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Nov 17, 2011, 9:50pm Top

First, the rules:

a) Rules will be posted in the first message of the thread.
b) Revisions to the rules will be generally agreed upon by whoever is actively playing the game at the time, and updated in this by whoever posted the first message (in this case, moi).
c) The person who posts the Challenge is heretoforafter known as the Challenger.
d) Everyone else is a Respondent.
e) "Weekend" begins 4 PM (LT-Time) on Friday afternoons (unless it's a holiday, in which case - Thursday afternoon), and ends 8 AM Monday morning (unless ~that~ is a holiday, so Tuesday, then).

Game Rules:
1) The Challenger must post as much of a set of contiguous lyrics as necessary to allow Respondents a reasonable chance of determining the name of the song. Finding them on a web site somewhere in order to ensure an accurate Challenge is okey dokey.
2) If the name of the song is in the lyrics , substitute (Song Title) in its place.
3) Any variation to what is required of the Respondent should be mentioned at this time.
4) It is considered Poor Sportsmanship for a Respondent to use the Internet Machine to search for the lyrics to a Challenge. A foxing of your most cherished books is still inadequate punishment to wish upon such ne'er-do-wells.
5) Unless otherwise specified, the Respondent is to answer with the title of the song, and the name of the original songwriter or band that recorded it. Other chit-chat is fine, but first things first, okay?
6) If only the Title, but not the Writer/Band is correct, the first Respondent with the correct Title "wins", under the discretion of the Challenger.
7) If there are no responses within 24 hours (48 on weekends), the Challenger may divulge the answer, and post another challenge.
8) If the Challenger has not acknowledged the first Respondent within 24 hours (48 on weekends, the MOST RECENT Respondent may declare the Challenge comatose and post a Challenge of his/her own.
9) If that person does not post a Challenge within 24 hours (48 on weekends), then the Respondent prior to the now-MIA Challenger may post a challenge.
10) NO ONE may start a second Challenge while one is outstanding, unless the thread has been dormant for an entire WEEK.
11) It is okay to say that you are not fond of a particular artist or genre of music. However IT IS A FLAGABLE OFFENSE to so much as imply that anyone who might enjoy said artist/genre is somehow lacking in worth or respect. If one wishes to do so in a joking manner, an appropriate emoticon should be included at the end of the statement.

Nov 17, 2011, 9:51pm Top

Now, some lyrics:

And when the sun comes up, I'll be on top
You'll be right down there, lookin up
And I might wave, come up here
But I don't see you wavin' now
I'm way down here, wonderin' how
I'm gonna get you, but I know now
I'll just cry...

Nov 18, 2011, 2:10am Top

"96 Tears"
by ? and the Mysterians

Nov 18, 2011, 10:00am Top

That's it. You're up.

Nov 18, 2011, 4:59pm Top

The sirens are snaking their
Way up the hill.
It's last call somewhere in
The world.
The reptiles blend in with the
Color of the street.
Life is sweet at the edge
Of a razor,
And down in the front row of
An old picture show
The old man is asleep
As the credits start to roll.

Nov 20, 2011, 6:51pm Top

It's been over 48 hours, so per the rules, I'll do another one.
That one is "How's It Gonna End" by Tom Waits.

A smile from your lips
Brings the summer sunshine.
The tears from your eyes bring the rain.
I feel your touch,
Your warm embrace,
And I'm in heaven again.

Nov 20, 2011, 11:31pm Top

I like Tom Waits, but haven't listened enough to know lyrics--except his newer one "Bad As Me," love that song. I think I know him more for movies than music though. He's surprisingly been in a bunch (Wristcutters: A Love Story, Mystery Men, Domino, Dracula, Outsiders, I know there's more but that's what I remember on the top of my head).

Don't know these lyrics either.

Nov 21, 2011, 1:38pm Top

That's "My Special Angel"

I guess Bobby Helms's version is the most popular although I had probably heard it from a ton of people...

Edited: Nov 21, 2011, 5:08pm Top

Right, AnnieM. I like his version better, but it's nice by the Vogues and others. Edit: I think he did it first.

Take it away!

Nov 21, 2011, 5:26pm Top

OK, this had been stuck in my head for the whole weekend:

How the breeze ruffled up her hair
How we always laughed as though tomorrow wasn't there
We were young and didn't have a care
Where did it go?

Nov 21, 2011, 6:52pm Top

You can probably guess that I know that one, but I'll let somebody else have it. Need to let more people play.

Nov 21, 2011, 7:04pm Top

>11 Boobalack:
Sometimes I am going off for a few days simply to give people a chance to play... does not work very well most of the time but oh well.. And yeah - I suspect that most of the regulars in the game will get that one... :)

Nov 21, 2011, 7:07pm Top

Not me.

Nov 21, 2011, 9:24pm Top

Once upon a Time. Many versions including Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin.

Nov 21, 2011, 10:41pm Top

:) Yep. All yours Jim.

Edited: Nov 22, 2011, 3:58pm Top

Well if I had my choice of matter
I would rather be with cats
All engrossed in mental chatter
Moving where our minds are at
And relating to each other
Just how strong our wills can be
Resisting all involvement
With each groovy chick we see

ETA: I'm heading out for a trip with no internet access, so if nobody has gotten this one by morning, someone else please provide another lyric. Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating!

Nov 22, 2011, 6:02pm Top

"I'm a Man"
by Chicago and others.

I know that's right so here are new lyrics.

Just one more morning
I had to wake up with the blues.
Pulled myself out of bed, yeah.
Put on my walking shoes.
Climbed up on the hilltop, baby,
To see what I could see.
The whole world was falling down, babe,
Right down in front of me.

Nov 22, 2011, 8:06pm Top

// I'm a Man was written by Steve Winwood when he played keyboards and did most of the vocals for the Spencer Davis Group. I seem to recall he was seventeen at the time he wrote it. All three of the garage bands I played drums in covered that tune, and I really like Chicago's cover of it. //

Nov 23, 2011, 3:30am Top

Is this Molly Hatchett? "Dreams I'll never see" from the first album (and having a group of guys singing under this name made me wonder if the radio guy that was announcing the song was drunk back in the days. Funnily enough the song was in a show called "Stars from Yesterday" or something like that...)

Nov 23, 2011, 5:46pm Top

You got it, but it's Hatchet with one t. I don't know a lot of background, so I learn something here from several people.

Nov 23, 2011, 5:53pm Top

I will play the "English is not even written with the same letters as my language" card :) Seriously though - oops. Always thought it is 2 t's. :)

Something that used to be quite popular (at least where I lived):

Lay a whisper on my pillow,
leave the winter on the ground.
I wake up lonely, there's air of silence
in the bedroom and all around.

Touch me now, I close my eyes and dream away.

PS: Happy Turkey day tomorrow to everyone that is in USA :)

Nov 24, 2011, 1:14am Top

//Thanks, AnnieMod.
I used to think it was with two ts, until Molly Hatchet came along. We have some folks here who spell their last name with two.//

Nov 24, 2011, 2:14am Top

Got one, for the first time in ages! That's 'It Must Have Been Love' by Roxette...

Nov 24, 2011, 2:20am Top

>23 BuffaloPhil:

Right you are. All yours.

Nov 24, 2011, 5:26pm Top

Mister Sifter sold me songs
When I was just sixteen
Now he stops at traffic lights
But only when they're green

Nov 26, 2011, 11:13pm Top

That's Shakermaker - Oasis.

Nov 27, 2011, 4:49am Top

Correctamundo - back to you Annie.

Nov 27, 2011, 8:27pm Top

It is actually surprising - I cannot stand Oasis -- but they used to be quite popular in the few radio shows I was listening so some of their lyrics stuck I guess...


I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope I'll be your love
Be everything that you need
I'll love you more with every breath

Nov 27, 2011, 8:37pm Top

Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

Nov 27, 2011, 8:41pm Top

Dang - that was fast.

All yours:)

Nov 27, 2011, 10:22pm Top

Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
I walk the corner to the rubble that used to be a library line
up to the mind cemetery now
What we don't know keeps the contracts alive an movin'
They don't gotta burn the books they just remove 'em
While arms warehouses fill as quick as the cells
They rally round the family! With pockets full of shells!

Nov 28, 2011, 11:34am Top

That's "Rage Against The Machine" - that much I am sure about.
Which is the song though - not so sure so by elimination of the names I know and lyrics I can connect to them - "Bulls on Parade" maybe?

Nov 28, 2011, 7:56pm Top

Correct! Back to you.

Nov 29, 2011, 12:57am Top

It still feels like our first night together
Feels like the first kiss
It's getting better baby
No one can better this
Still holding on
You're still the one

Nov 29, 2011, 4:07pm Top

Forgive Me by Bryan Adams?

Nov 29, 2011, 4:20pm Top

Yep. All yours.

Nov 29, 2011, 8:20pm Top

They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam
It really brought him down because he couldn't jam
The captain seemed to understand
Because the next day the cap' went out and drafted a band
And now the company jumps when he plays reveille...

Nov 29, 2011, 10:10pm Top

He's the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B by the Andrews Sisters and much later by the Divine Miss B.

Nov 30, 2011, 8:13am Top

yes indeedy. Over to you.

Nov 30, 2011, 12:32pm Top

Pulling out the papers from the drawers that slide smooth
Tugging at the darkness, word upon word
Confessing all the secret things in the warm velvet box
To the priest - he's the doctor, he can handle the shocks
Dreaming of the tenderness-the tremble in the hips
Of kissing Mary's lips

Dec 1, 2011, 7:50pm Top

Hmmm.... okay, that was Mercy Street by Peter Gabriel. I'm more familiar of Richard Shindell's cover of it, though.
Try this one:

Maybe somewhere down the road a way, (at the {title})
You'll think of me and wonder where I am these days, (at the {title})
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays, (at the {title})
Purple Haze

Dec 2, 2011, 11:23am Top

Got that from the library a short while back, I think. Traveling Wilburys, End of the Line?

Dec 2, 2011, 11:49am Top

Yupper; Your turn, Jim.

Dec 2, 2011, 2:49pm Top

Well, its' too bad
And it's too sad,
That I'm in love with you.
Well, you love me
And then you snub me,
But what can I do? I'm still in love with you.

Dec 2, 2011, 6:50pm Top

"Since I Fell For You"
by Lenny Welch

One line says "You made me leave my happy home." I call Bat Manure. If if was so happy, he wouldn't have left. Just sayin'.

Dec 2, 2011, 9:23pm Top

No argument here! Over to you.

Dec 3, 2011, 3:31am Top

For the hours I've spent here with you
Are like words from a poet's pen --
Words like love, and truth, and goodness
Words like till death us do part.
I will never love another.
Take my heart, take my heart, take my heart.

Dec 3, 2011, 10:59pm Top

That's Jerry Wallace...
"If you leave me tonight, I'll cry" was the name of the song I believe.

Dec 4, 2011, 2:07am Top


Dec 5, 2011, 12:00pm Top

Maybe it's intuition
But some things you just don't question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I've found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

Dec 7, 2011, 7:02pm Top

"I knew I loved you" - Savage Garden


Hitchin' on a twilight train
Ain't nothin' here that I care to take along
Maybe a song
To sing when I want
Don't need to say please to no man for a happy tune

Dec 7, 2011, 7:16pm Top

"Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond

Dec 7, 2011, 7:22pm Top

Yep. All yours

Dec 8, 2011, 2:44am Top

Unemployment said I got no more checks,
And they showed me to the hall.
My brother died in georgia some time ago.
I got no one left to call.
Summer wasn’t bad below the bridge -
A little short on food that’s all.
Now I gotta get {title} some kind of coat.
We’re headed down into fall.

I do believe this is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard.

Dec 9, 2011, 6:23pm Top

Towns Van Zandte's "Marie"? (and I probably mangled the artist name - had never seen it written I think

Dec 9, 2011, 6:50pm Top

Right-o! That's close. Townes Van Zandt -- It is an unusual name, after all. ;-}

Dec 11, 2011, 3:35am Top

Ugh. Forgot to post lyrics. Sorry everyone :)

Well I guess it would be nice
If I could touch your body
I know not everybody
Has got a body like you

But I've got to think twice
Before I give my heart away
And I know all the games you play
Because I play them too

Dec 11, 2011, 5:45pm Top

George Michael - Faith.

Dec 11, 2011, 6:08pm Top

Yep. All yours

Dec 12, 2011, 6:25am Top

She said, 'There is no reason
and the truth is plain to see.'
But I wandered through my playing cards
and would not let her be
one of sixteen vestal virgins
who were leaving for the coast
and although my eyes were open
they might have just as well've been closed

Dec 12, 2011, 8:48am Top

Ah, the classics. Procol Harum, A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Dec 13, 2011, 2:16am Top

Yes indeedy, over to you Jim.

Dec 13, 2011, 10:06pm Top

let's try this one that I heard last night...

Did your dreams die young
Were they too hard won
Did you reach too high and fall
And there is no rest
For the ones God blessed
And he blessed you best of all

Dec 14, 2011, 9:39pm Top

No takers, eh? That was Richard Thompson's King of Bohemia. Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy do a nice version. Let's try another:

Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share

Dec 15, 2011, 10:01pm Top

That was Instant Karma, by John somebody or other. Let's try onbe more:

Well, I met a girl in Hollywood
I ain't naming names.
She really worked me over good
She was just like Jesse James.
She really worked me over good
She was a credit to her gender.
She put me through some changes, Lord
Sort of like a Waring blender

Dec 16, 2011, 1:47am Top

Umm, something like Oh, Poor Simple Me? Linda Ronsdadt, and several others covered it.

Dec 16, 2011, 9:58am Top

Close enough. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me. Warren Zevon wrote and recorded it, but Ronstadt's version is better known. Take it away.

Dec 17, 2011, 5:12pm Top

Sorry for not posting sooner...

Hey girls, gather round
Listen to what I'm putting down

Dec 17, 2011, 5:37pm Top

Handyman, James Taylor?

Dec 18, 2011, 11:17pm Top

Yes, it is.

Sorry for the delay. My computer got hit by some malware yesterday afternoon, and I've just recently have been able to get things back in order.
I'm almost afraid to see what my email looks like now.

Dec 19, 2011, 12:09am Top

Hope there's no permanent damage...

Here's a new one:

"Then we'll spit on Ronnie Arnold and flip him the bird
And slash the tires on the school bus, now don't say a word
I'll take a rusty nail and scratch your initials in my arm
And I'll show you how to sneak up on the roof of the drugstore
I'll take the spokes from your wheelchair and a magpie's wings
And I'll tie 'em to your shoulders and your feet
I'll steal a hacksaw from my dad and cut the braces off your legs
And we'll bury them tonight out in the cornfield
Just put a church key in your pocket, we'll hop that freight train in the hall
We'll slide all the way down the drain to New Orleans in the fall"

Dec 19, 2011, 2:51am Top

"Kentucky Avenue" by Tom Waits (or is it Waites?) I think it's John Waites and Tom Waits. Oh, well.

That's such a sad song. :-{

Dec 19, 2011, 9:14am Top

Yes, Tom Waits. One of my favorite songs.... Over to you.

Dec 19, 2011, 9:19pm Top

There's a tear in your eye,
And I'm wondering why
For it never should be there at all.
With such power in your smile,
Sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a teardrop should fall.
When your sweet lilting laughter's like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be,
You should laugh all the while and all other times smile
And now smile a smile for me.

Dec 19, 2011, 10:01pm Top

Hee hee. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. I've heard Frank Patterson and John McCormack sing it, along with a lot of other popular versions.

Dec 20, 2011, 12:47am Top

Yep. It's beautiful no matter who sings it. I like John McDermott, too. I think about 1,794 artists have recorded it.

Dec 20, 2011, 9:53am Top

Here am I floating 'round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do.

Dec 20, 2011, 11:44am Top

Rocket Man by Elton John

Dec 20, 2011, 1:07pm Top

Don't think so, that's Space Oddity by David Bowie - easy to mix those two up with their similar themes!

Dec 20, 2011, 2:42pm Top

Phil is right, although Sheila's guess certainly made sense. Take it away!

Dec 21, 2011, 2:50am Top

Mary Bradley waits at home,
In the nuclear fallout zone.
Wish I could be dancing now,
In the arms of the girl I love.

Dec 23, 2011, 4:03am Top

No takers? That was from Stop The Cavalry by Jonah Lewie.

This one should be easier :

You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas yer arse
I pray God it's our last!

Dec 23, 2011, 3:10pm Top

Ah, this is my favorite Chrismas song, ever.

"Fairytale of New York", the Pogues.

Dec 24, 2011, 6:49am Top

Yep, featuring the late lamented Kirsty MacColl.

All yours eireannach!

Dec 24, 2011, 11:27am Top

Far away from London Town and the rain
It's really very nice to be home again.
Mary Jane met the Coconut Airplane.
Now I know she loves me so.

Dec 26, 2011, 11:18am Top

No takers... That was Barbados, by Typically Tropical, from 1975...

Here's another:

And did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

Dec 26, 2011, 3:32pm Top

Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"
In 9th grade we made a claymation movie to it for art class. One of the funnest things we did and simultaneously the most tedious.

Dec 26, 2011, 6:22pm Top

That's it - take it away!

Dec 26, 2011, 7:01pm Top

Heard this one mashed with Michael Jackson while shopping today. . .

Glitter on the west streets
Silver over everything
The rivers all wet
You’re all chrome

Dripping with alchemy
Shiver stop shivering
The glitter’s all wet
You’re all chrome

Dec 27, 2011, 1:22pm Top

"Heads Will Roll"? Yeah Yeah Yeahs if I am not wrong

Dec 27, 2011, 5:18pm Top

Yep! All yours :)

Dec 28, 2011, 2:26pm Top

You're just a heartache in disguise
Won't you keep my heart from breakin'
If it's only for a very short time

Dec 28, 2011, 8:16pm Top

Is that Juice? Playing with the Queen of Hearts?

Dec 28, 2011, 8:17pm Top

Yep. All yours :)

Dec 28, 2011, 8:39pm Top

When I look into your eyes
A reflection of a face I see.
I'm hurt, downhearted, and worried, girl,
'Cause that face doesn't belong to me.

Dec 29, 2011, 2:08am Top

"I'm Losing You" by The Temptations

Dec 29, 2011, 8:50am Top

absotively posilutely!

Dec 29, 2011, 5:29pm Top


The sky's a blackboard high above you.
If a shooting star goes by,
I'll use that star to write I love you
A thousand times across the sky.

Dec 31, 2011, 3:32am Top

That is "Teach Me Tonight" by about a gazillion artists. I like it best by The De Castro Sisters.

Here I am all alone --
Staring down,down, down at the telephone.
I know you hear me.
I feel you near me.
I need you to help me.
Please, please tell me
Who I'm gonna call on Sunday?
Who I'm gonna pour my heart out to?
Who I'm gonna call on Sunday
Now that heaven has called on you?

Dec 31, 2011, 3:35am Top

That's Johnny Reid. "Tell me Margaret" maybe?

For someone that almost never listens to country, I seem to recognize a lot of these songs...

PS: Happy New Year everyone! Should be already 2012 or close to it where time begins (Far East, the Aussies and so on)

Dec 31, 2011, 3:39am Top

Yes'm. He wrote that song in honor of his grandmother. I know what you mean about country music, but his voice just gets to me. Le sigh. Especially "Dance With Me."

Happy New year to you, too. It's very early Saturday morning where I am. Really the middle of the night.

Dec 31, 2011, 3:44am Top

It is 1:40 am where I am. I still call it Friday night. :)

Naah - I just don't listen to country a lot - it's just that their texts seem to take residence in my head even after I hear them once. Oh well.


And us kids got to thinking how really blessed we were
At least we were all healthy and best of all we had her
Roy cut down a pigapple tree and we drug it home Jack and me
Daddy killed a squirrel and Louise made the bread
Reba decorated the tree with popcorn strings before we went to bed

Edited: Dec 31, 2011, 9:12pm Top

Christmas as we knew it, Johnny Cash (my dad sang this - thanks for the memory!)
hope I'm not jumping the gun, AnnieMod, couldn't resist this New Year's song . . .


What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
Time Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true

Happy 2012, everyone!!

Dec 31, 2011, 10:21pm Top

Hey There, Delilah by the Plain White Ts

Jan 1, 2012, 6:13pm Top

Okay, well I know I got it right (just played it on the guitar), so...

I've been walking the streets tonight
Just trying to get it right
It's hard to see with so many around
you know I don't like being stuck in a crowd
And the streets don't change but maybe the name
I ain't got time for the game
Cause I need you
Yeah Yeah cause I need you
Uh I need you
Woh I need you
Uhh this time

Jan 1, 2012, 6:31pm Top

"Patience" or "I Need a Little Patience" or something like that
by Guns 'n Roses

Jan 1, 2012, 8:54pm Top

Patience, it is!

Edited: Jan 2, 2012, 2:21am Top

//I could use a little of that.//

\All the laughter and the tear drops,
The sunshine and the rain --
I would re-live every moment dear
If I could bring them all back again.
And now my love, the time has come
To send you on your way.
So I wish you well and happiness
And the blessings of this day,
And I hope the love I've given you will forever be your guide.

Jan 2, 2012, 9:53pm Top

That one is "A Song For My Daughter" by Marc Cohn.

Whoever pops in next, please post lyrics. Thanks.

Jan 2, 2012, 11:18pm Top

I'll do it....

A breathless drive on a downtown street,
A motor-bike ride in the midday heat,
The dust that hung from the desert skies,
Run though we'd run it still burned our eyes,

Oh yes we may walk on the wild wild side of life,
And our movements traced by a stranger close by your side,
And in the shadows of a promise you can take my hand,
And show me a way to understand.

Jan 3, 2012, 1:43am Top

"If You Think You Know How to Love Me"? by Smokie I think... one of the early albums - before the last name change maybe

Jan 3, 2012, 12:22pm Top

Correct ! Smokey.
Over to you...

Jan 4, 2012, 10:40am Top

Remember the day I set you free
I told you you could always count on me
From that day on, I made a vow,
I'll be there when you want me,
Some way, some how.

Jan 4, 2012, 6:43pm Top

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
by Marvin Gaye and others

Jan 5, 2012, 10:39am Top

Yep. All yours

Jan 5, 2012, 6:21pm Top


Inside the heartache of a fool
You'll learn things they don't teach in school,
And lessons there can be real cruel
Inside the heartache of a fool.

Hollow lies, they make a thin disguise
As little drops of truth fall from your eyes.

Hollow lies, they make a thin disguise
As little drops of truth fall from your eyes.

Inside a memory from the past
Lives every love that didn't last,
And sweet dreams can start to fade real fast
Inside a memory from the past.

Jan 6, 2012, 7:18pm Top

That one is "Inside the Pocket of a Clown" by Raul Malo.

Here's another one.

Lovers take their vows,
Many times I've wondered how they
Say those words so easily.
Did that happiness hide their loneliness
With the things I couldn't see?
I may never understand
What would make a man
Think he found the one he needs,
But I don't question why.
I just believe that I
Found a love that's meant to be.

Jan 7, 2012, 2:15am Top

Lucky One?
By the guy that used to be the main singer in The Mavericks- cannot remember the name.

Jan 7, 2012, 2:39am Top

Same as the previous one -- Raul Maol. I love his voice!

Jan 7, 2012, 2:43am Top

I know the voice... I am not sure I ever knew the name :)


Thanks for the times
That you've given me
The memories are all in my mind
And now that we've come
To the end of our rainbow
There's something
I must say out loud

Jan 7, 2012, 11:51am Top

Three Times a Lady by Lional Richie. When he was a Commodore, I think.

Jan 7, 2012, 7:01pm Top

//AnnieMod, his last name is Malo. Sorry for the typo.//

Jan 8, 2012, 1:51am Top

>121 Jim53:
Yep. All yours.

>122 Boobalack:
Looked it up after I posted my lyrics :) Typos are something normal.

Jan 8, 2012, 11:46am Top

The fruits of love grow all around
But for me they come a tumblin' down.
Every day heartaches grow a little stronger,
I can't stand this pain much longer.
I walk in shadows, searching for light.
Cold and alone, no comfort in sight.
Hoping and praying for someone to care,
Always moving and goin' nowhere.

Jan 8, 2012, 5:46pm Top

"What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"
by Paul Young

Jan 8, 2012, 6:02pm Top

Yep. I was thinking of Jimmy Ruffin, but that's the right song.

Jan 8, 2012, 7:32pm Top

I never heard of him but Googled and found a video. Liked it.

Once I had a love, and it was divine.
Soon found out I was losin' my mind.
It seemed like the real thing, but I was so blind --
Much of mistrust, love's gone behind.

In between
What I find is pleasing, and I'm feelin' fine.
Love is so confusing. There's no peace of mind.
If I fear I'm losin' you it's just no good.--
You teasing like you do.

Jan 8, 2012, 8:13pm Top

Heart of Glass - Blondie (redone by Skye Sweetnam; pretty awesome)

Jan 8, 2012, 11:48pm Top

You got it. I'm old so never heard of Skhye Sweetnam. ;-}

Jan 9, 2012, 2:08pm Top

haha ok here's one:

You cost more than he wanted to lose
And with this ring I said I do
Promised to never do what I've done
I've lied to someone

Jan 10, 2012, 3:15pm Top

no one? that was Dear Diamond - Miranda Lambert.


My grandpa sais to me "grandson sit down we need to talk
In life there may be times when it gets hard to talk the walk
Its easier to take the path that most have traveled on
But then again sometimes to do whats right we must walk alone"

Jan 10, 2012, 4:12pm Top

Is that "Lonely Road" by Red Jumpsuit?

Jan 10, 2012, 8:01pm Top

//Hi, TF. Haven't seen you in here lately. Everything okay?//

Jan 11, 2012, 12:27pm Top

Yeah, just been really busy, and somehow got lost when they moved it to another thread.

Would it be a horrible joke to say that I "lost the thread" to this Name that Tune post? LOL!

Anyway, I think I got this last one. Once I find out if I'm right, I think I have some idea what I will post next.

Jan 11, 2012, 1:23pm Top

// "lost the thread" -- good one. ;-) //

Jan 11, 2012, 6:29pm Top

//Glad you're okay.//

Jan 11, 2012, 7:08pm Top

Hey TF. It's been over 24hrs, I'm going to verify for Monkeyreader. It's definitely Lonely Road by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. I even double checked for you :)

Jan 11, 2012, 10:15pm Top

Ok, let's try this one:

I wanna roll with him a hard pair we will be
A little gambling is fun when you're with me, I love it
Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it's love if it's not rough it isn't fun, fun

Jan 11, 2012, 10:27pm Top

Lady Gaga, "Pokerface"

Jan 11, 2012, 10:29pm Top

GOT SO BUSY! Yes totally right :)

Jan 11, 2012, 10:52pm Top

Can't name my, can't name my
no she can't name my Librarything Tune
(She's got to be crazy)
Can't name my, can't name my
no she can't name by Librarything Tune
(She's got to be crazy)

No, seriously, katelisim got it, it's "Pokerface" by Lady Gaga, and for those that don't know the song, the refrain really goes:

Can't read my, can't read my
no he can't read my poker face
(She's got to love nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
no he can't read my poker face
(She's got to love nobody)

Take it away katelisim!

Jan 12, 2012, 12:11am Top

Let's try this one that's been stuck in my head ALL week

When you walk among the trees
Listening to the leaves
The further I go the less I know
The less I know

Where will you run?
Where will you hide?
Lullabies to paralyze

Fat and soft, pink and weak
Foot and thigh, tongue and cheek
You know I'm told to swallow you whole
Skin and bone
Cutting boards and hanging hooks
Bloody knives, cooking books
Promising you won't feel a thing
at all

Jan 12, 2012, 12:24am Top

So you had to go and stick it in my head...;)

That's "Queens of the Stone Age" with a tone of extra musician on all types of instruments - singing "Mosquito Song"

Jan 12, 2012, 1:29am Top

Yep! Enjoy the stuckage >:}

All yours.

Edited: Jan 12, 2012, 2:42am Top

Here is the one that had been stuck in my head for a while:

"One dream, one soul, one prize
One goal, one golden glance of what should be"

Jan 12, 2012, 9:23am Top

Freddy! Kind of Magic?

Jan 12, 2012, 11:45am Top

But of course. Thus the only 2 lines -- the next one is "It's a kind of a magic".

All yours Jim.

Jan 12, 2012, 12:03pm Top

Now there's one thing in the whole wide world
I sure would like to see
That's when that little love of mine
Dips her doughnut in my tea

Jan 12, 2012, 12:05pm Top

Up On Cripple Creek by um, the Band?

Jan 12, 2012, 12:12pm Top

Yep. What took you so long?

Jan 13, 2012, 10:23am Top

Slow typist :-).

So don't you dare and try to walk away
I've got my heart set on our wedding day
I've got this vision of a girl in white
Made my decision that it's you allright
And when I take your hand
I'll watch my heart set sail
I'll take my trembling fingers

Jan 13, 2012, 10:59am Top

Marc Cohn - "True Companion"?

Did he have on his blue suede shoes when he sung this? LOL!

Jan 13, 2012, 12:52pm Top

Correct. Over to you.

Edited: Jan 13, 2012, 1:39pm Top

We'll stay in the same time period:

Now I tell you openly
You have my heart so don't hurt me
You're what I couldn't find

Totally amazing mind
So understanding and so kind
You're everything to me

Jan 13, 2012, 2:59pm Top

The tune keeps going though my head. However, not enough to get me the title, much less the artist...

Jan 13, 2012, 3:03pm Top

You Have me Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Cranberries

Jan 13, 2012, 3:43pm Top

Nope, not right.

"You have me wrapped around your finger" is a line from "Linger", another song on the same album as this one.

The artist is right, if that helps in figuring it out.

Edited: Jan 13, 2012, 6:20pm Top

I know but won't say, as I don't want to step on SGR's toes. She was on the right track! If she doesn't come up with it before the end of the day, I'll post it. :-}

Jan 14, 2012, 1:03am Top


Jan 15, 2012, 2:46am Top

I know that is the right answer, so here are the next lyrics.

Goodbye momma.
Goodbye to you too pa.
Little sister you'll have to wait a while to come along.
Goodybye to this house and all it's memories.
We just got too old to say we're wrong.
Got to make one last trip to my bedroom.
Guess I'll have to leave some stuff behind.
It's funny how the same old crooked pictures
Just don't seem the same to me tonight.

Jan 15, 2012, 12:37pm Top

Child's Song by (or at least covered by) Tom Rush

Jan 15, 2012, 6:56pm Top

Yes. I've never heard it by anyone else, though he didn't write it.
Take it away!

Jan 16, 2012, 12:33am Top

Tom's a fine performer, and probably one of the nicest of the 'Folkies" I've ever met. He remembered me from a previous time he had been playing in Austin.

Try this one:
My lover comes to me with a rose on her bosom
The moon's dancin' purple all through her black hair
And a ladies-in-waiting she stands 'neath my window
And the sun will rise soon on the false and the fair
Singin' too - ra - loo - ra - li

Jan 16, 2012, 2:58am Top

I posted one by the guy who sings that ^ one a month or so ago!

Jan 16, 2012, 3:02am Top

>164 Boobalack: You certainly did -- and I think I finally learned how to spell the name back then. :)

Jan 16, 2012, 6:58pm Top


Jan 18, 2012, 9:58pm Top

Well, okay then... Within two and a half hours, two people respond in an an affirmative, knowing manner, and then nothing!

That was Our Mother, the Mountain by Townes Van Zandt.

Try this one:
{redacted}, I need somebody
{redacted}, not just anybody
{redacted}, you know I need someone, {redacted}

Jan 18, 2012, 10:57pm Top

Mr. House, I knew the artist but not the song title.

"Help!" by the Beatles -- you took pity on us, right? ;-}

Jan 18, 2012, 11:09pm Top

Since I know that's right, here are more lyrics.

She imagined love to be grand --
Me holdin' her hand, and
Whisperin' sweet things, and
Cooin' softly like a song bird.

Then one mornin' she came to me
With a tear in her eye,
And a sigh on her breath,
And Lord she said
"Hon, I'm heavy with child."

Jan 18, 2012, 11:33pm Top

//167 - One of the people forgot to come back and post it... that's all. Oops//

Jan 19, 2012, 12:36pm Top

"I said, goddamn, that must be Firefall." Cinderella?

Jan 19, 2012, 6:03pm Top

You got it, Jim!

AnnieMod, did you have a brain hiccup? That happens. lol

Jan 19, 2012, 8:33pm Top

Sittin' and starin' out of a hotel window
Got a tip they're gonna kick the door in again
I'd like to get some sleep before I travel
but if you got a warrant I guess you're gonna come in

Jan 20, 2012, 11:00am Top

>172 Boobalack:

Yep, I guess :)

>173 Jim53:
"Truckin'" by Grateful Dead ?

Jan 20, 2012, 11:41am Top


Jan 20, 2012, 4:42pm Top

I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis,
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind.

Jan 20, 2012, 5:00pm Top

Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones.

Jan 20, 2012, 5:01pm Top

Back to you then :)

Jan 21, 2012, 9:53am Top

If there's a man
Who is down and needs a helpin' hand
All it takes is you to understand And to pull him through,
Seems to me
We got to solve it individually,
And I'll do unto you what you do to me

Jan 22, 2012, 3:34pm Top

That was "People Got to Be Free" by the Rascals. Trying again...

My arms are missing you
My lips feel the same way too
I've tried so hard to be true
Like I promised I'd do

But this boy keeps coming around
Trying to wear my resistance down

Jan 22, 2012, 5:09pm Top

I thought that was the other one but had to Google it to be sure so didn't answer.

"Jimmy Mack" by Martha and the Vandellas

Jan 22, 2012, 6:06pm Top

That's it. Wasn't sure anyone else would remember it, but it's an old favorite.

Jan 23, 2012, 2:43am Top

Ah, yes, I remember it well.

I don't have happiness,
And I guess I never will ever again.
When you walked out on me,
In walked misery,
And he's been here since then.

Jan 24, 2012, 1:10am Top

That one is "Since I Don't Have You" by the Skyliners.

Somebody please take over. I have lots to do tomorrow. Thanks.

Jan 24, 2012, 10:45am Top

Would you order on demand
From the disembodied hand
From the moving lights up in the sky?
'Cause there was a time you know
When I had my own live show
It was improvised for the camera's eye
It was made up in the ring
Back when Bob Hope was king
Back when every choice felt right
Back when life was black and white

Jan 25, 2012, 10:08am Top

Isn't that "On the Air" by Girly Man (or Girlyman, not sure one word or two)?

Jan 25, 2012, 10:09am Top

One word; but yes, that's it.

Edited: Jan 27, 2012, 10:15am Top

Ok, let's try this one:

You're taking me under
Stolen my thunder
And I think I'm all out of fight
I want you to win
All that I ever was
Is burning in this lust
Your love is a weapon
And it's turning me to dust
(Song Title)
(Song Title)
(Song Title)
(Song Title)

Jan 27, 2012, 10:12am Top

No takers? That's "D is for Dangerous" by Allison Iraheta.

Let's try this one. I'll even give out a hint. Think about the timing of this post.

By the way, I may be limited with access the next 2 days, so if you put in an answer, and don't hear back from me in a couple of hours, check and if correct, proceed:

'Cause what's true about you?
Who are you when I'm gone?
Wanted to be with you
Don't know what I was on
'Cause you got me to forget me
Oh Oh Oh you know that's true
Yeah you got me to forget me
So (Song Title)

Jan 27, 2012, 5:59pm Top

"Friday, Friday," as opposed to "Monday, Monday." Sorry, the devil made me do it. ;-}

Edited: Jan 30, 2012, 10:37am Top

Nope. I had posted a verse from this song back in June. This time the Refrain. I pulled a Boobalack, sticking with the same artist.

That was "Friday I'll be Over You" by Allison Iraheta (4th place American Idol finisher in 2009)

Very different than that HORRIBLE song called "Friday" by Rebecca Black.

Let's go with this one:

Sick and Tired of this world
There's no more air
Trippin' over myself
Goin' nowhere
No direction
And I took a dive

Jan 30, 2012, 3:48pm Top

//TF, I was joking because you said to think about the timing, and it was Friday. lol I guess you've heard "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas and The Papas. (?)
I Googled and found that one. Not bad. The guy singing it sounds familiar, but I never heard of him, which doesn't really mean anything. Does he sound like another artist?
By the way, I never got into watching AI. Nothing against it, I just forget it's on.//

Jan 30, 2012, 4:26pm Top

#192 - I don't watch American Idol either. I just happened to run into that artist in the list of similar artists to ones I do listen to, and got hooked on her.

When you say "him", I assume you are referring to post 191, as the first 2 that failed were both by a female artist. This one's by a male.

Jan 30, 2012, 5:49pm Top

Yes, post 191. He sounds very familiar.

Jan 31, 2012, 11:12am Top

Well, no takers again? That was Ryan Cabrera with "On the Way Down"

All right, Let's try this one:

It's been 3 days
You come around here like you know me
Your stuff at my place
Next thing you know you'll be usin' my toothpaste

Step off, sit down
Get ready let me tell you who's the boss now
Stay here, get out
Every time I turn around you're in my face

Don't care where you think you've been and how you're getting over
If you think you've got me down just wait it gets much colder

Jan 31, 2012, 1:21pm Top

Love Me For Me - Ashlee Simpson

Edited: Jan 31, 2012, 3:08pm Top

monkeyreader got it.

Somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine. I've always liked Ashlee's first album, even though I can't stand her sister's music. Oddly enough, I by far prefer Love Me For Me and Autobiography over her single from the album, Pieces of Me.

Of course, let's not forget that her sister, Jessica, is the fool that thought that Chicken of the Sea was Chicken, not Tuna!

You're up next monkeyreader!

Feb 1, 2012, 3:05am Top

haha I agree with the choice of Ashlee over Jessica :)

here's a newer song that's been rolling around in my head for a few weeks now:

Why be afraid to make an honest mistake?
If you acknowledge the pain
And you wanna change you can get through anything

Do you remember at all?
People walking hand in hand, can we feel that love again
Can you imagine it all?
If we all could get along, then we all could sing this song -

Feb 2, 2012, 2:57pm Top

Nothing? Together - Demi Lovato + Jason Derulo

Moving on.....

I'm liftin you up
I'm lettin you down
I'm dancin till dawn
I'm foolin around
I'm not givin up
I'm makin your love
This city's made us crazy and we......

Feb 2, 2012, 3:34pm Top

I think that's the same gang that did "Sunday Morning," right? maroon 5. "Gotta get out"?

Feb 2, 2012, 11:45pm Top

close enough :) "Must Get Out" Maroon 5 :)

ur up Jim!

Feb 4, 2012, 12:06pm Top

This one's kinda short because the title appears in most of the verses.

He came on a summer's day
Bringin' gifts from far away
But he made it clear he couldn't stay
No harbor was his home

Feb 4, 2012, 10:18pm Top

"Brandy" by Looking Glass

Feb 5, 2012, 2:23pm Top

yep. all yours.

Feb 5, 2012, 6:35pm Top

No lips but yours,
No arms but yours
Will ever lead me
Through heaven's doors.
I roamed the earth
In search of this.
I knew I'd know you --
Know you by your kiss.

Feb 6, 2012, 4:11pm Top

"My Own True Love" - The Duprees (the music being the unforgettable Tara theme from Gone with the Wind of course?

Feb 6, 2012, 7:34pm Top

Yes'm. I love that melody.

Feb 6, 2012, 7:46pm Top

Yep - I am not sure I like the text... I kinda prefer just the theme :)


You don't have to shout or leap about,
You can even play them easy.
Peace, remember peace is how we make it,
Here within your reach
If you're big enough to take it.

Feb 6, 2012, 7:55pm Top

Was that Ringo? It Don't Come Easy?

Feb 6, 2012, 7:57pm Top

Next time I am posting something from the last decade (she said... and then decided that she does not want something like that stuck in her head...) :)

Yep,certainly is. All yours.

Feb 6, 2012, 8:09pm Top

On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back time
You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime

Feb 7, 2012, 12:27am Top

Al Stewart - The Year of the Cat

Feb 7, 2012, 8:33am Top

yes indeed. over to you.

Feb 7, 2012, 11:01am Top

{redacted}, long and lonesome, is it day, that brings me here
I have felt, the edge of silence, I have known, the depths of fear
{redacted} be my blanket, cover me with endless night
Take away the pain of knowing, fill the emptiness inside

Feb 7, 2012, 5:29pm Top

Jesse! Youngbloods, Darkness Darkness.

Feb 8, 2012, 12:11am Top

Of course it is! It's an awesome tune to play on an acoustic guitar.

Feb 8, 2012, 9:26am Top

yeah, it never sounded as good on my trumpet...

I just heard this for the first time recently and really liked it:

Eight hundred thousand on the clock and plenty more to go
Crash box and lever - she needs the heel and toe
She's not too cold in winter, but she cooks me in the heat
I'm a six-foot driver but you can't adjust the seat

Edited: Feb 8, 2012, 7:33pm Top

//Because of those lyrics, which remind me of my husband, I just had to Google. Great lyrics. Now, I'll have to see if I can find it on YouTube or something.//

//PeeEss~The music got off to a slow start, but then it turned into something that matches the words. Great. If this were written about a truck driver in the US of A then it could very well be about Hubby.//

Feb 9, 2012, 1:46pm Top

Yep. He's one of my favorites. That was Mark Knopfler's Border Reiver. Let's try something different:

My my, I tried to hold you back but you were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems my only chance is giving up the fight
And how could I ever refuse?
I feel like I win when I lose

Feb 9, 2012, 5:28pm Top

That is, unless I'm very much mistaken (which is entirely possible), Abba's Waterloo.

Feb 9, 2012, 7:59pm Top

not mistaken at all. over to you.

Feb 11, 2012, 7:25am Top

Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Feb 11, 2012, 6:21pm Top

Would that be Joni Mitchell's Clouds?

Feb 11, 2012, 6:45pm Top

I'm afraid it wouldn't, WHL! Any other takers?

Feb 11, 2012, 7:14pm Top

"Vincent" by Don McLean

Feb 12, 2012, 12:44am Top

Ah! Yes, it's Vincent.

I recognized the lyrics as being familiar to me, and it does fit nicely into the melody of Clouds, but I was wrong.

Feb 12, 2012, 6:49am Top

Yep, in honour of Don's Lifetime Achievement Award at this week's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

All yours, Boobalack.

Feb 12, 2012, 5:59pm Top


You'd hear the patter of his feet
As he came toddling down the street.
His smile would cheer a lonely heart, you see.
If there were sweethearts in the park,
He'd pass a lamp and leave it dark,
Remembering the days that used to be.

Edited: Feb 13, 2012, 10:57am Top

Since I have no clue, I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark. I'm going to guess that Boobalack is doing some tribute, so I'll guess

I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston

I could only name 1 tune of hers. Speaking of which, she says "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be."

Well, that was the 80s. I was among the children of the 80s (childhood in the 80s, not born in the 80s, was born in the mid-70s). Hey Whitney? Was I what you envisioned? :-)

Feb 13, 2012, 6:20pm Top

So very sad about such a waste of a beautiful and talented woman. I feel sorry for her family, friends, and fans. I was never a big fan, but I did enjoy some of her songs. The one you quoted is "The Greatest Love," one of those I remember.

Mine was "The Old Lamplighter" by many, including The Browns and der Bingle.

I don't think anyone will get it, unless it's Mr. House, so I'll post new lyrics.

If you had not have fallen,
Then I would not have found you.
And I patched up your broken wing
And hung around a while --
Tried to keep your spirits up
And your fever down.

//I never knew this song existed by the original artist, for whom I don't care very much, but found it whilst searching for something else by an artist that I like pretty well.\\

Feb 13, 2012, 7:10pm Top

I'm very familiar with it, and not because I live in Texas, although it helps.
Let's see if anyone else knows it.

Feb 13, 2012, 9:22pm Top


Feb 13, 2012, 10:12pm Top

//Just popping in to say that I'm still here, but have been at a loss for the last nearly-hundred posts worth of lyrics.//

Feb 14, 2012, 11:33am Top

//233 I thought I was alone!

Edited: Feb 14, 2012, 3:17pm Top

#233 - Make that 3 of us. It's almost like there is a generation gap on this thread. You have Jim53, WholeHouseLibrary, BuffaloPhil, Anniemod, and Boobalack, who seem to be really good at the older stuff (i.e. 70s and earlier). Then you have Katelisim, myself, and occasionally a few others that tend to favor 90s and beyond. Don't see a whole lot of 80s on here I've noticed.

So it's almost like whose court the ball is in. Once in a while, typically boobalack, when the ball is in the latter generation's court, she gets one right, and pulls it into the earlier day's court. Then, once in a while, via luck (in my case, typically because I remember my parents listening to it, can't speak for the others), we nail one of the old tunes, and bring it back to the last 20 years.

What would happen if we split this up into 5 different threads? The Pre-1970 thread, the 70s thread, the 80s thread, the 90s thread, and the 2k to today thread?

Just a thought. What do others think? Other games have split up, like the 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter, 7-letter, 8-letter, 9-letter, and 10-letter versions of changing X number of letters to make the next word.

Feb 14, 2012, 3:32pm Top

//Most of the times I've done 80s music no one got it. I would be down to split it. At the least, it gives us a clue right off the bat. The only really tricky bit would be remakes. Mostly, I know the recent versions, not so much the originals. Actually, another would be having to look up when it was released. There are plenty of songs around the decade changes that I have no idea. And of course, now that I want an example, I can't think of one. But there are the artists that span decades where the music didn't differ much too. I'd participate either way, and attempt all the threads too :) //

Edited: Feb 14, 2012, 4:00pm Top

I vote we leave it the way it is. I've learned so much here about the newer music, newer to me, anyway. Those of us who have limited time would find it more difficult to have to visit a thread for each decade.
The last one I posted is "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" by Willie Nelson. He's the one I'm not fond of, but I like it by Raul Malo.

{Title}, but I'm holding on.
I'm gonna be your number one.
I'm not the kinda girl who gives up just like that, oh no.
It's not the things you do that tease and hurt me bad,
(Whoo, whoo, whoo)
But it's the way you do the things you do to me.
I'm not the kinda girl who gives up just like that, oh no.

Edited: Feb 14, 2012, 4:45pm Top

This one's easy. It's Blondie - The Tide is High

Want to know a scary thing? The reason I know this. A chess club I played at from 1999 to 2008 was located at a Wendys that had a very limited track for it's music. One of them was this song, so I literally heard it every Wednesday night during the first hour of the club meeting before the games began and they turned off the background music.

Edited: Feb 14, 2012, 4:50pm Top

Blondie's The Tide Is High (also done by quite a few others I know.)

I agree with leaving it the way it is, and for the same reasons that Boobalack gave. Although now that I know that I'm typecast as an 'older stuff' guy, I'll try and vary it a bit - I can be down with the kids and their hippety-hoppety music!

Edit - too slow!! Damn you, ThrillerFan!

Feb 14, 2012, 5:24pm Top

//Haha I vote we leave it. BuffaloPhil - not everything we listen to is hippity hoppity. Im only 19 and I can tell you that's not what most of us listen to where I'm at. It's a lot of alternative rock with some variety mixed in. All the hip hop and rap these days is about drugs and a bunch of other things that doesn't really make good music.//

Edited: Feb 14, 2012, 5:37pm Top

God, if everything in today's music was hip-hop, I'd go insane!

Well, since I know for a fact that it's right (as BuffaloPhil pretty much confirmed), I'm going to go ahead and post the next since it will be a few hours before I come back on. Have Chess Club tonight.

Here, see if anybody can get this one (katelisim, I'm trying to target you - hopefully this is one you know):

Another promise, another scene, another
Packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed with all the
Green belts wrapped around our minds and endless
Red tape to keep the truth confined, so come on

Feb 15, 2012, 8:52am Top

Hehe, you're right. I do know this one. Saw them live a couple years ago. Muse--Uprising.

Feb 15, 2012, 12:49pm Top

#240 - yes, I was being slightly tongue-in-cheek with the 'hippety-hoppety' reference! I do like a lot of more recent music; my heyday would probably be the 90s (I'm 37 so the mid 90s was my Uni time) - I was very keen on Britpop and grunge before that. Some of my favourite acts don't lend well to remembering (or indeed deciphering!) lyrics - REM, Radiohead etc. This latest one is another good example - Muse are probably my favourite current band but I'd never have got that lyric.

Mind you, I could probably post a one-word lyric from that era and you'd get the band if not the song - who sang 'Shee-ine'?

Feb 15, 2012, 1:00pm Top

Katelisim got it! Take it away!

Edited: Feb 15, 2012, 8:56pm Top

Let's try this one. I'm putting the last verse and the chorus; I'm thinking the chorus is probably much more recognizable than the verses.

Siam's gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha
And thank God I'm only watching the game -- controlling it --
I don't see you guys rating
The kind of mate I'm contemplating
I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you
So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage
parlours -

{Title} and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
A little flesh, a little history
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

{Title} makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
{Title} and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

ETA: Accidentally left a title in. . . and used touchstones instead of the squiggly brackets. Oops!

Feb 16, 2012, 10:00am Top

#245 - Even with all the verses and refrain, no idea. :-)

#243 - LOL, actually, I have no idea who sang "Shee-ine".

Actually, the 90s were also my primary time period, but I also carried over into the 2000's. I'm probably about a year younger than you (I'll be 37 myself come the first week of May).

Actually, while I like Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, Alanis Morissette, and No Doubt, most of my favorite artists debuted in the early 2000s, like Pink, Michelle Branch (mainly "The Spirit Room" and the album that followed, prior to her going more country with Jessica Harp), and one of my favorites of all time, now working on her 5th album, Avril Lavigne. Then you have your one hit wonders from the 90s and 2000s, like "If You Can Only See" (Tonic) "How Bizarre" (OMC), "It Feels So Good" (Sonique), "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" (Nine Days), "All the Things She Said" (T.a.t.U.), "Fireflies" (Owl City), etc. While some of these may have had other full albums (i.e. like T.a.t.U. did), none ever really hit the radio waves here in my neck of the woods.

I still keep up with today, but I'm a little more picky. I do see a lot of today's stuff as garbage (i.e. Britney Spears, Christina Aguleria, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Shaggy, Jordin Sparks, Kayne West, etc), but I do listen to Cold Play (never liked "Clocks" back in 2003, but "Viva La Vida" in 2008 rules), Lady Gaga, Sara Barellies, The Script, Daughtry, etc.

As for Pre-90s, most of what I know is either from the few songs or artists I latched onto as a kid (Billy Joel, Foreigner, etc), songs you hear a lot in a casino that happens to be playing 80s at the time (i.e. OMD), or else from riding in my parent's car all the time. For my father, it was Neil Diamond and Stock Market News, for my mother, it was Kenny Rogers, Air Supply (I draw the line there - In my humble opinion, YUCK!), and various "easy listening" stations playing the same muzak you hear in fancy elevators, restaurants and doctor's offices, etc, like Phil Collins, England Dan and John Ford Coley (I don't think I have that spelled right), Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt, Barbara Streisand, Bee Gees, Beach Boys, and whoever that was that sang "Leader of the Band", etc.

Feb 16, 2012, 10:16am Top

Well, it's from the 80s. . . . for some reason I haven't had much luck when posting songs from that decade, but I have hope that it will be successful eventually.

As for Shee-ine, it's been floating in my head like I know it. . . but all I can think of is Collective Soul's "Shine" --which I'm pretty sure doesn't do that :/

Feb 16, 2012, 1:35pm Top

I kind of missed the 80's. That was when we had our two sons, and we spent most of our time listening to Raffi and such (but they seem to have turned out all right anyway). Hmmm... maybe I'll come back with something from "The Corner Grocery Store." We can see who had kids when ;-)

Feb 16, 2012, 1:40pm Top

#245 It's from a movie about chess. It's called One Night in Bangkok. Haven't a clue who sang it, but maybe what I do know will help someone else.

Feb 16, 2012, 5:35pm Top

MDGentleReader is correct with the title! If no one gets the artist by 9pm (LT time), then you should take it :)

There have been a few covers too. One from last year that was part of a big movie--it's not a good cover, one of those situations where it's sooooo bad that it's almost entertaining. Then again, it was meant to be a terrible cover.

Feb 16, 2012, 7:08pm Top

Now, TF, you know Dan Fogelberg is my favorite of all time. ::sob::

Feb 16, 2012, 7:30pm Top

The original is Murray Head's for the BB's (from the ABBA) musical Chess; later way too many artists and bands did it - I remember Pet Shop Boys (I think.. one of those bands anyway). A few Scandinavian groups (C21?) and groups did it as well.

>250 katelisim:

Mike Tyson's version? Ugh - I hated it. For one of those "Something #2 or #3" films.

PS: I am in and out these days but could not resist so MDGentleReader still has it. :)

Feb 16, 2012, 9:22pm Top

I could have gotten the title with just one line, but not the band. Murray Head is the version I've heard. I'll step in for AnnieMod:

She's a self-forsaken angel
She's just too sad to fly
She keeps her feelings
Just like ladybugs
Protecting them against third grade thugs

I guess you'd call below the chorus:

She may be my baby
But she's no friend of mine
All my friends say I'm crazy
But I'm just biding my time

'Cause one man's cold handshake
Is another man's pleasantry

Feb 17, 2012, 1:35pm Top


It came out in the last few years. folk-rock band. Shall I add more lyrics?

Apparently the Mike Tyson version of One Night in Bangkok was in Hangover 2.

Edited: Feb 17, 2012, 1:43pm Top

#251 - Why do you "sob"? I wasn't knocking Fogelburg, I just said he was easy listening muzak that you hear in elevators and restaurants, which is true.

Now if you are an Air Supply fan - I'm sorry, Air Supply is just the worst group of the 20th century in my humble opinion, I'd rather listen to the Spice Girls or Britney Spears, personally, and that says a lot! :-)

Feb 17, 2012, 1:44pm Top

Spring Standards's Little Bug?

(so much for me taking a break from the game I guess)

PS: Usually we give 24 hours for people to munch on lyrics - with timezones and work and that small thing called life, not everyone is here all the time :)

PS2: Possible :) Haven't watched it. Or its #1. Or would what #3 when they make it ;)

Feb 17, 2012, 1:46pm Top

>255 ThrillerFan:

Well - Air Supply at least could be understood when they sang. Not a fan but there a lot of worse groups. They might be one of the worst popular ones but...

Edited: Feb 17, 2012, 2:20pm Top

Ok, now I hope somebody puts an easy one. A couple of people I walked past during lunch today were cracking jokes, and mimicking a song that I can't get out of my head now. I'm waiting to get it stuck in other people's heads! LOL! :-)

Edited: Feb 17, 2012, 2:33pm Top

TF, if my answer above in 256 turn out to be right, go ahead and post your lyrics :)

Feb 17, 2012, 2:51pm Top

#259 - OK, Thanks. This is actually really stupid, especially given that we are past the time that this is appropriate, but a couple of wise crackers have forced it in my head all afternoon now (They were mimicking the start of it, but I'll post the refrain - makes you wonder what they were talking about):

I been (Song Title)
The tough get rough in a primetime fight
The last one standin' gets to turn out the lights
'Cause I been (Song Title)
Yea, yea, yeah

Feb 17, 2012, 8:48pm Top

TF, I was just joshing with you about DF. lol

That song is about football. :-} I think I know the title but have no idea who sang it so will pass. If I can't get it out of my head, you're in trouble!

Feb 18, 2012, 11:30am Top

#261 - What if I told you "she" was a country artist? That give it away?

Feb 18, 2012, 11:34am Top

#262: That's why I don't recognize it then. Not a country fan at all.

Edited: Feb 18, 2012, 1:07pm Top

#263, The song isn't country, only the artist. See hint from 261. I'll stick in the rest of the lyrics here:

All right, (part of title)
Where are you?
Just kickin' back
From the things that you do
You want the big game
We want it, too

Hey, Jack, it's a fact
The show's back in town
(This line varies each time)
The stadium's rockin'
Time to crank up the sound
The NFL's best have come to play
For every fan there's just one thing left to say


I been (song title)
The tough get rough in a primetime fight
The last one standin' gets to turn out the lights
'Cause I been (song title)
Yea, yea, yeah

(part of song time) Football on NBC
Al and Chris are the best on TV
The players are ready
Kick that ball off the tee
'Cause the NFL rocks on NBC

Feb 18, 2012, 4:32pm Top

I finally couldn't stand it any more and Googled. Not a big C&W fan, so I'd never have guessed the artist. It's also done by a non-country person, which I liked much better.

Feb 18, 2012, 10:48pm Top

It maybe helpful to make it less specific - We Aussies don't follow NFL or get the NBC and we have a completely different concept of football to you guys. Just makes it a little tricky is all.

Feb 20, 2012, 5:18pm Top

//Taswegian_Booktechie, yes, it would be very difficult for an Aussie to get this one, but don't feel lonely, please. I bet there will be some you know, as most of them aren't quite so tied to one sport or venue. I didn't know it until I Googled, so I can't post the answer.

TF, where are you? We need new lyrics. Yoo-Hoo!//

Feb 21, 2012, 1:46am Top

//>266 Booktechie: That's because you call the correct game football//

Feb 21, 2012, 1:50am Top

Well I wouldn't want to start an International incident but hey I'm not arguing with you about that.
Now, when you are talking teams - thats for another day !

Feb 21, 2012, 2:02am Top

While TF shows up and strictly outside of the game (oh inside if you want to...). Someone care to guess this one? :)

When you walk through a storm
Keep your chin up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

PS: Did MDGentleReader ever confirmed 256? I am pretty sure I got it right but never saw an official confirmation :)

Feb 21, 2012, 2:06am Top

Walk On - Gene Pitney?
A favourite for the English game with a round ball

Feb 21, 2012, 2:40am Top

That's not the name of the song. It's part of the lyric -- but that's close enough for me. It's clear that you know the song.
Annie Mod?

Feb 21, 2012, 3:10am Top

Yeah, I will accept it - it's close enough. The official name is "You'll never walk alone"... and when we start talking football, I just cannot resist. :)

Feb 21, 2012, 10:01am Top

Sorry, been really busy.

Just to answer it, it was "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" by Faith Hill.

Whoever wants to take control, go ahead. I'm slammed this week. Basically every time I've checked in thus far, I've been able to check 1 thread at a time.

Feb 21, 2012, 11:01am Top

#256 is correct, sorry, I was out of touch for a bit.

Feb 21, 2012, 11:25am Top

We can try this:

Skip town. slow down
Push it to the east coast
Step down turn around
Push it to the west
Need less, use less
We're asking for too much I guess
Cause all we get is...

Dead funk
Dead rock and roll
Everything has been done
La la la la la la la la la la

Feb 22, 2012, 9:58am Top

Is that Dead Disco by Metric?

Feb 22, 2012, 10:03am Top

Yes it is :)

Edited: Feb 22, 2012, 10:21am Top

Ok, how about this one:

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked, banging on the bathroom floor

How could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off me

Feb 22, 2012, 10:32am Top

Hahahaha, I haven't heard that in sooooo long. "Wasn't Me" by Shaggy.

Feb 22, 2012, 10:44am Top

Yep, take it away. I heard it yesterday morning on Pop2k (XM 14).

Feb 22, 2012, 11:31am Top

Let's try this one:

Those who came before me
Lived through their vocations
From the past until completion
They will turn away no more

And I still find it so hard
To say what I need to say
But I'm quite sure that you'll tell me
Just how I should feel today

Feb 22, 2012, 4:51pm Top

Blue Monday by New Order. I can see the cover art of the single I had in high school... genius.

Edited: Feb 22, 2012, 5:47pm Top

Yep! Orgy does a really good rock cover of the song too. I love both versions, though. I happen to be seeing Orgy live on Sunday, so that's why it was in my head. Gotta laugh a bit at their super 90s style, lol.

Feb 22, 2012, 10:20pm Top

Love that, they look like they'd be a blast live.

All men have secrets and here is mine so let it be known
we have been through hell and high tide
I can surely rely on you
and yet you start to recoil
heavy words are so lightly thrown
but I'd still leap in front of a flying bullet for you

So (Song Title)
So (Song Title)
it makes none, but now you have gone
and you must be looking very old tonight

Feb 23, 2012, 10:39pm Top

Using TF's logic, the title must be What Difference Does It Make
Thats just a SWAG, so don't take it to heart and please carry on -- the game, I mean. Thanks.

Feb 23, 2012, 10:51pm Top

>286 Boobalack:

It might be just a SWAG but you are right if I recognize the song correctly... The Smiths back in the mid-80s. Wasn't that one of the songs that was a single and then went into the mess of a radio recordings album? Something like that nags at my head...

Feb 23, 2012, 10:58pm Top

I have no idea. Color me weirded out. Cue up the theme song from "The Twilight Zone."
You take it, please, since you really knew it.

Feb 23, 2012, 11:05pm Top

Let's wait for a confirmation in case I messed up two songs -- I actually remembered after I saw the title :)

Feb 24, 2012, 2:25am Top

Right indeed, What Difference Does It Make? by The Smiths.

Feb 24, 2012, 5:36pm Top

OK - something oldish :)

I was born in the wagon of a travelin' show
My mama used to dance for the money they'd throw
Papa would do whatever he could
Preach a little gospel
Sell a couple bottles of doctor good

Feb 24, 2012, 9:00pm Top

"Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"
by Cher

Feb 24, 2012, 10:04pm Top

Yep - all yours :)

Feb 24, 2012, 11:33pm Top

Will never break
For the love you have for them,
They just won't take.
You can ask them please
Please, please, please break,
And all of your love
Is there to take.
(It might be theirs to take, instead. Can't remember.)

Feb 25, 2012, 10:34pm Top

I think it's called "Hearts Made of Stone." I heard a version on tv, I think, by John Fogerty with a sort-of bluegrassy band, but no idea who might have done it firat.

Feb 26, 2012, 1:20am Top

There have been about a gazillion. I think it was The Charms I used to listen to in the 1950s but am not sure.

Feb 26, 2012, 9:26am Top

Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay
Rolled off of their ship, and here's what they had to say:
We're callin' everyone to ride along to another shore
Where we can laugh our lives away and be free once more.

No one heard them callin', no one came at all
'Cause they were too busy watchin' those old raindrops fall
As a storm was blowin' out on the peaceful sea
Seventy-three men sailed off to history

Feb 26, 2012, 12:37pm Top

Ummm... Ride Captain Ride? by America's most astonishingly overrated rock band - 3 Dog Night

Feb 26, 2012, 2:49pm Top

Title is correct, but it wasn't TDN (although the sound is similar). This one is from the" Shot Wad" collection (aka one-hit wonders).

Feb 26, 2012, 3:49pm Top

Oh, Blues Image - TDN soundalike-wannabes. My bad.

I'm thinking this should be fairly easy...

Where a man can still be free, or a woman if you are one

Feb 28, 2012, 2:10pm Top

Hmmm, I thought that would get picked off fairly easily.

That's a line from Beautiful World by Collin Hay

Try this: These words in Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone were used in a different song by another artist several years later.
What is the name of that other song? Note: the parenthetical lyrics are not in the Dylan tune.

(Ain't it hard when) you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As he stares into the vacuum of your eyes
And says, "Do you want to make a deal?"

Mar 1, 2012, 1:28am Top

Okay... The song I was looking for was Door Number Three by the late Steve Goodman.

It was his fanciful take on the things the audience would do to be chosen as contestants on the popular game show "Let's Make a Deal".

Here's an oldie. I hope it's not too obscure.

We sailed for parts
unknown to man
Where ships come home to die.
No lofty peak,
nor fortress bold,
could match our captain's eyes.
Upon the seven seasick days
we made our port of call.
The sand so white,
and sea so blue -
no mortal place at all.

Mar 1, 2012, 9:20am Top

Is that Salty Dog by Procol Harum?

Mar 1, 2012, 1:03pm Top

Aye, matey!

Mar 1, 2012, 1:19pm Top

In a year, or so, when she's prematurely grey,
And the blossom in her cheek has turned to chalk.
She'll come home, and lo, he'll have upped and run away
With a social-climbing heiress from New York.
Poor XXXXX. How simply frightful!
How humiliating! How delightful!
How poignant it'll be on that inevitable night
When she hammers on my door in tears and rags.
Miserable and lonely, repentant and contrite.
Will I take her in or hurl her to the walls?
Give her kindness or the treatment she deserves?
Will I take her back or throw the baggage out?

Mar 1, 2012, 6:21pm Top

I don't know why you x'd out Eliza, as that isn't the title. :-}

"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" by Rex Harrison

Mar 2, 2012, 8:58am Top

Yes indeed.

Edited: Mar 2, 2012, 6:20pm Top

{title}, but what can I do?
Your kisses all tell me that your love is untrue.
I'll love you forever 'til stars cease to shine,
And hope someday darling that you'll always be mine.

This is such a simple little song, but I loved it when I was a lonely teenager.

Mar 3, 2012, 8:21pm Top

That is "It's Almost Tomorrow" by the Dream Weavers, and others.

A little love that slowly grows and grows
Not one that comes and goes
A sunny day with hopes up to the skies
Not a day that comes and dies

Don't let me down. Oh show me that you care.
Remember when you give, you also get your share.
Don't let me down. I have no time to wait.
Tomorrow might not come when dreamers dream too late.

Mar 5, 2012, 2:01am Top

"That's All I Want from You"
by Jaye P. Morgan

Maybe the third one will be the charm.

What a day this has been.
What a rare mood I'm in.
Why, it's {title}.
There's a smile on my face
For the whole human race.
Why, it's {title}.
All the music of life seems to be
Like a bell that is ringing for me.

Mar 5, 2012, 8:27am Top

"Almost like Being in Love." My favorite version is Louis Armstrong's.

Mar 5, 2012, 2:35pm Top

I can just hear Nat King Cole...

Mar 5, 2012, 6:15pm Top

Yep, that's it. There are so many who have done that. I like most all of them but lean more toward Nat Cole's version.

Mar 5, 2012, 6:24pm Top

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me.

Edited: Mar 5, 2012, 6:55pm Top

Lady Madonna by the Beatles

And since I'm absolutely sure I've got it ....

It's the same story the crow told me, it's the only one he knows;
Like the morning sun you come, and like the wind you go.
Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait
Whoa-oh, what I want know-oh, where does the time go?

Mar 5, 2012, 7:55pm Top

You might feel absolutely sure, and it is a Beatles tune, but the title is wrong.

Mar 6, 2012, 1:07am Top

Oh Crap, I did it again! See kids - this is a perfect example of why you should never allow yourself to get even a pint low on your caffeine levels. let this be a lesson to you.

I had the whole song playing in my head, and when it came to the title, LM came out.
#314 is She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.

(I'm so embarrassed...)

Mar 6, 2012, 1:37am Top

Don't be embarrassed. The only people who never make a mistake are those who never do anything at all.

Mar 6, 2012, 9:56am Top

She Came in Through the Bathroom Window is correct. So is Boobalack.

I'm pretty sure 315 is Dead, but I can't come up with a title, hope someone else can.

Mar 6, 2012, 6:05pm Top

You're right, it's Dead, but I don't know the title, either, as I was never a big fan of them. I do remember hearing that song, though. Actually, I only remember the lines "It's the same story the crow told me, it's the only one he knows; Like the morning sun you come, and like the wind you go." For some reason they stuck in my brain.

Mar 6, 2012, 6:32pm Top

"Uncle John's Band" I think. I can be getting the poor fellow's name wrong though - John, Jack, Jim - something like that - it was one of the one-syllables J-names and I tend to get them wrong a lot...

Mar 6, 2012, 11:43pm Top

You got it, Annie - Uncle John's Band by the Grateful Dead

Mar 7, 2012, 2:53pm Top

:) OK... this is a song I love (although in a version noone here had heard - a singer I like a lot back home made a translated (kinda) version of it back in the days).

We all know that people are the same wherever you go,
There is good and bad in ev'ryone.
And we learn to live, we learn to give each other
What we need to survive, together alive.

Mar 7, 2012, 3:30pm Top

Stevie and Paul? Ebony/Ivory?

Mar 7, 2012, 3:32pm Top

Yep :) Not that I do not like this version as well - it was just the Bulgarian that I heard first :)

Mar 7, 2012, 8:55pm Top

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Spilling over the brim
Waves of regret, waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy

Mar 8, 2012, 5:14pm Top

Is that Until the End of the World by U2?

Mar 8, 2012, 8:31pm Top

Yes it is. I liked the line about my sorrows learning to swim so that I couldn't drown them. Over to you.

Edited: Mar 9, 2012, 1:20pm Top

Ok, how about this one:

Being with you
Is so dysfunctional
I really shouldn't miss you
But I can't let you go
Oh yeah

Mar 9, 2012, 3:56pm Top

My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson

Mar 11, 2012, 12:24am Top

Yep, that's it. You're up next monkeyreader.

Mar 14, 2012, 11:40am Top

Well, since this has been dead for over 72 hours, and since I got the previous one, I'll go ahead and post another:

No, I don't even know your name
It doesn't matter,
You're my experimental game
Just human nature,
It's not what,
Good girls do
Not how they should behave
My head gets so confused
Hard to obey

Mar 14, 2012, 3:02pm Top

That'll be 'I Kissed A Girl' by Katy Perry. I know that depressingly well since a weekend break in Dublin where my friend would sing it through the streets at the top of his voice whenever he'd had a Guinness or two!

Mar 14, 2012, 4:01pm Top

LOL! Yep, take it away BuffaloPhil!

Mar 15, 2012, 1:51pm Top

She said there's ants in the carpet
Dirty little monsters
Eating all the morsels
Picking up the rubbish
Give her effervescence
She needs a little sparkle
Good morning tv
You're looking so healthy

Mar 16, 2012, 6:09pm Top

Is that Blur's "End of a Century?"

Mar 16, 2012, 6:51pm Top

Yes it is! All yours katelisim.

Mar 16, 2012, 8:58pm Top

I started re-watching a show this past week and got the opening song stuck in my head (also a real song, not something created for the show):

Oh I am what I am
I'll do what I want
But I can't hide
I won't go
I won't sleep
I can't breathe
Until you're resting --title--

Mar 16, 2012, 9:01pm Top

I know the name and he show but have no clue who is singing it so will leave someone else to guess it.
PS: And it is a nice show :)

Mar 16, 2012, 10:03pm Top

Annie: It's a little before the artist made it 'big' --I only remembered the artist name after watching a couple episodes because it sounded a bit like a later song. Hopefully you or someone else can do the same :)

Mar 17, 2012, 6:14am Top

Here With Me by (I'm pretty sure) Dido. No idea what show it's from though!

Mar 17, 2012, 9:02am Top

Yep! It was the opening to the show Roswell.

Mar 18, 2012, 4:09pm Top

You say you wander your own land
But when I think about it
I don't see how you can
You're aching, you're breaking
And I can see the pain in your eyes

Mar 20, 2012, 2:14pm Top

That was 'Everybody's Changing' by Keane. Try this one :

I tried to get to my taxi
The man in a tracksuit attacks me
He said that he saw it before me
And wants to get things a bit gory
Girls scrabble round with no clothes on
To borrow a pound for a condom
If it wasn't for chip fat they'd be frozen
they're not very sensible

Mar 22, 2012, 1:52pm Top

No? I Predict A Riot by Kaiser Chiefs. Hopefully third time lucky then :

Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
Adolf builds a bonfire, Enrico plays with it

Mar 22, 2012, 2:42pm Top

Isn't that (Games without Frontiers) War Without Fear by Peter Gabriel?

Mar 22, 2012, 4:58pm Top

It most certainly is! Over to you, WHL!

Mar 22, 2012, 5:10pm Top

If someone replies to this, and I haven't followed up by 6 tomorrow morning (LT-Time), please play through.
I'm heading for DC to attend the Reason Rally and won't be back until late Monday night.

Living on the road my friend, is gonna keep you free and clean
Now you wear your skin like iron, Your breath as hard as kerosene.
You weren't your mama's only boy, but her favorite one it seems
She began to cry when you said good-bye, And sank into your dreams.

Mar 23, 2012, 8:45am Top

"Pancho and Lefty", Townes Van Zandt

Edited: Mar 23, 2012, 11:29am Top

Since I know that's correct, I'll proceed...

They say that when you get married
It'll be to a millionaire
But they don't realise where you came from
And I wonder if they really care, or give a damn

Mar 25, 2012, 2:49pm Top

That's from "Where do you go to, my lovely?" by Peter Sarstedt..

Here's another...

The day before he died I went to see him
I was grown and he was almost gone.
So we just closed our eyes and dreamed us up a kitchen
And sang another verse to that old song
Come on, Jack, that son-of-a-bitch is comin'

Mar 25, 2012, 8:12pm Top

"Like Desperados Waitin' for a Train" by Kris Kristofferson

Mar 26, 2012, 6:44am Top

Song is right, but Kristofferson didn't write it...

Mar 26, 2012, 12:48pm Top

I'll take a wild stab in the dark and say Eminem wrote it.

Mar 26, 2012, 1:25pm Top

Nope, not Eminem.

I'll give a hint - There's a tribute album to the writer recently, featuring Kristofferson, as well as Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Emmylous Harris and John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker and others...

Edited: Mar 26, 2012, 5:01pm Top

Whitney Houston? Or how about Davy Jones? Just throwing out names, but when I think "tribute", I think dead people, and recently dead, so a recent tribute would equal a recent funeral, and those are the only 2 I can think of.

Horrible logic - I know!

Mar 26, 2012, 6:27pm Top

Johnny Cash?

Mar 26, 2012, 6:38pm Top

Wasn't this one of Guy Clark's (although I am not sure he ever performed it... someone else did it but cannot remember who - almost sure Johnny Cash never did it though)?

Mar 26, 2012, 6:49pm Top

AnnieMod - It's a Guy Clark song, and indeed he did perform it - you can find it on his first album. I don't know if Johnny Cash did it on his own, but he sang it as part of The Highwaymen.

Over to you.

Mar 26, 2012, 7:00pm Top

Clark did it? I don't remember that version at all... :) OK -let's try with this:

Feeling better now that we're through
Feeling better 'cause I'm over you
I learned my lesson, it left a scar
Now I see how you really are

Mar 26, 2012, 8:06pm Top

//I do believe that this is the first time Rule 5 has been enforced.
What about Rule 6?
I'm confused.
I suppose we are now going to be stricter with the rules than in the past. (?)//

Mar 26, 2012, 8:11pm Top

#360 is, I believe, You're No Good by Linda Ronstadt.

Mar 26, 2012, 8:11pm Top

I don't think that we should.. so if you would like, go ahead and post some other lyrics - you got the name and this is where it should have stopped (and I saw it in passing and missed where we are in the game).

Mar 26, 2012, 8:12pm Top

>362 Jim53:

Yep. That it is.

Mar 26, 2012, 8:19pm Top

//AnnieMod, I just want to be clear for future reference. I guess we either all need to follow the rules word for word, all not follow the rules, or change the rules. We have no way of knowing who is doing what, otherwise. lol
Take it away, Jim!//

Mar 26, 2012, 8:27pm Top

Thanks, Boo. I wasn't paying enough attention to see the conversation.

When I'm feeling wild and lonesome
She knows the words to say
And she gives me a little understanding
In her special way
And I have to say
In my life I'll love no other
Because she's more than I deserve
And she gets me where I live
I'll give her everything i have to give
Talkin' bout my...

Mar 26, 2012, 8:27pm Top

>365 Boobalack:

Yeah - my bad -- just saw something I knew and did not check what's going on around it. Ooops :)

Mar 26, 2012, 10:55pm Top

#361, 365 - My apologies for the confusion!

Mar 27, 2012, 12:24am Top

#368 - Not your fault. You were just going by the rules, which have not been strictly followed before. No need to apologize.

Mar 27, 2012, 10:41pm Top

#366 was Leon Russell's Hummingbird. Let's try another:

My well meaner, my day fancy dreamer,
Oh, what can it be?
Well, it's something like a power,
Like a hold, and it's holding me.

Mar 28, 2012, 11:40am Top


Now I'm confused. Actually, the songwriter is not required based on Rule 5. Songwriter or Band that recorded it.

So, based on Rule 5, if the song was "Torn" (1998), then BOTH of the following answers should be acceptable by rule 5:

"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia (She recorded it)
"Torn" by Ednaswap (Anne Previn and Scott Cutler from the group Ednaswap wrote the song "Torn")

Mar 28, 2012, 12:24pm Top

>371 ThrillerFan: - both are acceptable.. As long as it is the same lyrics, any of the performers are acceptable.

>370 Jim53:
Laura Nyro's "Blowing Away" performed by "The 5th Dimension"?

Mar 28, 2012, 1:34pm Top

Correct Annie, although I was thinking of Nyro's own version. But she did write about half of the 5D's hits, I think.

Mar 28, 2012, 3:34pm Top

I am not sure I ever heard her version -- I know her more as a songwriter than as a performer... although I like what I had heard. :)

When I'm drivin' in my car
And that man comes on the radio
He's tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination

Mar 28, 2012, 4:53pm Top

Ah, the classics. I'll let someone else have a turn.

Mar 28, 2012, 4:59pm Top

I like posting stuff that I like listening to :)

Mar 28, 2012, 6:57pm Top

This was the first tune that my first garage band (Dr. Thompson's Vegetarian Piranha Fish Expedition) ever tried to play - a little ditty by one of the "British Invasion" bands called The Rolling Stones. The song is: (Can't Get No) Satisfaction.

Mar 28, 2012, 7:01pm Top

All yours WHL :)

Mar 28, 2012, 7:33pm Top

This one ~may~ be a bit obscure, but this is the 2nd verse of one of my favorite songs to play on the guitar.

My lodging was dry and my master fair,
and I gave him full measure
but my envy grew like the corn in the field
For in his house was my treasure
And I'd watch her carry water or drive cows from the barn
And the heat from the sun made the corn grow strong
And with it, my desire

Mar 30, 2012, 3:14pm Top

Okay then, here's part of another song by the same person.
I have to give only partial lyrics because the title is pervasive throughout the song.

The choruses:
It almost breaks my heart when I think of Josephine
I told her I'd be coming home with my pockets full of green

And the only time I feel alright is when I'm into drinking
It sort of eases the pain of it and levels out my thinking

I sometimes hear a fiddle play or maybe it's a notion
I dream I see white horses dance upon that other ocean

Mar 30, 2012, 3:19pm Top

Dang. I thought I posted :)

379 is "The Girl from the Hiring Fair" I think. Just do not ask me who sings it.

380 is "From Clare to Here" which was written by Ralph McTell... Had he done the Hiring Fair as well?

Mar 30, 2012, 4:48pm Top

Yes, indeed! He put out a CD in 1991 (From Clare to Here), and I'm surprised my CD player even needs the disc anymore. Both songs are on it.

Mar 30, 2012, 7:35pm Top

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar
The little children laugh at him behind his back
And the banker never wears a mac
In the pouring rain...
Very strange

Mar 30, 2012, 8:25pm Top

Penny Lane by The Beatles

Mar 30, 2012, 8:29pm Top

:) Yep. I wanted to post Hello, Goodbye but there are no lyrics there that won't make everyone recognize it. So settled on that one.

Mar 30, 2012, 8:37pm Top

What Have I become, my sweetest friend
Everyone I know, goes away in the end

Mar 31, 2012, 12:59am Top

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails, also covered by Johnny Cash

Mar 31, 2012, 1:09am Top


Mar 31, 2012, 1:24am Top

Mommy and Daddy's got the best cocaine
Ritalin's never gonna feel the same
Twenty-four hours on an empty brain
I got my finger on the trigger and you're in my way

Apr 1, 2012, 8:48pm Top

Well, I probably won't be awake when the 48hrs is up. . . so I will post the new set now and leave #389 open until a set is guessed.

Stormin' through the party like my name was El Niño
When I'm hangin' out drinkin' in the back of an El Camino
As a kid, was a skid and no one knew me by name
Trashed my own house party 'cuz nobody came

Apr 2, 2012, 11:54am Top

No clue about 389.

390, I think, is "Fat Lip" by Some 41?

Apr 2, 2012, 12:24pm Top

Yep, though it's spelled "Sum"

289 is Sugarcult with "Bouncing off the Walls"

Apr 2, 2012, 12:54pm Top

Ok, let's try this one:

Woke up in New York City
In a funky cheap hotel
She took my heart and she took my money
She must've slipped me a sleepin' pill

Apr 2, 2012, 1:47pm Top

Ha ha. Is that Livin' La Vida Loca? Ricky Martin?

Edited: Apr 2, 2012, 4:02pm Top

Yeah, that's it.

The woman he sings about would probably be a bit much for me! LOL!

Take it away Jim53!

Actually, this past weekend, I wasn't that far from you Jim53. Maybe a half hour east of you, in Raleigh, at a Holiday Inn just off US 1 on Capital Blvd.

Apr 2, 2012, 8:07pm Top

TF, I know that area well, although less so than when we lived in Raleigh. Don't seem to get all the way over to that side of town any more.

Suddenly, the setting is strange
I can see water and moonlight beaming
Silver waves that break on some undiscovered shore
Then suddenly I see it all change
Long winter nights with the candles gleaming
Through it all your face that I adore.

Apr 3, 2012, 7:34pm Top

That's Benny Goodman I think -- "And the Angels Sing"
Didn't Ella do a version at one point as well?

Apr 4, 2012, 10:55am Top

Yes. My favorite is Rosemary Clooney's version with The Big Kahuna. All yours.

Apr 4, 2012, 2:58pm Top

Not sure I've heard that version :) OK... let's try this:

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my profits
When you get home

Apr 4, 2012, 4:53pm Top

I always thought it was "my propers." Anyway, you say Aretha, I say Big O... either way, we need some Respect around here.

Apr 4, 2012, 4:59pm Top

Hm - when I am posting lyrics I am getting them from internet and I remember this one with profits (but then I am replacing words with others that sound better to me in the context -- major issue when I needed to learn poetry by heart...)

All yours Jim :)

Apr 4, 2012, 9:00pm Top

Continuing in #10 because it's getting long.

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