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Wintem01

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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 09/30/10 3:48 PM (permalink)
"Begin the day with a freindly voice,
A companion unobtrusive..."
Rush- Spirit of the Radio
 
    carlton pierre

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 10/1/10 7:53 AM (permalink)
    Saturday night and the bars are packed
    The drinks are watered and the decks are stacked
    The whores are grinning with their faces cracked
    The gamblers cursing at the horses they backed.
     
    Saturday night and the bar is jammed
    We've got our table and the rest be damned
    The waiter's hovering near at hand
    We're loaded earlier than we'd planned.
     
    Some damn fool is starting a fight
    Why does he wait for Saturday night?
     
    Tom Paxton
     
      Russ Jackson

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      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 10/3/10 6:57 PM (permalink)
      It was the third of September.....Russ
       
        mjsneddon

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        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 10/4/10 12:28 AM (permalink)
        From the 1940s or early 50s:
        She's got freckles on her but.......she's nice
        And when she's in my arms it's paradise
        Oh she smells just like a rose
        From her head down to her toes
        She's got freckles on her but.......she's nice
         
          Mosca

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          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 10/4/10 12:51 PM (permalink)
          Russ Jackson


          It was the third of September.....Russ

           
          I love that song. I love all their stuff from that era, but this... this is a great song.
           
            SeamusD

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            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 10/6/10 9:41 PM (permalink)
            "Kick out the jams, m************!"
             
              fishtaco

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              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 10/8/10 12:28 PM (permalink)
              SeamusD


              "Kick out the jams, m************!"

               
              Classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
               
              She was a sex machine, she kept me warm and mean, she was the best damn woman I have ever seen..................


               
                Nancypalooza

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                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 10/8/10 1:26 PM (permalink)
                I don't think that's the line?
                 
                  i95

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                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 10/8/10 3:51 PM (permalink)
                  Nancypalooza


                  I don't think that's the line?


                  Oh, sure. Next you're going to tell us that Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "Blinded by the Light" (yes, written by Bruce Springsteen) wasn't about a feminine hygiene product. 
                   
                    Nancypalooza

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                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 10/10/10 12:34 PM (permalink)
                    No, that one is.
                     
                      EdSails

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                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Wed, 10/13/10 8:37 PM (permalink)
                      I've seen the bright lights of Memphis and the Commodore Hotel
                      And, underneath a street lamp I met a Southern Belle
                      Well, she took me to the river where she cast her spell
                      And, in that southern moonlight she sang the song so well

                      If you'll be my Dixie Chicken, I'll be your Tennessee Lamb
                      And we can walk together down in Dixieland
                      Down in Dixieland
                       
                       
                      The great Lowell George and Little Feat
                       
                       
                       
                        i95

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                          Tony Bad

                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 03/3/11 9:40 AM (permalink)
                          Ahhh...Randy Newman. The man can turn a phrase, but this one always touched me more than any...
                           
                          Since I was a child
                          I've tried to be what I'm not
                          I've lied and I've enjoyed it all my life
                          I lied to my dear mother
                          To my sisters and my brother
                          And now I'm lying to my children and my wife
                          Big Hat, no cattle
                          Big head, no brain
                          Big snake, no rattle
                          I forever remain
                          Big hat, no cattle
                          I knew from the start
                          Big boat, no paddle
                          Big belly, no heart


                           
                            flyseye

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                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 03/4/11 8:42 PM (permalink)
                            We would sweat and moan
                            Until the need in us was gone
                            In one anothers arms
                            All through the night
                            You would cry out my name
                            As we were drawn into the flames
                            What will I do now
                            Now that your gone
                             
                            Newbury

                             
                              PapaJoe8

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                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 03/4/11 11:19 PM (permalink)
                              I hope someday you'll join us. And tha world will be as one.
                              John Lennon
                               
                              I hope I got that right.
                              Joe
                               
                                Mosca

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                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 03/5/11 9:45 AM (permalink)
                                You looked like a princess the night we met
                                With your hair piled up high
                                I will never forget
                                I'm drunk right now baby
                                But I've got to be
                                Or I never could tell you
                                What you meant to me

                                I loved you the first time I saw you
                                And I always will love you Marie
                                I loved you the first time I saw you
                                And I always will love you Marie

                                YOu're the song that the trees sing when the wind blows
                                You're a flower you're a river you're a rainbow
                                Sometimes I'm crazy
                                But I guess you know
                                And I'm weak and I'm lazy
                                And I've hurt you so
                                And I don't listen to a word you say
                                When you're in trouble I just turn away
                                 
                                I loved you the first time I saw you
                                And I always will love you Marie
                                I loved you the first time I saw you
                                And I always will love you Marie
                                 
                                  i95

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                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 03/5/11 8:04 PM (permalink)
                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  This thread has nicely morphed into

                                  a Randy Newman kind of day.

                                   
                                    Tampico

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                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 9:05 AM (permalink)
                                    Every time I think of you
                                    I always catch my breath
                                    And I'm still standing here
                                    And you're miles away
                                    And I'm wondering why you left
                                    And there's a storm that's raging
                                     
                                      porkbeaks

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                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 9:36 AM (permalink)
                                      May God bless and keep you always
                                      May your wishes all come true
                                      May you always do for others
                                      And let others do for you
                                      May you build a ladder to the stars
                                      And climb on every rung
                                      May you stay forever young
                                      Forever young, forever young
                                      May you stay forever young
                                       
                                        mar52

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                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 1:36 PM (permalink)
                                         You ask how much I need you, must I explain?
                                         
                                          MetroplexJim

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                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 3:06 PM (permalink)
                                          I tried so hard my dear to show that you're my every dream.
                                          Yet you're afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme
                                          A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart
                                          Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

                                          Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
                                          And so my heart is paying now for things I didn't do
                                          In anger unkind words are spoke that make the teardrops start
                                          Why can't I free your doubtful mind,and melt your cold cold heart

                                          You'll never know how much it hurts to see you sit and cry
                                          You know you need and want my love yet you're afraid to try
                                          Why do you run and hide from life,to try it just ain't smart
                                          Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

                                          There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me
                                          But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
                                          The more I learn to care for you,the more we drift apart
                                          Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

                                          -- Hank Williams
                                           
                                            mayor al

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                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 3:23 PM (permalink)
                                            From Monty Python...and used as my ring-tone and playback sound on my cellphone...
                                            " I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK,
                                                 I drink all night and I work all day...."
                                             
                                              The Travelin Man

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                                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 3:58 PM (permalink)
                                              I met a gin-soaked barroom queen in Memphis.
                                               
                                                MetroplexJim

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                                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                                And I drank and drank 'till she looked good to me ...
                                                 
                                                  mr chips

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                                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 9:33 PM (permalink)
                                                  Michael Hoffman


                                                  the ancient mariner




                                                  In '45 I was stationed in San Francisco and went to a resort for a weekend.
                                                  A trio was there Saturday night----just getting started on their own----a guy named Dave Barbour was the boss and his singer was his wife Peggy Lee.  Not bad for a cheap weekend in the mountains south of Frisco.  I was in heaven.

                                                  True story. In the 1950s I was running a charter boat out of Pier Five in Bayfront Park in Miami, and one day I had a party that included this really great looking blonde named Rose. Anyway, I started dating Rose, who was staying in Coral Gables.
                                                   
                                                  One day an old school friend of mine from New Haven named Marie Fortune, who was a cousin of the Consiglio's from Sally's Apizza, stopped by the boat and said I should go to a party that night at the Fountainbleu Hotel on Miami Beach. I was going out with Rose that night, sowe went to the party. It was in the Presidential Suite, and the host was some guy named Frank Sinatra.
                                                   
                                                  Now, many people are likely aware of the fact that Sinatra used to go to Sally's in New Haven whenever he was in the area, and in fact he used to have people bring pies to him when he was in New York, and would have it flown to him when he was in other places. Anyway, that was the Yvonne Fortune connection.
                                                   
                                                  So, we're at this party and at one point some guy came over and whispered something to Rose, my date. She excused herself and went off with the guy. I was busy enjoying myself and didn't pay any attention to what was going on. A few minutes later the same guy came to me and told me to follow him. I did.
                                                   
                                                  The next thing I knew I was being introduced to Sinatra by my friend Yvonne, and Rose, my date, was there, too. He was pretty nice, and we talked about New Haven and apizza. I told him that while I liked Sally's, and went to school with a couple of Consiglios, The Spot and then Pepe's were my favorites.
                                                   
                                                  He then asked me how come I was with Peggy Lee.
                                                   
                                                  Boink! No wonder Rose looked familiar

                                                  That is such a great story, Mr Hoffman. i missed it the first time through.But I do have a question. Is that all there is?
                                                  <message edited by mr chips on Fri, 02/24/12 9:39 PM>
                                                   
                                                    mr chips

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                                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 02/24/12 9:38 PM (permalink)
                                                    Please allow me to introduce myself;
                                                    I'm a man of wealth and taste
                                                     
                                                      Treetop Tom

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                                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 02/25/12 11:02 AM (permalink)
                                                      Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
                                                      You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
                                                      Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
                                                      Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
                                                      Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
                                                      You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
                                                      And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
                                                      No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.  ("Time" Lyrics by Roger Waters & David Gilmour)
                                                       
                                                      Reminds me of so many of my friends trying to make sense of their lives in the early 70's.  Some figured it out, but sadly, others never did.
                                                       
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