BEST opening line of song lyrics

[Just have a continuing moral obligation here to maintain the Balance of the Board, ya understand]

1st nomination, opening lines of The Church’s Myrrh:
Emerald haunt in overdrive
Heard it hundreds of times by now, still not sure what it means, but remains evocative and powerful, somehow…

I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you…

Arthur Brown “Fire”

Your socks they smell,
your feet they stink,
You never take a bath.
Your nose it runs,
you bust your buns,
You always finish last.

Sick! (Sick)
Of! (Of)
I’m so sick, so sick of you.
…aaaand so forth.

2nd Place:

My head hurts, my feet stink and I don’t love Jesus.

“Well, my friends are gone and my hair is grey; I ache in the places where I used to play”

Tower of Song, Leonard Cohen

“On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair”

Just pulled into Nazereth…

“You need cooling, baby I’m not fooling
I’m gonna send ya back to schooling”

“The roses in the window box have tilted to one side
Everything about this house was born to grow and die”

“Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn’t help me with my mind
People think I’m insane because I am frowning all the time”

“Carry on my wayward son / There’ll be peace when you are done”

“A modern day warrior, mean mean stride
Today’s Tom Sawyer, mean mean pride”

“All is quiet on New Year’s Day / A world in white gets underway”

Oh, good one Beckdawrek!

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside

Oh a storm is threat’ning
My very life today

There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief

Honey don’t walk out, I’m too drunk to follow

They’re selling postcards of the hanging…

Please allow me to introduce myself . . .

Well I heard there was a secret chord . . .

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’, I was layin in bed . .

There must be someway out of here, said the joker to the thief

Wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy

I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand

And so they covered me in blood and threw me into shark infested waters. - Lubricated Goat, “Bad Times”

Imagine: Your father was naked, and you had just fallen through the ceiling into a a room into a room full of soft, moist eyeballs. Butthole Surfers - “Boiled Dove”

THERE’S A TIME TO FUCK, AND A TIME TO CRAVE; BUT THE SHAH SLEEPS IN LEE HARVEY’S GRAVE!!! Butthole Surfers - “The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey’s Grave”

A long time ago, I turned to myself, and said “You are my daughter”. The Meat Puppets -“Up on the Sun”

When I was done dying my conscious regained Dan Deacon - “When I Was Done Dying”

Awww, missed the edit window, but also:

How do you keep a moron held in rapt suspense? - The Cramps, “The Call of the Wighat” (and the subject of the first thread I started here, I think)

It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…

Dan Fogelberg’s Same Old Lang Syne:

“Met my old lover in the grocery store, the snow was falling Christmas Eve…”