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Monday lyrics

Some silliness to start the week—guess the song based on the first line(s) (source: iPod five-star playlist, shuffled and re-arranged as it amused me). Answers tomorrow.

  1. I walked twenty blocks to your favorite bakery, to pick you up a little treat / I know you're not an early riser, after a long night on your feet
  2. It's one-thirty in the morning but that's all right by me
  3. You don't have to prove your manhood to me constantly / I know you're the man can't you see
  4. Fantasies of violence, breaking bottles on the wall
  5. It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank
  6. You said to never ever come back; I wasn't sure exactly what you meant by that / I know that we have had some problems, but I've got solutions in my head
  7. There's blood in my mouth 'cause I've been biting my tongue all week / I keep on talking trash but I never say anything
  8. Gone, she's gone, how do you feel about it? / That's what I thought, you're real torn up about it
  9. Well tell me do you think it'd be all right, if I could just crash here tonight
  10. Watch an eyeball take a free fall / at the mention of a name / in its socket like a rocket / rises just the same

Edit: now with extra lyrics for the unguessed and difficult ones.


2. Counting Crows, "Why Should You Come When I Call?"
9. Gin Blossoms, "Hey Jealousy."

Yah, I'm a clear demographic.

Good work!

Only problem is, I am the most earwormable person I know, so now I'll be wandering around all day singing under my breath, "If you don't expect too much from me, you'll never be let down."

"You might not be let down," I believe, and sorry for the earworm! There are far worse songs, at least (and more ear-wormy on that list, too).

You're right, that's the lyric. Morning brain.

But yes, there are worse songs to have in my head. And my brain is also likely to go on to more Gin Blossoms and/or Counting Crows, so I can indirectly blame you if I'm singing "The Long December," even if you might not even like that song. (I do like both Gin Blossoms and Counting Crows, so it's not too bad for "blame.")

(4) Cats Laughing, "For It All"

Certainly, and the only song that people might get even if they haven't heard it (though I'm sure you have).

And the only song on the list I recognized--and thanks, I like that one (I've got both the Cats Laughing and Flash Girls versions).

I've not heard the Flash Girls version--what's it like?

The Cats Laughing version is a great example of the way that I cannot imagine music no matter how well it's described--that version is very accurately described by the passages in _War for the Oaks_, but the first time I heard it played, I was still surprised by how it sounded, because I can't form mental impressions of music without hearing it.

Heard it? I've played it.

Aw, wicked cool. Where, when, with who?

Armadillocon, 1992 I think, Saturday night dance. On stage was Steve Gould and Rory Harper's then-band "Los Blues Guys," Emma was the writer GoH and joining them for various vocals, and I was guest guitar guy.

#3 is The Pogues and Kristy MacCool, The Fairytale of New York.

Perhaps the greatest Christmas song ever, IMHO.

Care to revise the number you're citing?

3, 5, close enough for Monday in the AM....

#5 it is.

And I'm 0 for 10; wrong demographic, I fear (besides, I've never been able to decipher most rock lyrics; god bless bands that print them on the album jacket).

I have a hard time with the Pogues' vocalist; terrible to have that chorus stuck in your head when you're not entirely sure what the words are!

I only know "Hey Jealousy", and someone already got that.

Great song.

This shuffle did skew a bit recent, I have to say.

To be fair, #1, #6 and #10 never acheived any widespread popularity (that I know of). It took me a while to come up with #7, and #3 and #8 don't really ring any bells.

(I don't feel right identifying the ones I do know, since I'm the one who got the tracks in the first place...)

I recently acquired #3 and #8, so while you've heard them, I'm not surprised they didn't ring any bells.

I didn't even know if #6 and #10 were released as singles, since I heard them on your CDs/mix tapes.

I think I'll see if I can add lines to the unguessed ones without actually giving the song titles away.