Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Your favorite opening?

Some songs just have a great opening line - one that starts things off perfectly. Please click on "comment" and post yours. I'll start with two favorites!

"I was cutting the rug down at a place called "The Jug" With a girl named Linda Lou... "

"I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand walkin' through the streets of Soho in the rain..."


  1. Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime, his sister had another one she paid it for de lime...

  2. "In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey..."

  3. "Gone are the days when the ox fall down
    he'd take up the yoke and plow the fields around."
    --Mike K.

  4. "After closing time at the Guernsey Fair,I detect the El Supremo from the room at the top of the stairs..."~Steely Dan

  5. "I've been so many places in my life and time/I've sung a lot of songs, I've made some bad rhyme/I've acted out my life in stages/with 10,000 people watching/but we're alone now, and I'm singing this song for you...Leon Russell, A Song For You

  6. The screen door slams
    Mary' dress waves
    Like a vision she dances across the porch
    As the radio plays
    Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
    Hey that's me and I want you only

  7. 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?
    It goes like this: the fourth, the fifth
    The minor fall, the major lift
    The baffled king composing Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah ~ Leonard Cohen

  8. Last night when we were young
    Love was a star, a song unsung
    Life was so new, so real so right
    Ages ago last night

  9. "Pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street..."

  10. "As I got on a city bus to find a vacant seat..."

    - Nadine (Is That You?) by Chuck Berry