Favourite/brilliant opening line to a song

Walkmen - The Rat

“You’ve got a nerve to be asking a favour”

Pretty much sets out the tone of the song.

Actually, this probably isn’t my favourite, but now you get the chance to tell the world your favourite opening lines

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God its a cliche but ‘yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away’

A recent favourite for me is Sonny’s Burning by The Birthday Party

HANDS UP WHO WANTS TO DIE??

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It was the biggest cock you’d ever seen,
But you’ve no idea where that cock has been.

Arab Strap - Packs of Three

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Give me something to stop the bleeding!

Jesus lizard.

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I’ve been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand

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All of your friends are cunts, your mother is a ballpoint pen thief

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In 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

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Every Time this thread come up, this is my answer

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In 1984 I was hospitalised for believing in an interventionist god. Or something.

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OH REALLY

YOU HEARD!

(Both great opening lines tbf but they’re always within the first 20 posts whenever this thread crops up and I’m feeling grumpy)

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And then we all bought yachts

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‘Note to self, be erect by half past ten’ - She Will Bring you Only Happiness by Mclusky

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I am not Jesus
But I have the same initials

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Also Malkmus’ delivery of ‘Someone took … in these pants’ off Shoot the Singer is brilliant.

(Pavement obviously)

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You got the question? Please don’t ask it
It puts the lotion in the basket

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O-PEN-THE-CURTAINS
SINGING BIRDS
TELL ME TEAR THE BUILDINGS DOWN

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My pony trek has gone too far, I started in Stoke and woke in Myanmar

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I sleep on my back
cos it’s good for the spine
and
coffin rehearsal

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