This is of course a personal list and does not necessarily mean that these songs are my all-time favorites. It is about single lines from songs and what they mean to me, which may or may not be in a way they were written as / for.
Hall of Fame, pic not mine.
The Eagles ~ The Last Resort (1976)
“You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye”
I first related to this when we were at a campsite that was closing down, so we could not return to again.
Sex Pistols ~ Wanna Be Me (1977)
“This is brain wash and this is a clue”
I use when people, companies or governments are trying to tell me some bullshit.
The Sisters of Mercy ~ Floorshow (1981)
“Mundane by day, inane at night”
I have changed this to “Granddad by day, Eldergoth at night” and basically it is me.
The Kinks ~ Come Dancing (1982)
“They put a parking lot on the peace of land, where the supermarket used to stand.
Before that they put up a bowling alley, on the site that used to be the local Pally.”
The last record I played as DJ on the last night at The Fforde Green Pub, before it closed down to become a Pool hall.
Byronic Sex & Exile ~ Crime Of Passion (2018)
“A question of balance with good intended and evil done.”
I just love this line from Joel, sums up most things I do.