What's your favorite verse?

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  1. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do.
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    Well, any Steely Dan really...

    THE NIGHTFLY

    I'm Lester the Nightfly
    Hello Baton Rouge
    Won't you turn your radio down
    Respect the seven second delay we use

    So you say there's a race
    Of men in the trees
    You're for tough legislation
    Thanks for calling
    I wait all night for calls like these
     
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  3. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Cold hearted orb that rules the night
    Removes the colours from our sight
    Red is grey and yellow - white
    But we decide which is right
    And which is an illusion
    Pinprick holes in a colourless sky,
    Let insipid figures of light pass by
    The mighty light of ten thousand suns
    Challenges infinity and is soon gone
    Night time, to some a brief interlude
    To others the fear of solitude
    Brave Helios wake up your steeds
    Bring the warmth the countryside needs

    - Moody Blues
     
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    Hahaha, bless your soul
    You really think you're in control?
    Well
    I think you're crazy
    I think you're crazy

    Gnarls Barkley-Crazy
     
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    valor19 Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    If everyone's a little queer,
    Can't she be a little straight?

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    The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'
    That's what I said
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    Staring blindly into space
    Getting up to splash my face
    Wanting just to stay awake
    Wondering how much I can take
    Should have tried to do some more
    25 or 6 to 4

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    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I stand accused just like you
    For being born without a silver spoon
    Stood at the top of a hill
    Over my town, I was found

    I've been on the shelf too long
    Sitting at home in my bed too long
    Got my things and now I'm gone
    How's the world gonna take me?

     
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    space Strat-O-Master

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    One of:
    A child is born with no state of mind
    Blind to the ways of mankind
    God is smilin' on you but he's frownin' too
    Because only God knows what you'll go through
    You'll grow in the ghetto livin' second-rate
    And your eyes will sing a song called deep hate
    The places you play and where you stay
    Looks like one great big alleyway
    You'll admire all the number-book takers
    Thugs, pimps and pushers and the big money-makers
    Drivin' big cars, spendin' twenties and tens
    And you'll wanna grow up to be just like them, huh
    Smugglers, scramblers, burglars, gamblers
    Pickpocket peddlers, even panhandlers
    You say I'm cool, huh, I'm no fool
    But then you wind up droppin' outta high school
    Now you're unemployed, all non-void
    Walkin' round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd
    Turned stick-up kid, but look what you done did
    Got sent up for a eight-year bid
    Now your manhood is took and you're a Maytag
    Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
    Bein' used and abused to serve like hell
    Til one day, you was found hung dead in the cell
    It was plain to see that your life was lost
    You was cold and your body swung back and forth
    But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
    Of how you lived so fast and died so young
     
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    Roland searched the continent
    For the man who'd done him in
    He found him in Mombassa
    In a bar room drinkin' Gin
    Roland aimed his Thompson Gun
    He didn't say a word
    But he blew Van Owen's body
    From there to Johanasburg.
     
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    And I tear into the guts of something in the night
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmic debris?
     
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    Pick any verse from "Send in the clowns".. hard to beat that level of writing..

    Or this maybe:

    Once in a vision I came on some woods
    and stood at a fork in the road
    my choices were clear
    yet I froze with the fear
    of not knowing which way to go.

    One road was simple acceptance of life
    The other road offered sweet peace.

    When I made my decision
    my vision
    became my release.


    Netherlands - Dan Fogelberg
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Silver Member

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    I was just going to put the first verse:

    The screen door slams
    Mary's dress waves.
    Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
    Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
    Hey, that's me and I want you only.
    Don't turn me home again I just can't face myself alone again
     
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    Law and Order is not new:
    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
    We’re finally on our own.
    This summer I hear the drumming,
    Four dead in Ohio.

     
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    "And you run, and you run, to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
    Racing around, to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
    Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death"

    Aaaaah, optimism!
     
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    You done went and found you a guru
    In an effort to find you a new you
     
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  19. Guy Named Sue

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    Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
    I've got some real estate here in my bag
    So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner's pies
    And we walked off to look for America
    Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
    Michigan seems like a dream to me now
    It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
    I've gone to look for America
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  20. Uncle Jimmy

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    I could have posted the rhyme of the ancient mariner...
     
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