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Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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That Random Song Meme Thingy

Contracted from curtana

Okay, I am a lyrics nut. I confess. I've got about 1000 MP3's on my hard drive and the lyrics to most of them also on my hard drive. I am practically a charter member of namethattune. I am also someone who absolutely must question every rule, and I also have trouble picking just "n" things when I want them all. Accordingly, I have picked 32 songs played randomly from my hard drive. I am very ecclectic and listen to a little bit of almost everything. As a result, there has got to be at least one song on this list that any particular reader will be able to guess. Go ahead, give it a go, try your luck. Check out what kind of weirdness I call good music.

The Rule:

Put your player on random and for each of the next 25 32 songs, pick the lyrics sample you like best. Note them down and then let people guess what song was playing, from what artist.

  1. Now, when I was just a little boy,
    Standin' to my Daddy's knee,
    My poppa said, "Son, don't let the man get you
    Do what he done to me."
    'Cause he'll get you,
    'Cause he'll get you now, now.
  2. We interweave so much that we've lost a bit of solid ground
    All for a kiss the things that we miss are leveling out
    And I waste my time, question it, drag my heels a bit.
    Forever pressures me, now I want to be
    Wrapped in rhythm soul space and rock and roll
    Nothing appeals to me like bottoming out
    And I erase time sleep a bit smoke the rest of it
    Because time don't mean a thing without...
  3. Living is easy with eyes closed,
    misunderstanding all you see.
    It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out,
    it doesn't matter much to me.
  4. Some time later, I met a young graduate,
    When I had nobody to call my own
    I told her I was looking for somebody to appreciate,
    And I just couldn't do it alone
  5. Bits and pieces... amount to nothing
    can't focus... on one thing
    nothing here at all... I won't complain
    but you'd agree... it's true that
    everything is small
  6. Call you up in the middle of the night,
    Like a firefly without a light,
    You were there like a blowtorch burnin'
    I was a key that could use a little turnin'
  7. Somebody once told me,
    The world is gonna roll me,
    I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed,
    She was lookin' kinda dumb,
    With her finger and her thumb,
    In the shape of an "L" on her forehead
  8. This bed is on fire,
    With passionate love,
    The neighbors complain,
    About the noises above,
    But she only comes,
    When she's on top
  9. If I could grant you one wish,
    I wish you could see the way you kiss,
    Ooh, I love watching you, Baby,
    When you're driving me/you, crazy,
  10. I was making my way through the wasteland,
    The road into town passes through,
    I was changing the radio stations,
    With my mind on you,
    All your friends call you Lily Paloma,
    But that's not the way that you are,
    It's too much of a gentle misnomer,
    For a shooting star
  11. As I'm sitting in my room staring out the window
    I'm wondering where you've gone
    Thinking back 'bout the happy hours just before the dawn
    Outside the wind is blowing......it seems to call your name
    Again
    Where have you gone
  12. Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
    Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
    Still a little hard to say what's going on

    Still a little bit of your ghost your witness
    Still a little BIT of your face I haven't kissed
    You step a little closer each day
    THAT I can't SAY what's going on

  13. If it seems a little time is needed
    Decisions to be made
    The good advice of friends unheeded
    The best of plans mislaid
    Just looking for a new direction
    In an old familiar way
    The forming of a new connection
    To study or to play
  14. If you see something that looks like a star
    And it's shooting up out of the ground
    And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
    And you just can't escape from the sound
    Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
    We were children once, playing with toys
    And the thing that you're hearing is only the sound of
  15. Well, I don't think I can handle this
    A cloudy day in Metropolis
    I think I'll talk to my analyst
    I got it so bad for this little journalist
    It drives me up the wall and through the roof
    Lois and Clark in a telephone booth
    I think I'm going out of my brain
    I got it so bad for little miss Lois Lane
  16. It happened one summer
    It happened one time
    It happened forever
    For a short time
    A place for a moment
    An end to dream
    Forever I loved you
    Forever it seemed
  17. You live too far away
    Your voice rings like a bell anyway
    Don't give up your independence
    unless it feels so right
    Nothing good comes easily;
    Sometimes you've got to fight
  18. Whenever I'm alone with you
    You make me feel like I am home again
    Whenever I'm alone with you
    You make me feel like I am whole again
    Whenever I'm alone with you
    You make me feel like I am young again
    Whenever I'm alone with you
    You make me feel like I am fun again
  19. The deception with tact, just what are you trying to say?
    You've got a blank face, which irritates
    Communicate, pull out your party piece
    You see dimensions in two
    State your case with black or white
    But when one little cross leads to shots, grit your teeth
    You run for cover so discreet, why don't they:
  20. Know where to go
    It's hopeless so
    I guess I'll leave it alone well I
    Spent all my day
    Fixin' up to go somewhere
    Thought I was late
    And I found she wasn't there
    I guess I'll find
    Love, peace of mind, some other time, but I
    Still have today
    I gotta get away, gotta get away, I don't
    Know where to go
    It's hopeless so
    I guess I'll leave it alone
  21. I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead
    I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled
    I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread
    I was crowned with a spike right through my head
  22. I used to wake up in the morning
    I used to feel so bad
    I got so sick of having sleepless nights
    I went and told my dad

    He said, 'Son now here's some little something'
    And stuck them on my wall
    And now my nights ain't quite so lonely
    In fact I, I don't feel bad at all

  23. Late last night the rain was knocking at my window
    I moved across the darkened room and in the lampglow
    I thought I saw down in the street
    The spirit of the century
    Telling us that we're all standing on the border
  24. there's an army on the dancefloor
    it's a fashion with a gun my love
    in a room without a door
    a kiss is not enough
  25. If you would just be sensible...you'd find me indispensable
    I pray deep down to destiny
    that it places you with me....
    whoa...wanting you here...in the sheets
    Wandrin' around incomplete......
    Waiting so long....To
  26. You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
    When they all come down and did tricks for you
    You never understood that it ain't no good
    You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
    You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
    Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
    Ain't it hard when you discover that
    He really wasn't where it's at
    After he took from you everything he could steal.
  27. A Hydro-field cuts through my neighborhood
    Somehow that always just made me feel good
    I can put a spare bulb in my hand
    And light up my yard

    Late at night when the wires in the walls
    Sing in tune with the din of the falls
    I'm conducting it all while I sleep
    To light this whole town

  28. So needless to say I’m odds and ends
    But that’s me, stumbling away
    Slowly learning that life is O.K.
    Say after me
    It’s no better to be safe than sorry.
  29. It doesn't mean much
    it doesn't mean anything at all
    the life I've left behind me
    is a cold room
    I've crossed the last line
    from where I can't return
    where every step I took in faith
    betrayed me
    and led me from my home
  30. Everybody's runnin' and no one makes a move
    Everyone's a winner and nothing left to lose
    There's a little yellow idol to the north of Katmandu
    Everybody's flying and no one leaves the ground
    Everybody's crying and no one makes a sound
    There's a place for us in the movies you just gotta lay around
  31. Is there a second in time that I looked around
    Did I sail through or drop my anchor down
    Is anything enough to kiss the ground
    And say I'm here now and she's here now
  32. I woke up on guard this morning
    The tone of your voice was a warning
    That you don't care for me anymore

    I made up the bed we sleep in
    I looked at the clock when you creep in
    6 AM and I'm alone


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3. Augh. I can hear it, but I'm not confident I can connect it to the right title. I think it's Strawberry Fields, though.
7. All Star, duh. :)
8. I dunno, but I want to. ;)
18. No idea what it is but I hear it on the radio all the time.
27. Barenaked Ladies! Good song, good album. Dunno what it's called though.

3) Stick to your guns and trust your instincts. It is indeed The Beatles: "Strawberry Fields"

7) Of course. I took the tunes at random. Some aren't very difficult.

8) I'll post the answers in a day or two, after people have had a guess. That's a funny song though.

18) Yeah, almost everyone has heard that one. Answers in a couple of days.

27) Yes! I'm surprised that you recognize it as BNL and don't know the title, as it's not one of the ones the radio plays to death. I like most of BNL's stuff.


Y'know, in all cases, I think if I had taken another minute and thought through them, I would have gotten it.

I recognize the BNL song because my sis has that album, I'm just bad at differentiating between songs because I listen to it all at once and usually while I'm doing something else.

I commented too fast. I recognize 32 as well but I don't know what it is. (I have a lot of songs like that.)

32) See shadorunr's comment below. He's one of the champion-level players on namethattune and he has that one right.

shadorunr also has the answer to #27, the BNL tune too. It's "Light Up My Room", and one of my favorite tunes from BNL.

Okay, to atone for my uncertainty and reveal my better Beatles-geek roots, I feel a need to mention that I was watching Letterman just now and immediately recognized the flute solo from "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" as David Hyde Pierce was coming in.

13. Keep Feeling Fascination - Human League

15. Jimmy Olsen's Blues - Spin Doctors

18. Lovesong - The Cure

22. Pictures of Lily - The Who

27. Light Up My Room - Barenaked Ladies

32. My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crow

As is typical, you're batting 1000. Wow. Good job on #22 -- I thought that would be one of the harder ones, although most (not all) of the tunes listed were/are hits.

8 is "Laid" by James
9 is "The Way you Love Me", Shania Twain
18 is "Love Song", The Cure
23 is called "On the Border", I believe, but I forget who it's by
26 is "Like a Rollin' Stone", I'll guess it's the Bob Dylan version
29 is "Sweet Surrender", Sarah McLachlan

That's all I can do that haven't been guessed :)

Right on every count! I am surprised that you bagged #23 though. I was thinking that nobody would get that one. I was also surprised to see somebody get #8, as everybody has heard it, but the name and the artist don't tend to stick with people, I have found. You're pretty good. You ought to think about joining namethattune if you like this sort of game. Other comments:

9) Acceptable. I have the Faith Hill version.

23) This one is by Al Stewart. Coincidentally, there are two by Al Stewart in this list.

26) Your guess that it is the Bob Dylan version is correct.

29) Correct.


I have "Laid" on a mix CD, I guess that's why I knew it.

9 is v. much not my kind of music, but it was played all the bloody time on our store system when I worked at the bookstore, so I got to know it pretty well ;)

I don't listen to much country at all. I am very ecclectic though, so you're seeing an exception.

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