not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

Since it's going around again, and I have ripped my whole collection to mp3s this time, it's time for the lyrics meme again, even if it is already Friday afternoon.

You know how it works. First 25 tracks on shuffle play, favorite lyric from each, presented here for you to guess. (I skipped album repeats, but not performer repeats. Yes, there were album repeats. Thank you, birthday paradox.)

Note that you need to get musician & song title for credit. However, if it's an instrumental from an album of instrumentals, I'll accept the name of the album.

Update: Of the unclaimed songs, the ones you are most likely to know are: 11, 18
Of the unclaimed songs, the artists in their degree of mainstreaminess: 11, 18, 3, 1, 20
Song #1 is another song by an artist who's already been correctly guessed elsewhere on the list.

1. They question how the future lies in someone's eyes

2. Your fair-weather friends call two by two to let you know what's wrong with you

3. You ride around in your cadmium car, you keep wishing upon a star

4. I got the souped up car and what you call tripping on the boom bap etymological llaird
5. I said, "cool, but I'm leaving my pants on" sargent
A. [swelling synthesizers that sound sort of like a modern Fairlight CMI; soft atmospheric mono synth lead, a few guitars, steady percussion until outro]

6. Bring out the gin and the small violions: I'm a raging success as a failure [dfan has guessed the artist but not the song, although that may be all I'll get]

B. [frantic interchanges between instruments; choppy high chords; organ + ascending bass + descending guitar riff; sax solo over swung-time break] dwenius

7. And he killed every beast and taught the seas how to bleed

8. Alas and alack you just don't call me back, you have just disappeared fairymelusine
9. She is only three years old and it's a real fine way to start paulobrian

10. So hurry up and materialize

11. If I could, I'd slow the whole world down — I'd bring it to its knees, I'd stop it spinning round

12. There's no cute story that we tell together, laughing and finishing each other's sentences so charmingly

C. [waltz-time instrumental with lots of violins and muted drums]
13. You say she's a virgin, but I'm gonna be the first in (her fellow's gonna kill me? oh, fucking will he?) jackbishop

14. Blue is a state of mind, blue makes you colorblind

15. And with bees in her breath and the rest of her ringing, they'll sting through her chest with a force hard and beating

16. Buy or sell or buy, buy or sell or buy

17. Gotta find a way, a better way — I'd better wait paulobrian

18. I want to wine and dine you; oh, I want to twist and twist and shout

19. The sun in your eyes made some of the lies worth believing paulobrian

20. I walk around in my empty office block

D. [piano, plucked strings, multitracked high females voices]
21. Home is where I want to be, but I guess I'm already there dfan
22. I don't know whether I'd rather be having a bottle of vinegar, I don't know whether I'd rather be having an egg sargent
23. Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry? jackbishop

24. Peut-être au fin de siècle vous m'aimerez

25. Go nuclear the cowboy told us

3. Internet lyrics sites say "cadium car".
6. Many good images, hard to pick just one, but this line is particularly revealing
7. Every line is clumsy and preachy and not a favorite, but I had to pick something
8. Those double-"just"s seem clumsy now that I write it out
9. How could I pick any other line?
16. Internet lyrics sites say "bye or sell or bye"
17. Limited options
19. Note that all of my mp3s come from ripping entire CDs. Infer as you will.
24. The actual liner note lyrics say: "Peut-être à la fin du siècle vous m'aimerez", but this seems to be closer to what she sings; I'm not sure which is more grammatical, as my five years of high school french have long ago faded

Songs from albums that repeated: 3, B, 12. Damn you, iPod.
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