Best PJ Lyric

lukemil33lukemil33 Vandalia, OHPosts: 208
Lyrics and the band's writing have been on my mind so I thought I'd share a few of mine and ask you guys for some of yours. 

"enmity gauged, united by fear
tried to endure what i could not forgive"
This line really hit me at Wrigley 1 this year. It was my first PJ show and hearing 30,000 other voices screaming the lyrics made me realize how powerful of a song it is. By the time Ed hit this line the second time through, I was crying my eyes out as I realized so many others had been through abuse and made it out. 

"i'll keep takin' punches until their will grows tired"
I first heard Indifference on the Worcester N1 bootleg from 2013. I was in a bad place and this song offered such inspiration to me. I wouldn't give in. That line always keeps me going.

"i am lost, i'm no guide, but i'm by your side
i am right by your side"
When I first listened to Vs. I was still in high school and had a friend who was abused by her mother at home and was just in a horrible situation all the way around. I never knew how best to help, but she always knew I was there for her and that together we'd get through. She's doing better now, but this line and Leash in general summed up my feelings well.

What are your favorite PJ lyrics?
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,423
    "I changed by not changing at all"

    "All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives, choosing the shiny ones instead"

    "I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky, but why, why, why, can't it be mine"
    ___________________________________________

    "...I changed by not changing at all..."
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,403
    I'm a thief, I'm a liar
    There's my church, I sing in the choir

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,423
    "Born on third base, thinks he hit a triple"
    ___________________________________________

    "...I changed by not changing at all..."
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,423
    You can’t spend your time alone redigesting past regrets.

    Your light made us stars.


    I LOVE MUSIC.
    www.cluthelee.com
    www.cluthe.com
  • rbandhbrbandhb Kansas CityPosts: 53
    I’ll ride the wave 
    where it takes me 
    Bonner Springs 2000
    Bonner Springs 2003
    Council Bluffs 2003
    Kansas City 2010
    Atlanta Music Midtown 2012
    Wrigley Field 2013
    Seattle 2013
    St Louis 2014
    Tulsa 2014
    Lincoln 2014
    MSG 1 2016
    MSG 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2016
    Wrigley 2 2016
    Seattle 1 2018
    Seattle 2 2018
    Missoula 2018
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
  • FactoryMan93FactoryMan93 Posts: 405
    edited October 2018
    I’ll ride the wave.... where it takes me.

    Whenever I hear this portion, I get teary and up crying.
    Post edited by FactoryMan93 on
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,259
    I'm a seed, wondering why it grows

    The smallest oceans still get...big, big waves...

    And he who forgets...will be destined to remember...
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,644
    This: rbandhb said:
    I’ll ride the wave where it takes me 
    This: mfc2006 said:
    You can’t spend your time alone redigesting past regrets.
    This: JimmyV said:
    "I changed by not changing at all"
    and, of course: Everything has chains. Absolutely nothing's changed.
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,644
    23scidoo said:
    And he who forgets...will be destined to remember...
    This is a good one, too!
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • crookedcrosscrookedcross Right Near Da Beach, BoiiiPosts: 881
    I'm a thief, I'm a liar
    There's my church, I sing in the choir

    One of my favorite parts of every show.  When they light-up the crowd after the word choir and you see a sea of people with their hands in the air singing "hallelujah". Goosebumps every time. 
  • pljampljam Posts: 382
    A WAVE CAME CRASHING LIKE A FIST TO THE JAW



    THE DIRECTION OF THE EYE , SO MISLEADING 
    THE DEFECTION OF THE SOUL, NAUSEOUSLY QUICK
    I DONT QUESTION OUR EXISTENCE
    I JUST QUESTION OUR MODERN NEEDS 

    THE HAVES HAVE NOT A CLUE


  • DM282158DM282158 Beverly, MAPosts: 219
    Is something wrong, she said.....


    (entire 3rd verse of Alive)
    Boston '06
    Mansfield '08
    Hartford '10
    Worcester, Hartford '13
    Global Citizen, NY '15
  • LowlightLowlight Plymouth, MAPosts: 78
    Stunned by my own reflection
    It’s looking back sees me too clearly 
    and I swore I’d never go there again
    Detroit 10-7-00 Buffalo 5-2-03 Boston 7-2-03 Camden 7-6-03 Boston 7-11-03 Boston 5-25-06 Camden 5-27-06 Hartford 6-27-08 Boston 6-28-08 Boston 6-30-08 Hartford 5-15-10 Boston 5-17-10 Chicago 7-19-13 Brooklyn 10-18-13 Brooklyn 10-19-13 Hartford 10-25-13 Moline 10-17-14 St. Paul 10-19-14 Milwaukee 10-20-14 Boston 8-5-16 Boston 8-7-16 Chicago 8-20-16 Chicago 8-22-16 Seattle 8-8-18 Boston 9-2-18 Boston 9-4-18
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,423
    Lowlight said:
    Stunned by my own reflection
    It’s looking back sees me too clearly 
    and I swore I’d never go there again
    That’s a damn good lyric
    I LOVE MUSIC.
    www.cluthelee.com
    www.cluthe.com
  • TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 1,079
    mfc2006 said:
    You can’t spend your time alone redigesting past regrets.

    Your light made us stars.


    I believe it's " You can" and not "You can't ". Great lyric either way!
  • giventofly69giventofly69 VancouverPosts: 741
    How I choose to feel is how I am. 

    (All the one above are great too). 
    "Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar. We were but stones, your light made us stars."
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,146
    Ole!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,125
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. 

    He opens the door, she rolls over, pretends to sleep as he looks her over. (goosebumps - of the flashback scary kind)

    Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name......Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.

    I'm so high I hold just one breath in my chest, just like innocence. 
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 12,842
    edited October 2018
    Restless soul enjoy your youth!

    No time to be void or save up on life, you gotta spend it all

    Come to send not condescend 
    Transcendental consequences to transcend... 
    Where we are...Who are we? Who we are... 

    I pledge my grievance to the flag, cause you don’t give blood then take it back again!

    Dreamed I was flying high above the trees

    A his bus your trust, there goes another into crust Dirty Frank
    Post edited by SmallestOceans on
    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,259
    mcgruff10 said:
    Ole!
    You Are
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • EBodEBod Posts: 187
    i used to be a house of cards

     has turned into a reservoir
  • EBodEBod Posts: 187
    edited October 2018
    EBod said:
    i used to be a house of cards

     has turned into a reservoir

    ... pretty much the whole song. here ya go <3


  • I'll swallow poison, until I grow immune
    I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room.

    26/ 05/ 00 -Velodomo Anoeta -San Sebastián.
    02/ 09/ 06 -Azkena Rock Festival- Vitoria -Gasteiz.
    09/ 07/ 10 - BBK live -Bilbao.
    10/ 07/ 18 -Palau Sant jordi -Barcelona.




  • You can spend your time alone redigesting past regrets...
    Or you can come to terms and realize
    You're the only one who can forgive yourself...
    Makes much more sense to live in the present tense...
  • tusevuntusevun Posts: 34
    Gems and rhinestones
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,223
    edited October 2018
    Black "I'll know someday you'll have a beautiful life, i know that you'll be a star, in somebody else's sky but why, why, whyyyyy can't it be, can't it be mineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"   - one of the greatest lyrics in rock history in my opinion. just a perfect lyric for a love not returned. simply amazing

    RVM "It wasn't my service most defiled"  - such a deep lyric

    Love Boat Captain "and the young they can lose hope because they can't see beyond today, the wisdom that the old can't give away"

    Man of the Hour "this is just goodbye for now"

    Alive "You're still alive she said, oh but do I deserve to be, is that the question, and if so, if so who answers? who answers?"


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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,613
    "Thought you burned, not froze for your sins."
    "Lost on a road he knew by heart."
    "I'm still alive."
    "I swallowed my word to keep from lying."
    "I remember when I swore I knew everything. Let's say knowledge is a tree. It's growing up just like me."
    "How loud can silence get."
    "It's instilled to wanna live."
    "P-r-i-v-a-c-y is priceless to me."
    "Life comes (here we go)."
    "Sometimes life don't leave you alone."
    "I gotta say it now, better loud than too late."
    "A whisper in the dark; is that you or just my thoughts?"
    "Tell you to pray while the devil's on their shoulder."
    "So this life is sacrifice."
    "And the sun is setting, the sun will rise another day."
    "Light your pillow, lay back, watch the flames."
    "His board is always full of dings cuz he's always doing stupid things."
    "You break laws and pay no fines. You get yours and then get mine."
    "Won't let the darkness swallow me."
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,474
    edited October 2018
    mfc2006 said:
    You can’t spend your time alone redigesting past regrets.

    Your light made us stars.


    These are both great (though I'd say "We were but stones; your light made us stars").  And the first one is the probably the one that's directly helped me more than any other.

    That said, I'll go pretty basic with "I know I was born and I know that I'll die. The in between is mine."

    EDIT:
    Actually it's the longer verse that has meant a lot to me:
    You can spend your time alone redigesting past regrets...
    Or you can come to terms and realize
    You're the only one who can forgive yourself...
    Makes much more sense to live in the present tense...

    Post edited by OnWis97 on
    1995 Milwaukee
    1998 Alpine, Alpine
    2003 Albany, Boston, Boston, Boston
    2004 Boston, Boston
    2006 Hartford, St. Paul (Petty), St. Paul (Petty)
    2011 Alpine, Alpine
    2013 Wrigley
    2014 St. Paul
    2016 Fenway, Fenway, Wrigley, Wrigley
    2018 Missoula, Wrigley, Wrigley
  • Rise you can’t be neutral on a moving train
    PJ 2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes
    PJ 2018: London 1, Padova, Roma, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, London 2
    EV 2017: Amsterdam 2&3, London 1&2
  • 1upstate1upstate near Syracuse NY Posts: 164
    edited October 2018

    "I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me" -  as a stage IV cancer patient I still look around the treatment facility and think this, seriously. 

    "Push me and I will resist, this behavior's not unique" - its just me. 

    "I’ll ride the wave where it takes me. I hold the pain, Release me" 

    2 of the three songs when heard live absolutely kick my ass now, ugly cry.  But I find myself extremely emotional over the last year 

    There's also the signature quote below 

    Post edited by 1upstate on
    "I know I was born and I know that I'll die. The in between is mine"
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