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Here are some intro's I feel are worthy of mention.

Led Zeppelins - "Ten Years Gone"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpCyRn-Z22o

I dont know if you call this an intro, its pretty long.
Still got me thrilled no matter what.

The first line tho
"Then, as it was, then again it will be
And though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea"

Hold on for the stronger riff to kick in
and march with Plant when he DELIVERS
"Kinda Make Me FeeEEL sometimes"

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The Beatles - "8 days a weeks"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXft-qB9A4s

Just TEEERIFFIC!
Intro is also the Outro.

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The White Stripes - "Red Rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBw3-D0-Ejc

Haunting.

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CCR's - "lookin' out my back door"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfI6a9QFtAA

Fogerty uses the intro "guitar percussive" for his modulation after the fourth verse into the solo
and, for the Outro.... A simple genius.

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Just a couple randoms i chose from a list of classics.

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I like this one!

One of my own:


My pocket full of silver

Is now a bag of heavy stones

And my happy jumping dancing days

Have been replaced by worried bones


EG





Here's one of mine:

With a slap to his face
He'd been burned with disgrace
And he feared then that he'd been replaced

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Here's a couple of my favorites:

 

Wild Rover (Traditional Irish)

I've been a wild rover for many a year,

And I spent all my money on whiskey and beer.

 

Louis Collins by Mississippi John Hurt

Mrs. Collins weep, Mrs. Collins moan

To see her son Louis leavin' home.

 

Thousands are Sailing by the Pogues

The island it is silent now

But the ghosts still haunt the waves

And the torch lights up a famished land

Who fortune could not save

 

He Went to Paris by Jimmy Buffett

He went to Paris lookin' for answers

To questions that bothered him so

He was impressive, young and aggressive

Savin' the world on his own

 

 

 

Here's a couple of my own I like a lot:

 

Severely indebted to the chip embedded in my brain.

A little confused but nicely infused with pills to kill the pain.

 

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When his boss came knocking for the company meeting

Jimmy knew right away what would come.

Fourteen years of his life spent working,

In just one day it was done.

 

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Come on and Google me baby.

Go ahead and ask Jeeves.

Type in the query:

"Eddy Boston please"

 

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The gypsy on the corner said, "Hey man, you want a flower?"

I said, "Who am I gonna give it to?"

He was begging me to buy it but I couldn't figure why it

Would be anything I'd ever use.

 

:wave:

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Thousands are Sailing
by the Pogues

The island it is silent now

But the ghosts still haunt the waves

And the torch lights up a famished land

Who fortune could not save

 

 

 

One of my very favorite Pogues songs. I remember driving up to my Irish-American uncle's funeral in Long Island, listening to this album in the car and getting kind of emotional.

 

"Thousands are sailing

Across the western ocean

To a land of opportunity

That some of them will never see

Fortune prevailing

Across the western ocean

Their bellies full

Their spirits free

Theyll break the chains of poverty

And theyll dance..."

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Cool thread. Some of my favorites (lyrically)

I am the anti-christ. - Sex Pistols
This line summed up the song, band, and arguably even a movement. Plus, it got the entire world in a tizzy. Best opening line ever, IMO.

Mama pajama rolled out of bed
or
When I think back to all the crap I learned in high school - Paul Simon

Can't decide which one I like better. Two great openers from one of the greatest songwriters ever.

I've been a bad, bad girl - Fiona Apple?
This line set up the song perfectly. Great delivery as well.

{censored} the police comin' straight from the underground
A young nigga got it bad cause I'm brown - NWA

Another line from song that's in your face right from the get go, and set a tone for a genre.

And for one intrumental, I love the opening to Killing in the Name. It's so simple, but it just grabs your attention immediately.

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Here's a couple of my own I like a lot:


Severely indebted to the chip embedded in my brain.

A little confused but nicely infused with pills to kill the pain.


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When his boss came knocking for the company meeting

Jimmy knew right away what would come.

Fourteen years of his life spent working,

In just one day it was done.


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Come on and Google me baby.

Go ahead and ask Jeeves.

Type in the query:

"Eddy Boston please"


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The gypsy on the corner said, "Hey man, you want a flower?"

I said, "Who am I gonna give it to?"

He was begging me to buy it but I couldn't figure why it

Would be anything I'd ever use.


:wave:



Quite striking. Vivid imagery and nice use of the language.

EG

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