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Best opening lyrics to a song.

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

  1. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    "Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
    Now they blew up his house too."

  2. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jan 12, 2012
    Strap them kids in
    Give 'em a little bit of vodka in a cherry coke
    We're going to Oklahoma to the family reunion for the first time in years
    drlucky likes this.

  3. Reggie77

    Reggie77 Tele-Meister

    Jul 16, 2017
    "Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time... for y'all have knocked her up"
    djh22 likes this.

  4. Highway Chile

    Highway Chile TDPRI Member

    Apr 18, 2012
    Born down in a dead man's town

  5. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2004
    "Liar, Liar pants on fire"

    -The Castaways

    Slip Kid and trouserpress like this.

  6. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    My wife and I were just talking about that opening. It's so evocative. He chose a screen door, not just a front door. It suggests summer, and Mary has rushed out the door, making her dress wave. Great stuff.

  7. Besquire

    Besquire Tele-Meister

    Jan 6, 2017
    I've got a little Change in my Pocket going jingelingeling......

    Georgia Satellites
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  8. Johnson johnson

    Johnson johnson Tele-Holic

    Dec 30, 2016
    Bulldozers and dirt, bulldozers and dirt.
    What's your momma got hidden up her shirt?
    Rustbucket likes this.

  9. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2016
    If I had a boat,
    I'd go out on the ocean
    And if I had a pony,
    I'd ride it on my boat
    Bard2dbone likes this.

  10. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Caught between the twisted stars the plotted lines the faulty map
    that brought Columbus to New York.......

    Lou Reed

  11. televarious

    televarious TDPRI Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    "Two outta-work models and a fashion slave were tryin to dance away the Michelob night..."

  12. Mahalo

    Mahalo Former Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    i woke up sweating baby, lying in a helsinki laundromat

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  13. trouserpress

    trouserpress Tele-Meister

    May 4, 2015
    Hearing or merely thinking of Gene Clarks opening "There's been some misunderstanding ..." on his outstanding album "No Other" never fails to make me chuckle. Since that's basically a rare event .... it's got to be art!

  14. Marcus M B

    Marcus M B TDPRI Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    London, England
    I wish we could live forever, and melt into the sun...

    Ben Harper and the Blind Boys. Wakes me up every time.

  15. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 29, 2003
    I came here to post that. I would also add Sarah's "It's hard to wake up in the morning when I just crawled into bed" from a song titled, well, can't post here, against the rules...
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  16. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 29, 2003
    Ray Wylie.

    When I was a young man
    About 21 years old y'all
    All I wanted was a stripper girlfriend
    And a Gold Top Les Paul
    Be careful of the things you wish for
    You might get 'em

  17. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Scooter Collins, "Beer"

    Friday, the week was long
    can't wait to get my twist

  18. PBO Blues

    PBO Blues Tele-Meister

    Jan 15, 2016
    Chatham County, NC
    Killer debut album, no? So many other openers worth mentioning.

    There's a hole in my heart ain't nothin' here can fill
    But I just keep thinkin' surely the whisky will

    "Heal Me"


    Well I'm drivin' down this highway and I'm doin' mighty well
    Stayin' inbetween the lines as best as I can tell

    "Road That Leads to You"

  19. ddewerd

    ddewerd Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mom got drunk, and Dad got drunk, at our Christmas party

    In the eyes of a ranger, the unsuspecting stranger, had better know the truth of wrong from right

    I Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here

    Trailers for sale or rent, Rooms to let...fifty cents. No phone, no pool, no pets. I ain't got no cigarettes


  20. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 29, 2003
    Yeah, amazing record. I just saw and her band a couple weeks ago in a tiny bar. It was a very cool, like the band was playing in your living room. Hung out with them during the break and after the show. Good people. The guitar player - I forget his name - is killer.

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