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Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Walt Jabsco » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:29 pm

I have been enjoying the threads about intros etc so thought I would start a new thread. A couple of years ago Radio 2 decided to have a vote on the best opening lines to a song ever and the winner was "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zeffron I think. I quite like the song but don't think its the best opening line ever. Now I dont think any of these two are either but points will be awarded if you can name the song and artist, no googling the answer, its just a bit of fun. Two massive songs from my formative years.

1. Bernie rhodes knows don't argue
Why must you record my phone calls?

2. And now theyre trying to take my life away
Forever young I cannot stay
Hey

As I say just a bit of fun, feel free to add your own.
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby DOUBLE A » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:40 pm

Walt Jabsco wrote:2. And now theyre trying to take my life away
Forever young I cannot stay
Hey

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On every corner i can see them there
They don't know my name they don't know my kind
They're after you with their promises :wink: :wink:

Not sure about number 1 though :(
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Walt Jabsco » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:46 pm

knew it would be too easy for a country boy like yourself Double A!
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby chrisduffy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:09 pm

1. Bernie rhodes knows don't argue
Why must you record my phone calls?

Are you planning a bootleg LP? :wink: :D
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Govangirl » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:30 pm

For me it has to be Springsteen's:

"Got a wife and kids in Baltimore Jack, I went out for a ride and I never went back"

Others that spring to mind are Hendrix's:

"Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand."

Or Dolly's (I love this):

"Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen; Pour myself a cup of ambition".

And surely, surely THESE were included somewhere near the top?

"You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you"
Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
Blow away the dreams that break your heart
Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Sheik Yir Erse » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:26 pm

The Proclaimers - Oh Jean wrote:I'd never been lucky with girls I confess
Don't know who to blame for my lack of success
Cause even with ones up the back of a bus
There was always the risk of a slap in the puss
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby bill » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:50 pm

The opening lines are so memorable it's unnecessary to name the singers......or is it?

It was Christmas Eve babe In the drunk tank


And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain


Well how do you do young Willie McBride


I hear the train a comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend,
I know my Summer'll never come
I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Walt Jabsco » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:12 pm

Just to say the first song was Gangsters by The Specials and the second was 68 guns by the Alarm

Well done Chris for the Specials and Double A for The Alarm
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Campbell A » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:51 pm

Walt Jabsco wrote:Just to say the first song was Gangsters by The Specials and the second was 68 guns by the Alarm


Speakin of your formative years Walt, do you remember these (and I use the word loosely) "lyrics"

Flyin down the highway on a skateboard, fallin off a skateboard on a highway, ring lucy,ring Lucy :lol:

Think I was on the drums(old red suitcase), Jimmy was on the keyboard(old broon bontempi), canna mind what you an Kego where on, care to enlighten me :D
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Ship called Dignity » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:07 am

Walt Jabsco wrote:Just to say the first song was Gangsters by The Specials and the second was 68 guns by the Alarm


68 Guns by the Alarm - superb!! Good thread Walt Jabsco. 8)




Campbell A wrote:Speakin of your formative years Walt, do you remember these (and I use the word loosely) "lyrics"

Flyin down the highway on a skateboard, fallin off a skateboard on a highway, ring lucy,ring Lucy :lol:

Think I was on the drums(old red suitcase), Jimmy was on the keyboard(old broon bontempi), canna mind what you an Kego where on, care to enlighten me :D


How come I don't find anything on YouTube when I search for Stewarton Bazookas :@ :@ :@ :@ :wink: :@
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Rabmacd » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:14 am

Walt Jabsco wrote: "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zeffron I think.


Warren Zevon----Ahhhh whooooooo! Still on my Ipod and still one of THE best songs ever.
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby DOUBLE A » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:49 am

Walt Jabsco wrote:knew it would be too easy for a country boy like yourself Double A!
:wink: :wink:

Some for starters, should be plenty to follow :<> :shock:


"You've lost that tan from a few monthe ago
Now your red dress looks like blood lying on snow
I feel my pulse start to increase the flow
On a cold winter's night with such beauty on show"
----------------------------------------------------------
"A man is in love how do I know ?
He came a walk with me and he told me so
in a song he sang and then I knew
A man is in love with you "
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"Coming down from downpatrick
Stopping off at st. johns point
Out all day birdwatching
And the craic was good"
" on the road tae Drumlemman "
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby Walt Jabsco » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:42 am

Campbell A wrote:Speakin of your formative years Walt, do you remember these (and I use the word loosely) "lyrics"

Flyin down the highway on a skateboard, fallin off a skateboard on a highway, ring lucy,ring Lucy

Think I was on the drums(old red suitcase), Jimmy was on the keyboard(old broon bontempi), canna mind what you an Kego where on, care to enlighten me
Walt Jabsco wrote:Just to say the first song was Gangsters by The Specials and the second was 68 guns by the Alarm


Speakin of your formative years Walt, do you remember these (and I use the word loosely) "lyrics"

Flyin down the highway on a skateboard, fallin off a skateboard on a highway, ring lucy,ring Lucy :lol:

Think I was on the drums(old red suitcase), Jimmy was on the keyboard(old broon bontempi), canna mind what you an Kego where on, care to enlighten me :D


Obviously I had no input into that number. Kego was one for the ladies and I think I was on the Creamola foam from the shop!
DOUBLE A wrote:Coming down from downpatrick
Stopping off at st. johns point
Out all day birdwatching
And the craic was good"


Coney Island by Van the Man Double AA. Dont know the first two, or should I?
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby DOUBLE A » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:57 pm

Walt Jabsco wrote:
DOUBLE A wrote:Coming down from downpatrick
Stopping off at st. johns point
Out all day birdwatching
And the craic was good"


Coney Island by Van the Man Double AA. Dont know the first two, or should I?


Correct with that one Walt, other 2 are a couple of tunes i like with pretty decent opening lines

Here's another one for that morning after feeling after a serious night out !!!!!! :oops: :<> :@ :lol:

Sunday morning I'm waking up
Can't even focus on a coffee cup
Don't even know whose bed I'm in
Where do I start
Where do I begin
" on the road tae Drumlemman "
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Re: Memorable opening lines to a song

Postby king of kilcousland » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:26 pm

Oh tell me where I'm going, tell me why I'm bound
to turn the pages over, turn the world around.
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