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    A new game -- favorite opening lines / stanzas from songs

    Two examples that strolled through my iTunes mix today:

    "In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey"

    "Well I'm a-running down the road trying to loosen my load
    I've got seven women on my mind
    Four that wanna own me, two that wanna stone me
    One says she's a friend of mine"

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    "When I sat down on the bed next to you
    You started to cry"


    A great snap shot that evokes an entire scene.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    showing my age (and my geographical heritage)


    The Rangers had a homecoming
    In Harlem late last night
    And the Magic Rat drove his sleek machine
    Over the Jersey state line
    Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge
    Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    ← Bay / Valley ↓
    I'm buzzin, Dirty Dozen, naughty rotten rhymer
    Cursin at you players worse than Marty Schottenheimer
    You wacker than the ------ you bit your style from
    You ain't gonna sell two copies if you press a double album

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO.
    "I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
    He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's
    Going to get himself a big dish of beef chow mein"

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    "One old brown shoe
    Falls in slow motion,
    And bedsprings hover right above your head,
    As bedsprings do
    When you're beneath them
    And someone else just climbed into your bed."

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    "If I am alive this time next year
    Will I have arrived in time to share?"

    "Once I wanted to be the greatest
    No wind or waterfall could STALL me
    And then came the rush of the flood
    The stars at night turned DEEP to dust"

    "1, 2.. 1, 2, 3; yeah!
    Inter-national, underground
    Thunder pounds when I stomp the ground (Woo!)
    Like a million elephants with silverback orangutans
    You can't stop a train"

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    About 150 feet in front of the Duke Chapel doors.
    Here's one:

    I've been drivin' all night, my hands wet on the wheel
    There's a voice in my head that drives my heel
    It's my baby callin', says I need you here
    And it's a half past four and I'm shiftin' gear


    And another:

    I am just a poor boy and my story's seldom told
    I have squandered my existence for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises
    All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear
    And disregards the rest


    And another:

    The seaweed is always greener
    In somebody else's lake
    You dream about going up there
    But that is a big mistake
    Just look at the world around you
    Right here on the ocean floor
    Such wonderful things surround you
    What more is you lookin' for?


    Aw heck, one more:

    To dream the impossible dream
    To fight the unbeatable foe
    To bear with unbearable sorrow
    To run where the brave dare not go
    JBDuke

    Andre Dawkins: “People ask me if I can still shoot, and I ask them if they can still breathe. That’s kind of the same thing.”

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    I've had good days and bad days
    and goin' have mad days.

    If the phone doesn't ring, it's me.


    I am a Blue Devil worshiper!

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Lexington, KY

    Red face Maybe I should listen to those depressing "time" songs

    I vaguely recall seeing Paul Shaffer do a parody of this song...
    "You've gone too far this time"
    But I'm dancing on the valentine
    I tell you somebody's fooling around
    With my chances on the dangerline
    I'll cross that bridge when I find it
    Another day to make my stand
    High time is no time for deciding
    If I should find a helping hand"

    Long song lyrics...
    "Woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand
    Whose wine, what wine, where the hell did I dine? "

    Scary lyrics...
    "Welcome to your life
    There's no turning back
    Even while we sleep
    We will find you"

    I'm stuck in 70's/80s on my shuffle.
    Cheers,
    Lavabe

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    Mar 2007
    Location
    New Orleans
    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor View Post
    showing my age (and my geographical heritage)


    The Rangers had a homecoming
    In Harlem late last night
    And the Magic Rat drove his sleek machine
    Over the Jersey state line
    Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge
    Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain
    Jungleland actually would be my all-time favorite closing lines:

    And the poets down here write nothing at all
    They just stand back and let it all be
    Tonight in Jungleland

    For opening lines, oh, how about:

    Hello darkness my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by juise View Post
    "1, 2.. 1, 2, 3; yeah!
    Inter-national, underground
    Thunder pounds when I stomp the ground (Woo!)
    Like a million elephants with silverback orangutans
    You can't stop a train"
    Great call! My favorite running song ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkbaseball View Post
    Hello darkness my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    So good I'm embarrassed I didn't claim it first.

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    "The Mississipi delta is shining like a national guitar..."

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    "On a warm summer's evenin on a train bound for nowhere,
    I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep."

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    In your attic
    Quote Originally Posted by dkbaseball View Post
    Hello darkness my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Uh, winner.

    How 'bout:

    If a human's nature is to war than this song is a battleground,
    and this voice a weapon.... of passion's promise & true love's reward -
    of pure expression in truth and sincerity.

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    "Some day mother will die and I'll get the money
    Mom leans down and says my sentiments exactly"

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    Obscure but with some incredible imagery:

    "Lord send down some angels and they better have guns,
    Cause everybody's crazy down here on everybody's drugs.
    Casinos, pornos, stock shows, where white trash goes to die.
    Bums push carts, crackhead squirrels, and birds too drunk to fly."

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Quote Originally Posted by TillyGalore View Post
    I've had good days and bad days
    and goin' have mad days.

    If the phone doesn't ring, it's me.
    I listened to that song today...possibly the best breakup song ever (but no, I didn't break up today).

    I also like this one:

    "It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
    If you don't know by now
    An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
    It don't matter, anyhow
    When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
    Look out your window and I'll be gone
    You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
    But don't think twice, it's alright.

    Yet another of Dylan's songs where there's someone else's version I like much better than his (in this case, Johnny Cash).

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    Just for grins, it's tough to top J.J. Cale:

    "Wish I was a stocking, clinging to your thigh,
    every time you'd move around, I'd feel you walkin' by.
    Wish I was your underwear, hangin' 'round your waist,
    Every time you'd shake that thing I'd get a little taste...."

    "Closer To You"

    * * *

    And for something guaranteed to bring you right down, there's classic Neil:

    "Old man lying by the side of the road with the lorries rolling by,
    blue moon sinking from the weight of the load and buildings scrape the sky.
    Cold wind ripping down the alley at dawn and the morning paper flies,
    Dead man lying by the side of the road with the daylight in his eyes.
    Don't let it bring you down,
    It's only castles burning.
    Just find someone who's turning,
    And you will come around."

    "Don't Let It Bring You Down."

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