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carlton pierre

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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 08/26/10 8:58 AM (permalink)
Big Ole Life


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 drink it up anyway
Does it really matter what you say?
Raise your cup to another day in this big ole life

Rani Arbo
 
    carlton pierre

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 08/27/10 8:10 AM (permalink)
    We-de-de-de
    De-de-de-de-de
    De-we-um-um-a-way
    We-de-de-de
    De-de-de-de-de
    We-um-um-a-way

    A-wimmoweh, a-wimoweh
    ...  The Lion Sleeps Tonight
     
      Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 08/27/10 9:10 AM (permalink)
      No no no no no no no no no
      No no no no
      No no no no
      No no no no
      No no no no
      No no no no no

      Nobody But Me
       
        carlton pierre

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        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 08/30/10 9:01 PM (permalink)
        NYPIzzaNut


        Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


        Mosca


        Did you ever see Dallas
        From a DC9 at night?
        Dallas is a jewel,
        Dallas is a beautiful sight.
        And Dallas is a jungle,
        but it sure gives off
        a beautiful light.


        My all-time favorite Jimmie Dale song.  That voice!
        Yes indeedy.

        Here's a song written by Butch Hancock but made famous by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and it's my fave song of his.
         
        Thirst is not the answer, oceans come & go
        I loved her seven seas worth, Lord I loved her so
        But she let me down so easy, one slow drop at a time.
        I would've killed myself, but it made no sense
        committin' suicide in self-defense
        when she said, "Babe, you're just a wave, you're not the ocean."
         
          NYPIzzaNut

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          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 08/30/10 11:21 PM (permalink)
          carlton pierre


          NYPIzzaNut


          Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


          Mosca


          Did you ever see Dallas
          From a DC9 at night?
          Dallas is a jewel,
          Dallas is a beautiful sight.
          And Dallas is a jungle,
          but it sure gives off
          a beautiful light.


          My all-time favorite Jimmie Dale song.  That voice!
          Yes indeedy.

          Here's a song written by Butch Hancock but made famous by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and it's my fave song of his.
           
          Thirst is not the answer, oceans come & go
          I loved her seven seas worth, Lord I loved her so
          But she let me down so easy, one slow drop at a time.
          I would've killed myself, but it made no sense
          committin' suicide in self-defense
          when she said, "Babe, you're just a wave, you're not the ocean."

          Mine also.

           
            Mosca

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            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 08/31/10 11:24 AM (permalink)
            If you were a bluebird, honey, you'd be a sad one.
            I'd give you a true word but you've already had one.
            If you were a bluebird, you'd be crying,
            You'd be flying home.
             
            edit: I love his lyrics, but his melodies move me to tears sometimes, they are so simple and beautiful. 
             
             
             

            <message edited by Mosca on Tue, 08/31/10 11:38 AM>
             
              Mosca

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              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 08/31/10 11:42 AM (permalink)
              Another songwriter who has the same effect; Dan Penn.
               
              At the dark end of the street
              That's where we always meet
              Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
              Living in darkness to hide our wrong
              You and me, at the dark end of the street
              Just you and me
               
               
               
               
                Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 08/31/10 1:13 PM (permalink)
                Mosca


                Another songwriter who has the same effect; Dan Penn.

                At the dark end of the street
                That's where we always meet
                Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
                Living in darkness to hide our wrong
                You and me, at the dark end of the street
                Just you and me




                 
                Clarence Carter's version!   Though it's barely a version.
                <message edited by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Tue, 08/31/10 1:14 PM>
                 
                  i95

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                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 08/31/10 2:11 PM (permalink)

                  Whle you were off in France, we were stranded in the British Isles.

                   
                    Mosca

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                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 08/31/10 3:23 PM (permalink)
                    Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


                    Mosca


                    Another songwriter who has the same effect; Dan Penn.

                    At the dark end of the street
                    That's where we always meet
                    Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
                    Living in darkness to hide our wrong
                    You and me, at the dark end of the street
                    Just you and me





                    Clarence Carter's version!   Though it's barely a version.


                    James Carr version.
                     
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzcdNwIkmYA
                     
                      carlton pierre

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                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/1/10 7:31 AM (permalink)
                      Speaking of songwriters.....
                      Let us pause in life's pleasures and count it's many tears
                      While we all sup sorrow with the poor
                      There's a song that will linger forever in our ears
                      Oh, hard times come again no more
                       
                      ...Stephen Foster was no slouch
                       
                        Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/1/10 7:53 AM (permalink)
                        i95
                         

                        Whle you were off in France, we were stranded in the British Isles.




                        Along those same lines - one's about a band's lazy manager, the other about a blow-up doll, but I always think of them as a pair:
                         
                        Judy was an American girl
                        She came in the morning with the U.S. mail
                         
                          i95

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                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/1/10 9:10 AM (permalink)

                          And, of course, they're both on this GREAT CD...

                           

                           

                           

                           
                           
                            Mosca

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                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/1/10 10:46 AM (permalink)
                            Hey, Bo Diddley
                            (Hey, Bo Diddley)
                            Hey, Bo Diddley
                            (Hey, Bo Diddley)
                            Hey, Bo Diddley
                            (Hey, Bo Diddley)
                            Hey Bo Diddley
                            (Hey, Bo Diddley)
                             
                            http://www.youtube.com/wa...RY&feature=related
                             
                              NYPIzzaNut

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                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/1/10 1:05 PM (permalink)
                              Mosca


                              Hey, Bo Diddley
                              (Hey, Bo Diddley)
                              Hey, Bo Diddley
                              (Hey, Bo Diddley)
                              Hey, Bo Diddley
                              (Hey, Bo Diddley)
                              Hey Bo Diddley
                              (Hey, Bo Diddley)

                              http://www.youtube.com/wa...RY&feature=related



                               
                                chicagostyledog

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                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/1/10 10:35 PM (permalink)
                                I want a hippopotamus for Christmas,
                                Only a hippopotamus will do,
                                I don't want a doll or winky tinker toy,
                                I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy.
                                I can see him now on Christmas morning,
                                Creeping down the stairs.
                                What a joy and what suprize,
                                When I open up my eyes,
                                And see my hippo hero,
                                Standing there.
                                 
                                 
                                <message edited by chicagostyledog on Wed, 09/1/10 10:46 PM>
                                 
                                  boyardee65

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                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 09/2/10 5:01 AM (permalink)
                                   A lot of the opening lines to songs I listen to are instrumental. I listen to a lot of Jazz. Some of my favorite artists are Ellis, Wynton, and Branford Marsaillas. The whole family is so talented. Harry Conick is also one of my favorite Jazz guys. Charlie Parker had the greatest opening riffs on a Sax that I ever heard. Dick Dale had the best guitar opening riffs that I ever heard! Best drum riffs have to go to John Bonham of the WHO.
                                   
                                    JMHO
                                   
                                    David O.
                                   
                                    i95

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                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 09/2/10 7:04 AM (permalink)
                                    boyardee65
                                     

                                     ...John Bonham of the WHO.


                                    Robert Plant has just turned over in his grave. What? He's not dead yet? Oh. In that case, he's either jumped off a bridge or is now, God forbid, a folk singer.
                                     
                                      carlton pierre

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                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 09/3/10 8:37 AM (permalink)
                                      i95


                                      boyardee65
                                       

                                      ...John Bonham of the WHO.


                                      Robert Plant has just turned over in his grave. What? He's not dead yet? Oh. In that case, he's either jumped off a bridge or is now, God forbid, a folk singer.



                                      Excellent, i95
                                       
                                        Russ Jackson

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                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/8/10 8:35 AM (permalink)
                                        Mosca


                                        Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


                                        Mosca


                                        Another songwriter who has the same effect; Dan Penn.

                                        At the dark end of the street
                                        That's where we always meet
                                        Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
                                        Living in darkness to hide our wrong
                                        You and me, at the dark end of the street
                                        Just you and me





                                        Clarence Carter's version!   Though it's barely a version.


                                        James Carr version.

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


                                        I like The Commitments version also...Russ
                                         
                                          Russ Jackson

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                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/8/10 8:35 AM (permalink)
                                          I am he as you are he as you are me
                                          and we are all together
                                          See how they run like pigs from a gun
                                          see how they fly
                                           
                                          ...Russ
                                           
                                            Mosca

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                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/8/10 8:49 AM (permalink)
                                            Your cheatin' heart,
                                            Will make you weep,
                                            You'll cry and cry,
                                            And try to sleep,
                                            But sleep won't come,
                                            The whole night through,
                                            Your cheatin heart, will tell on you...
                                             
                                              flyseye

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                                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/8/10 7:32 PM (permalink)
                                              How many days has it been since I was born
                                              And how many days till I die
                                               
                                                Michael Hoffman

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                                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/8/10 7:52 PM (permalink)
                                                The First Mate's name was Ripper
                                                By God he had a pipper
                                                He lined his
                                                (Oh, never mind)
                                                 
                                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/8/10 8:24 PM (permalink)
                                                  The admiral's daughter
                                                  Went down by the water
                                                  With Davey and his dinghy
                                                  ....
                                                   
                                                    i95

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                                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 09/9/10 7:10 AM (permalink)
                                                    Michael Hoffman


                                                    The First Mate's name was Ripper
                                                    By God he had a pipper
                                                    He lined his
                                                    (Oh, never mind)


                                                    Hoffman, DON'T drink the brandy!!
                                                     
                                                      Mosca

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                                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 09/10/10 8:10 PM (permalink)
                                                      Well, I can't forget this evening
                                                      And your face when you were leaving
                                                      But I guess that's just the way the story goes
                                                      You always smile, but in your eyes your sorrow shows
                                                      Yes, it shows
                                                       
                                                        mollydingle

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                                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/22/10 4:25 PM (permalink)
                                                        Old thread, and I didn't read it all, but...
                                                          "Laid my head on the railroad track,
                                                            waitin' for the double E,
                                                          The train don't come by no more,
                                                            poor, poor, pitiful me."
                                                                 Warren Zevon.
                                                         
                                                          Mosca

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                                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 09/22/10 6:44 PM (permalink)
                                                          Oh, yeah, Zevon was a great songwriter.
                                                           
                                                            Fieldthistle

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                                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 09/23/10 3:40 AM (permalink)
                                                            Hello All,
                                                            I wrote these words...
                                                            Well I smoke like a fish
                                                            And drink like a chimney,
                                                            And money in my pockets,
                                                            Well, I ain't got any,
                                                            But I've got love for you.
                                                            Take Care,
                                                            Fieldthistle
                                                             
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