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Lyrics meme -- answers 
15th-May-2007 05:33 pm
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ANSWERS:
  (1) Darlin', you're almost the best
       Just about as good as nearly all the rest

             Gene Dawson: Almost the Best
             Select the song from this page to check it out.

  (2) There's a little voice in every head
       In fact there's usually two.

             The Therapy Sisters: Two Minds
             It appears that this is on their _Beyond Prescription_ album.
             Twenty-eight other songs of theirs are here but I can't find this one out there.
             Rhapsody Online has a link to that song (if you have Internet Explorer 6 and higher, Firefox 1.5 and higher, Safari 1.3 and higher or Netscape 8 and higher and) if you are willing to download their Rhapsody Jukebox player. Claims to be free.
             CDBaby has 2 minutes of the tune.

  (3) Ok... I can't find the lyrics, and can't understand them, but they sound like:
       Clouds of grey gone to Winter
       Spring has blown from the rain

             Hannah Fox Larkin: Letters
             Select the song from this page to check it out.

  (4) This is for all the lonely, lonely, people in this lonely world.
       Noone seems to know you, not even you; you are one lost soul

             Amy Heard: The Answer
             Select the song from this page to check it out.

  (5) (Bum, bum-bum, Bum Bum, bum-bum)
       We know that Gamma Ray explosions happen randomly all over the sky
       (It's like a lottery, a ticket for each square degree)

             The Chromatics: Swift
             There's a link to a (QuickTime) MP3 of this song here.

  (6) I've been lonesome, lonesome as the old blue moon. X2
       I've been searching for somebody, lord won't you send me somebody soon.

             Danny Cowan Group: Lonesome Heart Blues
             There's a link to a this song here.

  (7) (dialog -- 2 guys talking for 18 seconds)
       I hate the sky dome and the CN tower too
       I hate Nathan Phillips square and the Metro zoo

Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie: The Toronto Song (2001)
   & Guessed by catalana
             A co-worker mentioned 3DTiaB's song "Every OS Sucks" to me one day, and I went hunting. That's how I found MP3.com (back when they were good).
             Wikipedia says: The Toronto Song" is a comedy song by Canadian comedy group Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, often incorrectly attributed to The Arrogant Worms.
             Lyrics here.
             I found another site here -- but couldn't get the link to work from Opera. In IE I could menu-click & save-as.

  (8) My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf
       so it stood Ninety years on the floor.

Richard Hefner: Grandfather's Clock
   & Guessed by catalana, starcat_jewel & markiv1111
             QuickTime version here.

  (9) Johnny awoke with an ache in his head, bad dreams had made him ill
       and he grumbled as he dressed despite his duress as he made his way to the mill.

Brobdingnagian Bards: Johnny at the Door
             Lyrics are here. That site has a partial wav or mp3 of the song. I didn't find a complete copy for free.

(10) Can you tell me if this nightmare journey's ever gonna end
       I hear that there's a clearing in the jungle up ahead.

Medicine Crow: Premillennial Homesick Blues
             You can take a listen here.

(11) (odd sound effects, 911 call?) ** is the lyrics I really can't understand.
       ** chillin' in my ride and my ** chillin' by my side with a 20 ** and a 40 to kill.
       A little Morgan and some heavies and ** to **. The ** is f*cked up...

Isaac Figgs: Blazed
Oh dear. GarageBand.com says "Isaac Figgs has been playing guitar since age 9, now, 10 years later he has released his debut album..."
But http://www.isaacfiggs.com/ says "Isaac C. Figgs 6/7/1983-12/30/2005 ... Isaac Figgs died on December 30, 2005... "
             This song can be linked to here.

(12) They turned their backs on all the land.
       They turned to face the golden sand.

Ed Campbell: Land, Air, and Sea
             This song can be linked to here.

(13) In my youth, to tell you the truth, I listened to old paddy's songs
       I'd sing all day and I'd play all night, drove my girlfriend insane

Connemara Stone Company: Give us a Stout.
             Quicktime (partial) version of this song can be linked to here.
             Or found here.

(14) Again the rains are late this year, again the fields are dry and crops are dead.
       Today the bank refused to give me an extension for the loan.

George Papavgeris: Empty Handed
             Link can be found here.

(15) (nearly 30 seconds of talking about the song)
       We always say we're sorry, we like to stand in line.
       When ya ask us how we're doing we always say "just fine".

Local Anxiety: Forgive us We're Canadian.
   & Guessed by blueeyedtigress
             A snippet of the song can be found here.
             And 2 minutes with the intro can be found here. (Heh. That's only missing the last 4 of 5 words.)
             If you have iTunes, there seems to be a link here.

(16) First Rain. Don't look for me because I won't be home tonight.
       First Rain. You say maybe later while someone else holds me tight.

Charles LaPlante: First Rain.
             Can be linked to here.

(17) Well, I've walked around, and I've talked around
       All the streets of this old mill-town I call home.

Mr. Jekyll & Dr. Hyde: How Long
             Huh. Maybe it's only a "him" not at "them."
             Find a link to the artist & the lyrics here.
             I cannot currently find the MP3s on-line.

(18) She would sing a winter song, it'd warm our hearts on the coldest morn
       Brighten up the darkest day and help us on our way.

Bill Hall: Winter Song
             Can be linked to here.

(19) Worlds grow old and suns grow cold
       and death we never can doubt

National Space Society - Mars: Hope Eyrie
   & Guessed by catalana, starcat_jewel & markiv1111
             Quicktime link here.

(20) Come all ye young rebels and list while I sing
       For the love of ones country is a terrible t'ing

Marc Gunn, Bard: Patriot Game
   & Guessed by hrj
             Two minutes of a slightly different version is found here.


catalana guessed first with 2 correct on the first pass, and one more later.
hrj, starcat_jewel, markiv1111, and blueeyedtigress also guessed correctly.

A special call out to catalana who guessed first and most, and to hrj who was the only one to get one I thought was a "gimme".

Thanks to everyone who played.

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