[PW] Appeal for Famous 21st Century/1990s Song Lyrics (Quotation Query #750)

Pat Welch patw at microverb.com
Sun Jun 12 09:30:48 PDT 2016


"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

Leonard Cohen in "Anthem," in the album "The Future," 1992.




> Robert Galbraith quoted heavily from Blue Oyster Cult in her latest novel,
> Career of Evil, including in the title. I'm not familiar enough with the
> band to know which of the lyrics found there might be from the nineties
> and later.
>
> John Henderson
> Ithaca College Library
>
>> On Jun 11, 2016, at 11:34 AM, "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks to everyone, including Barbara, who has responded so far to my
>> query.  With regard to Barbara's response, I wish that songs like "Don't
>> Think Twice, It's Alright" and "Ohio" and the others dated from the 21st
>> century/1990s; I would have paid more attention to popular music of the
>> last quarter century if that were true.  I think, however, that
>> Barbara's dating is just a tiny bit off for all of these.
>>
>>
>>
>> Fred Shapiro
>>
>>
>>
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>> From: Project-wombat <project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org>
>> on behalf of Barbara Begin Campbell <barbcamp at gmail.com>
>> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:42 PM
>> To: list at project-wombat.org
>> Subject: Re: [PW] Appeal for Famous 21st Century/1990s Song Lyrics
>> (Quotation Query #750)
>>
>> "Don't think twice, it's alright"
>> "We shall overcome"
>> "We can change the world"
>> "This summer I hear the drummin', 4 dead in Ohio"
>> "Beat it!"
>> "C'mon people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to
>> love one another right now"
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I am currently working on the second edition of the Yale Book of
>>> Quotations.  I would welcome any suggestions of famous lyrics from
>>> popular
>>> music (hip hop, rock, pop, r&b, country, Broadway shows, etc.) of the
>>> 21st
>>> century or 1990s.  "Famous lyrics" can include not only longer passages
>>> but
>>> also short sayings or phrases that have "passed into the language" or
>>> become catchphrases or memes.
>>>
>>> Fred Shapiro
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