There are a lot of threads on this forum about favorite albums. I'd like to know what your favorite lyrics are and why. What sticks out to you? What's your story?
"Might have smoked a few in my time, but never thought it was a crime. Knew the day would surely come when I'd chill and settle down." <--That's probably my favorite, not because it's some lyrical masterpiece, but because of how I related to it. I mentioned before a couple times that I grew up strictly Southern Baptist. I was a really good kid, but I got in trouble often, for a lot of innocuous things. It always seemed to me that I should learn from experience, and not conduct my life by some impossible imposed standard of morality.
"Holy sweet G*dd**n! You left your cello in the basement. I admired the glowing stars and tried to play a tune." <--I don't know if it's this line, or if it's because it comes after that cathartic guitar solo (my God, how I love it), or both, but I like it. I like knowing Rivers is some guy that had a crush and got all worked up over this girl leaving her instrument at his place (if that's actually the story.) A boy I liked once left his jacket over, and that was a really big deal to me. It smelled like him, and I used to wear it in my room.
"If you don't like it, you can shove it, but you don't like it; you love it." and "You come like a dog when I ring your bell." <--These are just plain fun. He has a knack for being clever while keeping the lyrics simple. That's a great song, by the way. Probably my favorite off Red (if we're not talking Deluxe.)
I'll probably post on here again, but those are the ones right off the top of my head.