All you have to do is meme

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Music meme - round 4

Step 1: I put my media player on random. [Well, kinda]
Step 2: I picked a line from the first 20 songs that played.
Step 3: I am posting the lines here for your guessing pleasure. Song title and artist please.
Step 4: I will cross out the songs as they are guessed correctly.

Yeah, yeah, we all know how to Google, but letís not. Cheaters will be set on fire.

This was originally found via Paul.

Play nice boys and girls.

Grew a moustache and a mullet,
Got a job at chic-fil-a.
Citing artistic differences the band broke up in May,
and in June reformed without me, and they got a different name.
I nuked another grandma’s apple pie
and hung my head in shame.

Well there’s a small boat made of china
Going nowhere on the mantlepiece
Well do I lie like a loungeroom lizard
Or do I sing like a bird released

Long before the white man and long before the wheel
When the green dark forest was too silent to be real
But time has no beginnings and histíry has no bounds
And to this verdant country they came from all around

Itís like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under

Wouldn’t it be great, if no one ever got offended
Wouldn’t it be great to say what’s really on your mind
And I have always said, “All the rules are made for bending”
And if I let my hair down, would that be such a crime?

I pledge allegiance to the underworld
One nation under dog

We ruled the world - we killed and robbed,
The fucking lot - but we don’t feel bad.
It was done beneath the flag of democracy,
You’ll believe and I do - yes I do - yes I do -
yes I do -

They stop you in the street - they wanna know your name
To reach you on the phone - cause they know your game
Always running up the alley - trying to get home
Or standing on the corner - never alone

Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding
The cretins cloning and feeding
And i don’t even own a tv

And all the world is football-shaped,
Itís just for me to kick in space,
And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste,
And Iíve got one, two, three, four, five

Walking, walking,
On the tight rope of insanity
On the verge of losing mind

I was born by the railroad tracks
Well the train whistle wailed and I wailed right back
Well papa left mama when I was quite young
He said now “One of these days you’re gonna follow me son”

That stupid old bug
That kills only love
I want to be good
Is that not enough

Aotearoa, rugged individual,
Glisten like a pearl,
At the bottom of the world.
The tyranny of distance,
Didn’t stop the cavalier,
So why should it stop me,
I’ll conquer and stay free.

Everybodyís watching. everybodyís looking.
Sheís such a sucker. he donít want to fuck her.
He is gonnna kiss me, if he doesnít miss me.
I am ready for it now. already on the ground.
Five minutes in the closet with you.
Oooh! five minutes in the closet with you.

Once upon a time at home
I sat beside the telephone
Waiting for someone to pull me through
When at last it didnít ring, I knew it wasnít you

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there’s nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don’t owe nothing, so boy get runnin’
It’s the best years of your life they want to steal

Will you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley

I canít seem to face up to the facts
Iím tense and nervous and i
Canít relax
I canít sleep ícause my bedís on fire
Donít touch me Iím a real live wire

Yesterday I got so old
I felt like I could die
Yesterday I got so old
It made me want to cry

26 Responses to “All you have to do is meme”

  1. lambic Says:

    1) Ben Folds Five, uhhhh, Army? In the Army? Joining the Army?
    2) Crowded House… hmm, take the weather?
    3) Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian Railroad Trilogy
    4) Grand Master Flash, The message
    5) Great Big Sea, Consequence Free
    6) Green Day… eek… Minority? Warning?
    9) ooooh I know this one…
    10) aaaaah I know this one too…
    14) We have a New Zealand song?? More Crowded House?
    18) Sting, Fields of gold

  2. jen Says:

    lambic - I’ll give you 1 (Army), 2 (even though it’s “Weather with You”)3, 4, 5, 6 (it’s Minority) and 18

    9 um…no
    10 ditto
    14 yes and no

  3. Procrasto Says:


    2. Crowded House “Weather with you”
    5. Great Big Sea “Consequence Free”
    6. Green Day “Minority”
    10. XTC “Senses Working Overtime”
    16. Kirsty McCall ” A New England”
    18. Sting “Fields of Gold”

    and I know I repeated some of Lambic’s

  4. Procrasto Says:

    Oh - and 20 is the Cure “In between Days”
    ..and 17 is either the Clash or Joe Strummer solo… but I can’t remember the name of the song.

  5. lambic Says:

    Procrasto copied me! And he was poking me with his pencil when your back was turned.

  6. jen Says:

    Procrasto - 17 you’re on the right track…

    lambic - nobody likes a tattletale

    You guys are too good and too quick.

  7. Procrasto Says:

    Yeah - but he said his dad would beat up my dad…

  8. jen Says:

    I’ll see both of you after school.

  9. John Says:

    19. Is ‘Psycho Killer’ by Talking Heads.

  10. Kowy Says:

    #11. L’affaire Dumoutier by the Box. Loved that song.

  11. Tim Says:

    #9 “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger

  12. Dawn (webmiztris) Says:


    I suck.

  13. Fi Says:

    14) Six Months in a Leaky Boat by Split Enz!

  14. Paul (Cotard) Says:

    Bugger, I always arrive too late for these… I knew so many, and then I got excited when 14 wasn’t crossed out, but Fi beat me to it.

    Ah well… next time.

  15. jen Says:

    Paul - next time I’m going to post late at night so you guys down under get first crack.

  16. jen Says:

    Oh, and that’s first crack, not free crack ;)

  17. PLD Says:

    1st time to your site, 1st time seeing this meme. I read and re-read, but none even sounded familiar. We may have different taste in music, but I see that we enjoy the same children’s books.

    Loved, Loved Mr. and Mrs. Books!

  18. EvilDolphin Says:

    7)Little Boy Soldier - The Jam

  19. jen Says:

    Goodness gracious me, it’s an EvilDolphin :)

  20. Lisa Says:

    Bah, I’m late again as usual. #17 is the Clash “Working for the Clampdown”. #1 and #9 are in my mp3 collection as well. :)

  21. Shawn Campbell Says:

    Did you say free crack?!?

  22. Shawn Campbell Says:

    Oh, and speaking of meme’s… (crosses arms and taps his foot)

  23. jen Says:

    Shawn - sorry, I’ll get to it soon :)

    FIRST crack ;)

  24. Emily Says:

    #15 is Juliana Hatfield’s Spin the Bottle.
    I may just love the Reality Bites soundtrack a little too much.

  25. jen Says:

    Emily - it’s a great soundtrack!

  26. Brian Says:

    13) Squeeze. “Another Nail For My Heart.”

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