Name the Song

  1. He’s the farmers barren fields/The force the army wields/The expression in the faces of the starving children (American Jesus by Bad Religion guessed by JPFisch)
  2. All the school kids so sick of books/They like the punk and the metal bands (Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles, guessed by taryn)
  3. Nothing isn't nothing, nothing's something that's important to me (How it Should Be (Sha Sha) by Ben Kweller, guessed by Stumpy)
  4. I never said I was the heir to a fortune/I never claimed to have any looks/But these kinds of things must be important/Cuz somebody ripped out my page from your telephone book (I Wanna Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart by The White Stripes, guessed by AJDaGreat)
  5. I'm stuck in ways of sadistic joy and my talent only goes as far as to annoy. (Main Offender by the Hives, guessed by Stumpy)
  6. I know you’ve heard it all before/So I don’t say it anymore/I just stand by and watch you fight your secret war. (Joey by Concrete Blonde, guessed by taryn)
  7. You disturb my natural emotions/You make me feel like dirt/And I’m hurt (Ever Fallen in Love by The Buzzcocks, guessed by rapanion)
  8. It's a rich man's game, no matter what they call it/And you spend your life putting money in his wallet (9 to 5 by Dolly Parton, guessed by Stumpy)
  9. Fire in the disco/Fire in the Taco Bell (Danger! High Voltage! by Electric Six, guessed by missmuffet)
  10. We're not gonna make it/He explained how the end will come (All We Have is Now by The Flaming Lips, guessed by stooky)
  11. I beg to differ, on the contrary/I agree with every word that you say (Walking Contradiction by Green Day, guessed by stooky)
  12. When you were young and on your own/How did it feel to be alone? (Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Neil Young, guessed by Macheath)
  13. And if I seem to be afraid to live the life that I have made in song/It's just that I've been losing so long (These Days by Nico, guessed by AAA)
  14. I'm so ugly, but that's okay, cuz so are you/ We've broken our mirrors (Lithium by Nirvana, guessed by but_imacreep)
  15. Keep your ’lectric eye on me babe/Put your ray gun to my head (Moonage Daydream by David Bowie, guessed by AJDaGreat)
  16. When they kick at your front door, how you gonna come?/With your hands on your head or on the trigger of your gun? (Guns of Brixton by the Clash, guessed by marygabucan)
  17. Dear can't you see, it's them it's not me/We're not enemies, we just disagree (Is This It? by The Strokes, guessed by but_imacreep)
  18. I’ve given all I can, it’s not enough/I’ve given all I can, but we’re still on the payroll (Karma Police by Radiohead, guessed by but_imacreep)
  19. Trumpets, violins, I hear them in the distance/And my skin emits a ray, but I think it's sad, it's much too bad/That our friends can't be with us today. (Elegie by Patti Smith, guessed by stooky)
  20. To all your friends, you're delirious/So consumed in all your doom/Trying hard to fill the emptiness/The piece is gone and the puzzle undone (Beautiful by Christina Aguilera, guessed by missmuffet)
  21. 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 (Happiness is a Warm Gun by The Beatles, guessed by Macheath)
  22. I've seen a man killed by his best friend/And lives that were over before they were spent (I've Seen it All by Bjork, guessed by 4)
  23. Are you ready to be liberated/On these sad side city streets/Well the birds have been freed from their cages/I got freedom and my youth (The Young Crazed Peeling by the Distillers, guessed by marygabucan)
  24. Good morning/don't cop out/you crawled from the cancer to land on your feet/are you crazy to want this/even for a while? (Strange Days by Matthew Good Band, guessed by stumpy)
  25. What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?/It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago (Box of Rain by the Grateful Dead, guessed by Stooky)
  26. I am a street light shining/I'm a wild light blinding bright, burning off alone (Times Like These by Foo Fighters, guessed by cmonster)
  27. Tall buildings shake/Voices escape singing sad sad songs tuned to chords/Strung down your cheeks/Bitter melodies turning your orbit around (Jesus, etc. by Wilco, guessed by stooky)
  28. You write such pretty words/But life's no storybook/Love's an excuse to get hurt/And to hurt/Do you like to hurt? (Lover I Don't Have to Love by Bright Eyes, guessed by Stooky)
  29. Strange waves/Push us every way/In a stolen boat we'll float away (Little One by Beck, guessed by stooky)
  30. Everybody says that she's looking for a shelter/Got a lot to give but I don't know how I felt her (Silence is Easy by Starsailor, guessed by stooky)
  31. I can't pretend/I need to defend some part of me from you/I know I've spent some time a-lying (The New by Interpol, guessed by Stooky)
  32. Once every hundred-thousand years or so/When the sun doth shine and the moon doth glow/And the grass doth grow... (Tribute by Tenacious D, guessed by stooky)
  33. I'm in love with Massachusetts/And the neon when it's cold outside/And the highway when it's late at night/Got the radio on (Roadrunner by the Modern Lovers, guessed by geek)
  34. Hey you!/Could you ever fall for me/The way I fell for you/And do you dwell upon the thoughts that I occupy/Or do you give yourself things to do? (Friday Night by the Darkness, guessed by stooky)
  35. The people thought they were just being rewarded/For treating others as they'd like to be treated/For obeying stop signs and curing diseases/For mailing letters with the address of the sender (Sleeping In by The Postal Service, guessed by stooky)
  36. And if you leave here/You leave me broken, shattered, I lie/I'm just a crosshair/I'm just a shot, then we can die (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand, guessed by stooky)
  37. I want to knit you a sweater/Want to write you a love letter/I want to make you feel better/I want to make you feel free (All I Want by Joni Mitchell, guessed by geek)
  38. While preachers preach of evil fates/Teachers teach that knowledge waits/Can lead to hundred-dollar plates/Goodness hides behind its gates/But even the president of the United States/Sometimes must have to stand naked. (It's All Right Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) by Bob Dylan, guessed by stooky)
  39. What I wouldn't give to find a soulmate/Someone else to catch this drift/And what I wouldn't give to meet a kindred (All I Really Want by Alanis Morisette, guessed by stooky)
  40. I remember way back then when everything was true and when/We would have such a very good time/Such a fine time/Such a happy time (Our House by Madness, guessed by cmonster)
  41. If you close the door the night could last forever/Leave the sunshine out and say hello to never (Afterhours by the Velvet Underground, guessed by AAA)
  42. The hurt I see helps to compound/That the father, son and holy ghost/Is just somebody’s unholy hoax (Dear God by XTC, guessed by openstacks)
  43. If God controls the land and disease, and keeps a watchful eye on me/if he's really so damn mighty, well my problem is that I can't see/well who'd wanna be, who'd wanna be such a control freak? (Bukowski by Modest Mouse, guessed by AAA)
  44. Its hollowness will haunt you/Its streets and boulevards/Orphans and oligarchs it hears/A plaintive melody/Truncated symphony (Los Angeles, I'm Yours by the Decemberists, guessed by AAA)
  45. And sometimes when you're on/You're really fucking on/And your friends they sing along and they love you/But the lows are so extreme/That the good seems fucking cheap/And it teases you for weeks in its absence (A Better Son/Daughter by Rilo Kiley, guessed by Cosgrove)
  46. Lately did you ever feel the pain/In the morning rain/As it soaks it to the bone (Live Forever by Oasis, guessed by dcstar)
Author Comments: 

Well, this game is officially done. Here's the final tally:

stooky- 15 (amazing!)
stumpy- 4
AAA- 4
but_imacreep- 3
AJDaGreat- 2
missmuffet- 2
Macheath- 2
geek- 2
cmonster- 2
tdunnie- 1
taryn- 1
rapanion- 1
4- 1
JPFisch- 1
marygabucan- 1
openstacks- 1
dcstar- 1
Cosgrove- 1

Cloned From: 

16. The Guns of Brixton - The Clash

and that's all I know - I'm gettin' old.

4 is "I Wanna Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart" by the White Stripes

15 is "Moonage Daydream" by David Bowie

14- nirvana- lithium

18- is this it ( the strokes)

19- radiohead (karma police)

i want to say 2 is walk like an egyptian by the bangles... and that 6 is joey by concrete blonde. am i close?

Way to go taryn! That's exactly right. :)

18.Is zombie by the cranberries.

Nope. Think much newer.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Ahh it's the Strokes is'nt it?


Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

OK this is really frustrating, there a quite a few that I'm sure I recognise but can't work out!
#9 - Electric 6 "danger! high voltage"
#21 - Christina Aguilera "beautiful"

8-the buzzcocks -ever fallen in love

oups can't count i mean 7

I think I got:

12. Only Love Can Break Your Heart, by Neil Young
22. Happiness Is A Warm Gun, by the Beatles

23:bjork+thom yorke-i've seen it all??

#1 Bad Religion - "American Jesus"

Number 11: Green Day - Warning

so close, but not quite there yet

20) I just don't know what to do tonight, my head is aching as I drink and breathe, memory falls like cream in my bones, queem aaa ma bwoottes, There must be something I can dream tonight, the air is filled is filled with moves of you, All the fire is frozen and still, I have the will, OoooOOOoooaaaaaa. Trumpets, violins, I hear them in the distance/And my skin emits a ray, but I think it's sad, it's much too bad/That our friends can't be with us today.

Patti is so great.

10)As logic stands you couldn't meet a man who's from the future but logic broke as he appeared he spoke about the future "We're not gonna make it" he explained how the end will come-You and me were never meant to be part of the future-all we have is now-all we've ever had was now (x2)I noticed that he had a watch and hat that looked familiar he was me from a dimension tom free of the future "were not gonna make it" he explained how the end would come...

cause we know it's demanding to defeat those evil machines
F.L. YBTPR - All We Have Is Now...dude

Number 25 sounds awfully farmiliar, is it Dave Matthews Band? can't remember the song but it's got that dorky Dave Matthews is the grim reaper video.

How about...

3. ~ How It Should Be (Sha Sha) – Ben Kweller
5. ~ Main Offender – The Hives
8. ~ "9 to 5" – Dolly Parton (unexpected ;^)
25. ~ Strange Days - Matthew Good Band

11) Walking Contradiction - Green Day (stolen from Musicislife) snatch :?)

30) I picked you out Of a crowd and talked to you.
Said I liked your shoes, You said, "Thanks, Can I follow you?"

So it's up the stairs, And out of view. No prying eyes. I poured some wine. I asked your name; You asked the time.

Now it's two o'clock. The club is closed, We are up the block. Your hands are on me, Pressing hard against your jeans, Your tongue in my mouth, Trying to keep the words from coming out, You didn't care to know Who else may have been you before.

I want a lover I don't have to love, I want a girl who's too sad to give a fuck. Where's the kid with the chemicals? I thought he said to meet him here, But I'm not sure. I've got the money If you've got the time. He said, "It feels good."
I said "I'll give it a try."

Then my mind went dark, We both forgot where your car was parked. Let's just take the train. I'll meet up with the band in the morning

Bad actors, with bad habits... Some sad singers, they just play tragic. And the phone is ringing,
And the van is leaving Let's just keep touching,
Let's just keep...keep singing

I want a lover I don't have to love, I want a boy who's so drunk he doesn't talk. Where's the kid with the chemicals? I got a hunger and I can't seem to get full. I need some meaning I can memorize. The kind I have always seems to slip my mind.

But you, but you...

You write such pretty words, But life's no storybook. Love's an excuse to get hurt.
And to hurt. Do you like to hurt?
I do, I do. Then hurt me,
Then hurt me,
Then hurt me...

Bright Eyes- Lover I Don't Have To Love

33) I wish I could live free Hope it's not beyond me Settling down takes time One day we'll live together And life will be better I have it here, yeah, in my mind Baby, you know someday you'll slow And baby, my hearts been breaking. I gave a lot to you I take a lot from you too You slave a lot for me Guess you could say I gave you my edge But I can't pretend I don't need to defend some part of me from you I know I've spent some time lying You're looking all right tonight I think we should go
Interpol: The New

34) Tribute- The Tenacious Ones
I could do the lyrics but that's probably really annoying. :?)

I kept on thinking this was Travis Why Does It Always Rain On Me? all day long. eek

26) The Dead: Box O' Rain

Just tell me if you love the lyrics. I'm here to please. :?D

You are very quickly becoming the reigning champ at this! Do we have the exact same taste in music?

That's a maybe, captain. :?)

After much thought.
Two Nestea Cool.
1 poll.
1 answer.
Two loads of wood.
Picking up 1 puppy poop.
I've figured it out.

29) Wilco- Jesus Etc.
31) Beck- Little One

Strangely enough I wouldn't have gotten the Beck except that I happen to be reviewing Sea Change for The Big 500. Tee Hee

35. "Road Runner," Modern Lovers
40. "All I Want," Joni Mitchell

37) The Darkness: Friday Night
38) Postal Service: Sleeping In

13. Nico - "these days"

Nice... I was wondering when somebody was gonna catch that one :)

Hey x, throw me a bone here. Is 32 a Starsailor song?

yep... but which one????

I'm planning my sojourn to the basement to dig out Starsailor: Love Is Here (The flack gets spurned to the basement). Anyone else who knows should take this oportunity to steal this one away, it's scary in my basement. :?)

Don't know. It's not on that album.

32) Starsailor- Silence is Easy...bwahahahahahaha

42) B. Dyl ~It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

44) Alanis Morissette (ew) ~All I Really Want <---Is for that song to get out of my head now.

wow... you're almost too good at this... give somebody else a chance to answer! :)

:?( <---- sad stooky

Bobby D---It's All Right Ma(I'm Only Bleeding)
While preachers preach of evil fates/Teachers teach that knowledge waits/Can lead to hundred-dollar plates/Goodness hides behind its gates/But even the president of the United States/Sometimes must have to stand naked.

47. Our House - Madness

Nice choice.

Cool. You got it. I didn't know if anyone would get that one.

27. Times Like These - Foo Fighters
17. From the Desk of Mr Lady - Le Tigre

You're close. Number 17 is Le Tigre. And you got the right album. But you're not quite there yet.

Nobody's snapped it up so

39: Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out Baby

A friend of mine says their too darn disco, but I say he'll be into them in 6 months. Then I'll get that speech that goes "Have you ever heard of this band, they rock, they're called Franz Ferdinand?"

It's a sad thing.

The same thing happened to me with the Strokes and the White Stripes. Nobody knew who I was talking about until one day I couldn't go to a party without hearing Seven Nation Army or 12:51.

I feel your pain. On the bright side you can secretly guess how long it will take for the band to blow up. lol.



51. You know I did a lyric from the same song over on my do the next line game, love that one, but I'll give everyone else a crack at it first.



24 is young crazed peeling by the distillers!!!!!

53. "Afterhours" by The Velvet Underground

42 is Dear God by XTC.

You got it!

44. BRMC - "Automatic Stop"
50. Modest Mosue - "Bukowski"
51. The Decemberists - "LA, I'm Yours"

You're right on the money with the last two, and #44 is a BRMC song, but not the one you're thinking of...

I rarely pay attention to the lyrics of a song.

Melody may be important, but some of the most brilliant poetry of our times can be found in song lyrics. :)

Oh, I agree. I have nothing against lyrics, it's just that:

1. It's often so much hard work to follow the lyrics of a song.
2. It's the sound texture and melody that sticks in my head the most
3. It's the sound texture and melody that moves my emotions the most, and emotion is primarily what I enjoy about music.
4. There are obvious exceptions to my generally ignoring lyrics: Weird Al songs, for example.

I agree with you entirely about the lyrics, especially that 'the emotion is primarily what I enjoy about music'.

For me, I only pay any real attention to the lyrics if a particular (audible) phrase stands up and grabs me.

I guess that is reflected in my score in these games.

ah! So I'm not the only one :-)

The last one is Oasis- Live Forever.

See what I mean ! &nbsp Oasis' Live Forever is a record that I have, but I'll never have got it in this game.

It's kinda depressing that, at this late date, still nobody recognizes #55. It's "A Better Son/Daughter" by Rilo Kiley, one of the most heartbreaking (and yet uplifting) songs I know.

"But you'll fight and you'll make it through / You'll fake it if you have to..."

I was so hoping somebody would know that lyric. That song is brilliant. Everybody should listen to that song when they're depressed.