What Are Your Favorite Song Lyrics?

What are your favorite song lyrics?

Kevin asked for everone's single favorie song lyric. I offered the first verse of Dylan's Visions of Johanna, but I can't leave it at that. In fact, I prefaced my entry by saying that I would be second guessing it for a week. I've decided to keep track of all of my second guesses here in hopes that I might be able to comfortably stop thinking about it. So, following is a list of what might be my favorite song lyrics. Please comment with your own favortes.

Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it
And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin' you to defy it
Lights flicker from the opposite loft
In this room the heat pipes just cough
The country music station plays soft
But there's nothing, really nothing to turn off
Just Louise and her lover so entwined
And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind

Visions of Johana
Bob Dylan

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me

Just Like Heaven
The Cure

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Spilling over the brim
Waves of regret, waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you'd wait till the end of the world.

Until the End of the World
U2

I could live without so much
I can die without a clue
Sun keeps risin' in the west
I keep on wakin' fully confused
I never seen no mountain
Never swam no sea
City got me drownin'
I guess it's up to me
I can't live without your touch
I can't live without your touch

Within Your Reach
The Replacements

Moves like a fist through the traffic
Anger and no one can heal it
Shoves a little bump into the momentum
It's just a little lump
But you feel it
In the creases and the shadows
With a rattling deep emotion
The cool, cool river
Sweeps the wild, white ocean

The Cool, Cool River
Paul Simon

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