I love all kinds of music and will belt out "All of Me" in Nordstrom unabashedly but it won't make this list... so I guess this list is about lyrics that are really truly great and special to me for whatever reason, quirky, odd, sincere, whatever. I hope to see things I've never heard of so please add! And please don't try to be cool!
  1. Now it's over, I'm dead and I haven't done anything that I want; Or, I'm still alive and there's nothing I want to do. -Dead, They Might Be Giants
  2. Well the work we done was hard, At night we slept 'cause we was tired -A Coal Miners Daughter, Loretta Lynn
  3. And when he died his widowed bride met your Daddy, and they made you. -Container, Fiona Apple
  4. When you get out of the hospital, Let me back into your life; I can't stand what you do, I'm in love with your eyes -Hospital, The Modern Lovers
  5. All of "Hyper Ballad" -Bjork
  6. If I ever feel better, Remind me to spend some good time with you, You can give me your number, When it's all over I'll let you know -If I Ever Feel Better, Phoenix
  7. Richard got married to a figure skater, And he bought her a dishwasher and a coffee percolator, And he drinks at home now most nights with the TV on and, All the lights left up bright. -The Last Time I Saw Richard, Joni Mitchell
  8. Come Saturday morning, I'm goin' away with my friend We'll Saturday-spend till the end of the day, just I and my friend We'll travel for miles in our Saturday smiles and then we'll move on But we will remember long after Saturday's gone. The Sandpipers - Come Saturday Morning (written by Dory Previn)
  9. Going where the weather suits my clothes -Everybody's Talkin' At Me, Harry Nillson
  10. A new one, Sufjan Stevens "John My Beloved" I am a man with a heart that offends with its lonely and greedy demands
    Suggested by @desijed
  11. Two from re:stacks by Bon Iver "all my love was down, in a frozen ground" and "Your love will be, safe with me"
    Suggested by @desijed
  12. Everybody seems to think I'm lazy, I don't mind, I think they're crazy, Running everywhere at such a speed, Till they find there's no need; Please don't spoil my day I'm on my way, and after all, I'm only sleeping -I'm Only Sleeping, The Beatles
  13. I miss your stupid face I miss your bad advice I tried to clothe your bones with scratches Super 8s, exaggerated stories and old tunes But never by the moon But not the state I'm in The night will always win -The Night Will Always Win, Elbow
  14. And he cried, 'cause he died, from choking on a bone, On such and ordinary day, like today. -The Ballad of Chicken Soup, Carole King (Really Rosie)
  15. "I don't blame you much for wanting to be free. I just wanted you to know, that I loved you better than your own kin did. From the very start. It's my own fault ...what happens to my heart." - "do what you gotta do" nina Simone but Robert flacks version slays me
    Suggested by @jansonebwoodlee
  16. She yawns. He yawns as well. She yawns because she's bored. He yawns because he can't sleep anymore. -- "Yawns" (Frightened Rabbit)
    Suggested by @QuinnBeswick
  17. Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn't thinking isn't thinking of. --They Might Be Giants
    Suggested by @ChrisK