Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Recycling Lyrics Into Clearly the Best New Song Ever

OK, so I may have forgotten to write a blog for today. I was scrambling for a little bit but then found this old note on my Facebook from years back. So we're going to do this.

Rules: Put your playlist on shuffle and write down the first 25 songs you get...

1. This is How It Happened (!HERO: The Rock Opera)
2. Goodbye May Seem Forever (The Fox and the Hound)
3. Joseph Dear Oh Joseph Mine (Mannheim Steamroller)
4. Buenos Aires (Evita)
5. When You're In My Arms (They're Playing Our Song)
6. Mercy Me (Aurora)
7. Hold On (Roko)
8. Sweet Darlin' (She & Him)
9. A Friend (Out of Eden)
10. You're the One That I Want (Grease)
11. Little Red Hat (110 in the Shade)
12. One Night Only (Dreamgirls)
13. Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne)
14. Country Grammar (Nelly)
15. Poor Robyn (James Marsters)
16. Help (Linda Eder, it's a Beatles cover)
17. Sailing With Russell (Chris Rice)
18. We Gotta Go (The Life)
19. Get Busy (Sean Paul)
20. The Promise (Plus One)
21. Dead Gay Son (Heathers)
22. Lost in the Wilderness (Children of Eden)
23. On the Open Road (A Goofy Movie)
24. Better (A Class Act)
25. Shut Up and Drive (Rihanna)

Now take the first line from the first song, the second line from the second song, third line from the third song, etc. and put them in order below to make your scrambled song. If the song doesn't have enough lines loop back to the beginning--like if you need the 22nd line but the song only has 15 lines, you start counting again with the first line as line 16 and end up using line 7.

#3 is an instrumental version of a song with lyrics, so I've included the traditional lyrics even though they don't sing it. I've also broken it up into... things that are vaguely verse-like.

I knew this assignment was different the first time I saw it
You looked at me needing me so
God reward both thee and thine
I get out here, Buenos Aires

You’re my melody
Holding my heart through it all
Hold on tonight
Just a little bit longer now

A friend is one who listens, always there for you
You're the one that I want
And then with a rush
So let's forget about chances, it's one night I will give
You're so fine, I want you mine, You're so delicious
Just to navigate it, wood decorated on chrome

Don't make me feel
Won't you please, please help me
When I'm sailing with Russell
But what about how good it was?
In a the club them want flex with us
His love is waiting patiently
They were not dirty

Hey, what've we got to lose, boy, when already we are 
When I see that highway, I could cry
Go improve on better
Get you where you wanna go, if you know what I mean

So that'll probably be a top 40 hit any day now.


  1. I just tried this and got the best verse ever:

    No song unsung, no wine untasted
    But we did take one fifteen minute break!
    Help me get my feet back on the ground
    Little Anya beware, Rasputin's awake!