May 28, 2011

My Top Ten Favorite Lines from Love Songs

In uncharacteristically romantic fashion, I give you:
My Top Ten Favorite Lines from Love Songs
(spoiler alert: some of them are sad)

Nicest Thing by Kate Nash
Basically, I wish that you loved me.
I wish that you needed me.
I wish that you knew when I said two sugars,
Actually I meant three.

I wish that without me your heart would break.
I wish that without me you'd be spending the rest of your nights awake.
I wish that without me you couldn't eat.
I wish I was the last thing on your mind before you went to sleep.

Soldier by Ingrid Michaelson
I sit in the back of a bus watching the world grow old, 
watching the world go by all by myself
I took a faithful leap and packed up all my things and all my love and gave it to somebody else

But how do I know if I'll make it through? 
How do I know? Where's the proof in you?
So it goes, this soldier knows 
the battle with the heart isn't easily won. 

On the Radio by Regina Spektor
This is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again

Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits
You can fall for chains of silver. 
You can fall for chains of gold. 
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold. 
You promised me everything. 
You promised me thick and thin yeah.
Now you just say, 
"Oh Romeo. Yeah, you know, I used to have a scene with him."

Kathleen by Josh Ritter
All the other girls here are stars. 
You are the northern lights. 
They try to shine in through your curtain.
You're too close and too bright.

Comfortable by John Mayer
I just remembered that time at the market.
Snuck up behind me and jumped on my shopping cart 
and rode down aisle 5.
You looked behind you to smile back at me 

and crashed into a rack full of magazines.
They asked us if we could leave.

Enchanted by Taylor Swift
Your eyes whispered "Have we met?"
Across the room your silhouette 
starts to make its way to me
The playful conversation starts.     
Counter all your quick remarks 
like passing notes in secrecy. 
And it was enchanting to meet you. 
All I can say is I was enchanted to meet you.

Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg
I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you.

Passenger Seat by Stephen Speaks
I have got all that I need right here in the passenger seat.
And I can't keep my eyes on the road knowing that she's inches from me.

Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble
Talk myself in, I talk myself out
I get all worked up, then I let myself down

I tried so very hard not to lose it
I came up with a million excuses
I thought, I thought of every possibility

And I know someday that it'll all turn out
You'll make me work, so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, that I'll give so much more than I get
I just haven't met you yet

1 comment:

  1. liz! you blog!!!

    ok so 1, 2 and 3 are some of my favorites, as is the coffee shop song. i'll have to check out the rest of them....

    :) good to see you [in the digital world, at least]....