Music & Lyrics

I love this movie and it has inspired a post from me. This post is all about my favorite lyrics from songs because as Gwen can attest to, I do listen to the lyrics and I make everyone else in the car with me do the same until I’m absolutely sure they find it as funny or poignant as I do. I think I may throw in a few favorite lines from poems as well.

To quote Hannibal Smith, had he been an English professor, perhaps, rather than leader of “The A-Team”: I love it when words come together!


Figuring out you and me is like doing a Love Autopsy;
They could operate all day long and never figure out what when wrong.
– “Love Autopsy”, Music & Lyrics Soundtrack

[A bird] stood on rocky shores and kept the beaches shipwreck free
Though I respect that a lot
I’d be fired if that were my job
After killing Jason off and countless screaming Argonauts
– “Birdhouse In My Soul”, They Might Be Giants

The art of losing’s not too hard to master
. . .
practice losing farther, losing faster
. . .
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster
. . .
The art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.
– “One Art”, Elizabeth Bishop (a poem)

But if he ever breaks your heart
If the teardrops ever start
I’ll be there before the next teardrop falls
– “Before The Next Teardrop Falls”, Fredie Fender

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
. . .
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake
. . .
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.
– “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Robert Frost (a poem)

Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure whats deep inside,
frightened of this thing that I’ve become
– “Africa”, Toto

I was living in the past,
but somehow you’ve brought me back
And I haven’t felt like this since before Frankie said relax
. . .
You’ve given me a reason, to take another chance
Now I need you, despite the fact, that you’ve killed all my plants
– “Don’t write me off just yet”, Music & Lyrics Soundtrack


OK, this post was sooooo much fun to write because I got to listen to all these great songs. I may have to make this, like, a regular feature or something!

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