Best Lines - keep it to one or two lines

But I left Tennessee in a hurry, dear
In the same way that I’m leaving you
Because love is mainly just memories
And everyone’s got him a few
So when I’m gone, I’ll be glad to love you

Jesse Winchester

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Song written by Jesse Winchester

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I’ve been to many places in my life and times,
I’ve sung a lot of songs, I’ve made some bad rhymes.
I’ve acted out my life in stages with ten thousand people watching,
But we’re alone now and I’m singing this song for you.

Leon Russell


"It must be just what they all need . . . "
"It must be just what they all need . . . "
"It must be just what they all . . . "
(Look out, now . . . )

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Have you seen the stars tonight?
Would you like to go up on A deck and look at them with me?

  • Paul Kantner
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I need a pretty little girl, to dance to old Merle,
And a little bit of Cash to get me through those swinging doors.

A Little bit of Buck by the Hoyle Brothers



Friends don’t call like they used to for reasons not unkind
If there’s anything we can do rings hollow down a telephone line

I weep for you
It’s what I do
Forty miles from nowhere
At the bottom of the world

Rodney Crowell

Yeah, my telephone is ringing,
they told me it was Chairman Mao.
I don’t care who it is,
I just don’t want to talk to him now.

Little Feat


One last thing before I quit
I never wanted any more than I could fit into my head
I still remember every single word you said

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I don’t need a miracle Lord
Just a little luck will do


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If a picture paints a thousand words,
Then why can’t I paint you?
The words will never show the you I’ve come to know.

David Gates

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What’s the ugliest part of your body?
Some say your nose
Some say your toes
But I think it’s YOUR MIND



Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant tide
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine

Pink Floyd - Echoes

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Drive your bargains
Push your papers
Win your medals
F*ck your strangers
Don’t it leave you on the empty side

Joni Mitchell - Woman of Heart and Mind

Both literature and sorta lyrics in this case:

Alice did not feel encouraged to ask any more questions about it, so she turned to the Mock Turtle, and said “What else had you to learn?”

“Well, there was Mystery,” the Mock Turtle replied, counting off the subjects on his flappers, “Mystery, ancient and modern, with Seaography; then Drawling – the Drawling-master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: he taught us Drawling, Stretching, and Fainting in Coils.”

Bill Bruford - “Fainting in Coils”

The Tennessee Stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
There never was a horse like the Tennessee Stud


An excellent grammar lesson:

If you do less crying,
There’ll be fewer tears.

“High and Dry” - Poco


Ipso fatso …
A. Bunker AITF

But the ending always comes at last.
Endings always come too fast.
They come too fast
But they pass too slow.
I love you and that’s all I know.

“All I Know” Jimmy Webb


Chas, I think you mean “ipso fatso” as a fellow All in the Family and A. Bunker fan can attest.