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Best opening lyrics to a song.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by paulnoise, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. paulnoise

    paulnoise TDPRI Member

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    Dec 20, 2013
    UK
    So it doesn't matter how good or bad the song is, what is the best opening line you can think of?
    I count the first line as "once I knew a girl, like a mechanic or a lawyer I knew one day I just couldn't trust her." Although "bungee jumping people die" is also a good line
     
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  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    "Get up, and get your grandma outta here"
     

  3. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Not a big Skynyrd fan by a long shot, but, "I was cuttin' a rug down at a place called The Jug with a girl named Linda Lou" is pure genius.
     

  4. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    Sock it to me
    Floatin' down the river with a saturated liver
     
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  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    The Monkees' Goin' Down?
     
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    My favorite is from Elvis Costello's God's Comic.
    I wish you'd known me when I was alive,
    I was a funny fella
     
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  7. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    correct!
     

  8. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Close the door, put out the light
    You know they won't be home tonight...
     
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  9. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

    514
    Mar 27, 2011
    La mesa
    "We came here to entertain you.
    Leaving here, we aggravate you.
    Don't you know it means the same to me." - Van Halen, I'm the One
     
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  10. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    Most of the Beatles songs I can think of right away have good opening lines. I'm going from memory here, so I'm not certain that they're all exactly right:

    I heard the news today, oh boy...

    Ah, look at all the lonely people...

    For the benefit of Mr. Kite, there will be a show tonight on trampoline...

    Lovely Rita, meter maid, nothing can come between us...

    Something in the way she moves undoes me like no other lover...

    I once had a girl. Or should I say, she once had me...

    He's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
     
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  11. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Friend of Leo's

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    Oct 24, 2012
    Oklahoma, USA
    Growin' Up by Springsteen comes to mind...

    I stood stone-like at midnight, suspended in my masquerade
    I combed my hair till it was just right and commanded the night brigade
    I was open to pain and crossed by the rain and I walked on a crooked crutch
    I strolled all alone through a fallout zone and come out with my soul untouched
     

  12. Lone Picker

    Lone Picker Tele-Meister

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    Jun 25, 2011
    Eastern PA
    We can share the women, we can share the wine, We can share what we got of yours, cuz we done shared all of mine.
     

  13. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Well it's, one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go cat go!

    Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes on every juke box in the country when it came out. Wait a minute do you guys even know what a juke box is? :D
     
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  14. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    I like big butts, and I cannot lie...
     

  15. VintageSG

    VintageSG Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Huddersfield, UK
    Sunshine, wrong side of another day.
     
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  16. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee

    Merle Haggard

    (Failed subsequent lie detector test 23 times.)
     

  17. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    HEEEELLLLLOOOOO BABY!

    The Big Bopper (JP Richardson), Chantilly lace!

    Man that song was BIG around here when I was a kid! All the guys went around saying to the girls HEEEELLLLOOO BABY!
     
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  18. Besquire

    Besquire TDPRI Member

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    98
    Jan 6, 2017
    DE
    Sorry, this ist for the german speakers:
    Er tut den Stecker rein und alle Knöpfe auf Zehn, dann kann die tierische Post abgehn..

    Die Crackers
     
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  19. Slip Kid

    Slip Kid Tele-Meister

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Connecticut
    I met a gin soaked bar room queen in Memphis...
     
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  20. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
    "Once upon a time you dressed so fine

    Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?..."
     

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