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Mosca

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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/26/10 11:44 PM (permalink)
Hast Du etwas Zeit für mich
Dann singe ich ein Lied fuer Dich
Von 99 Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont
Denkst Du vielleicht grad' an mich
Dann singe ich ein Lied fuer Dich
Von 99 Luftballons
Und dass sowas von sowas kommt
 
    Mosca

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/26/10 11:47 PM (permalink)
    She said I'm sorry baby I'm leaving you tonight
    I found someone new he's waitin' in the car outside
    Ah honey how could you do it
    We swore each other everlasting love
    She said well yeah I know but when
    We did - there was one thing we weren't
    Really thinking of and that's money -
    Money changes everything


     
      Mosca

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      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/26/10 11:53 PM (permalink)
      I once loved a lass and I loved her sae weel,
      I hated all others who spoke of her ill,
      But now she’s rewarded me well for my love,
      For she’s gaun tae be wed tae another.
       
        Mosca

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        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/26/10 11:55 PM (permalink)
        Ira Hayes
        I, Ira Hayes....

         
          Mosca

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          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/26/10 11:59 PM (permalink)
          This land is your land This land is my land
          From California to the New York island;
          From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
          This land was made for you and Me.

          And,

          He walked all over his own growin' land
          From the New York island to the California sand
          He saw all the people that needed to be seen
          Planted all the grass where it needed to be green
          And now he's bound for a glory all his own
          And now he is bound for glory




           
                              
                              
                          
           
            Mosca

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            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 12:01 AM (permalink)
            Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
            We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it
            And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin' you to defy it
            Lights flicker from the opposite loft
            In this room the heat pipes just cough
            The country music station plays soft
            But there's nothing, really nothing to turn off
            Just Louise and her lover so entwined
            And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind
             
              Mosca

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              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 12:06 AM (permalink)
              And I followed her to the station, with a suitcase in my hand
              And I followed her to the station, with a suitcase in my hand
              Well, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, when all your love's in vain
               
                Mosca

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                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 12:11 AM (permalink)
                John Fox


                Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

                (Three Dog Night)


                Hoyt Axton, actually.

                cavandre


                Wrong song....
                 
                Want some whiskey in your water?
                 
                Mama Told Me (Not to Come)


                Randy Newman wrote that one.


                 
                  carlton pierre

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                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 7:15 AM (permalink)
                  Glass half empty, glass half full
                  Depends on the day, depends on the fool who is asking
                  And the fool who replies
                  You're gonna driink it up anyway
                  Does it really matter what you say?
                  Raise your cup to another day
                  In this big ole life

                  Rani Arbo

                  Great song you can catch Big Old Life on youtube
                   
                    Nancypalooza

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                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 8:10 AM (permalink)
                    Someday mother will die and I'll get the money,
                    Mom leans down and says 'my sentiments exactly'
                     
                      GNeedles59

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                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 9:30 AM (permalink)

                      Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
                      packed up and ready to go
                      Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway
                      a place where nobody knows
                      The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
                      I'm getting used to it now
                      Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto
                      I've lived all over this town
                       
                        Mosca

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                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 10:20 AM (permalink)
                        I met a gin-soaked barroom queen in Memphis


                        Ziggy played guitar


                        Picture yourself in a boat on a river


                        I, love the colorful clothes she wears,


                        Wild thing, you make my heart sing



                         
                          Mosca

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                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 10:22 PM (permalink)
                          Thing to me is, I love seeing the first verse, and seeing a few verses quoted. But sometimes, just the first line (or two) evokes the whole song. Not always, and not always even for great songs. But sometimes.

                          I was waltzin' with my darlin' to the Tennessee waltz


                          Got a good reason, for takin' the easy way out


                          Left a good job in the city


                          There must be some way out of here

                          Once upon a time, dressed so fine, do the bums a dime in your prime








                           
                            Cosmos

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                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/27/10 10:55 PM (permalink)
                            Tom Waits 'Heart Attack and Vine':
                            'Liar, liar with your pants on fire, whites spades hangin on a telephone wire, gamblers re-evaluate along the dotted line, you'll never recognize yourself on heart attack and vine':
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C49H3aWdiK8

                             
                              Foodbme

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                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/29/10 1:04 AM (permalink)
                              I came crawling home last night, like many nights before:
                              I finally made it to my feet as she opened up the door.
                              And she said, "You're not gonna do this anymore."

                              She said: "I'm gonna' hire a wino to decorate our home,
                              "So you'll feel more at ease here, and you won't have to roam.
                              "We'll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
                              "And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall."

                              She said: "Just bring your Friday paycheck, and I'll cash them all right here.
                              "And I'll keep on tap - for all your friends, their favorite kinds of beer.
                              "And for you, I'll always keep in stock, those soft aluminum cans.
                              "And when you're feeling macho, you can crush them like a man."

                              She said: "We'll rip out all the carpet, and put sawdust on the floor.
                              "Serve hard boiled eggs and pretzels, and I won't cook no more.
                              "There'll be Monday night football, on T.V. above the bar.
                              "And a pay phone in the hallway, when your friends can't find their car."

                              She said: "You'll get friendly service, and for added atmosphere.
                              "I'll slip on something sexy, and I'll cut it clear to here.
                              "Then you can slap my bottom, every time you tell a joke.
                              "Just as long as you keep tipping, well, I'll laugh until you're broke."

                              She said: "Instead of family quarrels, we'll have a bar-room brawl,
                              "When the Ham's bear say's its closing time, you won't have far to crawl.
                              "And when you run out of money, you'll have me to thank.
                              "You can sleep it off next morning, when I'm putting it in the bank."

                              <message edited by Foodbme on Thu, 07/29/10 1:07 AM>
                               
                                mjsneddon

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                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/29/10 11:25 PM (permalink)
                                You can have your gold and your diamonds too
                                All I want is a ring dang doo.

                                Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
                                 
                                  mjsneddon

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                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/29/10 11:29 PM (permalink)
                                  Puff, the magic dragon,
                                  Lived by the sea
                                  And frolicked in the autumn mist
                                  In a land called Honah Lee.

                                  Peter Yarrow & Leonard Lipton
                                   
                                    Russ Jackson

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                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/30/10 6:53 AM (permalink)
                                    You've painted up your lips an rolled and curled your tinted hair.
                                    Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?
                                    The Shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down -
                                    Oh Ruby
                                    Don't take your love to town
                                     
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZxztY_-Opg
                                     
                                    Check out Kenny with a Mullett and Earring in 1972 with the First Edition. He was most likely the first Mullett 15 years ahead of his time.


                                    ...Russ
                                    <message edited by Russ Jackson on Fri, 07/30/10 6:58 AM>
                                     
                                      Bushie

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                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/31/10 12:46 AM (permalink)
                                      Another Kristofferson song; I Won't Mention It Again:

                                      I know you're tired of being all I ever wanted...
                                       
                                        carlton pierre

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                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/31/10 6:44 AM (permalink)
                                        I am a lineman for the county
                                        & I drive the main road
                                         
                                          chewingthefat

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                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/31/10 11:28 AM (permalink)
                                          I can't stop loving you, it's useless to say
                                          So i'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday.....
                                           
                                            ken8038

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                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/31/10 10:56 PM (permalink)
                                            <<You can have your gold and your diamonds too
                                            All I want is a ring dang doo. >>

                                            Mjsneddon, after 140 posts, you win.

                                            Priceless:

                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfBj61xwVkw

                                             
                                              Nancypalooza

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                                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 08/1/10 3:44 PM (permalink)
                                              I was of poor folk
                                              But my mother had a rabbit fur coat
                                              And then a girl of less character
                                              Pushed her down the LA river
                                              And over that rabbit fur coat
                                               
                                                keef richards

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                                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 08/5/10 8:44 PM (permalink)
                                                i think Mosca might be a stones fan,
                                                here is best open line to best stones album
                                                ah, yeah and Exile is off and running or oo well the storm is threaten by very life to day.or please allow me to introduce myself(in concert its the first words are ooh ooh ooh). tihs is just opening lines to albums never mind songs
                                                 
                                                  Mosca

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                                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 08/5/10 11:28 PM (permalink)
                                                  When my daughter was about 13, we were riding around doing nothing, and she was in the middle of a thing where she was thinking that her dad's CD collection maybe had some good stuff in it, but she didn't want to go listening through it on her own because she might turn up a bunch of crap. So we went out riding, and I brought 3 CDs with me... And I started with Let it Bleed. The opening guitar figure snaked its way out of the air, and then the riff grew, and then Mick, and Yvonne... and when it was over, she hit the "repeat" button. And did it twice more. We never got to Revolver or Blonde on Blonde that day, although we did later (I took her and a friend to see Dylan for her graduation present last year). We just listened to Let it Bleed, over and over. Just like we did as kids in 1969.



                                                   
                                                    keef richards

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                                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 08/5/10 11:57 PM (permalink)
                                                    great story. maybe we need to start every kid off with stones and beatles before they get to you tube and what is popular. it might be tough competing against lady gaga after her social protest against arizona's law  she launch into the classic ra-ra ra-roam-la -
                                                    shish goom ba. dylan and guthrie would be proud. the lyrics are so meaningful. sorry it's now stuck in your head.everbody ra-ra -ra-ra-ra-um-bop uumm bop- ra ra They never did like Mama's homemade dress Papa's bankbook wasn't big enough- ra ra ra roma ra
                                                     
                                                      Mosca

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                                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 08/6/10 9:58 AM (permalink)
                                                      It's just a shout away, friend. You can't always get what you want; but if you try sometime, you'll find you get what you need.
                                                       
                                                        tmiles

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                                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 08/6/10 5:49 PM (permalink)
                                                        What'cha drinkin',,,rum or whiskey
                                                        Wont ya have a double with me?

                                                        by the Noisetts. Its been out about a year and plays in supermarkets now.
                                                        <message edited by tmiles on Fri, 08/6/10 5:51 PM>
                                                         
                                                          the ancient mariner

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                                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 08/6/10 6:59 PM (permalink)
                                                          One that always hits me where it counts--

                                                          Oh, Say Can You See----
                                                          By The Dawn's Early Light
                                                           
                                                            i95

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                                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 08/7/10 9:06 AM (permalink)

                                                             

                                                            I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
                                                            I want a girl who knows what's best
                                                            I want a girl with shoes that cut
                                                            And eyes that burn like cigarettes

                                                             
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