"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see." (Strawberry Fields Forever)
"There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
Nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.
It's easy." (All You Need Is Love)
"Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free" (Blackbird)
"One thing I can tell you is you got to be free" (Come Together)
"Somewhere in her smile she knows, that I don't need no other lover." (Something)
"Everywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say
Hey you've got to hide your love away" (You've Got To Hide Your Love Away)
"The sun is up, the sky is blue. It's beautiful and so are you." (Dear Prudence)
"All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong?" (Eleanor Rigby)
"Each one believing that love never dies, watching her eyes and hoping I'm always there" (Here, There And Everywhere)
"Then I suddenly see you. Did I tell you I need you every single day of my life?" (Got To Get You Into My Life)
"I'm a loser
And I'm not what I appear to be
Although I laugh and I act like a clown
Beneath this mask I am wearing a frown
My tears are falling like rain from the sky
Is it for her or myself that I cry" (I'm A Loser)
"I've just seen a face, I can't forget the time or place where we just met. She's just the girl for me and I want all the world to see we've met" (I've Just Seen A Face)
"Nothing's gonna change my world." (Across The Universe)
"Bright are the stars that shine, dark is the sky. I know this love of mine will never die" (And I Love Her)
"Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more" (In My Life)
"She´s the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry, still you don't regret a single day." (Girl)
"And I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
But you lose
'Cause weird lover Wilde is on mine" (Cemetry Gates)
"In my life, why do I give valuable time to people who don't care if I live or die?" (Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now)
"I don't dream about anyone - except myself" (William, It Was Really Nothing)
"You just haven't earned it yet, baby
You must suffer and cry for a longer time" (You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby)
""You shut your mouth! How can you say I go about things the wrong way? I am a human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does" (How Soon Is Now)
"If you're so funny
Then why are you on your own tonight?
And if you're so clever
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you're so very entertaining
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you're so very good-looking
Why do you sleep alone tonight?" (I Know It's Over)
"Haven't had a dream in a long time
See, the life I've had
Can make a good man bad" (Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want)
"And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well the pleasure, the privilege is mine" (There Is A Light That Never Goes Out)
"If everyone's a little queer, why can't she be a little straight?" (Pink Triangle)
"Why are you so far away from me?
I need help and you're way across the sea" (Across The Sea)
"If I'm a dog then you're a bitch" (Butterfly)
"I'm a lot like you so please
Hello, I'm here, I'm waiting
I think I'd be good for you
And you'd be good for me" (El Scorcho)
"I'm shakin' at your touch
I like you way too much
My baby I'm afraid I'm falling for you
I'd do 'bout anything to get the hell out alive
or maybe I would rather settle down with you" (Falling For You)
"What's the deal with my brain? Why am I so obviously insane?" (Perfect Situation)
"Why bother? it's gonna hurt me
It's gonna kill when you desert me
This happened to me twice before
It won't happen to me anymore" (Why Bother?)
"Hold me. Take me with you 'cause I'm lonely." (Hold Me)
"Oh girl, when I'm in love with you, keep fishin' if you feel it's true" (Keep Fishin')
"Sometimes i wanna get in a car, close my eyes and drive real fast. Keep on going 'til i get some place where i can truly rest" (Longtime Sunshine)
"will we last through the winter?
will we make it to see?
I never wanted a partner
and I never loved you now you are free to leave
this heart is already frozen
I can't remember the fall
and if I last through the winter I swear to you now, I won't call" (In Fear And Faith)
"Don't aim without a target. Where will we end up?" (1,000 Witnesses)
"Patience, both we and our words are over produced by influence" (Act Appalled)
"guess who's next? you’re just as guilty as them." (The Glorious Nosebleed)
"Time takes its toll on us
this changes everything
i'd be a liar if i denied you at all
oh, now that I know
this changes everything" (The Great Golden Baby)
"He makes it up as it goes and it goes away, to places he can only hide in other peoples minds" (Living Together)
"you'd mean so much more to me if I remembered" (Meet Me In Montauk)
"and then there's those other things
which for several reasons we won't mention
everything about them is a little bit stranger
a little bit harder
a little bit deadly"
"can't expect the world to be your raggedy andy"
"i'm just a little bit heiress, a little bit irish
a little bit tower of pisa whenever i see you
so please be kind if i'm a mess" (Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk)
"People will know when they see this show
The kind of a guy I am
They'll recognize just what I stand for and what I just can't stand
They'll perceive what I believe in
And what I know is true
And they'll recognize I'm a one man guy
Always was through and through"
"I don't know why I'm a one man guy
Or why I'm a one man show
But these three cubic feet of bone and blood and meat are all I love and know" (One Man Guy)
You're such a wonder that I think I'll stay in bed
So much to plunder that I think I'll sleep instead" (California)
"I don't want somebody to love me
Just give me sex whenever I want it
'Cause all I ask for is instant pleasure"
"If drinkin' coffee's your idea of really cool you can't expect no crazy chick to notice you" (Instant Pleasure)
"Stephanie says that she wants to know why she's given half her life, to people she hates now"
"But she's not afraid to die, the people all call her Alaska"
"Stephanie says that she wants to know, why it is though she's the door she can't be the room"
"They're asking is it good or bad
It's such an icy feeling it's so cold in Alaska" (Stephanie Says)
"I'm sticking with you
'Cos I'm made out of glue
Anything that you might do
I'm gonna do too" (I'm Sticking WIth You)
"Oh, I'll settle down with some old story
About a boy who's just like me
Thought there was love in everything and everyone
You're so naive!"
"At the final moment, I cried. I always cry at endings"
"It is mightier than swords
I could kill you sure
But I could only make you cry with these words" (Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying)
"If you find yourself caught in love
Say a prayer to the man above
Thank him for every day you pass
You should thank him for saving your sorry ass
If you’re single, but looking out
You must raise your prayer to a shout
Another partner must be found
Someone to take your life beyond"
"You talk of freedom don’t you see
The only freedom that you’ll ever really know
Is written in books from long ago" (If You Find Yourself Caught In Love)
"But if there's trouble she's got the moves, she's taking an elementary class in Kung Fu"
"The black will be grey and the white will be grey, but the blues are still blue"
(The Blues Are Still Blue)
"And the head said that you always were a queer one from the start
For careers you say you want to be remembered for your art
Your obsessions get you known throughout the school for being strange
Making life-size models of The Velvet Underground in clay"
"Honey, lovin' you is the greatest thing,
I get to be myself and I get to sing,
I get to play at being irresponsible,
I come home late and love your soul,
I never forget you in my prayers,
I never have a bad thing to report." (Funny Little Frog)
"I said goodbye to someone that I love. It’s not just me, I tell you it’s the both of us. And it was hard, like coming off the pills that you take to stay happy." (If She Wants Me)
"Tonight, Pretend you're an acrobat
And you're being thrown on top of the world
Do you still wish you were beautiful?
Cause you will always be beautiful.
Tonight, Pretend you're a cigarette.
And you're being smoked by a picturesque girl.
Do you still wish you were beautiful?
Cause you will always be beautiful." (Acrobat)
"People make good wood for fires
but we're too hot to burn
Hit the brakes, I cried
This could be a dream
if I just closed my eyes"
"It's not in the words you told me, it's all in the way you looked at me." (Dancing In The Rearview)
"What if nothing is just that and suffering's the only thing we're good
at?" (Love, Love, Love (Love, Love))
"If love comes your way,
don't be afraid.
Unlock the box your heart's encased.
Hope it won't change
and beware of the games
that she'll want to start playing." (Maybe I'm Just Tired)
"Hey Father, Hey hey Father, what do you know? 'Lovers on the carousel won't ride forever'" (The Carousel)
"You'd make a great secret if i could keep you, but we all spill our guts. "
"When in Rome we shall do as the Romans, when in Hell we do shots at the bar."
"It doesn't get any better than this so run like hell.
This is a rock and roll takeover.
Living each day one night at a time.
There were mercy fucks, there was blood.
You should have been there by my side.
This is passion, this is red handed denial.
I have no lover and she hasn't the prettiest eyes. Last call, kill it."
"It is better to destroy than to create what is meaningless." (Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Battery)
"well if loving me is wrong, then god damn you do it right" (The New Black)
"make me give a damn and i will be with you everywhere. i will open the sky. i will follow you into hell. kill everyone in our way." (host disorder)
"I was always told that you're a liar and not to trust
but my name still means nothing and we're all still,
we're all still in the same spot
This feels like a nightmare" (Devil's Song)
"I never wanted it to feel like this, to be this way.
I'm just afraid that if you stay we'll never ever change.
Well I never wanted it to be like this, to feel this way.
I'm just afraid that if you stay, you'll hate me." (Slowing Down (Long Time Coming))
"Keep your lonely eyes to yourself and fold away all your best clothes
Make sure all those mother fucking boys know
She loves me so" (She Loves Me So)
"They say what doesn’t kill your soul will make it harder but you can’t be a stone hearted man
This isn’t just a waste of time, addictions made me stronger but you can’t be stoned all the time" (Stone Hearted Man)
"This is what the world is for - making electricity" (Electric Feel)
"This is our decision to live fast and die young
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun!
Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
Forget about our mothers and our friends
We were fated to pretend" (Time To Pretend)
"This is a call to arms
to live and love and sleep
We could flood the streets
with love or light or heat
whatever" (The Youth)
"Is it my imagination or have I finally found something worth living for?
I was looking for some action, but all I found was cigarettes and alcohol" (Cigarettes & Alcohol)
"Maybe you're the same as me
We see things they'll never see
You and I are gonna live forever" (Live Forever)
"I've waited for a thousand years for you to come and blow me out my mind" (Lyla)
"Gonna write a song so she can see
Give her all the love she gives to me
Talk of better days that have yet to come
Never felt this love from anyone
She's not anyone" (Songbird)
"I don't mind
As long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine
I'll be fine, if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it" (The Importance Of Being Idle)
"And everyone has hands just to use someone, and it makes me feel just like old gum" (Her Father And Her)
"I joke around but I don’t look down
Because you could break my heart
Only you could break my heart
Only you could win my dreams back
From the man who writes prescriptions on Post-It notes" (Who's Your Boyfriend?)
"Carolina, she's from Texas
Red bricks drop from her vagina
Oh, her lips taste just like sunk ships
But her breasts taste just like breakfast" (Carolina)
"I lost you on a Tuesday. That’s all I can remember" (Before My Bedtime)
"Now there she goes, right over the sunrise
Never gonna be adored
Never gonna be ‘bout you, momma!
Now there she goes right over the sunrise
‘Cause I’m so sick of fuckin up in the subway
We’re gonna do it in this beautiful Mustang" (Over The Sunrise)
"All your friends seem like enemies
When you're broken down and empty" (Waiting)
"It’s passion, it's not love
infatuation never ends up right" (Confessions)
"Do I have nothing good left to say?
Do I need whiskey to start fueling my complaints?
People love to drink their troubles away
Sometimes I feel that I'd be better off that way
Cause maybe then I could sleep at night
I wouldn't lie awake until the morning light
This is something that I'll never control
My nerves will be the death of me, I know." (The Death Of Me)