The Complicator Vol. 7 – Favorite Lyrics

Hello all,

When it comes to song lyrics, there is a lot to discuss. I have some plans for future posts on the subject, but first, as a kind of warm-up for the later questions, I’m wondering what peoples’ favorite lyrics are. I have many, but here are a few that stand out:

From Downtown Train by Tom Waits:

“The downtown trains are full with all those Brooklyn girls. They try so hard to break out of their little worlds, but you wave your hand and they scatter like crows. They have nothing that will ever capture your heart. Theyr’e just thorns without the rose…”

And from Houses in Motion by Talking Heads:

“For a long time I felt without style or grace, wearing shoes with no socks in cold weather…”

I’d like to know peoples’ reasons, either intellectual or emotional, for remembering and loving the lyrics they do. Very curious…

Tom Waits

Talking Heads


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