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Meme From Hell

Posted on 2004.11.05 at 22:01
How I feel about it all: accomplishedamazed at myself, truly.
Soundtrack: Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares to You


This took me three days. I tried to put in something for everyone. Well, as much as my musical taste/knowledge will let me. It's all from my playlists (Winamp and iTunes).


Same deal goes. Guess first, title and someone who recorded it (doesn't have to be the original), and I'll credit you. This time, you get the drabble of your choosing (within reason, folks!).

patchfire, since you're getting back late, guess anyway, without looking at the other answers. I won't post stuff until you get back. People who guess right before still get drabbles. *g*

Without further ado...go for it, guys.


1. My sky-shoes are spiked with lead heels.

2. Where is your logic, who do you need, where can you turn in your delicate time of need?

3. 'Cause if I'm the man that you love the most, you could say "I do", at least.

4. But what about punk rock? ...what about punk rock? Hahahaha...

5. Like the winds that bring high tides, you bring sorrow and grief.

6. I'm drinking too much coffee, and I'm smoking cigarettes.

7. The sky is the colour of blue you've never even seen in the eyes of your lover.

8. This is not a coincidence, and far more than a lucky chance.

9. I'm gonna lock my son up in a tower 'til I write my whole life story on the back of his big brown eyes.

10. Maybe it's the end, but I know one thing...

11. You'll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am.

12. Don't leave your torch behind--a powercut ahead; 1972, you know.

13. When we parted we were laughing still, as our goodbyes were said,

14. La noche que te fuiste cambió mi pobre vida, quedo mi alma triste; pensando en mi dolor.

15. Neon shines through smoky eyes tonight.

16. You'll have bad times, and he'll have good times

17. Just like the time before and the time before that.

18. But Gollum and the Evil One crept up and slipped away with her

19. We're the song inside the tune, full of beautiful mistakes.

20. You just did just what I thought you were gonna do.

21. I told you twice, I was only trying to be nice.

22. I am your profits and your prophets.

23. And I can't take you dancing out on the weekend; I figured we've painted too
much of this town.

24. I wouldn't mind if only they would pay me, then I could be a person, too.

25. Barmaid, bring a pitcher, another round of brew.

26. We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die.

27. The beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert.

28. Riding on the roadside; the dust gets in your eyes.

29. Lo yisa goy el goy cherev...lo yilmedu od milchama.

30. I was born in the boredom and the chowder.

31. And we were standing in a thundercloud...dark as your hair...

32. If you could only tell them how you feel, but they're too real to understand.

33. All the stores were closed and shuttered; all the streets were dark and bare.

34. Gloria...you're living in your own private Idaho.

35. We'd just sit there and spin...could that happen? Can it?

36. Fly and find the new green bough, return like the white dove.

37. The black, black widow is sitting in the middle of the web, it's the fly she seeks.

38. I don't care what people say to me, you're more than a child,

39. Confuse liberty with weaponry, and watch your kids act it out.

40. Well, I've got twenty dollars, and I know that it can get us by the door.

41. Was there something that made you come back again?

42. Give us this day our daily discount outlet merchandise.

43. Generate me limply, I can't seem to place your name, Cherie.

44. Ce sont ces fenetres autour de moi; ce sont ces fenetres qui m'appellent.

45. We took a little bacon and we took a little beans.

46. From a town known as Oyster Bay, Long Island rode a boy with a six-pack in his hands.

47. I remember it all very well, looking back -- it was the summer I turned eighteen.

48. We're strange allies with warring hearts; what wild-eyed beast you be.

49. Two people were married, the act was outrageous; the bride was contagious, she burned like a bride.

50. Chainsmoking under the stars, played all-night pinball in bars.

51. Damn, you betrayer, how you lied.

52. Well, I'm sorry, but I'm not interested in goldmines, oil wells, shipping or real estate.

53. We're pushing forty, we're doing just fine.

54. And if I lied in spite, would you still be here?

55. I got a little limp now when I walk, and I got a little tremolo when I talk.

56. C'est la seule chose que je peux faire... et çe n'est pas bon, Ma.

57. Dawn came in this morning like some old junkyard melody.

58. Thirty some-odd years ago a young man came to Memphis...

59. Only moron and genius would fight a losing battle against the superego...

60. You're not decorating a girl for a night on the town.

61. When the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you.

61. Here's your hitch, your horse is leaving.

62. You can feel it in your olfactory.

63. I'm frightened by the Devil, and I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid.

64. I'd like to add his initial to my monogram.

65. We like fun, games are fun, fun is good, robots are good.

66. We'd been ten thousand miles, been in fifteen states.

67. You left open the window to the morning and the winter walked in.

68. It seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal.

69. The wounded sky above says it's much, much too late.

70. We said "Nay, we are but men--Rock!"

71. So Mary, climb in...

72. Well-hung, snow-white tan.

73. Have you forgotten how put down we are?

74. The cash I put down could've fed a town in Somalia for a year.

75. Out of the night appeared a lady leading a distant pilgrim band.

76. Shut up, you talk too much.

77. How do you know they don't just because they've never spoken to you?

78. At the age of sixty four, he'll greet you at the door, and he'll gently lead you by the arm.

79. You didn't love the boy too much, no, no, you just loved the boy too well.

80. Your skin's all gone to grey; did you eat today? When you coming home to stay?

81. The Ringwraiths ride in black, ride on...

82. And I bide my time, like there's any other way.

83. Where would I be in times like these without the songs Loretta wrote?

84. There's no place I'd rather be than at your place for the night.

85. Crazy boy, you'll only wind up with strange notions in your head.

86. Dry martini, gigger of gin; oh, what a spell you've got me in...

87. Where's the fire? What's the hurry about?

88. Your eyes might be green, or the bluest that I've ever seen...

90. Every dream has only brought me pain...

91. Went in the park late at night, and he put a lot of people over eighty uptight.

92. A Cold War kid in McCarthy time.

93. If you'll be my baby, I'll ooga ooga mooska you.

94. A friend who taught me right from wrong, and weak from strong ; that's a lot to learn.

95. Let's stop a little, squeeze a little, prob'ly maybe tease a little, try a little, sigh a little, maybe have to cry a little bit

96. Why am I always on a plane or a fast train?

97. I have to leave, and when I'm gone, I'll leave my message in my song.

98. His camp is pitched in a stall; his bulwark but a broken wall.

99. "Youth's a mask, but it don't last; live it long, and live it fast."

100. I'll use you, and I'll confuse you, and then I'll lose you...still, you won't suspect me.

Comments:


Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2004-05-11 20:06 (UTC) ()
Gah! There's a few of these that are making me crazy because I *know* them but can't think of either the artist or the song.

That said ... here's what I think on a few of them...

7.) Let the River Run. Carly Simon from the Working Girl soundtrack. (This one I had to think about for a while before it came to me abd do I get extra points for knowing it's from the WG soundtrack? LOL!!)

34.) I think this is Your Own Private Idaho by the B-52s

42.) Pressure Billy Joel

and

88.) Blessed by Elton and Bernie
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2004-05-11 20:07 (UTC) ()
wait! #42 isn't pressure it's ... gah! Can't think of the name of the song ... it's on the River of Dreams album ... which I can't find at the moment to look it up ... wah! Wah!
the creases and flecks in the map
tropes at 2004-05-11 20:07 (UTC) ()
18. But Gollum and the Evil One crept up and slipped away with her

The Battle of Nevermore, Led Zeppelin (I think).

44. Ce sont ces fenetres autour de moi; ce sont ces fenetres qui m'appellent.

Rebel Prince, Rufus Wainwright

51. Damn, you betrayer, how you lied.

Seven years, Natalie Merchant

61. When the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you.

The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra (among others)

64. I'd like to add his initial to my monogram.

Someone To Watch Over Me, Ella Fitzgerald (among others)

96. Why am I always on a plane or a fast train?

Oh What a World, Rufus Wainwright

I know I've heard a few others, but I can't place them. :>
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2004-05-11 20:11 (UTC) ()
Thanks ... number 61 was driving me crazy. LOL
meg
meggitymeg at 2004-05-11 20:09 (UTC) ()
Not thinking too hard, 'cause my brain has already shut down for the night, but I'll grab two right now:

45. We took a little bacon and we took a little beans.

"And we fought the bloody British at a town called New Orleans." I sang this song in the first grade talent show, a cappella (I'm tone deaf), at the suggestion of my (well-meaning but terribly ill-informed) father. Unfortunately, I had to go to that school for the next eleven years. :D I know Pete Seeger did a version of this, among many others.

And - #61 is Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight."

More in the morning, perhaps, when I can think again. :)

*awed by your dedication to this meme*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-11 20:40 (UTC) ()
*awed by your dedication to this meme*

I'm a geek, is all. I had to stop myself at a hundred.
Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2004-05-11 20:21 (UTC) ()
#16, wild guess: Stand By Your Man (Loretta Lynn)
#25, Why Don't We Get Drunk And...Jimmy Buffett!
#26, Fernando, ABBA
#27 (hey, I'm on a roll!) Sunday Morning Comin' Down (written by Kristofferson, performed by many)
#30 Can't think of the dang name, but by Paul Simon
#33 Scarlet Ribbons, again various (Kingston Trio is one, I think)
#41 I know I know this one....
#45 Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton
#47 Fancy, Dolly Parton
#56 Look What They Done To My Song, Melanie
#77 Boy From the Country, John Denver (sigh)
#86 Scotch and Soda, Kinston Trio
#94 To Sir, With Love, Lulu
This is the best I've done on one of these so far!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-11 20:39 (UTC) ()
Ohh, you're good. And you'll find out inna few days... bwah.
Lissa
starflowers at 2004-05-11 20:35 (UTC) ()
Right, I sort of suck at these things.

88. Your Song: Elton John (maybe?)

96. Oh What A World : Rufus Wainwright
I'm just a maverick hockey mom from Alaska!
punkypower414 at 2004-05-11 21:03 (UTC) ()
34. Gloria...you're living in your own private Idaho.

That would be the fabulous song "What If" by Guttermouth. My dad thought it was a pretty funny song.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-11 21:05 (UTC) ()
I knew someone would come through. *dances*

*takes clams and whammies, dashes off*
The Moonlight Sonata
moonlight69 at 2004-05-11 21:03 (UTC) ()
20. One Week, by Barenaked Ladies
47. Fancy, by Reba McIntyre
61(1). The Way You Look Tonight, by Frank Sinatra
68. Drive, by Incubus
76. You Talk Too Much, by Run DMC?
Daisy-chama
daisy_chan at 2004-05-11 21:07 (UTC) ()
I know this is random, but i luff your 'catch me' and 'bombing for peace' icons. Would you mind if i stole them if i give you credit?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-11 21:33 (UTC) ()
Sure!
Evie
phoenixw at 2004-05-11 23:15 (UTC) ()
24. Gonna Be an Engineer - recorded by Frankie Armstrong (among others) What price, for a woman? You can buy her for a ring of gold. Who wrote this song? Peggy Seeger?
73. Heaven on Their Minds - from JC Superstar, sung by Judas


Whew! This was tough! I am properly cowed now. ;-)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-12 05:03 (UTC) ()
I wast thinking of the Pete version, yes. I love Pete.
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2004-05-12 04:30 (UTC) ()
I KNOW NUMBER TWNETY-NINE! IT'S HEBREW! (And it may be Miami Boys Choir. Is it?) HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT SONG?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-12 05:04 (UTC) ()
*evil laughter* I know All.

Seriously, though, I have the Libana recording. V. Lovely.
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2004-05-12 06:33 (UTC) ()
5. Marty Robbins - Devil Woman
9. Liz Phair - Whip Smart (you just sent me this!)
12. Morrissey - Late Night, Maudlin Street
17. Bob Dylan - Hurricane
25. Jimmy Buffett - Why Don't We Get Drunk
26. Abba - Fernando
27. Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down
30. Paul Simon - Duncan
33. Jim Reeves (and others) - Scarlet Ribbons
38. Gilbert O'Sullivan - Claire
41. sounds familiar...argh!
42. Billy Joel - No Man's Land
44. "These are the windows that(belong to me?), these are the windows that are my name?" No idea.
45. Johnny Horton - Battle of New Orleans
46. Billy Joel - Ballad of Billy the Kid
47. Bobbie Gentry (and recently, Reba) - Fancy
49. Paul Simon - Hearts & Bones
50. Gunhill Road - Back When My Hair Was Short
56. Melanie - Look What They've Done To My Song
62. Loudon Wainwright III - Dead Skunk
64. Someone to Watch Over Me (various. Frank & Ella..)
71. Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road (I prefer his version with Melissa Etheridge!)
72. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (So where were the spiders?)
75. Holly Near - Harriet Tubman (on my desktop since you sent it to me)
77. John Denver - Boy From The Country
86. Kingston Trio - Scotch & Soda
90. Born To Lose - covered by Willie Nelson, and most impressively by the duet of Leonard Cohen & Elton John.
92. I should know this...
93. Hank Thompson - Squaws Along The Yukon
94. Lulu - To Sir, With Love
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-12 11:27 (UTC) ()
41 may take you a while. 92, you should get.

robinhoo at 2004-05-13 11:51 (UTC) ()
#33, I think, is Harry Belafonte's "Scarlet Ribbons." ('B'lieve Perry "Coma" Como also did this one.)

#48 is, no doubt, my boy Dave (Matthews) on "The Space Between."

And, since I wasn't quick enough to answer #3 (Stripes) first, I'll claim #52 -- White Stripes, "The Union Forever."

#69 -- George Michael, "Praying for Time."

#73 -- title track from Jesus Christ Superstar.

#85 is Elton John's "Ticking" (was waitin' for him to show up!!)

And #92 is Billy Joel, "Leningrad," from the mighty Storm Front (the last album of his I liked, bummer).

Damn, I wanted to nail these!! That was fun.
robinhoo at 2004-05-13 14:41 (UTC) ()
Oh, and you know, don't you, that even as I type I'm ganking this? So to all my fellow music-geeks playing along at home, as soon as I've accomplished the meme from hell on my own playlist, I'll post a link for you guys to futz around with it! :)
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2004-05-15 08:17 (UTC) ()
Okay, first look through, and I'll look more later:

88 is, of course, "Blessed," Sir Elton.

And 92 is "Leningrad," one of my favourite Billy Joel songs.

Oh! And 94 is "To Sir, With Love," though I can't recall the artist. I know the movie had Sidney Portier in it, though. :)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-05-15 14:35 (UTC) ()
Look closer. You should know a lot of these.
Isaac
mr_t00by at 2004-05-16 17:48 (UTC) ()
4. Anti-Flag - Indie Sucks, Hardline Sucks, Emo Sucks, You Suck!
22. Alanis Morissette - Still (Dogma Soundtrack)
34. Guttermouth - What If?
53 - NoFX - Theme from a NoFX album
59 - NoFX - The Decline
65. Big Dumb Face - Space Adventure
70. Tenacious D - Tribute
73. Something from Jesus Christ Superstar by Judas
76. The Offspring - Pay the Man
81. Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore
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