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

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

  1. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Chicago, IL, US
    I never knew you
    You were a roller skater
     
  2. st33ve

    st33ve Forum Resident

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    USA
    Beat me to it.
     
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  3. Favre508

    Favre508 Forum Resident

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    Yes! first line that came to my mind.
     
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  4. DavidD

    DavidD Forum Resident

    From Can't Buy A Thrill, Do It Again:

    "Now you swear and kick and beg us that you’re not a gamblin’ man
    Then you find you’re back in Vegas with a handle in your hand"
     
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  5. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Szechuan dumplings, now that the deal has been done.
     
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  6. Favre508

    Favre508 Forum Resident

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    Ohio
    We know you're used to 16 or more, sorry we only have 8.
     
  7. CrombyMouse

    CrombyMouse Forum Resident

    Location:
    Budapest, Hungary
    "I can't cry anymore while you run around
    Break away
    Just when it seems so clear
    That it's over now
    Drink your big black cow
    And get out of here"
     
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  8. Socalguy

    Socalguy Forum Resident

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    CA
    Show business kids
    Making movies of themselves
    You know they don’t give a ****
    About anybody else
     
  9. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    South Florida
    Who makes the traffic interesting...Honey it’s you - Janie Runaway

    (I guess you have to be picturing the same thing I do to understand why it’s my favorite. :D)
     
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  10. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Where did the bastard run ? Is he still around ?

    Everything You Did
     
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  11. " I can smell the El Supremo
    From the room at the top of the stairs.."
     
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  12. "They got their Steely Dan t-shirts " !
     
  13. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    South Florida
    Another favorite is: Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening (“Everything You Did”)

    I used to tell fellow Dan fans that the suggestion was the Eagles’ music was only good for drowning out the couple’s fighting.
     
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  14. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    "It's a beggars life, said the Queen of Spain
    But don't tell it to a poor man
    Cause he's got to kill for every thrill
    The best he can
    Everywhere around me
    I see jealousy and mayhem
    Because no men have all their peace of mind
    To carry them"


    Night by Night
     
  15. gratussi

    gratussi Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans.

    Some things will never change :winkgrin:

    From "Babylon Sisters"

    The kid will live and learn
    As he watches his bridges burn
    From the point of no return
     
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  16. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    Brooklyn, New York
    From "Midnight Cruiser":
    Felonius my old friend
    Step on in and let me shake your hand
    So glad that you're here again
    For one more time
    Let your madness run with mine
    Streets still unseen we'll find somehow
    No time is better than now

    From "Any World (That I'm Welcome To)"
    If I had my way
    I would move to another lifetime
    I'd quit my job
    Ride the train through the misty nighttime
    I'll be ready when my feet touch ground
    Wherever I come down
    And if the folks will have me
    Then they'll have me

    Any world that I'm welcome to
    Is better than the one I come from
     
  17. Electric Sydney

    Electric Sydney Forum Resident

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    Scarsdale, NY
    Bring back the Boston Rag.
    Tell all your buddies that it ain’t no drag.
     
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  18. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    I was going to post that one! That is such a hilarious yet very subversive song!
     
  19. audiofool

    audiofool Forum Resident

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    London Ont
    From Green Book: ‘My life, my love, my third hand rose’
     
  20. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Thelonius
     
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  21. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    It says “Felonius” in the lyrics printed on the gatefold.
     
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  22. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Don't Take Me Alive

    Can you hear the evil crowd
    The lies and the laughter
    I hear my inside
    The mechanized hum of another world
    Where no sun is shining
    No red light flashing
    Here in this darkness
    I know…
     
  23. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Saw the same in the sheet music book. Some lyrics website got things mixed up, sorry 'bout that.
     
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  24. negative1

    negative1 80s retro fan

    Location:
    USA
    From Peg:
    Code:
    I keep it with your letter
    
    Done up in blueprint blue
    It sure looks good on you
    
    So won't you smile for the camera
    I know I'll love you better
    
    Peg
    It will come back to you
    
    Peg
    It will come back to you
    Then the shutter falls
    
    You see it all in 3-D
    It's your favorite foreign movie
    
    take your pick of lines.

    later
    -1
     
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  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Alexandria VA
    Ha - I was gonna post that! :D

    And I mean it. It's funny because it's so stupid! :)
     

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