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Russ Jackson

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Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 2:37 PM (permalink)
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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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 3:45 PM (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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      carolina bob

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      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 4:27 PM (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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        chewingthefat

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        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 4:49 PM (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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          Mosca

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          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 6:58 PM (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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            zataar

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            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 7:06 PM (permalink)
            I once had a girl,
            or should I say,
            she once had me.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 7:12 PM (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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                joerogo

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                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 7:15 PM (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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                  harriet1954

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                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 7:17 PM (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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                    jeepguy

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                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 8:15 PM (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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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 8:33 PM (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.
                      <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Thu, 07/1/10 8:35 PM>
                       
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                        harriet1954

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                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 8:38 PM (permalink)
                        Michael Hoffman


                        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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                          i95

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                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 8:40 PM (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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                            harriet1954

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                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 8:42 PM (permalink)
                            I remember that Constantinople song! They used to play that on Dr. Demento!
                             
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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 8:55 PM (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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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Thu, 07/1/10 9:02 PM (permalink)
                                By the way, There Stands The Glass was a Webb Pierce song, wasn't it?
                                 
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                                  mr chips

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                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 12:34 AM (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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                                    Russ Jackson

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                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 7:03 AM (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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                                      i95

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                                        ken8038

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                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 8:16 AM (permalink)
                                         
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                                          Russ Jackson

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                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 8:51 AM (permalink)
                                          Yo Vip....Lets Kick It....Robert Van Winkle

                                          ...Russ
                                           
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                                            GNeedles59

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                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 9:05 AM (permalink)
                                            Dark Star crashes, pouring it's light into ashes.
                                             
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                                              i95

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                                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 10:30 AM (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:

                                               

                                               

                                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr2fKFkcxsg

                                               

                                               
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                                                NYPIzzaNut

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                                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 10:39 AM (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
                                                <message edited by NYPIzzaNut on Fri, 07/2/10 10:40 AM>
                                                 
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                                                  i95

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                                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 10:47 AM (permalink)
                                                  GNeedles59


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

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  "Are you a pothead, GNeedles59?"

                                                   
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                                                    Russ Jackson

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                                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 10:50 AM (permalink)
                                                    i95


                                                    GNeedles59


                                                    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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                                                      improviser

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                                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 12:32 PM (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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                                                        chewingthefat

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                                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 12:33 PM (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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                                                          Russ Jackson

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                                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 1:02 PM (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

                                                          ...Russ
                                                           
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                                                            Russ Jackson

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                                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Fri, 07/2/10 1:05 PM (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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