The Truffle Shuffle

Actually, this isn’t about The Goonies, even though I really love that movie…No, this is me stealing another meme because I’m struggling to finish the “real” posts in my queue and I need to post SOMETHING or no one will bother coming back here.

So, without further ado, here’s a music meme I stole from Taoist Biker and Lara David.

The rules are simple:

  • Put your MP3 player on shuffle for ALL songs.
  • Post the first four lines from the first twenty songs that play, no matter how embarrassing; skip repeat artists.
  • Let everyone guess in the comments what songs and artists are on the list.
  • Remind everyone NOT to be dirty rotten cheaters who google the answers.

I’m not embarrassed by any of my end results, but I did have a problem where several of my random items were instrumental…I thought about it for a while and decided that I’d post an mp3 of those songs, and let people guess the composer and title.

  1. Give me release, witness me
    I am outside, give me peace
    Heaven holds a sense of wonder
    and I wanted to believe that I’d get caught up when the rage in me subsides
  2. Now that I have found you
    in the cool of your evening smile
    the shade of your parasol
    and your love flows through me
  3. You are my sweetest downfall
    I loved you first, I loved you first
    Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
    I have to go, I have to go
  4. I am driving up 85 in the
    kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
    just stuck inside the gloom.
    Four more exits to my apartment but
  5. how ’bout getting off of these antibiotics
    how ’bout stopping eating when I’m full up
    how ’bout them transparent dangling carrots
    how ’bout that ever elusive kudo
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  7. I can dream up schemes when I’m sitting in my seat
    I don’t see any flaws ’til I get to my feet
    I wish I never woke up this morning
    Life was easy when it was boring
  8. Every time I look in the mirror
    all these lines on my face getting clearer
    the past is gone
    it goes by like dusk to dawn
  9. At home drawing pictures of mountain tops
    with him on top, lemon yellow sun, arms raised in a “V”
    and the dead lay in pools of maroon below.
    Daddy didn’t give attention
  10. You’ve got magic inside your finger tips
    it’s leaking out all over my skin.
    Every time that I get close to you
    you’re making me weak with
  11. How I wish you could see the potential,
    the potential of you and me.
    It’s like a book elegantly bound,
    but in a language that you can’t read just yet.
  12. We’ll do it all, everything, on our own.
    We don’t need anything, or anyone.
    If I lay here, if I just lay here,
    would you lie with me and just forget the world?
  13. Over the mountain
    Down in the valley
    Lives a former talk-show host
    Everybody knows his name
  14. I can’t believe this moment’s come
    It’s so incredible that we’re alone
    There’s so much to be said and done
    It’s impossible not to be overcome
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  16. In my dreams I’m dying all the time
    Then I wake, it’s kaleidoscopic mind
    I never meant to hurt you
    I never meant to lie
  17. There’s a blue rocking chair, sitting in the sand.
    Weathered by the storms and well oiled hands.
    It sways back and fourth with the help of the winds.
    It seems to always be there, like an old trusted friend.
  18. I hope this old train breaks down
    then I could take a walk around
    and see what there is to see
    time is just a melody.
  19. Excuse me, but can I be you for a while?
    My dog won’t bite if you sit real still.
    I got the anti-Christ in the kitchen yellin’ at me again.
    Yeah I can hear that.
  20. Texas, are you my friend?  You live so close to me.
    Texas, are you my friend?  ‘Cause I’m afraid of you.
    Hey, Maine! Hey, you’re a little to high for me.
    And F-L-A, you’re just a little too low.