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Lyric meme answers

Meep, it's about time I get around to giving these answers I suppose, for anyone interested. 14/25 were correctly guessed - I'm not sure what that says about me and my tastes.

1) Those neon eyes make Mom and Dad think that we've lost our minds, / they're just terrified of all new things.

This would be "Opticon," by Orgy, guessed by nobody.

2) Te sun, sa-ti spun, ce simt acum,/ Alo, iubirea mea, sunt eu, fericirea.

Again guessed by nobody, but in this case quite understandable - "Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone. (You know, the Numa Numa song accompanying that one video? Yeah, that one. And I'm totally hooked on it now.) To be fair, I doubt I'd get it by looking at just these lyrics either... but the only ones that are really recognizable are a dead giveaway.

3) I let him slip away. / He's looking for that home, and I hope he finds it.

"Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin, as guessed by leighdb

4) Is there something you lack / when I'm flat on my back, / is there something that I could do for you?

This would be from "Stutter" by Elastica, which I was introduced to by a guy I used to be in a band with. In retrospect, I guess it's a bit obscure.

5) Fukitondeyuku fuukei korogaruyooni maee / Kurushimagire demo hyoutekiwa mou minogasanai

No one got "READY STEADY GO" by L'Arc-en-Ciel. AKA, one of the theme songs from Fullmetal Alchemist. Unfortunately, again the only really recognizable lyrics from the song I suppose are the ones that are a complete dead giveaway.

6) Downtown, where the cabs don't stop. / Downtown, where the food is slop.

This is the number "Skid Row" from the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Sung by, um, the cast, and guessed first by scifantasy

7) Once I had the rarest rose / that ever deigned to bloom. / Cruel winter chilled the bud / and stole my flower too soon.

The one that seemed familiar but no one quite got was "Love Song for a Vampire" by Annie Lennox. This was from Bram Stoker's Dracula, a few(?) years back. (Please don't tell me just how many years back, I'm feeling old as it is.)

8) Gypsy, sitting looking pretty / a broken rose with laughing eyes.

And again, no one knew "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" by Def Leppard. *sigh* I'm heartbroken.

9) Well I guess you didn't know it / but I'm a fiddle player too / and if you care to make a dare / I'll make a bet with you.

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia," by Charlie Daniels and also guessed by scifantasy, who apparently shares at least some musical taste with leighdb.

10) Dare yori mo atsui jounetsu o mune ni sakasetai / Tooi yume sae mo terashidasu doko ni ite mo.

If anyone had correctly guessed "To the Light" sung by Hattan Amika from the anime Star Ocean EX, I may have collapsed from shock on the spot. (As a quick note, I'm getting the singer's name from a lyrics sheet on the web, but I had thought offhand that it was somebody else.)

11) A dark angel of sin / preying deep from within / Come take me in.

And this, embarrassingly, is from "A Touch of Evil" by Judas Priest. One of those few songs from the hair band days that I'm embarrassed to still like. Most of the rest, I've either moved past, or am still perfectly willing to admit that I enjoy.

12) We've been wand'ring all the night / and some time of this day. / Now returning back again, / we bring a garland gay.

This is from "The Mummer's Dance" by Loreena McKennitt, which leighdb knew.

13) And nobody seems to know where you go. / And what does it mean? / Oh, is it a dream?

I guess few people like folksy music these days, like "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkle. (This is also from the animated movie version of Watership Down, for those interested.)

14) And you think that love is only / for the lucky and the strong

pokeypenguin knew that this was from "The Rose," by the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler.

15) And the sun slips down bedding heavy behind / the front of your dress all shadowy lined, / the droning engine throbs in time with your beating heart.

Although she didn't seem sure of the title, desdenova correctly guessed "The Chauffeur" by Duran Duran.

16) The game of life is hard to play. / I'm gonna lose it anyway. / The losing card I'll some day lay, / so this is all I have to say.

cirith_ungol wandered in from a post elsewhere and got "Suicide is Painless" from M*A*S*H at the last minute. I really didn't expect this one to go unanswered so long, but I was wrong.

17) Missed the bus and there'll be hell to pay, / I'm late for work again.

"Thank You," by Dido, and known by leighdb. Sadly enough (and believe me, as far as I'm concerned it's very sadly), I was first exposed to this song by Eminem via samples.

18) qu'est-ce que tu vas chercher? / Le bien par le mal? / La vertue par le vice?

This is Sadeness Part One by Enigma. desdenova knew the band/duo, but leighdb got the title right.

19) I recall a box of rags that someone gave us, / and how my Mamma put the rags to use.

Now, I know a lot of y'all don't like country music on the whole (and I'll join you in that), but I thought that someone would know "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton.

20) I think back to the times / when dreams were what mattered, / tough talking youth naivete.

"Wasted Time" by Skid Row. One of those aforementioned hair bands that I'm not ashamed to still like, damnit, even if I'm alone in that...

21) Say you'll share with me / one love, one lifetime. / Lead me, save me / from my solitude.

For a little while I didn't think that anyone was going to get "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera, but texas_tiger came to the rescue. Phew!

22) Temptation heat beats like a drum / Deep in your veins, I will not lie

Coming from the Lost Boys soundtrack, this is "Cry Little Sister," sung by Gerard McMann. leighdb also knew this one.

23) And the wonder of it all / is that you just don't realize / how much I love you.

scifantasy also guessed "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton. I <3 this song. It was nominated to be our prom theme, but lost out by a landslide to "End of the Road" by Boys 2 Men. Ugh. Heathens.

24) Don't think you're having all the fun, / you know me, I hate everyone.

Although I had considered going with something easier like Head Like A Hole or Closer, luckily nubule knew "Wish" from Nine Inch Nails, anyhow.

25) The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast. / I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest.

desdenova wrapped up the list by pegging "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting. What does it say about me that I have so many vampire-ish songs on my list, I wonder? I didn't even realize how many were there until I had the list up. Oh well, good songs, anyhow.

Well, looks like that wraps things up. So, should I even ask what this says about my tastes? ^^;;

Edit: Put things under a cut, because I hadn't originally realized just how long this entry is.
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