Best opening line in a song

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  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Can't pick just one one. Some of my favorites:

    "Hey Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand?" -- Jimi Hendrix

    "I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' about half past dead;
    I just need some place where I can lay my head.
    Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
    He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No", was all he said." -- Levon Helm

    "Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train.
    With a feeling near as faded as my jeans." -- Kris Kristofferson

    "Well she was just seventeen, you know what I mean?
    And the way she looked, was way beyond compare." -- Paul McCartney
     
  2. LSUDeek

    LSUDeek All That She Wants...

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    Bob Seger / Metallica:

    On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha...

    Clapton:

    What'll you do when you get lonely
    And nobody's waiting by your side?

    ZZ Top:

    Jesus just left Chicago...and He's bound to New Orleans.

    Skynyrd:

    Big wheels keep on turning
    Carry me home to see my kin-

    Two feets they come a creepin’
    Like a black cat do
    And two bodies are lyin’ naked
    Creeper think he got nothin’ to lose
    So he creeps into this house, yeah
    And unlocks the door
    And while a man reaching for his trousers
    Shoots him full of .38 holes

    EDIT: Almost forgot Steve Miller

    Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
    Some call me the gangster of love
     
  3. NoLimitMD

    NoLimitMD Freshman

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    Master P:

    Make em say uhhhh!
    Uhhhh!
    Na na na na
    Na na na na
    Make em say uhhhhhh
    uhh uhh
    uhh uhh
    uhh uhh
    uhh
    I told ya I'm the colonel of this muthaf**kin' tank
    Y'all after big thangs, we after big bank!

    Guns N' Roses, "My Michelle"

    Your daddy works in porno
    Now your mommy's not around
    She used to love her heroin
    But now she's underground
     
  4. Carface

    Carface What the...?

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    "Sit on my face and tell me that you love me...."

    And

    "Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?..."

    Both from Monty Python.



    I'll try to think of more.

    *bows*
     
  5. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

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    hello darkness my old friend
    i've come to talk with you again - s & g

    nibblin' on sponge cake
    watchin' the sun bake
    all of the tourists covered with oil - jb

    life goes on day after day
    hearts torn in every way - g & the p's

    there is a house in new orleans
    they call the rising sun - unknown (well, at least not for certain)
     
  6. BB

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    Pink Floyd

    So, so you think you can tell
    Heaven from Hell,
    Blue skys from pain.
    Can you tell a green field
    From a cold steel rail?
    A smile from a veil?
    Do you think you can tell?

    Weezer

    Somebody’s heine is crowding my icebox.
    Somebody’s cold one is giving me chills.
    Guess I’ll just close my eyes.

    Oh yeah.
    All right.
    Feels good.
    Inside.

    Beck

    Alcohol on my hands
    I got plans
    to ditch myself and get outside
    dancing woman
    throwing plates
    decapitating their laughing dates
    swirling chickens caught in flight
    out of focus
    much too bright
    coming down
    shiny teeth
    game show suckers trying to bleed
    but I got a drug and I got the bug
    and I got something better than love

    LL Cool J

    Don't call it a comeback
     
  7. Crip*TEAM KATT

    Crip*TEAM KATT As Wild As We Wanna Be

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    The Animals did House of the Rising Sun
     
  8. Carface

    Carface What the...?

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    Why is it that most people think it's the Stones?
     
  9. Mystikalilusion

    Mystikalilusion Freshman

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    Let's see:

    Clapton
    Hendrix
    McCartney
    Master P
    Weezer
    Pink Floyd
    Beck
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Guns N' Roses
    LL Cool J
    Lynard Skynard

    All we're missing is some Boy George, Elton John, Prince and Michael Bolton and this is officially the most eclectic group of bands ever composed.

    Sadly, I know nothing from any of those.
     
  10. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Great Beatles first lines

    Let It Be

    When I find myself in times of trouble
    Mother Mary comes to me
    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.


    Come Together

    Here come old flattop he come grooving up slowly
    He got joo-joo eyeball he one holy roller
    He got hair down to his knee
    Got to be a joker he just do what he please


    Penny Lane

    In Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
    Of every head he's had the pleasure to know
    And all the people that come and go
    Stop and say hello.


    Get Back

    Sweet Loretta Fart thought she was a cleaner
    but she was a frying pan.

    Note: I was not aware he said Fart in the opening line.


    Maxwell's Silver Hammer

    Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical
    Science in the home
    Late nights all alone with a test-tube
    Ohh-oh-oh-oh...


    She Came In Thru the Bathroom Window

    She came in through the bathroom window
    Protected by a silver spoon
    But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
    By the banks of her own lagoon


    Back in the USSR

    Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
    Didn't get to bed last night
    On the way the paper bag was on my knee
    Man I had a dreadful flight
     

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