Is There A Elvis Costello Line That You Think Of Everyday?

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Is There A Elvis Costello Line That You Think Of Everyday?

Postby Bob And Charlotte » Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:13 pm

Is There?

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Postby Mr. Average » Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:16 pm

Almost everyday:

"A change is better than a rest"
-from "Pidgin English"
"The smarter mysteries are hidden in the light" - Jean Giono (1895-1970)

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Postby selfmademug » Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:29 pm

Would you believe: a self-made mug is hard to break-- a silent partner in someone else's mistake.

That line has had huge meaning for me for over twenty years. My best friend had the first half of the couplet engraved on a pendant for me.

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:34 pm

great line smm :lol:

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Postby Goody2Shoes » Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:25 pm

"Shall we agree that just this once I'm going to change my life
Until it's just as tiny or important as you like"
From The Other End Of The Telescope

just about every day, probably.
It's a radiation vibe I'm groovin' on

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:37 pm

You lack lust / You`re so lacklustre (Possession)

You make him sound like frozen food / His love will last forever
( I hope your happy now)

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Postby legman open to offers » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:42 pm

I don't want to kiss you, I don't wanna touch. No Action.

I've had Possession obsession too johnfoyle/ If there's anything that you want, if there's anything that you need...
Now I'm the invisible man, and you can't see me.

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:47 pm

Is there a point where artist obsession becomes simply evidence of a personality disorder? I think we will reach it with this thread...

The nearest I could ever get to this is by seeing names from lyrics here everyday, SMM above all others.

I do know what you mean about lines of things that float into your head as almost set responses or patterned behaviour. The only one I can thing of right now is from E M Forster's A Passage To India, and this may not even be verbatim, but when all that lovely Hindu celebration is taking place at the end and the universe is being accepted, the gorgeous words 'Everything exists, nothing has value' come into Godbole's (I think! I should be less lazy, but it's late) mind. I like to hear that in my head in moments of accepting the universe. Once every few months, probably. I've a long way to go...

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Postby wehitandrun » Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:33 pm

"You Lack Lust... You're So Lacklustre" is an everyday line for me as well.

"I guess time gave up the ghost too late" - Tears Before Bedtime
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Postby Watching_Detectives » Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:16 pm

Mine is....Through a two way looking glass, you see your Alice

and Fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit.

As well as others...those are the ones I can think of right now.
It nearly took a mircacle to get you to stay
It only took my little finger to blow you away.

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Postby wehitandrun » Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:00 pm

After the lipstick vogue debate, i've been singing the

" it's yoooo-oo-oouuuuuuuuuu not just another mouth... "

around every 5 seconds.

See, I'm learning.
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Postby bobster » Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:19 pm

Well, "I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused" is a bit of personal motto.

"You say I've got no feelings, this is a good way to kill them" resonates.

"Jesus wept, he felt abandoned" (one nice Jewish boy to another)

"Where are the strong? Who are the trusted?"
http://www.forwardtoyesterday.com -- Where "hopelessly dated" is a compliment!

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Postby AlmostBlue » Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:49 am

"chopped up into pieces, by some thug"

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Watch Your Step

Postby jillbeast » Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:22 pm

I heard "Watch Your Step" every day on the cruise ship because of the signs posted outside the doorways! :-) I see lots of songs as I go through the day. When I'm at work charging people's credit cards I get "Attach me to your credit card and then you can undress me" stuck in my head!

Jill

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Postby HolyCoatAndHat » Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:10 am

My line that goes through my head changes from time to time. The most recent one that is just kind of stuck in the gray matter is:

Look at the graceful way she dances
On foot speaks, the other answers

Another one that has been going through my mind lately is:

One day they'll probably make a movie out of all of this
There won't even have to be a murder just a slow dissolving kiss

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Postby oily slick » Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:14 am

no, but you are la, la la la la, la la la laaaaa
I'm not concerned about the very poor.

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Postby lapinsjolis » Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:00 am

"If I'm lost or I'm forgiven the birds will still be singing"--it's true too.

"Don't say you love me when you know you don't mean it, don't say a word if there is any doubt."

"You're a tourist at best."
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

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Postby SweetPear » Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:14 am

Such an interesting question. I just love reading everyone's answers.

Bits of Elvis songs run through my head all the time but they change a lot too depending on what 's going on on any given day. Sometimes I'll just relentlessly play the same EC disc and have a certain line stuck in my brain. (So I'm not the only obsessive Elvis nut doing this? Thank goodness!) I've got

Say goodbye
Baby can't you act your age?
You know why
I'm going to give it to you straight
I know I'll never be
unhappy as you want me to be~.
still it's all the rage.

fom All The Rage on the brain. God, I love that song.
I'm not angry anymore....

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Postby Gillibeanz » Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:04 pm

Most days i'ts my signature below which is why I chose it! :roll:
COME ON YOU SPURS!!

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Postby BrilliantMistake45 » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:24 pm

"All grown up, and you don't care anymore. And you hate all the people that you used to adore. And you despise all the rumors and lies of the life you led before."

"Still this house is empty now, there's nothing I can do to make you want to stay. So tell me how am I supposed to live without you?"

"I can't lie on this bed anymore it burns my skin. You can take the truthful things you've said to me, and put them on the head of a pin."

I have a lot, but these are the most that run through my head.
I wish that I could push a button
And talk in the past and not the present tense
And watch this hurtin' feeling disappear
Like it was common sense
It was a fine idea at the time
Now it's a brilliant mistake

~Elvis Costello

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Postby VonOfterdingen » Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:21 am

"It was a powerful day and there were black crows in the road" Whenever I see a crow :)

"you know I love you more than slightly although I´ve never said it like this before"

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Postby wehitandrun » Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:34 pm

"for the pride and the pleasure and the privelage of having you"
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Postby Jackson Monk » Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:42 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Is there a point where artist obsession becomes simply evidence of a personality disorder? I think we will reach it with this thread...

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Otis the wise
corruptio optimi pessima

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Postby Jackson Monk » Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:43 pm

The last post has nothing to do with WHAR.....and his persecution complex :D
corruptio optimi pessima

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Postby wehitandrun » Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:34 pm

Jackson Monk wrote:The last post has nothing to do with WHAR.....and his persecution complex :D



phew, i felt an itch on the back of my neck coming on.
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