Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Some Song Lyric Game Hints

I'm going to take the unguessed songs and give you guys some hints for them. I'll identify the genre it came from, and for the songs that have been partly guessed but the artist hasn't been identified yet, I'll give you a clue about the artist. For songs that haven't been guessed at all, I'll see if there's a more easily identifiable part of the song I can add to the original quote, like the chorus or something with the title in it. (But don't start leaving guesses like, "Well, that song is probably called [whatever] because that's what was in the quote." That's boring.)

Let's see if this helps any of you get a couple more.

So here goes:

2. A new life, what I wouldn't give to have a new life.
It's probably not going to get any easier than that. It's a showtune.

4. I'm a walking contradiction, my ambition, my addiction, it turns me on.
Quote 2: Unfiltered, unglued, yeah, I'm so uncensored, I'm right on target, just left of center.
This is an unreleased song by a pop singer.

GUESSED! 5. Well, the world is facin' problems, gettin' bigger every day, we got a greenhouse over Texas and recession's on the way.
Quote 2: We don't care whose a** we kick if we're ever all alone, we just stand in front of a mirror and try to kick our own.
This is... a song from a comedy TV show.

6. I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.
I'm sure the rest of this won't be helpful... but the lyrics come from Shakespeare.

*7. You have to understand the way I am, mein herr.
Quote 2: Bye bye, mein leiber herr, farewell, mein leiber herr, it was a fine affair but now it's over.

*8. You'd never recognize the room. The pictures all have different frames now.
Quote 2: I've thrown out every souvenir. Yes, there've been changes made since you stayed here.

9. On that sunny day, didn't know I'd meet such a beautiful girl walking down the street.
Quote 2: Senorita, I feel for you, you deal with things that you don't have to.
This is pop stuff.

11. I spend most every day selling myself, calling people on the phone.
Quote 2: Girl, I got to let my mind run free with my jumpy bean, little jumpy bean, with my sweet little Columbian jumpy jumpy jumpy jumpy bean.
This is... nope, nobody's going to get this. It's a barely-known song by a barely-known band.

GUESSED! 12. All alone by the table of food in my wrinkled suit and my borrowed tie.
Quote 2: It's no fair, it's no fun if every time it's gonna end the same way, me zero, big bad world one.
This artist is most known for geek rock stuff.

PARTLY GUESSED! *13. For you, there'll be no more crying. For you, the sun will be shining.
The song is "Songbird." This is a pop cover from the past few years.

PARTLY GUESSED! *17. Macavity's a mystery cat, he's called the Hidden Paw.
The song is "Macavity" from Cats. It's a cover from a musical theater girl.

*19. One less bell to answer, one less egg to fry.
There's no better quote to give you than this one. Sorry.

21. We start the story when Mom met Dad and they danced all night and he took her home.
Quote 2: Each cell has a nucleus, each nucleus has chromosomes, and DNA, baby, that spells DNA.
Geek rock stuff.

22. This is the one situation I wanted most to avoid.
No better quote than this one, really. It's a showtune.

PARTLY GUESSED! *23. Sitting here, eating my heart out waiting, waiting for some lover to call.
Quote 2: I want some hot stuff, baby, this evening, I need some hot stuff, baby, tonight.
The song has been guessed ("Hot Stuff"), but not the artist. It's an American Idol singer.

24. I can't feel you, I can't feel you, I can't hear you, I can't speak 'cause love don't stink, love don't stink, love don't stink like that cottage cheese.
There's no better quote than this because the entire song is equally unlikely to be heard. It comes from a movie soundtrack.

PARTLY GUESSED! *25. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light.
The song is, obviously, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It's a Christian rock band cover.

26. I remember begging my mom for these Z. Cavarriccis, with a striped genera shirt just to rock with these brutinis.
Quote 2: Oh, we've made it this far and there's no turning back now with all of this joy deep inside.
It's a Christian song.

27. Usually in the morning, I'm filled with sweet belonging and everything is beautiful to see.
Quote 2: Sometimes I feel like a sad song, like I'm all alone without you.
Folky stuff.

*28. I guess I'm not too good at keeping love alive for long.
Quote 2: Next time you fall in love, it better be with me, the way it used to be.

29. Ich bin Dur und ich bin Moll, ich bin Akkord und ich bin Melodie.
Quote 2: Ich bin, Ich bin Musik.
German showtune. Heh.

31. Let's dance, put on your red shoes and dance the blues.
Not sure there's a better quote for this one. This is... 1980s pop/rock.

GUESSED! *34. I don't know you, but I want you all the more for that.

PARTLY GUESSED! 35. To test this gold for its worth is the same as testing me, and the fire burns easily today.
The song title has been guessed as "Anything Genuine," but the original artist hasn't been guessed.

*36. Sooner or later you're gonna be mine, sooner or later you're gonna be fine.
There's no better quote than this. This is a song from a movie soundtrack.

PARTLY GUESSED! *37. Because the world is round, it turns me on.
The song is "Because." This version is a movie cover.

PARTLY GUESSED! 38. Alone in the valley, I cry for you to fill me with your peace.
The artist for this has been guessed - it's Rebecca St. James. But this is probably the best quote I could use.

42. What a gyp! This such a rip-off. Every time she sneers at me, I wanna rip her upper lip off.
Quote 2: The good news is I'm here in New York where solvency may await, the bad news is the good news ain't so great.
It's a showtune.

43. Forgive me, for I did not know, 'cause I was just a boy, you were so much more.
Quote 2: So when you've got no other choice, you know you can follow my voice through the dark turns and noise of this wicked little town.

GUESSED! 44. Shed no tears for me, there'll be rain enough today.
Quote 2: I won't say I've never felt the pain, but I am not a stranger to the rain.

46. Some of my old friends are here, the light isn't good but their outlines are clear.
There's really no better quote than this one. Not sure what the song itself is, but it's sung by a musical theater guy.

PARTLY GUESSED! 48. When the years have all come and gone, they'll find beneath the ground our two bodies joined as one, showing how we were bound.
Quote 2: Dance my Esmeralda, sing my Esmeralda. Dance just one more time for me. You know I'll die for love of you.
This is the English version of a French showtune. We've established it's from Notre-Dame de Paris, now all I need is the song title.

GUESSED! *50. Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless. Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless.
Quote 2: Angels have no thought of ever returning you, would they be angry if I thought of joining you, gloomy Sunday.
It's a cover version of an old song... and one of the most depressing songs in the entire world.


  1. 12 is JoCo, I don't know the actual title but the chorus tagline is "Me zero, big bad world one."

    50 is Gloomy Sunday... I'm guessing the Sarah McLaughlin cover? The original was Billie Holliday right?

    1. You got it! I'll give you #12 since you clearly know the song - "Big Bad World One" is its title.

      #50 is indeed the Sarah McLachlan version of "Gloomy Sunday."

  2. Ohhh is the Rebecca St. James one "Mirror"?

    1. LOL, it is not. You're still on the right album, though. The name of the song is actually in the quote I gave you.