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Old 07-25-2006, 11:48 AM
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The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

Just a reflection... what do you think are the most cult quotes/lines from lyrics in prog rock albums. The ones that could be considered classic for genre fans..

I think that recently the one that became very recognizable and surely one of the best remembered will be "Life is like a beanstalk". Perhaps the most distinctive line in whole SMPTe album and if we add to this that it was the most sensational album of the year then it seems it can't be forgotten.

I'll name a few more but later ..I'm very curious about your thoughts...
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:21 PM
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

"Me, I'm just a lawnmower, you can tell me by the way I walk!" from "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" by Genesis.

"Talk, Talk, it's only talk." from "Elephant Talk" by King Crimson
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

......it's only Knock and Know all, But I like it!!!!! more to come, this is fun
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:13 PM
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"The show must go on!"
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:16 PM
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.. from get' em out by friday ...

' .. stand in your hands you'll be happy on earth , so invest in the church for your heaven..'
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:19 PM
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"Confusion will be my epitaph" - You all know where this comes from

I know a lot of quotes from other prog rock, but they mostly have personal meanings and I'm sure thay aren't that important in the history prog per se.
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

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I think that recently the one that became very recognizable and surely one of the best remembered will be "Life is like a beanstalk". Perhaps the most distinctive line in whole SMPTe album and if we add to this that it was the most sensational album of the year then it seems it can't be forgotten.

I'll name a few more but later ..I'm very curious about your thoughts...
Great topic.

BTW, that Transatlantic song (and the quote) is from a cover of Procol Harum's "In Held Twas I" Quite a good cover, methinks.

My favorite line? How can you beat Yes for great quotes?

"Flying Shining Purple Wolfhounds Tell Me Where You Are!"

"Changed only for a sight of sound, the space agreed."
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

I think .. We all need some light now ... Transatlantic
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:19 PM
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"Any escape might help to soothe the unattractive truth
but the suburbs have to charms to sooth the restless dreams of youth."

-Rush



"Surely, surely! Ah!"

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"I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house, I don't know why I call him Gerald.
He's getting rather old but he's a good mouse"

Says it all really.
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

I could get lost in this thread.

Yesspaz's quintessential Yes quotes:

"Change we must as surely time does."

"Where we are coming from or where we go, we only know we come with sound."

"It all comes through this feel."

"We exist through this strange disguise."

"Someone shouted "open the door" - Lookout!"

"At the start of every day
A child begins to play
And all we need to know
Is that the future is a friend of yours and mine"

"Now the verses I've sang
Don't add much weight to the story in my head
So I'm thinking I should go and write a punch line
But they're so hard to find
In my cosmic mind
So I think I'll take a look out of the window"

"Like the time I ran away,
Turned around and you were standing close to me."

"No point in kidding,
Let the children split the atom-"

"And you may find time will blind you-
This to just remind you all is meant to be."

"We love when we play."
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

If you're talking Yes lyrics. How about:

"And the door was open wide
Inside was a diamond chair
Where I sat when I was young
I wrote down the words"

Beautiful when put into context.
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

who will find the most important Tangerine dream's sentence ?
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

"The price of meat has just gone up and your old lady has just gone down"

Frank Zappa - Cosmic Debris
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

an another from FZ :

.. jazz is not dead ot just smell's funny ....

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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

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who will find the most important Tangerine dream's sentence ?
I'll give it a shot. How about this:

"Loved by the sun!
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

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Great topic.

BTW, that Transatlantic song (and the quote) is from a cover of Procol Harum's "In Held Twas I" Quite a good cover, methinks.
Thanks Avian, you beat me to it. From "Shine On Brightly", my fave PH album.
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

Maybe "we're only in it for the money" before that but definitely the most important sentence in all of music is "don't eat that yellow snow". Life, universe and everything in one line.

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With the heart and mind united
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