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chyna's avatar

In your opinion, what is the best opening lyric of all time?

Asked by chyna (51429points) 1 month ago from iPhone

So many to choose from.

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janbb's avatar

“I shot the sherriff but I did not shoot the deputy.”

seawulf575's avatar

Best is a variable term.

Most descriptive: It’s a tie.
“She walks into Smokey’s one hip at a time
Like a broken field runner slippin’ through the lines” – Joe Diffie Third Rock From the Sun

“On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine moanin’ out his one note song
You can think about the woman or the girl you knew the night before” Bob Seger Turn The Page

David Bowie had 2:

“As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent, you asked for the latest party.” Diamond Dogs

“I’m an alligator, I’m a mama-papa comin’ for you!” Moonage Daydream

KNOWITALL's avatar

ROXANNE!!

ragingloli's avatar

“Claudia hat ‘nen Schäferhund
Und den hat sie nicht ohne Grund”

chyna's avatar

Some that I like:
Hello darkness my old friend Simon and Grafunkle
Friday night I crashed your party Billy Joel
I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead The Band
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair Eagles

smudges's avatar

@LadyMarissa How odd…I checked out the Aerosmith one and it says the video is no longer available. Weird!

cookieman's avatar

“Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life…”

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I like welcome to the Jungle, by guns and roses.

flutherother's avatar

“The little clock’s stopped ticking now” by Scott Walker
Very strange and haunting lyrics beautifully sung

SnipSnip's avatar

“You bring me joy.”

You Bring Me Joy, Anita Baker

Love_my_doggie's avatar

It was in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue, the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm”

Thank you, Bob Dylan. Lyrics don’t begin any more beautifully than these.

syz's avatar

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar yet
I can’t seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me

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