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A wondrous game for everyone's enjoyment! [Aug. 20th, 2008|07:46 pm]
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This has been going around and I've never done it, so now's the time. Great way to rediscover forgotten music on your playlist, as I've learned!

Go ahead...guess away! If you like the look of any of the lyrics, just let me know and I'll tell you who they're from and possibly send you a song or two.
One thing: does anyone know how to make a strike-through using LJ HTML? Of all the things, I still haven't figured it out.

Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike out the songs when someone guesses the titles and artists correctly and put the name of the song/who sings it and the username of the person who guessed it at the end of the lyric.
Step 4: Looking them up on google or any other search engine is CHEATING!!!

1. Half a mile from the county fair, and the rain came pouring down...Van Morrison--And it Stoned Me-thedarkcrystal
2. You tell me I can’t slow down, you tell me where I’ve gotta be, I spin into the darkness, and I swear that I can't see a thing in front of me...Rob Dougan--I'm Not Driving Anymore-thedarkcrystal
3. You’ve got your ball, you’ve got your chain, tied to me tight...Dave Matthews Band--Crash-thedarkcrystal
4. At night they would go walkin’ ‘til the breakin’ of the day...the morning is for sleepin’...Coldplay--Cemeteries of London-hodudududuh
5. From the back street, from the gutter, hear the sound of God stutter...
6. Tonight i feel so weak, but all in love is fair...Melissa Etheridge--Somebody Bring Me Some Water-thedarkcrystal
7. Should I have believed that I was still a boy?Toad the Wet Sprocket--Know Me-thedarkcrystal
8. One fine day in hell, the master told a story...
9. Hide the window watching, give hands that push the faces back...
10. You’re all I want, all I need, all I’ve got, all I see...Rob Dougan--All I Want-thedarkcrystal
11. “She’s made it through the wilderness somehow, she’s made it through!”Moulin Rouge! soundtrack--Like a Virgin-hodudududuh
12. Stay by me, stay by me...you are the one, my only true...
13. Wait for the trap he has set, and wait for his prey...
14. Mama take this badge from me, I can’t use it anymore...Bob Dylan--Knockin' on Heaven's Door-rewhite, thedarkcrystal
15. At a tombstone bar in a juke joint car, he made a stop...
16. Gods and angels and devils smile....
17. Let the world be the world, let the dream unfurl, let it run its own game, let it dance with itself...
18. Heeey now, you’d better listen to me, every one of you...
19. In the afterlife, gonna be headed for some serious strife...you’re gonna make the scene today, but tomorrow there’ll be hell to pay...Squirrel Nut Zippers--The Afterlife-rewhite
20. Crazy how it feels tonight...crazy how you make it all alright, love...Dave Matthews Band--Crush-thedarkcrystal (had said "Crazy", but you obviously know it since you gave it to me lol)
21. Something’s shiny in the sky, there ain’t a cloud in sight....
22. Dance on, gypsy queen...
23. Two gunslingers walked out in the street and one said, “I don’t wanna fight no more”...
24. Insolent boy this slave of fashion, basking in your glory...Phantom of the Opera--Music of the Night</b>-katinator44
25. Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay...The Beatles--Yesterday-hodudududuh, thedarkcrystal, rewhite
26. Monkey chased the other monkey up the tree, said, “stop your playing, you can’t fool me!”...Asylum Street Spankers--Monkey Rag-rewhite
27. You always won every time you placed a bet...you’re still damn good, no one’s gotten to you yet...
28. The rains were silent...there was nothing, no, nothing around for miles...
29. When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter collides with Mars, then peace will guide the planet, and love will steer the stars.5th Dimension--Age of Aquarius-hodudududuh, rewhite
30. I like to dream, yes, yes, right between my sound machine...Steppenwolf--Magic Carpet Ride-rewhite
31. Midnight, our sons and daughters were cut down and taken from us...
32. Where you are, that’s where I wanna be...Dave Matthews Band--Where are You Going?-thedarkcrystal
33. Is it too late to go in peace? I wonder how these things did start, anyway...
34. If I ventured in the slipstream, between the viaducts of your dreams...Van Morrison--Astral Weeks-hodudududuh
35. Sally Jo Sally Jo, sweetest little girl I know...The Trashmen--Sally Jo-rewhite
36. Oooooh! Open wide, oh-so-good I eat you, take me for a ride...Dave Matthews Band--Rapunzel-thedarkcrystal
37. On the street below these walls, where I used to walk, now I can barely crawl...Morten Harket--Ready to go Home-hodudududuh (in my case a different band than guessed, but it's definitely the same song!)
38. When will we be married Molly, when will we be wed?The Waterboys--When Will We Be Married?-thedarkcrystal
39. Father, I know now, your life’s been stretched too long...
40. Noldor, blood is on your hands, your fate a tearful destiny...Blind Guardian--(Noldor) Dead Winter Reigns-burasama
41. One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do...Three Dog Night--One is the Loneliest Number-rewhite got it, but katinator44, burasama, and thedarkcrystal get recognition for "recognizing" it.
42. Started talking and the line went dead, never heard a single word you said...
43. Midnight on a subway she’s on her way home...
44. Any way you want it, that’s the way you need it, any way you want it...
45. I’m so glad you came, I’m so glad you remembered...
46. My body’s made of fire, black and deep and cold, burning for the choice I made so many years ago...
47. This house is like Russia, with eyes cold and grey...Tori Amos--Take to the Sky-thedarkcrystal
48. Well, I would’ve drank whiskey but I can’t hear myself...
49. Those who are dead are not dead, they’re just living in my head, and since I fell for that spell, I am living there as well...Coldplay--42-hodudududuh
50. Don’t tread on me!Metallica--Don't Tread on Me-thedarkcrystal

[User Picture]From: katinator44
2008-08-21 01:19 am (UTC)
"24. Insolent boy this slave of fashion, basking in your glory..."
TOTALLY Phantom of the opera :D when he's singing to Christine through the mirror. *is proud I knew one!*

"41. One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do..."
No idea what it's called or who it's by but I know it :-P

I looked it up and to do the strike out thing it's
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[User Picture]From: katinator44
2008-08-21 01:19 am (UTC)
sorry...trying to make it show up!
It's <.strike.>text<./strike.>...without the .'s
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-21 01:42 am (UTC)
ThankyouTHANKYOU! I've been trying to figure that out forever!
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[User Picture]From: katinator44
2008-08-21 04:35 am (UTC)
it's no problem :)
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-21 01:45 am (UTC)
24. You got it!

41. Recognizing it deserves partial credit :P
Once Ari actually gets around to naming it (cause he'll know it lol), I'll give the answer and list you both!
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[User Picture]From: hodudududuh
2008-08-21 02:20 am (UTC)
#4 "Cemeteries of London", Coldplay. Whyyyy do I know that?

#11 seems suspiciously like "Like a Virgin". Probably the version from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, since it says "she" instead of "I"?

#25 is "Yesterday" by The Beatles, o' course.

#29 is "Age of Aquarius" by... somebody. 5th Dimension. It's in Hair, too, isn't it?

#34 - is that "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison or have I lost it?

#37 - 10cc, urrrrr... "Ready to Go Home?"

#49 is "42" by Coldplay. Again, dunno how I know that. I'm not sure I even like Coldplay much.

Okay. That's it. That's all I've got. This looks like fun though. P'raps I'll have to give it a shot.

Oh, and I found your journal while browsing LJ randomly (through Mock the Stupid, I think it was), so... that's why I'm here, posting... things... uh. Suddenly I feel very creepy. x)
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-23 12:47 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm impressed--you really know your music! That's an eclectic mix of guesses, there :)

And naw, you don't seem creepy...in fact, you seem rather interesting. Is it alright if I add you?
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[User Picture]From: hodudududuh
2008-08-23 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I have rather eclectic tastes in music, and it's one of the things I'm most passionate about, so I tend to be pretty good at these sorts of things. :P

And that's absolutely all right, please do - gods know I could use more people to talk to, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-23 06:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome--you're added :)
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[User Picture]From: hodudududuh
2008-08-23 10:43 pm (UTC)
As are you. :P
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[User Picture]From: burasama
2008-08-21 03:08 am (UTC)
40. "(Noldor) Dead Winter Reigns" by Blind Guardian.

I recognize 41 but have no clue about title or artist. The rest are a mystery... Number 7 sounds a little creepy.

I might do this. It sounds fun.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-23 12:50 pm (UTC)
Right indeed!
And thanks! It was a lot of fun; time consuming, yes, but strangely addictive.
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[User Picture]From: fourcorners
2008-08-21 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm lousy at these things and I don't think I recognize any. Sorry
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-23 12:51 pm (UTC)
Aww, don't feel bad! I've never been able to guess on anyone else's, either. I can't remember lyrics and titles unless I'm listening to the song they belong to, for some bizarre reason.
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2008-08-21 07:35 am (UTC)
1. Van Morrison- I can't remember the title, but it's the first track on Tupelo Honey.
2. Rob Dougan- I've listened to it hundreds of times and I'm the one who sent it to you, but I just can't think of the title.
3. Dave Matthews Band- Crash
6. Melissa Etheridge- Somebody Bring Me Some Water
7. Toad the Wet Sprocket- Know Me
10. Rob Dougan- All I Want
14. Knockin' On Heaven's Door, I'm guessing the Eric Clapton version
20. Dave Matthews Band, Crazy? I'm not sure on the song name.
25. The Beatles- Yesterday
32. I think this is a Dave Matthews solo one, but I can't remember the name.
36. Dave Matthews Band- Rapunzel
38. The Waterboys- When Will We Be Married?
41. This song had been recorded over and over for decades, but I can't remember the name. The most well-known version of it recently was the Aimee Mann one from Magnolia, so I'd guess that one.
47. Tori Amos- Take to the Sky
50. Metallica- Don't Tread on Me

There are some others I just can't place, and a few that other people got first.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-23 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yay, I knew you'd get most of them with ease! And if you haven't noticed, my player really seems to like Dave Matthews Band.
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[User Picture]From: rewhite
2008-08-21 02:09 pm (UTC)
14. Bob Dylan- "Knocking on Heaven's Door"
19. Squirrel Nut Zippers- "Hell"
25. I forget if this was before or after the Beatles split, or which one did it if it was after- "Yesterday"
26. Asylum Street Spankers- "Monkey Rag"
29. The Fifth Dimension- "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
30. Steppenwolf- "Magic Carpet Ride"
35. Trashmen- "Sally Jo"
41. Three Dog Night- "One is the Lonliest Number"
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2008-08-23 12:55 pm (UTC)
Awesome--I knew you'd get these! They're an astoundingly great addition to my music collection.
Yesterday was definitely by The Beatles.
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