Social Butterfly

Opening Line

Saw this online today and thought it would be interesting. What are some of your favorite or instantly recognizable opening lines. 
The Joker -Steve Miller.

Some people call me the space cowboy


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LA proved too much for the man

So he's leaving a life he's come to know


Midnight Train To Georgia:  Gladys & Pips

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Virgil Kane is my name

And I serve on the Danville train


The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down:  The Band

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"Turn it up...Somebody save your soul " cause you've been sinning in this city I know"  Hand Clap  Fit and the Tantrums

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You never give me your money

You only give me your funny paper

You never give me your money, Fab 4️⃣

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You walk into the room/With your pencil in your hand/You see somebody naked/And you say "Who is that man".


Ballad of a Thin Man:   Bob Dylan

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I don’t want to work

I want to bang on the drum all day

Bang the drum all day, Todd Rundgren 

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Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream

It is not dying, it is not dying


Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles 


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"In the Year 2525" - Zager & Evans


"In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today" 


Not so much science fiction as we thought back in the day.  Will put in the Last Lines too.

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You, with your words like knives 

And swords and weapons that you use against me

Mean, Taylor Swift

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On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair


Hotel California:  Eagles

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Climbing up on Solsbury Hill

I could see the city light

Wind was blowing, time stood still

Eagle flew out of the night


Solsbury Hill:  Peter Gabriel

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Sitting on a park bench

Eyeing little girls with bad intent


Aqualung:  Jethro Tull

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I want my

I want my MTV


Money For Nothing:  Dire Straits

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I wanna live, I wanna give


Heart Of Gold:  Neil Young

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I've got sunshine on a cloudy day


My Girl:  Temptations

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One soft infested summer

Me and Terry became friends


Backstreets:  Bruce

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American woman stay away from me:   Guess Who

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In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream


Born To Run:  Bruce

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The screen door slams....Thunder Road:  Bruce

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Well it's a marvelous night for a moondance..... Van Morrison

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At last my dreams come true

Today, he said I do

Friends said it couldn't be done

But all his love I know I've won

Cause third finger, left hand

That's where he placed the wedding band.


Third Finger, Left Hand:   Martha & Vandellas

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Hey little girl, you don’t have to hide nothin’

no more, you didn’t do nothin’ that hadn’t 

been done before

Little Girl, Syndicate of Sound


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"Gimme Three Steps" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

"I was cutting a rug
Down at place called The Jug
With a girl named Linda Lou
When in walked a man
With a gun in his hand
And he was looking for you know who"

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I feel depressed, I feel so bad

’Cause you’re the best girl that I’ve ever had

I can’t get your love, I can’t get a fraction

Oh little girl, psychotic reaction

Psychotic Reaction, Count Five

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"Bite your face to spite your nose, 17 and a half years old"

Girls  The 1975

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Once upon a time, you dressed so fine 

Threw the bums a dime in your prime

Didn’t you?


Like A Rolling Stone  -  Dylan


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I told you about Strawberry Fields

You know the place where nothing is real

Glass Onion, Fab 4️⃣

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I'm back on dry land once again
Opportunity awaits me like a rat in a drain
We're all hunting honey with money to burn
Just a short time to show you
The tricks that we've learned

Sweet Painted Lady-Elton John

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"Up On The Roof" - Drifters


"When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
And there the world below can't bother me"


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You’re the real tough cookie

with a long history

Hit me with your best shot, Pat Benetar 


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