The Boy was getting picked up from band practice last night. On the radio was a Lyle Lovett song (She’s No Lady) and he asked who this was. I said, “It’s Lyle Lovett, author of the best song line ever.” He, of course, scoffed at that. He is 14 and always right.
“What song?” said he.
“If I had a Boat,” said I.
“It does mention Kemo Sabe, which is cool,” said he.
“Yeah, but that’s not the best line,” said I.
“What is?” said he.
“Kiss my ass, I bought a boat, I’m going out to sea.”
That is the best single line in any song ever. Ever. Discuss amongst yourselves. We’ll see what Mr. 14-year-old-know-it-all comes back with.