The gross majority of the time a SyntaxError which points to an uninteresting line means there is an issue on the line before it (in this example, it's a missing parenthesis):
def my_print(): x = (1 + 1 print(x)
File "<input>", line 3 print(x) ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax
The most common reason for this issue is mismatched parentheses/brackets, as the example shows.
There is one major caveat for print statements in Python 3:
>>> print "hello world" File "<stdin>", line 1 print "hello world" ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax
print() function, so you want:
print("hello world") # Note this is valid for both Py2 & Py3