Katie Melua is definitely cheering up my days at the moment. When I’m listening to the radio and her single comes on, it makes me laugh. There’s something about the opening lyrics:
There are nine million bicycles in Beijing
That’s a fact
It’s a thing ….”
that just induces laughter. I can’t decide whether, as a piece of lyrical writing, it’s brilliant or terrible BUT it does make me laugh 🙂 If you haven’t heard it then you can watch/hear it here.
Anyone else think of some REALLY terrible opening lines to a song? I reckon this could be great fun on a youth residential …. everyone finds and reads out a BAD opening line(s) and also people would have to guess the genre it belongs to (it could then be played if anyone had it on an I-pod with them). But get the ball rolling now with some examples eh ….
(As an aside, the population stats for Beijing are 7.73 million which means that every bod there owns an average of 1.15 bicycles! That would have been interesting for Katie Melua to have woven into the song)