Sunday, March 18, 2007

Music lyrics meme - part two

It's been a while since I did this music lyrics meme and because I'm feeling very lazy, I decided to try this again. It's always fun, but as Madge would say during "Hung Up" - this is the audience participation portion of the show. I want you to play along with me - and that includes the lurkers out there! Here's the meme:
Step 1: Put your iPod/MP3 player or iTunes on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. (I took out any instrumental songs, natch, as well as any song where the title is uttered in the first line, so it's not entirely the first 20 songs that came up.)
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from. Those guessing the songs should post in the comments or shoot me an e-mail.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly and post the title in bold after the stricken song when it is guessed.
Step 5: (for those guessing the songs) If you look up the lyrics on Google or any other search engine, that's called cheating, so don't do it!
So here are the songs:

Song #1: I gave you three years of my life/You always said I'd be your wife

Song #2: I'm in love with you/You silly thing/Anyone can see ("Nothing Fails" by Madonna -- Yuri)

Song #3: If you've done nothing wrong/You've got nothing to fear/If you've something to hide/You shouldn't even be here ("Integral" by Pet Shop Boys -- Yuri)

Song #4: When I met you in the restaurant/You could tell I was no debutante ("Dreaming" by Blondie -- Yuri)

Song #5: Another question in me/One for the powers that be/It's got me thrown and so/I put on my poker face.

Song #6: You can call me a sinner/Or you can call me a saint ("Like It Or Not" by Madonna -- Yuri)

Song #7: I've had enough of this parade/I'm thinking of the words to say

Song #8: Would you change your mind at the very last moment?

Song #9: I'm sitting here alone up in my room/And thinkin' 'bout the times that we've been through ("Born To Make You Happy by Britney Spears - John)

Song #10: There's a lot of tension in this town/I know it's building up inside of me

Song #11: Eyes are black and skin so white/She moves so easily into the night

Song #12: Watch out sister, watch out brother/Watch our children while they kill each other ("Love Is A Good Thing" by Sheryl Crow -- Aunt Phetamine)

Song #13: Look over yonder what do you see?/The sun is a risin' most definitely

Song #14: I'm beside myself 'cuz I don't know and you won't tell

Song #15: Baby I never gave my heart to anyone/Oh no/I used to think that love was a game/I used to make it just for fun

Song #16: Love - that's worth fighting for/And that's what this is/How, how could I want more/Than the warmth of your kiss?

Song #17: Early morning light had come/Watched you turn as if to go/With no way out, I gave up the ghost.

Song #18: Let's go down by the grapevine, drink my daddy's wine/Get happy

Song #19: When your world is full of strange arrangements/And gravity won't pull you through. ("The Look Of Love" by ABC - genkiboy)

Song #20: How do you document real life when real life is getting more like fiction each day? ("Rent" from the Broadway Musical -- Caryle)

Guessing right gets you a link from me to your blog (watch out, your site might be overwhelmed with traffic) and I'll post all the answers on Friday night. If you're interested in doing this on your own blog, by all means, do so, and I'll post a link to your lyrics meme.

Have fun - it's not as easy as you might think!


Anonymous said...

It's official, this was DARN hard. :) I think I know one, though.

#20 -- Rent, from the musical by the same name(cast)

I started this last night but didn't finish, so I'll try to post mine this evening.

Yuяi said...

Yikes! This is HARD!

Here's what came to me quickly:

#2: Nothing Fails, Madge

#3: Integral, PSB

#4: Dreaming, Blondie

#6: Like It Or Not, Madge

I'm going to have to think on the others..whoever can get them all has to be a musical genius! :)

genkiboy said...

oh, caryle already got the only one i knew. :(

genkiboy said...

wait! #19 is "look of love" by...oh, crap, i can't remember the artist. and since i looked it up, i won't write it here. :D

Cherry Red said...

Well, the I only one I knew was #19--and genkiboy beat me to it. Oh well. :)

Fun meme Dan! Once I get my ipod loaded up, I'll have to do it too. :)

Cherry Red said...

Oh! I just noticed Yuri's comment that #4 was Dreaming. I must have skimmed right over that one. I would have gotten that one right off. Alas, I can't name any of the others. sigh.

Aunt Phetamine said...

#12: Sheryl Crow, "Love is a Good Thing" - officially banned by WalMart for this particular line: "... with a gun they bought at WalMart discount store!"

How pathetic that it's the only one I know besides "Rent."

As always,
Aunt Phetamine

Anonymous said...

Hi Dan, it's John! What a cool game! Almost makes me want to start a blog so I can play too!

Anyway my guess is for #9 - is it Born To Make You Happy by Miss Britney Spears?

Dan said...

John, you are correct sir! And if you started a blog, you know I'd be reading it on a daily basis!