Greatest line in a song

Without thinking, this was the line I chose:


I am not very good with lyrics, preferring to listen to the beat and the melody. But some of the lines in Black (written by Eddie Vedder) are incredibly beautiful.

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clayWere laid spread out before me as her body once didAll five horizons revolved around her soul as the earth to the sunNow the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn, oohAnd all I taught her was everythingOoh, I know she gave me all that she wore

And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the cloudsOf what was everythingOh, the pictures have all been washed in blackTattooed everything

I take a walk outside, I’m surrounded by some kids at playI can feel their laughter, so why do I searOh and twisted thoughts that spin ’round my headI’m spinning, oh I’m spinning, how quick the sun can drop away

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glassOf what was everythingAll the pictures have all been washed in blackTattooed everything

All the love gone bad turned my world to blackTattooed all I see, all that I am, all I’ll be yeahOh oh ooh

I know someday you’ll have a beautiful lifeI know you’ll be a star in somebody else’s sky, but whyWhy, why can’t it be, oh can’t it be mine?Ooh, ah yeah, ah ooh

What is your favourite song line?

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 thoughts

  1. You can check out but you can never leave. – Hotel California…. The Eagles.

    Because a man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun. – Gimme what you got – Don Henley

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