[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.
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.
'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...'.
''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....
[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
"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?"
"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 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.
My name is Kevin Rowland, I'm the leader of the band
Herein i wish to clarify, relate and state my plans."
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