best "rock" (or whatever) couplet ever

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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



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

So let us not talk about the past
The descending voices when we dare
To fall in each other's arms
There is nothing to say about history

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 16 January 2021 00:10 (two years ago) link

A sparkled shiny diner
Is a home fir wayward maga

calstars, Saturday, 16 January 2021 00:13 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

She tried to hit me with a mop,
And I can't stand it anymore.

BrianB, Friday, 16 April 2021 12:37 (two years ago) link


It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 April 2021 12:43 (two years ago) link

look it up in the bookmobile
look it up in the gun rack

brimstead, Friday, 16 April 2021 20:45 (two years ago) link

god's up in heaven or not there at all
and down on the ground ain't too far to fall

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Friday, 16 April 2021 23:33 (two years ago) link

I’ll never know
I’ll never know

calstars, Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:42 (two years ago) link

rock rock til you drop
rock rock never stop

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:10 (two years ago) link

you opened my mail apart at the seams
Now you know I live beyond my means

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:13 (two years ago) link

Yes, my world's tumbling down, stone by stone to the ground
Please take out the garbage

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:35 (two years ago) link

No more dragging this wormy anus ‘round on shag piles from Persia to Thrace
I've severed my reeking gonads, fed them to your shrunken face

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Saturday, 17 April 2021 18:03 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

I'll see you around
every hollow has its favorite sound

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Thursday, 1 July 2021 21:25 (one year ago) link

Oohoohoohoohoohoohoohooh I’m a robot man
Oohoohoohoohoohoohoo I’m a loser

brimstead, Thursday, 1 July 2021 21:45 (one year ago) link

sir kenneth clark
sir kenneth clark

bulb after bulb, Thursday, 1 July 2021 22:04 (one year ago) link

And the white man sold quaaludes to the monkeys
And they all died high up in the tree

xzanfar, Thursday, 1 July 2021 22:21 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

some hills are never seen
the universe is expanding

brimstead, Thursday, 7 October 2021 23:57 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Or is it in his face? – Oh no, it's just his charm
In his warm embrace? – Oh no, that's just his arm

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Thursday, 12 May 2022 22:09 (one year ago) link

^Good one!

Don't Renege On (Our Dub) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 May 2022 00:50 (one year ago) link

Try to imagine another planet
Another sun
Where I don't look like me
And everything I do matters

Hideous Lump, Friday, 13 May 2022 01:22 (one year ago) link

And the white man sold quaaludes to the monkeys
And they all died high up in the trees

xzanfar, Friday, 13 May 2022 01:23 (one year ago) link

the charm/arm couplet has always impressed me. i recently got a girl-group comp that has that on it and I'd been struck again by its brilliance just this week!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 13 May 2022 03:03 (one year ago) link

Every thousand years
This metal sphere
Ten times the size of Jupiter
Floats just a few yards past the Earth
You climb on your roof
And take a swipe at it
With a single feather
Hit it once every thousand years
'Til you've worn it down
To the size of a pea
Yeah, I'd say that's a long time
But it's only half a blink
In the place you're gonna be

ArchCarrier, Friday, 13 May 2022 09:22 (one year ago) link

The tenderest girl
I get lost in the trees
And I pass like the breeze
'Cause I'm nothing you've haven't done before

Mule, Friday, 13 May 2022 10:01 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal
If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel

Bunheads Pilot Enthusiast (morrisp), Monday, 20 June 2022 02:28 (eleven months ago) link

there's a thin line between what you do and what you should
every time i cross it i just feel insanely good

JoeStork, Monday, 20 June 2022 03:39 (eleven months ago) link

Sometimes you really dig a girl the moment you kiss her
And then you get distracted by her older sister

Bunheads Pilot Enthusiast (morrisp), Monday, 20 June 2022 04:30 (eleven months ago) link

If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal
If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel

― Bunheads Pilot Enthusiast (morrisp), Monday, June 20, 2022 2:28 AM (eleven hours ago)

Heard on WFMU this AM!!

Attached by piercing jewelry (bernard snowy), Monday, 20 June 2022 13:37 (eleven months ago) link

‘tis (almost) the season!

Bunheads Pilot Enthusiast (morrisp), Monday, 20 June 2022 13:56 (eleven months ago) link

Toss-up for me between these two.

And I need you more than want you
and I want you for all time

But I'm as priceless as a brass ring
That's losing the heat from your hand

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 20 June 2022 16:48 (eleven months ago) link

ten months pass...

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip, he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride

budo jeru, Thursday, 27 April 2023 19:20 (one month ago) link

Beautiful Delilah, bathing in the sun
Audience of seventeen and noticed not a one
Local Casanova, who wouldn't be outdone
Let her steal his heart away, and break it just for fun

got it in the blood, the kid's a pelican (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 27 April 2023 19:28 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

I didn't change my number
I only changed who I reply to

Unidentified rogue Jedi (morrisp), Wednesday, 17 May 2023 22:31 (three weeks ago) link

Everything goes when you're dead
Everything empties from what was in your head

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 May 2023 22:36 (three weeks ago) link

I've got six things on my mind
you're no longer one of them

henry s, Wednesday, 17 May 2023 22:40 (three weeks ago) link

I think I'm in love
Probably just hungry
I think I'm your friend
Probably just lonely
I think you got me in a spin now
Probably just turning
I think I'm a fool for you, babe
Probably just learning
I think I can rock and roll
Probably just twisting
I think I wanna tell the world
Probably ain't listening

I think I can fly
Probably just falling
I think I'm the life and soul
Probably just snorting
I think I can hit the mark
Probably just aiming
I think my name is on your lips
Probably complaining
I think I have caught it bad
Probably contagious
I think that I'm a winner, baby
Probably Las Vegas

I think I'm alive
Probably just breathing
I think you stole my heart now, baby
Probably just thieving
I think I'm on fire
Probably just smoking
I think that you're my dream girl
Probably just dreaming
I think I'm the best, babe, come on
Probably like all the rest
I think that I could be your man
Oh, probably just think you can

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 17 May 2023 23:40 (three weeks ago) link

i'll use you
and i'll confuse you
and then i'll lose you
still, you won't suspect me

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 19 May 2023 01:42 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

I've been in this here town for a week
At least I've ended up with a freak

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 3 June 2023 02:25 (five days ago) link

You’re really good
At making people feel good
Not because the way you dress
I think it’s in your genes
I know I wish I was

Stars of the Lidl (Chinaski), Sunday, 4 June 2023 19:23 (four days ago) link

There is no season when you are grown
You are always risen from the seeds you've sown

ꙮ (map), Sunday, 4 June 2023 20:54 (four days ago) link

You are somebody that I don't know
But you're taking shots at me like it's Patrón
And I'm just like "Damn, it's 7:00 a.m."

brimstead, Sunday, 4 June 2023 21:38 (four days ago) link

It has often been my dream
To live with one who wasn't there

Xgau Murder Spa (nikola), Monday, 5 June 2023 01:55 (three days ago) link

All my friends are junkies
but that's not really true

Lily Dale, Monday, 5 June 2023 05:14 (three days ago) link

Some of these memories you can learn to live with
And some of them you can't

o. nate, Monday, 5 June 2023 20:00 (three days ago) link

If you can't be with the one you love
Love the one you're with

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Monday, 5 June 2023 20:08 (three days ago) link

And if you don't love the one that you're with
Why don't you just wait for the one that you love?

Maggot Bairn (Tom D.), Monday, 5 June 2023 20:28 (three days ago) link

The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Monday, 5 June 2023 20:40 (three days ago) link

Somebody got lucky
But it was an accident

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Monday, 5 June 2023 21:31 (three days ago) link

I got thirteen hours to burn
And I'm going to stay up all night

Mule, Wednesday, 7 June 2023 06:25 (yesterday) link

golden slumbers fill your eyes
smiles await you when your rise

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

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