I’ve Got A Fever… For MUSIC TAG [Come Join the Lyrical Fun!]

Kate over at Plethoric Thoughts thought it might be interesting to see what I would do with this game of “music tag.” I certainly hope I don’t disappoint a fellow narwhal.

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Always the first thing I think of for “narwhal”

Here are the “rules”:

  • List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipping, that’s cheating).
  • Write your favourite favorite lyric from each song. [I’m ‘Merican, so I am obligated to hate extraneous “u’s”]
  • Tag/link back to your enemies (and maybe some friends, too).

1. “Wrappin’ It Up” – Fletcher Hendersen

Um. I guess I like the part where the saxophone does… its sax thing.

2. Theme from The Dark Knight – Hans Zimmer

Implied lyrics: WHY SO SERIOUS.

3. “I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It” – “The Phantom of the Opera” Original Cast Recording

“Damn you!
You little prying Pandora
You little demon
Is this what you wanted to see?”

It’s funny because Christine’s a bitch.

[Allright, disclaimer: I have a lot of instrumental/lyric-less music in my collection and at this point, Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor” popped up. So from now on, even though Tchaikovsky, et. al. have special places in my heart, I’m going to “break” the “rules” and skip lyric-less music – or else this list will have basically no fun lyrics at all! Cheers -M]

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4. “Tennessee Flat-top Box” – Johnny Cash

“Well, he couldn’t ride or wrangle, and he never cared to make a dime.
But give him his guitar, and he’d be happy all the time.”


5. “Sin with a Grin” – Shinedown

“These scars I scratch, I tear
Are there under my skin
Where you’ve always been
Thank you for reminding me,
To sin with a grin”

This speaks to the 13 year old angsty boy inside me. Wait- I phrased that wrong.

6. “Sound of Madness” – Shinedown

“When you gonna wake up and fight… for yourself?”

Actually. Surprisingly deep.

7. “Hey Katie” – Josh Kelley

“Hey Katie,
You really look great tonight
I think about you all the time
Your color up my life
Just maybe (maybe)
You’ll let me take you home tonight”

Listen to this song. And imagine they’ve never met. Because Katie’s a well-adjusted human being. And Josh is a stalker.

8. “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” – Santa Esmeralda version

“If I seem edgy
I want you to know
That I never meant to take it out on you”

Taken straight out of chapter 4 of Excusing Yourself As An Abuser… for Dummies.

[Tarantino used this song for the final showdown between O-Ren Ishii and The Bride in Kill Bill. So. Kick. ASS.]

9. “Our Song” – Plain White T’s

“So if you hear me singing this song
I know your out there singing along
Its a love song and its the right song cause its our song”


10. “Hot Diggity” – Perry Como

“Oh, hot diggity, dog ziggity, boom what you do to me
It’s so new to me, what you do to me
Hot diggity, dog ziggity, boom what you do to me
When you’re holding me tight”

They don’t write ’em like they used to. I’d like a piece of Perry Como’s hot diggity, dog ziggity boom anytime, if you see what I’m saying.

(It’s a penis joke)

I Choose You to Carry on this Grave Quest:

Thanks again for the tag, Kate. It was interesting hearing music in my collection I literally hadn’t listened to in years. (Whoa, that sentence made me feel old. YOLO, bitches…?)

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No one is obligated to participate, but EVERYONE is welcome to! Pick up this game of music tag and post it on your own blog – Feel free to leave a link to your tag post in the comments!

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