Thursday, September 13, 2007

Songbird Lyrics Game

Name the song that the lyrics belong to and/or an artist who performed it. Let us know which ones you knew, even if it has already been answered.
Blue=Unanswered Grey=incomplete Black=already answered

1)She didn't know what she was headed for-And when I found what she was headed for-It was too late...

2)The lock upon my garden gate's a snail, that's what it is.

3)I've paid my dues-Time after time-I've done my sentence-But committed no crime..

4)And there's nothing short a' dying -That's half as lonesome as the sound- Of the sleeping city sidewalk....

5)Give me time- to realize my crime-Let me love and steal-I have danced inside your eyes-How can I be real....

6)Company........., always on the run-Destiny........, oooh, and the rising sun..

7)So I was the one with all the glory, while you were the one with all the strain.

8)I don't want to leave her now,You know I believe, and how.

9)Hands-touchin' hands-reachin' out-touchin' me-touchin' you...

10)Three thirty in the morning -Not a soul in sight- The city's lookin' like a ghost town- On a moonless summer night..

11) You always won- every time you placed a bet-You're still damn good, no one's gotten to you yet..

12)I was a willow last night -in my dream-I bent down over a clear running stream

13)Don't it always seem to go-That you don't know what you’ve got-‘Til its gone

14)A dream that will need-All the love you can give, Every day of your life- For as long as you live.

15)Oh - thinkin' about all our younger years -There was only you and me -We were young and wild and free..

16)What happened to the world we knew? When we would dream and scheme

17) We had a dream, we'd go travelin' together, We'd spread a little lovin'- then
we'd keep movin' on.

18) You know I can be found, sitting home all alone, If you can't come around, at least please telephone.

19) Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream- I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been..

20)You used to be so amused-At Napoleon in rags- and the language that he used-Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse..

21)I remember to this day-The bright red Georgia clay-And how it stuck to the tires-After the summer rain

From Famous Poems:

1)But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay. Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning After a rain.

2)The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array.

3) Would you be calm and placid-If you were full of formic acid?

4)Calmly the wearied seamen rest -Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest, For there is purity.


Anonymous said...

I know exactly and only one of them, #4 - sunday morning coming down.

Larry said...

Wren-I would have thought that to be one of the toughest ones.-Good job to get it started! Do you know who sang it?

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

1. She's Come Undone/the Guess Who
7. Wind Beneath My Wings/Bette Midler
8. Something in the Way She Moves/the Beatles
9. Sweet Caroline/Neil Diamond
11. Still the Same/Bob Seger
12. ?/Heart (I think)
13. Big Yellow Taxi/Joni Mitchell
16. Yesterme-Yesteryou?/Stevie Wonder
18. Don't be Cruel/Elvis
21. Me and You and a Dog Named Blue/?

1. Birches/Robert Frost!!!
Dang! That poem is one of only a few that I would recognize. It it my favorite poem ever!!

Larry said...

Lynne-I knew you were going to score big on these tonight!
16-add yesterday to the title.
21-The dogs name is boo not blue-close though.-good job!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Larry,
I knew Lynne would get a bunch of these....
2) Don't know the title, but I think Donovan is the artist?
3) We are the Champions - Queen
15) Heaven - Bryan Adams

RuthieJ said...

Oh, I just got one more!
17) Come On Get Happy - The Partridge Family (I loved David Cassidy!)

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

AWWW!! I can't believe I missed 17. I had the biggest crush on David Cassidy too! #3 Queen/ We Are the Champions - dang-I shoulda gotten that one too!

Patrice said...

Poem #2:

The Rhodora:
On Being Asked, Whence Is The Flower?

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

IN, May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,
I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,
Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,
To please the desert and the sluggish brook.
The purple petals, fallen in the pool,
This is the Rhadora Made the black water with their beauty gay;
Here might the redbird come his plumes to cool,
And court the flower that cheapens his array.
Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why
This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,
Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being:
Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!
I never thought to ask, I never knew;
But, in my simple ignorance, suppose
The selfsame Power that brought me there brought you.

Larry said...

Ruthiej-You got here in enough time after all-good job!

Patrice-Thanks for guessing it and finishing it!- I'm glad that the poems generated some interest.It adds a little variety to the game.

Larry said...

Ruthiej-Yes number 2 is a Donovan song.

Jayne said...

#10-The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

HA! I had to sleep on it!
14. Climb Every Mountain/from the Sound of Music (sung by the cloistered nuns)

dguzman said...

Come now, people--#20 is Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

5. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club

6. Wow. Uh -- Fox on the Run by some terrible 70s band?

12. Crazy on You--Heart

The Poems:
3. Departmental -- Robert Frost--this is the only ant poem I know

That's all I got.

KGMom said...

Poems--# 3 has to be an Ogden Nash poem.
# 4--Nathaniel Hawthorne THE OCEAN

Larry said...

Jayne-You got it!

Lynne-I thought that one might be familiar to you!

Dzugman-Correct on 20,5, and 12-good effort on the others!

kgmom-correct on both.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I think 21 is by Lobo.
Did you know there is a website of misheard lyrics?

Unknown said...

I'm not even going to try this one. I like the photo though.
I'm linking your site. Thanks for the link and the visits. I'm honored.

KGMom said...

Title of the Ogden Nash poem--The Ant

Larry said...

Lynne-Yes on Lobo and no on the website-didn't know-but thanks for the link.

Sarala-thank you.

kgmom-The Ant.

Patrick B. said...

I got in this one late, but I think I know the two missing ones:

#6 Bad Company by Bad Company
#7 Kashmir by Led Zeppelin?

Larry said...

Patrick-Excellent!-You finished them off.