Ah yes, another favorites list…this one was hard to pin down, though.  Still very incomplete, as there are thousands upon thousands in my head.  And don’t hate me for including Journey.

 

As soon as you’re born, you start dying

So you might as well have a good time

Cake, Sheep Go to Heaven

 

It’s harder to be friends than lovers

And you shouldn’t try to mix the two

‘Cause if you do it and you’re still unhappy

Then you know that the problem is you

Liz Phair, Divorce Song

 

You bring the razor blade, I’ll bring the speed

Take off your coat, it’s gonna be a long night

Ween, It’s Gonna Be a Long Night

 

She told me to come, but I was already there

AC/DC, You Shook Me All Night Long

 

Go ahead, bite the Big Apple

Don’t mind the maggots

The Rolling Stones, Shattered

 

Put me in the hospital for nerves and then they had to commit me

You told them all I was crazy

They cut off my legs, now I’m an amputee, God damn you

Harvey Danger, Flagpole Sitta

 

I believe in this and it’s been tested by research

He who fucks nuns will later join the church

The Clash, Death or Glory

 

As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent

You asked for the latest party

David Bowie, Diamond Dogs

 

If I’m too rough, tell me

I’m so scared your little head will come off in my hands

Alice Cooper, Billion Dollar Babies

 

So you stay out all night gettin’ fucked up in that rock ‘n’ roll bar

And you never get tired, ‘cause your drugs are in a little jar

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Opera Star

 

To get it on, I got to watch what I say

Or I’ll catch hell from women’s liberation

Aerosmith, Pandora’s Box

 

Don’t need no one’s opinion, don’t want no interruptions

Just shuts up long enough to reapply the suction

Stray Cats, Little Miss Prissy

 

White Americans, what?  Nothing better to do?

Why don’t you kick yourself out?  You’re an immigrant too

The White Stripes, Icky Thump

 

After ten long years they let him out of the home

Excitable boy, they all said

Then he dug up her grave and built a cage with her bones

Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy

 

Special favors come in thirty-one flavors

We’re out of mints, pass the Life Savers

Violent Femmes, Prove My Love

 

We all defend the right, ya ya, children must unite

Your life is worth much more than gold

Bob Marley, Jammin’

 

Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around

But some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground

Deep Purple, Smoke on the Water

 

You know I’m going to lose, and gambling’s for fools

But that’s the way I like it, baby, I don’t wanna live forever

Motorhead, Ace of Spades

 

I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints

And sinners are much more fun

Billy Joel, Only the Good Die Young

 

Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer

You may be a lover, but you ain’t no dancer

The Beatles, Helter Skelter

 

They got diseases like you ain’t never seen

They got a mystery blowjob that’ll turn your peter green

Frank Zappa, In France

 

She left me roses by the stairs

Surprises let me know she cares

Blink 182, All the Small Things

 

We got into a car and away we started rollin’

I said “how much you pay for this?”

She said “nothing, man, it’s stolen”

Dead Milkmen, Punk Rock Girl

 

Somebody stuck their fingers in the president’s ears

And it wasn’t too much later they came out with Johnson’s Wax

They Might Be Giants, Purple Toupee

 

I was drunk the day my momma got out of prison

And I went to pick her up in the rain

But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck

She got runned over by a damned old train

David Allen Coe, You Never Even Call Me By My Name

 

You want it all, but you can’t have it

It’s in your face, but you can’t grab it

Faith No More, Epic

 

I got a stiff reputation with a stick like a rock

My kids are confused and my wife is in shock

Alice Cooper, Prettiest Cop on the Block

 

Just wrap your legs ‘round these velvet rims

And strap your hands ‘cross my engines

Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

 

Though he was only five-foot-three, girls could not resist his stare

Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole

Modern Lovers, Pablo Picasso

 

The chief of police kept the crime off the streets

But deep in his heart, we all knew he felt differently

We all knew he was an anarchist

Cracker, Movie Star

 

If it wasn’t for date rape, I’d never get laid

Sublime, Date Rape

 

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice

Rush, Freewill

 

Why don’t you all just f…ade away?

The Who, My Generation

 

She looks like the Sunday comics, she thinks she’s Brenda Starr

Her nose job is real atomic, all she needs is an old knife scar

Blondie, Rip Her to Shreds

 

Though my eyes could see, I still was a blind man

Though my mind could think, I still was a madman

Kansas, Carry On My Wayward Son

 

You treat me like a dirty clown

You’re always kickin’ my dog around

Oingo Boingo, Goodbye-Goodbye

 

And redneckers, they get us pissed

And stupid stuff, it makes us shout

Pixies, U-Mass

 

And the sign said, “the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls

And tenement halls”

Simon & Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence

 

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand

Lord, don’t they help themselves

But when the taxman comes to the door

Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Son

 

With fingernails that shine like justice

And a voice that is dark like tinted glass

Cake, Short Skirt/Long Jacket

 

Freedom’s just another word for “nothing left to lose”

Janis Joplin, Me and Bobby McGee

 

I like you so much better when you’re naked

I like me so much better when you’re naked

Ida Maria, I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked

 

Everything you’ve ever said is brilliant

Anything you wanna do is fine with me

Too Much Joy, Crush Story

 

The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think

Oh, by the way, which one’s Pink?

Pink Floyd, Have a Cigar

 

This trickle-down theory has left all these pockets empty

Uncle Tupelo, Postcard

 

I’m friends with the president, I’m friends with the pope

We’re all makin’ a fortune sellin’ daddy’s dope

The Ramones, We’re a Happy Family

 

Don’t ask me what I think of you

I might not give the answer that you want me to

Fleetwood Mac, Oh Well

 

Reese Witherspoon, she’s the prom queen

Bill gates, captain of the chess team

Jack Black the clown, Brad Pitt the quarterback

I’ve seen it all before – I want my money back

Bowling For Soup, High School Never Ends

 

Growing up leads to growing old and then to dying

And dying to me don’t sound like all that much fun

John Cougar Mellencamp, Authority Song

 

When they kick in your front door, how you gonna come?

With your hands on your head or on the trigger of your gun?

The Clash, Guns of Brixton

 

She don’t spare the child, she don’t spoil the rod

She just gets rich ‘cause she works for God

Young Fresh Fellows, Amy Grant

 

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

Neil Young, My My, Hey Hey

 

She holds the shotgun while you do-se-do

She want one man made of Hercules and Cyrano

Spin Doctors, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong

 

If I lost my mind, would you help me find it?

Soul Asylum, Spinnin’

 

Pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday

Then I’ll get on my knees and pray we don’t get fooled again

The Who, Won’t Get Fooled Again

 

Now I know I’m being used

That’s okay man, ‘cause I like the abuse

The Offspring, Self Esteem

 

Some will win, some will lose

Some are born to sing the blues

Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’

 

They screamed when the Beatles sang

And they laughed when the King fell down the stairs

Oh, they should’ve known better

The Police, Born in the 50’s

 

Singles remind me of kisses, albums remind me of plans

Squeeze, If I Didn’t Love You

 

One foot in the door, the other foot in the gutter

The Replacements, I Don’t Know

 

Bottom line’s been snorted, bottom card’s been dealt

Old 97’s, Champaign, Illinois

 

I try to rock her in my cradle, I try to knock her out

I try to cram her back in my mouth

Veruca Salt, Seether

 

I feel stupid and contagious

Here we are now, entertain us

Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit

 

Momma knows, but she don’t care, she’s got her worries too

Seven kids and a phony affair, and the rent is due

Ian Hunter, Cleveland Rocks

 

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run

There’s still time to change the road you’re on

Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven

 

This is what we’ve waited for

This is it, boys, this is war

Nina, 99 Red Balloons

 

You wanna party with the lights on

Come on, I like it dark

Sleater-Kinney, You’re No Rock ‘n’ Roll Fun

 

Called my mom from a pay phone, said “I’m down to my last”

She said “I put you through college, now go call your dad”

Cracker, Eurotrash Girl

 

I might like you better if we slept together

Romeo Void, Never Say Never

 

Hello, I’m sorry, I lost myself

I think I thought you were someone else

R.E.M., Pop Song 89

 

Fire all of your guns at once and explode into space

Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild

 

Sneaking in the back door with dirty magazines

Now your mother wants to know what all those stain on your jeans

Buzzcocks, Orgasm Addict

 

Performing on a stool, we’ve a sight to make you drool

Seven virgins and a mule, keep it cool, keep it cool

Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Karn Evil 9

 

Seems like everybody’s shakin’ ‘cause the big one’s ‘bout to fall

I’m just tryin’ to hold it steady while I piss on the wall

The J. Geils Band, Piss on the Wall

 

You don’t know what it’s like, you don’t have a clue

If you did you’d find yourselves doin’ the same thing too

Judas Priest, Breaking the Law

 

I can take humiliation, and hurtful comments on the bus

I’m just praying by the weekend I can earn enough for us

XTC, Earn Enough for Us

 

Never fall in love ‘til you go through her purse

The Vandals, (But Then) She Spoke

 

Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry

Black Sabbath, Paranoid

 

But if you’re troubled and hurt, what you got under your shirt

Will make them pay for the things that they did

My Chemical Romance, Teenagers

 

Gimme a dollar, and I’ll buy you a beer

You ain’t bad-lookin’, and you smell good from here

New Duncan Imperials, Mystery Date

 

When you idle at the stoplight, better get the signal right

The Cars, Double Life

 

And I can’t decide which one I love the most

The flesh and blood or the pale, smiling ghost

Robyn Hitchcock, My Wife and My Dead Wife

 

And the waitress is practicing politics

As the businessman slowly gets stoned

And they’re sharing a drink they call loneliness

But it’s better than drinking alone

Billy Joel, Piano Man

 

Bits of me are scattered in the trees and in the hedges

Rockpile, Crawling from the Wreckage

 

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?

So you think you can love me and leave me to die?

Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Just because you’re paranoid don’t mean they’re not after you

Nirvana, Territorial Pissings

 

When I woke up, mom and dad are rollin’ on the couch

Rollin’ numbers, rock and rollin,’ got my KISS records out

Cheap Trick, Surrender

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