C-Mac: What's That Line?

"I don't care who makes the laws, as long as I write the songs."
Bob Dylan

During both my younger and early/mid adult years, I was always very aware that I did not have "game." That is, cool talk for being able to say something really fly to a woman to gain her attention. Instead I was just a straight shooter. No impressive lines spit. As a result, first base wasn't even a question most of the time. I guess I was just too square.

But - I could always write poetry and the love I have for music allows me to recognize a clever lyric when I see one. I may not have been able to use them, but in my mind I could recite them poetically in my mind as I admired the creativity within the songwriter.
Some songs have lyrics that will standout forever in my view. There are lyrics that come to mind now, such as:

Did you know that true love asks for nothing
Her acceptance is the way we pay
Stevie Wonder/”As”

That’s the way it goes on love’s train
You don't need no,...You don't need no ticket to ride!
Con-Funk-Shun/”Love’s Train”

If you were mine…. If you were mine.
I wouldn’t want to go… to heaven
Sade/ “Cherish The Day”

What lyrics made the impression on you that you will always remember?


Mizrepresent said...

But at your are're are positive, motivating force within my life...and if you should ever feel the need to wonder why...let me know, let me know....
At Your Best - Isley's

Let her cry, for she's a lady...let her dream, dreammmmm, for she's a child...let the rain fall down upon her...she's a free and gentle flower growing wild.

Wildflower - New Birth

The writer takes his pen...and writes the words again.. that all is fair in love...

All is fair - Stevie Wonder

Shai said...

There are so many. One song that sticks out is Al B. Sure's Night and Day.

Sheletha said...

When you've been blessed...feels like heaven...

Patti LaBelle

I must have rehearsed my lines, a thousand times, until I had them Mem.or.ized...But when I get up the nerve to tell you the word just never seem to come out riiight..

Patti Patti

So I try my best and pray to God to send me someone real, to caress me and to guide to towards a love my heart can feel. now I know I can be faithful, I can be your all and all, give you good lovin through the summertime, winter, spring, and fall

mary j

Good morning heartache, you ole gloomy site, Good mornign heartache, thought we said 'goodbye' last night

Natalie Cole

ever since the way you looked at me love is not a want love is now a need

my babydaddy- Maxwell

Let's stay together
Can we agree to just disagree
Let's stay together Don't do it for the kids do it for me

-Lyfe Jennings

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

"No Head, no Backstage pass"


George Clinton

and anything by al Green

Rich in the Stl said...

Hey ya'll, today is Lance's birthday. Go to
leave a comment and wish him a
happy birthday

dc_speaks said...

"I like big butts and I cannot lie...You other brotha's cant deny
that when a girl walk in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your get sprung"

Sir Mix-A-Lot!

Girly_Girl said...

DC--how about 'never trust a big butt and smile?' I think that's Bel Biv DeVoe.

Anyway, I like songs that I can put my name into. For example, Garth Brooks song, 'Friends in Low Places:'

"Cause I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the SAADIA chases my blues away"

Rich in the Stl said...

It never rains in southern california. I haven't seen your face in a year, I can't wait till I get there, just a kiss, and squeeze and hug, and girl you know the rest cause they tell me.... I can't sleep at night, without your 8 x 10 by my side, now the day will come, for us to be together, I'm not worried about a thing, not even stormy weather....

Tony Toni Tone

I'm like Saadia, I like inserting my name in songs

whatever u want, girl it's alright with me, whatever u need, call 662-2135...

what makes you think that I
would try to run a game on you, just as sure as my name is Rich-chard, I'll be there for you, and I will treat you just like a queen and give you fine things, you'll never have to worry about another in your place, so believe me when I say, whatever you want....

Tony, Toni, Tone

If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Am I wrong to hunger, for the gentleness of your touch...

Luther Ingram

Cool post C-Mac, cool post.

Girly_Girl said...

"And it's a real beauty
A SAADIA cutie...
How she got here
I haven't a clue..."

~Jimmy Buffett

dc_speaks said...

Go see the Doctorrrrrrr!

Kool Moe Dee

lol...Saadia, who said anything about trusting!

I Feel So Unsure
As i take your hand
And lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies
Something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen
And all its sad goodbyes


I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste a chance that i've been given
So i'm never gonna dance again
The way i danced with you

Careless Whisper
George Michael

Rich in the Stl said...

Careless whisper was the jam!

Girly_Girl said...

I will be your father figure
(oh baby)
Put your tiny hand in mine
(i'd love to)
I will be your preacher teacher
(be your daddy)
Anything you have in mind
(it would make me)
I will be your father figure
(very happy)
I have had enough of crime
(please let me)
I will be the one who loves you -
Until the end of time"

CapCity said...
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CapCity said...

Meshell Ndegeocello's "I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart for the Joys of the Multitudes..."

Jill Scott's "...and maybe we can just be SILENT!!"

The following by Johnny Mathis: "It's not for what you are that I love you, but for WHAT I AM when I AM with YOU!"(I think this is johnny:-).

"But memories will fade
And pretty dreams will rise up
Where her other dreams fell through

Hurry, new love, hurry here
To kiss away each lonely tear
And hold her near when Sunny gets blue."

c-mac said...

How do you NOT love a person who can quote Ndegeocello, Jill Scott AND Mathis in the same spot. that is a multifaceted music lover.

George Michael did have some cold slow jams!

And D.C. I swear - i honestly believe you can go to any white club in america - and every white girl in the place will know Sir Mix Alot's Baby Got Back verbatum and ON beat! I have seen it more times than i can count!

Girly_Girl said... 9 year old's favorite song is 'Baby got Back.'

CapCity said...

Thanx C-mac, but I knew I had to come correct with this group! LOL! When MizRepresent started it off with New Birth! I knew I had found a "nest" of kindred spirits!

How could I forget The Artist's:

"If I was your one and only friend
Would U run 2 me if somebody hurt U even if that somebody was me?"

This blog has taken me back to some Happy Times! Thanx!

c-mac said...

Now that Prince line always stuck out to me too... that is wickedly fly!

Sheletha said...

I just realized what that picture was...

CapCity said...

LOL! Sheletha! I was wondering if young people would know & appreciate the chosen photo for this topic. I used to hate using those yellow 45 "inserts"! LOL!

California Dove said...


"and no one but you, has the kind of Whip-Appeal on me. keep on whippin on me-work it on me. whip all your sweet sweet loving on me"-BabyFace

"if they ask you why we did it, tell 'em that we did it for love"

"I dont see nothing wrong, with a little Bump-N-Grid"-R.Kelly

I could go on and on. One song really special to me is "Moment of Love"....oh and anything by Anita Baker.

California Dove said...

" put it down last you water baby, how about chicken wangs, how about some fish-n-grits, I'll hurry and go get it. whatever, whatever baby"
-Jill Scott

what you know 'bout dat der, boy!

Mizrepresent said...

I loved u in a place...where theres no space or time...i love you in place, u'r a friend of mine, but when my life is over...remember when were together..we're alone now...and i'm singing this song to you.

Donny Hathaway

My hearts without home...i don't want to be alone...gotta find me my life.

Aretha Franklin

A chair is still a chair...even when noone's sitting chair...but a chair is just a chair, and a house is not a home, when there is noone there, and noone you can kiss goodnight.

Luther Vandross

A child is born with no state of mind
Blind to the ways of mankind
God is smiling on you but he's frowning too
Because only God knows what you’ll go through
You’ll grow in the ghetto, living second rate
And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate
The places you’re playin’, where you stay
Looks like one great big alley way
You'll admire all the number book takers
Thugs, pimps, pushers and the big money makers
Driving big cars, spending twenties and tens
And you wanna grow up to be just like them, huh,
Smugglers, scrambles, burglars, gamblers
Pickpockets, peddlers even panhandlers
You say: “I'm cool, I'm no fool!”
But then you wind up dropping out of high school
Now you're unemployed, all non-void
Walking ‘round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd
Turned stickup kid, look what you’ve done did
Got sent up for a eight year bid
Now your manhood is took and you're a may tag
Spend the next two years as a undercover ***
Being used and abused to serve like hell
Till one day you was found hung dead in a cell
It was plain to see that your life was lost
You was cold and your body swung back and forth
But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
Of how you lived so fast and died so young

Don't push me...cuz i'm close to the edge!

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5

c-mac said...

Awwww damn! Mizrepresent! I hereby change your name to "Represent" - cause you are representing for sure... Donnie, Retha, Lutha - and topped it off with grandmaster flash??!!

btw - did you hear christina aguilera's version of 'a song for you' on herbie hancock's 'possibilitites' alblum?

It's truly ridiculous!

Rich in the Stl said...

I'm trying not to lose my head, huh huh huh huh...

You clowning now Mizrepresent.

You going to make me go listen to some of my old rap.

I also have Donny Hathaway's greatest hits. I featured a brother that sounds just like Donny. Check out the post The Rebirth of Donnie

dc_speaks said...

this was tight! I loved this post!

Mizrepresent said...

Thanks CMAC,
No, i never heard that version, i'm going to have to check out!

Thanks Rich, wasn't that the jam!
I have the Donny Hathaway collection as well.