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LAST LINES

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 🎼💜

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Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today

Tiny Dancer, Elton John

Just a perfect song in every way,

from the lyrics and the writing,

from start to finish 🎼💜

 

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"Never Forget" - Judas Priest - 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApFyTdpRv5M 

 

As we relive the best times of our lives
You were there for us and stood right by our sides
Yes we know that all good things come to an end
This is just farewell and not goodbye my friends
And we thank you for it all
We will never forget

 

 

Beautiful ballad and wonderful words to read/hear today (and any day).

 

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Wild horses, couldn’t drag me away

Wild, Wild horses

We’ll ride them someday

Wild Horses, Stones

Pensive heaviness in the lyrics about

a love affair gone wrong 🎼💜

 

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"What's Beautiful" - Everlife

 

Lately I've been fighting with that girl in the mirror
Who decides what's beautiful
We are all so different, not one is the same
Now it's time that we can all decide
What's beautiful

 

-- Body image. The shame is what "society" makes us believe is beautiful. Has become tragic for some (emotionally and physically).

 

My favorite line in the song is: 

    Learning how to truly love who I was made to be

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onq4KpdZhdQ 

 

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"Walk on the Ocean" - Toad the Wet Sprocket (91)

 

We don't even have pictures
Just memories to hold
That grow sweeter each season
As we slowly grow old

 

To me, it means things you do in life can stay in your memories. You don't need photos to treasure those things as the years go by. Actually, that is what it says. 🐱

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12bM1CqHoBY 

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Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you

Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out

Helping you out….

Ironic, Alanis Morissette 

Truer words were never said….

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I’m free, I’m free(I’m free)

Things are only as important as I

want them to be

We’ll have a breath of sunshine

When the rain goes away (Sunshine)

I pray (Sunshine) I pray, I pray

I’m free, Jon Secada

A song full of optimism and taking

another chance. 

A breath of sunshine indeed 🎼💜

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Maggie, I wished I’d never seen your face

I’ll get on back home one of these days

Ooh, ooh, ooh

Maggie May, Rod Stewart

This guy knows he should be gone by now

but he just can’t bring himself to go. I love

this classic song, one of his best 🎼💜

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Sing with me, sing for the year

Sing for the laughter and sing for the tear

Sing with me, it’s just for today

Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Dream On - Aerosmith

 

I think someone listed the opening lines, so here are the closing lines to this remarkable song composed by a teenaged Steven Tyler, long before there was Aerosmith. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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This was one of those songs I liked to sing along.

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Laughin’ laughin’ with our friends

Holdin’ hands meant so much, baby

Outside the club Cherry Bomb

Our hearts were really pumpin’

Say yeah yeah yeah

Say yeah yeah yeah

Cherry Bomb, John Cougar Mellencamp

A nostalgic song that reflects on his teenage

years hanging out at a teen club. It reminds

me of the simplicity of my teenage years,

which took years for me to figure out 🎼💜

 

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From a town known as Oyster Bay, Long Island
Rode a boy with a six-pack in his hand
And his daring life of crime
Made him a legend in his time
East and west of the Rio Grande

 

Ballad of Billy the Kid-Billy Joel

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Nobody told me there’d be days like these

Strange days indeed 

Most peculiar Mama, roll

Nobody told me, John Lennon

Cleverly worded song about the

mystery of life 🎼💜

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 "Why Me? Why Not" - Liam Gallagher  2019 (was a member of Oasis)

- He had bought John Lennon's self-portrait drawing called "Why Me?", at an art exhibit. Yoko gave him the other one of the set, "Why Not?" a few years later.

To me it is about don't let others dictate how you feel about yourself or your circumstances.


"Stand your ground and defy
Anyone that tries to tell you you ain't beautiful
When you get so down, you could cry
Count the love you got
Fill your heart with why me? Why not?"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFxvgW4CRCY  

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Kathy's Song, by Simon & Garfunkel: There but for the grace of you go I.

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All we are saying is give peace a chance 

Give peace a chance, John Lennon

Sage advice from 1969 that I wish would

work in the world we live in today 🎼💜

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And here, she's acting happy
Inside her handsome home
And me, I'm flying in my taxi
Taking tips and getting stoned

I go flying so high, when I'm stoned

 

Taxi-Harry Chapin 

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How can I be lost

If I’ve got nowhere to go?

Search for seas of gold

How come it’s got so cold?

How can I be lost

In remembrance I relive?

So how can I blame you

When it’s me I can’t forgive?

 

Unforgiven III  -  Metallica


He comes to the conclusion that he has been living in the past and blaming everyone else for his problems, but realizes that he alone is responsible. “I can’t forgive myself.”  James Hetfield said that this is his favorite of the trilogy. 

Hat trick! 🏒🥅

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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What is my life without your love?

Tell me, who am I without you by my side?

Oh, tell me, what is my life without your love?

What is life, George Harrison

This sweet song was originally written for

Billy Preston. So glad he kept it for himself

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What I’ve felt, what I’ve known

Turn the pages, turn the stone

 Behind the door, should I open it for you?

(So I dub thee unforgiven)

 

Oh, what I’ve felt

Oh, what I’ve known 

I take this key (never free)

And I bury it (never me) in you 

Because you’re unforgiven too

(never free, never me)

‘Cause you’re unforgiven too


Unforgiven II -
Metallica

 

Musically, moving, and lyrically, chilling, it is the heaviest of the three. The lyrics leave a lot of room for interpretation, but basically, it’s about a relationship in which they can’t forgive each other. It is my favorite of the three. 


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"At this Moment" - Billy Vera and the Beaters

 

"What do you think I would give at this moment
If you'd stay I'd subtract twenty years from my life
I'd fall down on my knees
Kiss the ground that you walk on
If I could just hold you again"

 

 

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He’s a real nowhere man

Sitting in his nowhere land

Making all his nowhere plans for nobody 

Nowhere Man, Fab 4️⃣

There are multiple stories of the true

meaning of this song. I know it is John

at his best, describing a feeling that all

of us can relate to at one time or another

 

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Never free, never me

So I dub thee unforgiven

 

Unforgiven - Metallica 


The first of the Unforgiven trilogy is largely autobiographical for James Hetfield based on experiences from his childhood and the death of his mother.This one represents “I can’t forgive them.”

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Are you reelin’ in the years?

Stowin’ away the time

Are you gatherin’ up the tears?

Have you had enough of mine 

Reelin’ in the years, Steely Dan

A sardonic kiss-off to a girlfriend 

Have always loved the clever lyrics 🎼💜

 

 

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"Thirteen" - Big Star (72) -  About blooming teenage love

 

(First paragraph talks about trying to meet up)


(This is the middle paragraph. Apparently dad isn't too thrilled with this wanna-be boyfriend)


"Won't you tell your dad, "get off my back"
Tell him what we said 'bout "Paint It Black"
Rock 'n Roll is here to stay
Come inside where it's okay
And I'll shake you, ooh ooh ooh"


(Last paragraph asks her if she wants to make a go of it despite dad's opinion, but he will respect decision if no)

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Come on darling put a pretty dress on

We’re gonna go out tonight

And dance, dance, dance

Dance, dance, dance

Dance, dance, dance

All night long

Dance, dance, dance, Steve Miller Band

Always loved this sweet, fun song about a

young man trying to get his girl to go out

dancing. Ah good times 🎼💜

 

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Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

And it all comes down to you 

I still see your bright eyes, bright eyes

And it all comes down to you 

Gypsy, Fleetwood Mac

This song has multiple meanings but these

lines allude to how love comes once or

maybe twice in a lifetime 🎼💜

 

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"Rocks in the Ocean" - Al Stewart

Beautiful song about taking for granted a love you are given, then losing it and regretting it.

 

He still listens out for her foot on the stair
As he looks for her down through the years
And the friends that he had have all left one by one
For their words weren't reaching his ears
He chooses instead now to wander alone
To a song that only he hears

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TYwdNjsx_s 

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Light of the world, shine on me

Love is the answer

Shine on us all, set us free

Love is the answer

Love is the answer, England Dan&John

Ford Coley

This beautiful, pure, spiritual song about love 

from 1979 still holds true today 🎼💜

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