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Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#1 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:53 am

Here is the first Player Participation Friday game of the 2021 LSWE, where I asked you all to send me a song for the game based on the following extremely complicated (according to Sprots) theme...

The aliens have landed, and you have been chosen to be earth's ambassador who will show them around the planet. The aliens, as you might expect, aren't too happy with what they see on the third rock from the sun. You notice on the mothership overhead that they're preparing the giant laser that will turn the earth into tiny pebbles... and you only have a few minutes remaining to change their minds and show them that there are redeeming values to humanity! You quickly whip out your music collection and select what song to play for the aliens, which you hope will save the world!

Perhaps not surprisingly, since I tried to be extremely cute with how I described the background situation, most, if not everyone, who played along didn't quite interpret this the way I had planned. That's my fault, so I decided to play along with everyone else and made my own submission sorta match with the vibe of everyone else's songs. 11 of you sent me a song (the other 5 of you are officially on report), so with my entry worked in, that made this game just meet the LSWE minimum of 12 songs! Good luck saving the world...

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 5 points for identifying which song I contributed to the game...


1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week


Which song did I contribute to this game?

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#2 Post by earendel » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:21 am

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1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME - Randy Newman

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too
PEACE TRAIN - The O'Jays

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS - Simon & Garfunkel

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
HALLELUJAH - Leonard Cohen

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH - Buffalo Springfield

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
ROCKET MAN - Elton John

Which song did I contribute to this game?
#8?

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#3 Post by Vandal » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:54 am

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2. Have You Ever Seen the Rain - CCR
3. Love Train - O'Jays
5. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon/Garfunkel
7. You've Got Hide Your Love Away - Beatles
10. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
12. Rocket Man - Elton John (your contribution)


Which song did I contribute to this game? #12

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#4 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:15 am

earendel wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:21 am
I'm disappointed you didn't use mine. :cry:
I just checked again, and I got no PM from you. Check your sent box and see if it made it out or not...

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#5 Post by ShamelessWeasel » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:34 am

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1. You've got a friend in me - Randy Newman
2. nope
3. Love Train - OJays
4. nope
5. Bridge over Troubled waters - Simon and Garfunkel
6. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
7. You've got to hide your love away - The Beatles
8. nope
9. nope
10. For what it's worth - Buffalo Springfield
11. What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
12. Rocketman - Sir Elton


Which song did I contribute to this game? #8

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#6 Post by PanicinDetroit » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:38 am

Friday

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN- CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too
LOVE TRAIN - THE O'JAYS

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run
IT'S A MISTAKE - MEN AT WORK

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
HALLELUJAH - JEFF BUCKLEY

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small
YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY - THE BEATLES

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize
SHINING STAR - THE MANHATTANS

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH - BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
ROCKET MAN - ELTON JOHN


Which song did I contribute to this game? 11

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#7 Post by kroxquo » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:43 am

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1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 5 points for identifying which song I contributed to the game...


1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

Love Train -

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run

It's a Mistake - Men at Work

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Bridge Over Troubled Water - S & G

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

You've Got To Hide Your Love Aawy - Beatles (John being especially angsty)

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be a Long, Long Time) - Elton John. (We have to make sure we have the official title with the parenthetical)


Which song did I contribute to this game? I'm guessing number 10

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#8 Post by franktangredi » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:47 am

Spoiler

2. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN/CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

3. LOVE TRAIN/THE O'JAYS

4. IT'S A MISTAKE/MEN AT WORK

5. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS/SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

6. HALLELUJAH/LEONARD COHEN AND 50 OTHER GUYS

7. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY/THE BEATLES

10. FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH/BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD

11. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD/LOUIS ARMSTRONG

12. ROCKET MAN/ELTON JOHN
Which song did I contribute to this game?
I'LL GUESS #9, BECAUSE THE EXCERPT IS SO FREAKIN' LONG YOU MUST LOVE IT
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#9 Post by a1mamacat » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:13 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:53 am
Here is the first Player Participation Friday game of the 2021 LSWE, where I asked you all to send me a song for the game based on the following extremely complicated (according to Sprots) theme...

The aliens have landed, and you have been chosen to be earth's ambassador who will show them around the planet. The aliens, as you might expect, aren't too happy with what they see on the third rock from the sun. You notice on the mothership overhead that they're preparing the giant laser that will turn the earth into tiny pebbles... and you only have a few minutes remaining to change their minds and show them that there are redeeming values to humanity! You quickly whip out your music collection and select what song to play for the aliens, which you hope will save the world!

Perhaps not surprisingly, since I tried to be extremely cute with how I described the background situation, most, if not everyone, who played along didn't quite interpret this the way I had planned. That's my fault, so I decided to play along with everyone else and made my own submission sorta match with the vibe of everyone else's songs. 11 of you sent me a song (the other 5 of you are officially on report), so with my entry worked in, that made this game just meet the LSWE minimum of 12 songs! Good luck saving the world...

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 5 points for identifying which song I contributed to the game...

Spoiler
1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

You got a friend in me - Buzz and Woody

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Bridge over troubled water -Simon and Garfunkel

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

Hallelujah -Josh Grobin

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

Shining Star - the Manhattans

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week


Which song did I contribute to this game? All of them as you did all the typing 🤪

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#10 Post by SportsFan68 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:15 pm

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littlebeast13 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:53 am
Here is the first Player Participation Friday game of the 2021 LSWE, where I asked you all to send me a song for the game based on the following extremely complicated (according to Sprots) theme...

The aliens have landed, and you have been chosen to be earth's ambassador who will show them around the planet. The aliens, as you might expect, aren't too happy with what they see on the third rock from the sun. You notice on the mothership overhead that they're preparing the giant laser that will turn the earth into tiny pebbles... and you only have a few minutes remaining to change their minds and show them that there are redeeming values to humanity! You quickly whip out your music collection and select what song to play for the aliens, which you hope will save the world!

Perhaps not surprisingly, since I tried to be extremely cute with how I described the background situation, most, if not everyone, who played along didn't quite interpret this the way I had planned. That's my fault, so I decided to play along with everyone else and made my own submission sorta match with the vibe of everyone else's songs. 11 of you sent me a song (the other 5 of you are officially on report), so with my entry worked in, that made this game just meet the LSWE minimum of 12 songs! Good luck saving the world...

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 5 points for identifying which song I contributed to the game...


1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

You've got a friend in me, Randy Newman

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run

It's a mistake, Men At Work

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Bridge over Troubled Waters, Simon and Garfunkel

I thought about turning in this one.

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

Hallelujah, k.d. lang

I thought about this one too.

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

What a wonderful world, Louis Armstrong

I thought about using this one too. And the one I did send in isn't here. I checked everything in Private Messages, but it's not there.

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

Rocket Man, Elton John.

It never crossed my mind to use this one.


Which song did I contribute to this game? I'll guess #12.

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OK, that was true. Then I saw a typo that would cause LB to make fun of me but not give me my much-deserved JJC points. So I fixed it, causing a second edit.
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#11 Post by T_Bone0806 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:40 am

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littlebeast13 wrote:


1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

You've Got A Friend In Me-Randy Newman

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

Have You Ever Seen The Rain-Creedence Clearwater Revival

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

Love Train-O'Jays

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run

It's A Mistake-Men At Work

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon and Garfunkel

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Pentatonix, pretty much every contestant on every singing competition show in existence.

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away-The Beatles, and a group called Silkie, who actually had a Top 10 hit with it.

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

Spelling Bea, She Cast Her Spell On Me-The Audience Volunteers.

That's not a real title, of course, but it would've made a great one for a 50's song.


9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

Last Words Of An Amateur Superhero-The Human Scapegoat

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

For What It's Worth-Buffalo Springfield

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

What A Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

Rocket Man-Elton John

Which song did I contribute to this game?

I'm gonna say it was #4, It's A Mistake.

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#12 Post by jarnon » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:00 pm

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3. Love Train
6. Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
11. What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

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#13 Post by Bob78164 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:57 am

I should have picked 42.
1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

The Hallelujah Song, Pentatonix (among others)

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

For What It's Worth, Buffalo Springfield

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by


12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

Rocket Man, Elton John


Which song did I contribute to this game? 11

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#14 Post by mellytu74 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:37 pm

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1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME - RANDY NEWMAN

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN - CCR

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

LOVE TRAIN - O'JAYS

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

HALLELUJAH - LEONARD COHEN

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY - THE BEATLES

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

SHINING STAR - MANHATTANS

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

FOR WHAT ITS WORTH - BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

ROCKETMAN - ELTON JOHN


Which song did I contribute to this game?

#4 - Because I have no idea what it is. :D

Kroxquo Bonus: Oops. Looks like that didn't work, and the earth just became another asteroid belt. Name a song with artist to remember our planet by...

EARTH ANGEL - THE PENQUINS

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#15 Post by mrkelley23 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:27 pm

littlebeast13
Here is the first Player Participation Friday game of the 2021 LSWE, where I asked you all to send me a song for the game based on the following extremely complicated (according to Sprots) theme...

The aliens have landed, and you have been chosen to be earth's ambassador who will show them around the planet. The aliens, as you might expect, aren't too happy with what they see on the third rock from the sun. You notice on the mothership overhead that they're preparing the giant laser that will turn the earth into tiny pebbles... and you only have a few minutes remaining to change their minds and show them that there are redeeming values to humanity! You quickly whip out your music collection and select what song to play for the aliens, which you hope will save the world!

Perhaps not surprisingly, since I tried to be extremely cute with how I described the background situation, most, if not everyone, who played along didn't quite interpret this the way I had planned. That's my fault, so I decided to play along with everyone else and made my own submission sorta match with the vibe of everyone else's songs. 11 of you sent me a song (the other 5 of you are officially on report), so with my entry worked in, that made this game just meet the LSWE minimum of 12 songs! Good luck saving the world...

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 5 points for identifying which song I contributed to the game...


1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

You've Got a Friend in Me -- Randy Newman

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

Love Train -- The O'Jays

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run



5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Bridge Over Troubled Water -- Simon & Garfunkel

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

Hallelujah -- Jeff Buckley

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away -- The Beatles

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

Shining Star -- The Manhattans

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

For What it's Worth -- Buffalo Springfield

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

Wonderful World -- Louis Armstrong

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

Rocket Men -- Elton John


Which song did I contribute to this game? I dunno, you always surprise me with your choices. And there's like, no 1980s songs among the ones I knew. I'll guess Shining Star.

Kroxquo Bonus: Oops. Looks like that didn't work, and the earth just became another asteroid belt. Name a song with artist to remember our planet by...

Memories -- Elvis Presley

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#16 Post by Hotseat Or Bust! » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:27 pm

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3.) Love Train - The O'Jays, 5.) Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel, 6.) Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley, 7.) You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles, 10.) For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield, 11.) What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong, 12.) Rocket Man - Elton John. LB's Song: # 9. Krox Bonus: The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis.

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#17 Post by Earl the Squirrel » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:18 am

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littlebeast13 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:53 am
Here is the first Player Participation Friday game of the 2021 LSWE, where I asked you all to send me a song for the game based on the following extremely complicated (according to Sprots) theme...

The aliens have landed, and you have been chosen to be earth's ambassador who will show them around the planet. The aliens, as you might expect, aren't too happy with what they see on the third rock from the sun. You notice on the mothership overhead that they're preparing the giant laser that will turn the earth into tiny pebbles... and you only have a few minutes remaining to change their minds and show them that there are redeeming values to humanity! You quickly whip out your music collection and select what song to play for the aliens, which you hope will save the world!

Perhaps not surprisingly, since I tried to be extremely cute with how I described the background situation, most, if not everyone, who played along didn't quite interpret this the way I had planned. That's my fault, so I decided to play along with everyone else and made my own submission sorta match with the vibe of everyone else's songs. 11 of you sent me a song (the other 5 of you are officially on report), so with my entry worked in, that made this game just meet the LSWE minimum of 12 songs! Good luck saving the world...

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 5 points for identifying which song I contributed to the game...

So I thought the point was to talk them out of blowing the shit out of everything...what was the true purpose?

Meanwhile, the weekend kind of got away from me (Your Denver Nuggets!!!!11 had two afternoon games) and I wasn't on the computer and forgot about LSWE (I know!) so no time for comments on this one. Let's see how that goes...



1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said

You've Got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman

I used to love Randy Newman when he was a shit shirring satirist, then he spent decades Oscar hunting and it, I don't know, kind of took away the edge...

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too

Love Train - O'Jays

Aw this always makes me think of Clem and Scrubs (not necessarily in that order...ha!)

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

You know, I always liked Simon and Garfunkel, even though they were kind of hippy dippy sixties folk troubadour types, but this is like their Honey to me. I know, why don't I ever actually like the hits and instead go for the album cuts??

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her

Hallelujah - Bon Jovi

I know I mention this every time it shows up in LS (which is like every year but I haven't played for several), this is (now was, I guess) Leonard Cohen's favourite version. I really hate when people (mostly on singing comps) treat this like some religious, praise God gospel song, when it's really pretty much the opposite..

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

Hide Your Love Away - Beatles

Now we're talking! My favourite Beatles song, (which needs no parenthetical, thank you). It's deceivingly simplisitic, but very personal to me.

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

Do I get an 'oh, that's cute" point for guessing my own song?

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

I would go for the gorgeous version Iz did, but it's too late and I'm in too much of a hurry, to figure out the spelling... my quick take would be Kamakawio'ole. (And I'm not even looking back to see how atrocious that is...

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

Rocket Man - Elton John


Which song did I contribute to this game?

I'll say number nine, because you like all this weird 90s shit that I don't know. Plus number 9, number 9, number 9....ha!

Kroxquo Bonus: Oops. Looks like that didn't work, and the earth just became another asteroid belt. Name a song with artist to remember our planet by...

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major BWV 1068 - J.S. Bach

I know it's not a typical LSWE entry (but remember, I'm the one that had a whole game with an instrumental bonus in it...ha!), but this is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard and it never fails to move me. I'm tearing up right now just hearing it my head...

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#18 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:51 am

1. When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman

2. Till forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR (Because the band name is too long to type out...)

3. All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in
Egypt and Israel, too
Love Train - O'Jays

4. After the laughter has died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They got the bad guys on the run
It's A Mistake - Men At Work

5. I'll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (If I were the aliens, I'd nuke the entire galaxy if someone played this POS... no offense to the player who submitted it! :mrgreen: )

6. Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
Hallaleujah - Just About Everyone Except Me Who Has Never Heard It Before

7. Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Beatles

8. So many have tried,
Tried To find a love
Like yours and mine, hmm, mm, mm
Girl, don't you realize
How you hypnotize
Shining Star - Manhattans

9. Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know
Blow Up The Outside World - Soundgarden (I won't out who threw this shutout into the game, but you'd never guess who it was...)

10. There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

11. The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong (Earl flirted with negative JJC points for mentioning that Hawaiian dude. I'd managed to forget that version existed...)

12. And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
Rocket Man - Elton John


Which song did I contribute to this game?

#4 - It's A Mistake

Speaking of mistakes.... this game started off as me basically wanting you to give me the one song that is so epic, it basically justifies the existence of music and even humanity itself. Then I had to throw in the alien story, and that thought got lost while everyone concentrated on pacifying the invaders. Like I said, my fault for getting too cute. I'll try to keep things simpler in the future, and not just for Sprots...


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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 1/8/21

#19 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:10 am

JJC Points:


ear gets 2 JJC points for his song getting lost in the mail...

Vandal gets 2 JJC points for losing the keys...

Weasel gets 2 JJC points for anal probes...

Panic gets a JJC point for such cute destruction. Awwww....

Krox gets 2 JJC points for some show I don't watch and, for maybe the first time, not answering Shatner...

frank gets 3 JJC points for my song logic, and the nice picture of Morticia.... er Lily Munst.... uhhh Vampira.

Saucy gets 2 JJC points for filling Anon's role as resident smartass...

Sprots gets 3 JJC points for screwing up her PM, editing juicy details out of her post, and for the nice light show...

TBone gets 3 JJC points for...... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

jarnon gets a JJC point for phoning home...

Bob gets a JJC point for the Enterprise, which came TO outer space...

melly gets 3 JJC points for correct my song logic, and for what looks like a hairy nutsack wearing a party hat (With those claws, at least he can scratch himself)...

mrk gets 2 JJC points for a book I've never read (Yeah, I know, I'm such a man of culture)....

Hottie was the only one who played not to get any JJC points, so she gets one just for the hell of it!

Earl gets 2 JJC points for not letting basketball get in the way of her commenting, and for thinking of Clem...


Points:

ear 13+2
Vandal 19+2
Weasel 23+2
Panic 27+1
Krox 20+2
frank 25+3
Saucy 10+2
Sprots 17+3+5
TBone 32+3
jarnon 12+1
Bob 13+1
melly 32+3
mrk 25+2
Hottie 16+1
Earl 25+2
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