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Oh noes! Music lyric meme redux

You know this meme! Guess the song from the lyric fragments. This is an exercise in cultural overlap more than anything else. This time I used my main iTunes library and got pickier about which songs from the Party Mix I used. Some of these should be easy for everybody.


1. Aw, you shouldn't do that
Don't you know you'll stain the carpet

2. What is love made of?
Nobody knows.
What are you afraid of?
Everybody knows...
It's love. It's love.

3. It's fun to eulogize
The people you despise
As long as you don't let 'em in your school

4. Mon amour
What's a boy in love
Supposed to do

5. Heifer whines could be human cries
Closer comes the screaming knife
This beautiful creature must die
This beautiful creature must die

6. But when the phone inside her rib cage rings it's not for me
Hey

7. You're never alone,
You're never disconnected!
You're home with your own:
When company's expected,
You're well protected!

8. Now howard the duck and mr stress both stayed
Trapped in a world that they never made
But not me baby

9. Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon

10. Bow down before the one you serve.
Youre going to get what you deserve.

11. I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
Can you hear me?

12. Capital punishment, she's last year's model
They call her natasha when she looks like elsie

13. Now is not this ridiculous, and is not this preposterous?
A thorough-paced absurdity - explain it if you can.

14. Orlando Cepeda is at bat with the bases jammed
Orlando Cepeda with a Wham! Bam!
He hit a grand slam

15. Now, you see these girls with these fine diamonds, fine furs and fine clothes
Well, they're looking for a husband and you're listening to a man who knows
They ain't foolin', and if you fool around with them
You're gonna get yourself in a schoolin'

16. I had no reason to be over-optimistic,
But somehow when you smiled
I could brave bad weather

17. I'm not going to get too sentimental
Like those other sticky valentines

18. When the band began to play
The stars were shining bright.
Now the milkman's on his way.
It's too late to say good night.

19. In ancient rome there was a poem
About a dog who found two bones
He picked at one
He licked the other
He went in circles
He dropped dead

20. Should I tell him, gaunt and rusting, with the willow tree above,
This - abandoned on manoeuvres - is the object of your love?

The alternative is working on my outline for NaNoWriMo, and lord knows I couldn't do that. I have another week of quality procrastination to get in.
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3. "National Brotherhood Week" - Tom Lehrer

6. "The Famous Polka" - TMBG

7. The Jet Song from West Side Story

10. "Head Like a Hole" - NIN

11. "Life And How to Live It" - REM

12. "I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea" - Elvis Costello

There were a few more I couldn't quite get, but feel like I ought to.
#11 is REM but not that song... The others are bang on! And given the ones you guessed, I have to think you'd love the artist in #14. He has, after all, been Tom Lehrer's particular idol since childbirth.
Up to par and Katy bars the kitchen door but not me in...
No, you're absoutely right, it's not, and I can't figure out why I typed that. (Possibly because that was on iTunes a few minutes ago. *g*) It's "Sitting Still," and I hang my head in shame for having confused them.

8 and 10 sound insanely familiar, but my brain doesn't seem to be working today. Must be all that Xandery goodness over a maleslashminis.
10. Head Like a Hole, NIN. I hear it at the club all the time...

That's all I got.
For some reason the only NIN I actually own is a CD single of that track with a zillion weird mixes. Huh. I would have expected myself to have picked up The downward spiral some time in the last decade.

Did you happen to download the mashups mix I posted a couple of weeks ago? There was a mash of "Closer" with "Come Together" that might make you laugh helplessly.
I did download those, but I haven't gotten around to listening to them yet. (You wouldn't believe how much music I downloaded in the last few weeks... I'm just starting to catch up.)

I gotta remember to snag Head Like a Hole one of these days...
18. It's too late to say good night... so say "Good Morning!" from Singin' In The Rain.
*reads it again*

Whatever it is, I would certainly like it... I'm thinking it's something musical-theaterish, maybe Sondheim? Or G&S? Not Pinafore and not Pirates and I don't think Mikado, though it could conceivably be Iolanthe...
Instead of rushing eagerly to cherish us and foster us
they all prefer this melancholy literary man
*gives up and googles*

Ah. No, sadly, I'm not familiar with that one. I need to get myself this box set to fill in the holes in my G&S knowledge.
Um, I think #4 is Erasure, but I have no idea what the title is. That's about as close as I can get on this one.
"Never tell a man the truth about the one that he adores..."
Oh, my darling armadillo,
won't you tell me of your love?
underneath this weeping willow on the lea?

#20 is "The Armadillo" from the album "Beastiary" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. It is one of my most favorite ever love songs.

Isn't it a telling thing that I got the Tom Lehrer ones instantly and the Flanders and Swann, and have not the slightest clue about any of the others, not even a faint twink of memory? They are wholly unknown to me, and the lyrics of #5 made me skitter and baulk. I don't WANT to know that song.
Re: "Never tell a man the truth about the one that he adores..."
My husband once sang "mud, mud, glorious mud" to me... and then confessed he'd never heard of Flanders & Swann. A family friend had used to sing it, and he learned it without ever hearing the original.

#5 is... not one of my favorites. A somewhat emo 80s alt-rock band, making an overwrought argument for vegetarianism.

I think you would enjoy #14, for the the same reason that I think Mireille would!
I bet you've heard #9.