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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Song Lyrics Meme ~ I Kid You Nut

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #46.
The subject is music.
*sorry this meme is a tad late. I was quite literally under a tree. Details on my blog later*

I had lunch last week with bloggers Ferd and Gail. It was lovely! (details forthcoming) He described a game his kids played recently while they were visiting in which a word was given and the players had to come up with a song title using that word and then sing the song. I said, "What a great idea for Monday's Queen's Meme!" sans the singing (unless you want to make a video and that would be extra bonus points with the Queen!!!) ...and possibly no dungeon for the rest of your blog life.
So Song Lyrics it is. Thanks to Ferd and his happy family.

I used a random word generator to find the words.
Your job is to find a song that uses this word either in the title or lyrics. Give us the title or part of the lyric that fits and the artist. Then say a little something about the tune and why you chose it. Posting a YouTube video of the song would be great! (but not required)
Here we go.

A website called "Who Does That Song?" might help.
Just type in the word and your choices are endless.
I decided to answer these with the most outrageous titles I could find. I'd never heard of any of these except the last one. What people will do... Prepare to get an education.

1. Want

"I Want You Dead" by Brooke Valentine
I would not listen to a song called "I Want You Dead" but to each his own. I have not read the lyrics but I am assuming she means she wants all the bad things in the world dead and gone. That's what I'll believe. Next.

2. hell
1997 ~ The Squirrel Nut Zippers ~ Yes. Really.
I kid you nut.
"In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay"

3. smack
2006 ~ Akon Featuring Eminem "Smack That"

Smack what?
That's what I want to know. It's from the album Konvicted, so I ain't askin'. Next!
**Too late. I listened to a 30 second clip. Ooooohhhh....**

4. ugly
1963 ~ Burl Ives ~ "Ugly Bug Ball"
"Then our caterpillar saw a pretty queen
she was beautiful in yellow, black and green
he said, "Would you care to dance?"
their dancing led to romance.

and she sat upon his caterpillar knees
and he gave his caterpillar queen a squeeze
soon they'll honeymoon
build a big cocoon
thanks to the ugly bug ball"

Eureka!! I knew I picked the right song!

5. Beast

Beasts In Cages by The Monks! What day is complete without a Gregorian Chant?
It's my lucky day. Ahh....that's better. Something soothing. Calm. 1999. Written by Cassidy, Ford & Hudson.
And then I saw one of their album covers. Intriguing!
But quite possibly the wrong genre.
Whew. That music degree came in handy on this meme. I hope Baby Boy does not find this meme.
Wouldn't want him to get any bad habits.

6. Romeo

Thank goodness The Transformed Man (my hero) shows up. It's William Shatner with "Romeo and Juliet/How Insensitive" in 1968. Shakespeare and Shatner. Unbeatable.
"What light thru yonder window shakes....."
Isn't that how it goes? Pure depressing poetry.

7. God

Billie Holiday. 1941/1950 "God Bless The Child". Finally! A song with some sense. One of my favorites. Her real name was Elinore Harris and she was known as LadyDay, Queen of Song.

"Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own"

I'm going back to The Ugly Bug Ball. It made me laugh. I might find a sympathetic beetle or a lonely caterpillar just my speed. Wanna dance?

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Mojo said...

Wasn't Brooke Valentine the one who did "Girl Fight"?

Nuff said.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I should have thought of 'Ugly Bug Ball'. I didn't think anyone would come up with the Shatner song.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

I think I like this one

Mimi Lenox said...

Mojo - Hills do not mountains make, do they?

Jean-Luc - I had help with the Shatner album.

Vinny - I am thrilled that you approve of my lowly meme! Bwaahahaa

The Gal Herself said...

Thanks to you, I am now a Squirrel Nut Zipper-head. I bought a van and have painted the familiar Squirrel Nut Zippers logo on the side. I look forward to living in the back after I quit my job to follow them across the country. To anyone who wishes to join me, I include the link to their online store so you, too, can wear their name emblazoned across your chest.

Thank you, Mimi, for broadening my horizons and brightening my day with that video.

An Eerie Tapestry said...

A good eclectic mix. Surprised that the William Shatner one never even occurred to me. Ugly Bug Ball was a great choice, as was the Billie Holiday song.

Dawn Drover said...

Very interesting picks.
Word of advice... never sit upon caterpillar knees - it only leads to trouble :)

Durward Discussion said...

You might want to reconsider the bug ball. Burl Ives also did the one starting

I knew an old lady who swallowed a spider
It jiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.

Charles Gramlich said...

Can't go wrong with Bill Shatner! :)

Mark In Mayenne said...

I used to know all the words to the Ugly Bug Ball :(

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