Classic Rock Lyrics

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  1. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    "I shot a man in Reno Just to watch him die".
    I know it's country but classic never the less.
    Don't forget to add "Shake Your Booty" & "Get Down Tonight".
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I’ll stick with Johnny Cash thank you very much
  3. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    Oct 5, 2020
    Yes, KC and the Sunshine Band lyrics are sooooooo esoteric that I don't even bother to attempt to understand their complex nature! ;)
  4. DangerousD

    DangerousD Electromatic

    Oct 15, 2020
    "most things i worry about never happen anyway"
  5. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Wandering blindly,
    How can they find me?
    Maybe they don't even know.
    My body is shaking, anticipating,
    the call of the black-hooded crow.
  6. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Did they get you to trade,
    Your heroes for ghosts?
    Hot ashes for trees?
    Hot air for a cool breeze?
    Did exchange, your walk-on part in the war
    For a lead role in a cage?
  7. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Wish you were here.
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  8. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    One of my all-time faves.
  9. muleskinnerslide

    muleskinnerslide Electromatic

    Oct 1, 2011
    Lebanon Oregon
    Smoke on the water - enough said...
  10. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    It's part of the ones I play as a warm-up when I start playing my accoustic. Alternatively to the Gun Club's Mother of Earth.
  11. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Great thread - first lyric that come to mind, still relevant:

    The lunatic is in the hall.
    The lunatics are in my hall.
    The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
    And every day the paper boy brings more.

    Who manages to use asbestos, plastic and polyvinyl chloride in a song and it actually works? :

    I've been working in the factory
    Johnny, I've been working in the factory
    Kickin' asbestos in the factory
    Punchin' out Chryslers in the factory
    Breathin' that plastic in the factory
    Makin' polyvinyl chloride in the factory

    Who manages to use Naugahyde in a lyric? It's genius (listen to the song and you'll agree):

    I started as an altar boy working at the church
    Learning all my holy moves doing some research
    Which led me to a cash box labelled "Children's Fund"
    I'd leave the change and tuck the bills inside my cummerbund
    I got a part-time job at my father's carpet store
    Laying tactless stripping and housewives by the score
    I loaded up their furniture and took it to Spokane
    Auctioned off every last Naugahyde divan
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
  12. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Great thread indeed, but it's a game thread: you're not supposed to name the artist and title, we're supposed to guess :)
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    I get up in the morning and it's just another day
    I pack up my belongings, I've got to get away.
  14. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Well...I have a good excuse. My dog just thrust a paw in my eye this morning and I was having trouble reading... wait, I was still able to paste and write...doh!

    So I removed the names in case someone comes along who hasn't seen them yet.
  15. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    KC and the Sunshine downer band performed for one of my company events in Austin several years ago. He clearly hated us - said a bunch of negative things and generally acted like he hated being there. It was sad.
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  16. jml77

    jml77 Electromatic

    Some of these have me totally foxed... except the Floyd

    "And if they stare
    Just let them burn their eyes on you moving
    And if they shout
    Don't let it change a thing that you're doing"
  17. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    An easy one:

    They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway
    They say there's always magic in the air
    But when you're walkin' down the street
    And you ain't had enough to eat
    The glitter rubs right off and you're nowhere

    They say the women treat you fine on Broadway
    But looking at them just gives me the blues
    'Cause how ya gonna make some time
    When all you got is one thin dime
    And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes

    They say that I won't last too long on Broadway
    I'll catch a gray hound bus for home they all say
    But they're dead wrong I know they are
    'Cause I can play this here guitar
    And I won't quit 'til I'm a star on Broadway

    (Is doo wop part if Classic rock?)
  18. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    Oct 5, 2020
    YIKES! Bad waves, man.
  19. Landshark2020

    Landshark2020 Electromatic

    Sep 4, 2020
    Movin On - Bad Co
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