I know this is probably a cliche topic, but, if nothing else, I want it to remember lyrics I like.

“Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head “
- U2 “One” (This is a great song in general. I like all the lyrics. This is just my favorite part. How can it not be hard hitting when you ask someone if they are playing Jesus to their own lepers.”)

 

“‘Cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe…”
- Anna Nalick “Breathe”

 

“Am I a part of the cure
Or am I part of the disease?”
- Cold Play “Clocks”

 

“And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming,
Or the moment of the truth in your lies.
When everything feels like the movies,
Yeah you bleed just to know you’re alive.”
- Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (In a way this song bugs me because they overplayed it when the movie came out, but how can you beat a line like “when everything feels like the movies, yeah you bleed just to know you’re alive,”?)

 

“I’m still alive but I’m barely breathin’
Just prayed to a god that I don’t believe in,
Cuz I got time while she got freedom
Cuz when a heart breaks well it don’t break even”
- Script “Breakeven” (Love the honesty in the line, “Just prayed to a god that I don’t believe in”)

 

“I found god, on the corner of First and Amistad
Where the west was all but won
All alone, smokin’ his last cigarette
I said, ‘Where’ve you been?’
He said, ‘Ask anything?’ “
- Fray “You Found Me”

 

“Now, Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
She said, ‘Tell me are you a Christian, child?’
And I said, ‘Ma’am, I am tonight!’ “
- Marc Cohn, “Walkin in Memphis” (Obviously, I just like songs with sacrilegious lines in the them.)

 

“And I find it kinda funny
I find it kinda sad
The dreams in which I’m dyin’
Are the best I ever had”
- Tears for Fears, “Mad World”

 

“So let it rock, let it roll
Let the Bible Belt come and save my soul
Hold on to 16 as long as you can
Changes come around real soon make us women and men.”
- John Cougar Mellencamp, “Jack and Diane”