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It may be a meme, it may just be something people are doing... uhm... Anyway.
Go on, work out what songs these lyrics come from and, um, I'll be ya best friend. Maybe there'll be a prize in it for someone. I just wanted to post some song lyrics really. I'd rather just hum the tunes or tell you the chord changes - that's usually more what I pay attention because I am musician scum and not very good at picking up/remembering those word-things. Nevertheless, there are plenty of lyrics that mean a lot to me.

I could be mean and put in people like Hood, who never publish their lyrics, or Can, with Damo Suzuki's almost-incomprehensible improvised lyrics, but I decided that would just be silly. So, mostly this isn't too obscure, I'm hoping!

I'm screening comments for a little while just so you don't get to read other people's answers ;) I'll let this go for a few days, or maybe up to a week depending on whether there's much response. [Oh and note: If I reply to you, I'm then re-screening the comments, so that hopefully you get my reply emailed but it's still not visible - yet!]

So here goes:
Edit - the answers are up now, here

1. Do you have another opinion?
2. ...She said that you gave it to her/ That night that you planned to go clear/ Did you ever go clear?
3. Listening to you reminds me of a motor's endless drone, and how the deaf are so damn lucky
4. The boy said "Dad they're going to take me to task/ but I'll be back by Christmas"
5. ...We danced the hora/ till we vomited blood...
6. "Tu t'appelles comment?" - "Melody" - "Melody comment?"
7. So hard to believe that he only 19
8. Without a universal law there is no gravity/ without gravity there is no atmosphere/ without an atmosphere there is no chance at life/ and with no chance at life... I don't exist
8. With their nine inch nails and little fascists panties tucked inside the heart of every nice girl
9. We got a lot to talk about/ We got a lot to try out
10. Betty came by on her way/ said she has a word to say/ about things today/ and fallen leaves
11. Born of the river/ Born of its ever-changing, never-changing murky water
12. Oh yeah. The world's turned upside down/ Jimmy Finn is out
13. ...and it's the same the whole world 'round. The hurt I see helps to compound, that...

Date: 2005-12-27 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninebelow.livejournal.com
4) Shipbuilding - Robert Wyatt or Elvis Costello or loads of other people

Date: 2005-12-28 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frogworth.livejournal.com
Well done :) by Elvis, and I do very slightly prefer his version to Robert Wyatt's also wonderful one.
Speaking of which, I'm going to see E Costello & the Brodsky Quartet performing the Juliet Letters and some other stuff @ the Sydney Festival in a few weeks - wahoo!

I hope this reply doesn't unscreen your comment!

Date: 2005-12-27 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kineticfactory.livejournal.com
2: Leonard Cohen, "Famous Blue Raincoat"
5: A Silver Mt. Zion, "Movie (Never Made)"
6 is Serge Gainsbourg's "Ballade de Melody Nelson" perhaps?

Date: 2005-12-28 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frogworth.livejournal.com
Very good with the Silver Mt Zion! 6 I'll pay you with - it's actually either "Melody" or "Cargo Culte" - take your pick ;)

Date: 2005-12-28 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bizza.livejournal.com
1. is Pixies' Mr Grieves.
2. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat.
8. Tori Amos - Precious Things.
10. Nick Drake - Way To Blue.

tim.

Date: 2005-12-28 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frogworth.livejournal.com
Splendid effort sir. There'll be a couple of others you probably know. Interesting that the respondents so far have mainly got different ones, and there are a couple that will probably end up unidentified by anyone...

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