Best opening line of a song

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Best opening line of a song

Postby Gillibeanz » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:23 am

Just read the very interesting thread posted by Crow entitled "Revenge And Guilt A Speciality" -the Elvis interview in which he gives his opinion of the best opening song line.

Heres one of my my favourite opening lines by Elvis from 'Next time round'

"As I stepped out upon the landing my heart was already down the stairs"

What an image that counjures up and grabs your interest immediately cos you want to know why! I'd be interested to hear your favourite opening lines from Elvis or anyone else for that matter.
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Postby mood swung » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:55 am

While out sailing on the ocean, while out sailing on the sea
I bumped into the Saviour and He said "pardon me."
I said, "Jesus, you look tired," and he said "jesus! so do you!
Won't you sit down kid cos I got some fat to chew."


John Prine, Everybody

it just makes me smile every single time.
Like me, the "g" is silent.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:32 am

MDM - that looks like more than one line to me. :lol:

My favourite Elvis opening line (well at least today) is

"She looked like she learned to dance from a series of still pictures" from Satellite.
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Postby mood swung » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:37 am

could've sworn it said opening lines.

here's another -

Lydia hid her thoughts like a cat....

JP, Donald and Lydia
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:00 pm

From the record I've got on now -

You Look Just Like an Elvis From Hell -

For The Love of Ivy - The Gun Club
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Postby noiseradio » Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:03 pm

My favorite Elvis opener is:

"The sun struggles up another beautiful day,
and I feel glad in my own suspicious way."
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
--William Shakespeare

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Postby invisible Pole » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:39 pm

Non-Elvis openers I like :

Billy Bragg - Sexuality

"I've had relations with girls from many nations
I've made passes at women of all classes"

The Beautiful South - Something That You said

"The perfect love song, it has no words, it has only death threats
And you can tell a classic ballad by how threatening it gets"
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Postby wehitandrun » Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:13 pm

" Let me introject about this little peace we have... "
- "The Number No Good Things Can Come Of"
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Postby miss buenos aires » Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:25 pm

Ooh, Polska, that Beautiful South song sounds interesting...

The trouble with your brother
He's always sleeping...with your mother
And I heard that your sister
Missed her time again this month

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Postby El Vez » Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:24 pm

I'm walking through the streets that are dead
Walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired
My brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping
-Bob Dylan, LoveSick

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Postby invisible Pole » Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:24 pm

"'Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream', she said
'The one that makes me laugh', she said."

- The Cure - Just Like Heaven

miss buenos aires wrote:
Ooh, Polska, that Beautiful South song sounds interesting...


I love that song. And it comes from one of my favourite albums from Beautiful South - "0898". Highly recommended.
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Postby Gillibeanz » Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:37 pm

'You'll remember me when the west wind moves Upon the fields of barley' - Sting from 'Fields Of Gold

Counjures up a beautiful image, and again you want to know why. It's also a very beautiful song...
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Postby crash8_durham » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:16 pm

Start spreding the news

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Postby BlueChair » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:18 pm

Time takes a cigarette
Puts in your mouth
Pull on your finger, then another finger, and then the cigarette
This morning you've got time for a hot, home-cooked breakfast! Delicious and piping hot in only 3 microwave minutes.

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Postby laughingcrow » Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:36 pm

I could go on about Plaistow Patricia again, but won't (saving the precious ears of minors, and all that)...

How about one from a song of suspicion and heartache (what, another one?)...

"Here I am in your room, going through your stuff, you said you'd be gone five minutes, that's time enough..."

from Cold Kisses by Richard Thompson

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:28 pm

Crash8 wrote -

Start spreding the news


You fool - what you meant to say was -

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Down By The Banks Of The River Charles
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Postby crash8_durham » Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:07 pm

so sorry, it was just the first thing that popped into my head

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Postby cosmos » Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:25 am

They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town

- Dylan, Desolation Row

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Postby Mike Boom » Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:51 am

"Thrown like a star in my vast sleep
I open my eyes to take a peep
To find that I was by the sea
Gazing with tranquillity..."



'Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form.
"Come in," she said "I'll give you shelter from the storm..."
echos myron like a siren
with endurance like the liberty bell
and he tells you of the dreamers
but he's cracked up like the road
and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:22 am

Gonna Get Me A Suitcase
Down At The Liqour Store
Six Pack's Too Small
Uh Honey I Need More

Eye for an Eye - The Turbines
Everyone just needs to fuckin’ relax. Smoke more weed, the world is ending.

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Postby bambooneedle » Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:34 am

You need coolin'
I ain't foolin'

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:39 am

Gilli - some of the finest members on this board are still having problems with the opening line concept :roll: :lol:
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Postby Gillibeanz » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:16 am

:lol:
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