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no more philosophic melancholia; eight hundred pounds of electric genitalia

Posted on 2006.27.08 at 14:45
where am I: here thinking about cleaning
How I feel about it all: okayokay
Soundtrack: Robert Palmer - Top 40
Oh, yeah. I said I'd do this, so here goes.

These are the unguessed lyrics from the iPod meme:

2. You're an untamed youth, that's the truth, with your cloak full of eagles
3. Where you end, where I begin, is like a river going through
4. Your mama, the long and suffering prisoner of what she can not see
5. Die Nachbarn haben nichts gerafft und fuehlten sich gleich angemacht
6. Looks like Christmas at 55 degrees; this latitude weakens my knees
8. I wanna feel your breath even though you like to flirt with death
11. Consume more than you need; this is the dream
12. Either don't let go, son, or grab the nearest friend
13. Calculate the percentage and disfigure every cost; there'll be another mall open on Monday
15. She's like a new girl every day, and all the rest don't bother me
17. Ah, take me home, please, I'm cold
19. Trying to tell you all that I can in a sweet and velvet tongue
21. With a mandolin or an angry grin and a dead wife in the larder
22. Every schoolboy knows the hiding places I don't

And these are some additions to them, y'know. For hints, and all. Same songs, more words:

2. You're windy and wild, you've got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
3. Neon shines through smoky eyes tonight
4. Your mama, she's a bitter bride, she'll never be satisfied, you know
5. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
6. Winterfighter's gone on the car as well
8. I am waiting in my car, I am waiting at this bar
11. Good people are only my stepping-stones
12. It's a picture of innocence on which the innocents have fried
13. Apocalypse is now, buyable and takeable; dreams are applicable as well
15. Our love was unintentional; she says we're not responsible
17. I can see the fires on the distant shore; they burn in the night
19. I'm singing, "Oh, Jerusalem, oh, Jerusalem, see what he's picked up in the park"
21. And we bantered and we badinaged and then she stole me watch
22. I would turn and face almost anything, anyplace, for a new beginning

Also, I'd still love to get a letter from a fictional character. Y'all are creative, right? And I gave 20 options, y0. *smiles hopefully*

Really, who wouldn't love a letter from the narcoleptic Argentinean? And don't tell me Diefenbaker can't write. Dude speaks about twelve languages.

And, um. Geoffrey Tennant? Is more than welcome to read me his letter in person, exept, oh, yeah, he doesn't actually exist. I hate when that happens. Woe, why can't the world inside my head be the real one?

[ETA: I'm adding the names of the new people who guessed right to the first post. You can guess ones that have already been guessed; that's why I haven't listed any titles. Either tomorrow or Tuesday I'll relist the whole thing here, with the song names/artists. Because I know none of you will sleep until you know.]


John Stamos Took It Too Far
brooklinegirl at 2006-08-27 19:51 (UTC) ()
hi! 22 is "Mircroscope" by the HDRC, 17 is "Cherry Beach" by Paul Gross. At least we have fannish music in common? ♥
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-28 02:50 (UTC) ()
Okay, this is the third attempt to reply without screwing up. :/

At least we have fannish music in common

Hehee. Maybe, although this is just a teenytiny microcosm of my taste in music. I'm all over the map, actually. (as in NOFX and Frank Sinatra are two of my favourites)

Anyway, yes! Except 17 is officially Keeley and Gross, which I at first thought was alphabetical and then said to myself, no, you idiot, G comes before K. Usually that stuff is alphabetical, so eh. Paul is probably very happy his last name isn't Whitfield or something. I'm pretty sure that's David Keeley singing. Very pretty voice, has David.

You might know 13. Look again and be amazed.
sam80853 at 2006-08-27 20:23 (UTC) ()
#5 is Nena "99 Luftballons" and #17 is PAUL
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-28 02:31 (UTC) ()
I think it's David singing, unless I'm totally off-base. It's pretty, anyway. #5 is Nena. I don't even like the English version anymore, because it's not a direct translation. God, I sound like a librarian.
sam80853 at 2006-08-28 10:32 (UTC) ()
You cold be right about David, I can never tell. Their voices are very much alike and they forgot to mention on their second cd who's singing which song.

For the longest time I didn't even know that there is a English version of 99 Luftballons. I heard it in Spain two years ago for the first time ... I like our version, the German one that is, better.
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-28 22:28 (UTC) ()
I like songs done the way they were written. I loved the English version when I first heard it, but that's because I didn't realise there was an original in German. Now I can't listen to the English version at all.

I read a review somewhere that said it was David singing. I'd say it was, anyway, after listening to both of them. Paul's voice is huskier and a little deeper. I have a thing for smoky barroom voices anyway, so it's all good. :)
sam80853 at 2006-08-29 08:00 (UTC) ()
Yes, it is David. I looked it up to be sure ::grins::.

I have a thing for smoky barroom voices anyway, so it's all good. :)
God ::sighs::. That voice ...
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-29 18:42 (UTC) ()
David's voice is pretty, but Paul's is more there or something. There's a word for it, but I can't come up with it. I really don't know why people say he can't sing. *shrugs*
Rebellious Jezebel
maggiesox at 2006-08-27 20:42 (UTC) ()
Oh, wait, 8 is Lucinda WIlliams' 'Essence'.
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-28 02:34 (UTC) ()
Yep. One of the sexiest songs ever written.
stormwynd at 2006-08-28 01:51 (UTC) ()
#5 is 99 Luftballons by Nena. Kudos for using the original German version and not the crappy English one.
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-28 02:34 (UTC) ()
I don't much care for the English version. It gives me the same feeling as hearing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Um, hello, Americans can deal with songs in other languages. I love German, anyway. I want to learn to speak it. mr_t00by (*see icon*) is fluent, but I don't think he'd want to take the time to teach me. It's back to college for Primrose, then. :_
stormwynd at 2006-08-28 21:45 (UTC) ()
I also love German, but my facility of the language has definitely atrophied. I've taken a grand total of 9 German courses (4 years in high school, 3 years of language in college, and 2 college-level German lit courses that read the texts and held all discussions in German), but it's all pretty much gone now. I never had a chance to go over there on exchange like mr_t00by did, which is of course the only way to really get fluent. :-(

Re: 99 Luftballoons, the final verse in German is truly poetic, or at least that's what my adolescent brain thought when I first heard it in high school. In English, the final verse is just plain stupid.
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-29 04:09 (UTC) ()
I suppose one way for me to immerse myself after I've learned some German is to tell mr_t00by to only speak to me in German and only respond if I do the same. That way I'll have to learn something, I guess. Alas, I have neither time nor money to go to Germany right now. *sigh*
flutteringazure at 2006-08-28 08:38 (UTC) ()
Number 5 is, I think, 99 Luftballons by Nena. I'm afraid I don't know any of the others 0.o

*glances at fictional character list* You know, I'm not sure if my writing's actually good enough to pen down one of those letters but I'll see if perhaps there's a sudden flash of inspiration :)
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-28 08:40 (UTC) ()
You don't have to be Shakespeare, just write. :) Hmm, gee. Shakespeare should be on the list. Oh, wait. He's not fictional.
redhedlvr at 2006-08-28 11:51 (UTC) ()
Well, I only know one of these. #2 is Bang a Gong by T Rex, later re-done by Power Station in the '80's. Other than that, ya got me totally stumped.
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primroseburrows at 2006-08-28 22:30 (UTC) ()
You're right about that one, though! I have the T-Rex version. Marc Bolan wasn't much of a singer, but he had style, yessir.
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