Thursday, October 18, 2007

Match the lyrics to the artist, II

Wherein screw you people for not playing along

Songs selected as they appear in random order. Mostly. I might've skipped a couple some a lot because they were too obscure or were without lyrics.
  1. I'm bleeding all over the place
    Bleeding all over the place
    I don't mean to be rude
    I'm in a pretty bad mood
    Just take a look at my face
  2. We were married under cherry trees
    Under blossom we made pour vows
    All the blossoms come sailing down
    Through the streets and through the playgrounds
  3. Don't call it a prairie if you fence it in
    You could call it a pasture but the topsoil's thin
    It just might rain but then again
    It will not make a difference
  4. I don't believe in propagation
    Just to achieve cafe au laition
    Don't offer me immasculation
    I don't believe in deprivation
  5. There's no wrinkle on my brow, Nohow
    But I ain't goin' You hear me sayin'
    If you ain't goin' with you I'm stayin'
  6. Just be my little woman, just be my lover, oh
    I need me somebody, somebody to treat me right, oh
    I need your loving arms to hold me tight
  7. You lied about your status
    You lied about your life
    You never mentioned your three children
    And the fact you have a wife
    Now it's England 2 Colombia nil
    And I know just how those Colombians feel
  8. I cannot stand that noise you're listening to
    Why did I ever get involved with you?
    Hey baby
    Somebody, somebody like you
    Somebody, somebody like you
    Somebody, somebody like you
    I shouldn't be expectin' too much
    from somebody like you
  9. Your skin is cold
    But the sun shines within your hold
    Your hair is gold
    But you see through a goldfish bowl
  10. Don't talk, I will listen
    Don't talk, you keep your distance
    For I'd rather hear some truth tonight than entertain your lies
    So take you poison silently

  • 10,000 Maniacs
  • Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Kid Creole & the Coconuts
  • Kirsty MacColl
  • Randy Newman
  • Otis Redding
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Rufus Wainwright


Blogger Icepick said...

Well, I could TRY to play, but I've never been one to listen to lyrics. 1, 4 & 5 all sound familiar, but I can't match them to anything. (5 is probably OR, I think.)

10/18/2007 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

If I saw this without the artists, I'd only get 1 & 7.

Looking at the artists, I'd probably be able to figure out three more, leaving the five as complete guesses.

Should I try the "10 songs in 60 seconds" again? Would anyone be interested in that?

10/18/2007 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger justkim said...

Hm. I'm pretty sure that No. 5 is "Bess, you is my woman" from Porgy & Bess. I would have to do a google search to figure out who on your list recorded it, if it's not Louie and Ella.

I'm trying to broaden my musical horizons, really. I'm apparently not doing it right.

10/18/2007 08:36:00 PM  
Blogger Chance said...

I canna do any of them, cap'n! Reduce power!

10/18/2007 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Judges are awarding justkim a point for #5. That's 2 points accumulative for her.

1. The one that sounds like a soccer score might be sung by an Englander; perhaps someone who sung with the Pogues

2. That first one could possibly be from a musical about Satan.

10/18/2007 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger justkim said...

I now have a voice niggling in my brain that Randy Newman did some adaptation of Faust. So, I guess that's No. 1?

I'm going to have to look into that.

10/19/2007 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...


10/19/2007 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...


1. I'm bleeding all over the place, Randy Newman (Faust)
2. People Ain't No Good, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
3. Homestead, Michelle Shocked
4. In the Jungle, Kid Creole & the Coconuts
5. Bess, You Is My Woman Now, Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald (from Porgy and Bess)
6. These Arms of Mine, Otis Redding
7. England 2, Colombia Nil, Kirsty MacColl
8. Somebody Like You, Marshall Crenshaw
9. Danny Boy, Rufus Wainwright
10. Don't Talk, 10,000 Maniacs

10/23/2007 07:39:00 AM  

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