After posting three weeks ago about movie quotes, and reading through other submissions across the blogosphere, it dawned on me that I could do a series of posts on the dialogue I’ve
stolen borrowered procured from cinema (covered), literature (covered literary quotes two weeks ago), and music (covered lyric quotes last week).
That was supposed to be the end of it, but then likeitiz asked for “More, more, more!”
So, I humbly submit the fourth installment in this series.
Over the years I’ve incorporated an abundance of song lyrics into my day to day lingo. The following is a
useful guide parody I’ve put together of situations you may find yourself in and the some (in)appropriate and/or completely silly responses. You probably shouldn’t ever use these.*
Q: What do you say when you are reminiscing about that time you spilled some apple juice in the hall?
A: “Remember the time that I spilled the cup of apple juice in the hall.”
- Blink 182 – Adam’s Song
Q: What do you say when you think your baby might be breech?
A: “Turn, Turn, Turn.”
- Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!
Q: What do you say to a friend who you think is being taken advantage of?
A: “Is someone getting the best, the best, the best of you?”
- Foo Fighters – Best of You
Q: What do you say when you see someone swinging a string of pearls on a corner?
A: “She swings the string of pearls on the corner.”
- Soul Asylum – String of Pearls
Q: What do you say when you’ve run out of gas and the gas station is out of gas too?
A: “Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry.”
- Don McClean – American Pie
Q: What do you sing when you are out and about, three sheets to the wind, with some friends?
A: “Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess singin’ drunken lullabies.”
- Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
Q: What do you ask when you want to know if a friend has a minute or two to let you vent?
A: “Do you have some time to listen to me whine?”
- Green Day – Basket Case
Q: What do you say when you have had a few too many drinks and are trying to pick up someone at a bar?
A: “Hey little girl is your daddy home, did he go and leave you all alone, I got a bad desire.”
- Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
Q: What do you say when your pet bird is hungry?
A: “Polly wants a cracker.”
- Nirvana – Polly
Q: What do you say when you are moving to Jackson?
A: “I’m going to Jackson, and that’s a fact. Yeah, we’re going to Jackson, ain’t never comin’ back.”
- Johnny Cash and June Carter – Jackson
Q: What do you say when you are talking about you friend Jenny who never lived up to her potential?
A: “Jenny had a chance, well she really did.”
- Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright
Q: What do you say as the instructor of a negotiator/crisis counseling class on the first day when you are trying to open with a joke?
A: “Might as well jump.”
- Van Halen – Jump
Q: What do you say about someone who has spent so much time in their garage working on their car that they’ve lost their mind?
A: “In the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath.”
- Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
This, along with the first three installments, are by no means complete lists, but they should be enough to get you through most of life’s experiences. Well, I’ve found them useful anyway.
That’s not true at all – I’m pretty sure I’ve never used any of the above lyrics in any of the above referenced situations. I may have used them in other situations though. That, however, would be a story for a different day.