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Offline Griswold Contessa

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #135 on: January 30, 2010, 11:13:44 PM »
Hello darkness, my old friend................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-S90Uch2as
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #136 on: January 31, 2010, 01:27:27 PM »
Countess, someone put that lyric up on page two.  and yes it is a great lyric.  love simon & garfunkle.

and guys it's opening lines NOT THE WHOLE song word for word.  goof balls.   :laugh:
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #137 on: January 31, 2010, 11:36:58 PM »
Hi Rose I saw you loved it back on page two and I'm sure you love it again today............who could tire of such wonderful poignant words!

Countess, someone put that lyric up on page two.  and yes it is a great lyric.  love simon & garfunkle.

and guys it's opening lines NOT THE WHOLE song word for word.  goof balls.   :laugh:
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #138 on: February 18, 2010, 10:23:11 AM »
I thought of this classic today, ironically reading the cat thread.  Something about 'cat left in Don Fernando' stuck in my head with this title ...

 I Left My Wallet In El Segundo

Title is opening line!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WILyWmT2A-Q
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #139 on: March 31, 2010, 11:12:34 PM »
I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way,
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, Hurry boy, It's waiting there for you



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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #140 on: March 31, 2010, 11:33:40 PM »
Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion

I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive in your ocean
Is it raining with you?

Talk to me, like lovers do
Walk with me, like lovers do
Talk to me, like lovers do
Ooh oh



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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #141 on: April 01, 2010, 02:53:44 AM »
I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way,
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, Hurry boy, It's waiting there for you



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCca5mPMp9A

Ah Native, Toto is great, in part because this song can be MASHED UP with almost anything. (for those of you who don't know, mashups are where two or more song are blended so well, usually crossing genres.)

Might I share:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNsBLTlmNZc
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #142 on: April 05, 2010, 11:27:58 PM »
@ Really4...NICE!!!
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #143 on: April 05, 2010, 11:35:45 PM »
Hello darkness, my old friend................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-S90Uch2as


WOW...This song is so deeper then most would give it credit...probably one of the most under rated songs of our time.."the words of the prophet written on the subway walls" :rockon:
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #144 on: May 08, 2010, 07:37:14 PM »
I HATE WHEN MY SESSION TIMES OUT BEFORE I'M DONE!!!!   ARRRRGHHHHH!!!!

Ok, done venting.

Mark Knopfler, former front man of Dire Straits.  Saw him in concert the other night.  AWESOME guitarist and amazing group of musicians on stage with him.  This was one of his songs that I loved:  GET LUCKY

I'm better with my muscles
than I am with my mouth

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #145 on: May 08, 2010, 11:03:11 PM »
I HATE WHEN MY SESSION TIMES OUT BEFORE I'M DONE!!!!   ARRRRGHHHHH!!!!

Ok, done venting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZyaMWxuOog

TY...I enjoyed it    :smitten:
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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #146 on: December 01, 2010, 11:30:21 PM »
I love this thread...It really should be named "My favorite songs" :D

The Beach Boys KOKOMO - 1988

Aruba, Jamaica ooh I wanna take ya
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Jamaica
off the Florida Keys
There's a place called Kokomo
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all

Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love :smitten:
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo




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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #147 on: January 20, 2011, 03:44:04 PM »
I have a heart that's proud you bet
I have a mind that won't forget
And I have arms that are strong and yet
Tender when they wanna to be

Well you can be the will that finds the way
You can be the one who saves the day
But show me tender when it's time to say
Exactly how it ought to be
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Offline NYC Native

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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #148 on: January 20, 2011, 09:13:25 PM »
Ah Native, Toto is great, in part because this song can be MASHED UP with almost anything. (for those of you who don't know, mashups are where two or more song are blended so well, usually crossing genres.)

Might I share:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNsBLTlmNZc

You know, one of the reasons I use this thread is to get a shortcut to some of MY favorite Jams.  I was really ticked off when I clicked on Toto's Africa... :tickedoff:

HEY MISFITS, LOOK AT DAVID PAITCH'S GREEN/BLUE SWEATER/PULLOVER... I SWEAR...I HAVE THIS SAME SHIRT AND WHILE HIS IS 30 YEARS OLD MINE IS 20 YEARS OLD....HAHAHA.  I'M NOT KIDDING, ITS IN MY CLOSET RIGHT NOW - IT'S PROBABLY SCREAMING (DADDY, TAKE ME OUT DADDY!)   :2funny:

Anyway...here is the new Youtube link.  Sorry, my selfish, self.  :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmueY8N3Jrs&feature=player_embedded#!



@ Eagle..TX...More please!!! - I really want this thread to survive...it's one of those feel good ones...



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Re: Best opening line in a song
« Reply #149 on: January 22, 2011, 12:41:15 PM »
 :smitten:   
You're like a cool breeze to a hot spell
You're like a long drink to a dry well
Oh I know by now there's no use thinking
That it's something in that water I've been drinking
Cause I would not need even one more drop if you'd just let me into your heart

You're like a blue sky to a grey day
You're like a new try to an old way
Oh I never needed much convincing 'bout that something in my life that's been missing
But I think I know where to find that part if you'd just let me into your heart


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