Vulcan’s Peak

Music meme that everyone’s doing

March 19, 2007 12:35 am

Set your favorite mp3 player wander randomly through every song in your collection. Pick your favorite lines from the first 20 songs that play. Post and let everyone guess the song and artist. And oh yeah…don’t use Google. Cheater.

So of course iTunes is bringing up some of the strangest things in my collection. But a few should be gimmes. Have fun!

1. So I called up the captain, ‘please bring me my wine’
He said, ‘we haven’t had that spirit here since 1969.’
“Hotel California”–The Eagles.    E.

2. Shall I not be on a pedestal,
Worshipped and competed for?
Not be carried off, or better still,
Cause a little war?
???–Camelot soundtrack with Julie Andrews.    (Tae)

3. I wish they’d stop pretending they pray for me,
‘Cause really all it is, is just the third degree.
Can we just decide that there is a line
Knowing is theirs and what is mine?

4. There’s beautiful girls here, oh, never you mind,
with beautiful shapes nature never designed,
And lovely complexions, all roses and cream
but let me remark with regard to the same
That if at those roses you venture to sip,
the colors might all come away on your lip!

5. Just like a busy bee, each new philosophy
Can fly from tree to tree and keep me moving
When life’s a dizzy maze on alternating days
I choose a different phrase!

6. I am umbilically connected to the temperate zone
It brought me life, it brought me love I never have outgrown…
In one way or the other we’re all refugees
Living out this easy life below the banyan trees
Smoothing off the rougher edges of the culture clash.
???–Jimmy Buffett.    (Tae)

7. They interview the kid
Oh, training they forbid
Because Yoda sensed in him much fear
And Qui-Gon said “Now listen here”
“Just stick it in your pointy ear,
I still will teach this boy.”
???–Weird Al.    (E)

8. Someday I’ll be a holy man with saffron on me nose,
I’ll shave my head like Gandhi and I’ll never wear no clothes,
To see the Irish Guru, they’ll come from near and far,
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Whiskey in the Jar!

9. You can like the life you’re living,
You can live the life you like.
You can even marry Harry,
But mess around with Ike.
“Nowadays”–Chicago soundtrack.    Tae.

10. It has a tender sound,
This little tune I found,
I don’t know why it’s following me around.

11. Your heart is hard as stone or mahogany,
That’s why I’m in such exquisite agony.
“The Masochism Tango”–???.    (E)

12. Why did you keep the mousetrap?
Why did you keep the dishrack?
These things used to be mine,
I guess they still are, I want ’em back!

13. Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids —
In fact it’s cold as hell.
And there’s no one there to raise them, if you did.
“Rocket Man”–Elton John.    Carmen.

14. God bless Mother Nature, she’s a single woman too.
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do.
She taught every angel to rearrange the sky,
So that each and every woman could find her perfect guy.

15. Somewhere just beyond my reach
There’s someone reaching back for me.
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat,
It’s gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet.

16. You can spray her wherever you figure the streptococci lurk.
You can give her a shot for whatever’s she’s got, but it just won’t work.
If she’s tired of getting the fish eye from the hotel clerk,
A person can develop a cold.
“Adelaide’s Lament”–Guys & Dolls soundtrack.    Tae.

17. We all have got a spot of farce in us,
but only some of us are larcenous.
And few still the divine thrill in us,
that comes from being truly villainous.

18. I’m still young, don’t forget
It isn’t over yet —
So many hearts for me to thrill.
If you’re not here to say
How good I look each day,
I’ll have to find someone who will.

19. Years from the land of the bird,
And I’m still feelin’ the spirit.
5,000 light years from Birdland,
But I know people can hear it.

20. Singing, come out upon my seas,
Curse missed opportunities,
Am I part of the cure,
Or am I part of the disease?

7 Responses to “Music meme that everyone’s doing”

E wrote a comment on March 19, 2007

1. Eagles Hotel California.
7. Wierd Al, Soon I’m gonna be a jedi/ this here anakin guy?
11. Masochism Tango

Tae wrote a comment on March 19, 2007

2. “St. Geniviv” (No Idea how to spell that- damn French) Julie Andrews verison I’d say, “Camelot”
6. Jimmy Buffet but heck if I know
9. “Nowadays” Chicago (dunno which verison you have tho)
15. I know but I’m not sure
16. “Adeleide’s Lament”- “Guys and Dolls”

Odette wrote a comment on March 19, 2007

Good start, gals, but I want an artist for #11 and titles for #2 (close, Tae), #6, and #7. And I bet you do know #15. 😀

Pug wrote a comment on March 20, 2007

I’m keeping out of this one, I think. 🙂

Carmen wrote a comment on March 24, 2007

Oh, I thought I didn’t know any of these, but 13 is “Rocket Man”. I think it’s by Elton John? I’m not sure because the only version I’ve ever seen/heard is William Shatner doing it. >.>

Carmen wrote a comment on March 24, 2007

And I recognized 8, but I couldn’t remember the title, so I cheated, then found out I’d gotten the band wrong too, so I have to forfeit. ;_;

Odette wrote a comment on March 25, 2007

Haha, yeah. Shatner’s version of “Rocket Man” is classic in all the wrong ways. 🙂

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