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Peach Master

Pretty slow around here.  The Poncho and lefty post made me think about one of my favorite lines from a song.  "his horse was fast as polished steel".  What a great line!  Thought is would be to cool to hear some other folks favorites.


I'll add:


BB King "I gave you 7 children, and now you want to give them back!"

Jason Isbell "Ain't gonna hit the town, this town can hit itself"

and of course Greg "the roads goes on forever"



Topic starter Posted : November 29, 2021 12:56 pm
Peach Extraordianire

Dickey " Lord you know what makes me high...when you turn your love my way". 

Mick and Keith " She blew my nose then she blew my mind". 

Gregg " If I ever see that woman coming down the street I'm gonna stand back and move away slow".

Dickey " Tell that other man there with you that sweet daddy is on his way". 

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Posted : November 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Peach Master

"I may not have the answer, but I believe I've got a plan." Jackson Browne Redneck Friend

Posted : November 29, 2021 10:11 pm
Peach Extraordianire

Edythe Wright. " There's frost on the moon and snow on the ground. But with you around there is spring in my heart"

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Posted : November 30, 2021 5:59 am
Peach Extraordianire

Lynyrd Skynyrd " I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern band don't need him around anyhow". 

Pale Rider starring Clint was on TV last night. Carrie Snodgrass has a part and she moved in with Neil Young back in the day and she had a baby. Neil finally left and moved on so Carrie took him to court and won $10,000 dollars a month child support plus Neil had to buy her and the child a $300,000 house. 

Clint with his reputation with women may have maintained just a professional relationship this time. Clint also directed. 

Posted : November 30, 2021 6:00 am
World Class Peach

Tons, not sure where to start.

Alot of it has to do with the vocal delivery

The whole song Mean Street by VH.


Judas Priest Electric Eye-the whole song

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath , The best part is at the end of the verse when Ozzy yells it out.

Nobody will ever let you know
When you ask the reasons why
They just tell you that you're on your own
Fill your head all full of lies
You bastards
Bob Dylan-  Floater(To Much To Ask)
From the boat I fish for bullheads
I catch a lot, sometimes too many
Probably need to listen to the whole song to get the gist of it. Chris Whitley Wild Country.
Soon I am gonna loose these rags and run
Returning to the wild where I'm from
AC/DC- For Those About To Rock
We're just a battery for hire with a guitar fire
Ready and aimed at you
Pick up your balls and load up your cannon
For a twenty-one gun salute
Gods Gonna Cut You Down
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down


Led Zeppelin -In The Light

And if you feel that you can't go on
In the light you will find the road


Gregg Allman-These Days

Please don't confront me with my failure
I'm aware of them


David Rawlings- Method Acting

So T-Bone, please keep the tape rolling
Gil, keep strumming that guitar
We need a record of our failures
We must document our love

Everyone has a plan, till you get punched in the face,

Posted : November 30, 2021 8:34 am
Peach Pro

Longing to tell you, but afraid and shy

I let my golden chances pass me by

If I loved You, Carosel, Rodgers and Hammerstein

Posted : November 30, 2021 10:36 am
World Class Peach

And then one night in the lobby of The Commodore Hotel I chanced to meet a bartender who said he knew her well



I can't believe I let that mere woman make me out a fool

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." Dean Wormer

Posted : November 30, 2021 3:16 pm
Peach Extraordianire

The BB King lyrics above are among my favorite. So is the last verse of Dixie Chicken

Bob, Buckets of Rain

Life is sad
Life is a bust
All ya can do is do what you must
You do what you must do and ya do it well


Phish Them from the Bottom

So toss away stuff you don't need in the end
But keep what's important and know who's your friend


Robert Hunter / GD, Brokedown Palac

Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell


Jorma / Airplane, 3rd Week in the Chelsea

Well now what is going to happen now is anybody's guess
If I can't spend my time with love I guess I need a rest
Time is getting late now and the sun is getting low
My body's getting tired of carryin' another's load
And sunshine's waiting for me a little further down the road



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Posted : November 30, 2021 3:24 pm
Peach Pro

Wish I didn't know now what I didn't then

-B. Seger


I must admit I felt a little uneasy when she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe



All the people we used to know,they're an illusion to me now



It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe



You can see the stars,but still not see the light



Down we go on a water slide that's made up of the tears I've cried

-G. Potter


I'm a pretty good cook,I'm sitting on my groceries

Come up to my kitchen,I'll show you my best recipes





Posted : November 30, 2021 7:54 pm
Peach Bud

No reason to get excited
The thief, he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke

Someday, everything's gonna be different
When I paint my masterpiece.

Posted : December 1, 2021 6:23 am
Peach Pro


"Please don't confront me with my failure / I'm aware of them" isn't that by Jackson Browne not Gregg?

A few lines I like:

"I ain't good looking, baby / But I'm somewhat sweet and kind" After Blind Willie McTell

"If your thing is gone / And you wanna ride on / Cocaine" by JJ Cale

"Shall I tell you about my life / They say I'm a man of the world" Peter Green

Too many Dylan lines to quote.

Posted : December 1, 2021 8:00 am
Extreme Peach

" someday soon we'll reach the end and we'll all be singing and we'll all be friends - Back where it all begins"

Posted : December 1, 2021 9:10 am
Peach Extraordianire

Lennon and McCartney. " He's got feet down below his knees" 

Gregg: "Every other Christmas I practice good behavior".

Elmore: " My baby caught that train and gone. I must have did somebody wrong". 

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Posted : December 1, 2021 10:15 am
Peach Extraordianire

Sympathy for the Devil- Jagger/ Richards

I think the whole song is brilliant but several passages really struck home for me

I am not religious but thought this was a great snippet of the lyrics

And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

These lyrics always get me thinking

I shouted out
Who killed the Kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me

Posted : December 1, 2021 11:47 am
Peach Extraordianire
Posted by: @bill_graham

Sympathy for the Devil- Jagger/ Richards


These lyrics always get me thinking

I shouted out
Who killed the Kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me


It's interesting that Mick cut that verse out of performances the last several years

Posted : December 1, 2021 12:31 pm
Peach Bud

John Prine has loads of them. A few faves:

from Spanish Pipedream:

Well, I sat there at the table
And I acted real naive
For I knew that topless lady
Had something up her sleeve


from Mexican Home:

The cuckoo clock has died of shock
And the windows feel no pane
The air's as still
As the throttle on a funeral train


from When I get to Heaven:

And I always will remember these words my daddy said
He said, " Buddy, when you're dead, you're a dead pecker-head"
I hope to prove him wrong


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Someday, everything's gonna be different
When I paint my masterpiece.

Posted : December 1, 2021 12:34 pm
Extreme Peach

"Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I canot feel and love to me is so unreal." By Sabbath

"Who's the one that makes you happy? Or maybe, who's the one always on your mind? And who is your reason you're living' for? Who's the reason for your smile?" By Tesla


Posted : December 1, 2021 10:12 pm
Peach Master

Well, if you ride you pay the fare, with Satan on your back
And he don't care where you come from or where you goin'

Leave My Blues at Home/ABB

Posted : December 2, 2021 11:47 am
World Class Peach

My apologies since this is completely opposite of the thread direction but without question my least favorite line from "Fatman In A Bathtub" Lowell George singing

Don't want no speedballs 'cuz I might die tryin' 'em

Which is exactly what happened. I would have liked many more years and much more music from Lowell.

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." Dean Wormer

Posted : December 2, 2021 11:55 am
Peach Master


"Nothing is more powerful than beauty in a wicked world" - Amos Lee

"Now there's one thing in the whole wide world I sure would like to see
That's when that little love of mine dips her doughnut in my tea" - The Band

"I've been used, abused and so confused And I didn't have nowhere to run
But I stood and looked And my eyes got hooked On that beautiful morning sun" - Van Morrison

"Well i've got to get out of the rat-race now I'm tired of the ways of mice and men
And the empires all turning into rust again Out of everything nothing remains the same" - Van Morrison
"Even my best friends, my best friends they don't know
That my job is turning lead into gold" - Van Morrison
"They were trying to muscle in, an easy way to bring the money in
You were pukin up your guts
When you read the standard contract you just signed" - Van Morrison
"For all the love you've left behind
You can have mine..." -Sam Beam, Iron and Wine
"And we'll undress beside the ashes of the fire

Both our tender bellies bound in baling wire
All the more a pair of underwater pearls
Than the oak tree and its Resurrection Fern" -Sam Beam, Iron and Wine
"In this autumn town where the leaves can fall On either side of the garden wall
We laugh all night to keep the embers glowin" - Sam Beam, Iron and Wine
"Sun risin' on the shoulder Won't take much to grow us older, no

Just a little time" - Railroad Earth
"They got bread in the oven, Got books on the shelf

They're looking deep into each Others eyes deep into themselves
Pursuing ideals with Grace and style
And they're making ends meet With their huckleberry guile" - Railroad Earth
"I was lying in a burned out basement With the full moon in my eyes

I was hoping for replacement When the sun burst through the sky
There was a band playing in my head And I felt like getting high
I was thinking about what a friend had said I was hoping it was a lie" - Neil Young
"I'm going down to Yasgur's farm, going to join in a rock and roll band.
Got to get back to the land, and set my soul free.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden."  -Joni Mitchell
"Everything really is stupidly simple And yet all around is utter confusion
Fairy tales written may help you to see it Do you understand about Lewis's Alice?" - Traffic
"Get me out of this small time Texas town cause I don't want to be stuck in jail when the sun goes down
You can't bust me, cause you don't know what you found" -String Cheese Incident, a song about getting busted with shrooms.
"I ain't seen my wife for two or three years i'm a Happily Married Man!" - Brother Duane
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Posted : December 2, 2021 1:53 pm
Peach Head

Once in a while you get shown the lighting the strangest places if you look at it right. Robert Hunter

Nothing left to do but smile,smile smile. Robert Hunter

Posted : December 2, 2021 6:47 pm
Peach Pro

Sometimes it's a line that just reminds you of someone you used to know


I've seen you smilin' in the summer sun

I've seen your long hair flyin' when you run



Posted : December 2, 2021 8:00 pm
Peach Master

”The band was hot so
They danced the famous Merengue
Now we dolly back
Now we fade to black”


”Is there gas in the car?

Yes there’s gas in the car!!”


Steely Dan



Posted : December 2, 2021 9:20 pm
Peach Bud

I see a couple of GD in the list but my Hunter/Garcia and Weir/Barlow list is very long but here's two to start 

When life looks like easy street there's danger at your door

I maybe going to hell in a bucket but at least I'm enjoying the ride

Posted : December 3, 2021 8:23 am
Peach Extraordianire

@oldcoot You are right Old Coot. I saw them 4 times with Lowell then after he died it was still good but it's just not the same. The band has a different vibe and feel. Same with Lynyrd Skynyrd after Ronnie died and the ABB after Duane. 

Bobby Darin: " Splish splash I was taking a bath long about Saturday night!" 

This is a true story. Bobby Darin had 3 big pop hits in a row with Somewhere Over The Sea being my favorite and got the big head and told Frank Sinatra back stage at the Sands in Las Vegas that he was replaced Frank as the top male pop singer in America. 

Frank looked at him and said " Well you better begin by being more careful with what you record. I wouldn't be caught dead singing Splish Splash!" 

This is some real fine singing from Bobby. I'm sure we all would love to sing this good. 

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Posted : December 6, 2021 5:27 pm
World Class Peach

If you had just a minute to breathe

And they granted you one final wish

Would you for something like another chance?

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." Dean Wormer

Posted : December 6, 2021 6:38 pm
A Peach Supreme

I got a chip on my shoulder that's bigger than my feet
Beatles Ill Cry Instead

Posted : December 7, 2021 11:25 am
Peach Pro

Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box

Across the Universe (Lennon/McCartney, suspect mostly Lennon)

Posted : December 7, 2021 7:22 pm
Peach Master

Gregg Allman Things That Might Have Been

Still torn between your cheating heart,
There's a damn good chance,
That you'll tear mine all apart...
I could spend my life or a wonder...


Derek Trucks Band This Sky

All of us sleeping
How many of us dream?


Allman Brothers Band Desdemona

So hold a candle till the darkness fades
Nigh time sleeps but not for long
My heart is pounding like the ocean my soul's empty as the sky


Nick Drake Fruit Tree

Life is but a memory
Happened long ago
Theatre full of sadness
For a long forgotten show


Posted : December 7, 2021 9:57 pm
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