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Old 10-30-2019, 12:49 PM
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Your favorite romantic lyric. Only one line please.


Or if you have more than one, feel free to list them but they have to be single lines, not multiples or verses.

Mine is from Led Zeppelin's "The Rain Song."

"Speak to me only with your eyes."

And yes, I get that a snarky person could interpret it in a very non-romantic way but I'm pretty sure that that interpretation is not what Page was getting at.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:01 PM
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"It's amazing how you speak right to my heart" Alison Krauss(and others), 'When you say nothing at all'

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Old 10-30-2019, 01:03 PM
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This is from Troglodyte....id like to think my earliest human ancestors were the lovers of their cave and had a sense of humor.

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When he got tired of dancing alone, he'd look in the mirror,
"Gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman".
He'd go down to the lake where all the women would be swimming or washing clothes or something.
He'd look around and just reach in and grab one.
"Come here...come here".
He'd grab her by the hair.
You can't do that today, fellas, 'cause it might come off.
You'd have a piece of hair in your hand and she'd be swimming away from you (Ha, ha)
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:12 PM
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"The sun in your eyes made some of the lies worth believing."

Alan Parsons, Eye in the Sky, one of my favorite lyrics.

It may be more "hopeless romantic", but I like it.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:20 PM
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:27 PM
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"It's amazing how you speak right to my heart" Alison Krauss(and others), 'When you say nothing at all'
You probably know this but that was originally performed by Keith Whitley. I like both versions but prefer his.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:31 PM
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The one that immediately comes to mind is:

"Without you, day is nothing but a waste of light."

it's from Seabound's "Without You."
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:33 PM
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:41 PM
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Sorry, I can't restrict it to one line:

My love she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence
She doesn't have to say she's faithful
Yet she's true, like ice, like fire


Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Bob Dylan
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:52 PM
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:58 PM
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You probably know this but that was originally performed by Keith Whitley. I like both versions but prefer his.
Yes, I know his version as well. I love that song.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:11 PM
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At last my love has come along
From At Last by Etta James.

But it's not really the lyrics, that magical voice communicates so much more in that first line. It even penetrates my thick head and heart in a way so little does.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:33 PM
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Or if you have more than one, feel free to list them but they have to be single lines, not multiples or verses.

Mine is from Led Zeppelin's "The Rain Song."

"Speak to me only with your eyes."

And yes, I get that a snarky person could interpret it in a very non-romantic way but I'm pretty sure that that interpretation is not what Page was getting at.
As is much of Led Zeppelin, the line is plagiarized.

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Originally Posted by Ben Jonson
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
The word change is trivial and the poem had been put to music and was well known.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:23 PM
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:27 PM
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This is kind of cheating, because technically it's probably more than one line, but its delivered as one long thought and a run-on sentence:

From World Of Hurt

SPOILER:
So if what you have is working for you or you think that it can stand a reasonable chance and whatever's broken seems fixable and nothing's beyond repair if you still think about each other and smile before you remember how screwed up it's gotten or maybe dream of a time less rotten remember, it ain't too late to take a deep breath and throw yourself into it with everything you got
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:37 PM
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Come to Me by Goo Goo Dolls:
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:50 PM
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"I've been loving you a long time"

Pogues. Rainy Night in Soho.

(Well, today it is. You see it's raining and ...)

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Old 10-30-2019, 05:55 PM
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Sorry, I can't restrict it to one line:

My love she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence
She doesn't have to say she's faithful
Yet she's true, like ice, like fire


Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Bob Dylan
*Huffy* Well! If he can bend the rules like that:

Even though my eyes are hazy and my thoughts they might be narrow
Where you been don't bother me or bring me down with sorrow
I don't even mind who you'll be waking with tomorrow
But mama you're just on my mind


Mama You Been On My Mind - Bob Dylan

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ETA: BTW, Nice choice, EH.

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Old 10-30-2019, 08:32 PM
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A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square -- originally sung by Vera Lynn, but the best is by Carl Welsman.

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Old 10-30-2019, 08:36 PM
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A bit more sexy than romantic but I've always found this bit from Girl In Paris to be on point in an incisive way:

"No I don't want to be friends,
no I don't want to be friendly."
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Just scrolled through my memory, then my playlists... nope. Hundreds of beautifully poetic lyrics, none of them romantic. Closest I've got is:

You pay your money and you take your chance,
when you're dealing with love and romance.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:18 PM
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As is much of Led Zeppelin, the line is plagiarized.
I prefer to think of it as “sampled.”
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It doesn't sound like much, but such romantic anguish in one song!
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I had a girlfriend many years ago who liked to write song lyrics, and she was pretty good at it. Though I've forgotten most of her lyrics, and none (to the best of my knowledge) were ever set to music, much less recorded; one line from one of her songs has stayed with me since:

"Let's slow dance on the moon tonight, _____."

Where the blank space was replaced by my name.

For recorded and published works, I still like this from Neil Diamond's "September Morn":

"September morning still can make me feel that way."

What way? Don't ask, because I won't say.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:18 AM
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"Be my undoing; be my slow road to ruin tonight." - Del Amitri, from Be My Downfall

I love how sexy and romantic this song is, when it's all about a guy cheating on his significant other. He knows he's a heel, but he also feels powerless to stop himself. I just love that one line where he actually asks his paramour to be complicit in his sin. I never understood why that band wasn't more popular than they were, at least on this side of the Atlantic.
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