Post four lines of perfect lyrics from first verse

Post four lines of perfect lyrics from first verse

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The Don of Croy

4,724 posts

97 months

Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Have we had this yet? Just two lines in the first verse...

You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever
But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun


tdm34

6,369 posts

148 months

Saturday 22nd December 2018
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My uncle has a country place, that no-one knows about
He says it used to be a farm, before the Motor Law
Sundays I elude the ‘Eyes’, and hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire, where my white-haired uncle waits

tdm34

6,369 posts

148 months

Saturday 22nd December 2018
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A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride

Frank7

2,270 posts

25 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Not from the first verse, but the line from Bob Seger’s 1980 hit, “Against the Wind” is very insightful I think,
“Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.”

DickyC

31,441 posts

136 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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P5BNij said:
DickyC said:
Standin' on a corner,
Suitcase in my hand.
Jack's in his car, says to Jane, who's in her vest,
Me, babe, I'm in a rock n' roll band.
The first song I managed to learn on the guitar all the way through, still gets me every time I hear it.
Fantastic song.

Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim
Those were different times
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P5BNij

2,845 posts

44 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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DickyC said:
P5BNij said:
DickyC said:
Standin' on a corner,
Suitcase in my hand.
Jack's in his car, says to Jane, who's in her vest,
Me, babe, I'm in a rock n' roll band.
The first song I managed to learn on the guitar all the way through, still gets me every time I hear it.
Fantastic song.

Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim
Those were different times
I was given a cassette of the 'Loaded' LP for my fourteenth birthday and have loved the song ever since, same goes for 'Rock & Roll', it's nigh on the perfect radio song, something Lou Reed knew when he handed the finished album over to his record company who sadly couldn't see it. Lou's delivery in both of these songs is utter perfection.

darreni

2,323 posts

208 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Did you ever see the faces of the children? They get so excited
Waking up on Christmas morning hours before the winter sun's ignited
They believe in dreams and all they mean including heaven's generosity
Peeping round the door to see what parcels are for free in curiosity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BWiYJ3yykw

DickyC

31,441 posts

136 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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P5BNij said:
DickyC said:
P5BNij said:
DickyC said:
Standin' on a corner,
Suitcase in my hand.
Jack's in his car, says to Jane, who's in her vest,
Me, babe, I'm in a rock n' roll band.
The first song I managed to learn on the guitar all the way through, still gets me every time I hear it.
Fantastic song.

Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim
Those were different times
I was given a cassette of the 'Loaded' LP for my fourteenth birthday and have loved the song ever since, same goes for 'Rock & Roll', it's nigh on the perfect radio song, something Lou Reed knew when he handed the finished album over to his record company who sadly couldn't see it. Lou's delivery in both of these songs is utter perfection.
It's the live version of Rock'n'Roll for me from Rock'n'Roll Animal with the intro by Steve Hunter. Heaven.

I saw The Velvet Underground but didn't start my own band. But then I can remember the Sixties and you know what they say - if you can remember the Sixties you weren't really there.

Black can man

29,940 posts

106 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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6 lines but bloody good.

Yeah, c'mon on all you big strong men
Uncle Sam needs your help again
He's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun
We're gonna have a whole lot of fun

yellowjack

11,247 posts

104 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Just close your eyes and then remember
The thoughts you've locked away
When tomorrow comes you'll wish
You had today

languagetimothy

577 posts

100 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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I'm into all types of music and lyrics and there's thousands of love songs saying things in clever ways, however I think this got it spot on and quite simply (ok, it's the start of,the second verse)

And when you smile the world is brighter
You touch my hand and I'm a king





DickyC

31,441 posts

136 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Black can man said:
6 lines but bloody good.

Yeah, c'mon on all you big strong men
Uncle Sam needs your help again
He's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun
We're gonna have a whole lot of fun
Careful, I met some anti Woodstock feelings here the other day.

Gimme an F !

Pothole

26,193 posts

220 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Frank7 said:
Not from the first verse, but the line from Bob Seger’s 1980 hit, “Against the Wind” is very insightful I think,
“Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.”
He agonised over it, apparently and nearly cut it out of the song completely. Sublime, I reckon. Almost the antithesis of The Faces' Ooh La La...

singlecoil

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27,180 posts

184 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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You tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me, you don't get me

Frank7

2,270 posts

25 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Pothole said:
Frank7 said:
Not from the first verse, but the line from Bob Seger’s 1980 hit, “Against the Wind” is very insightful I think,
“Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.”
He agonised over it, apparently and nearly cut it out of the song completely. Sublime, I reckon.
I read that, apparently he was concerned about the grammar of the line, but Glenn Frey and Don Henley, (of The Eagles), said that it was the greatest line in the song, he MUST leave it in.
I think that Bob Seger was one of the greatest songwriter/singers of the late seventies and the eighties.
I remember driving an American ex with her latest squeeze, another English guy, to JFK in the eighties, we’d all spent the night at another American mutual female friend’s Queens apartment, purely platonic on my part, and the new beau was returning to U.K., I’d been asked to take him to the airport.
As I drove along the Van Wyck Expressway, Bob Seger was on the radio, singing, “We’ve got tonight.”
As the line, “We’ve got tonight babe, why don’t you stay”, came on, I looked in the mirror, and she was looking at me from the rear seat, mouthing the words, and winking.
I didn’t need much persuading.

Johnspex

1,455 posts

122 months

Monday 24th December 2018
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Frank7 said:
I read that, apparently he was concerned about the grammar of the line, but Glenn Frey and Don Henley, (of The Eagles), said that it was the greatest line in the song, he MUST leave it in.
I think that Bob Seger was one of the greatest songwriter/singers of the late seventies and the eighties.
I remember driving an American ex with her latest squeeze, another English guy, to JFK in the eighties, we’d all spent the night at another American mutual female friend’s Queens apartment, purely platonic on my part, and the new beau was returning to U.K., I’d been asked to take him to the airport.
As I drove along the Van Wyck Expressway, Bob Seger was on the radio, singing, “We’ve got tonight.”
As the line, “We’ve got tonight babe, why don’t you stay”, came on, I looked in the mirror, and she was looking at me from the rear seat, mouthing the words, and winking.
I didn’t need much persuading.
Jesus Christ, Frank 7 does it again! Was this the same one the Portugese soldiers wanted another look at?


IanUAE

2,706 posts

102 months

Monday 24th December 2018
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"Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Orin Maiden

I'm waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time
'Cause at 5 o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low

PomBstard

3,261 posts

180 months

Monday 24th December 2018
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IanUAE said:
"Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Orin Maiden

I'm waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time
'Cause at 5 o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running lowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
EFA biggrin one of my faves too.

Don’t think we’ve had these yet...

You drink your coffee
And I sip my tea
And we’re, sitting here, playing so cool
Thinking, “What will be will be”

I was walkin' down the street
Concentratin' on truckin' right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright

A lovestruck Romeo sang the streets of serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made
Finds a streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like, "You and me, babe, how about it?"

I'm only happy when it rains
I'm only happy when it's complicated
And though I know you can't appreciate it
I'm only happy when it rains

Son, she said
Have I got a little story for you
What you thought was your daddy
Was nothin' but a

Frank7

2,270 posts

25 months

Monday 24th December 2018
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Johnspex said:
Frank7 said:
I read that, apparently he was concerned about the grammar of the line, but Glenn Frey and Don Henley, (of The Eagles), said that it was the greatest line in the song, he MUST leave it in.
I think that Bob Seger was one of the greatest songwriter/singers of the late seventies and the eighties.
I remember driving an American ex with her latest squeeze, another English guy, to JFK in the eighties, we’d all spent the night at another American mutual female friend’s Queens apartment, purely platonic on my part, and the new beau was returning to U.K., I’d been asked to take him to the airport.
As I drove along the Van Wyck Expressway, Bob Seger was on the radio, singing, “We’ve got tonight.”
As the line, “We’ve got tonight babe, why don’t you stay”, came on, I looked in the mirror, and she was looking at me from the rear seat, mouthing the words, and winking.
I didn’t need much persuading.
Jesus Christ, Frank 7 does it again! Was this the same one the Portugese soldiers wanted another look at?
No, but you were close, the one in Portugal was Myra, the one on the Van Wyck was Adrienne, they were exchange students at college together in U.K. if that helps.
I’m retired from all that game now unfortunately, but in my 20s, 30s, and 40s, there were two things that I was good at, and the other one was driving.

P5BNij

2,845 posts

44 months

Monday 24th December 2018
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Didn't I see you down in San Antone on a hot and dusty night,
We were eatin' eggs in Sammy's when the black man there drew his knife,
Aw, you drowned that Jew in Rampton as he washed his sleeveless shirt,
You know, that Spanish speaking gentleman, the one we all call Kurt...

(and bonus second verse)

I remember you in Helmlock Road in nineteen fifty six,
You're a faggy little leather boy with a smaller piece of stick,
You're a lashing, smashing hunk of man, your sweat shines sweat and strong,
Your organs working perfectly but there's a part that's not screwed on...