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1. I never was known to treat no one man right/ I keep them working hard both day and night.
-"Wild Women Don't Have the Blues," Ida Cox (among many, many others)
2. And should I go/ You won't say so/ I know it's true
-"New Favorite," Alison Krauss & Union Station
3. Mister God, For his squad/ A marine, For his queen/ A G.I., For his cutey-pie/ Is not.
-"Too Darn Hot," Ella Fitzgerald (for one) -- really surprised no one got this!
4. Will there be any freight trains in heaven/ Any boxcars in which we might hide?
-"Hobo's Meditation," Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris (how's that for a trio?)
5. Let's chronicle the dark side of a life/ Did you ever keep the date with the steel side of the knife?
-"As Girls Go," Suzanne Vega
6. Some things are just pictures/ They're scenes before your eyes/ And don't look now/ I'm right behind you
-"Coolsville," Laurie Anderson
7. Don't you know/ Honey, nobody ever gonna love you/ The way I try to do.
-"Cry Baby," Janis Joplin
11. Eat me/ In the space/ Within my heart/ Love you for God/ Love you for the Mother
-"Black Milk," Massive Attack
12. My whole life's been a torrid affair/ Cause I've had too many bottles of gin
-"The Wine," Clare Fader
14. So keep your candles burning/ And make her journey bright and pure
-"Into My Arms," Nick Cave
15. It doesn't have a floor/ it's kind of small/ but there's no wall between us here
-"Battle Room," Michael Penn
18. Well I've been faithful/ And I've been so good/ Except for drinking/ But he knew that I would
-"Jesus Gonna Be Here," Tom Waits
19. Train game, moss monster, playin' down in the woods of bamboo/ Mr. Black Snake ate all the bad snakes, Mr. Black Snake'll eat you too
-"Main Road," Lucinda Williams
20. I visit Magherclocher/ On Middletown heights I stand/ Beneath me lies the ocean wide/ and Machergallon strand
-"The Green Fields of Gaothdobhair," Clannad
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Hmm. I think I'm going to give some genre hints, on the off chance anyone wants to try again:

1. Blues: I never was known to treat no one man right/ I keep them working hard both day and night.
2. Country-ish, maybe: And should I go/ You won't say so/ I know it's true
3. Jazz: Mister God, For his squad/ A marine, For his queen/ A G.I., For his cutey-pie/ Is not.
4. Will there be any freight trains in heaven/ Any boxcars in which we might hide?
5. Let's chronicle the dark side of a life/ Did you ever keep the date with the steel side of the knife?
6. Some things are just pictures/ They're scenes before your eyes/ And don't look now/ I'm right behind you
7. Classic Rock: Don't you know/ Honey, nobody ever gonna love you/ The way I try to do.

10. Monday finds you like a bomb/ It's been left ticking there too long/ You're bleeding-"I Saved the World Today," Eurythmics, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] gblvr
11. Eat me/ In the space/ Within my heart/ Love you for God/ Love you for the Mother
12. My whole life's been a torrid affair/ Cause I've had too many bottles of gin

14. So keep your candles burning/ And make her journey bright and pure
15. It doesn't have a floor/ it's kind of small/ but there's no wall between us here
16. So back in town in 95/ Filling in for a drunken DJ/ I tried to keep the floor alive-"Music for Girls," Baxendale, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o

18. Well I've been faithful/ And I've been so good/ Except for drinking/ But he knew that I would
19. Train game, moss monster, playin' down in the woods of bamboo/ Mr. Black Snake ate all the bad snakes, Mr. Black Snake'll eat you too
20. Celtic: I visit Magherclocher/ On Middletown heights I stand/ Beneath me lies the ocean wide/ and Machergallon strand
helvirago: (insideout)
To do a lyrics quiz. Yay! Lyrics! )
helvirago: (Shoulder)
So here are the favorite characters, guessed and unguessed:

1. Buffy - Tara (or Oz), unguessed
2. Angel - Wesley, [livejournal.com profile] la_perkins
3. Firefly - Kaylee (or Zoe), unguessed
4. Stargate SG-1 - Daniel, [livejournal.com profile] vwbug
5. MASH - Hawkeye, [livejournal.com profile] seankozma
6. Wonderfalls - Jaye, [livejournal.com profile] la_perkins
7. ER - Doug Ross, [livejournal.com profile] seankozma
8. West Wing - CJ, [livejournal.com profile] vwbug
9. CSI (Las Vegas) - Catherine, unguessed
10. WKRP in Cincinnati - Bailey Quarters, [livejournal.com profile] dxmachina

I can't believe nobody guessed Catherine for CSI. I mean... Catherine! I keep expecting her to be uncool, but she keeps being cool instead! She has perspective on her past, she has compassion without at all being soft, and she provides the cool voice of "hey, different strokes for different folks" when Nick's being all, "Ew, dominatrices and bondage!"

Mind you, CSI does bug me with the episodes which go essentially like this: "Oh, hey, we're all hip and blase about all this stuff, but most people would be all titillated. See? Titillation! Look at that, that's just the kind of thing that would titillate someone. Let's see that again."

Also, I'm headed out of town for a week and may not be able to keep up with lj (gasp!). Have a good one.
helvirago: (Shoulder)
Y'all are probably tired of this, but what the hell. The other option is actually doing my homework.

From [livejournal.com profile] aimeejmc:
1. Post a list of 10 TV shows you watch/ed
2. Have your friends list guess your favourite character from each.
3. When someone guesses your favourite character, bold the title.

Some of these are gonna be hella easy (and I don't think there's any point in including Smallville). Some of them, I waffle a little on my favorite character, but I'll count either of the possibilities as a correct guess.

1. Buffy
2. Angel - Wesley, [livejournal.com profile] la_perkins
3. Firefly
4. Stargate SG-1 - Daniel, [livejournal.com profile] vwbug
5. MASH - Hawkeye, [livejournal.com profile] seankozma
6. Wonderfalls - Jaye, [livejournal.com profile] la_perkins
7. ER - Doug Ross, [livejournal.com profile] seankozma
8. West Wing - CJ, [livejournal.com profile] vwbug
9. CSI (Las Vegas)
10. WKRP in Cincinnati - Bailey Quarters, [livejournal.com profile] dxmachina

Wow, I had a pretty hard time coming up with all of those!
helvirago: (Legs)
Coming up, the answers to the unguessed lyrics from the quiz. Some thoughts spurred by writing this entry:
  • Am I the only person who listens to Dido? I keep feeling that there's something, I don't know, relentlessly middlebrow about liking her, as though I should be embarrassed about it. But I have no idea where that feeling's coming from! Anyway, I just go on liking her a lot.
  • My French kind of really sucks. Despite my listening to the Les Miz soundtrack a silly number of times. Seriously, I don't understand any of it -- but I do wonder why on earth the French version has "My prince is already on the way" and the English version has "There is a castle on a cloud." Huh? Never liked that song, anyway. At least the castle on a cloud version. I mean, among other things, the line about crying not being allowed irritated me, because I imagine the Javerts Thenardiers (Javerts, psha. What's wrong with me?) looked pretty harshly on crying too! I, um, may have thought about it too much. It's funny, I think I have some of the same issues with Cosette as with Harry Potter, in that their childhoods were supposed to be entirely dominated by these people who essentially hate and (at least emotionally) abuse them, but it doesn't have all that much impact on their personalities. Okay, really overthinking it.
  • Apparently, the phrase "open palmed" appears in a fair number of sex-related sites -- Kama Sutra and erotica. I guess it doesn't come up all that much, but where it does come up it's often in the context of caresses -- or, in the case of the Kama Sutra, slaps, but in the context "kissing and slapping between her breasts", which sounds not particularly erotic, but hey. Kama Sutra.
  • I overthink stuff a lot.

    Ooh! "William's Doll"!

    The answers! )

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