Top Ten Opening Lyrics in Songs

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Here are ten songs that suck you in instantly thanks to their perfectly penned opening lyrics.

The Top Ten

1 Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again. - Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence

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2 You'll take my life, but I'll take your's too! - Iron Maiden, The Trooper
3 It's nine o'clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in. - Billy Joel, Piano Man
4 I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me. - The Beatles, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
5 What do you mean, "I don't believe in God"? I talk to him every day. - Megadeth, Peace Sells
6 He was born in the summer of his twenty-seventh year, coming home to a place he'd never been before. - John Denver, Rocky Mountain High
7 Sing me a song, you're a singer - Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath
8 Is this the Real Life, Is This Just Fantasy - Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
9 Drove downtown in the rain, nine-thirty on a Tuesday night, just to check out the late night record shop. Barenaked Ladies, Brian Wilson
10 There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven... - Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven

The Newcomers

? Comin' out of my cage, and I've been doing just fine. - The Killers, Mr. Brightside

The Contenders

11 When the Dream came I held my breath with my eyes closed - Neil Young, On The Way Home

At this moment one of or the best songs I've heard... - Billyv

12 Fool just another, Fool just another ... I've been waiting for signs of god - Blind Guardian - Bright Eyes
13 The world is a vampire - Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
14 Welcome to where time stands still - Metallica - Sanitarium
15 Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth - David Bowie, Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
16 Couple in the next room bound to win a prize. They’ve been going at it all night long - Paul Simon, Duncan
17 You open up but what you gain is another hole - Volbeat, Our Loved Ones
18 They Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here, Said the Joker to the Thief - Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower
19 City girls seem to find out early, how to open doors with just a smile. - Eagles, Lyin' Eyes

This is so true... - Britgirl

20 If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts could tell - Gordon Lightfoot
21 And as I bear my inner soul, I've kept it hidden and safe - Demons & Wizards, Blood On My Hands
22 Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the freakshow - Edguy, Mysteria
23 I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel - Hurt, Johnny Cash

This is a cover song so the credits actually go to Nine Inch Nails who wrote it. - Metal_Treasure

24 Put down that chainsaw and listen to me - Weird Al Yankovic, Dare to Be Stupid
25 This is the end, beautiful friend… my only friend, the end. - The Doors, The End
26 How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man? Bob Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind
27 I read the news today, oh boy - The Beatles, A Day In the Life
28 Beloved mother, There is no guilt In what I have done, It's far too late to turn it back - Demons & Wizards, Whistler
29 Generals gathered in their masses - War Pigs - Black Sabbath
30 Just yesterday Mornin' they let me know you were gone, Suzanne the plans they made put an end to you - James Taylor, Fire & Rain
31 Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away - The Beatles, Yesterday
32 Brother will kill brother, spilling blood across the land - Megadeth, Holy Wars... the Punishment Due
33 When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all. - Paul Simon, Kodachrome
34 Stop, be quiet now! - Blind Guardian, Fly

I guess this is the most commanding opening line. - Metal_Treasure

35 In the Time of Chimpanzees, I Was a Monkey, - Beck, Loser

GREATEST OPENING LYRICS EVER

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36 All aboard! Hahahaaa Ay Ay Ay... - Ozzy Osbourne, Crazy Train
37 Do you have the time, to listen to me whine - Green Day, Basket Case
38 Would you know my name? - Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
39 It was early morning yesterday, I was up before the dawn. Supertramp, Goodbye Stranger
40 There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear, there's a man with a gun over there. Telling me I got to beware - Buffalo Springfield, for What Its Worth
41 My friend came to me with teardrops in his eyes and told me that he wanted help before his country dies - George Harrison, Bangladesh
42 Would you believe in a night like this? A night like this, when visions come true - Blind Guardian, Skalds And Shadows
43 On a dark desert highway - Eagles - Hotel California
44 Before you slip into unconciousness, I think I'd like to have another kiss. - The Doors, The Crystal Ship
45 Shot Through the Heart, and You're to Blame, Darling You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi, You Give Love a Bad Name
46 Love is such a novelty A rarely painted masterpiece A place few people go or ever know - Janelle Monae, Say You'll Go
47 Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine. - Patti Smith, Gloria
48 Oh, flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C. Didn't get to bed last night. - The Beatles, Back In the U.S.S.R.
49 My body's tellin me I love you still - Bob Dylan, Abandoned Love
50 Now I've been happy lately thinking about the good things to come - Cat Stevens, PeaceTrain
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Top Remixes (5)

1. The world is a vampire - Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
2. You'll take my life, but I'll take your's too! - Iron Maiden, The Trooper
3. They Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here, Said the Joker to the Thief - Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower
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1. Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again. - Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence
2. When the Dream came I held my breath with my eyes closed - Neil Young, On The Way Home
3. Couple in the next room bound to win a prize. They’ve been going at it all night long - Paul Simon, Duncan
Billyv
1. Is this the Real Life, Is This Just Fantasy - Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
2. You'll take my life, but I'll take your's too! - Iron Maiden, The Trooper
3. Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again. - Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence
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