What's your favorite verse?

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  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    Another favorite:

    I stopped by the bar at three A.M.
    To seek solace in a bottle, or possibly a friend.
    And I woke up with a headache like my head against a board,
    Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before,
    And I went in seeking clarity.

    Indigo Girls - Closer to Fine
     
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  2. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    Guess who just got back today
    Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
    Haven't changed that much to say
    But man, I still think them cats are crazy
    They were askin' if you were around
    How you was, where you could be found
    Told 'em you were livin' downtown
    Drivin' all the old men crazy
     
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  3. Guy Named Sue

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    The garrison sleeps in the citadel
    With the ghosts and the ancient stones
    High on the parapet
    A Scottish piper stands alone
    And high on the wind
    The highland drums begin to roll
    And something from the past just comes
    And stares into my soul
    And it's cold on the tollgate
    With a Caledonian blues
    Cold on the tollgate
    God knows what I could do with you
     
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  4. stratnutz

    stratnutz Senior Stratmaster

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    With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound..
    He pulls the spitting high-tension wires down.
    helpless people on subway trains
    Scream, bug eyed,as he looks in on them.
     
  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    Well, the good ol' days may not return
    And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn

    I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

    Well, some say life will beat you down
    Break your heart, steal your crown
    So I've started out for God knows where
    I guess I'll know when I get there
     
  6. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    And I've run out of pale ale
    And I feel like I'm in jail
    And my music bores me once again
    And I've been on the pinball
    And I know longer know it all
    And they say that you never know when you're insane.

    Pinball - Brian Perthro
     
  7. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Censored

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    But I panicked as she turned to walk away
    As she went out the door I heard her say
    Yes I'm in need of something
    But it's something you ain't got
    But I used to love you a lot
     
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  8. Frisk the Cat

    Frisk the Cat Strat-Talk Member

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    On a morning from a Bogart movie
    In a country where they turn back time
    You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
    Contemplating a crime
    She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
    Like a watercolor in the rain
    Don't bother asking for explanations
    She'll just tell you that she came
    In the year of the cat.


    Always liked Al Stewart and loved that song.
     
  9. Uncle Jimmy

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    Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
    In the forests of the night;
    What immortal hand or eye,
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    In what distant deeps or skies.
    Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
    On what wings dare he aspire?
    What the hand, dare seize the fire?

    And what shoulder, & what art,
    Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
    And when thy heart began to beat,
    What dread hand? & what dread feet?

    What the hammer? what the chain,
    In what furnace was thy brain?
    What the anvil? what dread grasp,
    Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

    When the stars threw down their spears
    And water'd heaven with their tears:
    Did he smile his work to see?
    Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

    Tyger Tyger burning bright,
    In the forests of the night:
    What immortal hand or eye,
    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
     
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  10. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    The Shooting of Dan McGrew
    BY ROBERT W. SERVICE

    A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon;
    The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune;
    Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew,
    And watching his luck was his light-o'-love, the lady that's known as Lou.

    When out of the night, which was fifty below, and into the din and the glare,
    There stumbled a miner fresh from the creeks, dog-dirty, and loaded for bear.
    He looked like a man with a foot in the grave and scarcely the strength of a louse,
    Yet he tilted a poke of dust on the bar, and he called for drinks for the house.
    There was none could place the stranger's face, though we searched ourselves for a clue;
    But we drank his health, and the last to drink was Dangerous Dan McGrew.

    There's men that somehow just grip your eyes, and hold them hard like a spell;
    And such was he, and he looked to me like a man who had lived in hell;
    With a face most hair, and the dreary stare of a dog whose day is done,
    As he watered the green stuff in his glass, and the drops fell one by one.
    Then I got to figgering who he was, and wondering what he'd do,
    And I turned my head — and there watching him was the lady that's known as Lou.

    His eyes went rubbering round the room, and he seemed in a kind of daze,
    Till at last that old piano fell in the way of his wandering gaze.
    The rag-time kid was having a drink; there was no one else on the stool,
    So the stranger stumbles across the room, and flops down there like a fool.
    In a buckskin shirt that was glazed with dirt he sat, and I saw him sway;
    Then he clutched the keys with his talon hands — my God! but that man could play.

    Were you ever out in the Great Alone, when the moon was awful clear,
    And the icy mountains hemmed you in with a silence you most could hear;
    With only the howl of a timber wolf, and you camped there in the cold,
    A half-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold;
    While high overhead, green, yellow and red, the North Lights swept in bars? —
    Then you've a hunch what the music meant. . . hunger and night and the stars.

    And hunger not of the belly kind, that's banished with bacon and beans,
    But the gnawing hunger of lonely men for a home and all that it means;
    For a fireside far from the cares that are, four walls and a roof above;
    But oh! so cramful of cosy joy, and crowned with a woman's love —
    A woman dearer than all the world, and true as Heaven is true —
    (God! how ghastly she looks through her rouge, — the lady that's known as Lou.)

    Then on a sudden the music changed, so soft that you scarce could hear;
    But you felt that your life had been looted clean of all that it once held dear;
    That someone had stolen the woman you loved; that her love was a devil's lie;
    That your guts were gone, and the best for you was to crawl away and die.
    'Twas the crowning cry of a heart's despair, and it thrilled you through and through —
    "I guess I'll make it a spread misere", said Dangerous Dan McGrew.

    The music almost died away ... then it burst like a pent-up flood;
    And it seemed to say, "Repay, repay," and my eyes were blind with blood.
    The thought came back of an ancient wrong, and it stung like a frozen lash,
    And the lust awoke to kill, to kill ... then the music stopped with a crash,
    And the stranger turned, and his eyes they burned in a most peculiar way;
    In a buckskin shirt that was glazed with dirt he sat, and I saw him sway;
    Then his lips went in in a kind of grin, and he spoke, and his voice was calm,
    And "Boys," says he, "you don't know me, and none of you care a damn;
    But I want to state, and my words are straight, and I'll bet my poke they're true,
    That one of you is a hound of hell. . .and that one is Dan McGrew."

    Then I ducked my head, and the lights went out, and two guns blazed in the dark,
    And a woman screamed, and the lights went up, and two men lay stiff and stark.
    Pitched on his head, and pumped full of lead, was Dangerous Dan McGrew,
    While the man from the creeks lay clutched to the breast of the lady that's known as Lou.

    These are the simple facts of the case, and I guess I ought to know.
    They say that the stranger was crazed with "hooch," and I'm not denying it's so.
    I'm not so wise as the lawyer guys, but strictly between us two —
    The woman that kissed him and — pinched his poke — was the lady that's known as Lou.
     
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  11. Guy Named Sue

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    Moon river, wider than a mile
    I'm crossing you in style some day
    Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
    Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your way

    Two drifters, off to see the world
    There's such a lot of world to see
    We're after the same rainbow's end, waitin' 'round the bend
    My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me
     
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  12. Guy Named Sue

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    Guys let's stick to one or two verses that speak to you the most. Entire lyrics will take too much space and I doubt anyone will read it all.

    Take care
     
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    Dare1 Senior Stratmaster

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    "For quiet times, disappear;
    Listen to the ocean
    Smoke my 'Ports, think my thoughts
    Then its back to coasting

    Who can I trust in this cold world?"

    2Pac
     
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    They come runnin' just as fast as they can
    'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
     
  15. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    I sense a theme ...
     
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    Once she amazed but now crazy makes she you
    She had you dazed lost in hazy lakes of dew
    Floating you'd fade in the moving masquerade
    Suede serenade that was just a cheap charade
     
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  17. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    Evelyn, a dog, having undergone
    Further modification
    Pondered the significance of short-person behavior
    In pedal-depressed panchromatic resonance
    And other highly ambient domains...

    Arf she said

    Evelyn A Modified Dog - Frank Zappa
     
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    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    "One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces!"
     
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    I screamed aloud to the old man
    I said, "don't lie, don't say you don't know"
    I said, "you'll pay for this mischief"
    "Ah, in this world or the next"
    Oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance
    And the hell fires raged in his eyes
    He said, "do you wanna know the truth, son?"
    "Lord, I'll tell you the truth"
    "Your soul's gonna burn in a lake of fire"

     
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    So I turned around and forty thousand headmen hit the dirt.
    Firing twenty shotguns at me, man that really hurt!
    Luckily for me they had to stop and then re-load
    Cause by the time they'd done that I was heading down the road...
     
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