Favourite/brilliant opening line to a song

'She wear denim wherever she goes, says she’s gonna get some records by the Status Quo, oh yeah".

Also

‘Take my pants off’.

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Pigs, they tend to wiggle when they walk.

Pavement- Stereo

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Pixies are (were) great for this

One night upon my motorcycle through the desert sped
And smashed my body so that all my friends thought I was dead
My sister held me close and whispered to my bleeding head
“You are the son of a motherfucker”
Nimrod’s Son

I’m the horny loser
You’ll find me crashing through my mother’s door
I am the ugly lover
You’ll find us rolling on the dirty floor
Break My Body

You’re into Japanese fast food
And I dropped off your Japanese lover
And you’re going to the beach all day
You’re so pretty when you’re unfaithful to me
Bone Machine

We’ll keep well-bred, we’ll stay well-fed
We’ll have our sons, they will be all well hung
Vamos

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Cease to resist, giving my goodbye
Drive my car into the ocean
You think I’m dead, but I sail away
Wave of Mutilation

There was a guy
An under water guy who controlled the sea
Got killed by ten million pounds of sludge
From New York and New Jersey
Monkey Gone to Heaven

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HEY! Been trying, to meet ya!

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I used to like the morning
I’d survived another night

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He was a boy, she was a girl
Can I make it any more obvious?

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I’ve always loved the perfect big useless stoner goon-iness of Fu Manchu’s

She wanted nothin’ - and I delivered!

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People get what they deserve
Time is round and space is curved

Robyn Hitchcock - Queen Elvis

Son I’m thirty
I only went with your mother ‘cos she’s dirty

Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro

When you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life

Modern Lovers - Hospital

Perfect little short stories in two lines.

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Jesus, Is just, a Spanish boy’s name.
How did one man get so much fame?

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I need you to be the strength of widows and soul survivors
I need you to be as fearless as new mothers and new fathers

Last Light, Converge

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…but let’s talk about you for a minute

(Opening line to the album as bonus points as well)

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Don stepped outside
It felt good to be alone

Don, Aman. Slint.

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Very short song so just choosing the first line, but it still fully grabs your attention:

Isn’t it great to exist
At this point in time?

GBV - Dayton, Ohio

When I sat down on the bed next to you
You started to cry
I said, maybe if I leave, you’ll want me
To come back home

Wilco - At Least That’s What You Said

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could just go ahead and post all the lyrics to this, probably the only Converge song (that isn’t one of the slow ones) where you can actually decipher the lyrics and are amazing

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“I checked into a bargain-priced room in Lacienica, gazed out through the curtains at the parking lot.”

Dunno why but Mountain Goats stream-of-consiciousness style openings always really stick with me even when they’re fairly mundane

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IT DOESN’T MATTER IF WE ALL DIE

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The smell of piss is so strong it smells like decent bacon

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