Thursday, October 27, 2005

Musical Maxims

Have you ever thought how much great (and terrible) advice and life philosophies there are in pop songs? I sat around the other day and tried to recall all the pithy lines I could. Here's 10 off the top of my head. Maybe you can add your own to this list:

1. Every form of refuge has its price. (Lyin’ Eyes, Eagles)

2. Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose (Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin).

3. You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. (Subterranean Homesick Blues, Bob Dylan)

4. All that glitters is gold (All Star, Smash Mouth)

5. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. (Watching the Wheels, John Lennon).

6. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. (Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell)

7. In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. (The End, Beatles)

8. All you need is love. (All You Need is Love, Beatles)

9. You can’t please everyone, so you’ve got to please yourself. (Garden Party, Rick Nelson)

10. It’s what we do that makes us what we are. (One Less Set of Footsteps, Jim Croce)

6 comments:

Jeff H said...

You don't have to live like a refugee (Tom Petty)

Jeff H said...

Hush, hush, keep it down now, voices carry ('Til Tuesday)

Roberta said...

"You can't hide your lyin' eyes"
The Eagles

"There must be 50 ways to leave your lover"
Paul Simon

"Does anybody really know what time it is?"
Chicago

"Don't stop believin'"
Journey

"When you're hot, you're hot"
Jerry Reed

Laura said...

"Don't think twice, it's all right?"

Dylan's got a gazillion.

Desperado's another one of my favorites.

Oh, and the one I always sing to myself: "And even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with 'ya honey, everything's going to be all right . . . "

nightfly said...

Not to poop your party, but #4 and 5 are not original to those songs. Paul Simon, on the other hand, not only coined "50 Ways" but also "still crazy after all these years," which seems crazy itself, but 'tis true.

But the news isn't all bad. I linked you in a recent post. It's just good to see that you're doing all right (baseball notwithstanding).

Muley said...

Heard another one today:

"Just what you want to be, you will be in the end."

(Nights in White Satin, Moody Blues)