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Old 05-02-2005, 07:38 PM   #26
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Ah, this will drive us nuts! Please add the song that the quote is from.

Turning back the pages to the times that I love best.
I wonder if she'll ever do the same.
Now the thing that I call living is just being satisfied
with knowing I got no one left to blame
Carefree Highway.

Edited because Sir John is right, I did not finish.

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Old 05-02-2005, 07:38 PM   #27
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Ah, this will drive us nuts! Please add the song that the quote is from.

Turning back the pages to the times that I love best.
I wonder if she'll ever do the same.
Now the thing that I call living is just being satisfied
with knowing I got no one left to blame
Carefree Highway.

Edited because Sir John is right, I did not finish.

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Old 05-02-2005, 08:02 PM   #28
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Having heard Never Too Close several times in California and Nevada recently these two lines (I am not sure if they qualify as a "couplet" which I read is "A verse unit consisting of two rhymed lines in iambic pentameter" whatever that means when it is at home!!
Anyway the following lyrics have as Smokey wrote and the Beatles sang
"really got a hold on me"
i just love the sound these words make:-
especially the second line
"And so we cried but that is alright
We meant no one no harm "
and Listening to "Triangle" brought back the pleasure of trying to visualise this couplet
"A tuna fish turned to a mermaid in bed and said
"There goes another sandbar""
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:02 PM   #29
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Having heard Never Too Close several times in California and Nevada recently these two lines (I am not sure if they qualify as a "couplet" which I read is "A verse unit consisting of two rhymed lines in iambic pentameter" whatever that means when it is at home!!
Anyway the following lyrics have as Smokey wrote and the Beatles sang
"really got a hold on me"
i just love the sound these words make:-
especially the second line
"And so we cried but that is alright
We meant no one no harm "
and Listening to "Triangle" brought back the pleasure of trying to visualise this couplet
"A tuna fish turned to a mermaid in bed and said
"There goes another sandbar""
John Fowles
thinks I am going to compile a collection of my favo(u)rite lines (even one liners) to use in future as my signature
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:08 PM   #30
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Quote:
Originally posted by brink:
Ah, this will drive us nuts! Please add the song that the quote is from.

Turning back the pages to the times that I love best.
Carefree Highway.
Well... not allright
I do not think Deb that that qualifies as a couplet with iambic parameters or anything else as it sure looks like a singlet/one liner to my old eyes (perhaps I am too tall??)
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Now I get another go!!!
Is this a quadruplet??? Apologies if it is!!
"Then I remembered everything I've learned about survival
Having walked with fools and kings, I've even read the bible
There I came upon some lines giving me direction
Gather not your gold on earth, it will not pass inspection"
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:08 PM   #31
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Quote:
Originally posted by brink:
Ah, this will drive us nuts! Please add the song that the quote is from.

Turning back the pages to the times that I love best.
Carefree Highway.
Well... not allright
I do not think Deb that that qualifies as a couplet with iambic parameters or anything else as it sure looks like a singlet/one liner to my old eyes (perhaps I am too tall??)
John Fowles
Now I get another go!!!
Is this a quadruplet??? Apologies if it is!!
"Then I remembered everything I've learned about survival
Having walked with fools and kings, I've even read the bible
There I came upon some lines giving me direction
Gather not your gold on earth, it will not pass inspection"
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:18 PM   #32
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Now I get another go!!!
[/QB][/QUOTE]and another "Apology"
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"The rustle of her hair upon his skin
I made a grab at anything, the earth was gone and I was on a vicious circle then"
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:18 PM   #33
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Now I get another go!!!
[/QB][/QUOTE]and another "Apology"
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"The rustle of her hair upon his skin
I made a grab at anything, the earth was gone and I was on a vicious circle then"
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:27 PM   #34
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Your coat of green will protect her
Her wings will grow your love will too
But all too soon your mighty branches
Will cease to hold her she'll fly from you

The Way I Feel....
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:27 PM   #35
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Your coat of green will protect her
Her wings will grow your love will too
But all too soon your mighty branches
Will cease to hold her she'll fly from you

The Way I Feel....
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:32 PM   #36
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"I'm sailing down a summer wind,
I've got whiskers on my chin
and I like the mood I'm in..."

Oh, to be on a small boat on fresh or salt water, with your hand on the tiller and the sun and spray in your face. Now, that's better'n sex....or at least rarer and longer-lasting.
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:32 PM   #37
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"I'm sailing down a summer wind,
I've got whiskers on my chin
and I like the mood I'm in..."

Oh, to be on a small boat on fresh or salt water, with your hand on the tiller and the sun and spray in your face. Now, that's better'n sex....or at least rarer and longer-lasting.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:27 PM   #38
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Hi Rez,
How about:
"I was stone cold sober that day last October
When you reached across the table and put
your hand upon my shoulder"
To me the bleak mood in that song is reflected in those lines; listen to it....I think you'll see what I mean.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:27 PM   #39
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Hi Rez,
How about:
"I was stone cold sober that day last October
When you reached across the table and put
your hand upon my shoulder"
To me the bleak mood in that song is reflected in those lines; listen to it....I think you'll see what I mean.
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Old 05-03-2005, 01:43 AM   #40
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"Triangle, triangle,
Oh see my ship dangle"
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:53 PM   #41
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There are so many it makes my head spin. But I'll agree with ClosetCanadian's choice from "On The High Seas":

"I don't want to own the key to some ghostly mansion where souls are set free..."

Absolutely haunting. (and that goes for the melody.)
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:50 AM   #42
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rebecca:
"Triangle, triangle,
Oh see my ship dangle"
Rebecca! Behave yourself! :D
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:13 PM   #43
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"Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours"
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:20 PM   #44
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There are so many -
I come to this garden, I come here to rest,
Early each day upon risin'
I think of my lost love, from over the sea,
And sometimes I've wondered, if she thinks of me.

Oh heck, the whole darn song!

But the creatures of evil, have captured her heart
And that same old obsession, still keeps us apart.

Brings out the true pain of a long distance relationship and not necessarily in miles!

Thanks for starting this one Rex.
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:20 PM   #45
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There are so many -
I come to this garden, I come here to rest,
Early each day upon risin'
I think of my lost love, from over the sea,
And sometimes I've wondered, if she thinks of me.

Oh heck, the whole darn song!

But the creatures of evil, have captured her heart
And that same old obsession, still keeps us apart.

Brings out the true pain of a long distance relationship and not necessarily in miles!

Thanks for starting this one Rex.
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Old 05-06-2005, 08:26 AM   #46
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That young men should not die"
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Old 05-06-2005, 08:28 AM   #47
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Wherefore and Why

Then all at once it came to me, I saw the wherefore
And you can see it if you try
It's in the sun above, it's in the one you love
You'll never know the reason why

some things just can't be explained....
we just have to believe...

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Old 05-06-2005, 08:28 AM   #48
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Wherefore and Why

Then all at once it came to me, I saw the wherefore
And you can see it if you try
It's in the sun above, it's in the one you love
You'll never know the reason why

some things just can't be explained....
we just have to believe...

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Old 05-07-2005, 08:32 AM   #49
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This has always been a favorite.

"All I'm after is the sun and the summer nights
By the seashore, don't want no more neon lights
Just the sand and the sky as the hours roll by ..."

As I get closer to retirement I find these words floating around in my head. )
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Old 05-07-2005, 12:14 PM   #50
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The last time she kissed my cheek
Her lips were like the wilted leaves
Upon the autumn covered hills
Resting on the frozen ground
The seeds of love lie cold and still
Beneath a battered marking stone
It lies forgotten

<sigh> XXXO Monica
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