The 20 Songs thing

On your current playlist, hit shuffle and pick the first twenty songs on the list (no matter how cheesy or embarrassing), and write down your favorite line of the song. Try to avoid putting the song title in the line. Then have your friends comment and see if they know the songs:

1) Oh I’m careless and I’m cruel, but I’m still easily bruised

2) Sun’s coming up, I’m riding with lady luck

3) My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof

4) The past is gone but something might be found to take its place

5) Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose

6) I have sunk so low, I messed up, better I should know

7) (this song has no lyrics. It’s Future Sound of London’s Cascade.)

8) You’re in everyone I see, so tell me do you see me?

9) I wanna know why the monsters that hurt you so don’t look like those things that we battled so long ago

10) The finger of blame has turned upon itself and I’m more than willing to offer myself

11) maybe there’s some kinda local competition here to see who can be the rudest

12) I know I’m right for the first time in my life

13) Every day I fight a war against the mirror, I can’t stand the person staring back at me

14) Nothing’s so loud as hearing when we lie

15) Everyone falls but not everyone rises

16) Sunshine set on this cold lonely sea

17) Oh this is torture, this is pain, it feels like I’m gonna go insane

18) But if I ever said I wasn’t set in my ways then I guess you caught me lying to myself

19) And in each other’s shadows we grew less and less tall

20) Can’t stop myself from laughing, no matter how sad these things can be

Comment and tell me if you know the songs…


  • linguafranca

    May 5, 2004 at 8:52 am

    5. “Me and Bobby McGee” – Covered by various artists
    13. “Don’t Let Me Get Me” – Pink

    No clue about the others.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      May 5, 2004 at 9:25 pm

      You got those two 🙂 I’m thinking about posting answers.

  • crassy

    May 5, 2004 at 10:42 am

    19. Both Hands by Ani DiFranco
    12. Blue Rodeo (Can’t think of the name of the song)
    9. Thief by Belly
    1. Bulletproof by Blue Rodeo
    2. Ol 55
    4. Hey Jelousy by Gin Blossoms
    17. Bryan Adams?
    12. Toad the Wet Sprocket

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      May 5, 2004 at 9:24 pm

      12 is actually by Crowded House – better be home soon. The rest that you answered you got right, including the Bryan Adams tune (with Sporty Spice…)