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Heres a thought

What do you consider to be the best one line ever written in any song? The one that made you say WOW!


My choice is

Cause I CANT MAKE YOU LOVE ME IF YOU DONT

Its was such a great way to say the old cliche..... you dont love me anymore. Whenever I start to get lazy in my songwriting, I just think about that line and give myself a slap on the side of my head and say ...you can do better than this garbage youre writing now.

Just one line only and if you want to give your reason that would be cool. You can even choose a line you may have written in a song.

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Great topic.... and thats a great song and great line. Also in that vain, Sometimes love aint enough...

I got tons of them, and i love this topic, be back with more...

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How bout Bob Seegers "I wish I didnt know now what I didnt know then"

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
How bout Bob Seegers "I wish I didnt know now what I didnt know then"


keep 'em comin' Fd


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What's Love got to do with it!

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I could probably write a few pages of lines from The Boss, Pete Townshend and Tom Petty, three of my favorite writers ever.

"Maybe everything that dies, some day comes back" Atlantic City Bruce Springsteen

"I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth" Substitute The Who

"The Waiting is the Hardest Part" Tom Petty

"I wasnt born as much as I fell out" Lost In The Super Market- The Clash


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Unfortunately Vnorth, this is pretty much what you can expect from a topic like this, it's just not as interesting to SONGWRITERS as A Republican Democrat face off.

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Originally Posted by Mackie H.

What's Love got to do with it!

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Fine Choice Mackie


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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Unfortunately Vnorth, this is pretty much what you can expect from a topic like this, it's just not as interesting to SONGWRITERS as A Republican Democrat face off.



That's OK

The thread isn't going away ... it's one of those topics that never gets old


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The best line I think I ever wrote was in the song "Or You Can Choose to Follow Me"...it's the line

"These are the scars of who you are"

even JAPOV thought it was pretty good...lol

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One of mine:

WRONG IS ALL I DO RIGHT

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Originally Posted by Mackie H.
One of mine:

WRONG IS ALL I DO RIGHT

Mackie

Now that is a cool line


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"I bought the shoes that just walked out on me."

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Awesome line....

How bout "it's a big enough umbrella, but it's always me that ends up getting wet"

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Its hard coming up with one line, most of the ones i can think of stretch between two measures, two lines of the same thought.

But I came up with a few more....

"Ill stop the world and melt with you" Modern English... I think

"every day seems like Sunday" Morrisey

"It's better to burn out, than fade away" Neil and Crazy Horse

"You can check out any time you like but you can never leave" Hotel California

"Everybody's got a hungry heart " Bruce....

"The Mona Lisa's sister doesnt cry" Graham Parker One of my favorite lines....

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"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day"


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I responded to the JPF Facebook post about this very topic and I've since come up with a few more smile

By far my favorite is "only tragedy allows the release of love and grief never normally seen" from the absolutely amazing Kate Bush. It's her song All The Love, from the absolutely crazy but amazing album The Dreaming (which was released 40 years ago today!)

Others:

"I just know that something good is gonna happen." Kate Bush - Cloudbusting (I had the "something good" part of this line tattooed on me last year!)

"I'd rather die than satisfy their curiosity, I'm kind of shy and dry and verging on ugly." Pet Shop Boys - Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend

"My heart is a concert hall, and I filled it with you." Florence + the Machine - Conductor

"I've got your name on my face, your face on my mind." Girls Aloud - Graffiti My Soul

"Last night I lost my head and fell right back into your love." Kylie Minogue - Giving You Up

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Lots of great lines and titles and songs. What is all of your favorite lines you have written?


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"You always stood in the way of yourself and let the arrows shoot through you" (Martyr)

"The caves inside my broken heart echo out the words you once said" (Magnetic Fields)

"Now you can find all that's true in the soul dust" (Soul Dust)

"Find in your ocean everything you are and everything I am" (Diving Bell)


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