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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Major on Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:34 am

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby brephophagist on Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:52 am

Rotten Tanx wrote:Not so much the words as the delivery:

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby first2letters on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:59 am

I prefer the original Pink Fairies version in all other respects except for the opening, uh, "line" here:

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Parbuckle on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:10 pm

He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking for the new world
And that palace in the sun.

I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom if I can.

Tell Automatic Slim,
Tell Razor Totin' Jim,
Tell Butcher Knife Totin' Annie,
Tell Fast Talking Fanny.

Drop out of life with bong in hand
Follow the smoke toward the riff-filled land.

I saw mushroom head
Well, I saw mushroom head
Well, I saw mushroom head
I was born and I was dead
I was born and I was dead.

Pink press threat!
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby zircona1 on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:01 pm

My mother was a witch
She was burned aliiiiiiiiiive
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby yard barf on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:54 pm

"I like your twisted point of view, Mike. I like your questioning eyebrows"

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Parbuckle on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:25 pm

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, heaven knows, had a talent for writing which was of no mean proportion: only what he did with this talent was a shame, and a caution and an eldritch horror. If he'd only gotten the hell out of his aunties' attic and obtained a job with the federal writer's project of the WPA, he could have turned out guidebooks that would have been classics and joys to read forever. Only he stayed up there muffled up to the tip of his long gaunt New England chin against the cold which lay more in his heart than in his thermometer, living on 19 cents' worth of beans a day, rewriting (for pennies) the crappy manuscripts of writers whose complete illiteracy would have been a boon to all mankind, ah, but life is a boon, and producing ghastly, grisly, ghoulish, and horrifying works of his own as well -- of man-eating things which foraged in graveyards, of human/beastie crosses which grew beastlier and beastlier as they grew older, of gibbering Shoggoths and Elder beings which smelt real bad and were always trying to break through thresholds and take over; rugous, squamous, amorphous nasties abbetted by thin, gaunt New England eccentrics who dwelt in attics and who eventually were never seen or heard from again. Serve them damn well right, I say. In short, Howard was a twitch, boys and girls, and that's all there is to it.
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby enframed on Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:26 pm

Tongues will taste
bitter and saline


Acetone, can't recall the title of the song though.
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Verbs & Nouns on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:54 pm

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby ErikG on Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:20 pm

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Gramsci on Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:52 am

Not really lyrically but the opening vocal salvo of First to Know by Faith No More kills me every time.
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby flanneljammies on Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:03 am

It doesn't matter if we all die
Ambition in the back of a black car
In a high building there is so much to do

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby zircona1 on Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:01 pm

I prayed heaven today
Bring its hammer down on me
And pound you out of my head
I can't think with you in it
- Beck, "Missing"

Most people are not OK - Ween, "Happy Colored Marbles"
- "Whatever happened to that album?"
- "I broke it, remember? I threw it against the wall, and it like, shattered."
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby cwiko on Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:38 pm

Mark Mothersbaugh wrote:Something 'bout the way you taste
makes me wanna clear my throat


Bruce Springsteen wrote:one, two, three, four
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Parbuckle on Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:44 am

OK...one...wait, everybody start at the same time, ready?...one, two, three, four...
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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby William_Benton on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:49 pm

So many....but how about this one from Wreckless Eric's Several Shades of Green

"I was nearly someone back in the day
I was in the lower reaches of the hit parade
in between the pages of some stupid magazines
posing in a jacket that I wouldn't be seen
dead in or fit in today"

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby drifter_in_pyre on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:37 am

With his arms outstretched
With his arms outstretched
With his arms outstretched
Okay
Okay. Can you get him? Do you see him?
No. Shoot
Hold on. Hold on. Hold on


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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Ike on Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:07 am

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Re: Greatest Opening Lines To A Song

Postby Sid Hartha on Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:15 am

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before it is too late...
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