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We’ve done First Notes and Opening Lines so
it’s time to do Last Lines. What are your most
memorable last lines of your fav songs? If
you’re so inclined, tell us why also 🎼💜
“And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make”
The End, Fab 4️⃣
The final lines from this song from the incredible Abbey Road Medley have always resonated
to me in the deepest way. To me they represent
equality, purity, love and religion all wrapped up in one. This stands as one of the best last lines ever, imo 🎼💜
"But I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired
I know right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be"
"Unwell" - Matchbox Twenty (these lines are the chorus)
About how we can feel like we are going crazy, being depressed, having anxiety, feeling strange with things that are going on and the hope/knowledge that things are going to get better.
”Everything’s stuck together
And I don’t know what you expect
Staring into the TV set
Fightin’ fire with fire, ah”
Burning down the house, Talking Heads
Always wondered what this song was about.
David Byrne claims it’s a metaphor for
destroying something safe that has you
entrapped. Either way the lyrics are amazing.
I was obsessed with the video for months
If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow
Anthem - Deep Purple
This is about a love lost. It isn’t clear but she may have died, as he seems to long for even her ghost to appear momentarily. Written by Rod Evans and Jon Lord, with a Ritchie Blackmore supplied guitar solo, it is a magnificent piece of Purples’ unique brand of 60’s progressive rock. 💜
”The questions of a thousand dreams
What you do and what you see
Lover, can you talk to me?”
Carry on, C,S&N
This song always reminded me of those
lost loves but also it is full of hope for
the future. They are such clever lyricists
and have beautiful harmonies as well.
I literally played this song every single
day after buying the album 🎼💜
"It's your world now
Use well the time
Be part of something good
Leave something good behind
The curtain falls
I take my bow
That's how it's meant to be
It's your world now"
"It's Your World Now" - Eagles (2007 album - Long Road out of Eden)
Glen Frey and Jack Tempchin wrote the song. It's about looking back on your life and handing it to the next generation. The Eagles posted the lyrics to this song with the announcement of Glen's passing 2016.
"Now there is this song I wrote
I hope you learned it note for note like good little children
Don't worry be happy
Listen to a what I say in your life expect some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry be happy be happy now"
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
...a bit long winded, but posted nonetheless.
This song recalls memories of Grampa.
First generation natural born U.S. Citizen. Earned a Degree in Mechanical Engineering by taking correspondence courses while serving in the Army Corps of Engineers. Remained active in the Army Reserves after accepting a unversity professorship. Built the house he and Gramma settled in, with his own hands. Built a Duplex next door with his own hands and rented to Grad Students. Built a vacation cottage with his own hands in Pass Christian Miss. at the mouth of the Bay St. Louis. Always had a remarkable ability to evaluate available, verifiable, empirical data and apply it to a practical preparedness plan. He furnished the cottage with salvaged appliances and furniture that he restored himself. The Cottage survived hurricane Camille (needed roof repair and a good cleaning). Even the barbeque grill made of two hinged, cast iron sinks attached to a welded metal, two wheeled cart survived the hurricane.
He was not the overtly jovial type, but a friend or loved one frustrated by the fickle hardships of life would get an encouraging, "Lache pas la patate ma cher" and practical help finding a way forward.
”He played “Fire on the mountain”
run boys, run
The devil’s in the House of the rising sun
The chicken in a bread pan, pickin’ out dough
Granny will your dog bite? No child no”
The devil went down to Georgia
Charlie Daniels Band
A family fav song with such clever lyrics
and nods to a few classic songs 🎼💜
Before he can see the sky?
And how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer is blowin' in the wind"
”South city midnight lady
I’m much obliged indeed
You sure have saved this man
whose soul was in need
I thought there was no reason
For all these things I do
But the smile that I sent out
Yeah, returned with you”
South City Midnight Lady, Doobie Brothers
Doobies music has always been feel good
music to me. This song in particular has a
great message and is one of my favs 🎼💜
"Parents fighting with their children And the Congress can't agree
Teachers and their students Are all jousting constantly
Management and labor Keep rattling old sabers
Quacking like those Peabody ducks
Math sucks (Quack, quack) Math sucks (Quack, quack)
You don't even have to spell it, all you have to do is yell it
Math sucks (Math sucks) Math sucks (Math sucks)
Sometimes I think that I don't know that much
But math sucks!"
....and then the outtro leaves no doubt about theme of the song.
Math Sucks - Jimmy Buffet
Tip-toes in silence `round my bed
and quiets the raindrops overhead.
With her everlasting smile
She stills my fever for a while.
Oh, nursie dear,
I'm glad you're here
to brush away my pain.
~Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
A short soft sweet song.... for the ending of the "Living In The Past" album (1972)
Although written by Joni Mitchell, her April 1970 version.... the B-side to her single "Big Yellow Taxi" & from her album "Ladies of the Canyon"....came out 1 month after CSNY’s March 1970 Déjà Vu album.
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into
Above our nation
When the final line is over
And it’s certain that the curtain’s gonna fall
I can hide within your sweet, sweet love forevermore
The Story In Your Eyes - Moody Blues
“Wrong, do it again
If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any
How can you have any pudding if you don’t
eat yer meat?
You! Yes, you behind the bike sheds, stand still
Another brick in the wall, Pink Floyd
I won’t pretend to understand the lyrics
to this song but the last lines are just
about the most clever I’ve ever heard 🎼💜
”But if you ask for a rise, it’s no surprise
That they’re giving none away”
Money, Pink Floyd
The above are the official last lines, however
There is an outro of “aways” by David Gilmour
and then a long spoken fadeaway Outro that literally could of been a conversation in a bar. In true Pink Floyd fashion, they always set the bar at the highest
level of creativity. Another reason why I love
them and this song 🎼💜
They call it paradise
I don’t know why
You call someplace paradise
Kiss it goodbye
The Last Resort - Eagles
Isn’t that the truth! My favorite Eagles / Don Henley song.
"Sorry, we're so sorry
Don't be sorry
Man has known
And now he's blown it
Upside down and hell's the only sound
We did an aweful job
And now we're just a little too late"
Nobody's Fault - Aerosmith
A diamond in the rough from the Rocks album. The whole song is timelessly insightful...like it was written by a history professor or something.
So much love to make up everywhere you turn
Love we have wasted on the way
So much water running underneath the bridge
Let the water come and carry us away
Let the water come and carry us away
Wasted On The Way - CSN
Written by Graham Nash, it was about how much time they wasted trying to get back together and finally record their third and final album.
At some level, this song speaks to everyone about time wasted that we will never get back.
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