Songs That Begin and End with the Same Line (Part One)

Ziggy played guitar

I just heard a new “Diner topic” on the Jukebox Diner with Lou Simon radio show on Sirius/XM. It was to come up with songs that open and close with the same exact line of lyric. I thought this sounded fun so I started coming up with some. There are a lot more that I would have ever thought so here we go.

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Vietnam War Protest Songs (Part One)

The whole world’s watching
The whole world’s watching
The whole world’s watching

The Vietnam War, a protracted conflict from 1955 to 1975, began for the United States as it escalated its involvement in the early 1960s, following the Gulf of Tonkin incident[1] in 1964. Over 58,000 U.S. military personnel lost their lives in the war, with hundreds of thousands more wounded.

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Covers – America

She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy, I said “Be careful, his bowtie is really a camera”

“America” is a song by Simon & Garfunkel, the iconic folk rock duo consisting of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It’s featured as the centerpiece track on their fourth studio album, “Bookends,” which was released in 1968.

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My Favorite Albums – Relayer – Yes

Soon, oh soon the light,
Pass within and soothe this endless night
And wait here for you, Our reason to be here.

Relayer was the first Yes album I owned. I took it to high school and we enjoyed it there in Mr. Thomas’ Social Studies office where I was an aide. I’m not 100% sure but I believe the album art attracted me to the purchase. It is artwork by Roger Dean who drew many Yes covers and the “Yes” logo itself. I have inducted Yes into my Music Hall of Fame.

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Yes – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

We are Yes

My first inductee of 2022 is the English progressive rock band Yes. They are known for their extended compositions and virtuoso musicianship. They are certainly one of the founding members of the progressive rock genre.

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Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe – Live 1989

An Evening of Yes Music Plus is a recording of the group’s concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, on September 9, 1989 that was originally broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio program.

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