The lyrics meme seems to be making the rounds again (hobviously and glitterlust, good show), and I love music and lyrics and this meme, and it's Friday, so here we go. I went through Pipsqueak, which means all the music is stuff I really love or am into currently (or...a few weeks ago, I haven't loaded up some of my newer acquisitions). I nixed songs whose title was contained in the first line, and I also did not repeat artists. And I didn't use some songs with very few lyrics. And I was arbitrary about some selections. Sue me. No one alive can get all twenty-five, as at least one isn't even Googleable.
All right, music lovers: have at it.
1. Load up on guns, bring your friends, it's fun to lose and to pretend Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"—cucumbersarnies, glitterlust 2. Straight lines that cut through the scene like you wanted to Ladytron, "Blue Jeans"—modlin 3. Sometimes in the morning, I am petrified and can't move Rilo Kiley, "A Better Son/Daughter"—tiggz, grammargirl, electricmonk 4. I think I'm drowning, asphyxiated / I want to break this spell that you've created Muse, "Time Is Running Out"—tiggz, cucumbersarnies, vonnie_k, glitterlust, jeeperstseepers 5. I'm in Los Angeles today / It smells like an airport runway Death Cab for Cutie, "Why You'd Want to Live Here"—modlin 6. Watching all the insects march along / Seem to know just right where they belong 7. When you're ripe, you'll bleed out of control 8. Dear Mr. and/or Mrs. Sender, we're pleased to inform you that your application's been accepted The Dresden Dolls, "Sex Changes"—porpentine 9. I'm thinking of my soul's sovereignty, and I know everything you hate in me 10. The unsettled mind is at times an ally, leaving the senses to fend for themselves System of a Down, "Thetawaves"—sinca 11. Have faith, have faith in the blue lady 12. No evolution / Sometimes it depresses me / The same old same old / We keep repeating history Garbage, "Sex Is Not the Enemy"—atropos116 13. March on by like stardust in the sky / Brave or blinded I'm not sure which am I 14. Got a green light, got a green light, yeah, but I'm going nowhere Filter, "The Best Things"—littlelesh 15. Oh, you humor me today, calling me out to play Eisley, "Telescope Eyes"—janeanger 16. I am an arms dealer, fitting you with weapons in the form of words Fall Out Boy, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race"—ryca, glitterlust 17. I fancy you but I've been destitute 18. Yours is the only version of my desertion that I could ever subscribe to Interpol, "PDA"—jeeperstseepers 19. Just 'cause you got a broken toe don't mean you can't stand up tall 20. I know a movie star, I've got her plastered her to my wall Guster, "Barrel of a Gun"—wimbledonchampv 21. Whatever makes you tired, the resting always fails 22. I'm so hard for a rich girl, my heels are high, my eyes cast low Stars, "Elevator Love Letter"—vonnie_k, electricmonk 23. Hello little boys, little toys, we're the dreams you're believin' Shiny Toy Guns, "Le Disko"—atropos116, afrocurl 24. I fell in love again / All things go, all things go Sufjan Stevens, "Chicago"—cucumbersarnies, vonnie_k, glitterlust, grammargirl, jeeperstseepers 25. There is a road that meets the road that goes to my house The Decemberists, "July, July!"—grammargirl