Line(s) of the Day #Summerof69

summer of 69

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it ’til my fingers bled
Was the summer of sixty-nine

Taken from the Bryan Adams song Summer of ’69, from his fourth album Reckless (1985)

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Line(s) of the Day #HeyJude

hey jude

Hey Jude, don’t make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Taken from the much-loved single Hey Jude by The Beatles in 1968, which unusually wasn’t on any studio album. It was their biggest hit in the US, spending nine weeks at number one, and topped the charts worldwide. It’s long been one of my favourite Beatles songs, along with Tomorrow Never Knows, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, In My Life and The End.

Line(s) of the Day #ItsTime

It's Time - Imagine Dragons

So this is what you meant
When you said that you were spent
And now it’s time to build from the bottom of the pit
Right to the top
Don’t hold back

Taken from the song It’s Time by Imagine Dragons, from their debut album Night Vision (2012). It was the breakout single for the Las Vegas band, who have had continued success with their following two albums.

Line(s) of the Day #Kashmir

Physical Graffiti led zeppelin

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face
And stars fill my dream
I’m a traveller of both time and space
To be where I have been

The opening lyrics of Kashmir from English rock icons Led Zeppelin from their sixth studio album Physical Graffiti (1975).  Features one of the all-time escalating builds ups, the song is considered by the band to be their most definitive. You can find the 8 minute and 30 second song here, along with another seven of my favourite lengthy music pieces.

Line(s) of the Day #MoreThanAFeeling

boston-more-than-a-feeling-single

I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away

The opening lines of the hugely popular song More than A Feeling by Boston from their self-titled debut album.  While Boston (1976) was a success (more details here) and the band’s output has sold 75m copies worldwide, you’ll struggle to find a catchier and toe-tapping riff.

Line(s) of the Day #TheMission

The Mission

Silver and gold and it’s growing cold
Autumn leaves lay as thick as thieves.
Shivers down your spine chill you to the bone
‘Cos the mandolin wind is the melody that turns your heart to stone.

The opening lines of the song ‘Butterfly on a Wheel’ by the Mission, from their album Carved in Sand (1990)