All right, how many times have you been bopping along, minding your own business, listening to some tunes, when all of the sudden, you'll hear a line in a song that instantly makes you do a double-take? You know, the ones where you keep rewinding the sucker, marveling aloud to no one in particular, "Wait, hold on...did he just...? No way! Awesome!" Yeah? Us, too, which is precisely what inspired Quote/Unquote, the latest feature on the Backbeat blog. Each week, beginning today, we're going to spotlight a few lines in a song that stuck out to us, be it a couplet, a quatrain or a few stanzas -- however many lines in takes to get the point across. This week, it only took two. These lines from "Wilhelm Rag" (a barn burner of a song, BTW) from Big Timber grabbed us on first listen and keeps us coming back. As you'll see (and hear) after the jump, it's a simple sentiment, but a great turn of phrase, nonetheless.
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"I hope this doesn't sound too pretentious, but I'd like to know you in biblical sense."