Great song lyrics: 2 line philosophy only.

Two lines that say all you need to know.

I saw a man hit my mom one time, really
I hurt him so damn bad I had to hide in Jersey

The Felice Brothers - Frankie’s Gun!

And yours is?

I’m not sure I agree that’s a philosophy as much as a great short story.

My Philosophy 101 -

You Can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometime, you just might find you get what you need

Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want
How about a one liner

Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people.

The Refreshments - Bandito

Dylan has a lot. Example, from Open the Door, Homer:

Remember when you’re out there trying to heal the sick
That you must always first forgive them.

“Some of it’s magic, some of it’s tragic,
but I had a good life all the way”

Jimmy Buffet

“And in the end, the love you take
is equal to the love you make”

What you once were isn’t what you want to be

Wilco, from Shot in the Arm

“Never was a navy brat, but my father was, yeah…
He warned me not to make friends with weather.”

-Meg & Dia, “One Sail”

It’s just nobody knows honey where love goes
But when it goes it’s gone gone

Springsteen, When You’re Alone

Not great philosophy, maybe, but I always thought those lines rang true.

How about They Might Be Giants?

No one in the world ever gets what they want
And that is beautiful

“It’s either sadness or euphoria.” - Billy Joel

Heh. All these from one band:

“Always hopeful yet discontent
He knows changes aren’t permanent”

“If we keep out pride though paradise is lost
We will pay the price but we will not count the cost”

“You may be right it’s all a waste of time
I guess that’s just a chance I’m prepared to take”

“Quick to judge quick to anger slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand”

“Everybody got mixed feeling about the function and the form
Everybody got to elevate from the norm”

“Truth is after all a moving target hairs to split and pieces that don’t fit
How can anybody be enlightened truth is after all so poorly lit”

“I believe in what I see I believe is what I hear
I believe that how I’m feeling changes how the world appears”

I could, literally, go one for hours.

I will not relent
I am driven

Clutch, “Impetus”


“If you want to kiss the sky
Better learn how to kneel”

On your knees, boy!

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. Kris Kristofferson–Me and Bobby McGee

Don’t try suicide,Nobody gives a damn.
When you’re through with life and all hope is lost,Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends… right till the end.
Get down make love.

Take care of those you call your own
And keep good company
Now listen all you people
Put out the good and keep the bad
What the hell we fighting for ?
Just surrender and it won’t hurt at all

Bjork - It’s not up to you.

It’s not up to you
Well it never really was

Do a little dance, make a little love.
Get down tonight.

“If I hadn’t seen such riches,
I could live with being poor.”

James - Sit Down

Get’s me everytime, that bit.

Don’t Worry.
Be Happy.