1) There was blood on the tax report and it dripped from your nose/I was careful not to let it get all over my clothes/You see it permanently stains, yep that's how it goes
This is Eric singing 'Dancer'. I like the mundane concern with stain removal that these lines speak of. Reminds me a bit of that Stones' line in 'Satisfaction' And a man comes on to tell me/how white my shirts can be...but that's just me, probably.
2) My whole life stretches in front of me/Reaching up like a flower/Leading my life back to the soil
From the title song on David Sylvian's 1984 solo debut Brilliant Trees - a song that's never stopped giving me goosebumps throughout.
6) Your tongue is far too long/I don’t like the way it sucks and slurps upon my every word
My 2nd favourite line, as the title appears in the line that is actually my favourite. 'I Am The Resurrection', by The Stone Roses.
7) Shiawase wa kumo no ueni/shiawase wa sora no ueni
I'm not surprised no one got this. It's from Kyu Sakamoto's 1963 monster hit, 'Sukiyaki', or to give it its original Japanese title: 'Ue O Muite Aruko'. My favourite song of all time, mainly because it takes me right back to my earliest childhood.
11)Oh, what will I be believing/and who will connect me with love?
Am I the only Bowie-fan on my flist, then? This is from 'Station to Station', that song that begins with a guitar imitating the sound of a speeding train, on the album of the same name.
12)And you never knew how much I really liked you/'cause I never even told you/oh and I meant to
Practically the only line in the song that doesn't include the words that make up the title! The Smiths, 'Back To The Old House'.
16)What good's religion/When it's each other we despise?/Damn the government/Damn the killing/Damn the lies
You really didn't know this was Placebo? 'Sleeping with Ghosts'? I'm shocked!
18)These bloodless brides of Jesus/If they had just once glimpsed their groom/Then they'd know and they'd drop the stones/concealed behind their rosaries/They wilt the grass they walk upon/They leech the light out of a room
Joni Mitchell, 'The Magdalene Laundries'. The recording on my playlist comes from The Chieftains' 40th anniversary celebratory CD, The Wide World Over (2002).
19)The Martians could land in the carpark and no one would care
Scottish band Del Amitri and their song 'Nothing Ever Happens', from about a decade ago...I've never heard from them since, but apparently, they're still touring.
20)Funny how my favorite shirt/Smells more like you than me
And the last one came from Norah Jones's last album, Feels Like Home. The song is called 'In the Morning'.
Well, that was fun. I think I may do this again some time!