New Game for Music Aficionados
Posted by deer_slayer (+488) 15 years ago
Name that song....

Rules:
1. must include one whole verse

2. if no one can solve it in 24 hours, you must post answer

3. warning...knowing the lyrics of certain songs might expose the "real" you

4. you solve it...you post the next one


I'll start with an easy one to get the game going...........

"Well, I went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians, too"


[This message has been edited by deer_slayer (edited 2/24/2007).]
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2165) 15 years ago
"Lawyers, Guns and Money" Warren Zevon




If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music?
Would you hold it near, as it were your own?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 15 years ago
>>If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine. . . .

The song is "Ripple" - it was covered by the Grateful Dead, but I'm not certain who was the lyricist / song writer.
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Somebody spread the rumor that you had lost your life
Least that's the way I heard it and what I told my wife
Now here you're showing up again and talk is getting round
And I can see that one of us will have to leave this town
If you think that I want trouble
Than you're crazy in your head
Cause you're wanted by the police
And my wife thinks you're dead.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2165) 15 years ago
"My wife thinks your dead" by Junior Brown


BTW Ripple was not covered by the Grateful Dead. It is a Grateful Dead song. Lyrics by Robert Hunter and music by Jerry Garcia. It was a staple at most of their concerts



"IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN ... YOU GOTTA RAISE A LITTLE HELL"
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Posted by Cheryl Pieters (+476) 15 years ago
If You Wanna Get To Heaven
Ozark Mountain Daredevils



till I talked to your daddy, he say
he said "you ain't seen nothin' till you're down on a muffin
then you're sure to be a-changin' your ways"
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Posted by Rafe Danger Stewart (+252) 15 years ago
"till I talked to your daddy, he say
he said "you ain't seen nothin' till you're down on a muffin
then you're sure to be a-changin' your ways"

"Walk This Way"
-Aerosmith


This is from probably the greatest song ever written by one of the greatest bands of all time:
"It ain't no lie,
Baby, bye, bye, bye"

simply poetic
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 15 years ago
Haha - Didn't take long to kill this thread.
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Posted by Crash (+123) 15 years ago
NSync............Me think they stink.

Now for some cultural diversity.....

The old man was covered in tattos and scars,
He got some in prison and others in bars,
The rest he got workin' on old junk cars,
In the daytime.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2165) 15 years ago
David Allan Coe.... "If that ain't country"


'cause tonight i'm gonna take that ride,
across the river to the jersey side,
take my baby to the carnival,
and i'll take you on all the rides,
sing sha la la la la la sha la la la.


note: careful it may not be who you think it is
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Posted by Danny T (+53) 15 years ago
"Jersey Girl" -Tom Waits

The name she gave was caroline
Daughter of a miner
Her ways were free
It seemed to me
That sunshine walked beside her
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 15 years ago
Tecumseh Valley
By Townes Van Zandt


Up the side a' Sunshine Mountain
By internal gas combustion
Eight Pierce-Arrow pistons pullin'
Fifteen thousand pounds a' lead
At the snowshed on the summit
The conductor said his prayers
He'd acquired a busted driveshaft
On the pass at Lizard Head
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Posted by RT&JenBo9 (+57) 15 years ago
The Gallopin Goose
by CW McCall


Ladies and gentlemen, attention please
Come in close so everyone can see
I got a tale to tell
A listen don't cost a dime
And if you believe that we're gonna get along just fine
Now I've been travelin' all around
I heard trouble's come to your town
Well I've got a little somethin'
Guaranteed to ease your mind
It's call Snake Oil y'all
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Posted by Duncan Bonine (+290) 15 years ago
"Snake Oil" - Steve Earle



Now when a fella falls in love
a fella does his best
and Ol Mother Nature kind of takes care of all the rest.
Nighttime found me next to my Dena Rose
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Posted by deer_slayer (+488) 15 years ago
Is that a Gary McMahan song? Holy crap! Who listens to this guy? I might as well post my own lyrics for people to guess. I could be wrong, so I'll wait for a conformation email before putting any other lyrics up.
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Posted by deer_slayer (+488) 15 years ago
Alright I am going to assume that I am right that the last lyrics posted were by Gary McMahan...the song being "Dena Rose" off his first album entitled "Colorado Blue"


Keep me a tazer up in the blazer,
And the black nine by the waistline.
Never know when someone'll test ya'.
Let you know I got mine by my body, yes y'all.
I'm the victim that became the attacker.
Have my little friend waitin' for the carjacker
That'll do anything for the looper.
When I leave the Hill I strack when I swoop.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 15 years ago
Pearl Jam - Real thing

Did they Beat the drum slowly, did the play the pipes lowly?
Did the rifles fir o'er you as they lowered you down?
Did the bugles sound The Last Post in chorus?
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 15 years ago
Green Fields of France
By Eric Bogle

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.


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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 15 years ago
Abide with Me. Old hymn that has been recorded by Elton John among others.

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Delusional
I believe I can cure it all for you, dear
Coax or trick or drive or
drag the demons from you
Make it right for you sleeping beauty
Truly thought
I can magically heal you

You're far beyond a visible sign of your awakening
Failing miserably to rescue
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Posted by Russell Bonine (+236) 15 years ago
[This message has been edited by Russell Bonine (edited 2/26/2007).]
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Posted by Duncan Bonine (+290) 15 years ago
Sleeping Beauty - by A Perfect Circle



Hey you! It's true, baby there I stood
When I looked her in the eye,
She gave me a sweet smile
For your love, I'd give anything
For your time,...the stars above
And if I ever get you,
I'll never let you go...


deerslayer:I had always thought "Dena Rose" was a Michael Golden song, he covered a live version with the Starlite Ramblers (released in 1979) McMahan's first album came out in 78 so you're probably right... I couldn't find a writing credit.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 15 years ago
Until I get you
By Hanoi Rocks


"Keep a movin' Dan, don't you listen to him Dan, he's a devil not a man
and he spreads the burnin' sand with water.
Dan can't you see that big green tree where the waters runnin' free
and it's waiting there for me and you."


BTW: Abide with me: Words: Henry F. Lyte, 1847; Music: William H. Monk, 1861. Elton John was MUCH later.
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Posted by Dan (+465) 15 years ago
Sons of the Pioneers

water-
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 15 years ago
Since Dan didn't take his turn I'll jump in

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She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pane

The man in the crowd with the multicoloured mirrors
On his hobnail boots
Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy
Working overtime
A soap impression of his wife which he ate
And donated to the National Trust
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Posted by Cindy (+388) 15 years ago
Happiness is a Warm Gun by the Beatles


I'm talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train
And I know, I know they've all been talking about me
I can hear them whisper
And it makes me think there must be something wrong with me
Out of all the hours thinking
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Posted by deer_slayer (+488) 15 years ago
Matchbox 20
Unwell


"somebody said, fair warning lord
lord strike that poor boy down"
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 15 years ago
Fair Warning

Van Halen


PTI: Maybe this thread should have been called "Look ma, I can use Google too". As a point of confession...



Next...


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Posted by Jon Bonine (+160) 15 years ago
What if this and what if that
And what if I did not explore this world
and what it has to give to me.
Afraid of all the possibilities roaming through my mind
What am I thinkiing
I'll what if my life away

Good luck Richard...
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 15 years ago
PTI: Maybe this thread should have been called "Look ma, I can use Google too". As a point of confession...

The beauty of the information age . I always harass people at work who sit around speculating about stuff that you could find out in 2 seconds with either Google or Wikipedia. We may not be showing off our "knowledge" but hey, at least we can all read some (maybe) obscure lyrics .

That said, I will stop derailing and I have no idea what that song is in Jon's post but I will refrain from googling (this time).
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Posted by Bart Freese (+928) 15 years ago
Jon, Humm a few bars.
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Posted by Duncan Bonine (+290) 15 years ago
Jon- Are you sure those aren't some lyrics that you penned after a late night studying Hebrew?
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Posted by Jon Bonine (+160) 15 years ago
"What if" by Ancient Soul
off their self-titled CD

I didn't think it would be fair to put lyrics up that hadn't been recorded. (I could put lyrics up that have been recorded but not released, and they're not mine.)

Try again...

"I'm robbing peter, I'm paying paul
I'm changing my name back to saul
I got to them and you know i'll get to you"
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 15 years ago
Ballad in Plain Red
By Derek Webb


We got high-school kids running 'round in Calvin Klein and Guess
who cannot pass a sixth-grade reading test
but if you ask them, they can tell you
the name of every crotch on MTV
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Posted by Rafe Danger Stewart (+252) 15 years ago
"Wasteland of The Free"
Iris DeMent



There in the shade and hid from the sun
we freed our minds and learned
Our greatest reason for being here
our bodies moved and burned
There on our mountain bed of leaves
we learned life's reason why
The people laugh and love and dream,
they fight, they hate to die
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 15 years ago
Mountain Bed of Leaves - Woody Guthrie


I shake my hips but I walk like a cripple,
My body is getting too thin
I can count every one of my bones in the mirror
poking through my cold white skin

There's a shiny star on the dressing room door,
but I'll be out in the back of my car
Cause I don't know a soul I can trust with the money
or to tune up my guitar

(hint: He's playing in Helena tonight!)
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 15 years ago
Nashville Radio - Jon Langford

Here's my offering -

An Eskimo showed me a movie
he'd recently taken of you:
the poor man could hardly stop shivering,
his lips and his fingers were blue.
I suppose that he froze when the wind took your clothes
and I guess he just never got warm.
But you stand there so nice, in your blizzard of ice,
oh please let me come into the storm.

Or more of a challenge, perhaps -

Whoever succeeds in the great attempt
To be a friend of a friend,
Whoever has won a lovely woman,
Let him add his jubilation!
Yes, whoever calls even one soul
His own on the earth's globe!
And who never has, let him steal,
Weeping, away from this group.

(hint - this third one has something in common with the second)

Half a cup of powdered sugar
One quarter teaspoon salt
One knifetip Turkish hash
Half a pound butter
One teaspoon vanilla-sugar
Half a pound flour
150 g ground nuts
A little extra powdered sugar
... and no eggs

Place in a bowl
Add butter
Add the ground nuts and
Knead the dough

Form eyeball-size pieces from the dough
Roll in the powdered sugar
and say the Magic Words:
"Sim sala bim bamba sala do saladim"

Place on a greased baking pan and
Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
...AND NO EGGS

Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
...and no eggs.

And a fourth just for fun -

Ab queck zenick fesi
Jup col im in na hiz jal, ooh.
Wa toc peg qui dos gee pif, aah.
Joh jarraz bas deg zorze zot.
Jer wih tuster mo vey
Qui neb be og ezen on
Wok lapti nek seb not van
Goc jarraz bas deg zorze zot

[This message has been edited by Brian A. Reed (edited 3/2/2007).]
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 15 years ago
Only one I know is the third one, Die Eier Von Satan, by Tool, but the English translation.

Here's a pretty easy one.

Needlework the way, never you betray
Life of death becoming clearer
Pain monopoly, ritual misery
Chop your breakfast on a mirror
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Posted by Gary Bonine (+98) 15 years ago
Metallica - Master of Puppets?




Thistle Boy, commin' up down the Highlands way
Got a purple hairdoo got a bottle of whisky yeah
Jumpin' up & down then rollin' all around Aee
He said Ach Aye I said I know you're a Thistle Boy
You're a Thistle Boy too
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 15 years ago
I dunno about any thistle boy scottish buggery, but I will say this: Jon Langford rocked! He had a 5-piece band, Jon on guitar, bass player, drummer, and two women...one on fiddle, the other on vocals/ukele! One of the better bar shows I have seen in many years.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled game.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 15 years ago
Sweet - someone actually got stumped on here. The first one is by Leonard Cohen - One of us Cannot be Wrong.

The second is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, translated to English...that motivated me to include the Tool song for Levi (I knew you'd get it).

The fourth is Lapti Nek by John Williams - you might recognize it as the song played during the party at Jabba the Hutt's in the original version of Return of the Jedi.
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Posted by Rafe Danger Stewart (+252) 15 years ago
Check this one out:

It's been a while since I put on a suit of my own clothes
And even longer since I cast my shadow on a church house door
They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong
I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
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Posted by Gary Bonine (+98) 15 years ago
by the way that was 'Thistle Boy' by The Real McKenzie's
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Posted by jessiker (+292) 15 years ago
Rafe - Cottonseed by Drive By Truckers

Maybe I have been here before
I know this room
I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march...
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Posted by Casey B Mead (+11) 15 years ago
"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen (great song)

I can get a tip jar,
Gas up the car,
And try to make a little change
Down at the bar.
Or I can get a straight job,
I've done it before.
I never minded working hard,
It's who I'm working for.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 15 years ago
"Everything Is Free"
By Gillian Welch

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The cousins all here, drinking up my beer
got keikies running everywhere.
I got some poki on the side while mama's trying to hide
the Miller and the Heineken beer.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 15 years ago
As per Deer Slayer's 24hr rule (sorry I'm late)

"It's Aloha Friday, No Work 'til Monday"
By Paul Natto
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 15 years ago
I wasn't able to google the lyrics to this one surprisingly, but I'll bet somebody knows it. This is from memory so it might not be 100% accurate:

I bet ya been wonderin why you ain't heard from me
what kind of trouble I've gotten into
Well just kiss all the babies and feed all the hosses
and oh hell I might as well tell it to you.

I'm in Deer Lodge Montana in the territory prison
they've got me for somethin' that I didn't do
I've been blamed for killin', a dude down in Dillon
But babe don't you worry cause I always come through.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 15 years ago
I don't know if I stumped you or if everyone just got bored with this thread, but the song is "Two-Dot Montana" by Hank Williams Jr.
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