I don’t want to be the person that constantly quotes song lyrics on Facebook or Twitter but I really love lyrics. I get incredibly excited about cleverly used words & phrases, and sometimes I hear a one liner so good that it is truly difficult NOT to share even though I know that what is poignant and relevant to me may just seem like a cry for attention or help to others. So, most of the time, I abstain. However, what is the purpose of having a blog if not to do what I want, even if what I want to do is shamelessly quote well written songs? So, without further ado, here are a few lines from songs right now that I love (in no particular order.) I’m even including the youtube videos because I know you want to listen to these songs.
1. Gotye & Kimbra, Somebody that I Used to Know: “You can be addicted to a certain kind of sadness.”
2. Fun, We Are Young: “Tonight, we are young.” (says so much in one 4 word statement)
3. Florence & The Machine, Shake it Out: “Every demon wants his pound of flesh.”
4. The Airborne Toxic Event, “All I Ever Wanted”: “And all I can think is that it must be some kind of rebellion to arm your fears like soldiers and slay them.” (I could probably find a beautiful quote from every Airborne song because they are pure poetry, but I’ll just use this one.)
5. Jack’s Mannequin, There, There Katie: “This world can be ugly, but isn’t it beautiful?”
6. Noah & The Whale, Wild Thing: “The boredom stirs a rage inside her soul.” And further on “Everyone has questions, but no one wants to know how far the anger in someone can really make them go.”
7. Mat Kearney, Straight Away: “Everyone wants to hear their story told.”
8. Death Cab for Cutie, Someday You Will be Loved: “I know your heart belongs to someone you’ve yet to meet.
9. The Decemberists, Don’t Carry it All: “Raise a glass to turnings of the season.” And also “You must bear your neighbor’s burden within reason, and your labors will be borne when all is done.”
10. Something Corporate, Konstantine: “The present is just a pleasant interruption to the past.”
So there you have it. 10 songs with amazing lyrics. And that’s not even the tip of my favorite lyric iceberg, but I don’t want this to be excruciatingly long so I’m stopping. Feel free to share your own.