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Old 01-07-2023, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeah, me again. Shut up. I've rewritten the lyrics of famous songs; see if you can get them. They're ones everyone should know.

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Round 1

Spoiler for Round 1:
Song 1

Can anyone identify the man in front of me?
He's wearing dark clothes and indicating me.
Reverse course rapidly, beat a hasty retreat
But discover I've been selected.
Lord help my soul!

Answered: "Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath

Song 2

Were I to depart from you is it possible I would remain in your memory?
For I have to make many journeys and there are so many sights I have to experience.
Should I remain here things would have to change
As I have a certain type of liberty I must express
And that is not something you can alter.

Answered: "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynrd

Song 3

As day broke I realised something was missing from the sky
Switched on the radio to begin my morning
Heard a tune I knew and got somewhat distracted by it
My eyelids descended and I wandered off.

Answered: "More than a Feeling" by Boston

Song 4

A woman exists who has a belief that Shakespeare was in fact incorrect
And she's ascending some steps to Paradise.
By the time she arrives she is cognisant of the fact that should there be none of the usual establishments open for business
It will take but the opening of her mouth for her needs to be fulfilled.

Answered: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin

Song 5

European arrived from beyond the ocean
With agony and sorrow in his wake
Destroyed our religion, claimed our territory for his use
We resisted, strongly and with some success
On the flat ground we pushed him back
But numbers told in the end
Will liberty ever be ours?

Answered: "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden

Song 6

Are there any occupants? Merely tilt your head in agreement if my voice reaches your ears
Is this place occupied?
Approach, my information is that you are depressed
I can lessen your aches, allow you to stand up again.
Take it easy, before anything I will require some data
Merely some generic details
Are you able to indicate where you have pain?

Answered: "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd


Round 2

Spoiler for Round 2:



Song 1

I observe an incorrect satellite ascending
I foresee peril approaching
I note fissures in the ground and electrical discharge in the sky
I foretell a difficult period ahead from this morning.
Refrain from visiting when it gets dark
It's likely to kill you
An evil planet ascends.

Answered: "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Song 2

Urban ladies apparently discover rapidly the method of effecting entrance by means of curving the lips
A wealthy, aged husband and she will have no need to care
She will wear lace and be the belle of the ball
As darkness falls a large residence seems too empty
I suppose each mode of shelter costs something
And it causes her pain inside to consider that her affection is but afforded to a man whose palms are not warm.
And therefore she advises him she must leave until the early morning
To provide succour to a companion who is depressed
He, however, is cognisant of her destination as she departs:
She goes towards the area of the city where they do not play fair.

Answered: "Lyin' Eyes" by The Eagles

Song 3

Not awake when I penned this, pardon me if it should wander
But when I arose I was sure the Rapture had arrived.
The firmament was a mixture of blue and red, crowds rushing here and there
Attempting to evade the devastation, however I was not concerned.

Answered: "1999" by Prince

Song 4

Rouse yourself, Margaret! I believe I must speak with you.
For it is after August and I ought to be returning to class.
I am aware I make you laugh, however I believe you are manipulating me
Oh Margaret! I attempted the best I could.
You enticed me from my domicile as you preferred to have company
You took, without permission, the organ which keeps me alive, and it's this which really upsets me.

Answered: "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart

Song 5

I say, younger sibling! What has transpired?
I say, younger sibling! Identify that person which is the sole party.
I say, younger sibling! What has transpired?
I say, younger sibling! Identify that person which is the sole party.
I say, younger sibling!
Double-barrelled weapon!
It's a pleasant day to recommence.
It's a pleasant day for a pure marriage.

Answered: "White Wedding" by Billy Idol

Song 6

I recall for all my existence very cold precipitation
Male shades, a countenance at the pane, sobbing after dark
Dark becomes light and then morning, merely a separate span of 24 hours
Joyous crowds traverse my path
Staring in their gaze I observe something remembered
And fail to understand how pleasant things were with you.

Answered: "Mandy" by Barry Manilow


Round 3

Spoiler for round 3:

So we go again.

Song 1

During a journey across mountains in the south of Ireland
I chanced upon a certain member of the forces of law and order
And he was totalling up his cash.
My initial reaction was to produce one weapon, then the other
And demand of him to surrender his riches to me
Or he could go to Hell.

Answer: "Whiskey in the Jar" by Thin Lizzy

Song 2

I do not stand but I anticipate a forthcoming event
Is it possible that a heavenly messenger is thinking about my destiny?
And are we aware of the destination of affection as we age?
Because it has been made known to me that rescue allows them to extend their flying appendages
Therefore as I lie awake contemplating many things and I believe affection to have passed on
On the contrary, I am being amorous with spiritual beings.

Answer: "Angels" by Robbie Williams

Song 3

I am puzzled by this, the contest begins
In respect of the normal payment as well as gratuities.
Secret data, is in a journal
This case belongs to me, it is not for public consumption.

Answer: "Private Investigations" by Dire Straits

Song 4

Merely a young lady from a minor city, existing in a world without friends
She boarded a train at the witching hour, not caring for her destination.
Only a young urban lad, brought up in the state of Michigan
He also boarded a train at the witching hour, similarly unconcerned as to where it would take him.

Answer: "Don't Stop Believin'" By Journey

Song 5

Contemplate the absence of Paradise, it isn't so hard once you have a go
No dark realm underground while nothing above but the firmament.
Contemplate everyone existing for this day.

Answer: "Imagine" by John Lennon

Song 6

It's slightly amusing, my inner emotions
Not being someone who is very good at concealment
I'm quite poor but if I was rich I would purchase a large domicile in which we could co-habit.

(Yeah, I know: I'm strugglin' here now)

Answer: "Your Song" by Elton John


Round 4

Spoiler for round 4:


Okay cool well done.

Round 4

Song 1

Surely there is an exit from here, the fool asked the robber.
I don't understand what's going on and can gain no surcease.
Tycoons imbime the fruit of the vine which is mine.
Farmers till my fields;
Not one person will be straight with me
Of afford me his sworn oath.

Answer: "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan

Song 2

I can't say recently that I've seen your eyes anything but open on the occasions when I show affection to you,
Nor is there any soft feeling when I touch your hand.
You endeavour to conceal it but I am very much aware
You have misplaced that emotion of affection
Oh that emotion of affection
You have misplaced that emotion of affection
It is no more.

Answer: "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers

Song 3

I have made my way to the summit of the tallest peaks
I have rushed through meadows
For the sole purpose of being in your company
For the sole purpose of being in your company.
I have hurried myself, I have gone on my knees;
I have climbed the ramparts that surround this urban centre of population
For the sole purpose of being in your company
For the sole purpose of being in your company.
Yet I remain unable to locate that for which it is I seek.

Answer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2

Song 4

Existence is not explainable
We all must face it on our own
The sound of my appelation comes to me
And reminds me of the place I live.

When you address me it's similar to a small invocation
I take a submissive posture and want to bring you to where I am
After 23:59 I am able to experience your strength
Identical to a plea to the heavens you are aware I will convey you to that place.

Answer: "Like a Prayer" by Madonna

Song 5

Prior to Saturday morning with inadequate illumination
Searching for a destination
Where the melodies you prefer are played
Becoming accustomed to it
You arrive to search for a monarch
Who could be anyone; the darkness has yet to age and the sounds are soaring
And you are of a mind to bust some moves
And when the opportunity presents itself...

Answer: "Dancing Queen" by ABBA

Song 6

At a time when you feel tired and not at all large
When you want to cry
I will ensure your eyes are not wet.
I am your ally through bad situations,
When companions are difficult to come by;
Similar to a structure which crosses problematic liquid
I shall prostrate myself.

Answer: "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel


Round 5

Spoiler for round 5:

Round 5

Song 1

Is it not wealthy? Are we not two of the same kind?
Me resting on terra firma, you suspended high above me
But does anyone know the location of the harlequins?
Despatch the harlequins to this place.

Answer: "Send in the Clowns" by Stephen Sondheim

Song 2

You entered the celebration as if boarding a pleasure craft
Your crowning glory draped with special care across one part of your face
And one of the garments that adorned your neck was a pinkish colour
You retained half a gaze at your reflection as you observed yourself move
And every lady hoped that they might join you, that they might join you

Answer: "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon

Song 3

It appears to her to be but a small thing, she with her off-colour brown hair
But her parents don't think so, one of which is screaming in negation while the other has ordered her to depart
She cannot find her companion and journeys through unreality, feeling submerged
Arrives at the optium position in the cinema, addicted as she is to the film
However it turns out to be quite tedious, ten times more a reflection of her life than fantasy
And she is angry as she remembers idiots as they request her to assume a certain aspect
For mariners having an altercation at a discotheque
Indeed! Observe them! What a strange spectacle!
See too, the police officer mistakenly taking his rage out on the incorrect culprit
Dear me! I question whether he will ever realise he too is in a carnival of sorts?

Answer: "Life on Mars" by David Bowie

Song 4

Time has passed in such a manner recently that I've been able to count it clearly
Following the departure of your affection which you removed from me
Only by darkness do I exit now, by day I remain in bed
Following the departure of your affection which you removed from me
Now that you have departed I am at liberty to do as I please and meet with whom I select
I am also free to consume my evening meal in a notable eating establishment
But there is nothing that will make me happy.

Answer: "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor (written by Prince duh)

Song 5

Your position was quite lowly, serving tables when I encountered you
I selected you, ruffled you somewhat, reversed you and created a thing entirely fresh
Now, sixty months later, the planet resides at your toes and it has been very easy for you to achieve your goals
However, never forget to keep in mind that it was I who made this possible and I am quite able to reverse the situation and return you to where you were previously.

Answer: "Don't You Want Me" by Human League

Song 6

Not standing in the rays of the early sunshine, I shall remain not standing when the shadows lengthen towards night time
Observing the vessels approach and then continuing to observe as they depart
Relaxing at the harbour, my eyes tracking the recession of the waves
Relaxing at the habour, doing nothing important.

Answer: "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding


Round 6

Spoiler for Round 6:

And so to

Round 6

Song 1

It was previously my impression that romantic attachments only occured in stories specifically aimed at children
Intended for persons other than myself
It appeared to me that affection pursued me doggedly
There was no satisfaction to be got when I fell asleep
Then her visage came to my notice
And subsequently I have faith.

Answer: "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees

Song 2

A number of us took a stroll in an icy atmosphere
The exhalation from our mouths very cold on the glass portal, anticipating
Portrait of a male unlighted presence, very mysterious and spiritual
A vocal shriek extending outwards, it remains in your presence for the moment
Vanished is the emotion, the two of us alone
It does not concern me
This does not concern me

Answer: "Vienna" by Ultravox

Song 3

It would be my fondest wish to frolic in the ocean as sea creatures do
There is no way for us to adhere to each other
We can be victorious for eternity
We can be courageous protagonists
Over twenty-four hours.

Answer: "Heroes" by David Bowie

Song 4

Our encounter as evening faded showed me I would be dependent upon you
And, given the opportunity, I would retain my grasp upon you
Therefore, will you not show your affection for me?
I will endeavour to rise in your regard
We will cause everyone to rotate their skulls at our every destination

Answer: "Be My Baby" by The Ronetttes

Song 5

The way extends before me, and it is anything but straight
Its destination a mystery to all
However I have strength enough to bear him as my burden
And he does not weigh me down...

Answer: "(He Ain't Heavy) He's My Brother" by The Hollies

Song 6

I beg to differ: it is difficult for me to fail to remember just before tonight
Your countenance on departure
However, I suppose it is how the tale proceeds
Ever you grin, however sadness is evident in your eyes.
It's evident, indeed.
I must disagree, I have difficulty trying not to recall the ensuing day
On contemplating the totality of my sadness
As I retained you but afterwards had to release my hold upon you
And at this point it is only equitable that I inform you
That of which you should already be aware.

Answer: "Without You" by Harry Nilsson


Round 7

Spoiler for round 7:
Okay here we go!

Round 7

Song 1

The sounds of percussion come to my ears as darkness falls, repeating
However the only sound she is aware of is soft talking
She arrives after midnight, flying in, the light of Earth's only satellite scintillating off the metal pinions of her transport and leading me in the direction of rescue
While travelling to my desination I detained an aged fellow
With some expectation of speech not remembered, perhaps music from a time long past
He faced me in such a way that I felt certain he was remarking
That I should hurry, as my attendance upon her was anticipated.

Answer: "Africa" by Toto

Song 2

Should you be the type who likes a flutter I concur, listen to me
Luck is a fickle mistress but I don't care; it's all about the game
That's what I like
Deny it all you like, I don't care
Your avarice doesn't touch me
There is but one out of the entire suit of 52 which I require.

Answer: "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead

Song 3

On occasion, death can be preferable to life
You hold a weapon and it targets your cranium
You have the impression you may be unsound of mind, rather unbalanced
Directing blows with your foot at items of furniture
In an eatery, in a town which is not in the eastern part of the city
Alert the constabulary! A lunatic is abroad
Hurrying in a downward direction towards tunnels
Towards a pub of poor repute on the opposite side of the east of the town.

Answer: "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys

Song 4

The time for alterations has not arrived
Take your ease, do not rush, for youth is yet yours, and this can be seen as a failing
You have yet to experience what is ahead.
Locate a woman, stop sowing your wild oats, perchance you may wed if that is your wish
Regard he who sings; age has withered me however I do not cry.
There was a time when you would have seen yourself in me
And I'm cognisant of the fact that things can be difficult
Remaining level-headed once one discovers a conspiracy
However my counsel is not to rush into anything
Cogitate much upon it, reflect on what is yours
For after today you will remain here, however this may not be true of the things about which you fantasise.

Answer: "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens

Song 5

After superhuman attempts do not yield success
After the attainment of your desires rather than your requirements
At a time when sleep won't come though you are most weary
Constantly going backwards
And you begin to cry at the loss of something precious and unique
When your affections come to naught
Can the situation deteriorate any further?
Illumination will attend you on the way to where you live
And set fire to your skeleton.

Answer: "Fix You" by Coldplay

Song 5

Does anyone know the location of a place where there are no bad men and also divine beings?
Can someone point me in the direction of a demigod who is well known in the neighbourhood and who will take on all comers?
Surely there must be a chivalrous person riding a horse breathing fire?
In total darkness I am restless and fantasise about my requirements.

Answer: "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
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Well there was never any doubt you'd get that one, was there? Any of the others? Should be easy if you think about it.
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Oh, what the Hell...

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Absolutely not. Far more well-known.

You might even say a one-hit wonder, perhaps.
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Are there any occupants? Merely tilt your head in agreement if my voice reaches your ears
Is this place occupied?
Approach, my information is that you are depressed
I can lessen your aches, allow you to stand up again.
Take it easy, before anything I will require some data
Merely some generic details
Are you able to indicate where you have pain?
"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd?
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Were I to depart from you is it possible I would remain in your memory?
For I have to make many journeys and there are so many sights I have to experience.
Should I remain here things would have to change
As I have a certain type of liberty I must express
And that is not something you can alter.
"Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd?
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"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd?
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"Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd?
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Song 1

Can anyone identify the man in front of me?
He's wearing dark clothes and indicating me.
Reverse course rapidly, beat a hasty retreat
But discover I've been selected.
Lord help my soul!
Can't belief this didn't click the first time.

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Can't belief this didn't click the first time.

Ding ding ding! Two left to go!
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