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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2011-11-30 03:47 am
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First lines

I expect that this one will be all over my reading list by morning, and I hit a really depressing bit of the book before crashing out last night and then waking up OMG STARVING at 1:30 in the morning.

This is on shuffle from my top rated, which coincidentally also contains my top played. First lines. Songs with no lyrics, lyrics not in English, and lyrics that give away the title in the first line have been skipped. (In the interests of me not having to sift through a truly ridiculous volume of music, there may be some repetitions of artist.)

Guess the title & artist (or an artist who's done it, since some have been covered). Comments are screened, but may be unscreened once they've all been guessed by somebody. Googling the lyrics is cheating; Googling to figure out if you were right after making your guesses is fair play.

1. When the world is a monster bad to swallow you whole, kick the clay that holds the teeth in, throw your trolls out the door
2. Bust out the thought before its drip became insistent
3. Let's start in style let's dance for a while Heaven can wait we're only watching the skies
4. The time to rise has been engaged you're better best to rearrange
5. How do you document real life when real life's getting more like fiction each day?
6. In the town where I was born lived a man who sailed the sea
7. Please baby can't you see my mind's a burning hell
8. As you brush your shoes and stand before your mirror
9. As I raise my head to broadcast my objection
10. Smashing through the boundaries storming through the burning fields
11. I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad. I got sunshine in a bag
12. I returned a bag of groceries accidentally taken off the shelf before the expiration date
13. Oh baby you're young but that's okay, what's give or take nine years anyway
14. I met her in a club down in old Soho
15. Sundown all around walking through the summer's end
16. Dusk is dawn is day where did it go? I've been laughing fast and slow
17. Baby, don't understand why we can't just hold on to each other's hands?
18. How'd you do? I see you've met my faithful handyman
19. First the tide rushes in, plants a kiss on the shore, then rolls out to sea
20. Edith Sitwell giving readings 14 Moscow Road

Bonus 1: The internet is not - the internet is not a big truck. The internet is not something that you just dump something on.
Bonus 2: I thought about the Army; Dad said 'Son you're fucking high'
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[personal profile] sporky_rat 2011-11-30 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
11. Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz (And that song is finally out of my head! YAY!)
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[personal profile] wibbble 2011-11-30 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
6: The Beatles, Yellow Submarine

Apparently I'm not down with the kids any more, as that's the only one I recognise!

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[personal profile] kiyala 2011-11-30 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
11. Gorillaz, Clint Eastwood

...and that is all I know xD

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[personal profile] flyingthesky 2011-11-30 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
. . . 5 is eerie as I am listening to 5 right now.

(It is Rent from RENT!)
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[personal profile] synecdochic 2011-11-30 01:14 pm (UTC)(link)
2: Soul Coughing (or Mike Doughty if you're listening to the bootlegs of live performances), "Circles", and I'm pretty sure it's actually "bust out the thought before the drip became insistent" (either that or I totally have been mishearing it for years)

4: REM, "Finest Worksong"

5: AND NOW THIS DEADLINE, EVICTION OR PAY .... RENT! ("Rent", from the OST, of course)

7: Melissa Etheridge, "I'm The Only One"

12: TMBG, "Dead" (i came back as a bag of groceries accidentally taken off the shelf before the date stamped on myself, and someday I will vid that song to Final Fantasy 10 for the really bad joke)

14: the Kinks, "Lola"

15: Belinda Carlisle, "Circle in the Sand", oh god how did i know that i swear something like three terabytes of my brain hard drive is taken up by the lyrics to songs released in the 80s

17: Mr. Mister, "Take These Broken Wings" (see above)

18: "Sweet Transvestite", RHPS

Bonus #2: Ben Folds Five, "Army", and you may be listening to one of the acapella versions of it, in which case I'm guessing it's the NYU Mass Trasit version instead of the Virginia Gentlemen version, because the VG uses "Dad said, son, you must be high" instead.
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[personal profile] dreamatdrew 2011-11-30 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
5. Rent - OBC
6. Yellow Submarine - Beatles
7. I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge
11. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
12. Dead - TMBG
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[personal profile] paranoidandroid 2011-11-30 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
6) Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
9) Final Straw - R.E.M.
11) Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz
14) Lola - The Kinks
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[personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi 2011-11-30 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
#18 is "Sweet Tranvestite" from Rocky Horror. :D

I'm pretty sure the first bonus is "The Internet is for Porn" from Avenue Q, but don't quote me on that.

And I totally feel like I know at least #11, as well, but argh. /o\
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[personal profile] aedifica 2011-11-30 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
This one has been showing up in my friends & reading lists for the last week or so already--apparently only in the parts that don't overlap with yours, then. :-) I like this kind of music meme.

6. Yellow Submarine, the Beatles
12. Can't remember the title, but "did a large procession wave their torches as my head fell in the basket, and was everybody dancing on the casket? Now it's over I'm dead and I haven't done anything that I want, or I'm still alive and there's nothing I want to do."
18. Sweet Transvestite, RHPS
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[personal profile] twistedchick 2011-11-30 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
6. Yellow Submarine -- The Beatles (and others)
7. I'm the only one -- Melissa Manchester (and, in Glee last night, Puck)
14. Lola -- The Kinks.

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[personal profile] xenacryst 2011-11-30 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
6 is, of course, Yellow Submarine by the Beatles.
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[personal profile] kareila 2011-11-30 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't usually remember lyrics to any but my most favorite of favorite artists, so I only have answers for three of these:

4: R.E.M. - Finest Worksong
12: They Might Be Giants - Dead
Bonus 2: Ben Folds Five - Army
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[personal profile] xenacryst 2011-11-30 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, and 12 is TMBG, from Flood. Um, um... Dead!

I know 14, but can never remember the artist or title, sigh.
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[personal profile] triadruid 2011-11-30 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
7 is "I'm the Only One" by Melissa Etheridge.

14 is on the tip of my tongue...
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[personal profile] chagrined 2011-11-30 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
3. Forever Young. The version I have is by Temperance, so I'll guess that.
6. Yellow Submarine by The Beatles
11. Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz
12. Sweet Transvestite from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (sung by Tim Curry and others) OR perhaps a cover version of same! or theatrical version!

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[personal profile] trobadora 2011-11-30 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I only recognise two of them - Forever Young (the version I hear is Laura Branigan's) and Circle in the Sand (Belinda Carlisle).

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[personal profile] altogetherisi 2011-11-30 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
11. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood?
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[personal profile] rynia 2011-11-30 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
6. "Yellow Submarine" - the Beatles
11. "Clint Eastwood" - Gorillaz
19. "Sweet Transvestite" - Tim Curry, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show

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[identity profile] 2011-11-30 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
As a scouser, I've been trained since birth to recognise Beatles songs, so 6 is Yellow Submarine. :P

11 is Clint Eastwood by Gorrilaz

14 is Lola by the Kinks.

18 is Sweet Transvestite from Rocky Horror.

...and that's all I know.

[identity profile] 2011-11-30 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Lots of R.E.M.! Yay! Although now that I've said that, I'm going to be embarrassed if I miss any.

1. "Can't Get There from Here" by R.E.M.
4. "Finest Worksong" by R.E.M.
6. "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles (and oft-covered)
8. "Wild Nights" originally by Van Morrison, but I have to admit that I always think of the John Mellencamp cover when I think of this song.
9. "Final Straw" by R.E.M.
11. I will confidently say that this is not R.E.M. ;)
12. "Dead" by They Might Be Giants
13. "Rock Me" by Liz Phair
14. "Lola" by The Kinks, although I always think of Weird Al's "Yoda", although the Futurama "Leela" version is funny too
16. "Low" by R.E.M.
18. "Sweet Transvestite" from Rocky Horror (not sure which version of this you might have)
B2. "Army" by Ben Folds
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[personal profile] vass 2011-11-30 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
6. The Beatles, Yellow Submarine.
12. They Might Be Giants, Dead.
14. The Kinks, Lola.
18. Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sweet Transvestite
20. I don't know, but I need to, because Edith Sitwell is one of my favourite poets.
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[personal profile] silverflight8 2011-11-30 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I never know American pop culture references :/ The only one I know is In the town where I was born lived a man who sailed the sea - Yellow Submarine, Beatles.
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[personal profile] ghoti 2011-11-30 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
#3 forever young - alphaville version is what my brain supplied
#5 is from rent, but no idea what the song is called.
#6 is yellow submarine - beatles

i can hear bonus #2, but no idea what it is. argh.
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[personal profile] not_a_sniglet 2011-12-01 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
6. Beatles - Yellow Submarine
8. John Mellencamp and Mishell Ndigicello (Gods I butcher the spelling of her name constantly) - Wild Night
11. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood. (Randomly, I kind of always thought of this as your theme song. In our weird head it sort of fit.
12. Artist is TMBG (They Might Be Giants) but the title is eluding me. We have it though.

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