Just pick one, limit it to a couple lines if you can.
Somewhat of an experiment, as much has been said about lyrical quality over the last few albums, so if I get enough replies I would be curious to see to which album/era/song most of your choices pertain. I wonder how the distribution will turn out.
As if I could live on words and dreams and a million screams. Oh, how I need a hand in mine to feel.
-Across the Sea
see this video at 3:07. Different song, but I reference those exact lyrics. I love those lyrics
Well my new one is "When I met you I was all alone.. cold and hungry crying on the phone" but that's for a different reason haha
"Holy moly baby, wouldn't you know it... just as I was busting loose... I gotta go turn in my rockstar card, get fat and grow old with you" from Falling for you-- but this was close because I love so many!!!
"You remain, turned away
Turning further every day"
I love this pair of lines because it so succinctly sums up the experience of losing someone you don't want to lose.
I used to sit alone in the dark and drink beer to this the first time a woman (not a girl) broke my heart and I thought I was going to die, but was afraid I might not.
This whole thing, and more, is summed up by Rivers for me in two terse lines. Love it.
"Have a nice life without me you FOOL!!!"
--- Outta Here...
"how am i
supposed to sing
with this thing
in my way"
"if everyone's a little queer, well can't she be a little straight?"
"everytime i pin down what i think i want it slips away..."
"gonna make my chance, gonna rock and dance. gonna hit the ground with a brand new sound lookin' for romance"
You can't avoid her
She's in the air...in the air
In between molecules
Of oxygen and carbon dioxide
"I'm such a mystery, as anyone can see, there isn't anybody else exactly quite like me. And when it's party time, like 1999, I'll party by myself because I'm such a special guy"
"Somebody's cold one is givin' me chills"
Awesome lyrics, I don't even need to explain why, that line is just incredible.
I guess you're as real as me
maybe I can live with that
Maybe I need fantasy
A life of chasing butterfly