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100 Song's Best Lines

1 All lies and jest, still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. - Simon and Garfunkel, The Boxer

2 All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars. - Rush, The Pass

3 All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. - The Beatles, All You Need Is Love

4 An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind. - John Cougar Mellencamp, Minutes To Memories

5 And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. - The Beatles, The End

6 Before you accuse me take a look at yourself. - Bo Diddley; Creedance Clearwater Revival; Eric Clapton, Before You Accuse Me

7 Bent out of shape from society's pliers, cares not to come up any higher, but rather get you down in the hole that he's in. - Bob Dylan, It's Alright, Ma

8 Different strokes for different folks, and so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby. - Sly and the Family Stone, Everyday People

9 Don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to. - Fleetwood Mac, Oh Well

10 Don't you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy, she'll beat you if she's able. You know, the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet. - The Eagles, Desperado

11 Even the genius asks questions. - 2 Pac, Me Against The World

12 Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. - Semisonic, Closing Time

13 Evil feeds off a source of apathy, weak in the mind, and of course you have to be. Less than a man, more like a thing, no knowledge you're nothing, knowledge is king. - Kool Moe Dee, Knowledge Is King

14 Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers, who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters, too. - John Mayer, Daughters

15 Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart. - Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

16 For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels, and not the words of one who kneels. - Paul Anka; Frank Sinatra; Elvis Presley; Sid Vicious, My Way

17 Freedom, well, that's just some people talking. Your prison is walking through this world all alone. - The Eagles, Desperado

18 Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. Nothing ain't nothing, but it's free. - Kris Kristofferson; Janis Joplin, Me And Bobby McGee

19 Get your head out of the mud, baby. Put flowers in the mud, baby. - U2, Zooropa

20 Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter. - Bob Dylan, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

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21 Hero not the handsome actor who plays a hero's role. Hero not the glamour girl who'd love to sell her soul. - Rush, Nobody's Hero

22 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? - Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul, and Mary, Blowin' In The Wind

23 I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it, we can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it, oh let's dig it. Can you dig it, baby? - Friends of Distinction, Grazing In The Grass

24 I don't need no money, fortune, or fame. I got all the riches baby, one man can claim. - The Temptations, My Girl

25 I got a lot to say, I got a lot to say, I got a lot to say. I can't remember now, I can't remember now, I can't remember now. - Ramones, Got A lot To Say

26 I said, baby, do you have no shame? She just looked at me, uncomprehendingly, like cows at a passing train. - Don Henley, If Dirt Were Dollars

27 I understand about indecision, but I don't care if I get behind. People living in competition, all I want is to have my peace of mind. - Boston, Peace Of Mind

28 I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth. - The Who, Substitute

29 I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. - Bob Dylan; The Byrds, My Back Pages

30 I'd rather be a hammer than a nail. - Simon and Garfunkel, El Condor Pasa

31 If we were blind and had no choice, would we hate each other by the tone of our voice? - Anthrax, Schism

32 If we weren't all crazy we would go insane. - Jimmy Buffett, Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

33 If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand. If there's a rock and roll heaven, well, you know they got a hell of a band. - The Righteous Brothers, Rock And Roll Heaven

34 If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. - Rush, Freewill

35 If you smile at me I will understand, cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language. - Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Jefferson Airplane, Wooden Ships

36 I'm not a number. Dammit, I'm a man. - Bob Seger, Feel Like A Number

37 I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. - Lee Greenwood, God Bless The USA

38 It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no Senator's son, son. It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one. - Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Son

39 It could be a spoonful of diamonds, could be a spoonful of gold. Just a little spoon of your precious love satisfies my soul. - Willie Dixon; Howlin' Wolf; Yardbirds, Spoonful

40 It seems to me, sorry seems to be the hardest word. - Elton John, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

41 It's been a hard day's night. - The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night

42 It's better to burn out, than to fade away. - Neil Young, My My, Hey Hey

43 It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. - REM, It's The End Of The World As We Know It

44 Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan, you don't need to be coy, Roy, just get yourself free. Hop on the bus, Gus, you don't need to discuss much, just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free. - Paul Simon, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

45 Love is a battlefield. - Pat Benatar, Love Is A Battlefield

46 Love when you can, cry when you have to, be who you must, that's a part of the plan. Await your arrival with simple survival, and one day we'll all understand. - Dan Fogelberg, Part Of The Plan

47 My uniform is leather and my power is my age. - KISS, Flaming Youth

48 No matter what you do, you'll never run away from you. - Paul Revere and the Raiders, Kicks

49 Nobody wants him, he just stares at the world. Planning his vengeance, that he will soon unfold. - Black Sabbath, Iron Man

50 Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on. - The Beatles, Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da

51 Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling apart. Nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart. - Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse Of The Heart

52 One victim lives in tragedy, another victim stops to stare, and still another walks on by pretending not to see. - Bob Seger, No Man's Land

53 Optimism is my best defense. - Rod Stewart, Baby Jane

54 Our early morning singing song, glibby glub gloopy, nibby nabby noopy, la la la lo lo. Sabba sibby sabba, nooby abba nabba, lee le lo lo. Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba naba. - Hair; Oliver, Good Morning Starshine

55 Rather die on our feet, than keep living on our knees. - James Brown, Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Part I)

56 Read about some squirrelly guy who claims that he just don't believe in fighting, and I wonder how long the rest of us can count on being free. - Merle Haggard, The Fighting Side Of Me

57 Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea. All we do, crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see, dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind. - Kansas, Dust In The Wind

58 Send me dead flowers to my wedding and I won't forget to put roses on your grave. - The Rolling Stones, Dead Flowers

59 Silence means security, silence means approval, watch a zenith on the TV. Tiger run around the tree, follow the leader, run and turn to butter. - REM, Begin The Beguine

60 Since my baby left me, I've found a new place to dwell, down at the end of Lonely Street at Heartbreak Hotel. - Elvis Presley, Heartbreak Hotel

61 So often in time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. - The Eagles, Already Gone

62 So tonight you better stop and rebuild all your ruins, because peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing. - Led Zeppelin, Immigrant Song

63 Some people never come clean, I think you know what I mean. You're walking a wire between pain and desire, and looking for love in-between. - The Eagles, Victim Of Love

64 Space ain't man's final frontier, man's final frontier is the soul. - Arrested Development, Man's Final Frontier

65 Take my hand, take my whole life too, but I can't help falling in love with you. - Elvis Presley, Can't Help Falling In Love

66 Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills, one man gathers what another man spills. - Grateful Dead, St. Stephen

67 The bubble headed bleach blonde comes on at five, she can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye. It's interesting when people die, gives us dirty laundry. - Don Henley, Dirty Laundry

68 The future is so bright that I have got to wear shades. - Timbuk 3, The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

69 The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath. - Led Zeppelin, The Battle Of Evermore

70 The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall, and with each passing day I feel a little more like something dear was lost. It rises now before me, a dark and silent barrier between all I am, and all I would ever want to be. - Kansas, The Wall

71 The preacher said, you know you always have the Lord by your side. And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I ran twenty red-lights in his name. - The Rolling Stones, Far Away Eyes

72 The swift don't win the race. It goes to the worthy, who can divide the word of truth. - Bob Dylan, I and I

73 The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls. - Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound Of Silence

74 Then one day you find, ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun. - Pink Floyd, Time

75 There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed. Some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain. - The Beatles, In My Life

76 There's an opera out on the turnpike, there's a ballet being fought out in the alley. - Bruce Springsteen, Jungleland

77 Thinking is the best way to travel. - The Moody Blues, The Best Way To Travel

78 Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees. - Eric Clapton, Tears In Heaven

79 War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate. - Marvin Gaye, What's Going On

80 We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school. - Bruce Springsteen, No Surrender

81 Well, you don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind. You don't pull on the mask of old Lone Ranger and you don't mess around with Jim. - Jim Croce, You Don't Mess Around With Jim

82 We're going to Surf City, gonna have some fun. Now, two girls for every boy. - Jan and Dean, Surf City

83 We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year. - Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here

84 What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there is just too little of. - Jackie Del Shannon; Dionne Warwick, What The World Needs Now Is Love

85 When I first saw you with your smile so tender, my heart was captured, my soul surrendered. - Elvis Presley, It's Now Or Never

86 When you call my name, I salivate like Pavlov's dog. - The Rolling Stones, Bitch

87 Where am I to go, now that I've gone too far? - Golden Earring, Twilight Zone

88 With my New York brim and my gold tooth displayed, nobody give me trouble cause they know I've got it made. - ZZ Top, I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide

89 You better start swimming or sink like a stone, cause the times they are a-changing. - Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin'

90 You bought a guitar to punish your Mom. - Pink Floyd, Welcome To The Machine

91 You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime you just might find, you get what you need. - The Rolling Stones, You Can't Always Get What You Want

92 You can't fight the tears that ain't coming, or the moment of truth in your lies. When everything seems like the movies, yeah, you bleed just to know you're alive. - Goo Goo Dolls, Iris

93 You don't have to be old to be wise. - Judas Priest, You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise

94 You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. - Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

95 You got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, and know when to run. - Kenny Rogers, The Gambler

96 You rise as high as your dominant aspiration, you descend to the level of your lowest concept of yourself. Free your mind and your ass will follow. - Funkadelic, Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts

97 You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain, too much love drives a man insane. You broke my will, but what a thrill. Goodness gracious, great balls of fire. - Jerry Lee Lewis, Great Balls Of Fire

98 You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better use of mind. - Jackson Browne, Say It Isn't True

99 You're dangerous cause your honest, you're dangerous cause you don't know what you want. - U2, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

100 You're living in your own private Idaho. - B-52s, Private Idaho

SIng-A-Long "It's the End of the World as We Know It"



jam961 on December 02, 2012:

This list needs some Peter Gabriel

ragsfan101 from *shhh* I'm not gunna tell!! on August 04, 2012:

My FAVE line of ALL TIME is

I follow my dreams! You'd think they were nightmares the way they screamed! I'll make em believe, whoo! Someday, Someday im gonna be the next big thing!

Its on RAGS! Starring MAX SCHNIEDER!!!!!

EzzaLuluFozza xx on October 03, 2011:

Baby you light up my world like nobody else xx

RIP Liam Harper I still love you babe xx on October 03, 2011:

tonight we are doing anything we want and want you i want you too come and take a ride ?

Ammillia Lily-Jane love's Liam Harper rest in peace angel :'( on October 03, 2011:

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't dee the whole staircase.

lyca p ruiz on September 17, 2011:

gosh.. its really good. i can now find some lines from those songs which can be my status :d

SixtiiesMan on September 14, 2011:

The desert is an ocean with its life underground

And a perfect disguise above.

(America: A Horse With No Name )

Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss.

(The Who: Won't get fooled again.)

...and was buried along with her name

(The Beatles : Eleanor Rigby)

We all live in a yellow submarine.

(you know that one!!)

She's often inclined to borrow

somebody's dreams 'til tomorrow

(Pink Floyd: See Emily Play )

We're the coming generation, we hold the future in our hands.

(geddit?)) (The Knickerbockers: The coming generation)

"I met him at the candy store, he turned around and smiled at me. You get the picture?"

--"Yes, we see."

(The Shangri-Las: Leader of the Pack)

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.

(The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever)

Julie on June 16, 2011:

Two of my favorites...

Your eyes have a mist from the smoke of a distant fire.

(Smoke From a Distant Fire)

There's some stars that fell from the sky livin up on the hill. (Please come to Boston)

Robert on May 21, 2011:

Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine.

gillian on May 14, 2011:

If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said

Then he's the hero of the day

It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile

Be yourself no matter what they say

Sting, Englishman in New York

Syracuse Pirate on May 12, 2011:

When I think back

On all the crap

I learned in high school

It's a wonder I can think at all

-Simon & Garfunkel - Kodachrome

Syracuse Pirate on May 12, 2011:

I've done a bit of smugglin'

I've run my share of grass

I made enough money to buy Miami

But I pissed it away so fast

Never meant to last ...

Never meant to last

Jimmy Buffett - A Pirate Looks At Forty

Bill K on April 20, 2011:

Its not having what you want, its wanting what you've got

-- Sheryl Crow, Soak up the Sun.

jenniferheart on February 05, 2011:

really great choice of lyrics!

George Stephens from Colorado on January 26, 2011:

Great hub! A few of my personal faves...

"When everything's coming up roses, the thorns still leave scars on my hands." - Metal Church

"God is sad and we don't blame Him." - Kory Clarke (Space Age Playboys / Dirty Rig)

"Plastic forks and spoons, no laces in my shoes. They all know what I tried to do outside the quiet room." - Alice Cooper

"When I pray 'have mercy', I will never ask for justice" - Atomic Opera

"My faults were letters carved in stone as meaningful to you as words written in water." - Megadeth

"I wasted my time till time wasted me." - Savatage

Lulu on January 10, 2011:

"You're going to catch a cold from the ice inside your soul." Jars of Hearts by Christina Perri

Ron on December 15, 2010:

I'd trade all my tomorrows for 1 single yesterday.

The women I've known I wouldn't let tie my shoes

She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went

Oh baby know what you're like? You're like my favorite underwear.

If I was a movie star...I sip honey from a pickle jar in the back of my limousine.

I wanna live,I wanna give. I've been a miner for a heart of gold.

Ed77burns on December 10, 2010:

Interesting hub.

Jeff on November 06, 2010:

i used to be a dreamer, but i realised that it's not my style at all

Thin Lizzy - Get out of here

lcxo on November 06, 2010:

cause i've got faith in us and i believe in you and me

anthony monacelli on October 27, 2010:

What about

"They say the one last shots a permanent vacation, and how high can you fly with broken wings. Lifes a journey not a destination, and I can't tell just what tomorrow brings... Aerosmith- Amazing


There's something wrong with the world today, this lightbulbs getting dim, there's meltdown in the sky.. if you can tell a wise man by the color of his skin, then mister your a better man than I... Aerosmith- Livin on the edge.

rachel on August 04, 2010:

how bout this one:

"ooh your kiss tasted so sweet. But i guess any kiss tastes sweet at fifteen."


Walkster from Lavergne,tn on June 05, 2010:

You had a lot of my favorites on your list! Don't know how you narrowed it down there's too many to choose from! Good Job!

Saint-212 on October 20, 2009:

Dearly beloved...we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.

Kurlz on September 03, 2009:

got some great songs, but here's another one...

do i really wanna see so clear, even though i know bad things might appear, tell me that its not a waste of time to write a rhyme a poetry to try to clear my mind...i was asked this question not too far back, did i ever think that i would be where im at, small child state of mind, knew i would plus the sound of the drums from the wind felt good

~ABK (Anybody Killa), 2 whom this may comcern

Marble Venus on February 04, 2009:

These were lovely!! Thank you for taking the time to track them down.

SandraBean from Canada on January 26, 2009:

Oh your hub so totally beats mine! LOL Great job!

imadork from St. Peters, MO on January 16, 2009:

Angels on the sideline, puzzled and amused. Why did Father give these humans free will? Now they're all confused. Don't these talking monkeys know that Eden has enough to go around? Plenty in this holy garden, silly old monkeys. Where there's one you're bound to divide it right in two

Right In Two by Tool

Kika Rose from Minnesota on October 05, 2008:

I love The Beatles. You should write a hub about the best Beatles lines! ^_^ That would so make my day and I would heart you forever! I have a couple of lines that I thought would be good for a 100 Song's Best Lines Vol. II, because you just HAVE to write a Vol. II! lol

"If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied, illuminate the No's on their Vacancy signs, if there's no one to guide you when your soul departs, then I will follow you into the dark." Death Cab for Cutie, I Will Follow You Into the Dark

"They don't have anyway of knowing that I have wings, and I can fly around the moon and far beyond the sky." Anthony Blair Hall, Alone in the Universe, Seussical the Musical OBC

"I almost had you... but I didn't even know it." Bowling for Soup, Almost

"It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes, and leap." Idina Menzel, Defying Gravity, Wicked OBC

"Well, I'll tell you, my friend, one day this world's going to end." Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Face Down

"As I go, remember all the simple things you know." All American Rejects, The Last Song

"And I was positive that unless I got myself together I would watch me fall apart." Relient K, Who I Am Hates Who I've Been

Feline Prophet on October 05, 2008:

Interesting! I rarely recall the lyrics of songs...much to the amazement of most of my friends...but there are some words that just have to register!

Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on September 15, 2008:

Fun hub, St.James. So many songs out there...

"Wake me up inside, call my name and save me from the dark. Bid my blood to run, before I come undone. Save me from the nothing I've become." -Evanescence, Bring Me Back to Life

starrkissed from Arizona on August 04, 2008:

I love these! Thanks for sharing!

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