John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Unfinished business

A couple of weeks ago I posted twenty song lyrics and challenged people to identify them. No one seemed particularly interested in meeting the challenge, but I've decided I should post the answers anyway. hcwoodward correctly identified no. 12, and tomthedog correctly identified no. 15.

  1. A strawberry-flavored composition is all that it takes:
    Komeda, "It's Alright, Baby"

  2. Mother, I'm begging you please, to rid me of madness and cure this disease:
    The Zutons, "Pressure Point"

  3. Loving spirits will live forever:
    Pat Humphries, "Swimming to the Other Side"

  4. You'll soon forget that there's any other place:
    Yo La Tengo, "My Little Corner of the World"

  5. Feels like I'm losing time at a breakneck pace:
    Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, "Tightrope"

  6. What's so wrong thinking life is a song and reaching for a star?
    Bobby Darrin and Johnny Mercer, "Two of a Kind"

  7. A witness and a bible:
    Patty Griffin, "Love Throws a Line"

  8. What you see you might not get:
    Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"

  9. Stop! Your daddy’s been reprieved!:
    Chad Mitchell Trio, "Hang on the Bell, Nellie"

  10. With a map of the end times, I can follow a straight line:
    New Pornographers, "The Mary Martin Show"

  11. I was thinking of a padded cell:
    Crowded House, "Mean To Me"

  12. I’ll meet you on God’s golden shore:
    Soggy Bottom Boys, "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow"

  13. Things have been dark for too long:
    INXS, "Don't Change"

  14. Lift your other leg up, fall on your ass:
    Traveling Wilburys, "The Wilbury Twist"

  15. She’s seen all the classics:
    Bowling for Soup, "1985"

  16. If I could slip the sickly ties that earthly man has made:
    Jamiroquai, "Virtual Insanity"

  17. I'll have a burger and a root beer:
    Diesel, "Sausalito Summernights"

  18. Crawl into the wave:
    New Pornographers, "Mystery Hours"

  19. What about that brand new ring?:
    Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds, "Don't Pull Your Love"

  20. Uru Achim B'lev Somayach:
    Ben Folds Five, "Hava Nagila"

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