Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Songbird Lyrics Game

Name the song that the lyrics belong to and/or the artist(s) who sang it.

1)All day long, wearing a mask of false bravado-Trying to keep up the smile that hides a tear-

2)Some try to tell me -Thoughts they cannot defend, Just what you want to be -You will be in the end-

3)Well daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner's pay- mommy scrubbed our clothes on a washboard every day- well I seen her fingers bleed- to complain there was no need -she'd smile in mommy's understanding way.

4)So you said your lonely-well my friend i'm lonely too-

5)A note on the table he spied-He read it just once then he cried.

6)Racing in the wind- And the feeling that I'm under

7)Days may be cloudy or sunny-We're in, or we're out of the money

8)Beatniks and politics, nothing in new-A yardstick for lunatics, one point of view

9)Send up a signal I'll throw you the line-The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind

10)Leaves are falling all around, It's time I was on my way.Thanks to you, I'm much obliged-For such a pleasant stay. But now it's time for me to go, The autumn moon lights my way. For now I smell the rain- And with it pain- And it's headed my way.

11) Why can't you see, what you're doing to me-When you don't believe a word I say.

12) I want to walk with you On a cloudy day-In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high-So won't you try to come

13)I was all right for a while-I could smile for a while-but I saw you last night-You held my hand so tight-as you stopped to say hello

14)Night and day and night, Wrong or right -

15)Beyond the seas of thought- beyond the realm of what-Across the streams of hopes and dreams where things are really not

16)And I'm floating in a most peculiar way-And the stars look very different today-

17)Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?-A smile from a veil?

18)See the market place In old Algiers-Send me photographs And souvenirs

19)She said there is no reason -And the truth is plain to see

20)I walk in shadows Searching for light-Cold and alone-No comfort in sight


Mary said...

I don't know what's wrong with me! Maybe I should do this at home and not at the office... I can only guess #11, Elvis, Caught in a Trap...

This is fun. I'll be back when my brain is charged up.

Patrick B. said...

1. Baby Come Back - Player
2. Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blue
4. Lights - Journey
9. Only the Good Die Young - Billy Joel

That's all I know!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

6. Born to be Wild- (can't remember who)
8. Incense and Peppermint- Strawberry Alarmclock
12. Come Away With Me- Nora Jones

RuthieJ said...

I love this game, and the fleeting moments of a song coming back into my brain. Here are my guesses (maybe more will come later)
1) Baby Come Back (don't know the band)
7) Come Rain or Come Shine - Tony Bennett?
9) Only the Good Die Young (Billy Joel)
11) Suspicious Minds (THE Elvis Presley)
I looked at Lynne's answers and felt bad that I didn't recognize #6-a classic biker song.

Deb said...

Awww geez, usually my brain is so cluttered with song lyrics, but the only one of these I recognize is #9 "Only The Good Die Young".

RuthieJ said...

I had a brain flash after posting answers earlier:
6)Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf
7) was sung by Rosemary Clooney

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Aww!! I knew 6 was "Born to be Wild" How could I not remember it was Steppenwolf!!!
Didn't Frank Sinatra do "Come Rain or Come Shine" too?

I think I just figured out number 5- "Meet Me in St. Luois, Louis" sung by Judy Garland?

Who's got number 10? It's making me nuts!!

Larry said...

All anwers are correct-lots of people sang come rain or come shine including Frank,Tony,and Rosemary.-I'll add additional lyrics to 3 and 10(classic rock).
also-I'll add a few more.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Just thought you'd like to know that Judy Garland was from Minnesota too. ;)

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

16. Ground Control to Major Tom- David Bowie (don't think that's the real title though)

18. You Belong to Me- I think it's on a Patst Kline CD that I have

Mary said...

I can compete with Lynne. The rest are good, too.

A few came back to me but I'd be terrible on Jeopardy.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

20. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted- can't think of who sings it

Larry said...

I changed the ones that have been anwered already to black.-gray ones have been partially answered.

RuthieJ said...

13) Crying - Roy Orbison
Is #3 Coal Miner's Daughter?
I'm ready to say "Uncle" now Larry.

Larry said...

nice going ruthiej!