Meme!

Wed, Apr. 7th, 2010 05:15 pm
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I am bored, ergo I meme.

Some song lyrics I particularly like:

1. "Like a self-help manual that's been written in Braille, it seems the more that we touch, the more we learn about our failures"
2. "Another cog in the murder machine"
3. "And she closed herself off like a fan"
4. "I know you want to make the news, but lately all you do is memorize headlines"
5. "'It's crypto-fascist mania, it's silicon deliria.' 'Yeah,' she said, 'you're right, but I like the cafeteria.'"
6. "The truth is I bleed you when these frequencies cut me"
7. "Plastic sweat, metal skin, metallic tears, mannequin"
8. "Touch me with your naked hand, touch me with your glove"
9. "You love white veins, you love hard gray, the heaviest weight, the clumsiest shape"
10. "The answers are out there in the drowning deep"

Also, I always get annoyed when the song lyrics meme passes around, because half the music I listen to isn't in English. So here's stuff probably no one will guess, but what the heck:

11. "我醉過 真夏冰釀的梅酒"
12. "寂寞很吵 我很安靜 情緒很多 我很鎮定"
13. "始まりの朝の 静かな窓 ゼロになるからだ 充たされてゆけ"
14. "此時此刻有你陪 所有的痛痛飛"
15. "天青色等煙雨 而我在等妳 炊煙裊裊昇起 隔江千萬里"

ETA: Answers

1.
2. My Chemical Romance, Teenagers. I kind of love this music video. Cheerleaders dancing in gas masks!
3. Suzanne Vega, The Queen and the Soldier
4. Thea Gilmore, Juliet (Keep That in Mind)
5. Dar Williams, Alleluia
6.
7. Janelle Monae, Many Moons
8. Leonard Cohen, Dance Me to the End of Love. I think this line is so sexy.
9. Okkervil River, A Stone. I also love the line about the princess who's "lovely and stubborn and brave" because of the rhythm.
10. Vienna Teng, Harbor.

Too lazy to translate for these, but rough approximations:
11. 梁靜茹, 不想睡, something about getting drunk on icy cold plum wine in the summer (though I swear, I've seen it as "good wine" too while karaokeing...)
12. 孫燕姿, 風箏, something like loneliness is loud, I am quiet, lots of emotion, I am composed. I swear, it sounds better in Chinese.
13. 木村弓, いつも何度でも, something about first morning, quiet window, body turning into nothing slowly disappearing.
14. 呂莘, 痛痛飛. This is totally just here for the pun! The title means "hurts fly away" but it also sounds like "completely fly away."
15. 周杰倫, 青花瓷. Er. Too hard to translate! I actually love the lyrics of this whole song because the Chinese is so pretty (but hard! I barely understand it). I, uh, also totally want to request this video for Yuletide this year. Reincarnation! Girls with swords! Wind machines dramatically blowing back hair and clothes!
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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] torachan
#2 is My Chemical Romance's Teenagers.

And yeah, I'm always annoyed that I have to cut out so much music I listen to when I do memes like this, but I know no one will guess otherwise.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] torachan
I listen to Japanese and English stuff pretty much equally, with Korean and Spanish next, then a handful of other languages much less frequently. (Japanese and English are the only ones I can really understand fully, so they're probably the only languages I'd use in a lyrics meme.)

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] rachelmanija
3. "The Queen and the Soldier," Suzanne Vega.

5. "Allelulia," Dar Williams.

7. This is by Janelle Monae, right?

8. "Dance me to the End of Love," Leonard Cohen (& chorus of swooning women)

9. "A Stone," Okerville... something.

10. "Harbor," Vienna Teng.

11-15. I might be able to hum some of these!

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] rachelmanija
7. Could it be "Many Moms?"

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] rachelmanija
I love ballads! In your copious spare time (ha ha ha) maybe you could make me a ballad CD! Would you want an entire CD of murder ballads, or would that be too much? I bet I could get together an entire CD of women murdering men, turning the tables on evil elf knights, etc.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] rachelmanija
Oh, I knew what you meant. I love cheesy ballads. (Was just procrastinating by listening to David Cook sing "Hello" on youtube. You have corrupted me with your love of young singing white boys!)

(rubs hands together) The CD will arrive at some point. I think I will call it LOBSTER MALLET.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] rachelmanija
I also listened to Eleanor Rigby.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] coffeeandink
All the songs where I know the singer but not the song!

2. My Chemical Romance
3. Suzanne Vega, "The Queen and the Soldier"
9. Okkervil River, "A Stone"
10. Vienna Teng

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] coffeeandink
Wow, looking at Rachel's, I so should have been able to guess more. I suck at this game.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] tessercat
hunh. I do not know any of these, but judging by the snippets, I should! *stalks post to wait for answers* ^_^

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] spartezda.livejournal.com
#4 looks like Juliet (Keep That In Mind) by Thea Gilmore.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] dhobikikutti
Heh. 90% of what I listen to isn't English.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] bellyjeans
Oh man, I actually knew that Jay Chou song. I have like 10% understanding of that song's lyrics but what I do understand I really love.

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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] bellyjeans
And the music is just so pretty. I am a sucker for anything that sounds vaguely like traditional chinese instrumentation in pop songs.

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Sat, Apr. 10th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] wcynic
I few weeks ago I was binging on one of 梁靜茹's songs, but now I am over it. I have weird music-listening habits. I listen to one song over and over and then move on. The one I'd been listening to over and over was 屬於 and embarrassingly enough, I only discovered it because it was the themesong to this crappy HK-TW joint venture TV series or something.

I want to do this meme, but it'd be mostly Eason Chan lyrics!

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