Friday, January 9, 2009


UPDATE: All the songs that have not already been correctly identified now have cheats. Click play to hear that part of the song. Sorry but 12, 14 and 16 I had to record while playing since itunes wouldn't let me load them into garage band (something about right protected) so they sound horrible and slightly distorted and 1 got cut off for some reason but you get the gist. Hope this helps (Laura). 

A few days ago Jessica emailed me a link to this meme which she thought I would enjoy. I used to think I was good at this game but am finding I am only good at lyrics if I can hear some music to go along. Anyhoo...from that link I clicked on Mimi's comment to see if I knew any of hers and, alas, I have decided to play too...

1~Put your music player on shuffle
2~Post the first line (unless it reveals the title) from the first 25 songs that play {I am going to put ** in place of the title of the song if need be)
3~Strike thru the songs when someone guesses BOTH title and artist

As usual I can't really follow directions so here is roughly the first stanza to give you a fighting chance. If I used the song in the last similar meme and it came up on shuffle I skipped it to have all new songs, and there are no repeat artists. 

WOWZAH: Mimi has knocked it out of the park already. I will have the answers in a lighter gray and not strike thru so you can still read them if you want to.

1. Well I guess you left me with some feathers in my hand
Did it make it any easier to leave me where I stand?
I guess there might not be too many who would stand beside you now
Where'd you come from? Where am I going?
Why'd you leave me till I'm only good for...
Waiting for you
aubrey got that it is counting crows but not the name of the song

2. I want ** to share
Share the rest of my life
Share my innermost thoughts
Know my intimate details
somebody, depeche mode (mimi)

3. Show me, show me, show me
How you do that trick
The one that makes me scream she said
just like heaven, the cure (mimi)

4. Reluctantly crouched at the starting line, 
Engines pumping and thumping in time. 
The green light flashes, the flags go up. 
the distance, cake (jessica)

5. Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down?
dreams, fleetwood mac (paula)

6. Like anyone would be 
I am flattered by your fascination with me
Like any hot blooded woman
I have simply wanted an object to crave
But you, you're not allowed
You're **
An unfortunate slight
uninvited, alanis morissette (jessica)

7. She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you see
she's always a woman, billy joel (jessica & jedi sue)

8.  You think that we connect
That the chemistry's correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I like what I hear
spiderwebs, no doubt (aubrey)

9. I keep hearin you're concerned about my happiness
But all that thought you're givin me is conscience I guess
If I was walkin in your shoes, I wouldn't worry none
While you and your friends are worried about me, I'm havin lots of fun
flowers on the wall, statler brothers (paula)

10. Sorry is all that you can't say
Years gone by and still
Words don't come easily
Like sorry,  like sorry
baby can i hold you, tracy chapman (aubrey)

11. Caroline laughs and it's raining all day
She loves to be one of the girls
She lives in the place in the side of our lives
Where nothing is ever put straight
pretty in pink, psychedelic furs (mimi)

12. **, who'd a thunk sittin drunk on a wagon to Mexico
Ah well, what a chump, well my head got a bump
when I hit it on the radio

13. I'm coming out of my cage 
And I've been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
mr brightside, the killers (jedi sue)

14. I've got another confession to make
I'm your fool
Everyone's got their chains to break
Holdin you

15. How can I explain
When there are few words I can choose
How can I explain 
When words get broken
chains of love, erasure (mimi)

16. Don't do it darlin
Don't you dare look in there
You said you didn't want to see me
But you've been lookin for me everywhere
here i am, patty lovelace (laura)

17. You spend all your time waiting for that second chance
A break that will make it ok
There's always a reason 
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
angel, sarah mclachlan (jessica)

18. Well, I know it's kinda late
I hope I didn't wake you
What I gotta say can't wait
I know you'd understand
Every time I tried to tell you, the words  just came out wrong
i'll have to say i love you in a song, jim croce (paula finally gave in and realized i was right)

19. Ever second counts
When I am with you
I think you are a pig
You should be in the zoo
I guess I should have known
I'd end up on my own

20. Shakedown **, cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I should meet

21. I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am
birdhouse in your soul, they might be giants (mimi)

22. Day after day, I will walk and I will play
But the day, after today, I will stop, and I will start. 
add it up, violent femmes (mimi)

23. Alone, listless 
Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room
Young girl, violins
Center of her own attention
daughter, pearl jam (mimi)

24. It's not time to make a change
Just relax, take it easy. 
You're still young, that's your fault, 
There's so much you have to know. 

25. **, baby, don't get crazy
Detours, fences, I get defensive.
I know you've heard it all before
So I don't say it anymore
I just stand by and let you 
Fight your secret war. 

17 people are laughing with me:

Mimi said...

You are my kind of musical twin (and hey, I live in WA - what part are you in?)

2. Somebody by Depeche Mode
3. Just Like Heaven by The Cure (my favorite Cure song - and there are so many good ones to choose from)
11. Pretty in Pink by Psychedelic Furs
15. Chains of Love by Erasure
21. Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might be Giants
22. Add it Up by Violent Femmes
23. Daughter by Pearl Jam

Jessica said...

ooh, ooh, ooh, I actually KNOW ONE!! #4 is by Cake, and called The Distance... I had that Cd back in college :)

And #7 is one my daddy sings: She's Always a Woman (by Billy Joel -- I think?)

#17 is on that City of Angles movie with Meg Ryan. What's it called? Angel? I know it's by Sarah McLoughlin (Sp?)

I think that is all that I know. I did better than I thought I would! FUN!

Anonymous said...

What is a music player and shuffle? I'm missing something.

5. Stevie Nicks - Dreams
9. Flowers on the Wall - Statler Brothers (saw them in concert in the '70's in Florida - have their autographs somewhere)
18. James Taylor - Have to say I love you in a song

Drawing a blank on the others -- need. more. coffee.

Jedi Sue said...

7 - "Always a Woman" (Billy Joel)

13 - "Mr Brightside" (The Killers)

I think this is my favorite meme ever! LOL!

Keri said...

I suck. I know some of the lyrics, but couldn't tell you the artist. Is that the point?

here is my all time favorite;
(in case you wanted to know!!)

lightning crashes, a new mother cries
her placenta falls to the floor
the angel opens her eyes
the confusion sets in
before the doctor can even close the door

lightning crashes, an old mother dies
her intentions fall to the floor
the angel closes her eyes
the confusion that was hers
belongs now, to the baby down the hall

Anonymous said...

Keri's song in her comment is by Live -- is it called Iris? I love that song. And James Taylor did the ORIGINAL -- someone else remade it. Same with Stevie Nicks. Sheesh. What do they teach you kids nowadays.

Regina said...

oh, i only responded via email, didnt realize you left this as a comment. now i must reprimand you in public.

first~jim croce did the original. james taylor might have remade it (havent heard a version by him) but jim croce was first.

second~stevie nicks was a member of a certain band prior to going solo. this band is the artist in question so, while stevie might have sung it on her own as well, it was originally done by her former band.

third~while keri's song is in fact sung by live, the title is not iris, it is lightning crashes. iris is sung by the goo goo dolls.

old people...what are they good for?

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Love the new blog layout!!

Aubrey said...

#10 is by Tracy Chapman. I think it's called Baby Can I Hold You? I LOVE that album!

Aubrey said...

Also: I'm totally diggin' this new background! It rocks!

Jessica said...

I absolutely *LOVE* the new look!! Very cool!! :)

The Wades said...

I love it, too!! So very cute.

Erin said...

Love the pics of the kiddos! And the wedding pic made me happy, too. What year was that? 1999, right? So this year makes 10!

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Here I am telling you that I KNEW it was Patty. I HATE that I needed that dam cheat, tho.

Jessica said...

#6 ~ Uninvited by Alison Morisette (how can I not recognize her voice - I listened to her all the time back when I was 18...)

Jessica said...

#8 is sung by "No Doubt" but I don't know the name of the song. Gosh! These are all taking me back to years ago!

Aubrey said...

Well, the cheat helped...

1 is Counting Crows but I don't know what. Speaking of Counting Crows, they have a song called Mrs. Potter's Lullaby that I really like.

8 is No Doubt, maybe Spiderweb?