Post by "Hollywood" Cactus Matt on Dec 29, 2011 12:17:18 GMT -5
I know they're on most people's list(s) of "hated" bands, but Train's Drops of Jupiter has a line that gets me almost every time. (and granted, it's not a single line, but a verse, but yeah...)
"Tell me, did you sail across the sun Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights are faded And that Heaven is over-rated Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star One without a permanent scar And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there..."
Post by salsashark on Dec 29, 2011 13:01:18 GMT -5
I've got a bunch that make me sad. More verses than just lines, but still:
"Given the chance/I'd stay in this chorus forever,/Where everything ugly in this world/Is sadly beautiful/In our desperate memories." That's from Against Me!'s "I Still Love You, Julie."
"If this GM van don't make it across the state line, we might as well lay down and die/Because if Florida takes us, we're taking everyone down with us/Where we're coming from will be the death of us." That's also Against Me!, from "We Laugh At Danger (and Break All the Rules)." My love for Against Me! came at a crucial point in my musical and emotional development so there is something so bittersweet about lyrics like those.
Most of Jawbreaker's discography really bums me out, too, but in a way I love.
A bunch of random things do numbers on me, too. They don't make me cry every time or anything, but there's something really sad about them: -"This Magic Moment" -"Don't Stop Believin'" -"The Last Dance" by The Raveonettes -The opening part of "Freebird"
Post by texaswhopper on Dec 29, 2011 15:55:04 GMT -5
The entirety of August in Bethany.
Brett Detar wrote a song that just became the "breakup" song in my area. From Hempfield, to North Huntingdon, to back to Latrobe, to Greensburgh. Many a person probably cried their eye pits out in a pillow to August in Bethany.
Death Cab For Cutie - "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"
I'll just go with the chorus though the entire song is really bittersweet and never fails to make me tear up a bit when I hear it.
"If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied. Illuminate the "No"s on their vacancy signs. If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks. Then I'll follow you into the dark."
From the same album, Soul Meets Body:
I do believe it's true, that there are roads left in both of our shoes But if the silence takes you then I hope it takes me too So brown-eyes I'll hold you near, cause you're the only song I want to hear A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
From The Dismemberment Plan's Time Bomb:
Well I, I am a time bomb, and I only live in that one moment in which you die It's not right It's not what I wanted then, but you know and I know there's no going back
The Arkells - I'm Not The Sun "So don't let me be your guiding light, 'cause I'll get you lost in the dark." - To me, this is the modern epitome of being 'good' but never being 'good enough.'
Cat Stevens - Miles From Nowhere "Lord my body has been a good friend, but I won't need it when I reach the end." - This is one of my Dad's favourite songs. I remember listening to it on vinyl with him when I was young. This is a song that I would like played at my funeral.
Death Cab - What Sarah Said "Love is watching someone die." - I don't know if anyone will ever know this pain, until they see someone who has been infallible their entire life, now reduced to a shell of themselves in a hospital bed, awaiting death.
I've got a lot more, but I'm eager to check out other people's choices.
Post by marvelocity on Dec 31, 2011 0:20:05 GMT -5
Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown
"I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old man Id sit on his lap in that big old buick and steer as we drove through town Hed tousle my hair and say son take a good look around This is your hometown"
I lost my dad a few months ago to cancer, and this line just brings memories of me as a kid and my dad taking me to different places, teaching me about everything he knew about our city.
Post by Ginger Beer Man on Dec 31, 2011 10:38:51 GMT -5
"Mama, now I'm coming home I'm not all you wished of me But a mother's love for her son Unspoken, help me be Oh Yeah I took your love for granted And all the things you said to me I need your arms to welcome me But a cold stone's all I see..."