The Lyric Game!

The rules are simple! I will kick us off with a song. The following poster will post lyrics with one word in common with my song. And so on.

For example:

My post:
Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way!

Your post:
Well the weather outside is frightful
And inside it’s so delightful
So as long as we’ve no place to go
Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow!

With snow being the common word. Bold the word that is common to the previous post.

Creativity is a plus for this game. Do try to stay away from common words like “is”. Add the artist and title to your post so that we can look up artists we haven’t heard of and whatnot.

And…that’s it. Remember, you’re posting lyrics with one word in common with the –previous- post and bolding that common word.

So let’s begin!

One by one, the guests arrive
The guests are coming through
The open-hearted many
The broken-hearted few
And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows why the wine is flowing
Oh love I need you
I need you
I need you
I need you
Oh . . . I need you now
And those who dance, begin to dance
Those who weep begin
And "Welcome, welcome" cries a voice
"Let all my guests come in."
And no one knows where the night is going ...

The Guests
Leonard Cohen

Sarah 18 years ago
Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Horses

Toby Keith Featuring Willie Nellson

Well a man, come on
Six o'clock news
Says somebody been shot
Somebody's been abused
Somebody blew up a building
Somebody stole their car
Somebody got away
Somebody didn't get too far, yeah
They didn't get too far

Grandpappy told my pappy
Back in my day, son
A man had to answer
For the wicked thing he done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree
Round up all of them bad boys
And hang 'em high in the street
For all the people to see

And justice is the one thing
You should always find
You gotta saddle up your boys
You gotta draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles
We'll sing a victory tune
And we'll all meet back
At the local saloon

We'll raises up our glasses
Against evil forces
Singing, "Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses!"

We got too many gangsters
Doing dirty deeds
Too much corruption
And crime in the streets
It's time the long arm of the law
Put a few more in the ground
Send them all to their Maker
And he'll set them on down
You can bet, He'll set 'em down

Cause justice is the one thing
You should always find
You gotta saddle up your boys
You gotta draw a hard line
When the gunsmoke settles
We'll sing a victory tune
And we'll all meet back
At the local saloon

And we'll raise up our glasses
Against evil forces
Singing, "Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses!"
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses!

You know justice is the one thing
You should always find
You gotta saddle up your boys
You gotta draw a hard line
When the gunsmoke settles
We'll sing a victory tune
And we'll all met back
At the local saloon

We'll raise up our glasses
Against evil forces
Singing, "Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses!"
Singing ,"Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses!'
Droggen 18 years ago
Whiskey Lullabye: Brad Paisley

She put him out like the burning end of a midnight cigarette.
She broke his heart: He spent his whole life trying to forget.
We watched him drink his pain away, a little at a time,
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind,

Until the night:
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger.
And finally drank away her memory.
Life is short, but this time it was bigger,
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees.
We found him with his face down in the pillow,
With a note that said: "I'll love her till I die."
And when we buried him beneath the willow,
The angels sang a whiskey lullabye.
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la.
La la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.

The rumours flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself.
For years and years, she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath.
She finally drank her pain away, a little at a time,
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind.

Until the night:
She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger.
And finally drank away his memory.
Life is short, but this time it was bigger,
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees.
We found her with her face down in the pillow,
Clinging to his picture for dear life.
We laid her next to him beneath the willow,
While the angels sang a whiskey lullabye.
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la.
La la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la.

La la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.



Thought i would be fun and find a song with the same common sang as above.
Mai 18 years ago
She talks to Angels - Black Crows

She never mentions the word addiction
In certain company
Yes, she’ll tell you she’s an orphan
After you meet her family

She paints her eyes as black as night, now
Pulls those shades down tight
Yeah, she gives a smile when the pain comes,
The pain’s gonna make everything alright

Says she talks to angels,
They call her out by her name
She talks to angels,
Says they call her out by her name

She keeps a lock of hair in her pocket
She wears a cross around her neck
Yes, the hair is from a little boy
And the cross is someone she has not met, not yet

Says she talks to angels,
Says they all know her name
Oh yeah, she talks to angels,
Says they call her out by her name

She don’t know no lover,
None that I ever seen
Yes, to her that ain’t nothing
But to me, yeah me,
It’s everything

She paints her eyes as black as night now
She pulls those shades down tight
Oh yeah, there’s a smile when the pain comes,
The pain’s gonna make everything alright, alright yeah

She talks to angels,
Says they call her out by her name
Oh yeah, yeah, angels
Call her out by her name
Oh, angels
They call her out by her name
Oh, she talks to angels
They call her out
Yeah, they call her out
Don’t you know that they call her out by her name
Dia 18 years ago
Big & Rich - Holy Water


Somewhere there's a stolen halo
I use to watch her wear it well
Everything would shine wherever she would go
But looking at her now you'd never tell

Someone ran away with her innocence
A memory she can't get out of her head
I can only imagine what she's feeling
When she's praying
Kneeling at the edge of her bed

And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me like holy water
Holy water

She wants someone to call her angel
Someone to put the light back in her eyes
She's looking through the faces
The unfamiliar places
She needs someone to hear her when she crys

And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me like holy water
Holy water

She just needs a little help
To wash away the pain she's felt
She wants to feel the healing hands
Of someone who understands

And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me
And she says take me away
And take me farther
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me like holy water
Holy water
Verileah 18 years ago
Imagine
John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.
Mai 18 years ago
Bawitdaba ~ Kid Rock

Bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the
boogy

My name is KIIIIIIIID, Kid Rock

Bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the
boogy

And this is for the questions that don't have any answers
The midnight glancers and the topless dancers
The candid freaks, cars packed with speakers
The G's with the forties and the chicks with beepers
The Northern Lights and the Southern Comfort
And it don't even matter if the veins are punctured
All the crackheads, the critics, the cynics
And all my heros at the Methodone Clinic
All you bastards at the IRS
For the crooked cops and the cluttered desks
For the shots of jack and the caps of meth
Half pints of love and the fifths of stress
For the hookers all tricking out in Hollywood
And for my hoods of the world misunderstood
I said it's all good and it's all in fun
Now get in the pit and try to love someone

Bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the
boogy


For the timebombs ticking and the heads that hang
All the gangs getting money and the heads that bang bang
Wild mustangs and porno flicks
All my homies in the county in cell block six
The grits when there ain't enough eggs to cook
And for DB Cooper and the money he took
You can look for answers but that ain't fun
Now get in the pit and try to love someone

what,what,what,what,what
what,what,what,what,what

Bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the
boogy

For the love, and for the hate
And for the peace.... WARRRRRRRRRRRR

Bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the
boogy
Mai 18 years ago
Adding another since I seemed to have killed it with the last one.

Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra


I was five and he was six,
we rode on horses made of sticks.
He wore black and I wore white,
he would allways win the fight.

Bang Bang,
He shot me down
Bang Bang,
I hit the ground
Bang Bang,
That awfull sound
Bang Bang,
My baby shot me down.

Seasons came and changed the time,
when i grew up i called him mine.
He would allways laugh and say,
remember when we used to play.

Bang Bang,
I shot you down
Bang Bang,
You hit the ground
Bang Bang,
I used to shoot you down.

Music played and people said,
just for me the churchbells rang.

Now he's gone,
I dont know why.
And till this day,
sometimes i cry.
He didn't even say goodbye,
he didnt take the time to lie.

Bang Bang,
He shot me down
Bang Bang,
I hit the ground
Bang Bang,
That awfull sound
Bang Bang,
My baby shot me down.
Calimaryn 18 years ago
Ice Cream - Sarah McLachlan

your love is better than ice cream
better than anything else that i've tried
and your love is better than ice cream
everyone here knows how to fight

and it's a long way down
it's a long way down
it's a long way down to the place where we've started from

your love is better than chocolate
better than anything else that i've tried
and oh love is better than chocolate
everyone here knows how to cry

and it's a long way down
it's a long way down
it's a long way down to the place where we've started from
do do do....
Verileah 18 years ago
Dido, Isobel

I thought it was funny when you missed the train
When I rang you at home they said you left yesterday
I thought it was strange when your car was found
by the tree in Ennis where we used to hang around

Dear Isobel
I hope you're well and what you've done is right
Oh it's been such hell
I wish you well and hope you're safe tonight

It's been a long day coming and long will it last
when it's last day leaving, and I'm helping it pass
by loving you more

And who he would become, all the things he'd have done
would he have loved you, and not let you down
and would he be stronger than his father
don't punish yourself, leave it well alone

Dear Isobel
I hope you're well and what you've done is right
Oh it's been such hell
I wish you well and hope you're safe tonight

It's been a long day coming and long will it last
when it's last day leaving, and I'm helping it pass
by loving you more
Calimaryn 18 years ago
Mimi - 'Fire and Roses'
(I know I missed some words but I cant turn it up very loud at work and it fades in and out.)

Believe me, Im a fighter
to the end listen to me I

Its all on fire
my life needs fire
I want roses
strewn at my feet

Moving in, Moving out
The current pulls me, stay boyant
I tumble doing deep sea cartwheels
outside its dark, i catch my breath
and scream, scream

Its all on fire
my life needs fire
I want roses
strewn at my feet

Its all on fire
my life needs fire
I want roses
strewn at my feet

I fade away, I slip, I float far away
A thousand clues and second thoughts lie deep in the belly of my heart
if I listen so close

Its all on fire
my life needs fire
I want roses
meanwhile I float on the sea, sea

Moving in, moving out
outside its dark again
still I realize
what a fine line we walk along
tightropping between sink or swim
or fall and stand
I sit here
and still I see
its raining

hard to say hard to see
hard to know hard to tell
hard to say, hard to see
its raining
hard to know hard to tell
Verileah 18 years ago
Poe, Hey Pretty

Well it's 3a.m. I'm out here driving again
Through the wicked winding streets of my world
I take a wrong turn break it but I'm too far gone
I've got a siren on my tale and that ain't the fine
I'm looking for

I see a stairway so I follow it down
Into the belly of a whale
Where my secrets echo all around
You know me now but to do better than that
You've got to follow me
Boy I'm trying to show you where I'm at

Hey pretty
Don't you wanna take a ride with me?
Through my world
Hey pretty
Don't you wanna kick and slide with me
Through my world

Well I've got a mind full of wicked designs
I've got a non-stop-hole in my head-imagination
I can't forget I am a sole architect
I built the shadows here
I built the growl in the voice I fear
You know me now but to do better than that
You've got to follow me
Boy I'm triing to show you where I'm at

Hey pretty
Don't you wana take a ride with me?
Through my world
Hey pretty
Don't you wanna kick and slide with me
Through my world
Hey pretty
My pretty baby
Rock it through my world

Hey now
Can't you feel me longing
Hey now
You get the gist of the song now?
Mai 18 years ago
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
And you know sometimes words have two meanings
In the tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forest will echo with laughter

And it makes me wonder

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen

Yes there are two paths you can go by
but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on

Your head is humming and it won't go because you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady can't you hear the wind blow and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our souls
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for

And she's buying a stairway to heaven
Calimaryn 18 years ago
Grey Street - Dave Matthews Band

Oh look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks
She just goes stumbling through her memories
Staring out on to Grey Street
She thinks, "Hey,
How did I come to this?
I dream myself a thousand times around the world,
But I can't get out of this place"

There's an emptiness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in
But all the colors mix together - to grey
And it breaks her heart

How she wishes it was different
She prays to God most every night
And though she swears it doesn't listen
There's still a hope in her it might
She says, "I pray
But they fall on deaf ears,
Am I supposed to take it on myself?
To get out of this place"

There's a loneliness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It feels like cold blue ice in her heart
When all the colors mix together - to grey
And it breaks her heart

There's a stranger speaks outside her door
Says take what you can from your dreams
Make them as real as anything
It'd take the work out of the courage
But she says, "Please
There's a crazy man that's creeping outside my door,
I live on the corner of Grey Street and the end of the world"

There's an emptiness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It's more like cold blue ice in her heart
She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life
She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright
But all the colors mix together - to grey
And it breaks her heart
It breaks her heart

To grey
Verileah 18 years ago
Since I already did Rufus Wainwright (possibly twice) I won't do Grey Gardens . We shall do Weezer, Only in Dreams.

You can't resist her.
She's in your bones.
She is your marrow
And your ride home.

You can't avoid her.
She's in the air... in the air
In between molecules of
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide.

Only in dreams
We see what it means.
Reach out our hands.
Hold onto hers.
But when we wake
It's all been erased.
And so it seems
Only in dreams.


You walk up to her.
Ask her to dance.
She says, "Hey, baby, I just might take the chance."
You say, "It's a good thing
That you float in the air... in the air.
That way there's no way I will crush your pretty toenails into a thousand pieces."

Only in dreams
We see what it means.
Reach out our hands.
Hold onto hers.
But when we wake
It's all been erased.
And so it seems
Only in dreams.
Hijinks 18 years ago
These dreams go on when I close my eyes
Every second of the night, I live another life
These dreams that sleep when it's cold outside
Every moment I'm awake, the further I'm away

"These Dreams" by Heart
Verileah 18 years ago
Billy Joel, The River of Dreams (not bolding the 70235705 instances of 'night' in this song, hope you get the idea .)

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
From the mountains of faith
To a river so deep

I must be looking for something
Something sacred I lost
But the river is wide
And it's too hard to cross

And even though I know the river is wide
I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore
And try to cross to the opposite side
So I can finally find out what I've been looking for

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the valley of fear
To a river so deep

And I've been searching for something
Taken out of my soul
Something I would never lose
Something somebody stole

I don't know why I go walking at night
But now I'm tired and I don't want to walk anymore
I hope it doesn't take the rest of my life
Until I find what it is that I've been looking for

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the jungle of doubt
To a river so deep

I know I'm searching for something
Something so undefined
That it can only be seen
By the eyes of the blind

In the middle of the night

I'm not sure about a life after this
God knows I've never been a spiritual man
Baptized by the fire, I wade into the river
That runs to the promised land

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the desert of truth
To the river so deep

We all end in the ocean
We all start in the streams
We're all carried along
By the river of dreams

In the middle of the night
Calimaryn 18 years ago
Somebody - Depeche Mode

I want somebody to share
Share the rest of my life
Share my innermost thoughts
Know my intimate details
Someone who'll stand by my side
And give me support
And in return
She'll get my support
She will listen to me
When I want to speak
About the world we live in
And life in general
Though my views may be wrong
They may even be perverted
She will hear me out
And won't easily be converted
To my way of thinking
In fact she'll often disagree
But at the end of it all
She will understand me

I want somebody who cares
For me passionately
With every thought and with every breath
Someone who'll help me see things
In a different light
All the things I detest
I will almost like
I don't want to be tied
To anyone's strings
I'm carefully trying to steer clear
Of those things
But when I'm asleep
I want somebody
Who will put their arms around me
And kiss me tenderly
Though things like this
Make me sick
In a case like this
I'll get away with it
Verileah 18 years ago
Sneaker Pimps, Sick

I’m playing games with your sex, with your ’lectric shocks
Learn to let myself loose and be the dummy in your snapshots
I’m playing games learn to get on with your backward fans
Stick my body in the sun and help to get rid of the white tan

And maybe then you wouldn’t get so sick of me (x4)

I’m playing games, marking names with the blackest thoughts
If you’re building me up to be the target for your cheap shots
I’m playing games keep a blind eye on the main chance
Strip my body of it’s skin and try to cancel out the white trash

And maybe then you wouldn’t get so sick of me (x4)

I’m playing games if your aim is for the quick fix
Cos I know what you wanted and I know how you got it
I’m playing games if you play I’m in the fast lane
Learn to jump into the road and learn to save a little lost face

And maybe then you wouldn’t get so sick of me (x4)
Sarah 18 years ago
Because I'm feeling nastolgic....



Let's Talk About Sex
Salt-N-Pepa


(Spinderella, cut it up one time !
Hit me
Come on)

Let's talk about sex, baby
Let's talk about you and me
Let's talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex

Let's talk about sex for now to the people at home or in the crowd
It keeps coming up anyhow
Don't decoy, avoid, or make void the topic
Cuz that ain't gonna stop it
Now we talk about sex on the radio and video shows
Many will know anything goes
Let's tell it how it is, and how it could be
How it was, and of course, how it should be
Those who think it's dirty have a choice
Pick up the needle, press pause, or turn the radio off
Will that stop us, Pep ? I doubt it
All right then, come on, Spin

Let's talk about sex, baby
Let's talk about you and me
Let's talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk aboutsex
Hijinks 18 years ago
"Video Killed the Radio Star" by Ben Folds Five

I heard you on my wireless back in fifty two
Lying awake intently tuning in on you
If i were young it didn't stop you coming through

Oh-a oh

They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine all new technology,
And now i understand the problems you can see

Oh-a oh

I met your children
Oh-a oh

What did you tell them?
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star

Pictures came and broke your heart
Oh-a-a-a oh

And now we meet in an abandoned studio
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go
Oh-a oh
You were the first one
Oh-a oh
Maybe the last one

Video killed the radio star