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do you want to play a game? (lyrics version)

Total lack of posting today. Still feeling the mono. So, open thread here. Following my posting of random 80's song lyrics last night, you could do the same. Sort of a Guess Song By Lyrics game, except you both give the lyrics and guess the lyrics that other people leave. Got it? Good. No guest login today, just use the comments. And no freaking Sister Christian lyrics or I will rip your balls off. And I say balls, knowing who the Night Ranger culprits always are. I have to rest up so I can go out for a nice huge piece of medium rare dead cow tonight, washed down with about five pints of Killian's Red. Have fun, turn off the lights when you leave and behave. [Don't forget to check out all the entries from the George Lucas is a Fuckwad poetry contest. You're all winners in my heart.]


Sooner or later
You're gonna listen to Ralph Nader.

Hint: It's from 1978

If you think the harmony
is a little dark and out of key
you're correct
there's nobody there.

No clue to the Ralph Nader tune.

so come on baby, won't you show some class
why you wanna move so fast?

NFC about the first two songs...

come talkin that shit
we'll pull your card

shot in the dark guess at Ralph Nader: REM?

#1 - Buzzcocks. "Fast Cars" or something like that.

My lyric:
Monkeys in the trees/
Just thumbing their nose
At the bull riders riding on rhinos

NWA - boys n the hood

This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha
And thank God I'm only watching the game, controlling it...

Got to love Guadalcanal Diary , Watusi Radio

Monkeys in the trees/
Just thumbing their nose
At the bull riders riding on rhinos

Charlie's in "Only a Northern Song" by the Beatles.
I know Amanda's is "Boyz n the Hood," but I keep hearing the Dynamite Hack version. Damn college radio.
The one after Amanda's is "Watusi Rodeo" by Guadalcanal Diary.
Here's mine, it's easy:

What's the point of robbery
When nothing is worth taking?

dorkafork's is One Night in Bangkok.

Creature in the sky got sucked in a hole.
Now there's a hole in the sky, and the ground's not cold.

forgot to put up some lyrics:

Don't talk to me about Women's Liberation
They already got me right just where it hurts

Dorkafork - "One Night in Bangkok" by That Guy Whose Name I Can't Remember Because He Never Hit the Charts Again.

My self-conscious attempt to be cool with a somewhat esoteric contribution:

If man is 5
Then the devil is 6
Then god is 7

Lyrics from a song I liked to way too much in my formative years because it had crude sexual innuendo:

Put your right hand out, give a firm handshake
Talk to me about that one big break
Spread your ear pollution both far and wide
Keep your contributions by your side

TL: What? The Stroke had sexual connotations? I had no idea.

The Chess guy's name was Murry Head.

TL Hines first one is "Monkeys Gone to Heaven" by the Pixies.

And Eddie's is "Monkeys Gone to Heaven", too.

Tom's is Pretty Girls

'it's not always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise. it moves us along.'

Pete's is 'Stand and Deliver'

one of my personal favorites:

And they kissed each other
And they turned around
And they saw me standing in the aisle
Well I did not say much
I just stood there watching
As that .45 told them goodbye

"Look at what's happened to me,
I can't believe it myself.
Suddenly I'm up on top of the world,
It should've been somebody else."


Great job, Ryan. Gonna be stuck in my head all night.


The unofficial theme song of my apartment building's BBQs last summer!

"Great job, Ryan. Gonna be stuck in my head all night."

Misery loves company ;-)

Besides try having this one run through your head all day.

"(I say) We can act if want to,
If we don't nobody will
And you can act real rude
and totally removed
And I can act like an imbecile"

Ryan - Safety dance. Doh.

"Take the baby to the river,
Kyle William they called him.
Put the baby in the water,
wash away little Kyle's sin..."

Oops. You knew we knew that one. Sorry.

I'll do my penance:

"Never fit quite right in school,
ran around broke all the rules,
you walked so tough and talked so cool,
that's right."

Greg's is LA County by Lyle Lovett.

"Oh. To fight is to defend
If it's not now then tell me when
Would be the time
That you would stand up and be a man
For to lose I could accept
But to surrender I just wept
And regretted this moment
oh that I
I was the fool"

This gem...

"He's just a man
With a man's courage
Nothing but a man
But he can never fail
No-one but the pure at heart
May find the Golden Grail"

flash! ahhhhhhhh



dammit, ryan.

and wha, nobody could guess the lyrics i put up? i thought they were easy... oh well, try this:

I've been on the outside looking in
Let me into your heart, oh
There's nothing on Earth that should keep us apart...

Ryan's is on the tip of my damn tongue and sure to drive me mad all night...with that, here's an easy one...

A long, long time ago
I can still remember
How that music made me smile

And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for awhile

Rob's is 'American Pie'

Rob: Bye, bye Miss American Pie


The roses on the windowsill
Are tilted to one side.
Everything about this house
Was born to grow and die

It's coming from the feel,
that this ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.

Not quite mainstream, but it brings back fun memories for me:

So you been to school for a year or two
And you know you've seen it all
In daddy's car thinkin' you'll go far
Back east your type don't crawl

At home, drawing pictures
Of mountaintops
With him on top
Lemon yellow sun
Arms raised in a 'V'
And the dead lay
In pools of maroon below

thlayli, Pearl Jam - Jeremy. Loved that.

another Rocker:

Hold life, I'm gonna live it up
I'm taking flight, I said I'll never give it up
Stand tall, I'm young and kinda proud
I'm on the top as long as the music's loud

David - Elton John, Love Lies Bleeding/Funeral for a Friend

Ryan's is FLASH GORDON. Jeff's is DEMOCRACY.

Here's my easy one:

When it rains it rains
All the colors in my paintbox
When it rains it rains
Tickets for the front row seats
Up on the rooftops

Hostess got it!

Why am I not surprised? ;-)

Matts is:
Ballet for a rainy day
album: skylarking

my lyrics
and after a while you can work on points for style
like the club tie and the firm handshake
a certain look in the eye and an easy smile
you have to be trusted by the people that you lie to
so that when they turn their backs on you
you'll get the chance to put the knife in

...Floating in the summer sky
Panic bells it's red alert
There's something here from somewhere else
The war machine, it springs to life
Opens up one eager eye...

Ooops--that was Pink Floyd, Busta. Forgot the title though...

4 . .3. . 2. . 1. . /Earth below us/drifting, falling/floating weightless/coming, coming home

Mel's is the English version of "99 Luftballoons"

A true 80's song:

I saw your eyes, and it made me smile, for a little while, I was falling in love.

difficulity: easy


a little harder song (2nd verse)

I waved a diesel down outside a cafe'
He said that he was goin' as far as Gatlinburg
I climbed up in the cab all wet and cold and lonely
I wiped my eyes and told him about her
I've got to find her!
Can you make these big wheels burn?

JW: "Major Tom" by Peter Schilling.

Mojomark: "You Got Another Thing Coming" by Judas Priest.

But when I catch you up
I`m gonna pull you up
I`m gonna check-out inside your brain

Mr. Lawson (the easy song):
Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song

Mr. Lawson: The hard one is "Smoky Mountain Rain' by Ronny Milsap.

Busta's Pink Floyd lyric is "Dogs" from "Animals".

Doctor, doctor, we have nothing in our pockets
We continue, but we have nothing left to offer
Faces pressed against the window
Hey, they're just my friends
But check this out
Don't be so slick
Break our backs
It goes like this: