sarahx: (doll)
Just hit the 12 hours in the office for the fourth time this week. Hurrah! Probably another hour tonight and I'll bale out. Then tomorrow, I'm here until it's done. However late that might prove to be. Or, given a miracle, un-late. We Shall See.

So by way of distraction, some further clues to the four lyrics that weren't got on Tuesday. I've added a line to each of them. That should help. None are even remotely obscure - and I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk or [livejournal.com profile] burge or someone has included one of them in a lyrics quiz they've done in the past few months.

Here goes...

11: I tried to show you just how much I care, I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout
Two out of three ain't bad, Meatloaf - [livejournal.com profile] alasdair
12: Good friends are there for each other, never, ever forget that I got you
Reach, S Club 7 - [livejournal.com profile] anw
14: Could we get it together again? I just can't go on pretending that it came to a natural end
Kayleigh, Marillion - [livejournal.com profile] alasdair
22: The medicine within me no doctor could prescribe
Way down, Elvis Presley - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
sarahx: (doll)
After another ghastly 5.30am alarm call I'm nicely settled in for a four-day stint in Cambridge.

So have some lyrics.

I have a singalong CD in the car to help keep me awake when I'm driving late at night. There's some pretty alarming stuff on there. It's even more alarming with me singing along at the top of my voice.

Because the songs have to be good for me to sing along to, there's a greater proportion of female singers than I'd normally listen to. All of these are beautifully in my range, with the exception of the very end of the final one, but the rest of the song is so great I had to include it. I think these are terribly easy – only one is even remotely obscure!

Usual rules...

1: Somehow you found me
Nobody does it better, Carly Simon - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
2: Fall to the ground and I wake up
Since you've been gone, Rainbow - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
3: Booze and drugs now break my head
From New York to LA, Patsy Gallant - [livejournal.com profile] 1phish2phish
4: You're the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen
Top of the world, The Carpenters - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
5: Just to hear you screaming my name
Poison, Alice Cooper - [livejournal.com profile] alasdair
6: Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Mamma mia, Abba - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
7: We’re meant to be together
Whenever, wherever, Shakira - [livejournal.com profile] beergeek
8: Don’t it always seem to go
Big yellow taxi, Joni Mitchell - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
9: Silence has it
Reward, Teardrop Explodes - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
10: Come into my arms
Could it be magic, Take That - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
11: I tried to show you just how much I care, I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout
Two out of three ain't bad, Meatloaf - [livejournal.com profile] alasdair
12: Good friends are there for each other, never, ever forget that I got you
Reach, S Club 7 - [livejournal.com profile] anw
13: You come and ease the pain
Eternal flame, The Bangles - [livejournal.com profile] 1phish2phish
14: Could we get it together again? I just can't go on pretending that it came to a natural end
Kayleigh, Marillion - [livejournal.com profile] alasdair
15: Each time I tell myself that I can’t stand the pain
Piece of my heart, Janis Joplin - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
16: I cannot compete with you
Jolene, Dolly Parton - [livejournal.com profile] regie
17: Why am I falling apart?
I know him so well, Elaine Paige & Barbra Dickson - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
18: I ought to smash his face in
Jilted John, Jilted John - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
19: Won’t you walk up and down my spine
In these shoes, Kirsty MacColl - [livejournal.com profile] osymandus
20: I'm glad to say he's a very good friend of mine
The Deadwood Stage, Doris Day - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
21: I run the risk of losing you
Ever fallen in love, Buzzcocks - [livejournal.com profile] 1phish2phish
22: The medicine within me no doctor could prescribe
Way down, Elvis Presley - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
sarahx: (Default)
OK - here's the final answers. First, the one that people really should have got.

16: The thought alone is killing me right now
Hey Ya by OutKast

Not at all obscure!

The Norwegian definitely deserves more explanation. It's a song called 'Kontroll på kontinentet' (Control over the continent) by Kaizers Orchestra. The line I posted, 'Den skal vær mann som kan gå med min hatt', is the first, and means 'One must be a man to wear my hat'. You can hear the song here. Go on, you know you want to.

The song is off their first album, called Ompa til du dør - yes, that really does mean 'Oom-pah till you die'. As recommended on Amazon by Tom Waits, no less... "Norwegian storm trooping tarantellas with savage rhythms and innovative textures. Thinking man’s circus music. Way out."

I saw them live in København with the Danish ex about three years ago, and they were great fun. They use some rather unconventional instruments, including a pump organ (played by a man wearing a gas mask, obviously), plus percussive oil-drums and wheels. Further listening can be supplied if anyone's interested (and [livejournal.com profile] stu_n at the very least really ought to be!).

And finally... thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tyrell, a long-but-very-amusing transcript of a conversation with a call centre. Inspired.
sarahx: (sx2)
Because I’m desperately bored, have some lyrics. These are the last 20 tracks that have played on my iPod, and are the usual combination of shameful crap and slightly more cool stuff. Except this time I think it errs on the side of the former. Usual rules.

1: Keep our teeth nice and clean
Alright, Supergrass - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
2: You’re playing so cool, obeying every rule
Footloose, Kenny Loggins - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk

3: Hey good lady he just wants what you got you know

4: New kicks in the candlelight
Livin' la vida loca, Ricky Martin - [livejournal.com profile] anw
5: I want you for my sweet pet
Dizzy, Vic Reeves & the Wonder Stuff - [livejournal.com profile] tyrell
6: Whizzkid sitting pretty on your two-wheel stallion
2-4-6-8 motorway, Tom Robinson - [livejournal.com profile] surprisetruck
7: So if the time isn't right then move on
Express yourself, Madonna - [livejournal.com profile] tyrell

8: Den skal vær mann som kan gå med min hatt

9: You're gonna take away my energy
Jive talkin', BeeGees - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
10: I love you Sunday sun
You & me song, Wannadies - [livejournal.com profile] anw
11: I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream
Top of the world, the Carpenters - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n
12: You can see that he's mysterious, mischievous and devious
Ebeneezer Goode, the Shamen - [livejournal.com profile] thecesspit
13: Turned a bright spark into a flame
Wake me up before you gogo, Wham - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk
14: Like all dreamers, can't find another way
Save a prayer, Duran Duran - [livejournal.com profile] cathuk
15: Oh she is cruel and heartless
Jilted John, Jilted John - [livejournal.com profile] budgie_uk

16: The thought alone is killing me right now

17: You've got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
Get it on, T-Rex - [livejournal.com profile] beergeek
18: Always love the one that hurt ya
Ready to go, Republica - [livejournal.com profile] anw
19: Take my head in your hands and shake it
Near wild heaven, REM - [livejournal.com profile] burge
20: Drive that open road, leave the past behind you
Reach, S Club 7 - [livejournal.com profile] 1phish2phish and [livejournal.com profile] cathuk (yup, named and shamed)

I left the Norwegian on this time – bet no-one can get that one without cheating!
sarahx: (sx2)
As thieved from [livejournal.com profile] 1phish2phish.

I'll post a lyric to kick it off. Post other song lyrics in response--one line, a chorus, however much it takes to say what you want to say. The lyrics you post must have some relation to the lyrics you are responding to. Post as often as you like, to as many different responses as you like. All responses should be song lyrics, with the band identified in the subject line. Let's see how many different songs we can find; feel free to be obscure; try to infect people with earworms.


To start (since it's a glorious sunny day out there and I'm about to drive up the M11 with the roof down)...

ELO

Sun is shinin' in the sky,
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped rainin'
Everybody's in a play
And don't you know
It's a beautiful new day.
sarahx: (Default)
...have some more lyrics from my iPod. As ever, to be updated as people get 'em.

1. But then I'm sure that you know it's just for you

2. Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don't confuse them with mountains
Whenever, wherever, Shakira - [livejournal.com profile] burge with a bit of help from [livejournal.com profile] gregmce

3. Keeping all my secrets safe tonight
Nobody does it better, Carly Simon - [livejournal.com profile] tyrell

4. I should have said that I love you

5. They won't stop a bomb going off with only seconds on the clock

6. I've had enough of scheming and messing round with jerks
Opportunities, Pet Shop Boys - [livejournal.com profile] gregmce was nearly there!

7. Well your mama don't know where your sister done go
Devilgate Drive, Suzi Quatro - [livejournal.com profile] stu_n

8. No-one in your life is with you constantly
I know him so well, Elaine Paige & Barbra Dickson - [livejournal.com profile] indovan

9. After a while we run under a tree

10. I've got to find me a man
Searchin', Hazell Dean - [livejournal.com profile] indovan
sarahx: (Default)
Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] 1phish2phish

1) Pick your playlist of 10-15 songs
2) Set to shuffle/random
3) Choose your favourite line from each song (excluding the title)
4) Write down in a list and have other users identify the song...

(my modification: set iPod to random shuffle and pick first 10 tracks)

EDIT: answers added...

1. Respect yourself and all of those around you
Prince Charming, Adam & the Ants
2. But as dead, dead as a can be by his feet; de ya ken?
Several species of small furry animals, grooving in a cave with a Pict, Pink Floyd
3. You know that I've been drunk a thousand times
Size of a cow, Wonder stuff
4. Why pamper life's complexity
This charming man, The Smiths
5. Eyes move, this can die
Take me out, Franz Ferdinand - actually the Scissor Sisters' cover
6. And we won't be together much longer
Ever fallen in love, Buzzcocks
7. Where the books were found by the golden ones
Oh you pretty things, David Bowie
8. And through the slippery city we ride
Metal Mickey, Suede
9. All of my resistance is lying on the floor
Way down, Elvis Presley
10. I told them, 'Drink something new'
Mandinka, Sinead O'Connor


Not quite the first 10 in my iPod's random shuffle: number 3 was Hocus Pocus by Focus which isn't exactly stuffed with lyrics, and number 8 was in Norwegian so a little unfair...

Have a feeling that too many of these will be too easy! Maybe I should have waded through it to increase the Weird Shit quota.

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