The people of the U.K. has a lot of time on their hands and they love to take polls on some of the most meaningless things. The latest meaningless poll is the U.K.’s favorite song lyric. U2’s “One” contains their favorite lyric, “One life, with each other, sisters, brothers.” I guess that is alright. It seems that the U.K. is an upbeat nation of music lovers.
That is until we get to the U.K.’s second favorite song lyric from The Smiths’ “How Soon is Now” with “So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die.” There you have it, the yin and the yang.
I wonder what my favorite song lyric is. AC/DC’s “Let Me Put My Love into You” with “Let me cut your cake with my knife” is pretty good, but favorite? No.
Perhaps a more obscure lyric from an obscure band the Eagles of Death Metal’s “Wastin’ Time” with “Wastin my time, Lord, wastin my time, with no ambition than to waste some more.” That says it all.
I think we may need to explore a couple of the greatest lyricists of all time, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss.
Here’s a good one from “Heaven’s on Fire,” “Baby don't stop,
take it to the top, eat it like a piece of cake.”
It seems metallers love to use cake in their metaphors for sex.
I believe my favorite song lyric of all time is actually a verse from Kiss’ “C’Mon and Love Me.” It goes a little something like this,
“I'm a man, I'm no baby
And you're lookin' every inch a lady
You're good lookin' and you're lookin' like you should be good
You were distant, now you're nearer
I can feel your face inside the mirror
The lights are out and I can feel you, baby, with my hand.”
It doesn’t get much better than that, my friends. Rock on!!!!