Monday, February 18, 2008

Best Lyrics Ever

So this has been rattling around in my brain for a while. What are the greatest lines in music history? I've tried to impose as few criteria as possible:

1. Phrases and lines only - no whole verses
2. If I hear the first part, I instantly know the rest of the line
3. This is about words - so no crap like "Do be do be do"

Here's what I've got so far:
  • "That deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball" - The Who
  • "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you can get what you need" - The Stones
  • "Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go round" (I didn't say they had to be poignant) - Queen
  • "Tramps like us. Baby we were born to run" - Springsteen
  • "My redneck past is nipping at my heels" - Ben Folds
There must be a million more, so if you have any suggestions, let me know.

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