Best Opening Lines, Music Edition.

Time to update Susan’s post from August of 07.

“They say that these are not the best of times,

But they’re the only times I’ve ever known.

And I believe there is a time for meditation In cathedrals of our own.”

-Billy Joel, Summer Highland Falls

“My love she throws me, like a rubber ball.”

-U2, The Sweetest Thing

“Where is your boy tonight?

I hope he is a gentleman.

Maybe he won’t find out what I know:

you were the last good thing about this part of town.”

-Fall Out Boy, Grand Theft Autumn

“And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time.”

Death Cab For Cutie, What Sarah Said

“Strain this chaos turn it into light

I’ve got to see you one last night

Before the lions take their share

Leave us in pieces, scattered everywhere.”

Snow Patrol, You’re All I’ve Got

“You cannot quit me so quickly

There’s no hope in you for me

No corner you could squeeze me

But I got all the time for you, love.”

Dave Matthews Band, The Space Between

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3 thoughts on “Best Opening Lines, Music Edition.

  1. Nice! Those are some great ones. Here’s a few recent faves of mine:

    “I was born into a circus,
    But I ran off to join a home.”

    – Joe Pug, “How Good You Are”

    “If I could just make it stop
    I could tell the whole world
    To get out of the way”

    – Low, “Just Make It Stop”

    “Love the run but not the race”

    – Calexico, “Quattro (World Drifts In)”

  2. “There must be some kind of way out of here”,
    said the joker to the thief. “There’s too much confusion,
    I can’t get no relief.”

    -Bob Dylan All Along The Watchtower

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