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Song meme, book meme - The Phantom Librarian
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Song meme, book meme
Snagged from author_by_night. Guess the song from the lyrics. And my own twist, if you don't know the song, guess what the next line might be, or give the summary of the kind of story you'd use it as an epigraph for. You can do the latter even if you do know it, if you have a mind to.

ETA 2: Woo-hoo, all guessed. If anyone feels like doing the "What would I used it as an epigraph for?" feel free. Or if you just dig the song and want to say something about it. I linked to all the full lyrics.


1. Don't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear.
"Sing," by the Carpenters, guessed by timeseek

2. Riding on the tapestry of all there is to be // so many ways, and oh, so many things
Summer, by John Denver, guessed by midnitemaraud_r

3. The heat was hot and the ground was dry // But the air was full of sound
A Horse With No Name, by America, guessed by timesink

4. In restless dreams I walked alone // Narrow streets of cobblestone
"The Sounds of Silence", Simon and Garfunkel, guessed by gunderpants and wychwood.

5. Old fashioned superstitions // I find too hard to break
(The Goonies R) Good Enough, by Cyndi Lauper, guessed by reihla

6. Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done.
Coward of the County, by Kenny Rogers, guessed by lilac_berry and persephone_kore

7. Happy times together we’ve been spending // I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldn't It Be Nice?, by the Beach Boys, guessed by mbs_bookworm

8. And now the time has come // And so, my love, I must go
Follow the Sun, by the Beatles. Guessed by persephone_kore

9. Music too magic to end // I'll play you over and over again
Somewhere In the Night by Barry Manilow, guessed by midnitemaraud_r

10. I have a tale to tell // Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
Live to Tell, by Madonna, guessed by persephone_kore



ETA, snagging from sreya
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.


I grabbed something sitting here on the desk. It turned out to be something I grabbed yesterday and forgot about.

God was a merciful and righteous father, and not a fierce, irrascible judge. The Reformation, one could say, occurred because a brilliant professor was doing his job--preparing thoughtful, original lectures.

THE REFORMATION

Luther's thoughts tumbled out of the classroom and into the marketplace in 1517 when plenary indulgences were being hawked by a Dominican, Tetzel, near Wittenburg.

From Renaissance and Reformation: A Short History, by John F.H. New
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From: gunderpants Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
#4 = Sounds of Silence?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes. The song I wouldn't exist without. (It was my parents' song.)
wychwood From: wychwood Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
4. is Paul Simon - Sounds of Silence. :)
timesink From: timesink Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

at least as old as you

1. Sing, The Carpenters

3. A Horse with No Name, America

I know more; I can hear them in my head but I can't think of the names.
greyathena From: greyathena Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: at least as old as you

yeah, those were the two I knew as well.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: at least as old as you

Right, and right.
From: mbs_bookworm Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
7) the Beach Boys - Wouldn't it be nice
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure would.
midnitemaraud_r From: midnitemaraud_r Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my God! I know all of them except #6! That NEVER happens to me with these!

So I'll just name two so others can play!

3. Horse With No Name - America

9. Somewhere in the Night - Barry Manilow
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm shocked that you know #2... I thought that was the most obscure one!

At any rate, yup on America and Mr. Manilow.
midnitemaraud_r From: midnitemaraud_r Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hee* I'm a closet JD fan! Shhh!

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I quoted that whole verse as my yearbook picture epigram. I am a great big hippie geek.
midnitemaraud_r From: midnitemaraud_r Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*g* We didn't have quotes like that in our yearbook - I wish we had, though at the time I probably would have quoted Depeche Mode, Squeeze or Footloose or The Breakfast Club movies. Heh. Me? Shallow? Nah!

I love that song, and I haven't heard it in years. He doesn't get much air time on the radio, you know? And not that song. I wish I had his stuff on CD - I had a few of his albums (still do in my parents' basement I'm sure) but alas, no turntable.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I broke down and bought An Evening With J.D. It's definitely among my favorites, and my poor old LP was scratched beyond usability.
midnitemaraud_r From: midnitemaraud_r Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't even remember the last time I bought a CD. I think it was The Best of the B-52s from the bargain bin. I've been meaning to buy so many - mostly replacing albums I had, as I'm not much into newer music and bands, ('80s new wave fangirl 4-eva! *g*) though there are certain new songs I do like. I've got a bunch of my old '70s faves the Carpenters, Barry, Helen Reddy, The Fifth Dimension (well, '60s), a few Beatles, Elton's box set, America, etc., and several "songs of the '70s" compilations, but I've a long way to go and other things I tend to spend my money on instead.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not particularly closeted, but while I can kind of hear it, I'm not sure I know that one....
midnitemaraud_r From: midnitemaraud_r Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's from the Rocky Mountain High LP - the song she quoted is called Summer, but there are others (Fall, Winter and Spring, heh) that tend to get called the Seasonal Suite or something like that.

(And I guess I should just 'guess' it for real, since it's the only one left, eh?)
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: May 3rd, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I ended up looking it up, and I have heard it after all... just couldn't place it. :)
lilac_bearry From: lilac_bearry Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
6 is The Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers?

8 is so familiar, but I can't think of it...next line, please?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
6. Yup

8. "And though I lose a friend"
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
#6: "Coward of the County" by Kenny Rogers?
#8: "Follow the Sun" (can't remember by whom)
#10: "Live to Tell" by Madonna (Actually, this has been striking me for some time as suiting Ginny-in-CoS.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
All counts. :)
mistralcat From: mistralcat Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is #8 Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, sorry... haven't edited in in, but persephone_kore got it. :)
reihla From: reihla Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
#5 has got to be "Good Enough" by Cyndi Lauper. Goonies was one of my favorite 80s movies! :)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
"I feel like I'm babysitting, except I'm not getting paid!" :p
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