Songs that have great opening lines

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lawrence Schulman, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    She's a dancer
    A romancer
    I'm a Capricorn and she's a Cancer
  2. Tokyo Ghost

    Tokyo Ghost Forum Resident

    Tokyo, Japan
    Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Were Made For Walking.

    You keep saying you got something for me
    Something you call love but confess
    You've been a'messin' where you shouldn't 've been a'messin'
    And now someone else is getting all your best

  3. Rgfinch

    Rgfinch Forum Resident

    From the same pen, three or four years apart

    `i would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear`

    'take me out tonight, where there`s music and there`s people and they're young and alive`
  4. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    A little context helps with this one too, as it's author was, what, 25 when he wrote it? I guess he was old for someone who had only 27 years to live.
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  5. ToneLa

    ToneLa Forum Resident

    If you want, I'll sell you a life story, about a man who's at loggerheads with his past all the time

    The La's, Son of a Gun
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  6. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    "Well the first days are the hardest days. Don't you worry anymore. Cause when life looks like Easy Street there is danger at your door."

    "If you could read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell"
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  7. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

    Easton, MD
    "Women think I'm tasty, but they're always tryin' to waste me." - Tumblin' Dice

    NB: Jagger rarely sings this correctly in concert.
  8. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti Forum Resident

    F.Z. - "Catholic girls with a tiny little mustache"

    I think this is really hard to beat. :)
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  9. Rgfinch

    Rgfinch Forum Resident

    "Please allow me to introduce myself , I'm a man of wealth and taste"
  10. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident

    "I'm going out sleepwalking/
    Where mute memories start talking/"
    - Elliott Smith on 2:45 AM
  11. "Oh War!, it's been done before"
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  12. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!


    "Kick out the jams, mother****er!"
  13. FFF

    FFF Forum Resident

    A bottle white , a bottle of red
    Perhaps a bottle of rose' instead
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  14. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident

    "Do you mean this horny creep?"... Depeche Mode
  15. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

    tempe az
    "If you had not have fallen then I would not have found you " - Willie Nelson

    "Why they wanna see my spine mommy?" - Ween

    "And what costume shall the poor girl wear" - Velvet Underground

    "For the sake of man he has forsaken his whole tan " - Sparks
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  16. eatthecheese

    eatthecheese Forum Resident

    New York
    Certainly memorable: The world is a vampire...
  17. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

    I feel so good I'm going to
    Break somebody's heart tonight
    I feel so good I'm going to
    Take someone apart tonight

    Richard Thompson - Feel so good
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  18. Murph

    Murph Somewhere...under heaven

    ..and the meek shall inherit the Earth..

    Rush: 2112
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  19. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Bee Gees

    "New York Mining Disaster 1941"

    In the event of something happening to me
    there is something I would like you all to see
    It's just a photograph of someone that I knew
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  20. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Bee Gees

    I started a joke, which started the whole world crying
    But I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no
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  21. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    My mommy told me
    If I were goody
    That she would buy me
    A rubber dolly

    "Loco Mosquito" - Iggy Pop
  22. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Loretta Lynn

    Well, Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz
    If that ain't love, then tell me what is, uh huh, uh huh
  23. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Well, I heard they castrated Castro
    I heard they cut off everything he had
    What a dirty low down thing to do
    To mess him up like that

    They dumped him in a jungle
    In the land of the sugar cane
    Ever since the day they fiddled around
    I said he ain’t never been the same
  24. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Jonny Lang

    You sing a song, while sitting at a red light
    You think of home, while sitting at a red light
  25. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    God said to Abraham "Kill me your son" Abe said "God you must be puttin me on"

    -Bob Dylan Hwy 61 Revisited (1965)

    If he can stand to leave / I can stand to watch him go.

    Bessie Smith (1927)

    Temperature is rising/fever is high/Can't see no future/can't see no sky

    -John Lennon Cold Turkey (1969)

    Turn off your mind relax and float down stream.

    The Beatles (John) Tomorrow Never Knows (1966)
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