Bibliophile Lass (bibliogirl) wrote,
Bibliophile Lass

Okay, okay, it's the 25 songs meme... these were the first 25 that came up on Winamp's shuffle list. I skipped a couple of classical tracks, one instrumental, and two cover versions where the chances of anyone knowing that Particularly Obscure Band had covered Rather Better Known Band's track were effectively zero. I have left in one cover version which was done by the lead singer of the band who originally performed it.

Now remember, I want a fair fight, no Googling. If anyone gets all of them I'll be bloody astonished (not least because I had to Google for a fair number of these lyrics; I contend that at least one set is effectively incomprehensible unless you have the words in front of you).

Very minor hints: I would suggest that to some extent these reflect rotwang's taste better than mine. There is at least one artist which appears more than once.

I'm screening comments; I'll note which tracks have been guessed...

1. "Leave the sirens far behind me/Paint my name in black and gold"

2. "To secure peace is to prepare for war" (rotwang has the right band but hasn't provided a track name as yet)

3. "I see the ocean in your eyes when we're together"

4. "My softest pillow turns as hard as stone" (triskellian has the correct artist but not yet a title)

5. "The dead man's hand again" Motorhead, Ace Of Spades, guessed by wimble

6. "So forgive me, but I won't be frustrated/By destruction in your eyes"

7. "Big bombs in my cellar"

8. "Now I spend my time looking all around/For a man that's nowhere to be found"

9. "Color it dark where the lines must start to crawl"

10. "Smile on their faces they entered their doom like they knew"

11. "I walk to the horizon and there I find another"

12. "Hot wind moving fast across the desert/We feel that our time has arrived" Rainbow, Stargazer, guessed by rotwang

13. "I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems" Evanescence, Bring Me To Life, guessed by easterbunny

14. "Too far gone, I’m catatonic/Leaving you to criticize" (aca -- right artist, wrong track)

15. "Taste no flavours on my tongue/They’ve evaporated, you’ve disintegrated"

16. "Where will I go, where will I be, the feelings that I've never shown"

17. "There was a time on a bed of nails I was dreaming the plan up that could not fail"

18. "You were there dressed in green, saying something obscene" Pulp, Acrylic Afternoons, guessed by Mo WINOLJ

19. "Bite the pillow, make no sound"

20. "And you thought that we were faking/That we were all just money making" Sex Pistols, EMI, guessed by Mo WINOLJ

21. "Cyanide blood burns down the skyline"

22. "Only to be with you, only to be with you" U2, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, guessed by easterbunny (and also by wimble while I was updating the entry, so he can have a mention too)

23. "There’s no swimming in the heavy water/No singing in the acid rain"

24. "Something tells me you can read my mind/Your brain is calling to me one more time" Morphine, Good, guessed by drown_not_wave

25. "Playing God without mercy, without fear"

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