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"Adrift again 2000 Man"
my interpretation of the first word on Silence Kit:
Steve welcomes you back, come on in, he says, we were great last time but you'll never believe what we've managed this time, come on in. Come on now, talk about your family. We're all friends here.
As I said, an interpretation.
in a dead man's town/the first kick I took was when I hit the ground"
"I fought in a war and I left my friends behind me to go looking for the enemy"
"This is London and not Antarctica so why don't the tubes run all night"
"Hello. I am the ghost of troubled Joe, hung by his pretty white neck some 18 months ago"
Probably something else I haven't thought of.
can really set the feel for the entire album
"Rattle big black bones in the danger zone, there's a rumblin groan down below."
First line off Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits. Pretty much tells you what direction the album is going in.
the second one after zonino whilst we waited for the bus. i earned 5000 indie points.
That would be my pick too. So unashamedly brilliant!
That was a reply to the Arab Strap post.
watching hardcore UFOs"
She's going to ask
If I ignore it, it gets uncomfortable
She'll want to argue about the past
"I am an American aquarium drinker..."
"Don't say a word, the last one's still stinging."
"There are nights when I think that Sal Paradise was right
Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together."
"I'm sinking like a stone in the sea,
I'm burning like a bridge for your body."
...your mother wore when she was young"
"A rare and blistering sun shines down on Grace Cathedral Park"
Some really good choices up there ^^^ already. I concur with Jamie Underscore Summers especially on the opening of Gentlemen.
it sets the scene for the record...
"Lashing out the action, returning the reaction Weak are ripped and torn away"
ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats, put on your thinking caps. now here's a poser for you: you know sexism, the social scourge of the sixties seen as singularly responsible for a plethora of ills...
we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life
"I awoke with a start today"
in an interventionist god
you're a rare rare find, a troubled cure for a troubled mind.
'I'm sick of working for a living
I'm just ticking off the days till I die'
not an opening line to an album....must concentrate. Tis a good 'un tho innit.
"i think this place is full of spies, i think there onto me"
"surprise, sometime, will come round"
"for sale - dumb cunts same dumb questions"
album of the year - the good life
...here is my prayer,
not the first you've heard, but the first I wrote...
"Death, Data Entry, Ant Hill Law"
"Was losing all my Friends, was losing them to drinking and driving, but I got them back"
"Lights out tonight, trouble in the heartland"
"He's pleased to meet you underneath the horse, in the cathedral with the glass stained black"
"I, I always believed in futures
I hope for better in November
I try the same losing lucky numbers
It could be a cold night for a lifetime"
yeah. That is more of an opening paragraph. But my thread my rules
"Everything that keeps me together is falling apart"
"Travelling swallowing dramamine
Feeling spaced breathing out listerine"
"The Best Ever Death Metal Band out of Denton was a couple of guys who'd been friends since grade school"
"Window facing an ill-kept front yard
Plums on the tree heavy with nectar
Prayers to summon the destroying angel
Moon stuttering in the sky like film stuck in a projector
for the Speed Trials.
your eyes can't open wide enough'
'when you were young you were the king of carrot flowers'
surprise sometimes, will come around
^can't believe no one has said that yet. :D
Its my favourite joooo's album, but not my favourite lyric from it. I'd probably go with "I love to see a rainbow in a garden hose, lit up like the blood of a centrefold".
But there's a lot to choose from.
"Hello, my friends. Hello, my friends. Come on have a seat. Come on in my kitchen."
"No I don't really want to die."
"When God was young, he made the wind and the sun. And since then it's been a slow education."
"Everything that keeps me together is falling apart, I've got this thing that I consider my only art of fucking people over"
"Stop the bus, I wanna be lonely,
As seconds pass slowly but years go flying by..."
The cold air I breathe in my lungs".
"The cars on fire, and theres no driver at the wheel...."
"this is the story of three texas boys..."
i still love..
"in the next world war, in a jacknifed juggernaut...i am born again"
The first one... talk about setting the mood for the album...
One Appetite for Destruction????
I cannot go back to your frownland
'when you were young you were the king of carrot flowers, and how you built a tower tumbling through the trees...'
the words cut open
" Is there anybody there?
"They told me that the classics never go out of style but, they do, they do.
Somehow baby, I never thought that we do too."
between that ^ and the following 'I got a bone to pick with Capitalism, and a few to break!'
And also The Good Life, Blood Brothers, Brand New and Million Dead have all been mentioned.
'Hit it one more time for our men,
in uniform with a price upon their heads.'
you were the king of carrot flowers"
it's the most beautiful place in the whole fuckin' world."
"BASE! HOW LOW CAN YOU GO!"
a thousand faces"
Good good, now we're making some progress come on just tap tap tap your toes to the beat
you can buy her...this one's here, this one's here, this one's here and this one's here. everything's for sale."
me want to discover a million new albums, just on the merits of their opening lines
good work team!
"Future. Sex. Love. Sounds"
"Woke up in a magic nigger movie"
"Angel, I can see myself in your eyes"
"Your eyes, like crashing jets, fixed in stained glass, but not religiooouuuuuuus-ah!"
"Trapped in heaven life style"
"Hey! What's happenin'!"
"I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand"
"Pigs they tend to wiggle when they walk"
"What. We don't know. Can fill a truck"
"To the one true god above, here is my prayer..."
"If you ever get close to a human and human behaviour, you'd better be ready to get confused"
"Suckin' on my titties like you wanted me,
Callin me, all the time like blondie
Check out my chrissy behind
It's fine all of the time
Like sex on the beaches,
What else is in the teaches of peaches?"
but I know you do.
Nick Cave : The Boatmans Call
Apologies if someone's already mentioned this one
by. the. trail. of. dead. dead. dead. dead....
do do do do
do do do do do do do do do do
PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS!
Going faster miles an hour
i want now and its a whole lot more, anyhow.
in a very 70s mood today for some reason.
"Pick a card. Any card. Wrong."
kitty licks my face once more
and i, i could try
but waking up is harder when you want to die"
He had a stroke at the age of 24 - it could have been a brilliant career
THIS IS THAT NEW, UNHEARD OF, UNSPOKEN.
SO IF YOU'RE DOWN, THEN GET DOWN,
AND IF YOU'RE NOT
THEN GET THE FUCK OUT!
Emanuel - Soundtrack to a headrush.
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you
From the ashes of this golden age of confusion,
The denim recruits came to be,
Known as the apocalypse dudes.
"My girlfriend says
that I need help
my boyfriend says
I'd be better off dead"
I'm gonna get drunk....
"For sale? Dumb cunt's same dumb questions / Want virgins? Listen, all virgins are liars honey..."
"I really don't know what I'm doing here / I really think I should have gone to bed tonight / But, just one drink..."
I know you're sad that you're not the only one that feels like that now.
NOW I'M BORED AND OLD
Here he comes, he can rock,
He can breakdance and he can pop.
He can rap, he can act,
And if it come down to it,
He can scrap.
HEY THERE, HERE COMES BIG WILL AGAIN!
"It doesn't really matter if we all die"
"Sunday Morning, praise the dawning"
"Are you intent on making it? Maybe even faking it?"
"Our own correspondant is sorry to tell
Of an uneasy time that all is not well"
"WAR CRIMES! Justified by reportage
and the manicured myths behind your visage"
"Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in"
"Daddy, what's it gonna be like in the year 2000?
Well sweetheart, for your sake I hope it will be all peaches and cream... but I'm afraid the end time is near"
"Oh ! Take me back to dear old Blighty,
Put me on the train for London Town,
Take me anywhere,
Drop me anywhere,
Liverpool, Leeds or Birmingham
But I don't care,"
"I wrote a poem on a dog biscuit
And your dog refused to look at it
So I got drunk and looked at the Empire State Building
It was no bigger than a nickel"