1970s #1's by opening lyrics

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Opening lyricsTitleArtist
“L.A. proved too much for the man, so he's leavin' the life he's come to know”
“Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields;sold in a market down in New Orleans.”
“My child arrived just the other day, he came to the world in the usual way”
“I've been walking these streets so long, singin' the same old song. I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway”
“Some people call me the space cowboy; some call me the gangster of love “
“On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair, warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air”
“On the first part of the journey I was looking at all the life. There were plants and birds and rocks and thingss there was sand and hills and rings”
“Spring was never waiting for us, girll it ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance”
“She was black as the night; Louie he was whiter than white”
“I was tired of my lady, we'd been together too long. Like a worn-out recording of a favorite song”
“I'm coming home, I've done my time. Now I've got to know what is and is it mine.”
'Sometimes in our lives we all have pain; we all have sorrow but if we are wise we know that there's always tomorrow '
“Yeah, once I was a Boogie singer; Playin' in a Rock & Roll band “
“Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand; with an equal opportunity for all to sing, dance and clap their hands ”
“Jesus loves the little children, all the little children of the world”
“When you're weary - feeling small. When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all “
“Daddy was a cop, on the east side of Chicago. Back in the USA, back in the bad old days “
“So many nights I sit by my window, waiting for someone to sing me his song”
“Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin' for the trains, feelin' nearly faded as my jeans”
“Friday night and the lights are low, looking out for the place to go”
“I can see her lying back in her satin dress, in a room where you do what you don't confess “
“Stayed in bed all morning just to pass the time; there's something wrong here, there can be no denying”
“When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me speaking words of wisdom”
“There's a port on a western bay and it serves a hundred ships a day”
Opening lyricsTitleArtist
“The marching band came down along main street. The soldier blues fell in behind”
“A long long time ago. I can still remember how that music used to make me smile”
“No, I can't forget this evening or your face as you were leaving, but I guess that's just the way the story goes”
“I was a fool to ever leave your side, me minus you is such a lonely ride “
“I solve my problems and I see the light; We got a lovin' thing, we gotta feed it right”
“Goodbye to you my trusted friend, we've known each other since we were 9 or 10”
“Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man: no time to talk”
“I was born in the wagon of a travellin' show, my mama used to dance for the money they'd throw”
“I remember all my life, raining down as cold as ice.”
“Danger in the shape of somethin' wild, stranger dressed in black she's a hungry child”
“You fill up my senses like a night in a forest; like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain.
“He was on his way home from Candletop; been two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop”
“Hey kids, shake it loose together, The spotlight's hitting something that's been known to change the weather”
'I rode my bicycle past your window last night, I roller skated to your door at daylight”
“If you're thinkin' you're too cool to boogie, boy oh boy have I got news for you “
“Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew,; cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two”
“Jeremiah was a bullfrog, Was a good friend of mine”
“You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht”
“Cryin' on my pillow, lonely in my bed -- then I heard a voice beside me, and she softly said “
“Strumming my pain with his fingers. Singing my life with his words.”
“(Song Title) hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore”
“Love, soft as an easy chair; Love, fresh as the morning air “
“Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever, never seeing no one nice again like you,”
“At first I was afraid I was petrified, kept thinkin' I could never live without you by my side;”

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