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Initial post: Aug 11, 2011 9:22:23 AM PDT
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make, classic Beatle line from Abbey Road.
Name another line from any song from any artist that has as much to say.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 10:14:41 AM PDT
Butterfly says:
"I'd like to think the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve"
-John Mayer

Listen to the song and it'll make sense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2rcqXFrY8s&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 10:25:07 AM PDT
That one would be hard to top.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 10:30:05 AM PDT
ED S. says:
How about Lyrics that have become part of the American venacular

"Cheaper to keep her"-Mac Davis

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 10:34:10 AM PDT
Randy says:
I have seen the morning burning golden on the mountains in the skies.
Achin' with the feelin' of the freedom of an eagle when she flies.
Turnin' on the world the way she smiled upon my soul as I lay dying.
Healin' as the colours in the sunshine and the shadows of her eyes.
~~Kris Kristofferson("Loving Her Was Easier")

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 10:35:49 AM PDT
ED S. says:
"You can't always get what you want
But if you try somtime you just might find
You get what you need"

"You Can't Always Get What You Want"-Rolling Stones

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 10:45:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 11, 2011 11:12:52 AM PDT
It's certainly hard to think of a more true/enduring/all purpose lyric than that one in a pop song, although I do have lots of personal favorite lyrics.

I do have a "100 Favorite Lyrics" list I've made and once contemplated sharing but figured that might be too "ambitious" of a thing to post here. Not to mention that they're simply personal favorites and may have no "meaning" to anyone else.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 10:46:25 AM PDT
DavRay says:
'Let the song be your words, I am done with mine.'

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 10:46:56 AM PDT
Good one, Randy! I've always been partial to:
From the rocking of the cradle
To the rolling of the hearse
The going up was worth the coming down.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 10:48:52 AM PDT
If there's one thing that makes me sick
It's when someone tries to hide behind politics
I wish that time would would go by fast
Somehow they manage to make it last

-Ramones-

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 10:57:29 AM PDT
ED S. says:
"Whats So Bad About Peace Love And Understanding"-Elvis Costello

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 11:09:48 AM PDT
That's Funny Ed-

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 11:12:19 AM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
That one and the Beatles lyric in the OP are kind of hard to beat, I think. :D

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 11:14:15 AM PDT
ED S. says:
You are right...."bad" should read "funny". Yeah, I screwed up.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 11:29:50 AM PDT
DavRay says:
'You can check out any time you like,
but you can never leave.'

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 11:50:01 AM PDT
ED S. says:
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Posted on Aug 11, 2011 12:48:14 PM PDT
naldo says:
"Why change the rules?" say those at the top,
To those on the bottom, caught looking up!
- Family

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 1:26:16 PM PDT
S. Rice says:
"...the music that they constantly play
It says nothing to me about my life"

The Smiths - "Panic"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 1:29:30 PM PDT
ED S. says:
That IS the definitive line of that song!

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 1:54:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 11, 2011 1:55:56 PM PDT
Most compelling? I 'spose that could depend on who you're trying to compel to do what:

"I got a lot, a lotta what I got,
and what I got's all mine...
I assure you, I can cure you
if you're feeling blue-
Come up and see me sometime"

Mae West - "Come Up and See Me Sometime"

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 2:18:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 11, 2011 2:18:57 PM PDT
'They say I shot a man named Gray.
And took his wife to Italy.
She inherited a millon bucks.
And when she died, it came to me.
I can't help it if I'm lucky'

'Idiot Wind' - Dylan

Dylan has so many.
JC

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 2:36:04 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight"

"Get Down Tonight"-KC And The Sunshine Band

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 3:44:36 PM PDT
 RIZZO  says:
Not the best, but still a good one.

The good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems. Billy Joel "Keeping the Faith"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 4:42:50 PM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
RIZZO:
Great post!

My Billy Joel lyric comes from ALL ABOUT SOUL:

"This life isn't fair..
It's gonna get dark, it's gonna get cold
You gotta get tough, but that's not enough
It's all about soul..."

Actually, the entire song delivers some of the greatest lyrics ever.

All the best,
GT

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 4:44:05 PM PDT
Randy says:
I can saw a woman in two
But you won't want to look
In the box when I'm through.
~~Warren Zevon("For My Next Trick I'll Ned A Volunteer")
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