Line(s) of the Day #WhenYouWereYoung

The Killers -  When You Were Young

They say the devil’s water, it ain’t so sweet
You don’t have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

Taken from the song When You Were Young by Las Vegas band The Killers, from their second studio album Sam’s Town (2006). You can find another of my favourite Killers’ song here.

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Gr8at: Flamboyant Outfits Worn by #ElvisPresley in the 1970s

Is there a more important and more influential individual in music than Elvis Presley? ‘The King’ had everything. Looks, charm, sex appeal, the most wonderful voice and a love of music that always shone through. John Lennon himself said The Beatles would have never existed without him. That’s why demand was so strong for another Elvis exhibition at the 02, only two years after the last one. Below are eight of the most striking outfits worn by Elvis in the early 1970s, as shown in Elvis on Tour. Do you have a favourite? Can you ever imagine wearing any of them?

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Line(s) of the Day #WishingWell

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Kissing like a bandit stealing time
Underneath the sycamore tree
Cupid by the hour sends valentines
To my sweet lover and me
Slowly, Surely
Yours appetite is more than I know
Sweetly, Softly
I’m falling in love with you

The opening verse of US number one Wishing Well by the super slick Terence Trent D’Arby, from his debut studio album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby (1988)

Line(s) of the Day #DoTheyKnowItsChristmas

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And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

Taken from the charity song Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid (1984). The multi-million selling single was written in response to a severe famine in Ethiopia, and, along with several re-releases, has raised an estimated $150m into different causes. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone.

Line(s) of the Day #MadWorld

Tears for Fears Mad World

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head, I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

The opening lines of the song Mad World by Bath duo Tears For Fears, from their debut album The Hurting (1983). As well as being a big hit for the group, a more sombre version of the song became an unlikely non-festive Christmas number one and won an Ivor Novellor award for songwriting, the second for the British band. I also quoted another of their delightful songs here and have tickets to see them live next year.

Line(s) of the Day #HoldMeNow

Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now

I have a picture, pinned to my wall
An image of you and of me and we’re laughing and loving it all
But look at our life now, it’s tattered and torn
We fuss and we fight and delight in the tears that we cry until dawn.

The opening lines of the 80s classic Hold Me Now by English pop group The Thompson Twins from their fourth studio album Into the Gap (1984).

Line(s) of the Day #Talk

Kodaline TalkI can remember the good old days
When you and me used to hide away
Where the stars were shining or the sun was blinding our eyes.
Yeah you filled up my glass
With promises that could never last
But I still find pieces of you in the back of my mind.

The opening lyrics of unreleased track Talk by Irish band Kodaline, from their debut album In a Perfect World (2013).  My thanks to the ever awesome Tosha for making me aware of the song and the band. You’ll find her original poetry and singing on her blog here.

Line(s) of the Day #InTheAirTonight

In the Air Tonight cover

Well I remember, I remember, don’t worry, how could I ever forget
It’s the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, oh no you don’t fool me
Well the hurt doesn’t show, but the pain still grows
It’s no stranger to you and me.

Taken from the song In the Air Tonight by the English musician Phil Collins, from his debut solo album Face Value (1981). The brooding song, accompanied by an atmospheric video and featuring a fantastic drum solo, is still considered the former Genesis star’s definitive song.

Line(s) of the Day #WutheringHeights

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Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy
I’ve come home, I’m so cold
Let me in through your window

Just one of many quotable lines from the debut Kate Bush single Wuthering Heights (1978). Taken from her album The Kick Inside (1978), the song was a UK number one for 4 weeks and a smash hit around Europe. You might also be interested to see my favourite quote from the novel, a line from the 1939 film or a reference to the book in An American Werewolf in London.