What's your favorite line from a Steely Dan song?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by classicrockguy, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    Seems so clear that it's over now,
    Drink your big Black Cow
    and get outa' here
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  2. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Wafting in and out of Forum

    Phoenix, AZ USA
    It's the light in my eyes
    It's perfection and grace
    It's the smile on my face
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  3. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

    Jan.10 ..... today is Donald's 72nd birthday :cheers:

  4. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Dutch mountains
    Still reelin' strong
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  5. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    "I once had a friend who tried to help me...in a bad way."

    I'm cheating here because it's from a pre-Dan demo called "Sun Mountain." But this line is constantly in my head. It says nothing specific but implies a myriad of things about human nature and why relationships are so complicated.

  6. vonwegen

    vonwegen Forum Resident

    And that is the verse that Walter Becker wrote in 20 minutes or less, after weeks of producer Gary Katz begging him to stop by to help Donald finish the song!
  7. vonwegen

    vonwegen Forum Resident

    Boz was definitely into them around the time of Silk Degrees, as the backing music testifies. It's like a SD bonus album, in a good way.
  8. Technocentral

    Technocentral Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    "This is the day of the expanding man."
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  9. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Well, the danger on the rocks is surely past
    Still I remain tied to the mast

    "Home at Last"
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  10. BourbonAndVinyl

    BourbonAndVinyl Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
    I don't know why, but these lyrics from "Black Cow" were always somewhat arresting to me... reminds me of someone...

    In the corner
    Of my eye
    I saw you in Rudy's
    You were very high
    You were high
    It was a cryin' disgrace
    They saw your face
    On the counter
    By your keys
    Was a book of numbers
    And your remedies
    One of these
    Surely will screen out the sorrow
    But where are you tomorrow

    But I have to give a shout out to the panic stricken lyric from "Kid Charlemagne" - "Is there gas in the car?? Yes there's gas in the caaaar"
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  11. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    "Gaucho" is one of my favorite tunes--not only of theirs, but overall. And I also love the lyrics . . . despite being someone who usually doesn't pay attention to lyrics.

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