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PostSubject: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:51 am

Lust for Life

Love, love, love
Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens

cuz the LOADS of humour
Iggy his lyrics could be poetic, brutal, honest and cynical, humoristic +
one and multi dimensional at the same moment > pert near genial

Of course, Ive had it in the ear before
never understood what it means..intriguing line.

No more beating my brains

this line singing + banging against his ear >
unforgettable and characteristic to Iggy

The flesh machine
his dick

I'm worth a million in prizes
Beautiful line!!
Made in a time he was worth...eh

Actually the whole song/lyrics r brilliant to my opinion lol!


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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:15 am

great first choice Zin, it is an amazing song for lyrics, one of the best ever i think, maybe im bias

it was based on a poem by william burroughs, about Johnny Yen etc
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:23 am

i cant really choose individual lines cos the lyrics in this mean so much to me, so ill just post the song



"Some Weird Sin"

Well, I never got my license to live
They won't give it up
So I stand at the world's edge

Things get too straight
I can't bear it
I feel stuck, stuck on a pin

I'm trying to break in
Oh, I know it's not for me
When the sight of it all
Makes me sad and ill
That's when I want- Some Weird Sin
Just to relax with

With my head out on the ledge
That's what you get out on the edge

thats as broken down as i can make it, i love the lyrics in this song, i remember hearing them, back when i only had the first two stooges albums, and a milllion in prizes the anthology and penetration

the stooges stuff seemed wild enuff, but when i heard this it was weird, it seemed like nothi i'd heard b4, the lyrics were so, heart-on- sleeve, open and even technically they seemed to my ears not to fit ro something, they seemed to brutal or something, i dunno its weird to describe it

it was so different
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:28 am

this is a great thread idea, im gunna be on here a lot!!

i love gimme danger

gimme danger, little stranger
and I'll feel you bleed
gimme danger, little stranger
and I'll heal your disease

there's nothing in my dreams
but some ugly memories
kiss me like the ocean breeze

well if you will be my lover
i will shiver and sing
but if you won't be my master
i will do anything

there's nothing left alive
but a pair of glassy eyes
raise my fears one more time

come on little danger, die a little stranger
swear you're gonna feel my hell
come on little stranger, die a little later
swear you're gonna feel my hell

these are some of the best lyrics ever written imo

i love the line ''kiss me like the ocean breeze" its like dylan, but the way its delivered and everything i dunno, its just amazing, i love lyrics and as a songwriter, i hate to call myself that cos most ppl who think theyre songwriters think theyre great, whereas i think i suck haha, but im not one of those poncey acoustic-in-hand guys

anyway, i'd love to have written this
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:35 am

and one of the best songs ever written and my favourite, whether iggy or not

I could escape this feeling
With my china girl
Im just a wreck without
My little china girl
Id hear hearts beating
Loud as thunder
See the stars crashing

Id feel tragic
Like I was marlon brando
When Id look at my china girl
I could pretend that nothing
Really meant too much
When Id look at my china girl
Id stumble into town
Just like a sacred cow
Visions of swasticas in my head
And plans for everyone
Its in the white of my eyes
My little china girl
You shouldnt mess with me
Ill ruin everything you are
Ill give you television
Ill give you eyes of blue
Ill give you men who want
To rule the world
And when I get excited
My little china girl says
Oh jimmy just you
Shut your mouth
She says shhhh...

i love the lyrics in this song, the way theyre delivered, there are some lines only iggy could get away with

''i feel tragic like i was marlon brando"

i love that line

i love these lines too

Id stumble into town
Just like a sacred cow
Visions of swasticas in my head
And plans for everyone
Its in the white of my eyes



its again one of the best songs ever written
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:45 am

then theres just random ones i like for different reasons

"fire engine, fire engine, get back in the race, i gotta be the first one to my babys place"

"modern guy, modern guy, with a-liqueur and drugs
modern guy, modern guy, i eat a naked lunch"


and i love

I'm healthy as a horse
Ahh, but everything is spinnin'
And if I use a gun I'm sure to go to prison
I'm stubborn as a mule
and nobody breaks my rules
Ahh, but nothin' comes my way.
I've got a hard-ass pair of shoulders
I've got a love you can't imagine
Yeah, and what I got I double
I swear I'm keepin' out of trouble.



and five foot one was the same experience as some weird sin for me, it was so angular or something, i dunno i'd never heard someone use words like taht b4

I'm only five foot one
I got a pain in my neck
I'm looking up in the city
What the hell what the heck
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:08 am

I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am the world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys

The best lyric lines ever!!
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:24 pm

oh dzjee..Some Weird Sin and Gimme Danger lyrics r so magical..especially Some Weird Sin..hardly understand it..but totally recognizable straight into the heart and brain..wow!

There r much more genial poets in lalaland..yeah...but the delivery makes the absolute difference!
Like Dylan was genial too..but i dislike Dylan's 'I'm bored/tired and don't wanna be here with you people' delivery.

By taking only a line..without knowing immediately the song....it's possible to sense it different in it's meaning..maybe also in an abstract way.

One of those lines you posted HJW..I don't know from which song it is..but reading it...just immediately recognizing Iggy's genial poetic brain flush! Would be cool if there would be a line in between of someone else ..like Dylan's for example..i'm curious if it would be recognized as not Iggy's ....but Dylan's.
Anyway..this thread is getting me wild i guess..
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:27 pm

napalm_cheetah wrote:
I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am the world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys

The best lyric lines ever!!
Curious why Napalm...
maybe you can write a bit more?
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:13 pm

ZinZin wrote:
napalm_cheetah wrote:
I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am the world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys

The best lyric lines ever!!
Curious why Napalm...
maybe you can write a bit more?

I just feel like that sometimes (or I always fell like that).
That I'm misunderstood sometimes but I don't care what people thinks of me. That I'm "the world's forgotten boy, the one who searches and destroys.
But that I feel great Very Happy like "a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm".
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:25 pm

yeah..totally true Napalm...really liking something..has a huge element of recognition!

Also love the lyrics of Success..it's soooo funny.
Surprising double use of the sentences what makes the content of the song ridiculous and the unforgettable lines;

Here comes my Chinese rug
and
Here comes the zoo

with the oh shit 's at the end...hahahaha

Read somewhere that Iggy advised buying Chinese or Persian rugs is a very very good way to put your money away > value will always increase Wink good tip nowadays

anyway..here's the lyric:

"Success"

Here comes success, here comes success
Over my hill, over my hill
Here comes success, here comes success
Here comes my car, here comes my car
Here comes my Chinese rug, here comes my Chinese rug
Here comes success, here comes success

In the last ditch, in the last ditch
I'll think of you, I'll think of you
In the last ditch, in the last ditch
I will be true, I will be true
Sweetheart I'm telling you, sweetheart I'm telling you
Here comes the zoo, here comes the zoo

Here comes success, here comes success
Oh, hooray success, hooray success
Here comes success, hooray success
Oh oh success, oh oh success
I can't help myself, I can't help myself
I just got to got to got to, I just got to got to got to...
I can't stand it, got to got to got to

Here comes my face, here comes my face
It's plain bizarre, it's plain bizarre
Here comes my face, here comes my face
Out of the crowd, out of the crowd
Sweetheart I'm telling you, sweetheart I'm telling you
Here comes the zoo, here comes the zoo

In the last ditch, in the last ditch
Here comes success, here comes success
Here comes success, here comes success
I'm gonna do the twist, I'm gonna do the twist
I'm moved, man, I'm wiggged, oh I'm moved and I'm wigged
I'm crazy, I'm gonna, I'm gonna go crazy. And if you, maybe you'd like..
Let's blast off!

Alright! Baby, let's blast off, oh, baby let's blast off
Blast off on success, blast off on success
Oh you slay me, oh you slay me, baby, ooooh, you slay me, baby
I'm gonna do the twist, I'm gonna do the twist
I'm gonna hop like a frog, I'm gonna hop like a frog
I'm gonna go out on the street and do anything I want
I'm gonna go out on the street and do anything
Oh, shit! Oh, shit!
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:39 pm

"a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm".

Zin I read an interview where Iggy is saying What is my heart full of, well it isn't love so it must be hatered or napalm.
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:48 pm

napalm_cheetah wrote:
I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am the world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys

!!

good shout napalm. 'Search' has great, highly-charged lyrics all the way thru

I love the second verse to 'Ann.' such a mix of emotions, feeling 'fine' but also 'weak', deceptively simple lines I think
also 'No Fun', deceptively simple lyrics... but which really capture a state of mind

also from 'I Need Somebody':
'I'm dying in this story/ I'm only living to sing this song'. Not really clever or 'poetic' or anything but works for me.
even the slight, unobtrusive change from 'I need somebody...to 'I need some money too...' two things everyone can relate to, concisely put!
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:14 pm

TED wrote:
"a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm".
Zin
I read an interview where Iggy is saying What is my heart full of, well
it isn't love so it must be hatered or napalm.
i know...that 'plain' thinking of him brought the best ideas for lyrics and titles.

btw a bit like Andy Warhol could > the dollar billet and Campbell's soup cans.
but Andy was worse..he 'stole' smart remarks and transformed them
into brilliant idea's changing art perceptions and values.

Nadja wrote:

also from 'I Need Somebody':
even the slight, unobtrusive change from 'I need somebody...to 'I need some money too...' two things everyone can relate to, concisely put!
really love such lines!! yeah...great example
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:11 pm

totally forgot about search for some reason, they have literally some of the best lyrics ever

will it realy take iggy to die for the world to realise this?

amean, maybe its bias or something, but i think iggys just as good as dylan - in a different way obvously
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:28 pm

napalm_cheetah wrote:
I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am the world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys

The best lyric lines ever!!

I have to completly agree with you on that. Its just such a violent "FUCK YOU!" I want to jump about just by reading those words.

What about "I'm Sick Of You"

Every needle and every day,
Seem to always turn out this way.
To get again with a brand new love,
Then you'll pay, then you'll pay,
Aint no way!
'Cause I'm sick of you.


It just shows how coldhearted Iggy was at that time that he hates his girlfriends pleas to get him off of heroin. Also "Open Up And Bleed" has some fantastic lyrics:

I've been pushed
I've been shoved, too long
They even tried to buy my song
But it ain't gonna be that way no more

In my heart
I believe it's true
A man has gotta get at you
Everybody wants to look the other way

Yeah, tell me lies
Place your loving arms around me

And there's things a man must need
Don't it make you, make you wanna open up and bleed?

Yeah!
Open up and bleed!

I've been lost
I've been pushed too long
I've been down harder than I've been too strong
Yeah baby, gonna find me another way

In my soul
I believe it's true
I didn't do what you wanted me too
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, tell me lies
Place your loving arms around me

Yeah I bleed
Yeah I bleed

I've been hurt
And I know its so
Even my heart has been pushed I know
Everybody wants to look the other way

In my soul
I believe it still
And in my arm there's a hole so deep
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, tell me lies
Place your loving all around me

And there's things a man must need
And don't it make you, make you wanna open up and bleed?

Oh baby.
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:54 pm

great examples G, even just the title "Open Up & Bleed" its one of the best ever i think
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:30 pm

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Of course, Ive had it in the ear before
never understood what it means..intriguing line.

To "have it in the ear" is an expression used in some parts of America to describe getting screwed over, a bad deal. Of course it also sounds incredibly dodgy and could be misinterpretated as something entirely different Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:31 am

Thanks so much GFE! so good to know. and how weird to read that line in a different way now.
I would never have made that out of it.
makes me curious what's that other possible (mis)interpretation Question
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:15 am

Err...well when I first heard it I though it was about *cough* ear sex *cough* I thought it was just a creepy little line Iggy put in a very commercial sounding song Embarassed Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:29 am

haha, ear sex is that a real thing, spose its just anotehr hole for some ppl!

i think it could be the colloquialism tho, have to admit i thought the same G, well maybe not sex but like someone hitting him on the side of the head or something, i dunno, but yeh its a great line all the same, tried to use it once in a conversation, and no one got it haha, thought it was something dirty!
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:42 am

One line from Gimme Some Skin is perhaps the sickest, yet best.

"Typhoid Mary, she's got soul
Sucks all night on old asshole"
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:48 pm

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Err...well when I first heard it I though it was about *cough* ear sex *cough* I thought it was just a creepy little line Iggy put in a very commercial sounding song Embarassed Laughing
WHAT?? do you just said EAR SEX?? wow Very Happy and you HJW thought the same??? wow.
eh...is that really possible? earsex. it's barely a hole..isn't it..I mean than you also got nose sex...and eh... anyway.
Just love it that these lyric lines are multimaximalcrazy interpretable.



Funhousehideaway#2 wrote:
One line from Gimme Some Skin is perhaps the sickest, yet best.

"Typhoid Mary, she's got soul
Sucks all night on old asshole"

well.. this one's more clear to me What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:05 pm

ZinZin, in the late 70s and early 80s Iggy used to change the lyrics to ' Of course I've had it in the arse before' ....... lol
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PostSubject: Re: your best lyric lines and why   Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:22 pm

TED wrote:
ZinZin, in the late 70s and early 80s Iggy used to change the lyrics to ' Of course I've had it in the arse before' ....... lol
NO?! hahaha.. so the meaning is def. earsex.
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