Thursday, November 02, 2006

Kill a few minutes

Here is a fun way to waste time and frustrate yourself. But in a good way. Below I have 10 lyrics. Name the first band to play it, the band (in some cases more than 1) that covered it, and the song title. Best score to date is 15. Obviously, checking lyric sites is a no-no.

1) Didnt have to blast him but I did any way, young punk had to pay
2) As I was going over, the Cork and Kerry Mountains (oft covered, but this lyric is specific to one version)
3) Demon I am and face I peel
4) Everybody else in town only wants to bring you down and that's not how it oughta be
5) Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention
6) I've got a lot of things to do, A lot of places to go
7) All the Federales say, they could'a had him any day
8) This is the coastal town that they forgot to close down
9) Long ago life was clean sex was bad and obscene
10) Dragged on a table in a factory, illegitimate place to be


lisa_emily said...

Is it bad to admit that I know not a damn one of these songs- 0 -

So how about this lyric-

"the beauty of birth control, don't forget me know"?

Tripp said...

LE, not an issue. Lyric recall is highly bound by taste, mine being primarily alt-rock (although the songs span from the 70s to today)

As for yours, hmmmm. Vaguely familiar...

lisa_emily said...

ok- I admit it was a trick-

it's the Cocteau Twins from their BlueBell knoll album. I actually don't know if that's what they're really saying, but who knows what they're saying, not even themselves. But that's what I hear. Whenever I think of song lyrics- those words come to my mind.

70's rock- can't say I know much about that!

Tripp said...

Do you think of them because you love the song or because you puzzle over just what they are saying?

I tend to worry over lyrics about which I am unclear.

Oh its not just 70s, some REM, some
Morrissey, Frank Sinatra, Metallica. A semi-diverse mix.

lisa_emily said...

I puzzle over what they saying- a puzzle can often burrow itself into our mind and lingers.
Or maybe because I heard that song when I was still a teenager, it somehow grew into my neural pathways.
ok- I know most of those bands on your list

Have you read the review of the new King book?- looks interesting.......

Tripp said...

Yep, I think we are biased to liking songs from our teenage years. As you say, there may actually be a neurological basis for this.

As for the King book, I am of two minds. I havent liked his recent work (meaning since 90 or so), but I thought Cell was a return to form. So I am open to it for certain. The buzz is positive, yes?