skip the intro and start the song
by Turtle Jones
Because this has already be a long day for some of us, we have decided to do something fun. We know hitting you with long stories in the morning has been pretty much the norm lately, we dont want to overwhelm anyone to much. Read as we really don't care about you but just want to have fun. So we are still looking for a few more writers for our vacation. I think we have six lined up but we still need a few more to keep up the pace of FTTW. Just gmail us at fttw10 and gmail dot com. We aren't being too picky, we just want writers who have a story to tell. No format. Just have fun.
This morning's post is something that will hurt your head. It did mine, but it's only six here so I can get away with that excuse. I think. This was inspired by a post michele saw at Waved Rumor.
This is about great opening verses. The first few lines off a song that drew you in and held you in. Something simple. The first ones that made you think this is a great song because it spoke to you. Or maybe you just thought they were cool words. We limited ourselves to a few lines and there was no limits on what the music would be like. It could be anything. I have no idea what Michele is doing, but I snagged some of the top of my head.
We want you guys in this one to come in and make us smack our heads and think, "Oh crap. We forgot that one?"
So here are ours.
Have fun with this and don't get too much of a headache thinking about it.
NoMeansNo - The River
"When I speak the words I repeat
The beginning of an awesome song. The way he asks this is what hooked me into the song right away.
"With just a touch of my burning hand
I don’t know. Just gotta love the chance to sing the lyrics “prime directive.”
TSOL - Code Blue
"I never got along with the girls at my school
I think this is self explanatory. No I’m not a necropheliac. Much. I just admire its honesty.
Lagwagon - Mr Coffee
"Morning has broken
My theme song. Really, I mutter it to myself every morning as I walk like a zombie into the kitchen, reaching for the coffee.
"a police car and a screaming siren
The Jam have a lot of great opening lines, but I just love the flow of this one and the story it tells. You can almost see the scene and hear the noises.
"I put my fist through the door
Meh. No comment.
"A little room on 7th street is getting cold
They always have lyrics that read like non sequiturs. Reminds me of poems I wrote while...on mescaline. -M
Down By Law - 1944
"Somewhere a pen is busy with hate tonight
Frustration and anger and frustration and anger and just a total bagging on a scene that bagged itself. No one was good enough. When you try your hardest and get shot down, it makes you do one of two things: quit or ignore them. It's up to you.
S.N.F.U. - Welcome To My Humble Life Of Disarray
"Seeing Sunday morning through bloodied eyes
This one is pretty easy. Just being fucked up on some floor wondering where your next gasp of air will come from. Making friends with a cat who has slept on your back all night while your body starts to recover from what you did the night before.
nomeansno - Real Love
"Real love is scary. You try to hide when it looks for you
Oh, like this is some big shock. You guys have to know by now that nomeansno is one of the most underated bands of all time. They are like a horror movie on acid everytime they sing. You want to look away but instead you watch and think to yourself "This is kinda cool."
Black Flag - Police Story
"This fucking city is run by pigs
Well that's just a hell of an intro and I really don't think I need to say much about it.
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
"Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
I hate you guys for doing this to me. Yes, I am looking at Michele and Kali. Ok. Great sad song that makes me happy. Damn you two.
So that was it. Short notice. Short first verses. Fast songs. Slow songs. Hell, don't even get me into Cyndi Laupers Time after Time or you will see a turtle cry. Cause it's so sad. Cyndi just wants to be accepted. She just wants to be loved. She will always be there but she has to leave. God, that's a sad song. Time after time.
Time after time.
Well, anyways. Feel free to make fun of my breakdown there and add your own to the mix.
What did we miss?
Time after time. Time after time.
I need a minute here.
What did we skip?
update. Yeah yeah yeah. Time after time was added. I hope you guys are happy now