13 Dec 2004, 03:33

25 Random Songs

Ok, here’s an interesting little game that I stole from Brett. It goes as follows:

step 1: get your playlist together, put it on random, and play

step 2: pick your favorite lines from the first 25 songs that play

step 3: post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from

step 4: cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly

The playlist comes from a little list of my top 3800 or so favorite songs, so there’s quite a bit of variety in there. I’m thinking that given my low readership and the relative obscurity of a lot of these songs that there won’t be many answers but by all means go ahead and surprise me. Oh yeah, and no cheating. To clarify, Google is totally cheating. So let’s get to it.

  1. But I’d trade all the memories just have your heart in mine.

  2. I still love her, loved her more when she used to be sober and I was kinder.

  3. cat man’s a comin’, you better look out

04. breathe, keep breathing. don’t lose your nerve.

05. you say you mean well, you don’t know what you mean.

  1. hello to the soft and flutter

  2. No hope, no harm. Just another false alarm.

08. This space I am defending in sections is now neverending overgrowth.

  1. if you don’t have me baby, God knows you ain’t gonna have nobody else

  2. I wrote the words to this song on the back of a photograph

  3. But one always reveres what one’s bound to destroy

12. i only live in that one moment in which you die

  1. i want a little pick me up, so i won’t stumble down tonight

  2. listen to your heartbeat, delete beep beep beep

  3. this is a feeling I never want to be without

  4. Make me baby, make me know you really care. Make me jump into the air.

17. I can’t turn around cause I long to be forgiven.

  1. I’m suggestible it’s true, but only by you.

  2. They lied when they said there was no air in space

  3. Ain’t no love in here, its just one big cycle here.

  4. I’m spread so thin I don’t know who I am.

  5. Storms of petals are pouring down, pushing their way through our pink love.

  6. Remind me, what was I looking at? Remind me you always had an answer for everything

  7. he’ll have set it up to fall, she’ll have set herself up to wait far enough away somehow

25. Last week it was funny, now the joke’s wearing thin.


Comment by Brett on 2004-12-13 06:13:35 +0000

  1. Radiohead – “Exit Music (For a Film)”

  2. Elliott Smith – “Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands”

  3. The Dismemberment Plan – “Time Bomb”

  4. Ben Folds Five – “Steven’s Last Night In Town”

Based on some of your songs, you should be able to get a few more of mine. You can do it!

Comment by Will on 2004-12-16 07:50:30 +0000

Yeah, well I figured out #23, but only because I googled it thinking it was a Tom Waits song and trying to confirm that. So I was way off, and figured I disqualified myself on that one.

Comment by DuncmanG on 2005-01-31 23:00:35 +0000

  1. Neko Case – “Porchlight”

Comment by Will on 2005-02-01 08:21:53 +0000

Correct. Wow, that was a surprise. I wasn’t expecting to get anymore answers on this.

Comment by Bored on 2005-06-22 02:17:39 +0000

  1. Why Im So Unhappy-Dntel, i realized i had this song on my ipod, and was bored enough to find it so i could get the title etc… oh wow

Comment by Will on 2005-06-22 07:36:50 +0000

Wow, right on. That was definitely one of the more obscure ones up there.