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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 01:51 pm
lyrics meme update

At this point I suppose my main hope is fresh LJ-friends pay attention to the meme, as it's mostly the songs known by fewer people that are left. ;-) I'll just edit this version from now on.

Italicized ones are answered, but the answers are hidden under the cut.

Titles and artists/albums sought:

3. You think you're denying me of something
well, i've got plenty
you're the one who's missing out
but you won't notice

4. Roy rode into Houston on the 15th of July
they brought him in to help clean up the town
He worked the Exxon building down at 21st and Main
from the 42nd floor down to the ground


5. Shall I shy down? that's boring. snoring
I'd like to teach me to sing in perfect harmony
And I'd like to change the world.
It's easier than changing me


(I recognize this song by the sound, not the lyrics, myself, but it's also obscure)

6. People pointing, finger-painting the world
Leaving me their silouette on my life
And I'm filling in the negative space with
positively everything

8. Thursday afternoon you cast a shadow 'round my room. The breeze moved the curtains and lifted my perfume into the air and danced with lazy curls in your hair. The sun was in the sky like pink champagne and it glistened in your eyes all day.

(I googled this and apparently it doesn't have line breaks.)

10. Swaz hie gat umbe
daz sint allez megede
die wellent an man
alle disen sumer gan


(and all of a sudden I'm one of the top google hits for some forms of these lyrics)

12. Well you like what you're given
a lot of us are standing in line
and you find that you're missing
what others thought you had all the time

13. I don't care what shirt you wear
And I don't want you to know my show
You make me feel so nice
Get off your horse and kiss me... twice

16. Little children did I tell you how the mockingbird
Called the animals together tried to say a few words
But the squirrels began to chatter and the bees began to buzz
Just the way it is just the way it was

24. Jerry's got a squeeze box
Johnny got a big drum
Tonight we'll play some music and have fun!

26. It's a crime to fall in love
Heart and mind, and soul in love
It's a crime to fall in love
So hard, so hard

28. Lumina, come and wrap around me
Lumina, take me through the snow

Eve took a train, Eve took a train
Went to see her man
Melting inside, melting away
Like butter in the pan

29. 4:15 Friday afternoon (Friday afternoon)
I took a trip on a train (Took a trip on a train)
On a train to you (Took a trip on a train)

30. I guess I'm fortunate
For you to be on my mind

I guess I'm fortunate
For you to be so kind

33. Open mine eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth thou hast for me
Open mine eyes, illumine me
Spirit divine

What do you do for your living?
Are you forgiving, giving shelter?


37. When we wore a heart of stone
we wandered to the sea
Hoping to find some comfort there
yearning to feel free


38. In a forest pitch dark
glowed the tiniest spark
It burst into flame
like me, like me

previous meme post


4. Window-Washing Cowboy, Da Vinci's Notebook
5. Shine, Carbon Leaf
10. 9th movement(?) Uf dem Anger: Swaz hie gat umbe, Carmina Burana
33. Song of the Soul, Cris Williamson
37. Drawn to the Rhythm, Sarah McLachlan

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jenelope
jenelope
jenelope
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)

37. Drawn to the Rhythm, Sarah McLachlan


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)

Yay! Yes indeed. I have an out of print live album version, and I loff it so.


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juliansinger
juliansinger
Kate
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)

Waiiiiit. Is #33 'Song of the Soul'? As in, Chris Williamson? Well, shit, I'm now a Bad Bryn Mawrter for not having thought of that.

(Don't know any of the others offhand.)


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)

Yay!!!! That was one of the ones I didn't know if anyone at all would get. You have undone my prediction from the first post. :)

Do Mawrtyrs sing Song of the Soul? That's delightful. I thought it marked me as someone who listens to old-skool dyke music. But no, I can pretend it means I went to BM. ;-)

Seriously, it's a lovely song and I'm glad it gets sung.


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juliansinger
juliansinger
Kate
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)

Yeah. Sometimes it's one of the official class songs, sometimes it's not and people just sing it as one of those...songs you sing a lot. (Like 'Vine and Fig Tree' or whatever the actual name is.)

It's really quite gorgeous. (And enthusiastic!)


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kathrynt
kathrynt
Kathryn
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)

#10 is Carmina Burana. If I had gotten around to buying the score, I would be able to tell you which movement. I think #7 though.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)

Ah, then I shall give it to you and lignota together. I have one numbering that calls it #9, and so does the recording I ripped, so I'll go with that.


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kathrynt
kathrynt
Kathryn
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)

IT does show up twice. . .


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)

... in different movements? I thought it was twice in the same movement separated by another bit.


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kathrynt
kathrynt
Kathryn
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)

Hm, my old score showed it in two different movements, but that could have been a numbering artifact.


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lignota
lignota
L'Ignota
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)

*blink* Oh, so you wanted the number? I didn't understand what more information you wanted, since I gave you the piece and composer and, as far as I know, the first line is the title.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)

A reasonable reading of my comment! I didn't write that clearly at all. Kathryn seemed interested in movement number, and I think the answer there is 9. I was going for... Uf dem Anger plus the first line, which is what I wrote up in the answers section. Though really I should know better than to trust the CDDB for classical pieces.

It's just that Kathryn (and Emma who hasn't chimed in) were my hopes for that name, as they performed it more recently than I have. So when she didn't know it I figured my chances of a better answer than yours were slim. ;-)


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rosefox
rosefox
Rose Fox
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)

4 is DVN, of course.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)

But yes. Do you know the title as well?
*edits original post*


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rosefox
rosefox
Rose Fox
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)

Window-washin' cowboy
Make 'em shiny clean
Windex and a squeegee in your hand
You'll never find another love
Like your sweet Marie
From Abilene down to the Rio Grande


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rosefox
rosefox
Rose Fox
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)

(I have the damn thing stuck in my head now.)


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)

Heh. If it's any consolation I'm right there with you, iPodding it at the moment.

I had an auditory hallucination that this was a song by The Bobs, with the highest voice being a female Bob. But I am reassured that it is in fact Richard "Bob" Greene doing the narration, so I do have some excuse.


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miss_chance
miss_chance
Chance
Sat, Jun. 10th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)

Well I know number 13 from the German movie Bandits which is _not_ the same one that came out a few years ago in the US, but rather the one about women from a prison rock-band that make a break for it. It's totally hot in that movie. I don't know any earlier origins for it, though.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Sat, Jun. 10th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)

Yup! And except for the songs you recognize in that movie (All Along the Watchtower, Ain't Nobody's Business), the German folksong they rock out on, and the closing song Catch Me (originally Hobart Paving by Saint Etienne), the actresses wrote the songs and really played the instruments, though they had some backup pro guitar players in the mix too.

So that's what it's from.

I got a little obsessed with the drummer, Katja Riemann. The others are hot too. :)


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rmd
rmd
regis
Sat, Jun. 10th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)

bandits ruled.


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andyt
andyt
Andy
Mon, Jun. 12th, 2006 08:14 am (UTC)

#5 is Carbon Leaf. "Shine", I think, though I don't have the music files to listen to and double check (I'm in Minneapolis at the moment). Is your version off Echo Echo or 5 Alive? :)


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Mon, Jun. 12th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)

Yes, Shine it is. I couldn't tell you which album I was quoting from, I have them both. :)


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