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Bitter, bitter end.
You know, unless no one gets them from these lines, and then I annoy people more by continuing to post more words. Which could in fact be a capsule summary of my journal. Also I warn you that there will probably be another one coming soon. Lyrics game, not journal.


1. Put your playlist on shuffle.
2. Post the first lines to the first 25 songs to come up (along with these instructions).
3. Have people guess the songs and artists in comments to the post.
4. Post the answers to the ones people guessed correctly. A couple of days later, post the first two lines of the ones no one got and get people to guess again.
5. Repeat, adding the next line to the unguessed songs each time, until they're all guessed/you've posted the whole song/you've gotten bored/no-one's going to get the damn thing if you don't tell them.

I ignored: instrumental, spoken word, songs that are so obscure no one would have heard them, songs that contain the whole or large parts of the title in the first line, songs by an artist already listed, and songs I've used previously in this game.
I will accept: anybody who's actually recorded the song, for artist, since you're not (usually) going to be able to tell from the lyrics which version I have.

1. Born in the valley and raised in the trees... Run For The Roses - Dan Fogelberg - wesleysgirl

2. Where dips the rocky highland... Stolen Child - Yeats/Loreena McKennitt- - ladysorka

3. Don't forget the scarf I gave you; you're gonna need it when the cold sets in.
I know you'll want the leather sofa, now that you finally got it broken in.
Go ahead and take the table I just painted; that stuff was really never you and me.
If there's nothing left in this room tomorrow, I'll still have all I need.

4. I love my friends, and they love me,
We're just as close as we can be.
-I Got It From Agnes - Tom Lehrer - lady_alys

5. Restless eyes close; maybe it'll go away.
Please rest tomorrow; bring a satisfied day.
The restless urge of love that's worth burning for...
Surely it's that one concern, love, to give you more. Brand New Love - Sebadoh - thecuckoo, and I take this moment to poke the wes_visions_rpg people, since this came off the soundtrack...

6. Look at me laughing, look at me joking; I'm having such fun. The Wind Blew All Around Me - Mary Lou Lord - hernewshoes

7. Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry. The Scientist - Aimee Mann (Coldplay) - bailunrui

8. I have spent nights with matches and knives. Blood and Fire - Indigo Girls - mireille719

9. Lately she feels at home in airports. Moving Target - Christine Lavin - crazydiamondsue

10. You made up your mind it was time it was over... Somewhere In My Broken Heart - Billy Dean - kimberlyfdr

11. Don't think sorry's easily said. Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project - wesleygirl

12. On a dark desert highway... Hotel California - The Eagles - ladysorka

13. When the fire burns out here, it's brighter than the city lights,
warmer than a heart of gold.
Nullarbor Song - Kasey Chambers - shesblazing

14. Now there was a time when we used to say... Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves - Eurythmics/Aretha Franklin - shepenwepet

15. It's the third hardest thing I'll ever do... Holding Her And Loving You - Clay Walker/(Earl Thomas Conley) - kimberlyfdr

16. Your phone call took me by surprise. Lone Star State of Mind - Nanci Griffith - tx_cronopio

17. Still, I think of you, baby ...
and how I grew old with you then.
And this summer, you'll call - maybe, and act as if we were old friends.
You'd say, 'how are you, baby'
I'd say, it's Raining In Athens - Azure Ray - anandangel

18. I hate to talk like this... Keep Myself Awake - Black Lab - elfbystarlight

19. Don't wish it away. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John - mireille719

20. Well, I know I disappeared a time or two... Little Rock - Collin Raye - kimberlyfdr

21. If I could tell the world just one thing, it would be... Hands - Jewel - wesleysgirl

22. Your eyes are burning holes through me. Electrolyte - REM - mireille719

23. All I can say is that my life is pretty plain. No Rain - Blind Melon - mireille719

24. When everything is going wrong and you can't see the point of going on ... Androgyny - Garbage - mogigraphia

25. And all our sins come back to haunt us in the end,
to hang around and tap us on the shoulder...
Mistakes We Knew We Were Making - Straylight Run - anandangel


2005-07-05 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

17 is Raining in Athens. I have no idea who sings it. My mother sings those last two lines very softly to herself when she's washes dishes, or folding clothes. I don't think I've ever even heard the actual song.


2005-07-05 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Azure Ray is the artist. It's a very pretty song, kind of spacey and sad.

In from friendsfriends.


2005-07-05 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

5) Any thought can be the beginning of a brand new tangled web you're spinning. Anyone can be your Brand New Love. Any tithe that holds can be broken, tear your bitter world to the open.
Anyone could be a brand new love.


(I'll forbear telling the story about how I went to see Folk Implosion in concert and managed to blow any chance of a conversation with Lou by telling him not to fall on his ass.)

Re: In from friendsfriends.


2005-07-05 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Please do not forebear. For musician encounters are The Funnee.

Also very correct, and now I chastise about five people on my friendslist, since my copy of Brand New Love came off a soundtrack from the RPG over which half of us met/bonded/got together.