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Music meme - part two


So, if you're bored or so inclined, check out what I gleaned from my moldy stacks of wax and celluloid. Here are the rules:

Step 1: Put your MP3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) of the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: NO CHEATING (that goes for the guesser, too!)


1 - So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain


2 - When you were young and on your own
How did it feel to be alone?

3 - While riding on a train goin' West,
I fell asleep for to take my rest.


4 - This thing called love I just can't handle it
this thing called love I must get round to it

5 - The night we met I knew I needed you so
and if I had the chance I'd never let you go


6 - Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick, and think of you
caught up in circles confusion - is nothing new


7 - He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago Way


8 - Though I’ve tried before to tell her
Of the feelings I have for her in my heart


9 - Riding along on a carousel,
tryin' to catch up to you


10 - You love her but she loves him
And he loves somebody else
You just can't win


11 - I've been a bad bad girl,
I’ve been careless with a delicate man


12 - Line on your face don’t bother me
Down in my chair when you dance over me
I can't help myself

13 - Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace
Molly is the singer in a band


14 - Say man,
What’s that boy?
I want to tell you 'bout your girlfriend,

15 - You’ve got your mother in a whirl
She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl


16 - I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping


17 - Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields


18 - People are talkin, talking 'bout people
I hear them whisper, you wont believe it
They think we're lovers kept under covers


19 - It's a still life water color,
Of a now late afternoon,
As the sun shines through the curtained lace
And shadows wash the room.

20 - I was five and he was six,
we rode on horses made of sticks.

21 - When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we see


C'mon ... see if you can amaze me ... or maybe yourself.



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Nov. 10th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
1. pink floyd -wish you were here (gawd i luv that song)
6. cyndi lauper - time after time
Nov. 10th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
21 - stand by me - ?
Nov. 10th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)

Very good ms. dubois!

It's not always easy to recognize songs by the first line or two (written) is it? I'm sure you'll remember many more when the answers are revealed.

Interesting, though. Look at the images in the three lyrics you identified: heaven, hell, blue skies, pain, ticking clock, confusion, night, dark, Moon, light.

That's my friend Kelly! :)

Hope you're fine today! Thanks for playing!!
Nov. 10th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
3. Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan's Dream I think.

8. The Police, Every Little Thing She Does

9. The Hollies, On a Carousel

10. J. Geils Band, Love Stinks

11. Fiona Apple, Criminal

13. The Beatles, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

15. David Bowie, Rebel Rebel

16. The Beatles, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

17. Jackson Browne, Running on Empty

#s 6 & 19 -- I know I should know these but I can't think of what they are! Aaaargh!

Nov. 10th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
That's one better than the last time, I think.

At least out brain cells haven't completely turned to ashes. Three or four of those were pretty tough too.
Nov. 10th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
I only knew Bob Dylan's Dream because I got The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan LP when I was a teenager.
Nov. 10th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
I've got that too. That's where I got the song for the list. Funny song too.
Nov. 10th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
I had numbers 8, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 21, but others, mostly that darn Jeff, beat me too it. I can add these two:

5. Be My Baby, The Ronettes? I know it's Ronnie Spector, but I'm not confident about the group's name.

18. Something to Talk About Bonnie Raitt
Nov. 10th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yep, The Ronettes. Don't you just love Phil Spector and his "Wall of Sound"? Well, I can't get enough of it.

The Stand By Me version I have is on John Lennon's Rock and Roll album.

We'll pretend Jeff doesn't exist for awhile ... ;P ... and still give you credit for 8. Jeffy does have a terribly unfair advantage you know.

Very good Xeenie.
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:51 am (UTC)
Don't you just love Phil Spector and his "Wall of Sound"? Well, I can't get enough of it.

I'm not all that familiar with it, just "The Long and Winding Road" and Tina Turner's "River Deep Mountain High". Unless everything Phil Spector did, including his most recent hairdos, is considered "Wall of Sound", and then I've just made an ass out of myself.

The Stand By Me version I have is on John Lennon's Rock and Roll album.

I have that album, too! And even though I didn't name an artist for that song, I was tempted to mention this version as a possibility. I like his version of Be-Bop-A-LuLa. Seems like it would be a fun song to play/sing.

Nov. 11th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)
Hee hee hee! That's not nice. I fussed Jeff once for posting one of those awful pics of Phil when he was in trouble yet again. Despite his penchant for pointing guns at people, he really was a creative genius.

Of course the technology in his day was primitive, but he improvised. From what I've read, his studio was an old converted
house with unique acoustics and he'd place microphones at different distances from the vocalists to get this layered almost echo effect when recording. Check out Then He Kissed Me, Da doo Ron Ron, He's a Rebel, etc., on this Crystals album:


Even though the quality is minimal, you can get the effect. I don't have any of this stuff on CD. I may have to invest a little money of the stuff I like. There's so much and old and new though. I can't afford to get too caught up.

Yeah, Lennon's album was considered a kind of lazy step back for him when released. There wasn't much retro stuff going on. I like the genre too and have some Robert Gordon who was totally serious about this stuff and did Beep-Bop-A-LuLa, Red Hot, Summertime Blues, etc., one album with Link Wray who died last year. I did a reminiscence kind of thing about riding down the service road on the levee after high school listening to Rumble on an oldies station while heading to a crumbling old Plantation home with my girlfriend. Nice memories.

Oh, God! It's 6 a.m. Why am I up!
Nov. 13th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Hee hee hee! That's not nice. I fussed Jeff once for posting one of those awful pics of Phil when he was in trouble yet again. Despite his penchant for pointing guns at people, he really was a creative genius.

No, it's not nice. But still funny. I can not respect famous people (especially those I liked) after serious brushes with the law, especially with those related to violence. It may not alter what they did before that, but it sure tarnishes my enjoyment of it, and my opinion of them.

I knew those Crystals songs, but I guess I never knew that Spector was involved with them. Good stuff. But forever tainted in my mind.

I like that Lennon was trying to return to his roots with the Rock 'N' Roll album after all of his experimentations and unusualness with his personal life. He really was trying to get it all together, and seemed to be succeeding or at least on track when he was killed. That's part of what makes it so sad, even all these years later.
Nov. 13th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, he really always was a cad, even when he was young. I was chastising Jeff though for making fun of his appearance more than anything, just because I don't believe in doing that myself. Actually, I prefer not knowing too much about anyone in the music/arts field because I'd probably hate them all.

As far as Lennon, I think he, like most artists, do their greatest work at an early age when their influences and experiences are freshest. They may become more proficient from a technical perspective, but the passion and spontaneity diminishes. I think I read Lennon went years without doing anything creative when he was a house-husband. Funny how so many people find out that "their heart's desire" is in their own back yard too late. Of course I could be wrong.
Nov. 11th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
Ah ah! I have one Ed, I think.

no. 8; Boogie Woogie Boogle Boy of Company B.?

(I discovered this song in the 80's, with also some other Glenn Miller's; Chatanooga Tchoo Tchoo, In the Mood, etc). :D

(Wow I think I have only one and I am extactic!)

Nov. 11th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
Ooops, sorry; I meant the song no. 7.
Nov. 11th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
HaHaaaa! :D

I am laughing at your excitement.

It is not easy to recognize many songs by the first few words, even if you know them well. When you speak English as a second language, it is even more impressive.

I have two versions ... the original with the Andrew Sisters and also Bette Middler's version. It is a fun song, is it not?

I'd love to see you boogie-woogie! :D
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