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

Jinheim 18 years ago
Sarah 18 years ago
Ohio {Come Back To Texas}
Bowling for Soup


She said she needed a break
A little time to think
But then she went to Cleveland
With some guy named Leland
That she met at the bank.
Theres nothing wrong with Ohio
Except the snow and the rain.
I really like Drew Carey
And i'd love to see
The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.

So when your done
Doing whatever
And when you're through
Doing whoever
You know Denton county
Will be right here waiting for you.

Come back to Texas
It's just not the same
Since you went away
Before you lose your accent
And forget all about
The Lonestar state
There's a seat for you at the rodeo
And i've got every slow dance saved
Besides the Mexican food sucks
North of here anyway.

I think I made a mistake
It's not that easy to take
She went to make a deposit
Then she cleaned out her closet
Guess i'll sit here and wait
For her to come back home
(I wish she'd come back)
It shouldnt take very long
(So long, so long)
I bet she misses the sunrise
and misses the fruit flies
but i could be wrong


So when youre done
Doing whatever
And when you're through
Doing whoever
You know Denton county
Will be right here waiting for you.

Come back to Texas
It's just not the same
Since you went away
I bet you missed your exit
And drove right on through the Lonestar state
There's a seat for you at the rodeo
And i've got every slow dance saved
Besides the Mexican food sucks north of here anyway

Troy Aikmen wants you back
Willie Nelson wants you back
NASA wants you back
And the Bush twins want you back
And Pantera wants you back
And Bluebell wants you back

I got a premonition
I'm taking a petition
And the whole states gonna sign


Come back to Texas
It's just not the same
Since you went away
Before you lose your accent
And forget all about
The Lonestar state
There's a seat for you at the rodeo
And i've got every slow dance saved


Come back to Texas
It's just not the same
Since you went away
Before you lose your accent
And forget all about
The Lonestar state
There's a seat for you at the rodeo
And i've got every slow dance saved
Besides the Mexican food sucks
North of here anyway.
Besides the Mexican food sucks
North of here anyway
Besides the Mexican food sucks
North of here anyway, yeah.
Mai 18 years ago
The Rodeo Song


Well it's 40 below and I don't give a fuck
Got a heater in my truck and I'm off to the rodeo
And it's Alabama left Alabama right
Come on ya fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off the stage ya god damn goof ya know

Piss me off ya fuckin' jerk get on my nerves

Well here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand
He's a one ball man and he's off to the rodeo
And it's Alabama left and Alabama right
Come on ya fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off the stage god damn goof ya know

Piss me off ya fuckin' jerk get on my nerves

Well it's 40 below and I don't give a fuck
Got a heater in my truck and I'm off to the rodeo
And it's Alabama left Alabama right
Come on ya fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off the stage ya god damn goof ya know

Piss me off ya fuckin' jerk get on my nerves

Well here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand
He's a one ball man and he's off to the rodeo
And it's Alabama left Alabama right
Come on ya fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off the stage ya god damn goof ya know

Piss me off fuckin' jerk get on my nerves
Geeii 18 years ago
Alkaline Trio - Radio Lyrics

Shaking like a dog shittin' razorblades,
waking up next to nothing after dreaming of you and me
I'm waking up all alone, waking up so relieved
while you're taking your time with apologies,
I'm making my plans for revenge
Red eyes on orange horizons
If Columbus was wrong I'd drive straight off the edge
I'd drive straight off the edge

Taking your own life with boredom,
I'm taking my own life with wine -
it helps you to rule out the sorrow,
it helps me to empty my mind
Making the most of a bad time
I'm smoking the brains from my head
Leaving the coal calling the kettle black and orange and red
This kettle is seeing red

I've got a big fat fuckin' bone to pick with you my darling
In case you haven't heard I'm sick and tired of trying
I wish you would take my radio to bathe with you,
plugged in and ready to fall

Shaking like a dog shittin' razorblades,
waking up next to nothing after dreaming of you and me
I'm waking up all alone, waking up so relieved
while you're taking your time with apologies,
I'm planning out my revenge
Red eyes on orange horizons
If Columbus was wrong I'd drive straight off the edge
I'm seeing red

I've got a big fat fuckin' bone to pick with you my darling
In case you haven't heard I'm sick and tired of trying
I wish you would take my radio to bathe with you,
plugged in and ready to fall

Plugged in and ready to fall
Plugged in and ready to fall

Plugged in and ready to fall
Verileah 18 years ago
BUMP!

Nirvana, All Apologies

What else should I be
All apologies
What else could I say
Everyone is gay
What else could I write
I don't have the right
What else should I be
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
I'm married
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything is my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqua seafoam shame
Sunburn with freezeburn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married, Maried, Maried!
Buried!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

All in all is all we are [x20]
Blackrabbit 18 years ago
"The Past Is Another Land" from the musical Aida

Aida:

You know nothing about me and care even less
How could you understand our emptiness
You've plundered our wisdom, our knowledge, our wealth
In bleeding us dry
You long for our spirit
But that you will never possess

The past is now another land
Far beyond my reach
Invaded by insidious
Foreign bodies, foreign speech
Where timeless joys of childhood
Lie broken on the beach

The present is an empty space
Between the good and bad
A moment leading nowhere
Too pointless to be sad
But time enough to lay to waste
Every certainty I had

The future is a barren world
From which I can't return
Both heartless and material
Its wretched spoils not my concern
Shining like an evil sun
As my childhood treasures burn
Shining like an evil sun
As my childhood treasures burn
FyreGarnett 18 years ago
Childhood's End
by Pink Floyd

You shout in your sleep.
Perhaps the price is just too steep.
Is your conscience at rest
If once put to the test?
You awake with a start
To just the beating of your heart.
Just one man beneath the sky,
Just two ears, just two eyes.

You set sail across the sea
Of long past thoughts and memories.
Childhood's end, your fantasies
Merge with harsh realities.
And then as the sail is hoist,
You find your eyes are growing moist.
All the fears never voiced
Say you have to make your final choice.

Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why?
Some are born; some men die
Beneath one infinite sky.
There'll be war, there'll be peace.
But everything one day will cease.
All the iron turned to rust;
All the proud men turned to dust.
And so all things, time will mend.
So this song will end.
Den 18 years ago
Memories - Elvis

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine

Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,

Sweet memories

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memories.
Verileah 18 years ago
Machine Head - Bush

Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in

Tied to a wheel, our fingers got to feel
Bleeding through a tourniquet smile
I spin on a whim, aslide to the right
I felt you like electric light
For our love
For our fear
For our rise against the years and years and years

Got a machinehead, better than the rest
Green to red, machinehead
Got a machinehead, better than the rest
Green to red,
I walk from my machine
I walk from my machine

Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in

Deaf dumb and thirty
Starting to deserve this
Leaning on my conscience wall
Blood is like wine
Unconscious all the time
If I had it all again
I'd change it all

Got a machinehead, better than the rest
Green to red, machinehead
Got a machinehead, better than the rest
Green to red, ..yea
I walk from my machine
I walk from my machine

Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe in

Got a machinehead, better than the rest
Green to red, machinehead
Got a machinehead, better than the rest
Green to red, machinehead..yea
Yea yea yea. Better than the Rest. Machinehead

I walk from my machine
I walk from my machine
Den 18 years ago
Pretty - Cranberries

You’re so pretty the way you are
You’re so pretty the way you are
And you have no reason to be so slick to me

Love, love
You say you want it
But you won’t change me

Love, love
You say you want it
But you won’t change me

You’re so pretty the way you are
You’re so pretty the way you are
And you have no reason to be so slick to me

Love, love
You say you want it
But you won’t change me

Love, love
You say you want it
But you won’t change me
Verileah 18 years ago
Bright Eyes - Joy Division

A crucial filament is all but spent;
Soon it will be dark in my basement.
My heart is waxing the slick floor again,
Hoping I will slip and fall in love.
Well she gave me the choice
To remain and rejoice,
Or to recoil and rebel.
Well papa, this gravity attack,
Yeah, its a gravity attack,
And I can't seem to carry, much less bury the past.

Well your ex-girlfriend said I was a terrible mess,
Yeah, she's got a real good head on her shoulders.
When the singer spoke and confessed
She didnt really smoke cigarettes,
She said her teenage brother smoldered...
On a hot bed of coal in a sterile white room
Underneath that Joy Division poster... .
He moaned papa--
He moaned papa,
Somtimes I gotta vent my spleen!
Sometmes I gotta vent my spleen--
When I get shattered in the heart
And scattered in the brain.

Well all those medicines in those sermons
Still can't keep his brazen nose from turning.
And salvation it may come free of charge,
But faith alway costs him something.
They say there is nothing as sacred
As the blood between brothers,
When its pricked from there thumbs
And exchanged beneath the covers.
Well papa, my brother is gone!
Yeah, my brother is gone,
So would you tell now how it is,
That I'm supposed to get along.

Well, you asked for a chorus but you got a refrain.
Yeah, its another sad song that moves like a train.
You can't wistle to it but you can fast forward through it,
Flick it off your shoulder like dead skin.
They say my head on a plate
May curve the debate
Over the unbearable high cost of living.
But papa, everything falls apart!
Everything falls apart!
And the grass will grow
As surely as they will break your heart.

Bonus points if you use the word 'spleen' because that is a funny word.

Well, if we were keeping score there would be points....
Blackrabbit 18 years ago
"Help Myself" - Dave Matthews Band

A hungry boy
In a town of one hundred more
The food is out the door
Makes me want to help myself, help my-
A river red
Pouring from the side of his head
A bullet through the brain
Make him feel different today

Oh, colder grow the days
Oh, must faster pass the years by
’til we die

A treasure not my own
I take it, tuck it, nobody will notice
Well that suits me well
Big house, big yard, help myself, help myself

You know, every once in a while
To help the helpless comes into style
Mercy, mercy mile
1-800-help-myself, help myself

Oh, colder grow the days
Oh, much fast pass the years by
Oh, colder grow the days
Oh, much faster pass the years by
’til we die

Summers here we’re dancing in the daisies
Summers rain burns holes in the flowers
Dangerous hours
Dangerous hours
Dangerous hours

Every now and then
Tv preachers tell of heaven
Redemption for a penny a soul
1-800- help-yourself, help yourself
Help yourself, oh

Summers here, we’re swimming in the river
Summer rain, come down, come down, come down, come down yeah
Summers here, we’re dancing in the daisies
Summer rain burns holes in the flowers
Dangerous hours
Dangerous hours
Dangerous hours

(sorry, can't think of any spleen references offhand. )
Verileah 18 years ago
Yes, I am a relentless Rufus fan

"14th Street"

You've got my lost brother's soul
My dear mother's eyes
A brown horse's mane
And my uncle's name
You walked me down 14th Street
For the doctor to meet after thoughts of the grave
In the home of the brave and of the weak

But why'd you have to break all my heart
Couldn't you have saved a little bit of it?
Why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a minor part?

I could have clipped and saved and planted in the garden
Damn you guess I'll have to get a new one

I'd love to sit and watch you drink
With the reins to the world, gripping a smoke
Vaguely missing link
Don't ever change you hungry little bashful hound
I got the sheep, poor little Bo Peep
Has lost and filed for grounds.

But why'd you have to break all my heart
I could have ripped apart and thrown into the river
Wonder if there's hearts that will deliver

Don't ever change, don't ever worry
Because I'm coming back home tomorrow
To 14th Street where I won't hurry
And where I'll learn how to save, not just borrow
And they'll be rainbows and we will finally know
Den 18 years ago
Green Eyes - Cold Play

Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand
And I come here to talk
I hope you understand

That green eyes
Yeah the spotlight shines upon you
And how could anybody deny you
I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter
Now I met you
And honey you should know
That I could never go on without you
Green eyes

Honey you are the sea
Upon which I float
And I came here to talk
I think you should know

That green eyes
You’re the one that I wanted to find
And anyone who tried to deny you
Must be out of their mind

Because I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter
Since I met you
And honey you should know
That I could never go on without you
Green eyes
Greeneyes
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand
Blackrabbit 18 years ago
Simon and Garfunkel, "I am a Rock."

First one that came to mind.

A winter’s day
In a deep and dark december;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don’t talk of love,
But I’ve heard the words before;
It’s sleeping in my memory.
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.
Addi 18 years ago
DAVID BOWIE LYRICS

"Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed"

Spy, spy, pretty girl
I see you see me through your window
Don't turn your nose up
Well, you can if you need to, you won't be the first or last

It must strain you to look down so far from your father's house
And I know what a louse like me in his house could do for you
I'm the Cream
Of the Great Utopia Dream
And you're the gleam
In the depths
of your banker's spleen

I'm a phallus in pigtails
And there's blood on my nose
And my tissue is rotting
Where the rats chew my bones
And my eye sockets empty
See nothing but pain
I keep having this brainstorm
About twelve times a day
So now, you could spend the morning walking with me, quite amazed
As I'm Unwashed
and Somewhat Slightly Dazed

I got eyes in my backside
That see electric tomatoes
On credit card rye bread
There are children in washrooms
Holding hands with a queen
And my heads full of murders
Where only killers scream
So now you could spend the morning talking with me quite amazed
Look out, I'm raving mad and Somewhat Slightly Dazed

Now you run from your window
To the porcelain bowl
And you're sick from your ears
To the red parquet floor
And the Braque on the wall
Slides down your front
And eats through your belly
It's very catching
So now, you should spend the mornings lying to your father quite amazed
About the strange Unwashed and Happily Slightly Dazed.

Edit: Whats up? Wheres my surprise for using spleen?
Sarah 18 years ago
Thanks Bunny now I have that song stuck in my head. *pout*

Oh and I am totally not going to bold all the "girls" in this song.

Beatles - Girl

(Lennon/McCartney)


Is there anybody gone to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much
It makes you sorry;
Still, you don't regret a single day.
Ah girl! Girl!

She's the kind of girl who puts you down
When friends are there, you feel a fool.
Didididi..
When you say she's looking good
She acts as if it's understood.
She's cool, cool, cool, cool,
Girl! Girl! [Was she]

When I think of all the times I've tried to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry;
And she promises the earth to me
And I believe her.
After all this times I don't know why.
Ah, girl! Girl!

She's the kind of girl who puts you down when friends are there,
You feel a fool.
When you say she's looking good, she acts as if it's understood.
She's cool, cool, cool, cool, Girl! Girl!

Was she told when she was young the pain
Would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back to earn
His day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead?
Ah girl! Girl! Girl!
Blackrabbit 18 years ago
I aim to please.

You're Still You by Josh Groban (*squeals and snuggles her Groban CDs*)

Through the darkness
I can see your light
And you will always shine
And I can feel your heart in mine
Your face I've memorized
I idolize just you

I look up to
Everything you are
In my eyes you do no wrong
I've loved you for so long
And after all is said and done
You're still you
After all
You're still you

You walk past me
I can feel your pain
Time changes everything
One truth always stays the same
You're still you
After all
You're still you

I look up to
Everything you are
In my eyes you do no wrong
And I believe in you
Although you never asked me to
I will remember you
And what life put you through

And in this cruel and lonely world
I found one love
You're still you
After all
You're still you
Verileah 17 years ago
Yeah that's me starting shit again

DMB, So Damn Lucky

Everythings different
With my head in the clouds
I hit this corner
With my foot on the gas
I started sliding, I lose it
Everything's different just like that

Oh my God, wait and see
What will soon become of me?
Frozen heart
Screaming wheels
Does that screaming come from me?

So damn lucky, that you went on ahead
You said, you said
"I'll see you later..."
I heard what you said a few minutes later
Now I'm sliding
And everything's different again
Tor 17 years ago
How'd I miss THIS?! Maybe a creepy love song will get things started up again...

All the stars may shine bright,
All the CLOUDS may be white,
But when you smile,
Oh how I feel so good,
That I can hardly wait

To hold you,
Enfold you,
Never enough,
Render your heart to me.

All mine,
You have to be

From that CLOUD, number nine,
Danger starts the sharp incline,
And such sad regrets,
Oh as those starry skies,
As they swiftly fall.

Make no mistake,
You shan't escape,
Tethered and tied,
There's nowhere to hide from me.

All mine,
You have to be

So don't resist,
We shall exist
Until the day,
Until the day, I die.

All mine,
You have to be.

---- All Mine, Portishead