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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 pm 
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I amused myself on the train home by reminding myself of great first lines in songs. (don't let any replies be from Artificial non-Intelligence...)

1. “I know a song that’ll make you feel better/ but this isn’t it...”
The Broken Family Band: Mother of Jesus

2. “I lost 10 points just for being in the right place at exactly the wrong time”
Gene Clark: Train Leaves Here This Morning

3. “I walked 47 miles of barbed wire/ I got a cobra snake as a necktie”
Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love?

4. “No one wants to hear about your 97th tear, so dry your eyes and let it go uncried, my dear”
Okkervil River: Plus Ones

5. “You push me when I'm falling and you kick me when I'm down/ I guess I missed my calling 'cause I should have been a clown”
James Carr: Pouring Water On A Drowning Man

6. “Taumata-whaka-tangi-hanga-kuayuwo
Quantum Jump: The Lone Ranger

7. “You both made your bed and now/ You're gonna have to sleep there”
The Remains: Don’t Look Back

8.” A squid eating dough in a polyethelene bag Is fast and bulbous, got me?”
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Pachuco Cadaver

9. “A white moon appears like a hole in the sky. The mangroves go quiet.”
The Go Betweens: Bye Bye Pride

10. “No foreign pair of dark sunglasses will ever shield you from the light/ that pierces your eyelids/ the screaming of the gulls”
The Triffids: The Seabirds

Alas, not actually Gryff Rhys Jones...

"Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner
With no shoes and clothes
This aint funny, but he took his money
And sniffed it up his nose"

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