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I just love it when something knocks me off my chair right from the start, like the first lines of a song, the first song off an album (the Wagon and Sameday comes to mind here), the open scene of a movie …
Dusted off Television’s Marquee Moon today (whoa, those guitar solos!) and Tom Verlaine got some great opening lines if you ask me, for example:

I remember
how the darkness doubled
I recall
lightning struck itself
I was listening
to the rain
I was hearing
something else
(Marquee Moon)

It was a tight toy night
streets so bright
The room was so thin
between my bones and skin
There stood another
who looked a little
to be face
to face
with a world
so alive
(Venus de Milo)