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Coolest lines in rock history

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Unibomber, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Unibomber

    Unibomber Member

    A buddy who plays local clubs around Uni's hometown was telling him how when he does "Roadhouse Blues," there is one line that he never gets to sing alone because no matter where he is the crowd joins in ...

    "Woke up this mornin' and I got my-self a beer"

    I told him I was not surprised because that is one of the all-time coolest lines in rock and roll history. Which got me wondering and forced me to start this thread. What other lines are classics in terms of coolness?
  2. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    not necessarily cool, per se, but the last song on elliott smith's first posthumous album (and the only one to feature material worked upon when he offed himself) had this solid one:

    sun's rising on a choppy glare
    rain dropping acid bought up in the air
    a distorted reality is now a necessity
    to be free

    it's so disappointing
    first i'll put it all down to luck
    god knows why my
    country don't give a f@$#

    pretty good kiss-off-before-i-leave-this-mortal-coil.

    my pops was always fond of she blew my nose and / then she blew my mind.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    You raise up your head
    And you ask, "Is this where it is?"
    And somebody points to you and says
    "It's his"
    And you say, "What's mine?"
    And somebody else says, "Where what is?"
    And you say, "Oh my God
    Am I here all alone?"
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member


    A lot people don't have much food on their tables,
    But they got a lot of forks and knives, and they gotta cut something.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste.

    I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
  6. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman I had ever seen.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    This should be a great thread, but a line is not 15-20 words. It's short and sweet.

    I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight
    In an everlasting kiss

    And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

    You didn't count on me
    When you were counting on your rosary
  8. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    i love rock lyrics. seriously. we're barely into this thing and it's already claaaaassic.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Tramps like us, baby we were born to run.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief.

    Come on over, baby, there's a whole lotta shakin' goin on.

    Have ya heard the news? There's good rockin' tonight.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    What's the Boz Scaggs line in Georgia?
    Baby, your daddy was high the night he dreamed up you.

    I think that's right.

    I'm Bad to the Bone is pretty cool, too.
  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    "you ain't a beauty but hey you're alright
    and that's alright with me."

    "is a dream a lie if it don't come true
    or is it something worse."

    i could go on and on. right, estreetjoe?

    oh, and also, from jackson browne:

    "do people ask you how you're doing
    because that's easier than lettin' on how little they could care?"
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The ones snorted off a groupie's breasts backstage at a DLR-era Van Halen show.
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