout with Don McLean
  • Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics
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  • America For Beginners Latin Quarter - Regan era I think

    What's keeping the White House white
    Is it chalk, is it fog, is it fear?
    Are they staying up most of the night
    And sending somebody out for a beer?
    Is it bed-time for Bonzo?
    Is it time for a change?
    Is it flavour-free TV dinners?
    It's a hard thing to take, when they make a mistake
    America for Beginners

  • I saw two shooting stars last night
    I wished on them but they were only satellites
    Is it wrong to wish on space hardware
    I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care
  • Final eternity arouses reactions
    Freeing excellence affects reality
    Fallen empires are ruling
    Find earth and reap

    Fantastic expectations
    Amazing revelations
    Final execution and resurrection
    Free expression as revolution
    Finding everything and realizing
  • Woodstock - Joni

    ...And I dreamed I saw the bomber death planes
    Riding shotgun in the sky,
    Turning into butterflies
    Above our nation......

  • War, good God, what is it good for.... absolutely nothing'
  • Say it again
  • Wake up, wake up, you sleepyhead,
    get up, get up, get out of bed,
    cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red,
    Live, love, laugh and be happy.

    Winner
  • "Took all the trees
    Put 'em in a tree museum
    Charged the people a dollar and a half
    Just to see 'em"

    The divine Joni

  • The more I see the more I know
    The more I know the less I understand

    Paul Weller - Changing Man

    Sums up @Leuth
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