Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Name Those Lyrics - Part 1

On a message board I frequent we do this from time to time.

Try to name the song, and the artist. In some cases the song has been recorded multiple times - any artist is acceptable.

No prizes to give away, just the unwavering admiration of your peers.

In many cases, lyrics are ****'d out. This is to avoid giving away the answer.

Look for clues - one will lead you to the next.



1. Hear the lonesome whipperwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I'm so ******** * ***** ***

2. (This one is pretty obscure, but the artist is an excellent songwriter.)
Sometimes somebody just doesn't wake up one day
Sometimes it's a heart attack, sometimes they just don't say
They pulled poor old Hank Wlliams out of a Cadillac CoupeDeVille
He ended up on ******* and ****s.

3. My baby bring me champagne when I'm thirsty
That little girl give me good reefer when I wanna get high

4. Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
’scuse me while I kiss the sky

5. To touch is to heal
To hurt is to steal
If you want to kiss the sky
Better learn how to kneel

6. (The last word gives it away)
U don't have 2 be rich
2 be my girl
U don't have 2 be cool
2 rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your...
****

7. You show us everything you've got
Baby, baby that's quite a lot
And you drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy

8. (An older rhythm and blues classic. Obscure in today's world.)
We gonna pitch a **** **** ****** all night long
All night long, All night long, All night long

9. (The last line gives it away)
She come to town; she be foolin' around
a puttin' me down as a rock-and-roll clown
It's all right
**** **** ***** ********

10. I don't wanna know your name
Cause you don't look the same
The way you did before
OK you think you got a pretty face
But the rest of you is out of place
You looked all right before

6 comments:

Nilla/Sharla said...

I am absolutely horrible at song lyrics. I'm pretty sure I've heard most of these, but the only one I think that I know is #6, "your kiss". Or maybe I'm thinking of Paula Abdul. Blaaaah, is that even right? :)

Jon said...

Not Paula Abdul (think royalty), but you're on the right track for title. Not exactly right but close enough. OK - now take that answer and apply it to number 7. Not necessarily to the song title, however.

Maggs said...

hendrix was in there...

Maggs said...

kiss? or some other crappy hair band

KSHIPPYCHIC said...

#4 Jimmie Hendrix - Purple Haze!!!

Jon said...

We got a couple - here's the answers:

1. Hear the lonesome whipperwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I'm so ******** * ***** ***
---------
Hank Williams Sr - I'm So Lonesome I could cry.

2. Sometimes somebody just doesn't wake up one day
Sometimes it's a heart attack, sometimes they just don't say
They pulled poor old Hank Wlliams out of a Cadillac CoupeDeVille
He ended up on ******* and ****s.
--------------
Fred Eaglesmith - Alcohol and Pills (it's what killed Hank Sr.)

3. My baby bring me champagne when I'm thirsty
That little girl give me good reefer when I wanna get high
---------------
Champagne & Reefer - Muddy Waters (also BB King). From "Alcohol and Pills" to "Champagne and Reefer".

4. Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
’scuse me while I kiss the sky
----------------
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze (a reference to purple haze LSD) 2 clues here, the drug reference, and Muddy Waters being one of Hendrix' primary musical influences.

5. To touch is to heal
To hurt is to steal
If you want to kiss the sky
Better learn how to kneel
-----------------
U2 - She Moves In Mysterious Ways. I love how they turn Hendrix' drug reference to one of reverence and prayer.

6. U don't have 2 be rich
2 be my girl
U don't have 2 be cool
2 rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your...
****
-------------------
Prince's "Kiss". From "kiss the sky" to Prince's "Kiss".

7. You show us everything you've got
Baby, baby that's quite a lot
And you drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy
--------------------
Kiss - "Rock and Roll All Night".

8. We gonna pitch a **** **** ****** all night long
All night long, All night long, All night long
--------------------
Koko Taylor - "Wang Dang Doodle". A stretch, but Kiss' "rock and roll all night" to "we gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long"

9. She come to town; she be foolin' around
a puttin' me down as a rock-and-roll clown
It's all right
**** **** ***** ********
----------------------
Ted Nugent - "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang". Wang Dang Doodle to this.

10. I don't wanna know your name
Cause you don't look the same
The way you did before
OK you think you got a pretty face
But the rest of you is out of place
You looked all right before
----------------
Sweet - "Fox On The Run". From "Sweet Poontang" to the band Sweet.