Best Verses In Music History

The greatest verses of any genre of any genre to ever grace the wonderfulness of music:
The Top Ten
1 "Imagine" - John Lennon, 1st Verse
2 "The Sound of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel, Final Verse

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence."

That verse has been permanently etched on my memory since I first heard the song. What a brilliant work.

3 "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin, 6th Verse

And as we wind on down the road!
Our shadow's taller than our souls!
There walks a lady we all know!
Who shines white light and wants to show!
How everything still turns to gold!
And if you listen very hard!
The truth will come to you at last!
When all is one and one is all,
To be a rock, and not to roll!
And she's buying a stairway,
To heaven...

4 "Time" - Pink Floyd, 2nd Verse
5 "American Pie" - Don McLean, Final Verse

Reading the lyrics, compels me to listen to the song!

6 "Stairway To Heaven" - Led Zeppelin, 4th Verse
7 "Like A Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan, Final Verse

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're all drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

I loved every verse of this song.

8 "Kashmir" - Led Zeppelin, 1st Verse

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear
But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear
Oh, oh.

9 "Lose Yourself" - Eminem, Final Verse

Sorry, can't remember the lyrics off-hand but I do know they are inspirational. This doesn't mean I am an Eminem fan, OK?

10 "Come Sail Away" - Styx, Second Verse

"I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had
We live happily forever, so the story goes
But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold
But we'll try best that we can to carry on."

The Contenders
11 "Yesterday" - The Beatles, 1st Verse

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be.
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

It's the perfect pop song.

12 "Time In a Bottle" - Jim Croce, Verse 1
13 "Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance, 4th Verse
14 "Ruby Tuesday" - The Rolling Stones, Final Verse

There's no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?

15 "A Quick One, While He's Away" - The Who, 4th Verse
16 "Hotel California" - The Eagles, Verse 3

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said: "We are all just prisoners here of our own device" (Can you understand?! )
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax" said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave! "

17 "One" - Metallica, Final Verse

It gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

18 "The Times They Are A Changing" - Bob Dylan, Final Verse

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

19 Crossing Field - Adapted from Sword Art Online, Chorus
20 "Bad Guy" - Eminem, Last Verse
21 'Dogs' - Pink Floyd, 6th/Final Verse
22 "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" - Bob Dylan Last Verse

This should be one... I looked this up just to see where it was ranked

23 "Piano Man" - Billy Joel
24 "Changes" - David Bowie, 2nd Verse

I watch the ripples change their size but never leave the stream of warm impermanence. And so the days float through my eyes, but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

25 "The End" - The Beatles, Last Verse

"And in the end,
The love you take,
Is equal to the love you make"

Greatest lines in music history, from the greatest band of all time.

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