Wednesday, October 10, 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) He tipped his hat, and took a seat- He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet-He asked my name- I held my breath-I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death-

2) A dreamer of pictures-I run in the night-You see us together,chasing the moonlight...(This guy performs at farm aid-use to play with CSN)

3)Got my bag, got my reservation-Spent each dime I could afford.-Like a child in wild anticipation-Long to hear that "All aboard"

4) Blacker than night where the eyes of Feleena-Wicked and evil while casting a spell-My love was deep for this Mexican maiden-I was in love, but in vain I could tell

5)Well I told you once and I told you twice -But ya never listen to my advice-(from a famous English 60's rock group who still perform today).

6) Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings-Of the bluebird as she sings.The six o'clock alarm would never ring, But six rings and I rise; Wipe the sleep out of my eyes. My shavin' razor's cold and it stings

7) Standing in the sunlight laughing-Hiding behind a rainbow's wall-Slipping and sliding-All along the water fall

8)I'm not talking 'bout movin' in-and I don't want to change your life-but there's a warm wind blowin' the stars around....

9) There's a fossil that's trapped in a high cliff wall-There's a dead salmon frozen in a water fall-There's a blue whale beached by a springtime's ebb-There's a butterfly trapped in a spider's web-

10) She's got a smile that it seems to me-Reminds me of childhood memories

11) I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand-Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old man

12)I woke up in a Soho doorway -A policeman knew my name -He said "You can go sleep at home tonight, If you can get up and walk away" (The answer is in the question).

13)Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene- Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream (A rock group that has a name that makes it sound like they are not from this country).

14) You've got your mother and your brother, every other under cover telling you what to say (former mouseketeer-from most recent cd/video-dance music).

15) Baby cried the day the circus came to town-'Cause she didn't want parades just passin' by her-So she painted on a smile and took up with some clown-
While she danced without a net upon the wire-(new song-I just put it up-70's song-female vocalist)

16) I'd gladly lose me to find you-I'd gladly give up all I had-To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad..(same group as number 12-title is something that you might find at a discount store)

17) If you think I'll sit around as the world goes by-You're thinkin' like a fool cause it's a case of do or die-Out there is a fortune waitin' to be had-You think I'll let it go you're mad.....

18) Now we’re up in the big leagues-Gettin’ our turn at bat. As long as we live, it’s you and me baby-There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

19) Thy trivial harp will never please -Or fill my craving ear; Its chords should ring as blows the breeze, Free, peremptory, clear-(poem)-

20)Nobody's right till somebody's wrong.-Nobody's weak till somebody's strong.
No one gets lucky till luck comes along.-Nobody's lonely till somebody's gone
.-(from a movie soundtrack that starred Paul newman and Tom Cruise).


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

6. Sleepy Jean/ the Monkeys
7. Brown Eyed Girl/ Van Morrison
8. I Really Want to See You Tonight/ England Dan and John Ford Coley
11. My Hometown/ Bruce Springsteen
18. Movin' on Up/ the Jeffersons theme song!

RuthieJ said...

3) Chattanooga Choo-Choo - The Andrews Sisters?
4)Marty Robbins sang it, but I can't remember the title (the song starts out with the words, "Out in the west Texas town of El Paso"

And my brain is starting to shut down, so that's all the better I can do tonight, Larry.

Larry said...

Lynne-Good job!-Monkees song is Daydream eliever but close enough.

ruthiej-No on one yes on 2.-Song is El Paso.

Keep an eye on this game.-If it's too hard, I may substitute new lyrics or leave clues.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

3. Sentamental Journey/ Doris Day and a bunch of others

dguzman said...

Oh boy! I got some!
1. The Trolley Song--Judy Garland (one of my faves)
9. King of Pain--the Police
10. Sweet Child of Mine--Guns N Roses
17. You Got Another Thing Coming--Judas Priest (wow, your musical tastes are as eclectic as mine!)
Some others sound familiar, but they're stuck on the tip of my brain....

RuthieJ said...

Duh....#3 is Sentimental Journey.
I just had a revelation while looking at these again (but I still don't know who sang it). Sorry Larry!

Larry said...

Lynne & ruthiej-You got it!

dguzman-Nice work! yeah-I'll listen to anything that catches my ear.-Some I like, and some I just remember.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

15. Don't Cry Out Loud/ Melissa Manchester

RuthieJ said...

I'm amazed....Lynne stays up a lot later than I do and her brain still functions!

Larry said...


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I work all three shifts so you never know when I'll turn up!