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2010/07/01 14:37:58 (permalink)

Best Opening Line to a Song

I just listened to Sunday Morning Coming Down written by Kris Kristofferson. Performed by Johnny Cash and consider it one of the best what are your favorites?...Russ
 
Well I woke up Sunday morning,
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 15:45:57 (permalink)
    Go on home yer mudder's callin',
    Yer fadder just fell in da garbage can.
    Go on home yer mudder's callin',
    They come to collect yer old man.
     
    Jimmy Durante

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 16:27:52 (permalink)
    This is the opening to "Aqualung" by the British group Jethro Tull...

    Sitting on a park bench
    Eyeing little girls with bad intent
    Snots running down his nose
    Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes
    Hey Aqualung

    I always enjoy upbeat lyrics...   
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 16:49:54 (permalink)
    There stands the glass
    fill it up to the brim
    till my troubles grow dim
    it's my first one today.
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 18:58:19 (permalink)
    The beast in me
    Is caged by frail and fragile bonds
    Restless by day
    And by night, rants and rages at the stars
    God help, the beast in me
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 19:06:14 (permalink)
    I once had a girl,
    or should I say,
    she once had me.
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 19:12:39 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    There stands the glass
    fill it up to the brim
    till my troubles grow dim
    it's my first one today.

    I'm wondering where you are tonight.
    I'm wondering if you are alright.
    I wonder if you think of me
    In my misery.
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 19:15:49 (permalink)
    ROAD FOOD
    Jollywood, Jollywood, Chippa Chippa Chee Chee
    ROAD FOOD
    Drag queens, rhumba boogie, grabbin' for the prime time
    ROAD FOOD
    Bonafide, certified women in the washroom
    ROAD FOOD
    Better have a whiskey so I'll feel all right.
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 19:17:08 (permalink)
    From one of our favorite Sinatra songs:
     
    I have dreamed that your arms are lovely
    And I have dreamed what a joy you'll be
     
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 20:15:18 (permalink)
    Carolina Bob

    This is the opening to "Aqualung" by the British group Jethro Tull...

    Sitting on a park bench
    Eyeing little girls with bad intent
    Snots running down his nose
    Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes
    Hey Aqualung

    I always enjoy upbeat lyrics...        

      
      That's good one Bob! lol! 
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 20:33:35 (permalink)
    harriet1954

    From one of our favorite Sinatra songs:
     
    I have dreamed that your arms are lovely
    And I have dreamed what a joy you'll be
     


    Sinatra? That's I have Dreamed, from the King And I with music by Richard Rogers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.
    post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2010/07/01 20:35:57
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 20:38:06 (permalink)
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    harriet1954

    From one of our favorite Sinatra songs:
     
    I have dreamed that your arms are lovely
    And I have dreamed what a joy you'll be
     


    Sinatra? That's I have Dreamed, from the King And I with music by Richard Rogers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.

     
    Yes. When Sinatra sings it. I'm totally familiar with the King & I, but I have sentimental reasons for Sinatra's version.

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 20:40:32 (permalink)
     
    "Istanbul was Constantinople.
    Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople.
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople.
    Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night."
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 20:42:47 (permalink)
    I remember that Constantinople song! They used to play that on Dr. Demento!
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 20:55:36 (permalink)
    If you want a fancy fan
    Or a turkey born in Turkey-stan
    Or a slave that's awfully African
    Or a teapot early Ming
    Come to the supermarket in old Peking
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/01 21:02:34 (permalink)
    By the way, There Stands The Glass was a Webb Pierce song, wasn't it?
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 00:34:54 (permalink)
    It was the third of June
    another sleepy, dusty delta day


    Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, 
    I fell in love with a Mexican girl


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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 07:03:54 (permalink)
    joerogo

    ROAD FOOD
    Jollywood, Jollywood, Chippa Chippa Chee Chee
    ROAD FOOD
    Drag queens, rhumba boogie, grabbin' for the prime time
    ROAD FOOD
    Bonafide, certified women in the washroom
    ROAD FOOD
    Better have a whiskey so I'll feel all right.


    Well done!
    Odd song by The Guess Who...Russ
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 08:16:35 (permalink)
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 08:51:59 (permalink)
    Yo Vip....Lets Kick It....Robert Van Winkle

    ...Russ
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 09:05:34 (permalink)
    Dark Star crashes, pouring it's light into ashes.
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 10:30:05 (permalink)
    ken8038

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTvHdhdnLh0



    Great one. Forget "best opening line in a song" and think "best opening
    sound in a song" and this would surely be in the running:
     
     
     
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 10:39:29 (permalink)
    PIZZA PIE
    (Norman Fox)
    NORMAN FOX & THE ROB ROYS (Capitol 4128, 1959)
    Well, we were standing on the sidewalk
    Just admiring the view
    And we thought that we would go down down
    And find something to do
    And we saw this place upon the corner
    And it looked real swell
    So we opened the door, we went inside
    This is what we yelled
    Now pizza pie-i-i-i-i-i-i-i
    Hey pizza pie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap5OqZy6vbY
    post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2010/07/02 10:40:41
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 10:47:54 (permalink)
    GNeedles59

    Dark Star crashes, pouring it's light into ashes.

     
     
    "Are you a pothead, GNeedles59?"
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 10:50:24 (permalink)
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    Dark Star crashes, pouring it's light into ashes.

     
     
    "Are you a pothead, GNeedles59?"



    When I cook for my service providers I wera a Tye Dyed Chef Coat......Spark it UP...Russ
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 12:32:56 (permalink)
    It was Christmas Eve babe
    In the drunk tank
    An old man said to me: won't see another one
    And then they sang a song
    The rare old mountain dew
    I turned my face away and dreamed about you
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 12:33:09 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    By the way, There Stands The Glass was a Webb Pierce song, wasn't it?


    Yep, great song!
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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 13:02:03 (permalink)
    Well my time went so quickly, I went lickety-splickly out to my old '55
    As I drove away slowly, feeling so holy, God knows, I was feeling alive.
    Tom Waits

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/02 13:05:19 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    Michael Hoffman

    By the way, There Stands The Glass was a Webb Pierce song, wasn't it?


    Yep, great song!


    Brother I'm on my way.......Russ
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