July 25, 2008
Back when Trisha Yearwood's Real Live Woman album came out, my friends and I had trouble getting past the first track. We kept playing “Where Are You Now” over and over again. I recall one of them saying that the first time they heard the line, “I'm good one of a kind, but I would rather be two”, she had to skip back and play that line again, it was so good
That's a great line, but I heard another one yesterday that was even better. The closing track of Mary Chapin Carpenter's Stones in the Road is “This is Love”, and it's as close to an epic as she's ever written. This is the line that floored me all over again, as if I was hearing it for the first time instead of the thousandth:
“If you ever wish for things that are only in the past, just remember that the wrong things aren't supposed to last.”
So much truth in so few words.
What's the best line you've ever heard in a song?