Friday, February 13, 2009

An iPod Shuffle Contest Thing

I got this idea from R*.

And it looks like Recovering Sociopath is doing it, too, but without any sort of prize.

The idea is this - put your iPod on shuffle and write the lyrics of the first 15 songs. Whoever gets the most right gets a prize of some sort. And everyone is not supposed to use Google.

I actually cycled through about 35 songs to get this list - the rejects are at the bottom of this post.

All of my Facebook friends have a pretty good idea what I listen to day in/day out because I regularly use song lyrics in my Facebook statuses. Examples include: M. Robert saw her standing there; M. Robert is made of these - Who had a mind to disagree?; and M. Robert is like ra-a-a-a-ain on your wedding day.

What's the prize? I don't know. I will mail you something, though.

Here's the list

1. I saw it written and I saw it say

***Sorry, folks. If I write out any more lyrics and it will give the song away.***

2.Knuckles clenched to white
as the landing gear retract for flight
My head's a balloon
inflating with the altitude

3. I live by the ocean
And during the night
I dive into it
Down to the bottom
Underneath all currents

4.Take back every word you have spoken
Let it be as though we never met
For tonight I'm a poor boy heartbroken
I'll forgive but I'll never forget

Wine Wine Wine Elderberry
Wine Wine Wine Oh Sherry
Wine Wine Wine Blackberry
Wine Wine Wine Huckleberry
Wine Wine Wine Oh Lord
Pass that bottle to me

6.Love in our life is just too valuable
Oh, to feel for even a second without it
But life without death is just impossible
Oh, to realize something is ending within us

7.Louise came to rescue me, missing the irony
Blood made her heart change its beating
I hope that she’s happy I’m blamed for the death of
The man she found better than me

8.Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm the orange peel
You don't remember
But I was once part of your orange

I'm the peel that you left on the floor
You took the good part and walked out the door
And I hate you for that
I hate you for that
I'm the orange peel

9.There's no doubt - that you're feeling fine
No doubt - that you're out of mind
No doubt - that you're young and red

10. To mass fires, yes!
One hundred stories high
People gettin' loose
y’all gettin' down on the roof -
Do you hear?
The folks are flaming - out of control

11.Dont mind telling you, in my humble fash
That you thrill me through, with a tender pash,
When you said you care, magine my emoshe
I swore then and there, permanent devoshe,
You made all other men seem blah
Just you alone filled me with ahhhhhhhh......

12.he said a hundred people
had come through our room that night
that one by one the old and young
asked if he was all right

one by one the old and young
lined up to touch his hand
he spent the night explaining
they had come to the wrong man

13. Feminists don't have a sense of humor
Feminists just want to be alone (boo-hoo)
Feminists spread vicious lies and rumor
They have a tumor on their funny bone

They say child molestation isn't funny
Rape and degradation's just a crime (lighten up, ladies)
Rampant prostitution, sex for money (what's wrong with that)
Can't these chicks do anything but whine

14.He was a tall man
Raised up from the fields out pickin' cotton
In a hard land Where the ground was poor and the wood was rotten
But when he saw her
All those bad times were forgotten
And he believed, he believed

15.Arise, wash your face
From cinder and soot
You're a nuisance
And I Don't like Dirt

I will let you know these were the songs I omitted because I thought they would be unfair:

Big Top Pee Wee - Danny Elfman (no lyrics)
Christ Rising Again - Thomas Tallis (lyrics in Latin)
Perfect Stranger - Eleni Mandell (pure laziness - there wasn't a website for me to copy/paste the lyrics from)
Someone Loves You - Simon Bonney (laziness)
Shout, Lulu (the version I have more or less goes "Shout Lulu, shout shout/Shout Lulu, shout shout for three minutes - it is good banjo music, though)
I Like to Score - Moby (no lyrics)
Sourire - Les Nubians (lyrics in French)
Apache - Jorgen Ingmann (no lyrics)
Charlie Brown Theme - Vince Guaraldi Trio (no lyrics)
Fake Purse - Joey Santiago (no lyrics)
Uneasy Street - Big Lazy (no lyrics)
A lot of Sigur Ros songs (lyrics in Icelandic or "Smilish" the made-up language the band uses for some of their songs)
A lot of Charlie Christian songs (no lyrics)
A lot of Charlie Parker songs (no lyrics)
Any duplicate band (and there were a few that won't be mentioned until the next post)
Any mashup I downloaded from the internet (and there were a few)


Susan said...

I'm not going to cheat and with "closer to you...closer to me" on in the background I can't think of any of these songs.

However, I must say your Facebook statuses look much more interesting than mine.

M. Robert Turnage said...

I don't know about the FB status thing. I have been told that my FB statuses put songs in peoples' heads - up to the point where someone threatened to unfriend me over the status, "M. Robert turns around, bright eyes."

Susan, you are welcome to be my FB friend.

Susan said...

...every now and then I fall apart.

noooooooooooooooo....Now it's going to be in my head.

Churlita said...

I do that with my blog titles. If I can't put a bad song in someone's head, then it is a very bad day.

Pamela said...

dammit. I have no ipod. I wish people would stop making me feel bad about it. all your fault.

MRT, just put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up.