try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

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It's excitement by the pound


I took one question out 'cause I didn't like it. Hey, it's my LJ. :P

1. Your favorite song with the name of a city in the title or text:

"The Last Resort" by the Eagles: "She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island, where the Old World Shadows hang heavy in the air" No, it's not about me. I came from Wilmington, the one in Massachusetts. It's actually about California.
Um, yeah. Shutting up now.

2. A song you've listened to repeatedly when you were depressed at some point in your life:

Every single song on Melissa Etheridge's eponymous first album.

3. Ever bought an entire album just for one song and winded up disliking everything but that song? Gimme that song.

I dunno. I usually end up liking other songs on the album better than the one I bought it for. I did once buy a tape by The The because I liked the name of the band. I have yet to hear a song by The The. Now I want a song by !!! and I want to know how to pronounce the band name.

4. A song whose lyrics you thought you knew in the past, but about which you later learned you were incorrect:

Yes! "What's Going On" by Four Non-blondes. I thought "I pray every single day was "I pray at the sink all day". It still sounds like that to me, and I still sing it that way.

5. Your least favorite song on one of your favorite albums of all time:

"Stinker" on Elton John's lovely, underrated masterpiece, Caribou.

6. A song you like by someone you find physically unattractive or otherwise repellent "Sweet Child O'Mine" by Guns 'n Roses. Eww, Axl Rose in those tighttight hotpants. Ewwwbleargh. Good song, though.

7. Your favorite song that has expletives in it that's not by Liz Phair:

"Daddy, I'm Fine" by Sinead O'Connor.

8. A song that sounds as if it's by someone British but isn't
"Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House. quiridion says they're from New Zealand.

9. A song you like (possibly from your past) that took you forever to finally locate a copy of:

"Snow Queen" by Elton John. Thanks to songdog for finding the mp3.

10. A song that reminds you of spring but doesn't mention spring at all:

"Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens.

11. A song that sounds to you like being happy feels:

"Mellow" by Elton John. Also "Born at the Right Time" by Paul Simon.

12. Your favorite song from a non-soundtrack compilation album: "Walking After You" by the Foo Fighters, from the X-Files Movie Album. And no, I'm not cheating, because the songs on the album weren't in the movie (well, one was, but it was by another artist).

13. A song from your past that would be considered politically incorrect now (and possibly was then):

It has to be "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie. w00t!

14. A song sung by an overweight person:

"Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" by Meat Loaf.

15. A song you actually like by an artist you otherwise hate:

"Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns and Roses. See question#6.

16. A song by a band (whose members actually play instruments) that features three or more female members: I guess that rules out The Supremes. Hmm. Did the Go-Gos play their own instruments? If so, "Roam" by the Go-Gos. If not, dunno.

17. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to:

"Greenfields" by the Brothers Four. Everyone (yes, this means YOU) should hear this song. It's haunting and beautiful.

18. A song you've been mocked by friends for liking:

"Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears. Go ahead. Laugh your arses off. It has a good tune and you can dance to it. Even better is the hilarious cover by Travis.

19. A really good cover version you think no one else has heard:

Jeffrey Gaines' cover of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes." Jeffrey opened for Melissa Etheridge when I saw her years ago. He sang this cover, and for years didn't put it on a CD, except for radio demos, of which I was fortunate enough to get a copy. I think it's widely spread on mp3 now, though. Good song.

20. A song that has helped cheer you up (or empowered you somehow) after a breakup or otherwise difficult situation:

"Drive" by Incubus, and "Spring" by Cheryl Wheeler.

21. A song not in English -- preferably a foreign-language version of an English-language hit:

"Fear A Bhata" by Niamh Parsons. It's not a version of an English-language song. It is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. It's in the Irish language.
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