Best Verses In Music History

The greatest verses of any genre of any genre to ever grace the wonderfulness of music:

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21 "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. - PetSounds

I feel so dumb now. I can't believe I forgot Bowie! Thanks for adding that part, though. - Donut

22 "Don't Talk To Strangers" - Dio,1st Verse

"Don't talk to strangers
Cause they're only there to do you harm
Don't write in starlight
'Cause the words may come out real
Don't hide in doorways
You may find the key that opens up your soul
Don't go to Heaven cause it's really only Hell
Don't smell the flowers
They're an evil drug to make you lose your mind
Don't dream of women
'Cause they'll only bring you down" - Metal_Treasure

23 "A Change of Seasons" - Dream Theater, 1st Verse
24 "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.

25 "What Sarah Said" - Death Cab For Cutie, Final Verse

Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room
Just nervous paces bracing for bad news
And then the nurse comes round
And everyone lifts their head
But I'm thinking of what Sarah said
That "love is watching someone die! "
So who's gonna watch you die?! - peyman_eun

26 "I'm Just The Singer In A Rock and Roll Band" - The Moody Blues, verse 2

A thousand pictures can be drawn from one word
Only who is the artist
We gotta agree
A thousand miles can lead so many ways
Just to know who is driving
What a help it would be
So if you want this world of yours to turn about you
And you can see exactly what to do
Please tell me
I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band - Billyv

27 "Isn't Life Strange" - The Moody Blues, Last Verse

Isn't life strange
A turn of a page
A book without light
Unless with love we write
To throw it away
To lose just a day
To the quicksands of time
You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry -- - Billyv

28 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian, Final Verse

"In my thoughts and in my dreams
They're always in my mind
These songs of hobbits, dwarves and men
And elves
Come close your eyes
You can see them too". - Metal_Treasure

29 "If You Could Read My Mind" - Gordon Lighfoot, Last Verse

If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts would tell
Just like an old time movie
'bout a ghost from a wishing well
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
The hero won't be me
Heroes often fail
But if you read between the lines
you'll know that I'm just trying to understand
The feelings that you left

- tough decision as to which of the three verses of this song is the songs' best, but this is what they build to... - Billyv

30 "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" - Bob Dylan Last Verse
31 "Fade to Black" - Metallica, Final Verse

No one but me can save myself now, it's too late
Now I can't think, think why I should even try
Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death Greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye

Compacts the emotion of an entire song in a few lines. Not to mention this overall is one of the greatest songs of all time. - Songsta41

32 "Gimme Shelter" - The Rolling Stones, 1st verse

It's actually only going, "o", but still, it summarizes the song up greatly and really relaxes you. - MontyPython

33 "Run Like Hell" - Pink Floyd, 2nd Verse

You better make your face up in your favorite disguise!
With your buttoned up lips and roller blind eyes!
With your empty smile and your hungry heart!
Feel the fire rising from your guilty past!
With your nerves in tatters as the cockshell shatters!
YOU BETTER RUN! - MontyPython

34 "The Ocean" - Led Zeppelin, Final Verse
35 "Somewhere Only We Know" - Keane, 2nd Verse

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin - CastlevaniaFanboy128

36 "The Spirit Carries On" - Dream Theater, 1st Verse
37 "Baba O'Riley" - The Who, 1st Verse
38 "Supper's Ready" - Genesis, 10th Verse

There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag,
he used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag.
The frog was a prince, the prince was a brick, the brick was an egg,
the egg was a bird.
(Fly away you sweet little thing, they're hard on your tail)
Hadn't you heard?
(They're going to change you into a human being! )
Yes, we're happy as fish and gorgeous as geese,
and wonderfully clean in the morning - FredTheGooner

39 "Thick As a Brick" - Jethro Tull, 6th Verse

The cattle quietly grazing at the grass down by the river
where the swelling mountain water moves onward to the sea:
the builder of the castles renews the age-old purpose
and contemplates the milking girl whose offer is his need.
The young men of the household have all gone into service
and are not to be expected for a year.
The innocent young master - thoughts moving ever faster -
has formed the plan to change the man he seems.
And the poet sheaths his pen while the soldier lifts his sword.
And the oldest of the family is moving with authority.
Coming from across the sea, he challenges the son who puts him to the run. - FredTheGooner

40 "The Weight" - The Band, 1st Verse

I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
Hey, mister, can you tell me, where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand, "No" was all he said. - zxm

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