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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2008, 11:19:48 PM »
nooooo not the Ramones.   It's THE CRAMPS again with SURFIN' BIRD.  I used to love The Cramps.



I'm not sure of your song cuz I don't know if the opening lyrics are "who would be a poor man, a beggarman a thief..."   or are you asking a question?   Like a clue?   This is toooo hard.

tell me the answer.
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2008, 11:23:57 PM »
I stumped you!!!!!!!!! :rockon:

That's Jethro Tull's Cross Eyed Mary! 

You see, I have a strange taste in music as I do in movies.

Cramps?  I want nothing to do with cramps right now!!!!!!!! :2funny:
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2008, 11:32:59 PM »
Jethro Tull, huh?  I loved Aqualung but don't remember that song or those lyrics.  oh well.

I'm saying this in my best Bela Lugosi DRACULA voice:
Chuckster: you are getting sleepy... very very sleepy.... go to bed. cut and paste to TLW

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2008, 05:08:29 PM »
Well... you didn't wake up this morning,
'cause you didn't go to bed.

THE THE
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2008, 05:45:07 PM »
Every time I think of you
I always catch my breath
And Im still standing here
And youre miles away
And Im wondering why you left
And theres a storm thats raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I hear your name in certain circles
And it always makes me smile
I spend my time
Thinking about you
And its almost driving me wild
And theres a heart thats breaking
Down this long distance line tonight

Song and Artist please.

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2008, 06:54:26 PM »
okay, so I love this guy, John Waite and MISSING YOU is classic John Waite.  I recognized the song right away from these lines:

And theres a storm thats raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I hear your name in certain circles
And it always makes me smile

plus he's gorgeous..... have you seen this duet of the song with Alison Krauss.  great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqyWgGgIe8w&feature=related
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2008, 02:25:55 PM »
Back at Tupelo in Astoria there was a bartender named Roger who did sound for The The when they toured. I think he went back to South Africa.

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2008, 04:24:22 PM »
Back at Tupelo in Astoria there was a bartender named Roger who did sound for The The when they toured. I think he went back to South Africa.

I'm assuming this was back in the 80s or 90s?  Don't think they've been around lately.  Something about Matt Johnson's voice kinda reminds me of Lou Reed.  Probably why I like him.   Speaking of Lou:

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the USA

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2008, 01:44:26 AM »
This should be super easy because there's a major clue on this song that I posted on another thread in JHL.

Tommy Mottola, lives on the road
He lost his lady, 2 months ago
Maybe he'll find her
Maybe he won't
Oh one never knows


Don't flame me if the lyrics are slightly off.  It's going on 2:00 a.m., and I'm feeling lazy, but not sleepy.
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2008, 01:02:35 PM »
Chez Chez La Femme.  Savannah Band although that's not their full name.  Can't remember it.  See, I don't cheat and look these things up online.  I had this album. I had about 1500 albums which isn't a lot to record collectors but it felt like a lot to me.

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2008, 11:32:59 AM »
All I want is a room with a view
A sight worth seeing
A vision of you

  " Picture This " By Blondie

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2008, 05:59:15 PM »
Life is bigger  :rockon:
Its bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no I've said too much
I set it up


http://youtube.com/watch?v=M7vs21ZKrKM

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2008, 08:44:39 PM »
I don't get R.E.M.'s lyrics, do you?
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2008, 09:35:37 PM »
I don't get R.E.M.'s lyrics, do you?

This is the type of song that I just sing along too without having a clue what the lyrics mean.  Come to think of it, I really haven't taken the time to analyze them.  The tune is incredibly catchy in my opinion.  Haven't figured out the video either.  I just know that I enter some form of trance each time I watch it.  I'm unable to take my eyes off the screen when it plays.
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2008, 06:41:36 PM »
Stop Your Sobbing was written by the Kinks.
Surfin' Bird was written by The Trashmen

My favs...

"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief."


I got a letter from the government
The other day
I opened and read it
It said they were suckers


Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused.


Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine


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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2008, 06:41:36 PM »