Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fun With Lyrics

Today we are going to do something a little different.

And when I say "we" I'm referring to me and my buddy VE from VE's Fantastical Nonsense (which happens to describe his blog very well).

I've been a reader and friend of his blog for a quite a while now based on the fact that he and I share a similar, but slightly twisted sense of humor. So when VE asked me if I'd like to join him on a post I jumped at the idea. Mostly because he snuck up behind me and scared the crap out of me, but still - I jumped.

And so - welcome to our dual collaboration!

What we've done here is taken actual pieces of songs, and all you have to do is pick the right lyrics for them. Should be easy, huh? Well, lets see... go ahead and give it a shot:

Let’s start with an easy one and work our way up.

1.

a. Hush hush we’ve been downtown and it’s scary
b. Hush hush keep it down now voices carry
c. Hush hush, keep down low there’s Jim Carey
d. Hush, hush, its cut down low on Halley Berry
e. Hush hush, we’ve been down there; Bush is scary

Ok, that was your warm up. Let’s move to a very short one, but still utterly confusing.

2.

a. A miracle
b. A marigold
c. America
d. A mirror of gold
e. Amelia Marcos

And here's a few more.

3.

a. Right about now, the funk’s so rubber, check it out now, the funk’s so rubber
b. Right about now, the funk soul brother, check it out now, the funk soul brother
c. Right about now, the funk sold rubbers, check it out now, the funk’s old rubbers
d. Right about now, the funk’s no other, check it out now, the funk’s old lover
e. Right about now, the fun-soaked rubbers, check it out now, the fun-soaked rubbers

4.

a. How do I know, you have a rhino, I’m a skater, not a baker
b. Have a ladder, made of vinyl, I am scared of, being Vader
c. A mullato, an albino, a mosquito, my libido
d. A new lighter, how do I know, a big spider, I don’t need know
e. How should I know, hell if I know, I’m mistaken, I’ve been beaten

Simple, huh?

Here’s the grand master of bonus challenges. Try to get any audible lyrics from this:



I’m afraid the internet will not help you on this one. There are no known lyric sheets for this and the author declined to comment or provide any. Now he’s dead and we may never know…

We’d give you some guesses but we have no flippin’ idea what he’s saying. Perhaps you can come up with some good entries.

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It's always clear what's funny at humor-blogs.com

48 comments:

Heather said...

b.
c.
b.
c.

Yeah, no idea on the last one.

It's funny because I have a few songs that I keep thinking I need to google for lyrics. Now I can't think of any, but there are some.

I see I've fallen in the comment rankings. My bad. And now I'll have to fall further, you know, since I'll be in the hospital birthing a human.

Sandy said...

That last one is easy. It's rrahutha ruhaha bhahaha ruhahaha makearay.

Hilly said...

Oh yay...THIS one I can do!

1. b
2. c
3. b
4. c

5. That high man named Whistler, will find me a little red corvette. *(haha)

Fun times!

Sornie said...

B
C
B
C

And the last one is something about an onion and a muslim.

Elizabeth said...

Yep, I agree, B,C,B,C. And no clue about the last one. But this reminds me about that Billy Idol song "Eye's Without a Face." I always sang it "How's about a date" Until a friend corrected me, after getting her breath back from laughing so hard.

VE said...

Wow, this guy you partnered with must be a genius! Ha ha. Nice job...I hate that I cannot do audio; I'm technically not worthy...

Jeff said...

heather - Totally lame excuse. Like you can't comment here while you're having your baby this weekend. Pshaa.

sandy - Holy cow... I think you nailed it!

hilly - Ok, how could you possibly know that? But now that I read it, I can actually hear it. Weird.

sornie - I think that's right too! I know what's happening... the song changes every time you play it.

elizabeth - Heh. Good one :-)

ve - So that's what this is all about huh? You're using me for my audio skills? I feel so cheap.

G said...

Ooh Jeff, you lend out audio skills. Good to know.


B
C
B
C

But then again, I could have just cheated and copied the above commentors.

The wise man blows wisdom and the old man he drink beer. Or something.

Excellent mash-up, you two!

Drowsey Monkey said...

OMG...you're choices are too funny!

1 - b
2 - c
3 - b
4 - nooo idea, maybe e?
5 - That hellia, go whistler, go round me, it's raiding, red.

In a shameless plug, I did a post about mis-heard lyrics

http://drowseymonkey.blogspot.com/2008/01/say-what.html

Dagny said...

B C B C
And I have absolutely no clue about the last.

Bunk Strutts said...

I went with "B" all the way just to avoid listening to them and to save time. How'd I do?

Whit said...

b c b c and the last one says something like "hear you blow the whistle and the ___ man ring the bell

something like that
Trix Whit's wife

Alice said...

Jeff - it's 5:30am and I just woke up and I haven't had my coffee yet and now I've just got a lot of weird mumbling music in my head. Thanks! (But I did own the 45 for Voices Carry!)

Mylhibug said...

1. B
2. C
3. B
4. C
5. "That Union blow the whistle, I find myself in Wrigley-ville."

Maybe.

Ed (zoesdad) said...

The power of suggestion is freaky--I had an idea and then read the one about Union blowing the whistle--no I hear that too!

Jeff said...

g - The wise man blows wisdom and the old man he drink beer. I love that - regardless of whether it's in the song or not.

drowsey monkey - I'll republish your link here again because it got cut off:
http://drowseymonkey.blogspot.com/2008/01/say-what.html
When I was younger, I alway thought that old Hot Chocolate Song (You Sexy Thing) sounded like it was saying, "I believe in milkbones" instead of "miracles."

dagny - Welcome to the club ;-)

bunk strutts - I thought you supposed to pick "C" when you did that? No wonder I did so poorly in high school.

trix - As good a guess as anyone else's. Thanks for stopping by :-)

alice - What's a 45? Can you download one of those from iTunes?

mylhibug - I love it. Wrigley-ville sounds like a pretty cool place.

ed - I know, it works for all of the suggestions above. Too funny.

Beth said...

I can't believe I actually did this. I'm supposed to be working.
b
c
b
c
last one? Huh??
(I confess, I had to listen more than once to each of these.)

What a genius co-production post!

Mother Theresa said...

Hi-mainy reggie-reg is what I get on that last one. Now we just have to figure out what language it's in. Whatever it turns out to be, this post was utterly hilarious. Can't wait to see what you two come up with next time. Now the question is, "His place or your place?" ;)

Kurt said...

b, c, b, c.

I think the last one is something backward.

andi said...

I'm terrible at these, so I'm not even going to embarrass myself by guessing. Just popping in to say hi!

leelee said...

Came here from VE...I love these lyrics games...excellent!!

trying to post my answers w/o looking at anyone elses. K here goes:

1- b.
2- c.
3- b.
4- c.
damn...this is RL Burnside I have it on the sopranos soundtrack...I have no idea what he is mumblin'

VE said...

leelee - Nice one; you're the first to mention just who that last song is. My kids crack up everytime they hear it. The song is called "It's Bad You Know". Feel free to Google away; I couldn't find any lyrics.

VE said...

Ok, I'll take a shot at what I hear on the last one too...

That indian Lord Windsor if I make him ring the bell

Ok, Jeff, what are you hearin'?

Anette said...

b
c
b
c
And for the last one
I'll put my money on:
"There ain't a road witho-o-ut, and I may be raining beer..."

so there

Jeff said...

beth - Yes you are correct... this is indeed the work of geniuses. How wise you are yourself to notice!

mother theresa - Ummm, please don't phrase it that way, because we're not "that way." Not that there's anything wrong with that of course.

kurt - I think this whole post is something backward!

andi - Hi!

leelee - Well, you get points for at least having him on a soundtrack. That's pretty impressive.

ve - Here's what I'm hearing:
The union blows wind slow if I ain't a reggae rad
I'm 100% sure that's it. Really.

anette - Ooh, I like the "raining beer" angle. I think you're on to something.

sprinkle4 said...

B
C
B
C

And the last is "the engineer blow his whistle, the fireman he ring his bell"

Or not:)

The Offended Blogger said...

B, C, B, E

And the last one is VE singing, you can't fool me! I'm his #1 fan. :)

leelee said...

yeah I never could figure out that lyric..apparently others have been seeking as well. It's an exceptionally cool song as is the Sopranos soundtrack..worth a listen.

PLEASE let me know if you ever find the answer!

VE: You must be the funnest Dad in the whole world!

Michelle said...

Ok, I got the multiple choice answer so won't repost them....

But the other one I can't even bring myself to try. Ever since a high school friend belted out "making love 'til his stomach caves in" on a certain Billy Joel song, I refuse to guess the lyrics to songs. I have to maintain my pride somehow!

Jeff said...

sprinkle4 - Sure, why not?

offended blogger - So you're the one!

leelee - I give him points for expanding his kids' musical horizons, that's for sure.

michelle - Wait a minute... I'm not placing what song that's from. Help me out please.

Anonymous said...

That union blown whistle won' buy me a reg'lar beer.

Which begs the question of what it will buy. Or maybe we're just listening to someone gripe about why it's not worth having a regular ol' payin' kinda job... ;)

Thanks for the amusements.

Megan said...

I had so much fun with this because I hit play on everything at once.

What a mash-up for the ages.

Megan said...

Lemme rephrase that -

for the aged.

Curses on VE for making me come over here and now again with the Carlin paraphrase I say... "Aw, shit no! You've found another place with stuff in it!"

cathouse teri said...

I don't even want to make a guess, since mine just agrees with everyone else's! Lame!

My boyfriend asked me to download a song. He said it was by AFI and part of the lyrics were, "Hey Mister Lookin Eye." I looked and looked and looked for this Lookin Eye. Then I looked up all AFI song lyrics and discovered that the lyrics really said, "Hey Miss Murder Can I."

Bee Repartee said...

hahahha!! Those are hysterical...

Don't leave me like this, don't leave me in spandex....

Thank you Heart

Chris C said...

You included the most rocking Styx song ever! Well as rocking as you can get with them.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry but i really wish that i could make the "funk soul brother" on my ring tone, I just keep wanting to listen to it!!

ChrisEldin said...

I'm over from Ve's..

I know somebody important who is good at this. His face is a little furry.....

I hope he stops by. I asked him to.

:-)

JD at I Do Things said...

I know them all! (except the last one).

1.b
2.c
3.b
4.c
5.Native American tribal chant?

Except I think the correct answer for #3 should be written: "funk soul bruvva."

A friend of mine from Denver who is a big 'Til Tuesday fan said all his friends sang that lyric, "Keep it down now, for Chris Carey"---Chris Carey being a local DJ. Just thought you'd wanna know.

FUN!

pacatrue said...

B
C
B
C

Um, that engine blow the whistle, the highway you make it real?

Student Teacher said...

This last song is driving me crazy. I know it was in a movie but I can't remember which one it is???

VE said...

Hey Student Teacher. That last song is R L Burnside and it's called "It's Bad You Know". Somebody said it was used in The Sapranos. I don't know if it has been anywhere else though.

Student Teacher said...

Thanks VE, I think it was the Sopranos! Now I just have to remember what scene it was in. So if I can't sleep tonight, I'm gonna rack my brain thinking about it.

The Chick said...

You just entertain me so!

RED MOJO said...

This is very funny guys. I do think i worked out the lyrics to the last one:

They hearin ya blown whistle, you'll find me a Raggy bear.

That's pretty obvious! :)

I'm on the third try for word verification...

kapgar said...

I remember when "Smells Like Teen Spirit" first came out... MTV did a News special where they played the song for people and had them guess what was being said in that very same line. Some of the answers were hilarious at the time. Of course I can't remember them for jack now.

*lynne* said...

awesome, i never did try to figure out the lyrics to Smells like Teen Spirit (I know Weird Al's version better, LMAO!)

Anonymous said...

the indian blow whistle, the fireman rang da bell