August 15th, 2007

Music Machine

Music Machine

Can you identify these songs?  (Google is cheating!)

Picked at random from my library:

1:   "It was very late last night, I sat at the radio, dialing from left to right, why, I did not know."

2:  "I had to phone someone so I picked on you-hoo-hoo.  Hey, that's far out, so you heard him too-oo-oo!  Switch on the TV we may pick him up on channel two."

3:  "Well listen everybody, to what I got to say.  There's hope for tomorrow, ooh, we're working on today."

4:  "We got a thousand points of light, for the homeless man.  We got a kinder, gentler, machine gun hand."

5:  "I've had years of cramped-up city life, trapped like a duck in a pen.  All I know is it's a pity life can't be simple again."

6:  "Take a load off your feet, hear what I'm saying.  Hear what I'm saying, it will set your mind at ease."

7:   "If you go a million miles away, I'll track you down girl.  Trust me when I say I know the pathway to your heart."

8.  "Goodbye means nothing when it's all for show.  So why pretend you've somewhere else to go?"

9:  "And I dream of the things I'll do, with a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe."

10:  "The people gather around when he gets on the stand, then when he plays, he gets a hand."

11:  "You told me I was the neatest thing, you even asked me to wear your ring, then you ran around with every girl in town, you never cared if it got me down."

12:  "And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.  Said, 'If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.'"

13:  "With a friend to call my own, I'll never be alone.  And you, my friend, will see, you've got a friend in me."

14:  "Like the dolphin who guides you, you bring us beside you, to light up the darkness and show us the way.  For though we are strangers in your silent world, to live on the land we must learn from the sea."

15:  "Well, I dreamed I saw the silver space ships flying in the yellow haze of the sun.  There were children crying and colors flying all around the chosen ones."

16:  "Well, Shakespeare, he's in the alley, with his pointed shoes and his bells, speaking to some French girl, who says she knows me well.  And I would send a message to find out if she's talked, but the post office has been stolen and the mailbox is locked."

17:  "A woman that I know just came from Majorca, Spain.  She smiled because I did not understand.  Then she held out a ten pound bag of cocaine; she said it was the finest in the land."

18:  "Yeah, look at old burnt out Superman, tryin' to shoot his dust on the sun.  Captain Karma kids, they're dead on the run.  The words of love, do they ever touch Dolly Brown?  Better get some highway an' clear outta town!"

19:  "Well they got an apartment with deep pile carpets and a couple paintings from Sears.  A big waterbed that they bought with the bread they had saved for a couple of years.  They started to fight when the money got tight and they just didn't count on the tears."

20:  "The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive. Everybody's out on the run tonight, but there's no place left to hide."