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 (two years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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

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

or something like that

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

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

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

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

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

they had the best selection
they were poisoned with protection

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

West Virginia
Mountain Mama

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

it's gone too far
inside this car

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

even hitler had a girlfriend
so why can't I

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

beat me to it

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

It's hard to celebrate
With a headache

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

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

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

give me a week or two to
go absolutely cuckoo

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

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

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

The milk truck eased into my space
Somebody screamed somewhere

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

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

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

Widows face the future
Factories face the poor

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

belligerent ghouls
run manchester schools

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

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

― o. nate, Sunday, June 4, 2017 7:38 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Just opened the thread for the first time to post this very couplet. Well done.

Sir Isaac Gluten (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 June 2017 02:55 (two years ago) link

In high school I was a punching bag
When I got out I was a punching fag

fionnland, Monday, 12 June 2017 19:35 (two years ago) link

Holding up the trousers with extension cords

calstars, Monday, 12 June 2017 19:40 (two years ago) link

Net curtains blow slightly in the breeze.
Lemonade light filtering through the trees.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Monday, 12 June 2017 20:04 (two years ago) link

I'm gonna hold your face and toast the snow that fell
Because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell

flappy bird, Friday, 16 June 2017 05:17 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I ain't no goddamn son of a bitch
You'd better think about it baby

Treeship, Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:43 (two years ago) link

Not even the best misfits couplet but i woke up thinking about it

Treeship, Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:44 (two years ago) link

Also it doesnt rhyme

Treeship, Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:46 (two years ago) link

Well now I'm gonna be twenty two
I say my my and a boo hoo

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:56 (two years ago) link

There must be a dozen of them in "Every Picture Tells a Story." I'll go with "She took me up on deck and bit my neck/Oh, people I was glad I found her."

clemenza, Sunday, 30 July 2017 12:31 (two years ago) link

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground

flappy bird, Sunday, 30 July 2017 22:42 (two 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 (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Possibly otm

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Sunday, 30 July 2017 23:46 (two years ago) link

So Jesus went to Heaven and he went there awful quick
All them people killed him and he wasn't even sick

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Sunday, 30 July 2017 23:49 (two years ago) link

My love for you is like a truck, berserker
Would you like some making fuck, berserker

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Monday, 31 July 2017 14:40 (two years ago) link

Hahahahaha Fuck yeah

flappy bird, Monday, 31 July 2017 14:55 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

this week dragged past me so slowly
the days fell on their knees

flappy bird, Sunday, 26 November 2017 00:05 (two years ago) link

If we sleep together
Will you like me better?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 26 November 2017 00:15 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

I’m a human fly and I don’t know why
I got 96 tears in 96 eyes

don't make me wait (with Shaggy) (voodoo chili), Saturday, 21 April 2018 20:10 (one year ago) link

lip balm on watery clay
relationships hey hey hey

geoffreyess, Sunday, 22 April 2018 16:37 (one year ago) link

^^ I never knew (or bothered to look up) what that first line was!

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 22 April 2018 16:47 (one year ago) link

Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 22 April 2018 16:51 (one year ago) link

You were pumping iron
as I was pumping irony

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 April 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

It's me and you now and you're not on my side
A night for planets, planes and souls to collide

ghood ghravie (unregistered), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:34 (one year ago) link

Sometimes a heart can break and make its own relief
The way a cold dark night invites the fire thief

ghood ghravie (unregistered), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:38 (one year ago) link

Alright, I'll be the one to rep for:

When I am king you will be first against the wall
With your opinion which is of no consequence at all

pomenitul, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:40 (one year ago) link

you were just like me, you were one big bruise
in the game of life we were playing to lose

the dutiful and the banned (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 16:06 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

So I'm drinking Irn Bru
and I'm thinking of you

Clam up, seal dick (fionnland), Sunday, 18 November 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

and i've been making promises i know i'll never keep
one of these day i'm gonna leave you in your sleep

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 18 November 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

hey, wait
I've got a new complaint

bernard snowy, Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

the street's wet
you can tell by the sound of the cars

linee, Friday, 23 November 2018 07:39 (one year ago) link

Second verse / same as the first

.... I think this is it

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 23 November 2018 07:43 (one year ago) link

Sittin' and starin' out of the hotel window, got a tip that they're gonna kick the door in again
I'd like to get some sleep before I travel, but if you got a warrant, I guess you're gonna come in

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 2 December 2018 20:46 (one year ago) link

Don't you know about the new fashion, honey?
All you need are looks and a whole lot of money.

Chequers Plays Pop (snoball), Sunday, 2 December 2018 20:49 (one year ago) link

Living in a post-apocalyptic world morbid and horrid -- the secrets of the past they hoarded -- now we just boarded on a futuristic spacecraft
No mistakes, black -- it's our music we must take back

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 2 December 2018 20:58 (one year ago) link

I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry

rip van wanko, Sunday, 2 December 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

So wait right here and I will hurry
I'll be back in the time it takes to break a heart

fajita seas, Monday, 3 December 2018 00:58 (one year ago) link

Touch my body, and move in time
Now I now you're mine

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Monday, 3 December 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

I've gotta find a way to loosen up, I'm wound tighter than a magnet's coil
The longer I try to keep my mouth shut, the sooner little brain is gonna boil

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 3 December 2018 01:42 (one year ago) link

When she speaks the flag unfurls and the heavens split in half
When she launches her attack in her opening paragraph

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:02 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

You say you mean well, you don't know what you mean
Fucking oughta stay the hell away from things you know nothing about

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:08 (three months ago) link

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said "Son, if it was up to me."

or

The wintertime is coming, the windows are filled with frost
I went to tell everybody but I could not get across

Lily Dale, Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:41 (three months ago) link

Now wipe that look from your face
the world is that which is the case

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:45 (three months ago) link

A sparkled shiny diner is a home for wayward minor

calstars, Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:05 (three months ago) link

Now wipe that look from your face
the world is that which is the case

― Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:45 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

"chump change" is such a good lyric

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:09 (three months ago) link

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said "Son, if it was up to me."

Fat man sitting on a little stool
Takes the money from my hand, while his eyes take a walk all over you

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:13 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

It looks a lot like engine oil, and tastes like being poor and small
And Popsicles in summer.

How will you know when you've found me at last?
Cause I'll be the one be the one be the one, with my heart in my lap.

God, Neko.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Sunday, 15 September 2019 09:42 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

You were so strange
You didn't have the decency to change the sheets

FODMAP of the reef (morrisp), Monday, 25 November 2019 06:45 (two weeks ago) link

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world

Lily Dale, Monday, 25 November 2019 17:42 (two weeks ago) link

Drink couvoissier from a shell
San Francisco show and tell

calstars, Monday, 25 November 2019 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

it's kirschwasser, not courvoissier

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 25 November 2019 21:40 (two weeks ago) link


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