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Guess the songs! 
26th-Apr-2013 04:59 pm
I ran errands on foot today! And on the way home, I was reminded of an old LJ meme.

I will give you two (or more!) consecutive lines from each song I listened to, in order. You guess the songs in comments.

(There was one instrumental. Here it is, if you're curious. Warning: awesome bagpipes.)

These were all on random, no playlist. There are a few that I'll be very surprised if you know 'em. There are a few that are blindingly obvious. The only deliberate choice was the first song.

EDIT to put unguessed songs on top.

3. "On a psychedelic space machine, galactic sugar high/like a caffeinated satellite, gone way past 99"

6. "We're the patron saints of rented cars and last goodbyes in airport bars/and in the morning, like ghosts, we slip away"

7. "Pretty whitewashed lies/endless alibis/and reasons that need cleaning every night"

20. "And one of these dreams/you forgive me"

21. "Will you rescue me from my motor lodge room/open the curtains to let in the moon?"

1. "I look at her and I see the beauty of the light of music/the voices talking somewhere in the house late spring" - R.E.M., "You Are the Everything" - michaeldthomas

2. "Those hopes have turned to fears/you wonder where you are/without a little light, you know you won't get far" - Captain Tractor, "Not in This Town" - yendi

4. "Well, the darkness has a hunger that's insatiable/and lightness has a call that's hard to hear" - Indigo Girls, "Closer to Fine" - spacehawk

5. "Do you think we're gonna make it? I don't know unless we try/you could sit here scared to move or we could take them by surprise" - Dropkick Murphys, "The Gauntlet" - yendi

8. "I don't care what consequence it brings/I have been a fool for lesser things" - Billy Joel, "For the Longest Time" - aamcnamara

9. "There's a rising tide in the rivers of blood/but if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence" - Pop Will Eat Itself, "Ich Bin Ein Auslander" - jasmine_koran

10. "If you want to read the secret story written in your future/you better start to write it now" - Gaia Consort, "Secret of the Crossroads Devil" - k_crow

11. "She came out west to find the sun/she lost her name but found a new one" - Everclear, "Amphetamine" - silver_fish

12. "And now I'm in this clothing store, and the signs say less is more/more that's tight means more to see, more for them, not more for me" - Dar Williams, "When I Was a Boy" - spacehawk

13. "You got sirens for a welcome/there's bloodstain for your pain" - Duran Duran, "Wild Boys" - yendi

14. "And you know for a million years he has been your lover/he'll be a million more" - XTC, "Greenman" - sbisson

15. "Sun lights up the day time/moon lights up the night" - Peggy Lee, "Fever" - sealgair

16. "Like a photograph whose image is still changing/the letter that I never sent to you explaining/all I want is a place for my heart to belong" - Sophie B. Hawkins, "Strange Thing" - phenom_woman

17. "Pretty looking road/try to hold the rising floods that fill my skin" - Duran Duran, "Save a Prayer" - fangirl715

18. "Standing stretching every nerve/had to listen had no choice" - Peter Gabriel, "Solsbury Hill" - fangirl715

19. "I don't wanna touch you too much baby/'cause making love to you might drive me crazy" - Def Leppard, "Love Bites" - spacehawk

22. "Hey, my love, you came to me like wine comes to this mouth/grown tired of water all the time/you quench my heart and, oh, you quench my mind" - Dave Matthews Band, "Two-Step" - rubrchick

23. "River, river have mercy/take me down to the sea" - The Pogues, "Lorelai" - michaeldthomas

26th-Apr-2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
17: "Save a Prayer", Duran Duran

18: "Solisbury Hill", Peter Gabriel

I know I know some of the others, and it's going to drive me crazy when I find out what they are...

26th-Apr-2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
4. Indigo Girls, "Closer to Fine".
26th-Apr-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
12. Dar Williams, "When I Was A Boy."
26th-Apr-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 09:25 pm (UTC) - 12
Dar Williams, When I was a Boy

and I *know* 22 also, but can't place it.
26th-Apr-2013 09:26 pm (UTC) - Re: 12
You barely missed being the first to guess 12!
26th-Apr-2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
19. Def Leppard, "Love Bites."
26th-Apr-2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Argh I know 8 too, but I can't place it!
26th-Apr-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
#14 Duran Duran, Union of the Snake
26th-Apr-2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
8 is Billy Joel, "For the Longest Time".
26th-Apr-2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
1- You Are the Everything, R.E.M.

26th-Apr-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yep! :)
26th-Apr-2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
15 - Fever (Peggy Lee, among other versions…)
26th-Apr-2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
14. The Green Man, XTC.
26th-Apr-2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
5 -- The Gauntlet, Dropkick Murphys

13 -- Wild Boys, by Duran Duran, and all the folks who failed to get that one should hang their heads in shame and educate themselves about awesome music.
26th-Apr-2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
26th-Apr-2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
I knew 8 and I know 23 but can't place it... yet. Still thinking.
26th-Apr-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
10. Gaia Consort - Secret of the Crossroads Devil.
26th-Apr-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yep. :)
26th-Apr-2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
2 -- "Not in this town," Captain Tractor
26th-Apr-2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
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