Lines from songs that stand out: Your favourites

Dylan…Tangled up in Blues?

Yep - another verse from My Perfect Cousin

Phillo…The way he sings those lies is special.

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“I bin sbendin’ by bunny”…?

The little boy went first day of school
He got some crayons and started to draw
He put colors all over the paper
For colors was what he saw
And the teacher said… What you doin’ young man
I’m paintin’ flowers he said
She said,
It’s not the time for art young man
And anyway flowers are green and red
There’s a time for everything young man
And a way it should be done
You’ve got to show concern for everyone else
For you’re not the only one

And she said
Flowers are red young man
Green leaves are green
There’s no need to see flowers any other way
Than the way they always have been seen

But the little boy said
There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one

Well the teacher said
You’re sassy
There’s ways that things should be
And you’ll paint flowers the way they are
So repeat after me

And she said
Flowers are red young man
Green leaves are green
There’s no need to see flowers any other way
Than the way they always have been seen

But the little boy said
There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one

The teacher put him in a corner
She said
It’s for your own good
And you won’t come out 'til you get it right
And all responding like you should
Well finally he got lonely
Frightened thoughts filled his head
And he went up to the teacher
And this is what he said, and he said

Flowers are red, green leaves are green
There’s no need to see flowers any other way
Than the way they always have been seen

Time went by like it always does
And they moved to another town
And the little boy went to another school
And this is what he found
The teacher there was smilin’
She said
Painting should be fun
And there are so many colors in a flower
So let’s use every one

But that little boy painted flowers
In neat rows of green and red
And when the teacher asked him why
This is what he said
And he said

Flowers are red, green leaves are green
There’s no need to see flowers any other way
Than the way they always have been seen.

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Harry F. Chapin

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I met Harry Chapin in Dublin once and I was actually on the way to one of his gigs in New York when we got news that he was killed in a crash! One of the coolest dudes you could ever meet.

This is great…

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She’s less than sure if her heart has come to stay in San Jose
And her never-born child still haunts her
As she speeds down the freeway
As she tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite
She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
She’s obvious despite herself

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Rattlesnakes

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“Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she”

Lou Reed: “Take a walk on the wild side”

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Lonely is the room the bed is made
The open window lets the rain in
Burning in the corner is the only one
Who dreams he had you with him
My body turns and yearns for a sleep
That won’t ever come

Jeff Buckley

I don’t believe in an interventionist God
But I know, darling, that you do
But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
Not to intervene when it came to you
Not to touch a hair on your head

Nick Cave - Into my arms

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What’s the link between that and this? :slight_smile:

I think Clive Dunne was a musician once, is that it?

Herbie Flowers, the bass player on Walk on the Wild Side wrote 'Grandad"

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They built portholes for Bono, so he could gaze
Out across the bay and sing about mountains

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“To those of us who knew the pain
Of valentines that never came
And those whose names were never called
When choosing sides for basketball
It was long ago and far away
the world was younger than today
when dreams were all they gave for free
to ugly duckling girls like me…”

Janis Ian: “At 17”

FORTY years after she first sang the song,her voice hasn’t changed…

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Criminally underrated band

"You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain,
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you?
Don’t you?

Carly Simon: “You’re so vain” (Anyone know who she is singing about?)

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It was always supposed to be Warren Beatty wasn’t it?

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Either DUB 09 or Warren Beatty. Both went to the Grove disco in St. Paul’s, so I’m not sure!

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I like to venture into town
I like to get a few drinks down
The floor gets packed the bar gets full
I don’t like life when things get dull
The hen party have saved the night
And freed themselves from drunken stags
Having fun and dancing in
A circle round their leather bags

The Specials

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