27 June 2007

Since All the Cool Kids Are Doing It . . .

. . I'm not jumping off a bridge (this time), instead I'm showing off lyrics to songs, non-random, though, I don't keep a lot of songs on my hard drive, so random wouldn't be random enough. I'm breaking the rules as set up by Samurai Frog, cause that's the kind of anarchist I am.

(others doing the lyrics thing are Samurai Frog, Tosy and Cosh, and Bill at So Quoted)

So below's my version of Name That Tune madness. Speaking of Name That Tune, anybody else remember Kathie Lee's sexy humming?. Instead of random songs, there'll be a unifying theme behind all eight songs picked. Guess the songs. Guess the connection between them (these songs should be very unobscure). Answers at the bottom in INVISO-TEXT.

(song one)

Little hellions kids feeling rebellious
embarrassed, their parents still listen to Elvis
they start feeling the prisoners helpless, 'til someone comes along on a mission and yells "bitch"
A visionary, vision is scary, could start a revolution, pollutin the air waves a rebel
so let me just revel an ask, the fact that I got everyone kissing my ass
and it's a disaster such a catastrophe for you to see so damn much of my ass you ask for me?
Well I'm back (batman sound) fix your bent antennae tune it in and then I'm gonna
enter in and up under your skin like a splinter

(song two)

Silly games that you were playing,
Empty words we both were saying
Let's work it out, boy, let's work it out, boy
any deal that we endeavour,
boys and girls go good together
Take it or leave it, take it or leave it

(song three)

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide...yes

(song four)

An angel's smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven, then put me through hell
Chains of love got a hold on me
When passion's a prison, you can't break free

You're a loaded gun
There's nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

(song five)

You're leaving now
It's in your eyes
There's no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along

I see it now
Becomes so clear
Your insincerity
And me all starrey-eyed
To think that I would have know by now

(song six)

Like a heartbeat... drives you mad...
In the stillness of remembering what you had...
And what you lost...
And what you had...
And what you lost
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say... Women... they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean... you'll know

(song seven)

Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around the same old town.
Doesn't mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.

I've been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I'm all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.

(song eight)

You're trying to make your mark in society
Using all the tricks that you used on me.
You're reading all those high fashion magazines
The clothes you're wearin' girl are causing public scenes.


When I first met you girl you didn't have no shoes
Now you're walking 'round like you're front page news.
You've been awful careful 'bout the friends you choose
But you won't find my name in your book of Who's Who

Highlight below to see the answers:

(1) Eminem, Without Me [The Eminem Show]
(2) Spice Girls, 2 Become 1 [Spice]
(3) Garth Brooks, The River [Ropin' the Wind]
(4) Bon Jovi, You Give Love a Bad Name [Slippery When Wet]
(5) Asia, Only Time Will Tell [Asia]
(6) Fleetwood Mac, Dreams [Rumours]
(7) Neil Young, Old Man [Harvest]
(8) The Monkees, (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone [More of The Monkees]

Each song is a single (not always the top selling one) off of the best selling album from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years ago (that's right, More of the Monkees was the best selling album of 1967). I've only ever owned one of these eight albums, guess which one (no inviso-text this time).


bill said...

Spice Girls?

Didn't recognize any, though I fell kinda bad about not recognizing the last two.

XWL said...

I'm not the one who bought all those albums, don't blame me for the Spice Girls. Interesting titles topped the charts each of those years, though.

Who knew Asia sold so many freakin' albums in 1982?