Best starting lyrics to a song ever…

There are three candidates that I am aware of:

Oh, I could hide
‘neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings
The six o-clock alarm would never ring
But it rings, and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shavin’ razor’s cold, and it stings

Ah! I love the colourful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
Ah! I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air.

Living with you in my life
Is like feeling the whole world’s on my side
Putting a smile in the place
Where a tear used to run down my face
Feeling the sun on my head
Where a cloud used to follow instead
Singing a song in my heart
In a place where all my troubles depart

The songs shouldn’t be difficult to name, but I’d be interested in your votes…


3 Responses to “Best starting lyrics to a song ever…”

  1. Stevie C on November 19th, 2004 01:54

    Nice choices Mr H!

    My pick of the three would be Good Vibrations. Alternatively…

    “Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
    A time of innocence, a time of confidences.
    Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph.
    Preserve your memories; they’re all that’s left you.”
    Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel

    Bit of a cheat as these are the first, and indeed only, lyrics in the song. They are lovely though…

    Will send you a longer missive soon. America sounds brill, hope it’s all you expected and you haven’t got an arse the size of a Studebaker yet. Go easy on the sasparilla soda-pop.

    Take it easy,

    Stevie C

  2. Dan on November 21st, 2004 03:36

    Good to hear from you, Mr. C. I knew this post would raise comment from your good self, if no one else 🙂

    In all honesty, I think I’d go for the Monkees, myself, but it’s a close-run thing.

    Arse still in proportion with the rest of my body, thankfully, although I have a target weight of 420lb by next summer 🙂

  3. Joost on November 24th, 2004 06:43

    “There must be some way out of here said the joker to the thief”

    Great opening lyric by Robert Zimmerman.

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