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Song lyrics: the answers!

Seven of my twenty song lyrics have gone unguessed. Here's one more chance to guess the remainder before I reveal the answers. The lyrics in bold are still open:

  1. There's a name that plays in my head like a song all day long; she's with me every day - The Bens, "Just Pretend" (hcwoodward)
  2. And here is the man pushing paper past her, thinks up ways to make the day go faster - Fountains of Wayne, "Sick Day" (Greg S.)
  3. Money can be exchanged for goods and services - The Simpsons, "Boy Scouts 'N the Hood" (tomthedog)
  4. I'm here to say there's a rainbow just around every corner
  5. We wake each morning with the sun to live our dreams away - Mike Oldfield, "The Time Has Come" (pidgehuss)
  6. I want you go out and bring me Lazarus; bring him dead or alive
  7. When you walked out on me, in walked old misery - Brian Setzer Orchestra, "Since I Don't Have You" (Greg S.)
  8. We thank you, God, for wondrous light
  9. Something as hard as a prayer on your back can wait a long time for an answer - Patty Griffin, "Mother of God" (hcwoodward)
  10. But not a real green dress, that's cruel - Barenaked Ladies, "If I Had a Million Dollars" (queenofdenile and certainthings)
  11. I used to be cruel to my woman - Gomez, "Getting Better" (nongenius)
  12. She saw the future, she heard voices from inside - Ben Folds, "Zak and Sara" (sodanyc)
  13. Every now and then I feel so insecure - The Beatles, "Help!" (jennlynnster)
  14. As far as I can see there's no reason for goodbye
  15. There's another season that crawls by like years - The New Pornographers, "From Blown Speakers" (pidgehuss)
  16. You don't think that mentioning these few superficial failings is going to do you any good, do you? - You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown soundtrack, "The Doctor Is In (demo version)" (pidgehuss)
  17. Why can't you let it go? - Marti Noxon, "The Parking Ticket" (jennlynnster)
  18. Some say I'm robbing the cradle, but I say she's robbing the grave!
  19. Don't ever, ever say or think that again!
  20. It's better, my sweet, that we hover like bees, 'cause there's no sure footing

And now for the answers:

  • 4. I'm here to say there's a rainbow just around every corner - Bonnie Raitt, "Life Has Been Good." It's a track from Randy Newman's under-appreciated concept musical Faust, though it's probably best known for having been featured in the 3-D episode of Third Rock From the Sun.
  • 6. I want you go out and bring me Lazarus; bring him dead or alive - James Carter and the Prisoners, "Po Lazarus." From the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.
  • 8. We thank you, God, for wondrous light - Cathedral Choral Society, "Our Thanks We Give For Love and Hope." Almost certainly the most obscure song found here, but I know for a fact that at least five people who read this journal regularly own the CD on which this song appears.
  • 14. As far as I can see there's no reason for goodbye - Ol' Yeller, "Some of Shelly's Blues." Written by Mike Nesmith, recorded by many country artists, including Ol' Yeller, an obscure but talented alt-county band out of Minneapolis. And thanks to the fine folks at Blue Rose Records, you can hear this song (and many more) for free here.
  • 18. Some say I'm robbing the cradle, but I say she's robbing the grave! - Futurama, "Bendless Love." Possibly my favorite Futurama quote.
  • 19. Don't ever, ever say or think that again! - Futurama, "Roswell That Ends Well."
  • 20. It's better, my sweet, that we hover like bees, 'cause there's no sure footing - Neko Case, "Outro With Bees." Neko Case is possibly best known as the female singer in the New Pornographers, but she's released some really good alt-country solo albums. This track is from her excellent 2002 album Blacklisted.

Neko Case is also the woman pictured in my icon. I happen to think she's quite attractive, not to mention a fabulous singer, and when I ran across this picture of her the other day, I thought I could make a nice icon out of it. I think I was right, but what the heck do I know?

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