‘I want to be strong I want to laugh along
I want to belong to the living
Alive, alive, I want to get up and jive
I want to wreck my stockings in some juke box dive
Do you want – do you want – do you want
To dance with me baby.’

– Joni Mitchell, All I Want

‘I’m gonna put on a iron shirt and chase Satan out of Earth
I’m gonna put on a iron shirt and chase the devil out of Earth
I’m gonna send him to outer space to find another race’

– Max Romeo, I Chase the Devil 

‘Svetlana sucks lemons across from me
And I am progressing abominably
And I do not know my own way to the sea
But the saltiest sea knows its own way to me’

– Joanna Newsom, This Side Of The Blue

‘I had to have this talk with you
My happiness depends on you
And whatever you decide to do, Jolene

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I’m begging of you please don’t take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don’t take him even though you can’

– Dolly Parton, Jolene

‘You sit around getting older
There’s a joke here somewhere and it’s on me
I’ll shake this world off my shoulders
Come on baby this laugh’s on me.’

– Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark

‘Do you know how lost heart feels
At the thought of reminiscing?
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing.’

– Billie Holiday, You Don’t Know What Love Is

‘Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father’s glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire’

– Graham Kendrick, Shine Jesus Shine (Lord, the light of your love is shining)

‘They say you gotta stay hungry
Hey baby I’m just about starving tonight
I’m dying for some action
I’m sick of sitting ’round here trying to write this book’

– Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark

‘I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Looking for the key to set me free
Oh the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling
It’s the unraveling
And it undoes all the joy that could be
I want to have fun, I want to shine like the sun’

– Joni Mitchell, All I Want

‘But where do you go to my lovely
When you’re alone in your bed
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head’

– Peter Sarstedt, Where Do You Go to My Lovely

“I met a woman
She had a mouth like yours
She knew your life
She knew your devils and your deeds
And she said, Go to him, stay with him if you can
but be prepared to bleed”

– Joni Mitchell, A case of you