May 6th, 2004

music

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
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  • Current Music
    Faith No More - "From Out Of Nowhere"
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This is the full text of the hymn quoted in my lyrics quiz. Enjoy!

Cathedral View

Our thanks we give for life and hope in this your temple dwelling,
which we rekindle in our joyous telling.
     In this place of light and beauty our hearts are filled,
     our lives renewed, and we find grace and blessing.

We thank you, God, for wondrous light, your presence here proposing,
in splendid hue your love and peace reposing.
     In this place of light and beauty our hearts are filled,
     our lives renewed, and we find grace and blessing.

With thankful hearts through word and song, your gladsome tidings bringing,
our voices raised in grateful praises singing.
     In this place of light and beauty our hearts are filled,
     our lives renewed, and we find grace and blessing.

So thanks we give for tongues to sing your great redeeming story
of joy and love our great Cathedral's glory.
     In this place of light and beauty our hearts are filled,
     our lives renewed, and we find grace and blessing.

Alfred Chiplin (b. 1947)

Copyright © 1995 by Alfred Chiplin. Reproduced without permission.

  • Current Music
    Jan Hammer - "Theme from Miami Vice"
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Ten random things: May 6

Ten places in California I've been to and why I went there:

  1. San Diego (to attend the 2002 Comicon International)
  2. Laguna Beach (to see the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts)
  3. Los Angeles (for a Buffycon)
  4. Anaheim (to go to Disneyland)
  5. Garden Grove (to visit the Crystal Cathedral)
  6. Simi Valley (to tour the Reagan Library)
  7. Santa Cruz (to have lunch with jmatonak)
  8. San Francisco (for a family vacation)
  9. Sacramento (to see the state capitol)
  10. Bakersfield (because I wanted to see what Hell was like)
  • Current Music
    Crowded House - "Private Universe"
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Egad, more song lyrics

Thanks to the world's most boring conference call, I'm stuck here at my desk. And thanks to the mute button on my phone, I'm listening to music while the boring man from Purchasing drones on about modifications to the financial system. So here are some more lyrics. You know the drill.

  1. He rules a crowded nation inside his mind (answer)
  2. And now she's in me, always with me (title and artist)
  3. The promise of love is hard to ignore
  4. You were right about the stars; each one is a setting sun (answer)
  5. Her fortress is a faithful heart
  6. Summer came and passed away, hardly seemed to last a day
  7. I've been so lonely here, so lonely
  8. Let the bridge of our love span the sea (answer)
  9. I wished I had somebody special to blame
  10. Why'd you have to break all my heart? (answer)
  11. Come on, baby, don't be cold as ice. (answer)
  12. What about the things you need, versus the things you don't have?
  13. She knows just how to make me laugh when I feel blue
  14. And when from death I'm free, I'll sing and joyful be (answer)
  15. You're not sleepy as you seem
  16. Soon the dawn will come and you'll be on your way
  17. You and me could never hide (answer)
  18. This is the thing somebody told me a long time ago (answer)
  19. Hope grows greener than grass stains
  20. But when you wish upon a dream, life ain't always what it seems (answer)
  • Current Music
    US Navy Band - "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"