Killer 1st lines

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    (Steve Earle)

    Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
    Same as my daddy and his daddy before
    You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
    He only came to town about twice a year
    He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
    Everybody knew that he made moonshine
    Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
    He headed up the holler with everything he had
    It's before my time but I've been told
    He never came back from Copperhead Road

    Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
    Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
    Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
    Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
    Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
    I still remember that rumblin' sound
    Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
    Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
    He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
    You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road

    I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
    They draft the white trash first,'round here anyway
    I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
    And I came home with a brand new plan
    I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico
    I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
    Well the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
    I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
    I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know
    You better stay away from Copperhead Road
    Copperhead Road
    Copperhead Road
    Copperhead Road

     
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    Well she was just seventeen, you know what I mean.
     
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    Well you gassed her up
    Behind the wheel
    With your arm around your sweet one
    In your Oldsmobile
    Barrelin' down the boulevard
    You're looking for the heart of Saturday night. Tom Waits
     
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    When I was in my high school / college years Bruce wrote my soundtrack:

    The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves

    Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over little Eden tonight

    One soft infested summer me and Terry became friends, trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in

    Spanish Johnny drove in from the underworld last night with bruised arms and broken rhythm and a beat-up old Buick but dressed just like dynamite

    On a rattlesnake speedway in the Utah desert I pick up my money and head back into town
     
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    I went home with a waitress the way I always do
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    The wall-to-wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget
    Oh, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide…

    David Bowie
     
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    Now, I've heard there was a secret chord
    That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    But you don't really care for music, do you?
     
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    - Try For The Sun, Donovan, 1965
     
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    I wish I had a tiny island floating in the sea
    Palm trees sway, don't get in the way, it's a tropical ease
    And everywhere I keep my silence, no sound returns to me
    Just endless waves at the end of our days, the sighing of the sea

    - Tiny Island, Al Gaylor, 1972; first heard this by Leo Kottke on the Greenhouse album. Gaylor supposedly wrote the song upon hearing of the death of Jimi Hendricks.
     
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