The answers to Monday's guess the lyrics post, with audio samples for some of the more recent songs.
All samples are MP3 exported at 64KB, very roughly one minute and 500 KB.
- 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 — Chuck Prophet, "Just to See You Smile" (sample). A happy catchy little song.
- It's one-thirty in the morning but that's all right by me — Counting Crows, "Why Should You Come When I Call?" The only song I like off Hard Candy. Id'ed by mrissa.
- You don't have to prove your manhood to me constantly / I know you're the man can't you see / I love you righteously — Lucinda Williams, "Righteously." I haven't listened to all of the album yet, but I love the way this song manages a sharp-edged drawl.
- Fantasies of violence, breaking bottles on the wall — Cats Laughing, "For It All," a.k.a. that song from Emma Bull's novel War for the Oaks. Id'ed by pnh and redbird.
- It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank — The Pogues (with Kristy MacCool), "Fairytale of New York." High up on the "earwormy Christmas songs" list, or just "earwormy songs" period. Id'ed by prince_eric.
- 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 / So I jumped out the window, and down the fire escape — Bowling for Soup, "Out the Window" (sample). The band better known for the "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" song, but I prefer this one. Energetic and catchy.
- 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 — Rilo Kiley, "Portions for Foxes," a.k.a. the "Touching leads to talking / talking leads to sex / and then there is no mystery left" song (sample).
- Gone, she's gone, how do you feel about it? / That's what I thought, you're real torn up about it — Rachel Yamagata, "Worn Me Down" (sample), with a shout-out to leighdb. To me this is kind of halfway between the Lucinda Williams and the Rilo Kiley songs.
- Well tell me do you think it'd be all right, if I could just crash here tonight — Gin Blossoms, "Hey Jealousy." Several weeks ago, I realized that from the very first time I heard this song, it's always made me happier. I think that's as good a criteria for "favorite song" as any. Id'ed by mrissa and lilairen.
- Watch an eyeball take a free fall / at the mention of a name / in its socket like a rocket / rises just the same — Buffalo Tom, "Sodajerk," a.k.a. the song where I run out of one-liners. Chad really likes this one too, maybe he'll have something to say.