1. avatar The enfant terrible
    Well what's everyone's favourite opening line for a song?

    Mine is

    sitting in a sleazy snackbar sucking sickly sausage rolls

    from Lindisfarne's fog on the tyne (not the gazza version).
  2. avatar leesub60
    "it doesn't matter if we all die..." - one hundred years by the cure.

    none more bleak. strangely uplifting.
  3. avatar daveshorty
    "fuck the kids, fuck the kids, fuck the kids, fuck, yeah, yeah" nofx - fuck the kids
  4. avatar trepanner
    "Say something for the record. The people will want to know what you feel"

    - "Fuck the record. And fuck the people"

    snot / 'get some'
  5. avatar Thedevilsfavouriteson
    hit it!! from rebel hiss by jubilee.
  6. avatar Steven Dedalus
    "There is no castration fear/in a chair with you."

    Pavement, 'We Dance'.
  7. avatar RabbBennett
    Now I've heard there was a secret chord
    That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    But you don't really care for music, do you?

    LEONARD COHEN "Hallelujah"
  8. avatar tinpot anto
    I'd go for Cohen too but Manhattan surely...
    I've been sentenced to 20 years of boredom,
    For trying to change the system from within.[/i:e373fb29cd]
  9. avatar zebulon
    [quote:1a29e82fe9]Naked as sin, an army towel covering my belly
    Some of us weep, some of us howl, knees turn to jelly
    I was just a child, a hundred like me
    I followed a naked body, a naked body followed me
    I was just a child when my innocence was lost
    In a mobile army whorehouse
    A gift of the army, free of cost.
    Next! Next! Next![/quote:1a29e82fe9]Sorry there's more than one line, but they're too good to hurry.
  10. avatar The enfant terrible
    My favourite Cohen opener would have to be Last Years Man

    The rain falls down on last year's man,
    that's a Jew's harp on the table,
    that's a crayon in his hand.
    And the corners of the blueprint are ruined since they rolled
    far past the stems of thumbtacks
    that still throw shadows on the wood.
    And the skylight is like skin for a drum I'll never mend
    and all the rain falls down amen
    on the works of last year's man.
  11. avatar Beau Sooth
    I've always liked:

    'A punctured bicycle
    On a hillside desolate
    Will nature make a man of me yet?'

    This Charming Man - Smiths.

    I'm sure there's loads of others that'll come to me.
  12. avatar nonlogic liam
    'I want a nasty little Jewish Princess
    With long phony nails and a hairdo that rinses
    A horny little Jewish Princess
    With a garlic aroma that could level Tacoma
    Lonely inside
    She can swallow my pride'

    Frank Zappa: [i:94159ee73d]Jewish Princess[/i:94159ee73d] (1979).
  13. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:04333bc3c6="nonlogic liam"]

    Frank Zappa: [i:04333bc3c6]Jewish Princess[/i:04333bc3c6] (1979).[/quote:04333bc3c6]

    He's a bad man. Very bold, indeed.
  14. avatar Seamusmaguidhir
    It's just a lie I guess
    Working every hour that heaven sends
    Just making sense of this

    The Frames - Perfect Opening Line :lol: I'm not sure I understood the question :oops:
  15. avatar Furious Tradesmen

    it was the biggest cock you'd ever seen /
    but you'd no idea where that cock had been.


    packs of three by arab strap.
  16. avatar InjuryPackage
    Cliched to say so I know, but "Jesus died for somebody's sin but not mine" from Gloria by Patti Smith is hard to beat.
  17. avatar PhatBob
    'I still recall the taste of your tears' - Something I can never have, Nine Inch Nails


    'What the fuck is the world coming to? Our leaders are leading like Moses on glue'...oh wait that's one of mine...whoops! :roll:
  18. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    Pack it up, pack it in
    Let me begin
    I came to win
    Battle me that's a sin
    I won't tear the sack up
    Punk you'd better back up
    Try and play the role and the whole crew will act up

    Absolute poetry
  19. avatar tenrabbits
    The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'
    That's what I said
    The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand
    Or so I have read

    Big bottom - spinal tap.

    Or from my faves:

    rioja, rioja, reverend al green, deep blue morocco, the water on stone, the water on concrete, the water on sand, the water on fire, smoke, the wind, the salt, the bride's boat coming.
  20. avatar thebatgranny
    That ungodly scream at the start of 'Angel of Death' by Slayer is hard to beat. All together now: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!"
  21. avatar BinaryOperator
    Public Pervert - Interpol

    "If time is a vessel, then learning to love might be my way back to sea"
  22. avatar TheJebs
    When they tightly strap me in
    give me lethal injection
    just a few more minutes to live
    no remorse for what i did

    NoFx - The Man I Killed


    Cos you got me working so hard baby
    workin my hands until they bleed
    if i was twice the man i could be
    i'd still be half of what you need

    NIN - RingFinger

    and a recent one that gets me at the min is

    3 skinny girls were there when i woke up
    they made me brown toast and tea
    said they knew all about me

    The Fratellis - 3 skinny girls

    *just feel i must point out, i am not a fratellis fan i just like the idea of this!*

    too many more to mention
  23. avatar Per

    Sonny's Burning by the Birthday Party
  24. avatar nonlogic liam

    'The corner of the playground is where I sit
    so no one will discover that I shat myself in maths.
    I'd open my bag, I'd pull out my lunch, someone comes over, kicks me on the shin, takes my lunch, calls me a cu-nt and I apologise...'.

    Anal Beard.
  25. avatar The enfant terrible
    "Doing press ups on top of posters of
    the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen twins."

    The Great City of Ballymena - Communist Defectors Will Be Shot.
  26. avatar SangByFire[Mick]
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  27. avatar SangByFire[Mick]
    "No life till leather,
    We are gonna kick some ass tonight"

    Metallica 'Hit the Lights'. The comedy overtones are pretty powerful, and the conviction in Hetfield's voice meant that the first time I heard it I almost died of side splitting laughter.
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  28. avatar Crackity_jones
    "Son, I'm 30 / I only went with your mother 'cos she's dirty"

    Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
  29. avatar SangByFire[Mick]
  30. avatar fopp
    "mmmm, mmmmm, mmmm, mmmm"

    Crash test dummies.

    Although, it might not be the opening lines, it's still beautifully illustrative.
  31. avatar beamer933
    "I saw the western coast
    I saw the hospital
    Nurse the shoreline like a wound"

    Brand New - The Quiet Things that No-one Ever Knows

    Meh, I think they fit pretty well
  32. avatar dombrog
    "All of your friends are c*nts,
    your mother is a ballpoint pen thief"

    What Gareth Brown Says - mclusky
  33. avatar Amz
    " I'll be the corpse in your bathtub, useless'.
    Elbow - Newborn

    Perhaps not the best, but certainly ear catching. In juxtopse to the mellow, but I guess mellanchollic, music.
  34. avatar rentaghost
    i am an architect
    they call me a butcher

    faster: MSP
  35. avatar The Ronster
    [i:29c2638326]Teenage Angst has paid off well, now I'm bored and old...[/i:29c2638326]

    Nirvana, Serve The Servants
  36. avatar whipchorus
    ''Yes son?''
    ''What does regret mean?''
    ''Well son, a funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven't done. And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, would you be sure and tell her....


    By Westlife.
  37. avatar master mercenary
    [color=red:a204a7a0aa]"We took our first pill when the music was shit"[/color:a204a7a0aa] - Jape

    [color=red:a204a7a0aa]"I'm drunk and right now I'm so in love with you
    And I don't wanna think too much about what we should or shouldn't do"[/color:a204a7a0aa] - NIN

    Here are 2 of my favourites that spring to mind. Maybe I've just got a predaliction for substance abuse in the first lines of a song or something!

    I think this is the third time a song from Pretty Hate Machine by NIN, which is quite a pleasant surprise - Mr Reznor had quite a way with the one-liners in the early days. There's someting cool about admitting your drunk from the very start of a song me thinks
  38. avatar Chi-Lite
    My Favourite lines are;

    "Alright Bill"
    "Yeah. Tell me, where you been?"
    "Oh, just round and about, you know"
    "What, nowhere special?"
    "Nah, not really. Tell me, what were you all talking about when I came in?"
    "What just now?"
    "Yeah, just as I walked in"
    "Ahh, pffff, just different things really, you know"
    "What, nothing special?"
    "Nah, no central thing, no"
    "You weren't talking about me, were you?"
    "About you?"
    "Yeah, about me"
    "No, no. I don't know what gave you that idea. Nah, we were just talking about different things, you know. Nah, your name wasn't mentioned"
    "Oh, right...I know what you were all talking about"
    "Oh, you do? What's that then?"
    "I know. Come on, tell me. What's she like?"
    "You know"
    "Who? Who?"
    "You know who I mean"
    "I know who you mean like, but..."
    "What's she like
    What's she like?"
    you know the kind of people that put creases in their old Levis?"
    "Oh yeah, sure"
    "The type that use expressions like "tongue in cheek"?"
    "Indeed I do"
    "I don't like these people
    May i state here and now
    But i can't help thinking all the time I'm thinking

    That's far better than all this other ballix

    and there's another clinker that goes

    "From a youth of waste, a life of mess
    It's the price to be able to express myself.
    Like thus;

    My name is Kevin Rowland, I'm the leader of the band
    Herein i wish to clarify, relate and state my plans."
  39. avatar Chi-Lite
    "You might say I'm trying to redeem myself
    in a way I think this is true.
    I'm just trying to chew off more than those people that bite more than I do.

    You could say I'm a bitter man, I would agree, I think this is true
    I will remain so until I know more than those that know more than I do.

    It kinda reminds me of that burning feeling I used to get, kinda reminds me
    You know, that little problem I used to get"

    "What problem?"

    "You know, that problem I used to get with the burning"

    "Are you still getting trouble with that?"

    "Yeah yeah, not all the time, just every so often."

    "Are you sure it's not heartburn?"

    "Heartburn? No it's nothing like heartburn, no, listen, wait til ya hear...
    You know that problem, the one i used to get?"

    "Oh yeah?"

    "I still get troubles. Some things I won't forget.
    It's nothing big, nothing important, just the little matter of the burning
    just those little incidents of a burning nature, ya know"
  40. avatar dommccann
    See him wasted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans,
    Wearin' yesterday's misfortunes like a smile
    Once he had a future full of money, love, and dreams,
    Which he spent like they was goin' outa style

    kris Kristofferson - the pilgrim, chapter 33

    screw that actually, andthing by kris! genius