View Full Version : Best Musical Line/Verse

Moff Chumley
2007-11-11, 12:18 PM
Well, what with all the other best line threads, I thought this would be appropriate. I can't think of many right now, but I think this might just take the cake:

You run and you run to catch up with the sun
But it's sinking
Racining around, to come up behind you again
The Sun is the same in a relative way
But you're older
Shorter of breath, one day closer to death

-Time, Pink Floyd.

2007-11-11, 12:43 PM
Right now, I'd have to go with:

This haunted face
Holds no horror for me now:
It's in your soul
That the true distortion lies.

But musicals have loads of zingers by their very nature. Some of the rhyming schemes in "Sweeney Todd" make me weak in the knees.

2007-11-12, 01:26 PM
This is my favorite verse in all of music:

I made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you
But I get the feeling that you don't like it
What's with all the screaming?
You like monkeys
You like ponies
Maybe you don't like monsters so much
Maybe I used too many monkeys
Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a pony
Making a gift for you?

Rare Pink Leech
2007-11-12, 05:28 PM
I have always enjoyed the lyrics from Time, especially the "one day closer to death" part. I'm not sure I'd call it the best ever, however. This is a tough call, but I'd have to nomiate all of Like A Rolling Stone. Amazing lyrics the whole way through, only made better when you hear Dylan snarling them. Every time I hear that song I somehow appreciate it even more.