19 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'lyrics':

Please eat your own porridge, and do not steal it from bears

Having a song in your head is bad enough, but I have a tendency to get songs in my head with completely wrong lyrics that seem to pop out of nowhere. For example, when I get "Yankee Doodle" in my head¹, it's never the first verse, but a mangled version of the second verse that goes: Father and I went down to campAlong with Captain StubingAnd there we bought four hundred fiftyFeet of copper tubing I don't know where this came from in the first place, but it has replaced the actual lyrics in my head, to the point where...

srah - Sunday, 3 October 2010 - 8:10 PM
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The Random Lyrics Game

Via Jamelah, we have another meme. I'm not sure if I've done this exact one before, but I've certainly done similar ones. The rules this time: Put your mp3 player or music player on your computer on random.Post the first four lines from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song (Skip repeat artists).Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from. Readers, leave your guesses in the comments. Some will be super easy, but try not to cheat by Googling! Lyrics are after the jump. I have taken liberties...

srah - Thursday, 10 July 2008 - 9:26 PM
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Cracklin' Rose, you're a store-bought woman

In news tangentially related to my last post, it recently occurred to me that when he sings, I am, I saidTo no one thereAnd no one heard at allNot even the chair Neil may have meant the chair... of the department¹. At an institution of higher education. Sometimes I feel that way, working in a university. ¹ Of course he didn't. He meant a chair that you sit on. Because he is the most insane greatest lyricist of all time. Love you, Neil!...

srah - Wednesday, 23 April 2008 - 12:49 PM
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Right! Whatever that means!

Hey lady, you, lady! http://youtube.com/watch?v=r-vx4GcjASE I'm kind of obsessed with "I've Never Been to Me" today, after having woken up with it in my head this morning. It's sort of depressing, because I am neither living the kind of boring, discontented suburban life that Charlene longs for, nor have I spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that costs too much to be free. I must be missing out on something. I've never been to Georgia or California or Nice or the isle of Greece¹ or even moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo. In fact, there is only one part...

srah - Thursday, 13 December 2007 - 9:24 PM
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Kind Captain, I've important information

I have been tagged, so I bring you: 7 Random And/Or Weird Facts About srah When I was in elementary school, our music teacher, Mr McDonald (who had an imaginary friend named "Boo-Boo McGillicuddy") was the one who introduced me to Oliver! (and therefore to my first fictional-character crush) and I have the impression that he had us sing an awful lot of Three Dog Night. I don't know if it was part of the district-mandated curriculum for elementary-level music classes, if it was in our music book, or if Mr McDonald was just a huge fan of Three Dog...

srah - Tuesday, 6 November 2007 - 12:16 PM
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Guess Again

My, there's been a flurry of blogging around here today! My blogging process is, like the Internet, a series of tubes. When one post that I perceive as particularly serious or long (like the one about Madeleine L'Engle) is in the works, it clogs everything else up. I don't want to blog anything else before I got that done, so a lot of things just hang around in the idea-stage until I finish. Anyway, here's a little meme I got from pesky'apostrophe and then it's off to bed with me!¹ Here are the [adapted] rules for the meme: Put your...

srah - Wednesday, 12 September 2007 - 10:35 PM
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It's reported you've been Cruciatin' Muggles and elves and runnin' wild

As I have previously stated, my future hypothetical wizard rock band will be called Washing Ron's Underpants¹. I was thinking about Washing Ron's Underpants² as I was driving back down to Ohio on Monday because I was running my mp3 player through my car speakers and "Harper Valley PTA" came on³. Normally this wouldn't have anything to do with Harry Potter, but for some reason when I went to sing the line "This is just a little Peyton Place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites," it came out "you're all Harper Valley hippogriffs." Then the next song was "Help Me...

srah - Wednesday, 1 August 2007 - 5:38 PM
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... I am the slave of doody.

You may be interested - nay, fascinated - to learn that I have just been granted posting privileges at the humorous list-based blog lists(dq). You can all rush over there immediately to read my hilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarious first post: Lines from The Pirates of Penzance That Would Be Funnier If The Word “duty” Were Changed to “doody” It is a very mature and thought-provoking topic, and unfortunately I am also pretty sure that it marks the apex of my career as a humorous list-maker. It will all be downhill from here, folks! Many thanks to Alfie, who laughed with me in the...

srah - Sunday, 15 July 2007 - 9:18 PM
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Sock it to 'em!

In the song Harper Valley PTA, Mrs Johnson says, Well, there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and seven times he's asked me for a date Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use a lot of ice whenever he's away What is she insinuating about Mrs Taylor? Is it that she has a drinking problem or that she's going through too much ice for one person and obviously isn't drinking alone? I understand the insinuation about why Mr Baker's secretary had to leave town, but "using a lot of ice" isn't a euphemism I'm familiar with....

srah - Monday, 14 May 2007 - 12:56 PM
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Yet another installment of Sarah's Misheard Song Lyrics

For years and years, I thought that the pretty nurse in Penny Lane was selling puppies from a train. In fact, I didn't realize I was wrong until the Beatles Anthology miniseries came out and they had some bizarre animated video of all of the Penny Lane activity and I couldn't see the puppies or the train....

srah - Friday, 30 March 2007 - 7:51 PM
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C3PO, party of two, you are requested to board the Peace Train

How exciting! Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam has returned to the music business! He has released the first single from his album "An Other Cup": a song called "Heaven/Where True Love Goes" which is a very pretty, catchy melodious tune with lyrics that... lyrics... um... the lyrics.... ...The moment you walked inside my door I knew that I need not look no more, I've seen many other souls before - ah but, Heaven must've programmed you The moment you fell inside my dreams I realized all I had not seen, I've seen many other souls before - ah but, Heaven must've...

srah - Thursday, 30 November 2006 - 8:11 PM
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If only I'd heard it before I burned my summer mix!

My new favorite Nat King Cole song (who has a favorite Nat King Cole song?) is "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer", for the simple fact that you get to hear Nat King Cole say "wienies." MATURE!...

srah - Tuesday, 27 June 2006 - 11:06 PM
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'I feel something now - a terrible fright/ Danger looms ahead. Something is not right.'

Looking for exact lyrics from 1776 and The Sound of Music, I came across another musical beginning with S: WEDGE: I can't shake him off! Luke, he's on my tail! Luke, if I should die here then you must not fail! LUKE: Wedge, I'll be alright! You get yourself clear! What good would it do us if you die here? Um, yeah. I want to play the narrator... R2-D2???...

srah - Sunday, 20 June 2004 - 1:00 PM
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A year ago, I did the band meme. So I will do it again today, but in French. This year's victim is, of course, Renaud. 1. Are you male or female? "Femmes du monde ou bien putains/ qui, bien souvent, êtes les mêmes/ Femmes normales, stars ou boudins/ femelles en tout genre, je vous aime" (Miss Maggie) 2. Describe yourself: "Moi j'étais rien-du-toutiste." (Socialiste) 3. How do they feel about you? "Arrache toi d' là t'es pas d' ma bande/ Casse toi tu pues/ Et marche à l'ombre" (Marche à l'ombre) 4. How do you feel about yourself? "J' peux...

srah - Tuesday, 6 May 2003 - 8:55 AM
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Parfois, je suis heureuse

I am forcefully introducing Sophie to Cabas by making her download all of his songs. One of these is "A veces soy feliz". But if it's a veces, shouldn't it be estoy rather than soy? Temporary condition and all that? Remind me to stop thinking, especially in Spanish. I have no idea what langue I'm parling anymore....

srah - Saturday, 26 April 2003 - 1:20 PM
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Episode II: Attack of the Musical Trivia

You did so well on the previous set, I've done another. I will give you a hint - one of them is a repeat from last time (a different song from the same musical). Have a guess! 1. What's that?/It's a candy bar wrapper [RENT] 2. Just one look and I can hear a bell ring [MAMMA MIA!] 3. With my razor and my basin I can always earn my pay [MAN OF LA MANCHA] 4. He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling and listen to the merry village chime [PIRATES OF PENZANCE] 5. Husbands are a boring lot...

srah - Monday, 20 May 2002 - 4:43 PM
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Srah's Musical Trivia

I'm not boutsta do this every day, but here's a quick quiz, as I'm listening to musicals right now. You've got the quote, now name the song and the musical it's from. 1. You are the girl whose eyes met mine just as your boat sailed by [Flower Drum Song] 2. At last, all too well, I can see where we all soon will be [Jesus Christ Superstar] 3. There are shrines I should be sacking, ribs I should be cracking, eyes to gouge and booty to divide [A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum] 4. Would...

srah - Thursday, 16 May 2002 - 3:41 PM
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Inexpensive mayo

I am famous for misunderstanding song lyrics. Since I ran into another one this weekend, I thought I would blog about it. The one this weekend was "Your Song" in Moulin Rouge. Apparently he says "I kicked off the mask" (how are you going to kick off a mask?) but I've always said "I kicked off the mud." In Barenaked Ladies' "The Old Apartment", I sang "Why did you plaster over the whole apartment door?" insted of "Why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door." Which obviously makes more sense. One of my most famous mistakes...

srah - Monday, 1 April 2002 - 8:39 AM
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Travis' "The Man Who" CD

Travis' "The Man Who" CD is full of rhyming. I like rhyming as much as the next gal (maybe more), but they go a little overboard on that CD. Between the cliches and the incessant three-in-one line rhymes, it gets annoying. But I didn't notice that until the day I went to work with only one CD and had to resort boxes in a room all by myself with my Walkman on. "But here/ Closer every year/ So near/ The fear is coming clear/ My dear/ The fear is here" - "The Fear"...

srah - Sunday, 9 December 2001 - 7:39 PM
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