26 lines from 20 songs

by Charles Miller on May 6, 2004

I have this rule that memes and song lyrics are only posted to my livejournal so as not to annoy the general public. However, since this is both a meme and song lyrics, the double-negative cancels itself out. Or something.

Anyway, the task is to pick one line each out of the next twenty songs from your mp3 library on random play. All songs are in order, although I skipped a few that either had no lyrics, or were by bands that had already appeared.

26 lines from 20 songs

Keep your mouth closed fade and die.
    Take control of your life and survive.
Scarred—your back was turned, curled like an embryo
Awake to the sound as they peel apart the skin.

Love, let me sleep tonight on your couch and remember the
     smell of the fabric of your simple city dress.
I've got my spine, got my Orange Crush.
And when I melt, I can go anywhere: slip under the door unawares.
And she's so smart and independent, I don't think she needs me.

A denial.

And school's out early and soon we'll be learning,
     and the lesson today is how to die.
I'll stand in front of you, take the force of the blow.
I don't pretend to know what you want, but I offer love.
Sign says "Honeymoon to rent". Cloudland into dreamland turns.
...and put a hole in her body where no hole should be.

It's a reefer, do you want some, policeman?
     Or would you prefer me to shove it up your arse?

She could talk to squirrels.
But she'll be walking your streets in the clothes
     that she went out and chose for herself.

Shiva opens her arms now to make sure I don't get too far.
And in the middle of negotiations, you break down.
But don't despair, this day will be their damndest day,
     if you take these things from me.
All you know about me is what I've sold you, dumbfuck.

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