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June 03, 2006

iPod Name That Tune

Okay here's a fun idea I just came up with. I was inspired by Sheila's old "Guess the First Lines of Novels" game, which is a lot of fun to look at, even though the game is long over.

Then I thought about my Friday iPod post. How boring is it to just post the songs, hoping you'll think I'm cool and all eclectic and shit. Why not give my readers a chance to show how cool you are.

So here's the opening four lines from ten random songs off my iPod. Some of them should be easy, and some will probably be impossible. You could google the lyrics, but I don't know how you'd sleep at night if you did so. Anyways, if you do google, don't post the answer because someone else might want to guess.

There are no prizes in this game, just good karma.

Can you guess the title and the artist? Green means somebody got it. Good luck!

  1. We took a walk that night, but it wasn't the same
    We had a fight on the promenade out in the rain
    She said she loved me, but she had somewhere to go
    She couldn't scream while I held her close

  2. when a man is running from his boss
    Who holds a gun that fires ’cost’
    And people die from being cold
    Or left alone because they’re old

  3. Well they're still racing out at the trestles
    But that blood it never burned in her veins
    Now I hear she's got a house up in Fairview
    And a style she's trying to maintain

  4. If I listened long enough to you
    I'd find a way to believe that its all true
    Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried
    Still I look to find a reason to believe

  5. There is freedom within, there is freedom without
    Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
    There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost
    But you’ll never see the end of the road while you’re travelling with me

  6. Love, look at the two of us
    Strangers in many ways
    We’ve got a lifetime to share
    So much to say and as we go on from day to day

  7. Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah.
    Let me remember things I love,
    Stoppin’ at the log where catfish bite,
    Walkin’ along the river road at night,

  8. on a cobweb afternoon
    in a room full of emptiness
    by a freeway i confess
    i was lost in the pages

  9. Oh I have been out searching with the black book in my hand
    And I've looked between the lines that lie on the pages that I tread
    I met the walking dude, religious, in his worn down cowboy boots
    He walked liked no man on earth I swear he had no name

  10. he bought a sterilized hypo
    to shoot a sex machine drug
    he got 24 hours
    to shoot all paulenes between the legs
In other news, coming in July: the return of annika's journal Jeopardy. Bigger and badder than ever. Consider this a warm-up.

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Rubric: Dumb-Ass Quizzes


I have no idea who wrote those lines but they made me feel sick.

Posted by: kyle8 on Jun. 4, 2006

Number 2 is from "Helpless Dancer" by The Who, from The Greatest Album of All Time, Yes, Even Better Than "Born To Run" Which is Waaay Overrated And Sucky To Boot: Quadrophenia.

Think it's at the tail end of Side 2 or the beginning of Side 3, if anyone still remembers back when albums had sides.

Posted by: Victor on Jun. 4, 2006

#7 is "Green River" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The Green River I know is the town in Utah on the edge of the desert, bisected by the river of the same name. A hot and dusty place...

I make a point of cueing that song up on the truck's stereo or my MP3 player whenever I roll into Green River on a roadtrip, maybe twice a year.

Oh man- now I wanna go back AGAIN...

Posted by: Barry on Jun. 4, 2006

Nice one Victor. I agree, Quadrophenia is underrated.

You are right too, Barry. I also like to play "Lodi" when i'm driving though Lodi, which is too often for my taste. Often I'm through the town before the song is over. I sometimes think I should play "Lookin Out My Backdoor" while travelling through Bakersfield, since the song mentions Buck Owens, and he was from Bakersfield. But by the time I get to Bakersfield i'm usually so burnt out that i don't even care.

Posted by: annika on Jun. 4, 2006

#1 is off my favorite album from last summer, by the Killers. The song title is Jenny Was a Friend of Mine. The album is a rarity: every song is good. #5 is by Crowded House: Don't Dream It's Over. Those guys could sing. And #6 is Reason to Believe by Rod Stewart. I have not a clue about the rest.

Posted by: Blu on Jun. 4, 2006

Blu, with the hat trick!

Posted by: annika on Jun. 4, 2006

except that #4 is Reason to Believe by Rod Stewart, not #6

Posted by: annika on Jun. 4, 2006

Well, I guess that proves that I have been mostly successful in eliminating all those old songs from my mind.
It is sheer agony to go through life as a child of the sixties and seventies being forever bombarded with songs you got tired of hearing twenty to thirty years ago. I guess that is because modern music is so sucky, or maybe because brain dead baby boomers can't ever let anything go.
Well, the more obscure ones are not too bad, but the top forty songs are hell.

Posted by: kyle8 on Jun. 4, 2006

#6 is by the Carpenters, but I never knew the name. We just called it the "Love, Look at the Two of Us" song.

Posted by: gcotharn on Jun. 4, 2006

As best I recall. From the days back when dinosaurs sang on AM radio.

Posted by: gcotharn on Jun. 4, 2006

#4 "Taxi, Part 2" by Harry Chapin? Not sure if that's the correct title.

Posted by: Tuning Spork on Jun. 4, 2006

oops. I meant #3.

Posted by: Tuning Spork on Jun. 4, 2006

Number 6 is the Carpenters "For All We Know." Good song. I have it on The Singles 1969-1973. Great album.

Posted by: minero on Jun. 4, 2006

Harry Chapin? No. Interesting guess though.

Minero is correct, and gcotharn is 1/2 right.

Posted by: annika on Jun. 4, 2006

#3 Bruce
#5 Crowded House
#7 Doobie Brothers, Blackwater

And yes, Quadrophenia was underrated. Who's next was a great accessible album, but Quad required more thought.

The Kids are Alright...

Posted by: will on Jun. 5, 2006

Jim is right and will gets half credit on #3 and 5! But #7 is CCR.

The ones that are left are challenging but not impossible. Well, maybe 8 is impossible, but you punks should know #10, its a classic! And 9 is a fantastic song, with a literary theme too!

Posted by: annika on Jun. 5, 2006

wow that's weird. its posting comments out of order.

Posted by: annika on Jun. 5, 2006

3 is Darkness on the Edge of Town, by Springsteen.

Posted by: Jim Bricker on Jun. 5, 2006

Is #9 "The Stand" by the Alarm?

Posted by: Hugo on Jun. 5, 2006

Hugo is awesome! Yes, I love that song. Really anything by the Alarm I love.

Posted by: annika on Jun. 5, 2006

Impossible? Like a Stone-Chris with the remnants of Rage Against the Machine.

Posted by: jasen on Jun. 5, 2006

Otherwise known as Audioslave! nice one Jasen!

Posted by: annika on Jun. 5, 2006

I googled for #10 because you said it was a punk classic. Well, I liked that band a lot, but the song wasn't one of their best, imho. I mean it's a good song n' all, but a classic?! Hmmm...

Posted by: Tuning Spork on Jun. 5, 2006

cmon, its a great song!

Posted by: annika on Jun. 5, 2006

Okay, okay.

BTW, my trackback apparantly didn't work. Stop on by and take a crack at the Blather Review edition!

Posted by: Tuning Spork on Jun. 5, 2006

Hey, favorite interviewer ever -- you've inspired me to go and download some Alarm... lots of clear Christian faith in their lyrics...

Posted by: Hugo on Jun. 5, 2006

Okay, biotch, Have a crack at Volume II. If you don't get at least three of these I'll be very disappointed.

Good luck.

Posted by: Tuning Spork on Jun. 6, 2006