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"Last night I dreamt
That somebody loved me"
British sea power - fear of drowning
i can't think of one right now but i saw Marissa Nadler on monday.. one of the opening lines to one her new songs was brilliant -
"some days you bring me flowers, and Misery"
in the time of the chimpanzee i was a monkey?
Perhaps not my favourite ever, but my favourite at the moment.
Mine as well. Fabulous ^^
"I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they're perfectly aligned"
I'm not a massive fan of all their songs, but this particular one has a classic opening line.
Mark David Chapman / Trail of Dead
on a mattress in your parent's old room
Gets my vote.
'The rain falls down on a humdrum town, this townb has dragged you down'
'Duelling cyclones jacknife they got eyes for your wife and the blood that lives in her heart'
'And then we all bought yaghts...'
this. Love this track
she was his all time favourite dancer"
jesus is just a spanish boy's name,
how come one man got so much fame?
"kill me a son"
and I, I lay forgotten at the bottom of your heart.
Ticking away the hours til I blow. your. world. apart.
I'm a street-walking cheetah!
You try to play cool like you just don’t care, but soon I’ll be playin’ in your underwear.
"son, i'm thirty
i only went with your mother cos she's dirty"
but heaven knows im miserable now.
"In 1984, I was hospitalised for approaching perfection."
"No I don't really want to die
I only want to die in your eyes."
"I see you gracefully swimming with the
country club women
In the Greenwold southside society pool
I love your amethyst eyes and your protestant thighs
You're a shimmering socialite jewel."
"Back then I had a Buckingham Rabbit
I've been lonely since she found Christ."
"Pain works on a sliding scale
Just like pleasure in a candy jail."
"Father drove a steamroller, Mamma was a crossing guard
She got rolled when he got steamed
And I got left in charge."
"I passed out on the 14th Floor
The CPR was so erotic."
"Wear the paper bag that holds the liquor
Just in case I feel the need to puke."
"I was 19 and dead from the neck up
She was a Christian rock ingenue."
"I heard they were taming the shrew/I heard the shrew was you."
pretty much all of these!
I'm just ticking offthe days til I die"
from Leaders of The Free World by Elbow
"Tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty, you're listening to the boy from the big bad city"
from Dub be Good To Me.
Although, for truly bleak poetry from the same band;
I'll be the corpse in your bathtub
I'll be as deaf as a post
If you hold me like a newborn
biggest cock you'd ever seen.
How many mistakes did she make with those never blinking eyes?
I like my lyrics plain and simple.
"Fucking hell, you're a cunt and you stink of cocks."
you're an utter moron who is pleased by swear words and other such unfunny childish dogshit and you should be ashamed of yourself.
except mine, because mine is different.
Is it my imagination, or have I finally found something worth living for? - I was looking for some action, but all I found was cigarettes and alcohol.
Not strictly one line but hey, good anyway.
When I met you last night baby
Before you opened up your gap
I had respect for ya lady
But now I take it all back
This song also includes the immortal line:
Guess who's back in the motherfucking house, with a fat dick for your motherfucking mouth?
"You stand apart with the sinking sunlight, I just came to watch you smile."
Well, my adrenaline was curdling like cream as I was being led by the hand, through the sounds of sirens, and the distant noise of some drunken jazz band...
"I'm a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm"
and loads of others but it's more in the delivery of em
"This hardcore ghetto gangster image takes a lot of practice/I'm not black like Barry White, no I'm white like Frank Black is"
Ian Dury track off New Boots and Panties... cant remember the song title.
"I decree today that life is simply taking and not giving, England is mine, and it owes me a living".
1) "Ladies and gentlemen/Please take your seats/Put all your thinking caps on/Now here's a poser for you..."
"Why do cupids and angels continually haunt her dreams like memories of another life is printed on her shirt in capitals"
I love the way that two unrelated statements segue into one.
but a few that spring to mind and haven't been mentioned...
"Every night I tell myself, 'I am the cosmos, I am the wind'
But that don't get you back again"
"Don't put your hand in the pockets that feed you, you might not get it out"
"There are three hundred and twenty giraffes on the British mainland"
"I want to hold the hand inside you"
"There you stood on the edge of your feather, expecting to fly."
I've got a dick for a brain
And my brain is gonna sell my ass to you
The sun don't shine 'round here no more
And I know it won't be long
I hope I see you out tonight
And I hope we get it on
motherfucker/ I've got five up on your dime.
he's such a powerful and underrated lyricist.
and there's no driver at the wheel
and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
and a dark wind blows.
sometime, will come around.
give me your eyes, I need sunshine
And oh yeah, it was the start of the summer...
She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge/
She studied sculpture at St. Martins college/
That's when I/
Caught her eye.
is "This ain't rock n roll, this is Genocide!" allowed? If not "As they pulled you of the oxygen tent you asked for the latest party" is also pretty good.
"You walked in, just like smoke, with a little 'come on come on come on' in your walk"
"I never promised you shit!"
"Some nights I thirst for real blood, for real knives, for real cries"
Spoken word intro with the clicks...
What happened to Zeke?
He's dead on jones, man
How about Dave?
OD'd on alcohol
Well what's Rock doing?
Oh, he's living with his mother
What about James?
He's gone straight
DAMN! THAT! TELEVISION!
Talking Heads -- Found A JoB
Meet me there, in the blue/ Where words are not.
'Our band could be your life'
we had oysters and dry lancers
and the check when it arrived we went dutch, dutch, dutch,
best lyrics of virtually any song.
I quite like this start as well:
"Is dexter ill, Is dexter ill, Is dexter ill, Is dexter ill today, mr kirk, dexter's in school Im afraid hes not, miss fishborne
Dexters truancy problem is way out of hand
The baltimore county school board have decided to expel
Dexter from the entire public school system"
Well you tried it just for once found it all right for kicks.
but now you found out that it's a habit that sticks.
and you're an orgasm addict.
AND I DON'T THINK YOU'RE TRYING ANYWHERE HARD ENOUGH.
"you're just too good to be true
can't take my eyes off you"
"i always flirt with death
i look ill but i don't care about it"
"i go to bakeries all day long
there's a lack of sweetness in my life"
"if they knocked down this place
this place it'd still look much better than you"
"got on a lucky one, came in 18/1
i've got a feeling this years for me and you"
"left your tired family grieving and you think they're sad because you're leaving but did you see the jealously in the eyes of the ones who had to stay behind"
"you can't do half/my crew laughs at your rhubarb and custard verse/you rain down curses/but i'm waving your hearse is driving by"
Some shit metal band from tunbridge wells.
Sonny's Burning- The Birthday Party
just one that comes to mind
have you seen the homemade video on youtube? The one done on an old computer?
Truly sensational. I tell no lies.
Yeah, you heard wrightylew.
I really know it.
Hope of the States - Drinkers on the Dry
"No time to fuck, but you like the rush."
"No bad dream fucker's gonna boss me around, Christian brothers gonna take him down."
(Little Girl Voice) He once was a thug from around the way.Eazy, but you should(Eazy-E Interupts with) Bitch, Shut the fuck up.Get the fuck out of here. Yo Dre give me a funky ass bass line.
(Intro Chorus) What fuck is up? In the place to be.Coming on the mic is Eazy Mothafuckin-E.Dre is on the beat.Yella's on the cut. So listen right close while we rip shit up.(Shit Up echoes while fading.)
you are this.
jawbreaker - kiss the bottle
Nothing gets better come what may
Must dig this single out of the loft and have another listen.
I THINK THAT SOMEONE'S TRYING TO KILL ME.
By Every Time I Die and Mastodon, respectively.
Pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' bout half-past dead
Brilliant album first track too.
The rumours are true
Your prettiness is seeping through
Out from the dress I took from you.
Elbow - Newborn
"I'll be the duck in your bathtub"
that it wasn't going to last"
<3 Prince so, so much. Little Red Corvette is one of my all time favourite songs.
Cos I keep picking it up to say stupid things to you.....'
Is still one of my favourites
people ask me when will you grow up to be a man, but all the girls i loved in school are already pushing pra-a-ams.
would be a cover version of said Smiths song.
She said it was the place she needs to be.
Where the cocaine is Fair Trade
And frequently displayed
Is the Buena Vista Social Club CD.
i have a mandolin, i play it all night long, it makes me want to kill myself.
and do the twist"
Aneurysm by Nirvana
Being rhythmically admired."
The first line of the first song on Elvis Costello's first album!
Magazine - A Song From Under The Floorboards.
Lets just forget,
Everything we said
Everything we did.
Best friends, and better halves...
thats how to start an album
Lost in the Barrio I walk like an Injun/
So Carlo won't suspect something's wrong here
Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now Mid-August which meant he had been separated from Marsha for more than two months. Two months, and all he had to show was three dog-eared letters and two very expensive long-distance phone calls
but youve no idea where that cock has been.
Pack of three - Arab Strap
songs perverse and songs of lament'
'There are nights when I think that Sal Paradise was right'
'I smoke myself to a haze in the afternoon'
"Time has told me you're a rare rare find, a troubled cure for a troubled mind" Nick Drake genius
And another of my favourites...
"God knows how I adore life, when the wind turns on the shore lies another day. I cannot ask for more". Beth Gibbons
REJOICE A NOBLE BIRTH!
WE ARE ALL FALLING DOWN!
Circle Takes The Square and Converge. Much better heard than written, though, I'll admit.
'Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar, Dancing on the light from star to star'
'Well my time went so quickly, I went lickety-splickly out to my old '55
As I drove away slowly, feeling so holy, God knows, I was feeling alive.'
'In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway american dream.
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines'
He's the Ess-dog, or Sean if you wish!
Why do they gotta front?
He's the Ess-dog, or Sean if you wish
By The Way You Parked Your Car Sideways That It Wouldn't Last..."
for sale, dumb cunt same dumb questions
"I am an architect, they call me a butcher
I am a pioneer, they call me primitive"
But alas... the best opening line belongs to the best lyrics, full stop.
"It began when they come took me from my home and put me in Dead Row, of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know. And I'll say it again: I am not afraid to die."
- 'The Mercy Seat', written by Nicholas Edward Cave.
"for sale? dumb cunts same dumb questions"
Faster's one of the best songs lyrically of the 90s.
Also the best Manics t-shirt ever had "Manic Street Preachers - Who's Responsible?" on the front ... "You Fucking Are" on the back
Sting has saved the rainforest and things are fine
Hefner - Gabriel in the Airport
crosses and nazi halos"
the thermals. love it :D:D:D:D:D
Who think they're onto me...''
Sore and crucified
I seek to know you
Aquiring soulful wisdom
You can open walls of mystery"
the kettle's on, the sun has gone, another day.
"all i want in life's a little bit of love to take the pain away"
"little johnny's sad and fucked, first he jumped and then he looked"
"hey man theres a whole me arm where all the money goes"
'I'm not a ladies man, i'm a landmine'
'If you grew up with white boys, who only look at black and puerto rican porno, cause they want something that their dad don't got'
and oh yeah, it was the start of the summer'
How has this one been forgotten?
"Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine."
Now that is how to do an opening line.
relax and float downstream.
...a job that slowly kills you'
is quite the way to start a track.
Fuck the riverside PD with their helicopter shining light at me, coz i'm a biker.. but not like Harley Davidson, but with the spandex and the gloves on.. all sexy in the light.
life is easier when one of us is dead
There will be a through road thorough and fair"
Is it me you're looking for?
I can't even think of any I like. But that is fucking stuck in my head.
There are nights when I think Sal Paradise was right.
Boys and Girls in America have such a sad time together
"it was the biggest cock you'd ever seen, but you've no idea where that cock has been"
I used to be so original"
i think i could just constantly quote Brand New in this thread.
but I'm open to persuasion"
yep, Joan Armatrading
'i cant sleep when i think about the world we're livin in/i cant sleep when i think about the world i was born in to'
from that Yeasayer tune.
"What an amazing example of synchronisation!"'
In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
Eels - PS You Rock My World
SON, I'M THIRTY, I ONLY WENT WITH YOUR MOTHER 'COZ SHE'S DIRTY, AND I DON'T HAVE A DECENT BONE IN ME, WHAT YOU GET IS JUST WHAT YOU SEE YEAH.
Shaun William Ryder is a poet and a genius.
get away from this chord"
to f*ck a girl with no legs" - No Legs, Adam Green
audience with the pope-elbow
i think thats the line anyway
So this is permanence - love's shattered pride
What once was innocence, turned on its side
Death, Data, Entry,
Encoded arc, our common cause
Drink liquid clocks till I see God
Crystal display, can't turn it off
Don't talk, don't talk
from the government the other day."