Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lyrics game

Answers are posted in the comments section. Thanks for playing!

Who doesn’t love song lyrics? There are good ones and great ones and bad ones.  Some are obscure, some are well-thought out, and some just make no damn sense.

Probably the BEST lyrics are the ones you sing incorrectly for years, only to have blissful ignorance snatched away by some know-it-all d-bag in at a bar. 

You know, it’s actually, “Who will dance on the floor in the round?”

Usually I’m that d-bag. It’s a wonder I’ve got any friends at all.

So yea. Lyrics. They’re the best.

Are you feeling musical now? Good. Let’s play the lyrics game.

Below, you’ll find a selection of words put to song. Here’s a hint – they can all be found on my iTunes (ha?) No artist or band is repeated. There’s a song for every letter of the alphabet. See how many you can identify WITHOUT using Google (or Bing or Yahoo or Altavista… Ask Jeeves?). Really, don’t cheat. The Internet makes people dishonest. Have some integrity and use your finely tuned musical knowledge to identify the Britney Spears song, damnit.

Answers to be posted in the comment section tomorrow.

a)   a) Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking and squealing gucci little piggy
You don't remember
You don't remember
Why don't you remember my name?

c)   b) Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

 The waiting drove me mad
you’re finally here and I'm a mess
I take your entrance back
can’t let you roam inside my head

e)   d)Well I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun

f)    e) they got the situation
they gotta be facing 
I can't live a normal life I was raised by the street
so I gotta be down with the hood team

too much television watching got me chasing dreams
I’m an educated fool with money on my mind 
got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye

g)   f) I wear bright red, like a girl toe.

And she said losing love
is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow

h)  If I ever get out of here

Thought of giving it all away
to a registered charity
All I need is a pint a day

i) Baby, don't you wanna, dance up on me, to another time and place?

Oh baby, don't you wanna, dance up on me, and leave behind my name and age?

j) From the family tree of old school hip-hop

Kick off your shoes and relax your socks
Your rhymes are spread just like a pox
Cause the music is loud like an electric shock
I am known to do the wop
Also known for the Flintstone Flop

k) And I need you more than want you

And I want you for all time

l) They pulled in just behind the bridge

He lays her down, he frowns
'Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?'
He kissed her then and there
She took his ring, took his babies
It took him minutes, took her nowhere
Heaven knows, she'd have taken anything

Still playing? I LOVE YOU! Soldier on…..

m)  I would go out tonight

But I haven't got a stitch to wear
This man said "it's gruesome
That someone so handsome should care”

n) What you wanna ball with the kid

Watch your step you might fall
Trying to do what I did
Mama-unh mama-unh ima come closer
In the middle of the club with the rub-a-dub, unh
No love for the haters, the haters
Mad cause I got floor seats at the Lakers

o) Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe and I will buy you a bottle of wine

And we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down
Let's have a round for these freaks and these soldiers
A round for these friends of mine
Let's have another round for the bright red devil
Who keeps me in this tourist town

Under the pale moon

For so many years I've wondered
Who you are
How can a person like you bring me joy
Under the pale moon
Where I see a lot of stars
Is enough enough

q) Maybe you'll get a replacement

There's plenty like me to be found
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground

r) You took me from the shelter of my mother

I had never known or loved any other
We kissed after taking vows
But that night on our honeymoon,
We stayed in separate rooms

s) There was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run

when the wild, majestic mountains stood alone against the sun
Long before the white man and long before the wheel
When the green, dark forest was too silent to be real

The first mate he got drunk

And broke in the Cap'n's trunk
The constable had to come and take him away
Sheriff John Stone
Why don't you leave me alone, yeah yeah

u) She keeps her Moet et Chandon

In her pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

v) You have so many relationships in this life,

Only one or two will last,
You go through all the pain and strife, 
You turn your back and they're gone so fast,
Oh yeah, and they're gone so fast, yeah.
Oh, so hold onto ones that really care, 
In the end they'll be the only ones there,
When you get old start losing your hair,
Can you tell me who will still care?

I woke up this morning and the sun was gone,

Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away

x) Words like violence

Break the silence 
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me pierce right through me
Don't you understand oh my little girl

y) Every time I think of you

I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It's no problem of mine but it's a problem I find
Living a life that I can't leave behind
There's no sense in telling me
The wisdom of a fool won't set you free

z) Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall

Wow, you made it. Good work. You deserve to be happy. Watch "where the hell is Matt?" now. And if you've already seen it, go on and watch again.


  1. 7/26. is that good, or am i going to be sleeping on the couch?

  2. Only got 3 :-(

    I suck...
    x BJ

  3. DKM just showed me his 7 lousy answers and it turns out I don't suck... Your songs suck!!

    Great game though ;-)

  4. 21/26. I don't know F, K, M, X and Y. I'm giving myself credit for naming Britney Spears even though I don't know the song, just because it's embarrassing that I even recognize Britney Spears lyrics.

    Benjamin Rogers

  5. p.s. I absolutely rule....B.R.

  6. I didn't even read your prelude until now, you mentioned the Britney Spears song. 20/26 then.

  7. OMG,'ve created a monster. I leisurely asked my hubby if he wanted to play your game. I've given up and he's all totally into it. Loved the Matt video...I wasn't in the 24,000,000 viewers that already saw it. Where they hell was I?

  8. d, q, s, & y.

    All pre-1990.

    I'm old.

    I've got Google Wave though!!

    Also - I always thought it was "sniffing for TICKETS like you"... so that just shows what *I* know..

  9. lil wayne, dolly parton, paul simon, all in the same game? this is a mind-fuck meredith.

  10. I'm impressed that Anonymous 11:37 managed to get Paul Simon, Dolly AND Lil Wayne. Didn't think anyone would accomplish that.

  11. Thanks for playing everyone! Here are your answers....

    a) Paranoid Android – Radiohead
    b) Jolene – Dolly Parton
    c) Corduroy – Pearl Jam
    d) You’re so Vain – Carly Simon
    e) Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio
    f) Let the Beat Build – Lil Wayne
    g) Graceland – Paul Simon
    h) Band on the Run – Paul McCartney & Wings
    i) I’m a slave 4 U – Britney Spears
    j) Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
    k) Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
    l) Young Americans – David Bowie
    m) This Charming Man – The Smiths
    n) Getting jiggy wit it – Will Smith
    o) Carey – Joni Mitchell
    p) The Sign – Ace of Base
    q) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
    r) Band of Gold – Freda Payne
    s) Canadian Railroad Trilogy – Gordon Lightfoot
    t) Sloop John B – Beach Boys
    u) Killer Queen – Queen
    v) MMMBop – Hanson (what???)
    w) More than a feeling – Boston
    x) Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode
    y) Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order
    z) A Day in the Life – The Beatles


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