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Musical/Random: Song First Line Meme 
23rd-Mar-2009 11:46 pm
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Laundry tonight. In between loads. In an idle moment, I thought I would try this song meme type thingie.

I don't think this is possible: almost certainly not for an individual, but possibly for a sufficiently-large readership. Hell, I don't know that I will be able to do it after a few days. And that's after I skipped writing the first line of the lyrics of "Unomathemba" by Ladysmith Black Mambazo in whatever African language they were using, and the indecipherable first line in Notre Dame punk band The Graboids' "Good Ol' Bookowski." But I read this on nimoloth's page and was curious what would come up....

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly (or originals/covers of the tracks I listed).
Step 4: Don't look them up on Google or any other search engine, you cheater.
Step 5: If you like the game, post your own.
Step 6: After a week, any songs left, I'll just post the answer.

Friday night I crashed your party – You May Be Right, Billy Joel weaklingrecords
Don't whisper "Love" and dream of wedding bells
You know, somehow, this isn't what I had planned – These Days, Hoobajoob (by Andy Brenner) weaklingrecords
All of the prisoners serving life sentences
I have climbed highest mountain – Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2 weaklingrecords
Tough, you think you've got the stuff – Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, U2 mushfromnewsies
You broke my heart 'cause I couldn't dance – Do You Love Me? (?), by that one dude (in this case, covered by The Blues Brothers) weaklingrecords
I'm a one man line at the twenty-four hour store
'Tis far away I am today from scenes I roamed a boy
Somebody touched me making everything new – Somebody Touched Me, Bruce Cockburn mushfromnewsies

I was minding my business
We walk hand in hand 'til life does us part
Out where the river broke – Beds are Burning, Midnight Oil mushfromnewsies
Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance Moondance, here by Over The Rhine weaklingrecords
One of these days, and it won't be long
Love is blindness – Love Is Blindness, U2 weaklingrecords
Factory house outside the town
I warned you, you didnt believe me!
This is it, we stand alone
The stars are so close we could touch them
Comments 
24th-Mar-2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Friday night I crashed your party - You May Be Right, Billy Joel
You know, somehow, this isn't what I had planned - These Days, Hoobajoob (Andy Brenner)
I have climbed highest mountain - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2
You broke my heart 'cause I couldn't dance - Do You Love Me? (?), by that one dude

I'm gonna skip Moondance and Love is Blindness.

I'm going to be embarassed if there are any of my songs on there that I don't recognize. (I sang what?!?)
24th-Mar-2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yeah, those last two were lame: what are you going to do when you follow the rules and the song title is in the first line?

And isn't it just cool to have enough songs and enough history that that last is actually a possibility? (I did wonder, though, when I typed out Andy's first line, whether you'd catch that....)
24th-Mar-2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Given what the commenter above me has already identified:

Tough, you think you've got the stuff - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, U2
Somebody touched me, making everything new - Somebody Touched Me, Bruce Cockburn
Out where the river broke - Beds are Burning, Midnight Oil
24th-Mar-2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Good! I wondered whether the Cockburn would be caught, and I'm very fond of the Oils...
24th-Mar-2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Did I *know* you liked Bruce Cockburn? Did I know that Courtney liked Bruce Cockburn? I can't remember, but I'm pleased as if I did not, so that's cool!
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