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Random Playlist Lyrics Meme
Thanks to ang_grrr

Step 1: Get your playlist together, put it on random, and play!
Step 2: Pick your favorite lines from the first 25 songs that play!
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from!
Step 4: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly!

OK, it's the entire iTunes playlist, on random, so the first 25 of, um, 14,389. And I've actually put it on Party Shuffle and stripped out things that Don't Seem Quite Right. Like the first track, very famous but with No Good Lyrics At All. And the second, which is instrumental. And the fourth, which is in Gaelic, and where web lyric sites tell me it's instrumental (it's not). And the sixth, which is by Fleetwood Mac. And the fourteenth, which I had no idea was on my iMac. And the sixteenth, which was an iTrip code. And some other instrumentals, and a song which I know I have (I got it off drplokta) but which is truly execrable.

What's left ranges, I think, from trivial to really quite hard.

Entirely separately, I realise I have to start writing about music. That and print Christmas cards. One or the other.

Anyway, here goes: start your engines.

1. Wouldn't it be grand to have cash on demand and to live like this for always? hhfishlifter
2. I will not go as long as the room keeps swaying to and fro flick
3. So here's adieu to ducks and geese, likewise to lambs also
4. I saw the ravens black without a sound. madcatwoman
5. Blackmail and lies and the narrowing of eyes
6. That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument roadnotes
7. I challenge the mighty Titan and his troubadors ajshepherd
8. I dim the lights and think about you roadnotes
9. Dudu dudu dilleri
10. It's meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife. ailsaek
11. The pavement is one huge crowd dmw
12. Bringing boys home brought the same result -- a kiss, a scream, a bang!
13. Those who came before me lived through their vocations brithistorian
14. At four o'clock the normal world seems very very very far away hddod
15. They was payin' him a pound an hour, and they was payin' me fifty pence
16. The night is quick to anger, the dawn is slow to rise
17. A small sprig of time and as much of prudence
18. In Jersey anything’s legal as long as you don’t get caught roadnotes
19. All the love I have is in my mind hddod
20. The rain may fall on the best laid schemes ang_grrr
21. It's in my head to stay in bed tucked under the sheets
22. Wander over these crazy days in my mind
23. The medium roams and rambles
24. Without the dreamers what happens to the dream?
25. When you were the brightest star who were the shadows?

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The only one I can identify is "Isn't It Ironic?" by Alanis Morissette (#10). Looking forward to seeing what the others are, though.

Yup, that was the one so iconic that every line in it is instantly recognisable for almost everyone. But you will always be first.

10. It's meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife.

Ironic, Alanis Morrissette. OR IS IT?

Clearly I'm too young much of a philistine to get any of the others.

Yes, it is ironic, isn't it?

Probably young; it's noticeable that people doing this meme across LJ either have friends who get nearly everything quite quickly (because they and their friends listen to much of the same music), aged people with large record collections get rather fewer takers. But my collection is large; I own music I don't know well, I own music I don't like *at all*, and I have music on the iMac that I don't even own. Plus a lot of the music I *really* like is pretty unfashionable, and that's reflected here.

6. "Wasted Youth" -- either Meatloaf or Jim Steiman (I know the latter). "God damn it, daddy! You know I love you, but you don't know anything about rock and roll!"

8. "Losing My Mind" -- Sondheim

18. "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" -- Travelling Wilburys

18 -- Yup, 6 -- it's the Jim Steinman version under the track name 'Love and Death and an American Guitar', 8 -- well, yes, you can sort of have this but there's extra credit for someone cos although this is the song the version I have is a very different cover.

It's not that really scary cover by some combination like Liza Minelli and The Pet Shop Boys, is it?

Exactly! Well, PSB anyway, iTunes is silent on whether Liza Minelli was involved. It's certainly a Really Scary Cover.

#14, um some druggy reference for a title, something about E's goddess knows who it's buy... I like the song it's playing in my mind...

The Streets maybe... no that's not right... arggh

You're nearly there and all the brits will now be jumping up and down going I know I know

#13 - New Order, "Blue Monday"


14 is Pulp: Sorted for Es and whizz
19 is The Verve: Lucky man

11: I feel free, The Who

I'm sure you get a half point... but not only is this version not The Who, but neither was the original, it was Cream. Anyway, this is another cover, so extra credit for anyone with the same weird cover as me.

Cream! D'oh! I knew that! Darn fingers, typing without asking the brain!

Number 4 - Faster Than The Hound - Horslips (The Tain)

20. Kirsty MacColl - The End of a Peffect Day.

The Darling Buds version, obviously.

Perfect, dammit.

Actually the Kirsty MacColl version.

No, I put peffect instead or perfect. Ah well. Far too early in the morning.

Sorry, can't do jokes pre-coffee.

I am somewhat appalled to have to admit that I suspect the first one to be 'Day Trip to Bangor'. Fiddler's Dram?

It's all too much. I'm going back to my FOI plan.

2. Shouting end of life - Oysters
3. Is that that bloody awful song about ducks?

2. Yup -- I knew you'd get this one
3. Nope. Not about ducks at all except as, well, lunch.

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