Killer 1st lines

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  1. PBO Blues

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    The drunken clown's still hanging round
    but it plain the laughter's all died down
    the tears you tried so hard to hide
    are flowin'
     
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    Walking across the living room, I turn the television off...

    Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air...

    Your admirers on the street got to hoot and stamp their feet...

    Tell me, just one more time the reasons why you must leave me...
     
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    The first one that came to my mind - no pun intended, was David Bowie's 'All The Madmen':

    Day after day
    They send my friends away
    To mansions cold and grey
    To the far side of town
    Where the thin men stalk the streets
    While the sane stay underground
     
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    "Oh my god! Smell them tires! Someone save the baby it's a trailer park fire!" ~Trailer Park Fire by Jalan Crossland...the next line is even better lol "HOw did the whole thing get out of hand? I was burning spiders with an aeresol can!"
     
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    That song always makes me feel old.
    The first time I ever, uh, had too many beers, was at Castle Creek.
    The Texas Chili Parlor is what moved in when Castle Creek (a wonderful, small music venue) moved out.
    I was there in 1972 (9th grade), listening to bluegrass legends Country Gazette.
     
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    May favorite opening line is from Elvis Costello’s God’s Comic.
    “I wish you’d known me when I was alive.”
     
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    When the still sea conspires an armor
    And her sullen and aborted
    Currents breed tiny monsters
    True sailing is dead

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    The term horse latitudes originates from when the Spanish transported horses by ship to their colonies in the West Indies and Americas. Ships often became becalmed in mid-ocean in this latitude, thus severely prolonging the voyage; the resulting water shortages made it impossible for the crew to keep the horses alive, and they would throw the dead or dying animals overboard.
     
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    Jeff Tweedy's got a ton of great opening lines. A couple of deep cut favorites:

    "If you feel like singing a song
    and you want other people to sing along
    Then just sing what you feel
    Don't let anyone say it's wrong."


    White Light, and

    "When the Devil came, he was not red,
    He was chrome and he said
    come with me."

    Hell is Chrome
     
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    I’ve gone down the river of pain
    In the dark, under the wires,
    I hear them call my name
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    Some more Bottle Rockets: "Oh my God the bar's on fire, somebody save the beer"
     
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    Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime... didn't you?
     
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