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I can name that song in 4 lines... Name That Song! [Feb. 8th, 2005|12:20 pm]
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So, after a bit of encouragement, I decided to add the "Identify the Lyrics" meme to my string of recent fluffy posts. This one was a bit tricky for me, as about half of my music collection is techno with no words.

Housemates kit_ping and 3catsjackson probably can guess many of these as they hear more of my music than they'd like. So, you two, post numbers of ones you recognize but no names, just to give others a chance.

I dug a bit and found some ecclectic songs that should be challenging. All of these are songs I've listened to at work in the past week, even. Since a lot of music I listen to has really odd "lyrics", I divided things into two categories:


The only thing you said was:
Dum dee da dee da
Dum dee da dee da
Dum dee da dee da
"Roses Are Red" by Aqua (sabercat)

La la la-la-la
And now the bells are ringing
La la la-la-la
La la la la la la la
La la la-la-la
"Around the World" by ATC (sabercat)

six six six-six six six-six six six
I can read your minds!
"6-2-8-2-8-3" by Operation Re-Information (crocodile)

A million dollars
Fourteen million
Ten million
Fourteen million
"Hard Currency" by Information Society (twopiearr)

Argon, Krypton, Neon, Radon, Xenon, Zinc, and Rhodium
"The Elements" by Tom Lehrer (vakkotaur)

Holy holy sinking down
Holy sinking down the hole
Down the sinking holy holy
Sinking holy holy down

Bayede Baba
Sikhokhele bo
Busa Lomhlaba
Ngo thando
"Busa" by Lebo M. from the Lion King soundtrack (dour)

More testing
"The Miracle of Genuine Pyrex" by Man or Astro-Man? (sk_1)

A twist in the fabric of space
Where time becomes a loop
Where time becomes a loop
Where time becomes a loop
Where time becomes a loop
"Time Becomes" by Orbital (rigelkitty)

Kitchen faucets, folding tables, weather stripping, jumper cables
Hooks and tackle, grout and spackle, power foggers, spoons and ladles
"Hardware Store" by 'Weird Al' Yankovic (rigelkitty)

and also


Isolation, I stick to the scene
I said deviation's not as fun as it seems
"Not the same, Not the same" that's all you said

It’s ok - you didn’t need her anyway.
And I don’t want to hear you say
Nobody can take her place
And what more can I say-
You didn’t need her anyways.

This land has lots of trousers
This land has lots of mousers
And pussycats to eat them when the sun goes down
"The American Pageant" by The Firesign Theatre (kijiraccoon)

Let me tell you what it's all about,
It's called money dependence today,
And people just keep on going on
Looking at the dollar bill,
And nothing else around them.

God is in the T.V.
1,000 mothers are praying for it
We're so full of hope
And so full of shit
Build a new god
to medicate and to ape
"Rock is Dead" by Marilyn Manson (madiushrat)

The sky is falling / all around us
Still I’m smiling / lying in the shade
I am singing / I am laughing
I am not afraid

As the moon climbs high over the dead oak tree
Spooks arrive for the midnight spree
Creepy creeps with eerie eyes
Start to shriek and harmonize
"Grim Grinning Ghosts" from Disney's Haunted Mansion (vakkotaur)

You ride the waves / And don't ask where they go
You swim like lions through the crest
And bathe yourself in zebra flesh
"Standing Outside a Broken Phonebooth with Money in My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods (arrowtwolf)

And I've never soared where the hawk may soar
Or seen what the hawk might see
Never hiked to Heaven on a mountain trail
Never rode on a river's rage
"Never Did No Wanderin'" by The Folksmen from A Might Wind soundtrack (penh)

I'll make fun of her ex-boyfriend
I'll ask her when she wants to meet my kid
I'll tell her she can't live without me
I'll call her "Nancy" 'til she calls me "Sid"

Bonus round:
To make a furry's easy / Anyone can do it
You take your favorite animal and mix a human through it
You modify the product / Is it really cartoony?
Is it two legs or four? / Is it straight? Is it looney?
"The Furry Song [2004 Mixdown]" by kurrelraven (xydexx)

If you recognize a song, post the title and band/group/source.
Now accepting guesses... Anyone?... crocodile, I at least expect you to take a shot at it... :)

[User Picture]From: vakkotaur
2005-02-08 12:45 pm (UTC)
5. The Elements - Tom Lehrer
17. Grim Grinning Ghosts - Dr Suess
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 12:59 pm (UTC)
5. Yep. Relatively easy if you've heard of the song.
17. Right song but, uh, not Dr. Seuss, AFAIK. Want to share some song history? :)
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[User Picture]From: arrowtwolf
2005-02-08 12:55 pm (UTC)
The only one I know is #18, Primitive Radio Gods, "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand." That was also in my lyrics meme. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 01:00 pm (UTC)
Well, at least I used different bits of the lyrics... Umm, sorry 'bout that...
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2005-02-08 12:56 pm (UTC)
4- Information Society, I can never remember the track but it's in the early-middle of the album "Hack"
5- Tom Lehrer, The Elements
8- Something from the Pi soundtrack?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 01:02 pm (UTC)
4. Good enough for me! The title is "Hard Currency".
5. Indeed, indeed.
8. Dunno. I don't have that soundtrack... Lemme look it up...
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[User Picture]From: xydexx
2005-02-08 01:04 pm (UTC)

"You can mock us all you like from the boring bus."

Bonus round is from kurrelraven's Furry Song. -:)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 01:05 pm (UTC)

Re: "You can mock us all you like from the boring bus."

Well done! Squeak!
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2005-02-08 01:06 pm (UTC)
No idea on the rest of it, but the bonus round is easy.

I'm Furry -- Kwooky Womble
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 02:22 pm (UTC)
Ooo-hoo, well done! And I figured that for a tricky one, too.
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[User Picture]From: dour
2005-02-08 04:18 pm (UTC)
I've got a nagging suspicion that #7 is from Rhythm of the Pridelands, but I lost my copy ages ago.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 05:23 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll take it. If you'd had the CD, you'd have found it. :)
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2005-02-08 04:22 pm (UTC)


1. Roses are Red... Aqua
2. Around the world... ATC

7. Busa- I think this one is from Rhythm of the Pridelands. Lebo M...
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 05:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Answers

Well done! All three answers are correct.
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[User Picture]From: crocodile
2005-02-08 05:03 pm (UTC)
That's what I get for not being quick. I knew some of the others but they've already been guessed, so...

3. Operation Re-information - 6-2-8-2-8-3
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 05:26 pm (UTC)
A correct answer, of course. And you weren't very slow; everyone else was quick on the guesses!

Are you sure you don't know #14?
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2005-02-08 05:30 pm (UTC)
Most assuredly #16. And 11, although I don't actually know the title.

And a lot of other ones that other people already got.

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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2005-02-08 05:31 pm (UTC)
"11 and 14", that was s'posed to be.
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[User Picture]From: kijiraccoon
2005-02-08 06:04 pm (UTC)


13. is an old firesign theatre song that doesn't really have a title. BUT: here are the rest of the lyrics:

Gimme that guitar!

Awwight everybody, this is a little song (thankyouverymuch) little song i learned up stream in prison one day.

everyone sing along!

this land is made of mountains!
this land is made of mud.
this land has lots of everything,
for me and elmer fudd.
this land has lots of trousers!
this land has lots of mousers.
and pussy cats to eat them when the sun goes down.

STOP! it wasn't always like that! no first they had to come from little towns with strange names like... (yadda yadda)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-08 09:20 pm (UTC)

Re: 13.

I can see by the pie on your tie that you're an American... And right, too!
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[User Picture]From: penh
2005-02-08 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yay, there's one I know that isn't taken yet!! #19 is "Never Did No Wanderin'," by the Folksmen!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-09 12:44 am (UTC)
Yep! The band The New Main Street Singers was also acceptable (as an answer, not musically).
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-09 12:46 am (UTC)

Re: Nummer Acht

Correct! That was a hard one, too. Your first guess was right on the specific song title.
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[User Picture]From: 3catsjackson
2005-02-09 10:58 pm (UTC)
Nobody's gotten #6 yet? How sad indeed. Don't they realize it's detatchable?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-02-10 10:14 am (UTC)
I thought that one would be easier since it seems immediately distinctive if you remember the song.
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