Songs with the Greatest Opening Lines

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cosmicfolklore

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Neville Bros? Bill Withers?

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Any time she goes away
Any time she goes away
A great opening line doesn’t matter who is singing it. It sets the stage, the mood, the tone of the whole song. But, if I were going to pick a singer for this song, I’d go with Buddy Guy.
 
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scottbtdmb

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Didn’t scroll through the whole thread to see if this had been posted, but to me the opening line to Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is unparalleled!

“Well I stand up next to a mountain and chop it down with the edge of my hand”.

I believe the late great comedian Bill Hicks mentioned this line in an old bit he used to do!
 

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