The Random Lyrics Game

As seen at Srah’s.

Here are the rules…

1. Put your mp3 player or music player on your computer on random.
2. Post the first four lines from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song (Skip repeat artists).
3. Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.

So, let’s get going… leave your guesses in the comments and I will try to keep up with telling you when you were right. (Not sure how hard this will be, but try to stay away from Google.)

1. One and one-half wandering Jews
Free to wander wherever they choose
Are travelling together in the Sangre de Cristo
The Blood of Christ Mountains of New Mexico
Answered by Srah: Hearts and Bones by Paul Simon

2. I’ve got my work cut out with you
You tore bits out of me
Your carpet burns and bruises blue
And there for all to see

3. I’m gonna tell you what you need to hear
And I’m a little too late
By three or four years
And it may not make much sense

4. Lucretia walks into a room.
Because she does it’s not the same room
The one she wanted to be in
She says, „Everywhere I go, damn! There I am.“

5. Nobody inside
Could there be another world?
(I’ve got to) let nobody inside
Could there be another world?

6. Well I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
Yes I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky

7. Well they’re out in the yard
Said it took them all night
Over the hill on a prayer and a pill
To the fifth one down on the right

8. Do you ever think of me
When you’re through thinking of you
Do you ever think of when we met
Do I ever cross your mind

9. I’m just looking for someone
To have a good time with
I’m just looking for someone
To have a good time with

10. Red tail hawk circles the sky
School bus has come and gone and I have waved goodbye
Nothing new in the morning light
Nothing new â??cept another stop light (on the corner)

11. Johanna drove slowly into the city
The Hudson River all filled with snow
She spied the ring on his honorâ??s finger
Oh oh oh

12. Hello, tell me you know
Yeah, you figured me out
Something gave it away
And it would be such a beautiful moment

13. Day was dawning
Almost sounded like warning
Wind rushing through the trees almost roaring
Just see what Iâ??ve become

14. You give me that look that’s like laughing
With liquid in your mouth
Like you’re choosing between choking
And spitting it all out
Answered by Caitlin: Falling is Like This by Ani DiFranco

15. He said I’m a lover not a fighter
As he came into the room
The people clap and they laughed
And they handed him a broom

16. It takes a uniquely fucked up man to break his own heart
And the right girl at the wrong time to make him do it.
So if I am the guy and you’re the girl and the time is now,
Then I’m as broke as any man could be.

17. Help me out said the minnow to the trout
I was lost and found myself swimming in your mouth
Help me chief
I’ve got to plans for you and me

18. Didn’t I make you feel like you were the only man?
Didn’t I give you everything a woman possibly can?
But with all the love I give you it’s never enough
I’m gonna show you baby that a woman can be tough
Answered by Srah: Take Another Little Piece of my Heart by Janis Joplin/Dusty Springfield

19. City’s breaking down on a camel’s back,
They just have to go ‚cause they don’t know wack,
So all you fill the streets it’s appealing to see,
You wont get undercounted, ‚cos you’re damn as free
(Not sure about the lyrics, and the internet can’t agree on one version.)

20. You can tell me anything
You are a true exception in my life
It sounded like she said she was in love