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To be honest, I didn't think these were all that obscure, except for maybe the album tracks...Anyway, I've decided: this is the last time I'll post them. I don't think you're going to get these, and frankly, by now I'm a little bored with this game, and I imagine you may be, too! I'll add a few hints, maybe that'll help:

Rules
1. Put your playlist on shuffle.
2. Post the first lines to the first 25 songs to come up (along with these instructions).
3. Have people guess the songs and artists in comments to the post.
4. Post the answers to the ones people guessed correctly. A couple of days later, post the first two lines of the ones no one got and get people to guess again.
5. Repeat, adding the next line to the unguessed songs each time, until they're all guessed/you've posted the whole song/you've gotten bored/no-one's going to get the damn thing if you don't tell them.



01) In one single moment your whole life can turn 'round.
I stand there for a minute starin’ straight into the ground
Lookin' to the left slightly, then lookin' back down
World feels like it's caved in - proper sorry frown

(single off a triple platinum concept album released last year by a one man Northern Midlands band)

-- Dry Your Eyes, The Streets, speakr2customrs (yay!)

09) Ache -- can't watch you break and shatter
Saved new lives to make us better
I'm letting you know
Cleansing my soul

(from the critically acclaimed fifth album by a British post-grunge band)

-- Tender, Feeder, as found by speakr2customrs

12) If you hate the taste of wine why do you drink it till you're blind?
And if you swear that there's no truth and who cares, how come you say it like you're right?
Why are you scared to dream of God when it's salvation that you want?
(indie country rock from Omaha)

13) Autumn blew its leaves at me, threatening winter as I walked.
Summer always goes so quick, barely stopping like my thoughts,
which dip and spin and change so fast I have to wonder - will I last?
(one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite artists, from his eponymous 1991 solo record)

14) They fired off the first shot, so we’re on our feet and running
We’re re-writing all the textbooks in the process of becoming
There’s so much to live for if we stop putting up a fight

(a song by another favourite artist of mine; someone whose music is influenced by that of the Far East and India)

-- Café Europa, David Sylvian, calove

20) I caused a major war just by talking
You flew into a rage, 'cause that's everything you know
Childhood of violence, filled with heartache
I flew into a rage, 'cause that's everything I know
(don't know too much about this band, but they rock!)


02) We've come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good -- Praise You, Fatboy Slim, sarcasticbitca

03) I met her in a club down in old Soho, where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola -- Lola, The Kinks, speakr2customrs

04) You sure you want to be with me -- I've nothing to give -- Karmacoma/Overcome, Massive Attack/Tricky, grapefruitzzz

05) I hate to talk like this, I hate to act as if there's something wrong -- Keep Myself Awake, Black Lab, shipperx

06) Why did we ever come so far? -- Tinseltown In The Rain, The Blue Nile, grapefruitzzz

07) How dare you say that my behavior is unacceptable -- so condescending, unnecessarily critical -- Harder To Breathe, Maroon 5, sarcasticbitca

08) Some of the worst songs get righted on three chords -- Love Like Laughter, Beth Orton, sarcasticbitca

10) Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio -- Come On Eileen, Dexys Midnight Runners, sarcasticbitca

11) If time is a vessel, then learning to love might be my way back to sea
The flying, the medal, the turning above -- these are just ways to be seen -- Public Pervert, Interpol, xionin

15) Here comes Johnny Yen again with the liquor and drugs, and a flesh machine -- Lust For Life, Iggy Pop, sarcasticbitca

16) Say you stand by your man, tell me something I don't understand -- Train In Vain, The Clash, sarcasticbitca

17) When the routine bites hard and ambitions are low -- Love Will Tear Us Apart, Joy Division, bogwitch

18) The word is about, there's something evolving -- History Repeating, Propellorheads ft. Shirley Bassey, grapefruitzzz

19) Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth -- Rock 'n' Roll Suicide, David Bowie, sarcasticbitca

21) You're dangerous 'cause you're honest -- Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, U2, sarcasticbitca

22) I'll protect you from the hooded claw, keep the vampires from your door -- The Power Of Love, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, speakr2customrs

23) Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields, sold in a market down in New Orleans -- Brown Sugar, The Rolling Stones, speakr2customrs

24) Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short -- What It Feels Like For A Girl, Madonna, sarcasticbitca

25) If you're wondering why all the love that you long for eludes you and people are rude and cruel to you, I'll tell you why -- You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby, The Smiths, shipperx




(but well done to speakr2customrs who managed to find two more, and Cass who surprised me with a correct identification of a David Sylvian song)

12) If you hate the taste of wine why do you drink it till you're blind?
And if you swear that there's no truth and who cares, how come you say it like you're right?
Why are you scared to dream of God when it's salvation that you want?
-- We Are Nowhere And It's Now, Bright Eyes ft. Emmylou Harris

13) Autumn blew its leaves at me, threatening winter as I walked.
Summer always goes so quick, barely stopping like my thoughts,
which dip and spin and change so fast I have to wonder - will I last?
-- Above The Clouds, Paul Weller

20) I caused a major war just by talking
You flew into a rage, 'cause that's everything you know
Childhood of violence, filled with heartache
I flew into a rage, 'cause that's everything I know
-- 100 Ways To Be A Good Girl, Skunk Anansi

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bogwitch
Jul. 5th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
Still nope.
gamiila
Jul. 6th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
Don't worry about it. I really don't expect anyone to get them, and if nobody does, I'll just post the answers tonight and close the case.
speakr2customrs
Jul. 6th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
I got No.1 as soon as you said "a one man Northern band" (even though as far as I'm concerned Mike Skinner is from the South, the Midlands at most; the year they held the Northern final of the British Wargames Championships in Birmingham I had to take an overnight train to get there for the start as Birmingham is so far south of Newcastle)

Anyway, it's "Dry Your Eyes" by The Streets, off "A Grand Don't Come For Free".
gamiila
Jul. 6th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
Indeed.

And of course you're right and Mike Skinner's not really from the North, but it was late; I couldn't be shagged to think too hard about the clues, and I just copied what it said on Amazon.co.uk!
speakr2customrs
Jul. 6th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
And the "fifth album by a critically-acclaimed British post-Grunge band" was enough of a clue to send me to my daughter's copy of Feeder's "Pushing the Senses" album to scan through the sleeve notes until I found that the relevant track is "Tender".
gamiila
Jul. 6th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
Right again!
calove
Jul. 6th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
#13 will be Paul Weller, then, but I don't know the title.

#14 is David Sylvian, Cafe Europa.
gamiila
Jul. 6th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
#13 is Paul Weller; too bad you weren't savvy enough to google for the title of the track...you could have scored 1 more point!

And #14 is, as you say, Café Europa, from the album Dead Bees On A Cake.
calove
Jul. 6th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
too bad you weren't savvy enough to google for the title of the track

But that would be cheating!!!

I did - but I wouldn't have the cheek to post it!

Oh, God. London just won the 2012 Olympics. Bugger. Still - one in the eye for Chirac.
gamiila
Jul. 6th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)
But that would be cheating!!!

Erm...yes? You're saying that as if it's bad or something! ;-)

I know what you mean though; and I commend you for it.

Oh, God. London just won the 2012 Olympics. Bugger. Still - one in the eye for Chirac.

I know, I just heard...and my immediate reaction: "Serves Chirac right!"



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