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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 🎼💜
”A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
As if to hide a lonely tear
My life will be forever autumn
‘Cause you’re not here”
Forever Autumn, Moody Blues
Anyone who’s ever lost a loved one knows
the pain, which never really leaves. This
song with its haunting lyrics sung by the
incredible Justin Hayward is one of my
favs of theirs 🎼💜
“You’ve had to struggle, you’ve had
To keep understanding and compassion
You could be laughing at me, you’ve got
But you go on smiling so clear and
Fountain of sorrow, Jackson Browne
Song was supposedly about his brief
relationship with Joni Mitchell. The
heartbreak mixed with optimism is
palpable. The whole album is amazing.
Another one I played to death 🎼💜
Every time I see you face it reminds me of the places we used to go
But all I’ve got is a photograph and I realize you’re not coming back anymore
Photograph - Ringo
Happy Birthday to Ringo, (he’s the greatest!)
Peace and Love! ✌️❤️
"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
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