Best Line To Open A Song

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Best Line To Open A Song
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:40:55 PM »
What’s the best opening line of a song. Either something that instantly grabs your attention or something completely out of left field. Here’s a few.

“Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night” - Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen

“I was born in a cross-fire hurricane” - Jumpn Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

“We skipped the light fandango” - A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

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Re: Best Lines To Open A Song
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 10:47:56 PM »
"In France a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name" - Sign 'O' The Times - Prince

"So, so you think you can tell heaven from hell, blue skies from pain" - Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 10:51:57 PM »
"Yes, star crossed in pleasure the stream flows on by
Yes, as we're sated in leisure, we watch it fly, yes"

Time Waits for No One - Rolling Stones


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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 10:54:02 PM »
"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven."

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:56:37 PM »
“Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, Stars fill my dream” - Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

In one line they take you away to a desert journey. Brilliant opening
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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 11:01:20 PM »
“Get up, and get your grandma outta here” - Deuce - Kiss

I think every guys wanted to say that to his woman at one point!
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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 11:32:57 PM »
That Procul Harum one is killer...here's some of the ones that grabbed me:

"Pray God you can cope" - from Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work"

"I got a letter from the government the other day" - from Public Enemy's "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"

"Suddenly you were gone" - from Rush's "Afterimage"

"These things you keep - you better throw them away" - from The Waterboys' "This Is The Sea"

"The insect-headed worker wife will hang her waspies on the line" - from XTC's "No Thugs In Our House"

"Breaking rocks in the hot sun" - from Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law"

"What do you mean I don't believe in God?" - from Megadeth's "Peace Sells"

"Blood stains the ivories of my daddy's baby grand" - from Aerosmith's "No More No More"

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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 02:45:33 AM »
“This is the end, Beautiful friend
This is the end, My only friend
The end” - The End - The Doors
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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 07:28:21 AM »
Everybody's talkin at me, I don't hear a word they're saying...Harry Nilsson
If I could stay, then the night would give you up.

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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 07:51:16 AM »
"I can't believe the news today..." you know who

"She's not a girl who misses much..." The Beatles, "Happiness is a warm gun"

"I am the son. I'm the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar. I am son and heir of nothing in particular" The Smiths - "How soon is now"

"If there's a god, he's laughing at us... and our football team." - Ben Folds - "Effington"
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 08:17:51 AM »
Some that spring to mind....

"Life is lead weights, pendulum died" - Of Walking Abortion by Manic Street Preachers.

"I eat too much to die, and not enough to stay alive" - 4st 7lbs by Manic Street Preachers

"With the door closed, shades drawn, the world shrinks" - Wake by The Antlers

"It takes the pain away, that could not make you stay" - The Crawl by Placebo

"Isn’t it good to be acquainted with darkness" - Black Majesty by Sub Rosa

"Am I a bitch to not like you anymore?" - Yuk Foo by Wolf Alice

"As soon as I'm left alone, the devil wanders into my soul - The Devil by PJ Harvey

"A heart that's full up like a landfill" - No Surprises by Radiohead.




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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 09:11:47 AM »
"I am an architect,
They call me a butcher" - Faster, The Manics

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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 10:43:25 AM »
“I’m ready, ready for the laughing gas” - Zoo Station - U2
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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 10:58:15 AM »
“I’m ready, ready for the laughing gas” - Zoo Station - U2

I think that's U2's best opening line.

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Re: Best Line To Open A Song
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 11:10:40 AM »
“I’m ready, ready for the laughing gas” - Zoo Station - U2

I think that's U2's best opening line.

It's up there.

Way up there.
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