This week’s Top 5 is all about songs that have quotable lyrics. I mean lyrics that just jump out at you. It can be a single line or even the whole damn song. I think mine are all one or two lines and some are just because they make me giggle. This one was so tough I just picked out the first five I thought of and maybe that’s cheating but there’s just so damn much good music out there that it’s impossible for me to make a decision. Anyway I want to see your favorite quotes from song lyrics. And no the graphics don’t have to do with the Top 5 other than they made me giggle and I am now sharing them with all of you.
- Tim Barry – Idle Idylist | This whole damn song. Every last fucking word. But especially the part of the last chorus: “I let the greedy deal with greed, Ain’t got nothin’ but myself, And I ain’t selling that for no one else I won’t surround my emptiness with greed and shit that I don’t even need, And don’t ask don’t tell relationships based on infidelity, I know it ain’t right, I know it ain’t much of a life, But I let tomorrow be tomorrow, And let tonight be tonight”. GOD DAMN!
- Dirty Bourbon River Show – Ruffian Since Birth | With all the stress at work this has been my theme song as of late and honestly “I went to wear my boxers outside but the officers told that I can and that I gotta wear a pair of pants” pretty much describes last weekend for me except there were no cops and “So I guess I’ll hit that snooze again and I guess they won’t give me the raise” describes my feelings about work but unfortunately not my actions as I stay late almost every damn night!
- Michael Dean Damron – The Cape | I love this song and hope that my kids, unlike me, can retain some of the wonder and magic that exists for them now. I know this probably isn’t how the song is supposed to be taken but I take it just like that! “He’s one of those that knows that life is just a leap of faith, Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape”.
- Two Cow Garage – Soundtrack To My Summer | “My friend’s were buying in to american dreams, Going to sleep as punk rock kids and waking up as part of the machine.” This is another hold-on-to-your-youth song for me. I can’t quite look book and say I woke up as part of the machine but I am not a punk rock kid anymore. I hope I can teach my kids to not let go of being kids but rather learn how to pass as adults when they have to. I love the line because it hits home so fucking hard and then Micah follows it up with one of my favorite out-of-context-but-still-cool-by-itself lyrics “The tape machines don’t lie…”
- Cory Branan – The KISS Song | Yeah it’s as fucking cheesy as it gets but “You washed off your rock n roll and now the devil doesn’t want your soul, and neither to do we” makes me giggle every single time I hear this one. Also an honorable mention for “I had to smash my air guitar” which is also giggle worthy any day of the week.
Autopsy IV’s answers: I have a directory on my word computer called, “Awesome Songs”. Each of these songs was fished from that directory.
Joe Pug – Not So Sure: There are plenty of devastating and remarkable lyrics in this song such as; “I sacrificed my sister, I prayed my own soul to keep, I told my dying father that a man should never weep” but I put this one on the list because of this lyric, “I undressed someone’s daughter and then complained about her looks.” We all did it as kids and now, seeing it in print drives home how terrible it was.
Drive-By Truckers – Zip City: Again, as a whole, full of quote worthy lyrics but I’ve included it here because I think Zip City contains one of the best lyrics in the history of rock and roll: “Got 350 heads on a 305 engine. Get 10 miles to the gallon, I ain’t got no good intentions.”
Micah Schnabel – American Static: This is a pretty good song about the reality of growing up but I love the line “cause we all grow to be our fathers. marrying the daughters of the men we once despised” cause in a way, it sums it all up.
American Graveyard – Common Ones: I love everything about this song, the melody, the message…everything. I could have included a bunch of songs here but I picked this one cause I’ve been researching the housing market meltdown and wanting to fertilizer bomb Wall Street so these lyrics are hitting home particularly hard these days, “I tired of seeing men die for other men’s rights / to have a corporation come in and sweep ‘em all aside / cause there’s money to be made, money to be found / and when the pockets are drilled empty, on to the next town.”
Lucero – Old Sad Songs: This song. It’s my life in verse. “I’d stay with you tonight my love I’d stay the whole night long. But the boys are playing those old sad songs and I must sing along. I hear the snare drum’s slow sad march I hear those fiddles cry. And I must go to them my love or else I’d stay the night.“