Thursday, January 24, 2008

Song lyrics meme - part three

It's audience participation time around here! Yuri has been doing a great "mystery song" Monday feature which got me thinking about this again. It has been forever since I've done this, and because I've gotten absolutely nothing of any consequence done on my day off today, I thought I'd continue in that vein. It's time for another song lyrics meme. By now, you know the drill:

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: I'll 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:

#1 - Time, time, time/See what's become of me "Hazy Shade of Winter" - The Bangles (guessed by Yuri and Adem)

#2 - I don't know why, I don't know how/I thought I loved you but I'm not sure now. "Domino Dancing" - Pet Shop Boys (guessed by Lucas who was too shy to post a comment.)

#3 - I really should be saying good night/I really shouldn't stay anymore/It's been so long since I held ya/I've forgotten what love is for. "Trouble" - Lindsey Buckingham (guessed by Matt)

#4 - If you could be so kind/To help me find my mind/I'd like to thank you in advance. "Lost Mind" - Diana Krall (guessed by Paul)

#5 - There comes a time/When you should see things clear/Free from my innocence/There is no circumstance too severe. "Le Bel Age" - Pat Benatar (guessed by Paul)

#6 - Life is a moment in space/When the dream is gone/It's a lonelier place. "Woman In Love" - Barbra Streisand (guessed by Lucas and Adem)

#7 - Our step mom we did everything to hate her/She took us down to the edge of ********/We saw the lion and the kangeroo take her/Down to the river where they caught a wild alligator. "Decatur, or Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!" by Sufjan Stevens (guessed by Paul)

#8 - I walked into the club last night/I hadn't been there for so long/Thinking foolishly I might find you sitting all alone/But oh, how dreams lie "No Two Ways About It" - Pam Tillis (guessed by Paul)

#9 - Neon shines through smokey eyes tonight/It's 2 A.M., I'm drunk again/And it's heavy on my mind Grace Is Gone - Dave Matthews Band (guessed by ooshiny)

#10 - Dreaming/I must be dreaming/Or am I really lying here with you? "I Just Fall In Love Again" - Anne Murray (guessed by Randy. Paul came close, guessing the Carpenters who also did a version of this song)

#11 - Looking through my old drawer/Came across the letter you wrote/Said you needed time away/That was so long ago "Come Back To Me" - Janet Jackson (guessed by Lucas and Caryle)

#12 - Her hair is Harlow gold/Her lips sweet surprise. "Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes (guessed by Yuri and Lucas)

#13 - She was standing at the front door/When I came home last night/A good book in her left hand/And a rollin' pin in the right. One More Last Chance - Vince Gill (guessed by Heidi who had an unfair advantage because I was singing it while cleaning up the kitchen earlier.)

#14 - Lay a whisper on my pillow/Leave the winter on the ground/I wake up lonely. Is there a silence/In the bedroom and all around? "It Must Have Been Love" - Roxette (guessed by Yuri)

#15 - A prisoner of your love/Entangled in your web/Hot whispers in the night/I'm captured by your spell. "Better Be Good To Me" - Tina Turner (guessed by Yuri and Lucas)

#16 - Desperately seeking someone, willing to travel/You're lost in conversation and useless at Scrabble/Happiness will never last/Darkness comes to kick your ass "Your Disco Needs You" - Kylie Minogue (guessed by Yuri and Adem)

#17 - I feel a hunger/It's a hunger that tries to keep a man awake at night./Are you the answer?/I shouldn't wonder when I feel you whet my appetite "Take Me Home Tonight" - Eddie Money (guessed by Lucas)

#18 - Won't you come see about me?/I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby/Tell me your troubles and doubts/Giving me everything, inside and out. "Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds (guessed by Yuri and Lucas)

#19 - Knew you'd be here tonight/So I put my best dress on/Boy, I was so right. Slow - Kylie Minogue (guessed by Daniel)

#20 - Sitting on the front porch on a summer afternoon/In a straight backed chair on two legs/Leaned against the wall.

OK, it's up to you guys from this point. I'll keep the post updated as best I can. These songs pretty much run the gamut across all genres and they all came from my iTunes, so that's pretty much no help at all when it comes to narrowing them down.


Yuяi said...

1. Bangles, Hazy Shade of Winter

12. Kim Carnes, Bette Davis Eyes

14. Roxette, It Must Have Been Love

15. Tina Turner, Better Be Good To Me

16. Kylie, Your Disco Needs You

18. Simple Minds, Don't You Forget About Me

I need to leave a few so everyone else can play! :P

Adem With An E said...

1) The Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter

6) Barbara Stresisand - Woman In Love

16) Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You

I know number 2, 4, 8 and 13 but cannot for the life of me think of what they are and it's killing me.

Anonymous said...

Jumping in here quickly so that I get at least one -

11. Janet Jackson - Come Back to Me

Anonymous said...

#3 is Trouble, by Lindsey Buckingham

Dan said...

You guys are doing fabulously! A lot of the easiest ones are gone now, but I have confidence in you!

Yuri, if you had missed "Your Disco Needs You" I was ready to revoke your Kylie fan card.

Adem, #2 was guessed by Lucas ("Domino Dancing") in a private e-mail to me. The last two you mentioned are both country songs, if that helps at all.

Matt, I was counting on you to pick up that LB one. It was not placed there deliberately either, I promise!

Anonymous said...

Is #19, "Slow" by Kylie?

Daniel :D

xolondon said...

As Yuri will tell you, I am shit with these things, so I never bother. xo

Heidi Cullinan said...

Okay, #13 is Vince Gill "One More Last Chance." And I'm fairly sure it's a cook book in her left hand.

Anonymous said...

#9 is "Grace is Gone" by Dave Matthews Band. That's all I know that's not already claimed. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I should mention that I count a total of 15 drinks requested in the duration of that song (presuming each time he says 'another drink' or 'one more drink' he's actually asking for yet another). I wonder what his liver looks like.

Dan said...

Another 3 down. There are only 6 left! I can't believe it. At this rate, I'll be posting the answers to the unguessed ones tomorrow.

Heidi, I checked in several different places and it IS "a good book" and not "a cook book" although I agree that cook book makes more lyrical sense.

Young Daniel! A virgin commenter on the blog.

Ooshiny, I hate to think of the fatty liver that is residing inside his body.

If the other ones don't start dropping soon, I'll start posting hints.

Myfizzypop said...

i'm so behind on this and am so going to steal the idea for the relaunch of my blog :P Anyway here are some more guesses!

4 - Lost Mind by Diana Krall
5 - I know it's a pat benetar song, i think its called Belage or something?
7 - Round of Applause for Your Stepmother, surfjan stevens
8 - No Two Ways About It by Pam Tillis
10 - I Just Fall IN Love Again by the Carpenters (LOVE this song!)

i'm stumped with 20!!

Anonymous said...

10 -- I Just Fall in Love Again by Anne Murray

D'luv said...

Well, looks like I'm late to the party. I have no idea about the ones that are left. I could cheat and Google them, but I'm jettin' outta the office for the weekend, so have a good one!

Dan said...

Wow! You guys have REALLY impressed me. Paul, you successfully knocked off all but the last one. Although I didn't know that the Carpenters did "I Just Fall In Love Again." The version I have is Anne Murray's which was guessed by Randy.

The only one left I'll leave up for the weekend, and if no one guesses it by Sunday night, I'll reveal its secret identity.