BEST opening line of song lyrics

“I guess I should’ve known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn’t last.”

Prince, Little Red Corvette

I am a member of the council of of the Naval Mutiny…Colours, The Men They Couldn’t Hang

It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline - Waiting For The Great Leap Forward Billy Bragg

Following the silent hedges, needing some other kind of madness - Silent Hedges Bauhaus

Suddenly shattered, ear to ear, cut to the gut and I’m screaming to be! Shatter Shelleyan Orphan

History is written by the winners
This is a loser’s song-- “Walking On Hell’s Roof Looking At the Flowers” Waco Brothers

I want it all.
I want it all.
I want it all,
and I want it now.
[guitar solo!]

  • Queen

Welcome to the real world she said to me, condescendingly - John Mayer “No Such Thing”

I try not to stand too close to myself. I try not to listen to the things I say -Deborah Conway “Man Overboard”

This aint no disco. And it ain’t no country club either. This is LA. - Sheryl Crow “All I wanna do”

Under the ruins of a walled city. Tumbling towers and beams of yellow light - Sting “If I Built this Fortress”

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

It’s getting to the point where I’m no fun anymore.

Sittin’ stoned alone in my backyard, askin’ myself “Why should I work so hard?”

The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays

Bruce Springsteen, Thunder road

Wasted and wounded, it ain’t what the moon did
Got what I paid for now
See ya tomorrow, hey Frank can I borrow
A couple of bucks from you?

Tom Waits, Tom Traubert’s Blues
Your everlasting summer
You can see it fading fast
So you grab a piece of something
That you think is gonna last

Steely Dan, Reeling in the Years

“The Empty Bottle was half empty”
Old 97s, Barrier Reef

“I am an American aquarium drinker
I assassin down the avenue”
Wilco, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

Pistol shots ring out in the bar room night
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall
She sees the bartender in a pool of blood
Cries out, “My God, they killed them all!”

“I’m a member of an ape-like race
At the asshole end of the twentieth century”, Low, Low, Low by James

“In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey”, Loser by Beck

Kind of a monkey theme.

You can’t run away forever,
But there’s nothing wrong with getting a good head start

“Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through” by Jim Steinman/Rory Dodd

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true.
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.

That is the reason Dylan got the Nobel Prize.

The concrete broke your fall

My name is Juan Hano de Castro, my father was a Spanish grandee
But I won my wife in a card game, to hell with the lords o’er the sea

Oh, she was an American girl,
raised on promises. She couldn’t help thinkin’ that there
was a little more to life somewhere else.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - “American Girl”

Wednesday morning at five o’clock, as the day begins. She’s Leaving Home, The Beatles

There’s a little black spot on the sun today. King of Pain, The Police

My father sits alone with no lights on; my mother reads her magazine. That’s The Way I Always Heard It Should Be, Carly Simon

Everybody’s gone away, said they’re moving to L.A. Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues, Danny O’Keefe

Rain drippin’ off the brim of my hat, it sure looks cold today. Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone?, Charlie Pride

Got out of town on a boat goin’ to Southern Islands, sailing a reach before a followin’ sea. Southern Cross, Crosby, Stills & Nash

“Look out mama, there’s a white boat comin’ up the river.” Neil Young, Powderfinger.

Since you beat me to that one, let me offer:

The festival was over, the boys were all plannin’ for a fall,
The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin’ in the wall.

Your construction
Smells of corruption
I manipulate to recreate
This air to ground saga
Gotta launder my karma

No one knows what it’s like
to be the bad man,
to be the sad man,
behind blue eyes.

The Who, “Behind Blue Eyes”

We’re big rock singers, we’ve got golden fingers,
and we’re loved everywhere we go.
We sing about Beauty, and we sing about Truth,
for ten thousand dollars a show.

Dr. Hook, “The Cover of Rolling Stone

So you think I’ve got an evil mind
I tell you, honey
I don’t know why

“Come On, Feel the Noise” originally by Slade, covered by Quiet Riot