Friday, November 10, 2006

And the Answers Are...

1) The Cars - Moving in Stereo
Its so easy to blow up your problems

Its so easy to play up your breakdown

Its so easy to fly through a window

Its so easy to fool with the sound


2) Tears for Fears - Watch Me Bleed

Heaven comes to he who waits

But I know Im getting nowhere

And all the deeds of yesterday

Have really helped to pave my way


3) Living in a Box - Living in a Box

Woke up this morning

Closed in on all sides

Nothing doing

I feel resistance

As I open my eyes


4) Smashmouth - Who's There?

You, you look to the stars for answers

Your face glowing in blue

You smile at the thought that there's something out there

Suddenly a smile turns to a stare


5) Belle and Sebastian - Another Sunny Day

Another day in June, we’ll pick eleven for football

We’re playing for our lives the referee gives us fuck all

6) Culture Club - Church of the Poison Mind

Desolate loving in your eyes

You used an made my life so sweet

Step out like a God found child

I saw your eyes across the street


7) Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

Just close your eyes and then remember

The thoughts you've locked away

When tomorrow comes you'll wish

You had today


8) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Dance All Night

She ain't lonely now

See her shuffle across the floor

Yeah, she's happier now

See her smile and say "come on"


9) Mark Knopfler and EmmyLou Harris - Beyond My Wildest Dreams

I didn't ask for much

As maybe I ought've

But I'm staying in touch

With the one I love

And I can see in the dials

And in these headlights beams


10) Hobex - Solaar

moved out to a side road, became a bitter man

flat out in a lawn chair with a phone in his hand

the sharp shooter shock was from the enemy

as the sky fell down the last thing he said to me


11) Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Love is All Around (The Theme to the Mary Tyler Moore Show)

How will you make it on your own?

This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone

But it's time you started living

It's time you let someone else do some giving


12) Less Than Jake - Crazy Glue

It seems I cant explain it all

All the reasons gone and I just cant seem to shake

What Ive been brought up on


13) Jethro Tull - Back to the Family

Masters in the counting house

Counting all his money.

Sisters sitting by the mirror --

She thinks her hair looks funny.

And here am I thinking to myself

Just wondring what things to do.


14) Bio Ritmo - What I Want to Say

Yo solo queria decirte antes de que te fueras

Que te di mi corazon

Que te di mi vida entera

Que correspondi a tu amor

Como lo hace cualquiera

tp - I'd have been shocked if anyone had gotten this one

15) Sex Police - On The Side of the Truth

Which side do you favor, boy

Whatcha feel when you flip the coin

Which path have you stepped upon

A free path, a straight line
tp - here ya go, pc - from the "Medallion" CD

16) Spamalot - Brave Sir Robin

He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp,

Or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken;

To have his kneecaps split, and his body burned away;


17) Paul Westerberg - Soldier of Misfortune

I gotta get leave

You want rueful? I've got a roomful

I'm a veteran of grief


18) Bob Dylan - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

Well, that mockingbird's gonna sail away,

We're gonna forget it.

That big, fat moon is gonna shine like a spoon,

But we're gonna let it,

You won't regret it.


19) Danger Doom - Crosshairs

The fat is in the fire, a fryer made of chicken wire

Gettin sick and tired of a friggin liar

Pelican, with some very soft mangoes

A closet full of skeletons and terry cloth Kangols


20) Paul Simon - Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War

Easily losing their evening clothes

They danced by the light of the moon

To the Penguins, the Moonglows

The Orioles, and The Five Satins

The deep forbidden music

They'd been longing for


21) JoBoxers - Just Got Lucky

'cause I never felt this way before
Like a dog always beggin' for more.

22) The Users - Sick of You

Don't want to fight with you

Don't even want to talk to you

Well I wish I had never met you girl

You're always trying to rule my world


23) Intaferon - Get Out of London

Hold Tight

One day morning wake up yawning

Break an egg, bust my head, maybe it's a warning

Ring on the bell says it's half past eight

Keys in my tea, hey i'm gonna be late

24) Billy Joel - Miami 2017
Seen the lights go out Broadway

I saw the Empire State laid low

And life went on beyond the Palisades

They all bought Cadillacs

And left there long ago


25) Ryan Adams - Do Miss America

So, tell me how you feel without your medicine

Hold you head feelin' paranoid

Sweet sixteen for a schizoid


26) Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation

I was sayin let me out of here before I was

even born--it's such a gamble when you get a face

It's fascinatin to observe what the mirror does

but when I dine it's for the wall that I set a place
tp - disappointed that nobody got this one!

27) Elvis Costello - Blame it on Cain

Once upon a time, I had a little money.

Government burglars took it long

before I could mail it to you.

Still, you are the only one.

Now I can't let it slip away.


28) Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters

Drive west on sunset

To the sea

Turn that jungle music down

Just until were out of town

This is no one night stand

Its a real occasion

Close your eyes and youll be there


29) Bobby Braddock - He Stopped Loving Her Today

He said, 'I'll love you till I die'

She told him, 'You'll forget in time'

As the years went slowly by

She still preyed upon his mind


He kept her picture on his wall

Went half crazy now and then

He still loved her through it all

Hoping she'd come back again
tp - this was the demo from the writer. George Jones' version is one of the greatest songs ever recorded

30) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance

She grew up in a Indiana town,

Had a good lookin’ mama who never was around.

But she grew up tall and she grew up right

With them Indiana boys on an Indiana night

Answers Coming By This Evening

The answers to the music quiz in my last post are coming tonight. PC, 'bout time you post yours too so we can all feel silly about some of the ones we missed and so that we can go find some of the ones that have really intriguing lyrics that we haven't heard before.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Right Back Atcha, PC!

I failed miserably at PC's random music quiz - 6.5 out of 30 suxx0rs pretty damn bad. But it did two things for me - it got me to try hitting the shuffle on MediaMonkey on my laptop (and I was pleased with the results) and got me to try to get back at him. So here's the result of my "shuffle 30" results (with a caveat that I turned up a number of instrumentals, which clearly don't count) - to play, just use the comments to name as many songs as you can (some of these have been covered by a number of people, so there's no way you'd know which artist I was listening to but your guesses would be interesting!). Honestly? I'd have only gotten a dozen or so of these.

1) Its so easy to blow up your problems
Its so easy to play up your breakdown
Its so easy to fly through a window
Its so easy to fool with the sound

2) Heaven comes to he who waits
But I know I'm getting nowhere
And all the deeds of yesterday
Have really helped to pave my way

3) Woke up this morning
Closed in on all sides
Nothing doing
I feel resistance
As I open my eyes

3A) (Instrumental Interlude) Jethro Tull - Serenade to a Cuckoo

4) You you look to the stars for answers
Your face glowing in blue
You smile at the thought that there's something out there
Suddenly a smile turns to a stare

5) Another day in June, we’ll pick eleven for football
We’re playing for our lives the referee gives us fuck all

6) Desolate loving in your eyes
You used an made my life so sweet
Step out like a God found child
I saw your eyes across the street

7) Just close your eyes and then remember
The thoughts you've locked away
When tomorrow comes you'll wish
You had today

8) She ain't lonely now
See her shuffle across the floor
Yeah, she's happier now
See her smile and say "come on"

9) I didn't ask for much
As maybe I ought've
But I'm staying in touch
With the one I love
And I can see in the dials
And in these headlights beams

10) moved out to a side road, became a bitter man
flat out in a lawn chair with a phone in his hand
the sharp shooter shock was from the enemy
as the sky fell down the last thing he said to me

11) How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving

12) It seems I cant explain it all
All the reasons gone and I just cant seem to shake
What Ive been brought up on

13) Masters in the counting house
Counting all his money.
Sisters sitting by the mirror --
She thinks her hair looks funny.
And here am I thinking to myself
Just wondring what things to do.

14) Yo solo queria decirte antes de que te fueras
Que te di mi corazon
Que te di mi vida entera
Que correspondi a tu amor
Como lo hace cualquiera

15) Which side do you favor, boy
Whatcha feel when you flip the coin
Which path have you stepped upon
A free path, a straight line

16) He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp,
Or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken;
To have his kneecaps split, and his body burned away;

17) I gotta get leave
You want rueful? I've got a roomful
I'm a veteran of grief

18) Well, that mockingbird's gonna sail away,
We're gonna forget it.
That big, fat moon is gonna shine like a spoon,
But we're gonna let it,
You won't regret it.

19) The fat is in the fire, a fryer made of chicken wire
Gettin sick and tired of a friggin liar
Pelican, with some very soft mangoes
A closet full of skeletons and terry cloth Kangols

19A) (Instrumental Interlude) Flat Duo Jets - Virginia Surf

20) Easily losing their evening clothes

They danced by the light of the moon
To the Penguins, the Moonglows
The Orioles, and The Five Satins
The deep forbidden music
They'd been longing for

20A) (Instrumental Interlude) The Who - Sparks

21) 'cause I never felt this way before
Like a dog always beggin' for more.

22) Don't want to fight with you
Don't even want to talk to you
Well I wish I had never met you girl
You're always trying to rule my world

23) Hold Tight
One day morning wake up yawning
Break an egg, bust my head, maybe it's a warning
Ring on the bell says it's half past eight
Keys in my tea, hey i'm gonna be late

23A) (Instrumental Interlude) Herbie Hancock - Chameleon

24) Seen the lights go out Broadway
I saw the Empire State laid low
And life went on beyond the Palisades
They all bought Cadillacs
And left there long ago

25) So, tell me how you feel without your medicine
Hold you head feelin' paranoid
Sweet sixteen for a schizoid

26) I was sayin let me out of here before I was
even born--it's such a gamble when you get a face
It's fascinatin to observe what the mirror does
but when I dine it's for the wall that I set a place

27) Once upon a time, I had a little money.
Government burglars took it long
before I could mail it to you.
Still, you are the only one.
Now I can't let it slip away.

28) Drive west on sunset
To the sea
Turn that jungle music down
Just until were out of town
This is no one night stand
Its a real occasion
Close your eyes and youll be there

28A) (Instrumental Interlude) Pell Mell - Drift

29) He said, 'I'll love you till I die'
She told him, 'You'll forget in time'
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again

30) She grew up in a Indiana town,
Had a good lookin’ mama who never was around.
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on an Indiana night.