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John Simkin

Best First Line in Popular Music

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I would call you up every Saturday night

And we'd both stay out 'til the morning light

And we sang, "Here we go again"

And though time goes by, I will always be

In a club with you in 1973

James Blunt - 1973

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Curiousity becomes a heavy load,

Too heavy to hold, too heavy to hold.

Curiousity becomes a heavy load,

Too heavy to hold, will force you to be cold.

Arctic Monkeys - Do Me A Favour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5AahFXSqz4

Edited by Cigdem Eksi

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Why don't we do it in the road?

Dan,

It would be good if you could add the artist and the song title to your post.

It sounds a bit intriguing.... :lol:

;)

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I dare you: Show me one that says it better.

Charles

***

The sleepless nights,

the daily fights,

the quick toboggan when you reach the heights,

I miss the kisses and I miss the bites,

I wish I were in love again!

The broken dates,

the endless waits,

the lovely loving and the hateful hates,

the conversations with the flying plates,

I wish I were in love again!

No more pain,

no more strain,

now I'm sane but ...

I would rather be gaga!

The pulled-out fur

of cat and cur,

the fine mismating of a him and her,

I've learned my lesson, but I wish I were

in love again!

REFRAIN 2

The furtive sigh,

the blackened eye,

the words "I'll love you till the day I day,"

the self-deception the believes the lie,

I wish I were in love again!

When love congeals

it soon reveals

the faint aroma of performing seals,

the double-crossings of a pair of heels.

I wish I were in love again!

No more care,

no despair,

I'm all there now,

But I'd rather be punch-drunk!

Belive me sir,

I much prefer

the classic battle of a him and her,

I don't like quiet and

I wish I were in love again!

"I Wish I Were in Love Again" from Babes in Arms

Rodgers and Hart

No, not Roy and William S.

Richard and Lorenz.

"The faint aroma of performing seals" ... Indeed.

Edited by Charles Drago

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Dan,

It would be good if you could add the artist and the song title to your post.

It sounds a bit intriguing.... :ph34r:

:lol:

Cigdem,

That would be from an obscure band out of Liverpool, England and the song title is the same as the first line. Off of the album The Beatles, also known as "The White Album" (1968); possibly one of Mr. Lennon's experiments in "free association" with Ms. Ono.

Take care,

Dan

Oh well...I've never been into the Beatles' music much. I was a huge Elvis fan..still am.

I can imagine what your next post will be like...but Dan, I warn you...don't ever think about it! :D

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Why don't we do it in the road?

Dan,

It would be good if you could add the artist and the song title to your post.

It sounds a bit intriguing.... :ph34r:

:lol:

Jesus! Are you that young?

Kathy C

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Cigdem,

That would be from an obscure band out of Liverpool, England and the song title is the same as the first line. Off of the album The Beatles, also known as "The White Album" (1968); possibly one of Mr. Lennon's experiments in "free association" with Ms. Ono.

Take care,

Dan

Why Don't We Do It in the Road? was Paul McCarntey's entirely.

Kathy C

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My own choices for best opening lines?

"Here come old blacktop/ He come cruisin' up slowly..."

This brought a lawsuit. Chuck Berry sued John Lennon ("Come Together").

Or:

"I read the news today, oh boy..."

"A Day in the Life" -- Beatles

Kathy C

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Why don't we do it in the road?

Dan,

It would be good if you could add the artist and the song title to your post.

It sounds a bit intriguing.... :ph34r:

:lol:

Jesus! Are you that young?

Kathy C

No. I was uninterested.

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Oh well...I've never been into the Beatles' music much. I was a huge Elvis fan..still am.

I can imagine what your next post will be like...but Dan, I warn you...don't ever think about it! :ph34r:

I don't know what you're referring to that I should be warned against, Cigdem.

Yes, sure :lol:

I always liked Elvis too much to make fun of him, in spite of doing occasional impressions. And in the end it's too pathetic a story, what with the middle-aged, bloated, drug-addled, sequined-spandex-wearing self-caricature and self-destructiveness of the Vegas Phase. (But those were the '70s, back when everyone was bent on destroying themselves.)

I'm thinking maybe we won't have much to talk about if you've "never been into the Beatles' music much." That surprises me, since they were the original worldwide "boy band" phenomenon -- you know, the kind young girls go crazy about.

There you go! I knew you'd bring up the "boy band" issue...

(And I can remember listening to "Hey Jude" on a little white, one-speaker AM radio when I was 4 or 5 years old.) But at least we share some interest in art.

Take care,

Dan

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You're as dark as the ocean

As cold as the rain

You've got me weak with emotion

You're such a beautiful pain

Such a beautiful pain

Beautiful Pain - The Tears

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Just found this 4-YO thread :lol:

"The screen door slams, Mary's dress awaits, Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays."

Bruce Springsteen- "Thunder Road"

"It's not the heat

It's the inhumanity

Plugged into the sweat of a summer street."

Rush- "Ceiling Unlimited"

"I saw you from a foreign window

Bearing down the sufferin road

You were carrying your burden

To the palace of the lord"

Van Morrison "Foreign Window"

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Guest Stephen Turner

London calling to the faraway Towns, now war is declared, and battle come down..London's calling..The Clash.

I am he as you are he as you are me, and we are all together, see how they run like Pigs from a gun, see how the fly, I'm crying..I am the walrus..John Lennon.

They talked to the Sister, the Father and the Mother, with a microphone in one hand, and a chequebook in the other..Pills and Soap..Elvis Costello.

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