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This was a game I used to play at a Rush thread I used to frequent. You state some lyrics without the name of the song or artist. Someone has to guess it and then post their own lyrics. Example:

 

Post: "Since you've gone I'm been lost without a trace. I dream at night I can only see your face."

 

Reply: 'Every Breathe You Take' by the Police

 

That reply would also be followed by a new set of lyrics. Now, on my Rush thread, it was only Rush songs and sense we were all Rush freaks, any song was fair game. In this one however, try to keep it relatively unobsurse. Mostly radio singles and such. Stuff that somebody should know. I'll keep my Rush posts limited to 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Limelight' if I decide to go that way at all. I'll start it:

 

"Half of what I say is meaningless. But I say it just to reach you, [insert name of song here]"

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Herion Girl by Everclear

 

"That car looked so tempting, so easy to drive

Just like that apartment that you burglarized

You started to run, but didn't get far

Cause under your arm was a VCR

Ho ho, not this time, my friend

You'll be in lockdown by ten

I'm afraid you can't talk your way out of this one, son

Now four walls are your 24-hour-a-day constant companions"

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Walla Walla by Offspring.

 

"Do I wear you out?

You must wonder why I'm relentless and all strung out

I'm consumed by the chill of solitary"

 

It has occured to me that there are search engines on the net that let you find lyrics. I don't know if any let you search the actual words rather than song/band name, but a search in google would surely find the song you want anyway. Only honest people on this thread!

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Um, I didn't think this one was so hard, but either I was wrong, or people have just lost interest. Y'all need to get reaquanted with your'alls Who songs. That was 'Gettin In Tune' by The Who, off possibly one fo the most important albums in the history of guitar rock, Who's Next. I'll go with an easy one to see if interset has really been lost:

 

"We're just two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year."

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Ok, either all interest in this board has been lost or there are no Floyd fans in the audiences. Let try one last one:

 

"Take me down to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty, oh wouldn't you please take me home"

 

If nobody goes after this one, there is no hope.

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You were right on the Tool lyrics, and the song your lyrics come from is: Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode. Another easy one:

 

I was 'round when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain

Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersberg, when I saw it was a time for a change

Killed the Czar and his ministers, Anastasia screamed in vain

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Guess ill join in... Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil"

Another easy one:

 

"I wanna hear that funky dixieland, pretty mama, come'n take me by the hand.

(By the hand, take me by the hand pretty mama, come'n dance with ya daddy all nite long...)"

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That's Blackwater by The Doobie Brothers

 

Darkness

Imprisoning Me

All That I See

Absolute Horror

I Cannot Live

I Cannot Die

Trapped In Myself

Body My Holding Cell

Landmine

Has Taken My Sight

Taken My Speech

Taken My Hearing

Taken My Arms

Taken My Legs

Taken My Soul

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Well now I know there are just lots of people who never look at this thread, becasue I know several member here know that was 'Rock Your Socks' by Tenacious D. Tuh! Anyway, next set of lyrics:

 

Hey lady, you got the love I need

Maybe more than enough

Oh Darling, walk a while with me

You've got so much...

 

Many have I loved - Many times been bitten

Many times I've gazed along the open road

 

Many times I've lied, Many times I've listened

Many times I've wondered how much there is to know

 

Many dreams come true and some have silver linings

I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold

 

Mellow is the man who knows what he's been missing

Many many men can't see the open road

 

Many is a word that only leaves you guessing

Guessing 'bout a thing you really ought to know, ooh!

You really ought to know...

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easy, over the hills and far away by led zepplin

 

Guess I'll post what I'm hearing right now

 

"Johnny take a walk with your sister the moon

Let her pale light in to fill up your room

You've been living underground

Eating from a can

You've been running away

From what you don't understand...

Love

 

 

She's slippy

You're sliding down

She'll be there when you hit the ground"

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easy, over the hills and far away by led zepplin

I know. I don't like post just easy ones, but seeing as my tastes in music can be, how can I put this, so darn idiosyncratic, somethimes what seem easy to me gets me nothign but blanks stares. Anyway...

 

Mysterious Ways by U2

 

"Now I`m fully grown

And I know where it`s at

Somehow I stayed thin

While the other guys got fat

All the chances that are blown

And the times that I`ve been down

I didn`t get to high

Kept my feet on the ground

 

Situation no win

Rush for the change of atmosphere

I can`t go on so I give in

Gotta get myself right outta here"

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That was "Ruah" by Big Audio Dynamite.

 

"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I

don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?

There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."

"I never said I was frightened of dying."

 

If you can't place it, think spoken word (not singing), think British, and think drunk. Actually, it's always a good idea to think drunk!

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"Step out the front door, just like a ghost,

into a fog, where no one notices the contrast of white on white

In between the moon and you,

angels get a better view,

of the crumbling difference between wrong & right..."

 

Let's see who gets it before Junkerseed.

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Round here my counting Crows :D

 

my previous one was "The Great Gig In The Sky" by Pink Floyd, off Dark Side of the Moon. DSOTM is not obscure, but I'll admit it wasn't very easy. Anyway, onward...

 

And the greatest of teachers won't hesitate

To leave you there, by yourself, chained to fate.

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