The Habitrail

A meme to pass the time
May 6, 2004, 2:13 pm
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Grabbed from , reinstated back to 20 songs

On your current playlist, hit shuffle and pick the first 20 songs on the list (no matter how cheesy or embarrassing), and write down your favourite line of the song. Try to avoid putting the song title in the line1. Then, have your friends comment and see if they know the songs.

(Personal note: I skipped any song in the playlist that didn’t have any lyrics. Anything else was fair game.)

1. “Bobby’s in the basement making his movie, He paints a little picture but not to be cheesy. He wants this little girl to believe in him easy”
2. “I thought love was more or less a given thing, the more I gave the less I got, oh yeah.”2
3. “Just put me in a wheelchair, get me on a plane. Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go insane.”
4. “Omnia Sol Temperat purus et subtilis, novo mundo reserat facies Aprilis”
5. “Don’t you see she still thinks she’s married to you, you must tell her she’s not, she must hear it from you.”
6. “Now, the doctor came in, stinking of gin, and proceeded to lie on the table.”
7. “Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman, but she was another man.”
8. “For as long as the sun shines in somebody’s eyes. I believe in you baby, so don’t tell me lies.”
9. “Tale as old as time, tune as old as song. Bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong.”3
10. “She got a new apartment, it’s out on the escarpment, and in her glove compartment are my songs.”
11. “I’m just sipping on chamomile, watching boys and girls and their sex appeal, with a stranger in my face who says he knows my mom and went to my high school.
12. “And there’ll be no one else alive in all the world except for you and me”
13. “Sometimes I feel like I am drunk behind the wheel. The wheel of possibility, however it may roll.”
14. “Shadows will grow as we watch the coals in the dark. Tears of bliss, September. Till that day, all my love safe for you. Coming home again.”
15. “Aoi tsuki to kagayaku uchuu no hoshi. Sukoshi akai budouiro ni somete.”
16. “1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Break the doll and get out of here. Come with me now. Now we are goin’ our way.”4
17. “Then I hear the voices in my head, whispering to me: ‘KILL KILL KILL THE ICE CREAM MAN.'”
18. “Well work it on out now (work it on out) You know you look so good (look so good) You know you got me goin’ now (got me goin) Just like I knew you would (just like i knew you would)”
19. “And it may take some time to patch me up inside. But I can’t take it so I run away and hide. And I may find in time that you were always right. You’re always right.”
20. “koe wa denpa ni NOTTE anata no machi ni. Atashi no omoi wo todoke ni tabi nideru.”

1: This rule was bent once, and only once.
2: hint… this is a cover. Think about me, and possibly peruse my interests list.
3: If any of you don’t know this you are no longer my friend.
4: I am truly ashamed that this song came up.

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I’m guessing:

2. Smash Mouth covering the Monkees – “I’m a Believer”
3. The Ramones – “I Wanna be Sedated”
7. The Beatles – “Get Back”
9. That Beauty and the Beast song… OK, I don’t know whether or not this horrible knowledge is worth remaining your friend now.
11. No Doubt – “Hey Baby”
18. “Twist and Shout” by, I’m wagering, the Beatles. Or Salt-n-Pepa.

I’m not even going to try to figure out the Japanese ones.

Comment by receiver

Re: I’m guessing:

All correct! (Yes, the Beatles, not Salt-n-Pepa)

Comment by Andy Scheffler

1. Nine Days, by Bob Dylan.
2. I’m a Beleiver, which could either be The Monkees or from the Shrek soundtrack.
3. I Wanna Be Sedated, by The Ramones.
4. Omnia Sol Temperat, I have no idea who did that.
5. Miss Saigon?
6. Rocky Racoon, by The Beatles.
7. Get Back, by The Beatles.
8. The Lovers That Never Were, by McCartney
9. Beauty and the Beast 😛
10. No idea.
11. Rock Steady, by No Doubt.
12. Not sure, but it could be TMBG…?
13. Fastball?
14. September Rain, by the brilliant green (tommy rules me, btw)
15. Falling Star in Your Eyes, by the brilliant green
16. No idea.
17. No idea.
18. Twist and Shout, by The Beatles.
19. Best I’ve Ever Had, by Vertical Horizon.
20. The title escapes me, but I think it’s Judy and Mary. I could be wrong.

— ZC, who isn’t perpetuating this meme, but at least I had a better shot at guessing yours than most 🙂

Comment by jetblack

If you got those without resorting to websearching… you’re scaring me.

Even all of the ones you weren’t sure of were right…. well mostly. (#1 is Bob Dylan by Nine Days, not the other way around.)

Comment by Andy Scheffler

The first one was my coworker. Do you know how many people are doing this meme? 🙂 I typed it in wrong. The others were either filled in by me or my coworker 🙂

— ZC, who did get a majority of them, though.

Comment by jetblack

I know 10 is a Barenaked Ladies song, but the title of it escaped me. Had to websearch it to verify. :X

And that’s all you’re gonna get outta me!

Comment by curse

ok ok lesee
3=Ramones i wanna b sedated
9=Beauty and the beast (my friends would kill me if i didn’t know this)
11=No Doubt hey baby
18=beatles er sumthin’ shake it up baby

Comment by balbabunny

… Like everyone else, I am curious as to why you’d have that song from Beauty and the Beast on your playlist.

Comment by ishokunaeppy

Because the playlist I used was “All songs rated 3+ in iTunes”

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Comment by ishokunaeppy

Because I own that CD? I happen to like Alan Menken!

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