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8 July 2006

Alan’s been meme-hunting, and although the origins of this meme have gone cold i think I’ll join in anyways.

The Rules: I stick my mp3 player on random, and give you the first 25 lines of the first 25 songs I hear, and you tell me what song/artist it is in the comments section. No artist repeated, and song that is too easy ie its first line is the title is to be skipped. Oh yeah, and the lyris will be what I hear, so possibly not totally correct, although if I’m totally flummoxed I may doublecheck elsewhere.

Let the games begin:

  1. Sister can you hear me now the ringing in your ears
  2. It’s so relieving to know that you’re leaving as soon as you get paid Gordon has the artist right, Nirvana. And FM has gotten the track Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
  3. There are many things to talk about, be construtive NineMoons got this, Radiohead – Dollars & Cents
  4. Sing, Michael, sing-on the route of the 19 Bus hear them sayin’ How you get a rude and a reckless? NM got half of this with The Clash, but it isn’t London Calling. As Alan pointed out, it is in fact Rudie Can’t Fail
  5. If I were to die murdered in cold blood tomorrow would you feel sorrow or show love or would it matter
  6. Saying I love you, is not the way Alan and Anne combined to get this one. Extreme – More Than Words
  7. Eerie whispers trapped beneath my pillow won’t let me sleep Gordon got this one, Muse – Thoughts of a Dying Atheist
  8. Childhood living is easy to do, the things you never wanted I brought them to you Another right for NM, The Sundays Wild Horses
  9. Outside the storm clouds gathering, move silently along the dusty boulevard And Forgotten Machine has joined in with this one. Dead Can Dance – The Carnival is Over
  10. I’m gonna fight them all NM gets The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army
  11. Hey girl, I’ve seen you looking at me, am I the one that you want?
  12. Sucker love is heaven sent you pucker up, our passion’s spent Alan was first to guess with this. Placebo – Every You Every Me
  13. I ain’t happy, I’m feeling glad I got sunshine in a bag Anne got this right Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
  14. Light me a smoke, I’ll tell you a story
  15. I keep a close watch on this heart of mine Geekmafia got this one. Johnny Cash –Walk the line and please note, this was actually the Johnny Cash version not the Joaquin Phoenix one, though I have that too.
  16. Yeah, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel Second correct for Alan. The Doors – Roadhouse Blues
  17. This heartbreak’s never ending it’s like it never happened
  18. you’re an american girl red headed eyes blank
  19. Come to me, come lie beside me and don’t deny me your love I’m being generous and giving this to Spencer :) U2 – In the name of the Father
  20. The ponies run, the girls are young, the odds are there to beat
  21. Non so cosa sia la fedeltà, a ragione del mio canto che resistere non può ad un cosi dolce pianto che mutò l’amore mio[1] I’ll give this one to NM, she got the artist right, and that’s close enough. Andrea Bocelli – Il Mare Calmo Della Sera
  22. Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk of a day, I met a little girl and we stopped to talk on a fine soft day This is one of my favourite songs, so I’m glad that someone got it. And that someone was Auds. It is Steve Earle and Sharon Shannon with Galway Girl
  23. I’ve been loving you a long time, down all the years down all the days After a little help NM got this one. the Pogues – Rainy Night in Soho
  24. Estaba pensando sobreviviendo con mi sister en New Jersey[2] Third correct for Alan Pixies – VamosI love this song.
  25. This is the greatest and best song in the world that makes two right for Spencer. Tenacious D – Tribute

Bloody hell, if there is one thing this has taught it me, its this. Use the fucking save option!


  1. yup, this one I looked up
  2. and according to the site I got that from it means I was thinking surviving with my sister in New Jersey

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28 Responses

  1. Alan says:

    This one will run and run….

    12. – Every Me and Every You by Placebo
    16. – Roadhouse Blues by The Doors
    24. – Vamos by The Pixies

  2. Spencer says:

    Man I wish I was better at this, I think I might have known 1 or 2 but I highly doubt it. I think the last one is by Tenacious D, and one of the others is by U2 I think. I don't know music isn't my thing.

  3. anne says:

    I can't believe I'm getting this first: 13 is Gorillaz with Clint Eastwood.
    I am getting this first, right (or right first)?

    Also, about your title, obviously Rock has both taste and perspicacity…

  4. Fence says:

    All correct guesses so far, I'm being extra nice Spencer cause it's your first comment and giving you the U2 one :)

    Anne, what does it say about the state of my English that I had to go look up perspicaty in order to be sure I knew what it meant?

  5. Geekmafia says:

    15:"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine"

    johnny cash-walk the line

  6. Right let me think. Naw, cannae get any of em. Mind you, I don't use an i-pod. I only listen to vinyl, and even then, only John Zorn records, which aintee got no lyrics.

  7. Fence says:

    That's right Geekmafia, and you didn't even speculate as to whether it was the Phoenix version :)

    It'd be pretty hard to do this meme with lyric-free music Aloysius Munn, I had to skip past a load of instrumentals when I was doin this. Mostly soundtracks like Gladiator and LoTR, but also a few Dead Can Dance songs, Horslips, and a couple others.

  8. True. Glad you like instrumentals but. Instrimentals are great. 'fluffy' from Polar Bear's latest is just fantastic. Not unlike John Zorn.

  9. Alan says:

    I know number 6 as well, it's "More Than Words", I just can't remember the name of the band. I keep wanting to say Embrace, but I know that's not right.

  10. Alan says:

    Oh, and, if you love Vamos by the Pixies, you really should have spotted one from the same album on mine.

    Oops, said too much.

  11. anne says:

    Extreme! More than Words is Extreme!
    No more. Damn I'm bad.

  12. weenie says:

    I'm really rubbish at these kinds of things…I recognise some of them but…meh!

  13. Fence says:

    Aloysius I do prefer to be able to sing along with my music, but sometimes instrumental only music is just great.

    Alan, I'll give you partial credit, seeing as Anne got the band's name. And I actually don't have the Pixies album, just a few songs. Vamos was on a compliation cd free with some mag a while ago.

    Weenie, I'm pretty bad at this game too. Didn't manage to guess any over at Alan's.

  14. NineMoons says:

    3. Radiohead – Dollars and Cents
    4. The Clash – London Calling
    8. The Sundays – Wild Horses (off of Buffy soundtrack)

  15. Fence says:

    That is 2 and a half right NM.

    I'm off again to watch the final.

  16. Alan says:

    Oooh oooh oooh, it's Rudie Can't Fail isn't it? The Clash one I mean!

  17. NineMoons says:


    You put the Sundays answer in the wrong place.

    Got another – Seven Nation Army by White Stripes. Number 10.

    And I'm going to guess that 21 is Andrea Bocelli but since I only know Con te partiro, I'll wildly stab at that.

    23 sounds familiarly Irish – Christy? Luka? Shane McGowan?

  18. Fence says:

    Oops, thats what counting the li tags instead of reading the posts will do :)

    Also, yes to #10, and your guess re #21 is also correct, the song is wrong, but sure I'll give it to you. I wouldn't get it if I saw it. By 23 sounding Irish, do you actually mean 22?
    And while you could call it Irish, the singer is American.

  19. NineMoons says:

    No. I meant 23.

    Hmmm. Pogues? Am mentally flicking through all the Irish music you and I both have and tis possible it's the Pogues. Unless it's Christy from the mammoth Everything He Ever Recorded And Then Some collection. But I thought Pogues because it tickles the edge of my brain but isn't actually familiar and if it was from Sean Nós Nua, I'd know it.

    UNLESS… since you don't reckernise it as Irish, maybe it's a cover of a song I know the lyric of under the original. Or it's the original and I know the cover.

    I'm going with The Pogues.

    Final Answer. Gone Orange.

  20. Fence says:

    23 is Irish, and it is the Pogues. But it doesn't look Irishy to me, whereas 22 does, hence the questioning. But I'm going to need the song title to give you this one.
    It is quite a famous one.

  21. NineMoons says:

    Just trying to think of Pogues songs that I KNOW the opening lines of, then removing them from the list of options…

    Rainy Night in Soho?

    Sick Bed of Cúchulainn?

  22. Gordon says:

    Ohh took a bit of scrolling to find the comments!

    2 is a Nirvana track I think..
    7 is Muse, Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist

    Blimey, wouldn't have got many of the others either..

  23. Fence says:

    Yup Gordon, two is a Nirvana track. And you are right about #7 too.

  24. auds says:

    23. Galway Girl.
    Steve Earle and Sharon Shannon

    (going to do one of these for my blog when I get a chance – it's time-consuming fun)

  25. Fence says:

    It is surprisingly time consuming Auds. Of course I went and wasted twice as much time by hitting one of my bookmark icons by accident and losing my post when I was half way through. So I had to start all over again.

  26. NineMoons says:

    I just did one for my blog. Apparently it's still alive, despite being ignored by me for six weeks. Amazing stamina, these blogs.

  27. Of the ones that are left (damn, why didn't I see this earlier?)

    9 Dead Can Dance – The Carnival Is Over

    The Nirvana track is Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle