Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "I Want You Back," Jackson 5

Lyric #21 (last one!):

you're a teaser, you turn 'em on
leave them burning and then you're gone
looking out for another, anyone will do
you're in the mood for a dance

Saturday, June 09, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Drive", R.E.M.

Lyric #20:

but someone picked you from the bunch
one glance was all it took
now it's much too late for me
to take a second look

Friday, June 08, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Sympathy For the Devil," the Rolling Stones

Lyric #19:

what if i ride, what if you walk
what if you rock around the clock
tick, tock, tick, tock
what if you did, what if you walk
what if you tried to get off, baby

Thursday, June 07, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Rock the Casbah," The Clash

I was prepared to offer secret bonus points for "lock the cashbox," "stop the catbox," or "lock the taskbar," but apparently no one wanted to give any of those a try.

Lyric #18:

pleased to meet you
hope you guess my name
but what’s puzzling you
is the nature of my game

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Do You Realize??", The Flaming Lips

Lyric #17:

as soon as the sharia was
chauffeured outta there
the jet pilots turned to
the cockpit radio blare

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "All Shook Up," Elvis Presley

Lyric #16:

and instead of saying all of your goodbyes
let them know you realize that life goes fast
it’s hard to make the good things last
you realize the sun doesn’t go down
it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Monday, June 04, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Material Girl," Madonna

Lyric #15:

please don’t ask me what’s on my mind
i’m a little mixed up, but i’m feeling fine
when i’m near that girl that i love best
my heart beats so it scares me to death

Sunday, June 03, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Island In the Sun," Weezer

Lyric #14:

some boys romance, some boys slow dance
that's all right with me
if they can't raise my interest then i
have to let them be

Saturday, June 02, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "More Than a Feeling," Boston

Lyric #13:

when you’re on a golden sea
you don’t need no memory
just a place to call your own
as we drift into the zone

Friday, June 01, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Loser," Beck

Lyric #12:

so many people have come and gone
their faces fade as the years go by
yet i still recall as i wander on
as clear as the sun in the summer sky

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Drive My Car," The Beatles

Neither of our top two got this right, so the contest is still wide open. Quite a few people are within striking distance of the lead.

Lyric #11:

slap the turkey neck and it’s hanging from a pigeon wing
you can’t write if you can’t relate
trade the cash for the beef for the body for the hate
and my time is a piece of wax, falling on a termite
that’s choking on the splinters

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Run-Around," Blues Traveler

Lyric #10:

i told a girl that my prospects were good
and she said, “baby, it’s understood
working for peanuts is all very fine
but i can show you a better time”

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Boyfriend," Justin Bieber

I've never actually heard this song before, but I'm told this is an instantly recognizable lyric from it, so there you are.

Lyric #9:

like a game show contestant with a parting gift
i could not believe my eyes
when i saw through the voice of a trusted friend
who needs to humor me and tell me lies
yeah, humor me and tell me lies

Monday, May 28, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Don't Panic," Coldplay

Lyric #8:
swag, swag, swag, on you
chillin’ by the fire while we eatin’ fondue
i dunno about me but i know about you
so say hello to falsetto in three two Just a quick reminder to all of you to please not leave guesses or hints in the comments, as it prevents other players from having a fair chance to play.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "U Can't Touch This," MC Hammer

Lyric #7:

bones, sinking like stones
all that we’ve fought for
homes, places we’ve grown
all of us are done for

Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Everlong," by the Foo Fighters
Lyric #6:

it feels good, when you know you're down
a super dope homeboy from the oaktown
and i'm known as such
and this is a beat, uh, you can't touch

Friday, May 25, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "No Rain," by Blind Melon
I think more of you have heard this song than realize it, so I'm including the video for you. I think I'll do that for the rest of them, actually.
Lyric #5:
breathe out so i can breathe you in
hold you in
and now i know you’ve always been
out of your head
out of my head i sang

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Seven Nation Army," by The White Stripes
Lyric #5:
i just want someone to say to me
i’ll always be there when you wake
you know i’d like to keep my cheeks dry today
i really wanna really gonna have it made

No guesses in the comments, please.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "Hey Ya!", OutKast

Lyric #3:

they’re gonna rip it off
taking their time right behind my back
and i’m talking to myself at night because i can’t forget
back and forth through my mind behind a cigarette

One quick reminder for everyone: if you're going to submit a guess, please don't leave it in the comments, as that prevents others from being able to guess honestly. Send me your guess through email, DM, text, Twitter, or whatever else floats your boat.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Yesterday's lyric: "My Girl," The Temptations
Today's lyric:
we gonna break it down in just a few seconds
don’t make me break it down for nothing
now i wanna see y’all on y’alls baddest behavior
lend me some sugar, i am your neighbor

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Lyric contest again!

The rules are simple: I list a song lyric every day for the next three weeks, and you guess the song title and artist. Easy peasy. You're on your honor not to look them up with Google or anything similar. I can usually tell when someone's cheating, too. If I post a lyric from "Engine Number 9" and you guess it when I know you've never heard the Deftones in your life, I'm going to suspect something. So please, play fair.

The leaderboard will be posted on the sidebar here, so feel free to check in and see how you're doing.

And here we go!

Lyric #1

i've got so much honey the bees envy me.
i've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees.
i guess you'd say
what can make me feel this way

Guesses can be submitted by email, direct message, Twitter (@TheRealSamOrme), or however else you'd like. Leaving a comment on the blog makes it pretty easy for everyone else after you to guess, though.