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Most Poignant Line from a Song

Postby JRNYMAN » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:31 am

Okay Liam.... You're always making us rack our brains asking us to pick our favorite this or that and sometimes it's tough to choose God dammit! :lol: :lol: So, in the spirit of trying to narrow down something we like from this band, list your top 3 lines from their catalog you find the most poignant/ interesting/inspiring.



The world is the world as love and life are deep.

Plus ce change, plus ce mem change.

We are secrets to each other, each one's life a novel no one else has read.
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Postby Liam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:48 am

LOL...good idea.
Off the top of my head (and this list will probably be added to. lol)

"In the high school halls, in the shopping malls, be cool or be cast out"

"Workin' them angels...overtime"

And a personal one....
"Suddenly you were gone, from all the lives you left your mark upon".
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Re: Most Poignant Line from a Song

Postby Fact Finder » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:38 am

JRNYMAN wrote:Okay Liam.... You're always making us rack our brains asking us to pick our favorite this or that and sometimes it's tough to choose God dammit! :lol: :lol: So, in the spirit of trying to narrow down something we like from this band, list your top 3 lines from their catalog you find the most poignant/ interesting/inspiring.



The world is the world as love and life are deep.

Plus ce change, plus ce mem change.

We are secrets to each other, each one's life a novel no one else has read.



plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Only $5 Million more and I'll be a Greedy One Percenter.
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Postby Fact Finder » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:39 am

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Postby Liam » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:44 am

<tokin' sound> - Passage to Bangkok. :twisted:
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Postby Fact Finder » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:50 am

Liam wrote:<tokin' sound> - Passage to Bangkok. :twisted:


We'll hit the stops along the way
We only stop for the best
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Postby Liam » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:06 am

By-Tor.....and the Snowdog.
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Re: Most Poignant Line from a Song

Postby JRNYMAN » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:36 pm

Fact Finder wrote:
JRNYMAN wrote:Okay Liam.... You're always making us rack our brains asking us to pick our favorite this or that and sometimes it's tough to choose God dammit! :lol: :lol: So, in the spirit of trying to narrow down something we like from this band, list your top 3 lines from their catalog you find the most poignant/ interesting/inspiring.



The world is the world as love and life are deep.

Plus ce change, plus ce mem change.

We are secrets to each other, each one's life a novel no one else has read.



plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Ooooooooo... Check out the fancy schmancy French keyboard abilities of Fact Finder!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :P :lol: :lol: :lol: I guess the more that things change, the more they stay the same, nes pas? :wink: :lol:

Liam wrote:<tokin' sound> - Passage to Bangkok. :twisted:
:lol: :lol: I had to read your post 3 times before I got it. I looked at it and was like, "Token sound....? WTF...? There's no sound of a token being dropped into any kind of slot during that song!" There's Alex's little Chinese/Asian riff at the beginning but as far as sound effects.... Nada. :roll: So I sat back, twisted up a fat one and as I was taking a hit..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Liam » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:06 am

LOL...stumped ya.

"All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars. All of us do time in the gutter, dreamers turn to look at the cars."
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Re: Most Poignant Line from a Song

Postby JRNYMAN » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:57 am

Fact Finder wrote:
JRNYMAN wrote:Okay Liam.... You're always making us rack our brains asking us to pick our favorite this or that and sometimes it's tough to choose God dammit! :lol: :lol: So, in the spirit of trying to narrow down something we like from this band, list your top 3 lines from their catalog you find the most poignant/ interesting/inspiring.



The world is the world as love and life are deep.

Plus ce change, plus ce mem change.

We are secrets to each other, each one's life a novel no one else has read.



plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
I guess this would qualify for the "misheard lyrics" category. :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Liam » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:09 am

Misheard lyrics category....I got one from Clockwork Angels off the top of my head...

Actual lyric: Moved To Worship, we bow and close our eyes

Dumbass Liam initially hearing: Move to Russia, we bow and close our eyes.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby MCM » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:02 am

Favorites include,


Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

the spaces in between leave room for us to grow

folks are basically decent
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Postby Liam » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:25 am

"Horizon to horizon, memory written on the wind
Washed away like footprints in the rain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane"
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Postby Liam » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:33 am

"I wasn't walkin' with angels
I was talkin' to myself"
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Postby JRNYMAN » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:48 pm

"Now the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe and saw..." Love that line! :lol:
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Postby Liam » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:41 am

From Bravest Face...

"Though we might have precious little, It's still precious"

and...

"In the sweetest child there's a vicious streak
In the strongest man there's a child so weak"
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Postby Liam » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:46 am

This is now one of my all time favorite lines....from The Garden

"The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect, So hard to earn so easily burned"
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Postby verslibre » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:40 pm

Some are born to move the world –
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we'd like to be
"Heer's ta swimmen wid bowlegged wimmen!"
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Postby Liam » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:51 pm

And the next lyrics I was gonna quote....drum roll please...LOSING IT. Fucker. :wink: :lol:
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Postby JRNYMAN » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:23 pm

I didn't really take notice of them until Permanent Waves came out and of course Spirit of Radio got tons of airplay. The first time I heard it I was sort of captivated by the lengths at which Neil went to describe a DJ...
..."a companion unobtrusive, he plays that song that's so elusive and the magic music makes your morning mood."
MAN! So many things going on in that 1st verse alone! First, and this certainly has to be noted and respected, he not only used "unobtrusive" in a song, but he fucking found a way to rhyme with it! 8) :lol: :lol: And second, is how poignant it is. The statement it makes is so true and relevant. It's timeless. It doesn't matter if it's 1979 or 2013.
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Postby verslibre » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:47 pm

JRNYMAN wrote:I didn't really take notice of them until Permanent Waves came out and of course Spirit of Radio got tons of airplay. The first time I heard it I was sort of captivated by the lengths at which Neil went to describe a DJ...
..."a companion unobtrusive, he plays that song that's so elusive and the magic music makes your morning mood."
MAN! So many things going on in that 1st verse alone! First, and this certainly has to be noted and respected, he not only used "unobtrusive" in a song, but he fucking found a way to rhyme with it! 8) :lol: :lol: And second, is how poignant it is. The statement it makes is so true and relevant. It's timeless. It doesn't matter if it's 1979 or 2013.


In total agreement with the above, of course.

I always liked this rhyme from "Territories":

Better the pride that resides
In a citizen of the world
Than the pride that divides
When a colourful rag is unfurled


I tellz ya, those rappuz gotz nuthin' on Neil!! :lol:
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Postby verslibre » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:47 pm

Liam wrote:And the next lyrics I was gonna quote....drum roll please...LOSING IT. Fucker. :wink: :lol:


Yeah, yeah, yeah... :lol:
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Postby Liam » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:12 am

"Live for yourself. There's noone else more worth living for"
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Postby MartyMoffatt » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:11 pm

There are very few lyrics in the entire Rush catalogue that I dislike. However, among my favourite lyrics are:

Time stand still
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now.
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Postby Liam » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:27 am

"Different eyes see different things,
different hearts beat on different strings"
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Postby JRNYMAN » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:49 am

MartyMoffatt wrote:There are very few lyrics in the entire Rush catalogue that I dislike. However, among my favourite lyrics are:

Time stand still
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now.
So incredibly poignant sin't it? Especially with the passing of time happening ever more quickly the older we get. Hadn't even thought about this song as I was doing the lyric-rewind thing in my head for this thread. Good one, Marty! Have always admired your photography work through the years BTW... Great stuff and so, so well done! :)
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Postby MartyMoffatt » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:30 pm

JRNYMAN wrote: Have always admired your photography work through the years BTW... Great stuff and so, so well done! :)


Thank you, that's much appreciated. I'm really looking forward to the future with my photography. I've just upgraded to the very latest kit, including a camera whose low light capability is nothing short of stunning. It will be nice to not to have to work so hard just to get an exposure, and to be able to concentrate more on the art side of photography (eg composition etc).

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Postby Liam » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:13 am

"Wide-angle watcher
On life's ancient tales,
Steeped in the history of London"

The Camera Eye seemed to be a perfect fit for what you just said, Marty. :lol:
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Postby Liam » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:56 am

"You can never break the chain.
There is never love without pain"
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Postby Liam » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:50 am

"In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinkin' big"
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