‘And I never buy umbrellas’ and other perfect lines


(Shall I compare thee to the food of life? Play on…)

Okay, this is one of those posts where I mostly shut up – but I was reading a newspaper column that sang the virtues of certain pop lyrics, so I thought, alright, but what would a top ten of pop lyric one (or two) liners look like?

To be honest, I immediately had my number one but then I thought it wouldn’t hurt to draw things out a bit.

So, before I leave you with my number one, I’ll give you five other great lines:

1)“There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in”

2)“And I never buy umbrellas, For there’s always one around”

3) “Got some whisky from the barman, Got some cocaine from a friend”

4) “They paved paradise, And put up a parking lot”

5) “The captain is a one-armed dwarf, He’s throwing dice along the wharf

Good lines all but this one truly can’t be beat:

“I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die”

Which, obviously, leaves me with this one question to you: What would feature in YOUR top ten of pop one-liners?

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4 Responses to “‘And I never buy umbrellas’ and other perfect lines”

  1. vet Says:

    Well, there’s the obvious:
    He just smiled, and gave me a Vegemite sandwich

    The self-conscious:
    Why do I smile At people who I’d much rather kick in the eye?

    And the one you probably don’t know, which is your loss:
    I’ve been doing what I’m told, I’ve been busy growing old

    Ah, happy thoughts. Thank you, Jantar.

  2. Jantar Says:

    Ah, you’re back…

    My pleasure and thanks for the comment and the songs. I knew the first two (of course) but not the third.

    Very nice song though, so consider me re-educated, or converted, or something,

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