Best opening line of a song

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Otis Westinghouse
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:27 pm

EC:

Oh I just don't know where to begin...

I don't wanna kiss you. I don't wanna touch.

Tom Waits:

We sail tonight for Singapore, we're all as mad as hatters here. (Singapore)

Well the smart money's on Harlow and the moon is in the street (Time)

Talking Heads: Damn that television, what a bad picture! (Found A Job)

Joy Division: I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand (Disorder - and not just as a song opening line, but as a debut LP opening)
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Postby crash8_durham » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:13 am

Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest

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Postby Gillibeanz » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:48 am

"I'm trouble" she said Spread out on the floor of her father's house

All Grown Up - Elvis
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Postby wehitandrun » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:43 pm

'Put the needle to the record and hit me with your style.'
Glassjaw 'Trailer Park Jesus'

' Here's a story for the jokers who cant face the fact that the truth's the truth- I knew a cat named Felix, and if it wasn't nailed down and he saw it he would 'steal it. '
Head Automatica 'Head Automatica Sound System'
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Postby Gillibeanz » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:37 pm

Four seasons in one day lying in the depths of your imagination

Crowded House
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Postby King Hoarse » Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:58 am

I feel so good I'm going to break somebody's heart tonight
(Richard Thompson)
What this world needs is more silly men.

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Postby strangerinthehouse » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:45 am

I was dressed for success
but success it never came.

"here"- pavement
And you try so hard
to be like the big boys
@shellacandvinyl

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:10 pm

I've Been A Drag Racer On LSD
And I Rode Bare Assed On Top Of The Sphinx
I Even Had A Gorilla On The Slopes Of Kismet
And Man That Was Fun For A While You Bet But

Bikini Girls With Machine Guns - The Cramps
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Postby miss buenos aires » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:40 pm

strangerinthehouse wrote:I was dressed for success
but success it never came.

"here"- pavement


Yeah! And:

Darling, don't you go and cut your hair
Do you think it's gonna make him change?

"Cut Your Hair" - Pavement

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Postby Mike Boom » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:26 pm

Emily tries but misunderstands,
She's often inclined to borrow somebody's dreams till tomorrow
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 Branst » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:49 pm

"Good morn or evening friends
Here's your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to everybody
What I'm about to say
Could mean the world's disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain"

Stevie Wonders "Loves In Need Of Love Today" from Songs In The Key Of Life.

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:11 am

"Nothing will ever be the same"-- ESOTST - EC

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Postby taz » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:29 am

I spent all my money in a mexican whorehouse,
across the street from a catholic church,

-Tom Waits

(Rest of the opening...well, just cuz...)

and then i wiped off my revolver,
and i buttoned up my burgundy shirt,
i shot the morning in the back,
with my red wings on,
i told the sun he'd better go back down,
and if i can find a book of matches,
i'm goin' to burn this hotel down.
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Postby pophead2k » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:03 am

I lost a night in Mexico
Lost two teeth, where, I don't know
People see me comin' and they move to the other side of the road

- Camper Van Beethoven, "When I Win the Lottery"

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Postby El Vez » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:09 am

"It was Christmas in prison and the food was real good"
-John Prine, Christmas In Prison

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Postby crash8_durham » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:32 am

Moving forward using all my breath
Making love to you was never second best

-Modern English

oh and

When grandpa was a young man
He didn't want to die on foreign sand
So he ate lots of bananas to flunk his fitness exam

-El Vez

really dig that one

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Postby El Vez » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:38 am

crash8_durham wrote:
oh and

When grandpa was a young man
He didn't want to die on foreign sand
So he ate lots of bananas to flunk his fitness exam

-El Vez

really dig that one


Dear lord, Crash! You are far, far too kind!

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:48 am

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark,
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones.
'Twas then he felt alone and wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

Bob Dylan, Simple Twist Of Fate
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Postby El Vez » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:56 am

"I thought that my home was my castle
With no one scrutinizing me
No pigs, no lying bitch, no hassle
Y'all are brutalizing me

Can't a man not drink his beer in silence?
Can't a man not crudely lie and scream?
Can't a man not control his bitch with violence?
Y'all are brutalizing me"
-How High The Mountain (Ronnie's Theme)

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Postby bobster » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:17 pm

My story is much to sad to be told;
But practically everything, leaves me totally cold;
The only exception I know is the case,
When I'm off on a quiet spree,
fighting vainly the old ennui,
And I suddenly turn and see
Your fabulous face --

Much more than the one line intro to "I Get a Kick Out of You"/Cole Porter
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Postby King Hoarse » Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:20 am

Damn, pophead, I love When I Win The Lottery, but I always thought he'd lost an EYE in Mexico, which I really liked.
What this world needs is more silly men.

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Postby pophead2k » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:34 am

King Hoarse, you might be right! That's just the way I always heard it. Brilliant lyrics all the way through though.

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Postby invisible Pole » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:44 am

I like this one :
"It was DonDeLillo, whiskey, and a blinking midnight clock"

Bright Eyes - "Gold Mine Gutted"
If you don't know what is wrong with me
Then you don't know what you've missed

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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:33 am

GOD TOLD ME TO SKIN YOU ALIVE.....Dead Kennedy's - I kill children
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Postby LittleFoole » Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:51 am

"1 - 2 - 3 - 4...." 8) Ramones, various songs :wink:


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