Favourite opening line to a song

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Saw the Beeb doing this on twitter & though it might make for a good thread.
What is your favourite opening lyric to a song?

I immediately thought of Valentine's
"The razor bites & the shriek subsides"

But it was a close call with "It doesn't matter if we all die" from One Hundred Years
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Nice topic! I would be split between "So messed up, I want you here" and "And yes I believe in what we had."
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Are You ready Steve, Andy, Mick... Well alright fellas
Well you must know something
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<Sniff> 25 whores in the room next door.

I still great opener for song and album.
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Although "It doesn't matter if we all die" cf Pista is a mighty close second.
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"You Suffer, but Why?"

(ok, TECHNICALLY speaking that is the whole song lyric, but it also makes it the opening line to the song...)

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Hard to beat "I'm an alligator..."
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EmmaPeelWannaBe wrote:Hard to beat "I'm an alligator..."
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Lay me down the long white line...

As well as

To the centre of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you...
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'Allo, I'm-a Giuseppe, I got-a something special-a for you, ready?
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paint it black wrote:'Allo, I'm-a Giuseppe, I got-a something special-a for you, ready?
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'I believe right now if I could I would swallow you whole'

is a good one
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OK, ready, let's do it.....
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Hands up, who wants to die?!?
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Randall Flagg wrote:OK, ready, let's do it.....
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million voices wrote: Are You ready Steve, Andy, Mick... Well alright fellas
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1-2-3-4

The live version obviously.
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Pat wrote:1-2-3-4

The live version obviously.
I also love Ramones. :lol:
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The first time I heard:

"Ass ass ass ass ass
Ass ass ass ass ass
Ass ass ass ass ass"

...that was also a winner for me...

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Oh, there are so many ... one that's clearly always suited me is:

It's a god-awful small affair ...
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