:: Thursday, August 10, 2006 ::
Thursday Thirteen: Mama told me, yes she told me, I'd meet girls like you...*
Stealing a musical meme from Michele and Turtle at Faster Than the World, who stole it from Waved Rumor, who got the idea from Largehearted Boy, and so on. Now I'm adapting it for a Thursday Thirteen meme.

Thirteen Great Opening Lines from Rock, Pop and Country
  1. "Little too tall, coulda used a few pounds..." - Bob Seger, "Night Moves" (idea stolen from Nat.

  2. "I hear that train a-comin'/It's rollin' 'round the bend/and I ain't seen the sunshine since/I don't know when" - Johnny Cash, "Folsom Prison Blues"

  3. "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine" - Patti Smith, "Gloria"

  4. "Oh it's so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl/And with the way you look I understand/that you were not impressed/But I heard you let that little friend of mine/take off your party dress." - Elvis Costello, "Allison"

  5. "Nice girls not one with a defect/cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct/Red dogs under illegal legs/She looks so good that he gets down and begs" - Elvis Costello again, "Watching the Detectives" (I could come up with 13 just on Elvis C. alone)

  6. "Early one mornin' the sun was shinin'/I was layin' in bed/wonderring if she'd changed at all/If her hair was still red." - Bob Dylan, "Tangled Up in Blue"

  7. "Think of London, a small city/It's dark, dark in the daytime/people sleep, sleep in the daytime/If they want to, if they want to" - Talking Heads, "Cities"

  8. "God save the queen/the fascist regime/She made you a morrrron/a potential H-bomb" - Sex Pistols, "God Save the Queen"

  9. "I stood stone-like at midnight suspended in my masquerade/I combed my hair till it was just right and commanded the night brigade" - Bruce Springsteen, "Growin' Up"

  10. "Teddy sniffing glue, he was 12 years old/Fell from the roof on East Two-nine/Cathy was 11 when she pulled the plug/On 26 reds and a bottle of wine" - Jim Carroll Band, "People Who Died"

  11. "Now every cheap hood strikes a bargain with the world/An' ends up making payments on a sofa or a girl/Love and hate tattooed across the knuckles of his hands/hands that slap his kids around 'cause they don't understand" - The Clash, "Death or Glory"

  12. "It was raining hard in 'Frisco/I needed one more fare to make my night/A lady up ahead waved to flag me down/She got in at the light." - Harry Chapin, "Taxi" (honorable mention to "Cat's in the Cradle")

  13. "My my, hey hey/Rock and roll is here to stay/It's better to burn out
    Than to fade away/My my, hey hey" - Neil Young, "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)"

*If you don't recognize the lyrics in the title, they're the opening lines from "Surrender," by Cheap Trick, and would also make my list.

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