A few weeks ago, Red shared a few of his “worst lyrics” opinions. Since there is not a lot of baseball going on, although NESN has been showing some 2007 classics, I’m going to throw out a few of what I think are some of the best lyrics. Being the “old man” of Surviving Grady, I’m sure to get some ridicule. But screw it, here goes.
Don Henley is a poet who just happens to be a great musician as well, so he puts his words to music. Lots to choose from, but my favorite is from “The Last Resort” on the Hotel California album. Yeah, I just said “album.”
“We satisfy our endless needs
and justify our bloody deeds,
in the name of destiny
and the name of God”
My man, The Boss, also has his share of gems. My favorite is from “Jungleland” and whenever I hear it, I think of so many summers just hanging out and having a few beers.
“Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a dodge
Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain”
A close second, for very different reasons, is from “Lonesome Day“
“Little revenge and this too shall pass”
Carlos Santana, long before he started doing duets with every pop star on the charts, was a star with just his own band. “Winning” has a great line:
“I had a dream
but it turned to dust
And what I thought was love
That must have been lust”
Bob Seger is another of my favorites. Too hard to pick a single line. When I was a senior in high school, we got to vote for our “prom song.” This was on the list and got my vote, but John Lennon’s death put “Imagine” over the top.
No list of mine would be complete without Jackson Browne. Everyone knows this song, and how true is this line?
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too
Come on SG, what have you got?