Lyrics Game

I noticed nobody on Woot is playing the lyrics game. Anyone interested? If you’re not familiar with it, you simply pick a word from the previous post’s lyrics and post a few lines from a song you like that has that word in it. Also mention the title and artist. I’ll start:

Do you remember when we were just kids
And cardboard boxes took us miles from what we would miss?
Schoolyard conversations taken to heart
And laughter took the place of everything we knew we were not

Inevitable by Anberlin

The snake behind me hisses
What my damage could have been.
My blood before me begs me
Open up my heart again.

Tool - H.

The Bus Song
(Wheels on the Bus)
Traditional, Written By: Unknown, Copyright: Unknown

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town.

A Salvation Army band played
And the children drank lemonade
And the morning lasted all day,
All day
And through an open window came
Like Sinatra in a younger day,
Pushing the town away

Dream Academy (and now Sugarland), “Life in a Northern Town”

Bat your eyes girl
Be otherworldly
Count your blessings
Seduce a stranger
What’s so wrong with
Being happy
Kudos to those who
See through sickness
When she woke in the morning
She knew that her life had passed her by
And she called out a warning
Don’t ever let life pass you by

Incubus - Warning

Pull the blindfold down
So your eyes can’t see
Now run as fast as you can
Through this field of trees
Say goodbye to everyone
You have ever known
You are not gonna see them ever again

Smokers outside the hospital doors, Editors

I’ve been meaning to tell you
I’ve got this feelin’ that won’t subside
I look at you and I fantasize
You are mine tonight
Now I’ve got you in my sights

With these hungry eyes
One look at you and I can’t disguise
I’ve got hungry eyes
I feel the magic between you and I

Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes

Trapped in a mine that had caved in
And everyone knows the only ones left
Were Joe and me and Tim
When they broke through to pull us free
The only ones left to tell the tale
Were Joe and me

Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go?
Timothy, Timothy, God why don’t I know?

The Buoys - Timothy

I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall

madonna, live to tell

Three blind mice,
Three blind mice
See how they run,
See how they run!

They all ran after
The farmer’s wife
She cut off their tails
With a carving knife
Did you ever see
Such a sight in your life
As three blind mice?

Children’s nursery rhyme

Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it, ah, out of sight
Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there’s never, never a trace of red

?, mac the knife

I got you to hold my hand
I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
I got you to talk with me
I got you to kiss goodnight
I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won’t let go
I got you to love me so
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

Sonny & Cher - I Got You, Babe

I have spoke with the tongues of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone

But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

u2, i still haven’t found what i’m looking for

Fee, fee, fi, fi, fo-fo, fum
Look at Molly now [2: look out once again, now], here she comes
Wearin’ her wig hat and shades to match
She’s got high-heel shoes and an alligator hat
Wearin’ her pearls and her diamond rings
She’s got bracelets on her fingers, now, and everything
She’s the devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Wearin’ her perfume, Chanel No. 5
Got to be the finest girl alive
She walks real cool, catches everybody’s eye
She’s got such good lovin’ that they can’t say goodbye
Not too skinny, she’s not too fat
She’s a real humdinger and I like it like that
She’s the devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on

(“Good Golly Miss Molly” interlude:)
Good golly, Miss Molly
You sure like to ball
Good golly, Miss Molly
You sure like to ball
While you’re rockin’ and rollin’
Can’t you hear your mama call
From the early, early mornin’ ‘til the early, early nights
See Miss Molly rockin’ at the House of Blue Lights
Good golly, Miss Molly
You sure like to ball
While you’re rockin’ and rollin’
Can’t you hear your mama call

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Devil With a Blue Dress On

Where’d all the good people go?
I’ve been changing channels
I don’t see them on the TV shows
Where’d all the good people go?
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

good people by: jack johnson

In the paper today
Tales of war and of waste
But you turn right over to the TV page

Don’t dream it’s over, Crowded House

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!

Kurt Weill, from The Threepenny Opera

Threepenny Opera

I better post a song so I don’t get in trouble!

I come from down in the valley
where mister when you’re young
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
Me and Mary we met in high school
when she was just seventeen
We’d ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green

We’d go down to the river
And into the river we’d dive
Oh down to the river we’d ride

Then I got Mary pregnant
and man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse
and the judge put it all to rest
No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle
No flowers no wedding dress

That night we went down to the river
And into the river we’d dive
Oh down to the river we did ride

I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company
But lately there ain’t been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well mister they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don’t remember
Mary acts like she don’t care

But I remember us riding in my brother’s car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I’d lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take
Now those memories come back to haunt me
they haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true
Or is it something worse
that sends me down to the river
though I know the river is dry
That sends me down to the river tonight
Down to the river
my baby and I
Oh down to the river we ride

Bruce Springsteen, The River

I dont know why I love her like I do
All the changes you put me through
Take my money, my cigarettes
I havent seen the worst of it yet
I wanna know that youll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Take me to the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down

I dont know why you treat me so bad
Think of all the things we could have had
Love is an ocean that I cant forget
My sweet sixteen I would never regret

I wanna know that youll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Push me in the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me

Hug me, squeeze me, love me, tease me
Till I cant, till I cant, till I cant take no more of it
Take me to the water, drop me in the river
Push me in the water, drop me in the river
Washing me down, washing me down

I dont know why I love you like I do
All the troubles you put me through
Sixteen candles there on my wall
And here am I the biggest fool of them all

I wanna know that youll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river and drop me in the water
Dip me in the river, drop me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down.

Talking Heads: Take Me to The River

“stay”

well I’ve grown wings
but I can’t bring myself to fly away
and climb the highest mountain top
but I don’t wanna stay
there’s nothing left inside this town that will keep me here
a little change comes to heart that’s frozen in fear

Boarded Doors, by The Morning Benders