Monday Music Game Time: Lyrics!

I love words.

I love them in just about every context that they can be used.  I love to write them, I love to read them, and Lord knows that anyone who’s met me in person or talked to me on the phone can vouch for how much I love to SAY them.

One of the most magical and beautiful ways words affect me, though, is when they’re set to music.  Seriously – I often marvel at how powerfully the mixture of a particular melody and certain words can evoke emotion.  Each may stand on its own – as an instrumental song and a poem, for instance, and be enjoyed as such.  But, when woven together…*sigh*.  Magic!

(Well, sometimes.  Sometimes it’s just pure shit, but I’m trying to paint a picture here.  Go with it.)

As I sat here deluged with post topics that I SHOULD be writing about and little desire to delve into any of them at this time of night…I started singing along with the random songs that I’ve got playing in the background.  And of course, I was distracted.

Oooh, look!  A bunny!

So, I decided to pull out an old favorite pastime that we’ve enjoyed together before.  I randomly skimmed through some music and grabbed fifteen songs that I can ABSOLUTELY recognize just from the first line or two of lyrics.  Y’know – ones that immediately start playing in your head the moment you hear – or even SEE – the first few words?  And I’ve put them down for you below.

FIRST: Just read through and see if you know them.  (Googling is cheating.  You can do it, but then it’ll be on YOUR head.  Honor system applies.)

NEXT: If you know some, put the number and the corresponding song title/artist down in the comments.  You’ll know a bunch, so I expect you to make lists.

AFTER YOU’VE GUESSED AND COMMENTED: Then go to the songs at the end, listen and check yourself.  Instant gratification – how can you beat it?

You’re not winning anything but bragging rights, so don’t get too excited.  And, I didn’t throw in any brand new or obscure ones.  Matter of fact, if you lived through the ’70s,  ’80s OR ’90s – you should be set.  It’s just one of those pleasant timewasters that might help you get through Monday.

We’ll see who gets the most. 😉

___________________________________________________________

1.  Them that’s got shall have; them that’s not shall lose…so the Bible says, and it still is news…

2.  When the world is a monster that swallows you whole; kick the clay that holds the teeth in…throw your troubles out the door.

3.  Another head hangs lowly, child is slowly taken.  And the violence caused such silence; who are we mistaken?

4.  I would say I’m sorry if I thought that it would change your mind; but I know that this time I have said too much, been too unkind.

5.  Don’t ask me what you know is true.  Don’t have to tell me – I love your precious heart.

6.  If you smile at me, I will understand – cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.

7.  Was it all in that pretty little head of yours?  What goes on in that place in the dark?

8.  Time, time, time – see what’s become of me?  While I wait around for my possibilities…

9.  Don’t wanna be trusted…think it’s time for a change.  You may get disgusted – start thinking that I’m strange.

10.  Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner – sometimes I feel like my only friend is the city I live in, the City of Angels.

11.  Darling, you’ve got to let me know:

12.  Oh the heads that turn make my back burn.  Oh the heads that turn…make my back, make my back burn.

13.  Freezin’, rests his head on a pillow made of concrete.  Again. Oh, feelin’ maybe he’ll see a little better set of days.

14.  There’s an army on the dance floor, it’s a passion with a gun my love.  In a room without a door, are kisses not enough?

15.  Oh, darlin’…you got the love I need.  Baby – more than enough.

________________________________________________________

1. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

2. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

3. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

4. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

5. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

6. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

7. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

8. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

9. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

10. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

11. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

12. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

13. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

14. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

15. 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

12 Responses to Monday Music Game Time: Lyrics!
  1. Slarty
    August 16, 2010 | 3:24 am

    I got one!
    Good shout Mamma-Ri

    xxx

  2. Ri, the MSM
    August 16, 2010 | 8:34 am

    Okay – I’ve heard from bunches of you on Twitter, but no one is guessing here?? *sigh*
    Pansies. The lot of you. 😉
    (kidding. I’m kidding. Maybe.)
    First one that gets number 12 WITHOUT CHEATING is my new hero, by the way…
    Ri, the MSM´s last blog post ..Monday Music Game Time- Lyrics!

  3. oh_pook
    August 16, 2010 | 8:59 am

    Holy Shit! i must be more of a melody versus lyric girl! This was harder than I thought it would be. Slapped my forehead many times when I’d press play… D’oh, “I can name that tune in one note”, but apparently a line of lyrics is my Kryptonite when it comes to Billie Holliday, Eddie Vedder, Michael Hutchence, Elvis Costello the Cult Led Zepplin and Van Morrison

    Loved the playlist Ri… when I read Hazy Shade of Winter lyrics… I wondered whether you would do S&G or Bangles *snickers*

    1 I’m sorry Ms holliday… but your voice is unmistakeable even if the lyrics are not
    2 REM can’t get there from here Scary thing is most early REM lyrics were hard to decipher haha
    3 Cranberries zombie
    4 Cure boys don’t cry
    5 oh michael you were way too sexy
    6 Wooden Ships CSN&Y
    7 oh mr costello i apologize
    8 Simon and Garfunkel hazy shade of winter
    9 this was one of though songs were I think I just “sang the notes” and oh domino
    10 Chili Peppers city of angels Love me some Anthony
    11 Clash should i stay or should i go
    12 probably would have got it if you did the sparkle in your eyes keeps me alive
    13 eddie equals mush mouth but I flove him
    14 Psychedelic Furs Love My Way high schooll friends band opened for their tour in like 1994
    15 I think I sing the lyrics wrong on this … zepplin Over the Hills and Far Away

    Very Fun, Ri!!!

    Could not agree more about MAGIC!!!!

  4. oh_pook
    August 16, 2010 | 9:01 am

    Cries for not being Ri’s hero….

  5. Ash
    August 16, 2010 | 10:17 am

    i got 5 right off the bat.
    and i am convinced #10 and #11 were “Ash-Bait”… just sayin 😉

  6. This Belle Rocks
    August 16, 2010 | 10:42 am

    I knew several of them, but alas…..they were all answered by the time I got here. But I LOVED the inclusion of The Cult….one of my all-time fave bands! I’m like Ash, only convinced that 11 & 12 were “Kim-bait”! Haha! And maybe 5 & 15 were back-up.
    This Belle Rocks´s last blog post ..Art Syllabus – Wordless Wednesday 32

  7. katie v
    August 16, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    RT @MusicSavvyMom: Monday morning stress? Start the day with coffee and some fun music trivia! The Lyrics Game at Music Savvy Mom! 😉 http://ow.ly/2q5sO

  8. Mari
    August 16, 2010 | 5:09 pm

    I’m late to the party but loving the musical memories! :)
    Sad when some of them are so obvious that you very nearly can’t figure them out!

  9. MisterLucky13
    August 19, 2010 | 1:00 am

    Well this is just terrible. My college roomates used to say that if my textbooks could be set to music, I would never forget anything I learned. Apparently untrue. Thought I would kill on this one but the only ones I got were 2, 4, 10, 11, 13 & 14. At a concert back in the day, the singer of #14 sat cross-legged on the front of the stage, singing the song directly to my girlfriend, holding her hand and stroking her hair as he sang. She was a big fan and was loving it and while I was happy for her, it was hard not to scream ‘KNOCK IT OFF, RICHARD!”
    Now to go hang my head in shame.

  10. Woah this weblog is great i like reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You realize, many individuals are hunting round for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  11. games for free
    August 18, 2013 | 7:19 am

    Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice whilst you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account aided me a applicable deal. I had been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vibrant transparent concept

  12. candy crush saga cheats Level 65 ipad
    November 7, 2014 | 3:22 am

    Hello there! I just wouyld like to offer youu a biig thumbs up for your great
    information you’ve got here oon this post. I’ll be returning to your site for more soon.

Leave a Reply

Wanting to leave an <em>phasis on your comment?

CommentLuv badge

Trackback URL http://musicsavvymom.com/2010/08/monday-music-game-time-lyrics/trackback/