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What is a line from a song that has stuck with you recently?

What's a song lyric that has recently jumped out at you, caught your attention, resonated, or made you think?

This doesn't have to be a favorite/best of all time topic, though feel free to post those if they speak to you. I'm more interested in something you encountered recently that you really like, appreciate, or find interesting, for whatever reason.

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  1. Dovey Link
    From Paul Simon's "My Little Town": I happened to hear this song twice in the past few days, and I was thinking how true that probably was, that kids don't know what the whole pledge thing is...

    From Paul Simon's "My Little Town":

    In my little town, I grew up believing
    God keeps his eye on us all.
    And he used to lean upon me as I pledged allegiance to the wall.

    I happened to hear this song twice in the past few days, and I was thinking how true that probably was, that kids don't know what the whole pledge thing is about. Might as well be pledging to the wall you're staring at.

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  2. kfwyre Link
    From Regina Spektor's "Older and Taller" The whole song is a meditation on aging, and this particular line sticks with me. I love the succinct complexity of it: lying to others to move forward,...

    From Regina Spektor's "Older and Taller"

    All the lies on your resume
    Have become the truth by now
    And the things that you never did
    Have become your youth, somehow

    The whole song is a meditation on aging, and this particular line sticks with me. I love the succinct complexity of it: lying to others to move forward, lying to ourselves about our pasts, becoming the lies we told, losing sight of our own truths. I find it quite compelling, and it makes me think about myself and my own aging.

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  3. determinism Link
    From Bad Religion's Strange Denial Two verses at different periods of my life. I used to listen to this album very often in the early 2000s when I was still grappling with my agnosticism in a...

    From Bad Religion's Strange Denial
    Two verses at different periods of my life. I used to listen to this album very often in the early 2000s when I was still grappling with my agnosticism in a catholic family.

    Searching for solution, without constitution
    Blackcoats by our sides promising salvation
    Advocating dogma as tickets to hereafter
    Mortals in their prime with their desperate hands in the air

    These lines resonated at the time and still do although I feel like there is a lot more space for me to be irreligious than when I was growing up in post-9/11 America. I still view the institution of religion as a bane but I don't have to engage with it directly anymore.

    Correct is consensus; everything else, nonsense
    Forward is the hope, forget recompense
    Peace and tranquility is only for the wealthy
    Dearth for the masses and inequality

    This verse describes a similar dogma that I've recently begun to reject. Basically that the inevitability of the last two lines is justified by the intention of the first two. Consent and consensus can be manufactured, the future and present are products of the past, our acceptance of wealth inequality, violence, and instability is a choice.

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