Best Lines - keep it to one or two lines

She took all my money
And my best Friend
You know the story
Here it comes again

What she done, you can’t give it a name

Tom Waits

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I started out on burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they’d stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I’m going back to New York City, I do believe I’ve had enough

Bob Dylan, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”

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And you know I ain’t never prayed before
But it always seemed to me
If prayin’ is the same as beggin’ Lord
I don’t take no charity

Robert Earl Keen - Tom Ames’ Prayer

When thoughts you tried to leave behind
Keep sniping from the dark
When the fire burns inside you but
You jump from every spark

Bruce Cockburn, Southland of the Heart

“He’s never early, he’s always late, first thing you learn is you always got to wait”
" I’m Waitin’ For The Man" - Velvet Underground [Lou Reed]

“Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile”
“He’s Gone” - Grateful Dead [Hunter, Garcia]

Fare you well, fare you well, i love you more than words can tell,
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul.
“Brokedown Palace” - Grateful Dead [Hunter, Garcia]


Devils’ in the Jukebox jumpin’ on the rhythm
Kinfolk say you’ve got take what you’ve been given.

The Devil’s in the Jukebox by Ray LaMontagne

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The piano has been drinking - not me.

Tom Waits

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There’s a hole in my jeans I only wanted to fade
I’ve been ripping out seams
Somebody else made tonight

Melissa Etheridge - Ain’t It Heavy

Cortez . . . What a killer.

Neil Young

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I’ve got friends in low places

Garth Brooks


Here’s a cheerful one:

No, here I no longer feel I’m myself.
I’m number fifteen in block eleven.

(Sung as:
Net, ya ne tot, Sovsem ne tot, chto prezhde.
Teper’ ya arestant, I vot konets nadezhde.)

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… and a very beautiful and haunting one, rather better known:

Everywhere, the beloved earth blooms in the spring and is newly green!
Everywhere and forever the distances are blue and bright!
Forever . . . forever . . . ”

Ewig . . .ewig . . .

I’ve got the down to seeds and stems again blues.

Commander Cody



Sammy Hagar.
Especially meaningful for those of us who had to drive 55 during the '70’s oil embargo.

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… If it’s her you want
I don’t care about that
You can have my girl
But don’t touch my hat…

Lyle Lovett


If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
they will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem.

Sisters of Mercy - Leonard Cohen

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Somebody hand me a BB gun
I’m gonna shoot that boy in the bum
’Cause if I aimed for his head, I’d miss his brain.

Doug McLeod
“Dubb’s Talking Religion Blues”

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One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all

Jefferson Airplane


Didja ever wake up in the mornin’
With a ZOMBY WOOF behind your eyes



Cast in this unlikely role, ill-equipped to act, with insufficient tact
One must put up barriers to keep Oneself intact