Nov 9, 2008

The Truth in You

Thanks to Anna of MOG, I've decided to do the new MOG lyrics game.

Directions and info from her site:

Mimi came up with a game for us:

I love games! Here are the instructions from her post:

Step 1: Put your music player on random.

Step 2: Post the first line (or so, some are hard) from the first 21 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.

Step 3: Post and let everyone guess what SONG AND ARTIST the lines come from (No lyric hunting! That is cheating!).

Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.

Step 5: After doing the 1st 21, listen to one more random song and post it as your title.

My 21:

  1. I won't sing your algebra. I won't sing anything. Notwist - "Alphabet" (WTG, deg5000)
  2. I'm working on my backwards walk. Frightened Rabbit - "Backwards Walk" (WTG, Anna)
  3. You take the time to cut my head off.
  4. Who be in a Japanese restaurant, eating sushi, drinking saki? It's me . . .
  5. She said . . . She said . . . She said she could tempt me, both in rooms full and empty. Tricky - "She Said" (WTG, Anna)
  6. Cowardice muscles turn to tourture. The waking time is low.
  7. The community is sick. (Please believe.) And the community is blind. (In love and hope.)
  8. Yeah! Wa-ho! There's something in the air. Digitalism - "Pogo" (WTG, Anna)
  9. As if in a dream only one man can know, he tastes the dirt; he chews the dirt.
  10. I used to be so proud of thinking I was such a liar.
  11. Sample: [Funky life?] I've been told, "all that glitters is not gold."
  12. After all the words we sing, I've got my eyes on the machine.
  13. Found your mittens behind a box of pictures.
  14. Morning scatters in and I am steady like a drug, feeling out this one.
  15. [after intro] Hey, you, get off my cloud! You don't know me, and you don't know my style.
  16. The roof is leaking rust, disintegrates, and dust.
  17. Things are feeling thin. Well, I know. I know.
  18. Sometimes it's hard to be a woman, giving all your love to just one man.Dresden Dolls - "Stand by Your Man" [Live Tammy Wynette cover] (WTG, yummygatalover.)
  19. He led you to this hiding place. His lightening threats spun silver tongues.
  20. Well, everybody is waiting for everybody to get out.
  21. The moon hangs high in August sky. All questions cease where answers lie.

Nov 8, 2008

All-Time Top 10

Recently, my wife and I made a list of our top 10 songs of all time. I could just as easily come up with 4 other lists of 10 songs that I love equally, but here's mine in chronological order.

"The Bewlay Brothers" by David Bowie, from Hunky Dory
"Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley, from Grace
"Falling" by Ben Kweller, from Sha Sha
"Caring is Creepy" by The Shins, from Oh, Inverted World
"Samson" by Regina Spektor, from Songs
"Take Me to the Hospital" by the Faint, from Saddle Creek 50
"Staring at the Sun" by TV on the Radio, from Young Liars and Desparate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
"Twilight" by the Raveonettes, from Pretty in Black
"Ice Cream" by Muscles, from Guns Babes Lemonade
"The Hollows" by Why?, from Alopecia

The list is a little contemporary-heavy, but it's meant to be personal. These are the songs that I enjoy most at this point in my life, although I had to take a hatchet to a list of 40 to cut it down this much. Post your 10 as well!