Unusual First Lines
Songwriters are always looking for creative ways to make a song memorable. Second only to a memorable title is a memorable opening line, and Southern Gospel has quite a few memorable opening lines. These four particularly stand out:
- “Bring me my books and my overcoat”
- “I can’t bear to stay in this house alone”
- “Somethin’s happenin’, folks are going crazy”
- “War is on the front page”
So, just for fun … how fast can you all name the songs that begin with these memorable lines?
And what are some of the other most unusual first lines in Southern Gospel?