Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lyrics Quiz

I saw this (and competed as if it was a gold medal Olympic event) over on Tina's blog and thought, "What a great idea". Then , I feverishly went to work deciphering lyrics so I could win. What? No one wins? Its just for fun? Uh Huh...you just keep believing that. This idea started festering in my head. Wouldn't this make a great weekly feature on my blog? I have enough music to have this run for over a year with no repeats.

Then, the seeds of doubt starting creeping in. What if nobody played? What if my beloved song lyrics sat out there alone and unidentified. I would feel, once again, like the fat kid during a kick ball game. Then, I cried.

Next thing I know, Ms. Reese Witherspoon Sasha did the same quiz. And, she got LOTS of comments. After I picked myself up from the floor and dried the tears that were part of my full fledged tantrum (tantrum because she stole my idea and I was too late to play along and dammit, I MUST WIN!), I decided I was going to play along too. And, if its successful, I want to do it frequently because - well because I love music and it saves me from finding blog material.

So, here are the rules:
1. Put your MP3, IPOD, or other musical device on random.
2. Take the first 25 songs and list the first lyric.
3. Cross out the lyric when identified and be sure to list the correct commenter who got it right.
4. You have to list the first 25 NO MATTER HOW EMBARRASSING and folks, I have some embarrassing shit on my IPOD.

Everybody comfy and ready to play??? Good - lets rock:

1. There's a shadow just behind me, shrouding every breath I take, making every promise empty, pointing every finger at me.
2. I'm not the one who's so far away when I feel the snakebite enter my veins.
3. She gave me her mind then she gave me her body but it seems to be that she gave it to anybody.
4. What would you do if I sang out of tune would you stand up and walk out on me? (Two accepted artist for this song!)Sasha got it! - would have also accepted the Beatles for this one but the version I was listening to was Joe Cocker!!
5. Long before your rusted chains busted walls and barbed wire cage tried to hold me down.
6. Take me to heart, and I'll always love you. (Several accepted artist for this song!)
7. I made a promise to myself, locked it away deep down inside my heart.
8. So this ain't the end, I saw you again today.
9. She keeps her Moet et Chandon in a pretty cabinet.
10. Asked sweet mama, let me be her kid.
11. I'm ever upper class high society, God's gift to ballroom notoriety.
12. Well I used to wake the morning, before the rooster crowed, searching for soda bottles, get myself some dough.
13. I look at you and my blood boils hot, I feel my temperature rise.
14. Desmond has a barrow in the market place, Molly is the singer in a band. Sasha got this one too!
15. I, I'm driving black on black, just got my license back.
16. You got a fast car, I want a ticket to anywhere. The Renee!! Don't you just love Tracy Chapman???
17. Now here's a little story, I've got to tell, about 3 bad brothers you know so well. Sasha AGAIN! I, too, know all the words!!!
18. Working from seven to eleven every night, it really makes life a drag, I don't think that's right. Sasha you are a woman after my own heart since you could identify Since I've Been Lovin You - it is not only my favorite Zepp song but also my yahoo ID!!!
19. You know I'm a dreamer, but my hearts of gold, I had to run away high so I wouldn't come home low. Sasha yep, again! And I do hate hair bands but Hubby's crap is mixed in with mine!!!
20. I took my love and I took it down I climbed a mountain and I turned around. Sasha once more! One of my all time favorite songs.
21. Leaves are falling all around, its time I was on my way. Thanks to you I'm much obliged for such a pleasant stay.
22. There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed. Some forever not for better, some have gone and some remain. Sasha - close enough for me but the actual song title is "In My Life"
23. Dig if you will a picture of you and I engaged in a kiss. The sweat of your body covers me. Sasha again
24. Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train. I's feeling near as faded as my jeans. Sasha knows her Janis - I can sing every word to this - which I do, at full volume, and VERY badly!
25. Well I guess it would be nice, if I could touch your body. I know not everybody has a body like yours. Sasha knows her embarrassing George Michael songs! (even though I was listening to the GM version, I would also have accepted Limp Bizkit!

For a lot of these songs, there are multiple artist but the versions I have are probably my the best known artist for the song. Happy Singing!!

PS: lurkers unite and defeat the music Goddess also known as Sasha!!!!

17 comments:

Sasha said...

14. The Beatles- O Bla Di

Sasha said...

4. Joe Cocker- A Little Help From My Friends

Sasha said...

17. Beastie Boys- Paul Revere- I know EVERY word!!!!

Sasha said...

19. Motley Crue- Home Sweet Home (I thought you hated hair bands????)

Sasha said...

20. Fleetwood Mac- Landslide

Sasha said...

24. Janis Joplin- Bobby McGee

Sasha said...

25. George Michael- Faith

Sasha said...

22. The Beatles- There Are Places I Remember

Sasha said...

23. Prince- When Doves Cry

OK, OK, I'll stop now and let someone else play!

Renee said...

16. Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Sasha took all the other ones I knew. :)

-The Renee

PS Do this again - I love these! I'm glad to see you're posting again. :)

Kate said...

Thanks for playing Sasha and The Renee - I will definitely do it again because it is fun and I love music but the next one will have to be much harder!!!!

Sasha said...

Well if you insist---

18. Led Zeppelin- Since I've Been Loving You

Sasha said...

Of course I know 21 too, but I will leave that for someone else!

Kate said...

Figured you might know it....there may or may not be one more hiding in there!!! :D

Definitely going to have to make the next one harder and pull out all the Ipod stops for some of my really obscure songs - Mega points to anyone who can guess #1!!!

Smoochiefrog said...

The one day I don't check your blog and Sasha bogarts all the songs. Brat! She couldn't have taken the ones I didn't know could she?

Renee said...

Well, I broke the rules and googled a few (#1 and 21) but I still didn't know #1, although I have heard 21. I won't say what they are because I cheated. :) I do love Tracy Chapman! I really like "Baby Can I Hold You". That's a fun one to belt out in the car.

-The Renee

Dreama said...

Well written article.