I'm feeling a bit yucky this morning because of a cold so here is something that didn't require much thought on my part. Here are the first lines of the first 15 songs to come up on the giant iTunes playlist we have called "Julia's Favorite Songs". Your job is to guess the song title and/or artist without consulting Google.
- Skip the cloak and dagger bit
Don't you know we're sick of it?
As much as I would like to stay
The message light just blinks away
What's with these homies dissing my girl?
Why do they gotta front?
Sometimes I feel like I don't know
Sometimes I feel like checkin' out
I want to get it wrong
Can't always be strong
He was tied to the bed with a [song title] in one hand,
In the other, a great lost novel that,
I understand, was returned with a stamp
That said, "Thank you for your interest, young man."
Now the rain comes down the windows and it
Drops onto the forehead of the waiting boy
He surveys his rental kingdom and he
Wonders if he's really lost his one joy
- When I'm stable long enough
I start to look around for love
See a sweet in floral prints
My mind begins the arrangements
Nothing but a chemical in my head
It's nothing but laziness
Cause I don't wanna read the book
I'll watch the movie
One two three uh!
My baby don't mess around
Because she loves me so
A year in the meadowlands
Bored and rural-poor, lord, at 35, right?
I'm the best 17-year-old ever
Way down yonder on the bayou
There lives a little girl
Skin so pale, six feet high
Skinny as a rail, just one eye
I once met a man with a sense of adventure
He was dressed to thrill wherever he went
She was old enough
To know better
And she was strong enough
To be true
I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles
In our eyes are mirror images and when
We kiss they're perfectly aligned
Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Brought me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead
- Sometimes they rock and roll
Sometimes they stay at home and it's just fine
So go ahead and leave your guesses in the comments; I'll strike-through anything that people identify correctly. Maybe our joint ponderings of music we like will help me feel better despite the sore throat and weird-feeling ears.