Favorite line in a song...

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  1. Kattefjaes

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    The riots started slowly
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    - Iggy Pop
     
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    Original:
    "Mamá naturaleza dijo: coge lo que quieras
    pero nada es tuyo, hijo...y tú dibujaste fronteras"

    Translated:
    "Mother nature said: take whatever you want
    but nothing is yours, son...and you drew boundaries"

    Is from an spanish rap song (Violadores del Verso - qué te importan todos los demás?), and the general context of the song is about how greedy can a person be (politicians, etc). Not only that particular line, but the whole Kase-O (the one who said the line) verse is out of this world, legendary status verse to be exact.
     
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    Here's two songs that only have one line. Both are great.



     
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    Tap my cell and the phone in the basement

    Also Biggie
     
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    Original, in spanish: "El tiempo es oro para el que no lo vive solo, dijo: tesoro, deja el orujo y busca un trabajo"
    Translated: "Time is gold for who doesn't live it alone, she said: sweetie, leave the liquor and get a job"

    It lacks the super nuanced wordplay and part of the charm translated, but is awesome, the track is filled with super lines like that.

     
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    One of my favorites:

    You pretend every slot machine is a robot amputee waving hello
    The people stare into their eyes and they feed them little bribes and then they go
     
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    Breaking Up - Pete Fij & Terry Bickers

    Edit - 2 whole verses; should've been in the Favorite Lyrics thread but I lost it...
     
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