Lines from songs that stand out: Your favourites

I’ll start with this offering…

“Some folks say that I’m egotistical
Hell I don’t even know what that means
I guess it has something to do with the way
that I fill out my skin tight with jeans”

Song: It’s hard to be Humble

Another offering…

“You choose your leaders and place your trust
As their lies wash you down and their promises rust
You’ll see kidney machines replaced by rockets and guns
And the public wants what the public gets
But I don’t get what this society wants”

The Jam: Going Underground

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If man is five, if man is five, if man is five
Then the devil is six, then the devil is six
The devil is six, the devil is six and if the devil is six
Then God is seven , then God is seven, the God is seven

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I go, ‘Mom just give me a Pepsi, please’
All I want is a Pepsi and she wouldn’t give it to me
All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi
And she wouldn’t give it to me, just a Pepsi

Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies @Vin

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Great idea for a thread Umpire!

McCormack and Richard Tauber are singing by the bed
There’s a glass of punch below your feet and an angel at your head
There’s devils on each side of you with bottles in their hands
You need one more drop of poison and you’ll dream of foreign lands…

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This is one of my favourites of all time…

“When I’m drinking my Bonaparte Shandy
Eating more than enough apple pies
Will I glance at my screen
And see real human beings
Starve to death right in front of my eyes”

Gilbert O’Sullivan: “Nothing Rhymed”

Can’t conceive what those children done
Guess there’s a meanness in the soul of man

Yorkshire policemen chat with folded arms
While people try and save their fellow fans

Christy Moore: “Does this train stop on Merseyside”?

Twenty twenty twenty four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, no where to go o,
I wanna be sedated

Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane
Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane
I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brain
Oh no oh oh oh oh

RAMONES - I wanna be sedated

He’ll eat your pies, he’ll tell you lies
You wouldn’t believe that fat ■■■■■■■’s size
His massive gut is forty foot, it goes dark when he walks in the pub
His buttocks part, you’ll smell his farts
He’s so fat, he can’t wipe his own arse
So now you’ve heard about the ugly turd
He’s a virgin and he’s never had a bird

Fat ■■■■■■■ - The Macc Lads (to the tune of Blockbuster by the Sweet!)

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Couldn’t leave out the best song of all time!!
Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb:

Hello?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?

Come on, now
I hear you’re feeling down
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again

Relax
I’ll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship’s smoke on the horizon
You are the only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying

When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I’ve got that feeling once again
I can’t explain you would not understand
This is not how I am

I have become comfortably numb

I have become comfortably numb

Okay
Just a little pinprick
There’ll be no more
But you may feel a little sick

Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on it’s time to go

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship’s smoke on the horizon
You are the only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying

When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown the dream is gone

I have become comfortably numb

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I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too
It gives me a sense of enormous well-being

And then I’m happy for the rest of the day safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it

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“Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen”…

Robbie Keane’s cousin

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“When routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And resentment rides high
But emotions won’t grow
And we’re changing our ways, taking different roads”

Probably the best description of a break up in song…

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"His mother bought him a synthesizer
Got the Human League into advise her
Now he’s making lots of noise
Playing along with the art school boys"

The greatest ever Irish band.

don’t @ me

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…“And from their ivory towers tall, like Kings they sit playing chess with us all”

**This band (Loudest Whisper) are from Cork or Kilkenny, been around forever.

“I lived with them on Montague Street
In a basement down the stairs
There was music in the cafés at night
And revolution in the air
Then he started into dealing with slaves
And something inside of him died
She had to sell everything she owned
And froze up inside
And when finally the bottom fell out
I became withdrawn
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin’ on
Like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue”

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Nonsense but great lyrics …

Even at the age of ten
Smart boy Kevin was a smart boy then
He always beat me at Subbuteo
'cause he flicked the kick
And I didn’t know

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On a quiet street where old ghosts meet,
I see her walking now away from me,
So hurriedly. My reason must allow,
For I have wooed, not as I should

A creature made of clay.
When the angel woos the clay, he’ll lose
His wings at the dawn of the day.

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I’ve been spending my money
In the old town
It’s not the same honey
When you’re not around

I’ve been spending my time
In the old town
I sure miss you honey
Now you’re not around

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Come rain or hail or wind or snow
I’m not going out to Flanders oh
There’s fighting in Dublin to be done
Let your sergeants and your commanders go
Let Englishmen fight English wars
It’s nearly time they started oh
I saluted the sergeant a very good night
And there and then we parted oh

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Undertones?