You guessed it, I’m changing this category to “favorite lyric.”
“The slap on my ass by a lipstick-kissed elbow glove”
I don’t know if this is my “favorite” favorite lyric – it’s an obscure line in and obscure song (The Ballad of Maxwell Demon) from an obscure movie (Velvet Goldmine) – but it’s such a vivid description and such a creative turn of phrase that I actually listen for it every time I hear the song.
And I don’t generally listen for lyrics. I’m generally more about the music.
The song is by a group called Shudder to Think, and they wrote it specifically for the film (which is about a David-Bowie-type glam rocker), but I can’t even show you the film-clip because the lyric appears in the second half of the song and it’s not included in the film. It’s only available on the soundtrack.
But here’s the scene it’s from, followed by the original song from the soundtrack.