🗣 Favourite opening line of a song?

Stuck a pin in your backbone
Spoke it down from there
All I ever wanted was to be your spine

Your eyes are just like black spiders
Your hair and dress in ribbons, babycakes

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You say I need a job, I’ve got my own business
You wanna know what I do?
None of your fucking business.

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Listen…I’ve been drinking…

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“When I go deaf I won’t even mind”


In ancient Palestine a Roman middle manager dresses down a radical


R.E.M. springs to mind

A Public Service Announcement followed me home the other day. I paid it never mind. Go away.


That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes and aeroplanes and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.


There’s a man going round, taking names
He decides who to free and who to blame
Everybody wont be treated all the same

also like a dozen different dylan songs

We could have a whole thread with HMHB examples

Darts in soap operas, oh, so wrong, oh so wrong

Re: Our gig at Deptford Abyss, who the hell does Jeff Dreadnought think he is?

We’ve just been performing a guerilla gig
In the middle of another group’s guerilla gig
Well surely that’s the ultimate guerilla gig
But still they cried like girls

I think I’m dumb

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You beat me to this one. Best opener ever.

All night I lay on my pillow and pray
For my boss to stop me in the hallway
Lay my head on his shoulder and say
‘Son, I’ve been hearing good things’


Came here to say this as I have in previous threads of this ilk. I salute you, sir.

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We were in Albuquerque at the fights
The referee wouldn’t stop the bout
The kid’s blood hit the fifth row
How he didn’t die that night I don’t know
That was the night I gave up the fight


Well I swore I would not get caught out again,
Well I swore like fuck when I was.

King Creosote - Klutz

Two great American Music Club ones:

Lazarus wasn’t grateful for his second wind
For a second chance
To watch his chances fade like the dawn and leave
(I’ve Been a Mess)

I broke my promise
That I wouldn’t write another song about you
(I Broke My Promise)

I arrived in town with an electric toothbrush pressed against my clitoris