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Your Favorite Lines in Raspberries/Eric Songs


BEATNUT

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I know all of us sometime during the day are humming or singing to ourselves a Raspberries or Eric tune.

Ever get one that seems to be stuck in your head all day?

Probably my favorite Eric song is Never gonna fall in love again..

I just love that line " I don't wanna start with someone new"

As for Raspberries..."I can't begin to count the times I have been by myself"...I lie awake my lonely room tells me there's no one else, no one else..

Funny note..I remember hearing the first line of 'Starting Over' for the first time while driving in my car..I almost drove off the road cause Eric said the 'F' word...Hahah LMAO!!

I don't know how many times I rewound my cassette player! :lol:

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Lines? We gotta pick lines? Man, that's tough. I love every word of so many of EC's masterpieces that it's hard to pick out favorite lines. But I know what you're talking about...how a line (or lines) can get in your head and haunt you. My favorite lines would be:

I was a dreamer
You were a dreamer
But perfection is consuming
And it seems we're only human after all

Followed closely by:

Maybe we're older
Maybe we're colder
So we disregard solutions
While we cling to our illusions once again

I'll stop there (for now), but there are so many other great lines that I love. Eric Carmen is my favorite songwriter of all time...bar none.

Great topic, BEATNUT

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Let's see. I have already posted a line from my fave song from the Raspberries, so let me do one from my second favorite, I Can Remember. It's more like a line and a half.

From the day we met I knew that
I should never let you
get a hold on me 'cause now you see
I can't forget you.

And from Eric, what else:

Take me over the edge
make me lose control!

Dontcha LOVE that line...freaking baam!

Wendy (warm and cozy in San Fran)

PS: Yes great topic!

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Too hard to pick just a few.

Let's Pretend-

Don't cry
Some way
I promise it will be alright.

Change of Heart-

Nothing you could ever do would change the things I know.

and

Top Down Summer-

Are you ready for love?
Hey baby, the right time's finally here.

I just love the way he sings those lines!! :wub:

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I'm with you, Duane...Eric's written so many amazing lyrics, it's hard to choose a favorite...but...here's ONE (of many)

"Oh I've dreamed about this moment ever since I saw your face, now I never wanna let it slip away..."

"Isn't it romantic how our kisses seem to set the night on fire ? Baby when I look at you it takes my breath away.."

So dreamy.... <sigh> heartpumpheartpump

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Oh, gosh, there are so many, as all of you know.

There are 2 that popped into my head right away, mainly because when I first heard these lines I was immediately hooked. I wanted to know the story; I wanted to know how it ended.

1) "I know it's over, you know it's over"

2) "I put away your photograph, and turn out all the lights"

Anne

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My favorite is the first line from Starting Over. We've all felt that way at one time or another.

Second fav is: "I know it's over, you know it's over, we're just going through the motions, we're just going thru the motions, but we're sailing separate oceans worlds apart..."

Third fave: "I met her in a club down in old soho

Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola..." Oops, wrong writer.

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KEEP 'EM COMING!!

I had an MRI today and was in that thing for almost 40 mins. Not fun especially if you're claustrophobic!

Anyway, I tried relaxing by singing Raspberrie's songs in my head..

Gotta love ...."But the more things seem to change, the more they're still the same, and the lonely ones get lonlier with every passing day"...

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BEATNUT said:

I had an MRI today and was in that thing for almost 40 mins. Not fun especially if you're claustrophobic!

Anyway, I tried relaxing by singing Raspberrie's songs in my head..

Gotta love ...."But the more things seem to change, the more they're still the same, and the lonely ones get lonlier with every passing day"...

Beatnut...I'm with you on MRI's. YUK!

And yes, I adore that verse from I Can Remember.

Ok...here's another one of my faves. This is from Ecstasy.

*When you wrap your love around me and move so gently I feel it begin, don’t stop, I can feel my head spinning.*

Yep. I like it!

Wendy

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Okay - mine are strange -

While the lights shine around your head....every night in a different bed and the nights go on and on.......

and the ever popular ..... if you can get it in the "A" slot - uhuh........

I guess I should go visit "Dr. Freud" lol.

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MJ said:

Okay - mine are strange -

While the lights shine around your head....every night in a different bed and the nights go on and on.......

and the ever popular ..... if you can get it in the "A" slot - uhuh........

I guess I should go visit "Dr. Freud" lol.

I love your lines MJ!!!!

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