best "rock" (or whatever) couplet ever

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besides

With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that've just begun

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 3 June 2017 19:31 (six years ago) link

But I just had to look,
Having read the book.

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:19 (six years ago) link

like the phoenix coming back from the ashes
I know what's good but I know what trash is

geoffreyess, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:29 (six years ago) link

heavy downbeat of one and the show began
london calling strike up the contraband

geoffreyess, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:30 (six years ago) link

There are people in boats in the middle of the sea
Crying like Jews
Do you like tennis?

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:34 (six years ago) link

Live is short so love the one you got
Cause you might get run over or you might get shot

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:36 (six years ago) link

It's a serious thing
When you mess with the wrong king

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:40 (six years ago) link

Yeah I'll give you cab fare home
You can even use my best cologne
Just don't be here in the morning when I wake up

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:41 (six years ago) link

I used to let the mic smoke
Now I pick it up and slam it to make sure it's broke

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:42 (six years ago) link

or something like that

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:42 (six years ago) link

Postpunk xman parked his forklift
Like a billion stars flickering from the grinders wheel

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:42 (six years ago) link

I think we need more post-coital and less post-rock
Feels like the build-up takes forever, but you never touch my cock

devvvine, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:44 (six years ago) link

Music loud , women warm
Been kicked around since I was born

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:44 (six years ago) link

the drums march along at the clip of an IV drip
like sparks from a muffler dragged down the strip, uh huh

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 3 June 2017 20:53 (six years ago) link

She'll come back as fire and burn all the liars
Leave a blanket of ash on the ground

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:03 (six years ago) link

You know I'd pay a lot to cry to try to understand
A flower's still a flower crushed to dust inside my hand

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:07 (six years ago) link

oh help me mrs medleycott i don't know what to do
i've only got three bullets and there's four of mötley crüe

imago, Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:07 (six years ago) link

they had the best selection
they were poisoned with protection

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:11 (six years ago) link

But with the sea at your feet and the phony false alarm,
And with the child of a hoodlum wrapped up in your arms

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:22 (six years ago) link

West Virginia
Mountain Mama

flopson, Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:24 (six years ago) link

it's gone too far
inside this car

JoeStork, Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:38 (six years ago) link

even hitler had a girlfriend
so why can't I

sarahell, Saturday, 3 June 2017 21:56 (six years ago) link

son im 30
i only went with your mother cos shes dirty

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 3 June 2017 22:00 (six years ago) link

beat me to it

JoeStork, Saturday, 3 June 2017 22:05 (six years ago) link

I saw you there, just standing there
And I thought I was only dreaming, yeah..

Mark G, Saturday, 3 June 2017 22:06 (six years ago) link

It's hard to celebrate
With a headache

brimstead, Saturday, 3 June 2017 22:27 (six years ago) link

Oh, oh I said, "I'm so happy I could die"
She said, "Drop dead, " then left with another guy

Or maybe:

'Cause you know you're the one and that that hasn't changed
Since you were nineteen and still in school waiting on a light
On the corner by sound exchange

Or maybe:

Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em
That I got no cerebellum

Or maybe:

I was twenty one years when I wrote this song
I'm twenty two now, but I won't be for long

Or maybe:

I don't like you, I just hate you
I'm gonna kick your ass, oh yeah! oh yeah!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 3 June 2017 22:54 (six years ago) link

you put me on a pedestal
i put you on the pill

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:32 (six years ago) link

give me a week or two to
go absolutely cuckoo

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:33 (six years ago) link

I've travelled round the world
I've seen so many things - why am I talking to you?

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:43 (six years ago) link

did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?
well Dallas is a jewel, oh yeah, Dallas is a beautiful sight

geoffreyess, Sunday, 4 June 2017 00:04 (six years ago) link

i have been around the world
looking for that woman / girl

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 4 June 2017 00:05 (six years ago) link

it's kinda funny how bad these read. rock couplets r the ultimate 'guess you had to be there'

flopson, Sunday, 4 June 2017 00:07 (six years ago) link

i probably didn't even say that right
and i really don't give a damn

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 4 June 2017 00:14 (six years ago) link

but if you study the logistics and heuristics of the mystics you will find that their minds rarely move in a line
so it's much more realistic to abandon such ballistics and resign to be trapped on a leaf in the vine

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 4 June 2017 00:20 (six years ago) link

mother, i've tried, please believe me: i'm doing the best that i can
i'm ashamed of the things i've been put through; i'm ashamed of the person i am

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 4 June 2017 00:39 (six years ago) link

ain't no particular sign i'm more compatible with
i just want your extra time and your X X X kiss

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 4 June 2017 01:11 (six years ago) link

The milk truck eased into my space
Somebody screamed somewhere

cwkiii, Sunday, 4 June 2017 01:42 (six years ago) link

With these vulgar factions of the treble clef
I wish you luck with a capital F

kajagoogoo's kazooist (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 4 June 2017 01:50 (six years ago) link

Something
Something

AMANDA

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 4 June 2017 02:10 (six years ago) link

Everybody rappin like it's a commercial
Actin like life is a big commercial

calstars, Sunday, 4 June 2017 03:05 (six years ago) link

Post punk x man parked his forklift
Like a billion stars flickering from the grinders wheel

calstars, Sunday, 4 June 2017 03:07 (six years ago) link

i don't mind choppin wood
and i don't care if the money's no good

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Sunday, 4 June 2017 03:30 (six years ago) link

Widows face the future
Factories face the poor

flappy bird, Sunday, 4 June 2017 04:17 (six years ago) link

I feel like love is in the kitchen with a culinary eye
Think he's making something special and I'm smart enough to try

flappy bird, Sunday, 4 June 2017 04:36 (six years ago) link

belligerent ghouls
run manchester schools

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 4 June 2017 04:53 (six years ago) link

I've been high and I've been low
And I don't know where to go

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Sunday, 4 June 2017 05:28 (six years ago) link

I was walking around the flower show like a leper coming down with some kind of nervous hysteria
When I saw you standing there, green eyes, black hairu p against the pink and purple wisteria

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Sunday, 4 June 2017 05:30 (six years ago) link

I'll make it sweet but short
When I pull out your life support

flappy bird, Sunday, 4 June 2017 05:46 (six years ago) link

She hit town a rose in bloom
Smell the sweet, sweet perfume
The color faded and the petals died
Down in the city no one cried
And in the streets the garbage lies
Protected by a million flies
With roaches so big they got bones
They moved in and made themselves at home
I say nice boys, don't play rock 'n' roll
Nice boys, don't play rock 'n' roll
I'm not a nice boy!

Zachary Taylor, Sunday, 4 June 2017 07:10 (six years ago) link

golden slumbers fill your eyes
smiles await you when your rise

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 7 June 2023 06:39 (ten months ago) link

Tobacco's a help because it clears the mind
But like all your friends it is vilified

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 7 June 2023 13:28 (ten months ago) link

And you pointed your headlamp toward the horizon
We were the one thing in the galaxy God didn't have his eyes on

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 11 June 2023 19:05 (ten months ago) link

I won't slave for beggar's pay, likewise gold and jewels
But I would slave to learn the way to sink your ship of fools

J. Sam, Sunday, 11 June 2023 21:08 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

she’s slowly turning/mouth gently burning
(Wire - Too Late)

Paul, Tuesday, 11 July 2023 15:34 (nine months ago) link

every little baby knows just what i mean
living in division in the shifting sands

hold me tight

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 13 July 2023 00:56 (nine months ago) link

three months pass...

when they split those atoms
it's hotter than the sun
blood is a special substance
they gonna pray for that man

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 13 October 2023 04:03 (six months ago) link

Did you never call? I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away

giraffe, Friday, 13 October 2023 06:29 (six months ago) link

if you turn me on to central heating
then you give me such a brutal beating

(starbuck - a fool in line)

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 13 October 2023 13:43 (six months ago) link

people are strange when you're a stranger
faces look ugly when you're alone

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 17 October 2023 11:23 (five months ago) link

There are problems in these times
and WOOOO! none o’them are mine!

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 17 October 2023 11:41 (five months ago) link

The best things in life are free
But you can keep them for the birds and bees

just give me money...

Lee626, Tuesday, 17 October 2023 12:42 (five months ago) link

Pulling into economy island
King Shit and the Golden Boys
Many more where we come from
Top of the bottom
Don't stop now, don't stop now

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 19 October 2023 23:58 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

it's not worth it, you just don't try
you're so perfect, you just get by

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 November 2023 00:15 (five months ago) link

celebrate the loss of one and all all all, and separate the torso from the spine
burger bender bouncing like a ball ball ball, so burger bender bargain blender shine

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 19 November 2023 00:41 (four months ago) link

I am the autumn in the scarlet
I am the make-up on your eyes

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 19 November 2023 09:41 (four months ago) link

yep

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 19 November 2023 23:25 (four months ago) link

I met her at the Burger King
We fell in love by the soda machine

spastic heritage, Sunday, 19 November 2023 23:28 (four months ago) link

I'm curious, if I went through this thread, how many of these couplets I would recognize. I wouldn't be surprised if a huge hunk were from songs I loved and I just never noticed!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 November 2023 01:57 (four months ago) link

Same

Shifty Henry’s Swing Club (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 November 2023 02:12 (four months ago) link

that Ramones one is absolutely all-time

not the one who's tryin' to dub your anime (Doctor Casino), Monday, 20 November 2023 02:16 (four months ago) link

Yeah, that one I knew.

Shifty Henry’s Swing Club (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 November 2023 02:19 (four months ago) link

I fact I remember thinking about it in the 80s whilst sitting in the Burger on Northern Boulevard, the one close to Douglaston.

Shifty Henry’s Swing Club (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 November 2023 02:21 (four months ago) link

no bookcase can rescue a man
only a letter of sorry can

brimstead, Monday, 20 November 2023 17:18 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i bought fake jordans
they weren't even shoes

kissinger on my list (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 December 2023 17:41 (four months ago) link

he fantasized an equipage
a two-horse carriage garage

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 6 December 2023 19:07 (four months ago) link

Do you take sugar?
One lump or two?

This field is required (morrisp), Saturday, 9 December 2023 17:49 (four months ago) link

otm voodoo chili

in the same vein:

deleted scene of lightning mcqueen
blacked out at full speed

tremolo, Sunday, 10 December 2023 18:34 (four months ago) link

tobacco they grow in peking
in the year of the locust you'll see a sad thing

tremolo, Sunday, 10 December 2023 18:35 (four months ago) link

you can never be strong!!!!!
you can only be free!!!!!

tremolo, Sunday, 10 December 2023 18:36 (four months ago) link

average MCs is like a TV blooper
MF DOOM, he's like DB Cooper

tremolo, Sunday, 10 December 2023 18:37 (four months ago) link

^^^ pops into my head often

not the one who's tryin' to dub your anime (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 10 December 2023 18:41 (four months ago) link

honestly doom never really misses as far as i care... but that line in particular stands out to me because it is so fucking funny

tremolo, Sunday, 10 December 2023 18:43 (four months ago) link

Once built a steamboat in a meadow
Because I'd forgotten how to sail.

I would prefer not to. (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 December 2023 20:01 (three months ago) link

the stockings are hung, but who cares
preserved for those no longer there

Formica Jordan (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 December 2023 20:05 (three months ago) link

Still there's a light I hold before me
You're the measure of my dreams

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 14 December 2023 20:13 (three months ago) link

he is the king of children
singing like a boiler, 'tomorrow is on its way'

tremolo, Friday, 15 December 2023 09:50 (three months ago) link

Maybe I should just change my style
But I feel alright when you smile

dan selzer, Friday, 15 December 2023 14:36 (three months ago) link

Counting the cost in money only
Strikes me as funny don’t you know

Mule, Tuesday, 19 December 2023 12:56 (three months ago) link

Holidays and salad days
And days of moldy mayonnaise

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 19 December 2023 15:04 (three months ago) link

(A bit of a cheat)

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 19 December 2023 15:08 (three months ago) link

wait awhile eternity
old mother nature's got nothin on me

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 21 December 2023 18:43 (three months ago) link

so many amazing lines in that song. I think my favorite couplet is the last one:

It's Christmas in prison, there'll be music tonight.
I'll prob'ly get homesick. I love you. Goodnight.

Lily Dale, Thursday, 21 December 2023 18:51 (three months ago) link

yeah beautiful. he can deploy a word rhyming with itself like no other (not being sarcastic).

i also deeply love the image of

The search light in the big yard swings round with the gun
And spotlights the snowflakes like the dust in the sun

and the chess game... they're all great

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 21 December 2023 19:00 (three months ago) link

The searchlight might be my favorite image in any song. just so instantly evocative and so beautiful.

Lily Dale, Thursday, 21 December 2023 19:04 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

And if you survive 'til 2005, i hope you're exceedingly thin
For if you are stout you will have to breathe out while the people around you breathe in

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 30 January 2024 20:50 (two months ago) link

Many things on my mind
Words in the way

clemenza, Monday, 12 February 2024 16:14 (two months ago) link

and that ain't no joke
you can disappear in smoke

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 18 February 2024 16:14 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

it's like we're at a Ponzi scam-inar:
-there's no escaping without a door prize
-they're operating at significant loss

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 13 March 2024 18:58 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Oh, I never should have said the books that you read
Were all I loved you for

rendered nugatory (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 April 2024 04:17 (four days ago) link


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