May 172011
 

What an interestingly different question. It took some thinking to even remember what songs I was particularly listening to at that time. It was re-released as an unplugged duette with Amy Lee not long before that as well, and I'm torn between the two versions as they are both really, really good.

I decided to post the Amy Lee version though since I love Evanessence and didn't get to use them in this challenge.

Korn and Amy Lee: Freak on a Leash

 

Lyrics:

Something takes a part of me
Something lost and never seen
Everytime I start to believe
Something's raped and taken from me…from me
Life's gotta always be messing with me (You wanna see the light)
Can't they chill and let me be free (So do I)
Can't I take away all this pain (You wanna see the light)
I try to every night, all in vain…in vain

Sometimes I cannot take this place
Sometimes it's my life I can't taste
Sometimes I cannot feel my face
You'll never see me fall from grace

Something takes a part of me
You and I were meant to be
A cheap fuck for me to lay
Something takes a part of me

Feeling like a freak on a leash (You wanna see the light)
Feeling like I have no release (So do I)
How many times have I felt diseased (You wanna see the light)
Nothing in my life is free…is free

Sometimes I cannot take this place
Sometimes it's my life I can't taste
Sometimes I cannot feel my face
You'll never see me fall from grace

Something takes a part of me
You and I were meant to be
A cheap fuck for me to lay
Something takes a part of me

Boom na da noom na na nema
Da boom na da noom na namena
Da boom na ba noom na namena
Da boom na da noom na namena
Da boom na ba noom na namena
Da boom na da noom na namena
Da boom na ba noom na namena
Da boom na da noom na namena
Da boom na ba noom na namena
Da boom na da noom na namena
Da boom na ba noom na namena
Da boom na da noom na namena
Go!
So…fight! something on the…dum na ema 
fight…sometimes they fight
So! something on the…dum na ema 
fight…somethings they fight
fight! something on the…dum na ema 
No…somethings they fight
fight! something on the…dum na ema 
buy…somethings they fight
Something takes a part of me
You and I were meant to be
A cheap fuck for me to lay
Something takes a part of me
Part of me
Part of me
Part of me 

May 162011
 

Well in my childhood my parents were mad about ABBA. Seriously crazy about it. So the songs I remember best from my childhood were ABBA songs. Yes, I feel sorry for myself too. Either way, you're getting ABBA today. I promise the final one will be better.

 

ABBA: Mama Mia

Lyrics

 

I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
So I made up my mind, it must come to an end
Look at me now, will I ever learn?
I don't know how but I suddenly lose control
There's a fire within my soul
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, o-o-o-oh

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, now I really know,
My my, I could never let you go.

I've been angry and sad about the things that you do
I can't count all the times that I've told you we're through
And when you go, when you slam the door
I think you know that you won't be away too long
You know that I'm not that strong.
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, o-o-o-oh

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, even if I say
Bye bye, leave me now or never
mamma mia, it's a game we play
Bye bye doesn't mean forever

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go
Mamma mia, now I really know
My my, I could never let you go

May 152011
 

The song that instantly came to my mind for this is my chosen answer to this topic. Why it makes me feel guilty is something I'd rather not blog about – we all have things in our past we wish we could have done differently. It's decidedly not my usual style of music, but it was a favorite of somebody who was special once upon a time.

 

Massive Attack: Protection

Lyrics

This girl I know needs some shelter
She don't believe anyone can help her
She's doing so much harm, doing so much damage
But you don't want to get involved
You tell her she can manage
And you can't change the way she feels
But you could put your arms around her

I know you want to live yourself
But could you forgive yourself
If you left her just the way
You found her

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a boy and i'm a girl
But you know you can lean on me
And I don't have no fear
I'll take on any man here
Who says that's not the way it should be

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

She's a girl and you're a boy
Sometimes you look so small, look so small
You've got a baby of your own
When your baby's gone, she'll be the one
To catch you when you fall

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a girl and i'm a boy [x4]

Sometimes you look so small, need some shelter
Just runnin' round and round, helter skelter
And I've leaned on me for years
Now you can lean on me
And that's more than love, that's the way it should be
Now I can't change the way you feel
But I can put my arms around you
That's just part of the deal
That's the way I feel
I'll put my arms around you

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a boy and i'm a girl [x4] 

May 142011
 

Mmm, tough one – there are so many. This one stands quite high up (and I've been wanting to use this band) – and I think I shall have to learn it soon. 

Placebo: Pure Morning


Lyrics

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
A friend with weed is better,
A friend with breasts and all the rest,
A friend who's dressed in leather,

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
A friend who'll tease is better ,
Our thoughts compress,
Which makes us blessed,
And makes for stormy weather,

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
My Japanese is better,
And when she's pressed, she will undress,
And then she's boxing clever,

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
A friend who bleeds is better,
My friend confessed she passed the test,
And we will never sever,

Day's dawning, skins crawling [repeat three more times]
Pure morning, [repeat this three more times]

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
A friend who'll tease is better,
Our thoughts compress,
Which makes us blessed,
And makes for stormy weather,

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
A friend who bleeds is better,
My friend confessed she passed the test,
And we will never sever,

Day's dawning, skins crawling [repeat three more times]
Pure morning,[repeat this three more times]

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
My Japanese is better,
And when she's pressed, she will undress,
And then she's boxing clever,

A friend in need's a friend indeed,
A friend with weed is better,
A friend with breasts and all the rest,
A friend who's dressed in leather

May 132011
 

Now I could cheat here and use an incurable song – but I don't have any recordings with good drumming at hand so I won't. Instead I'll choose a song we're busy working on a cover for. As it is I am in fact cheating as I completely rewrote the drumming for it. The original is absolutely excellent but my version works as well and it gives it an interestingly different feel (a bit more grungy).

It's a beautiful song, a rare slow song from a lady more famous for her fast-paced rock and roll. I give you the queen of rock and roll, the woman that Stevie Nicks wants to be when she grows up:

Joan Jett: Crimson and Clover

Lyrics:

Ah, now I don't hardly know her
But I think I could love her
Crimson and clover

Ah when she comes walking over
Now I've been waitin' to show her
Crimson and clover over and over

Yeah, my, my such a sweet thing
I wanna do everything
What a beautiful feeling
Crimson and clover over and over

Crimson and clover over and over
Crimson and clover over and over
Crimson and clover over and over
Crimson and clover over and over 

May 122011
 

I skipped yesterday so here is another one today to get back up to speed.

Oh I have been hoping for an excuse to use this song. It's sheer unadultared awesomeness and also a lot of hilarity. Caution advised the lyrics are very NSFW but it's so worth it ! It deserves to be deemed one of the all-time great rock powerbalads but it won't be because it's a parody, but it's a brilliant parody. From the final scene of the movie "The pick of destiny" I give you:

 

Tenacious D vs. Dave Groll: Beelzeboss

Lyrics:

Beelzeboss:
I AM COMPLETE!

Tenacious D:
(BOTH) Fuuuck

Beelzeboss:
YES YOU ARE FUCKED,
SHIT OUT OF LUCK!
NOW I'M COMPLETE AND MY COCK YOU WILL SUCK!
THIS WORLD WILL BE MINE,
AND YOUR FIRST IN LINE!
YOU BROUGHT ME THE PICK AND NOW YOU SHALL BOTH DIE!

Tenacious D:
(JB) Waaait Waaait Waaait you mother-fucker
we challenge you to a rock off,
(BOTH) Give us one chance to rock your socks off

Beelzeboss:
FUCK! FUCK!
FUUUCK, THE DEMON CODE PREVENTS ME,
FROM DECLINING A ROCK OFF CHALLENGE!
WHAT ARE YOUR TERMS?
WHAT'S THE CAAATCH?

Tenacious D:
(JB) If we win,
you must take your sorry ass back to hell
and also you will have to pay our rent

Beelzeboss:
AND WHAT IF I WIN?

Tenacious D:
(JB) Then you can take Kage back to hell..
(KG) What!?
(JB) Trust me kage it's the only way
(KG) What the fuck are you talkin about?
(JB) To be your little bitch

Beelzeboss:
FINE!
LET THE ROCK OFF BEGIN HAHAHA!
I'M THE DEVIL,
I LOVE METAL!
CHECK THIS RIFF,
IT'S FUCKIN TASTY!
I'M THE DEVIL I CAN DO WHAT I WANT
WHATEVER I'VE GOT AM GONNA FLAUNT!
THERE'S NEVER BEEN A ROCK OFF THAT I'VE EVER LOST!
I CANNOT WAIT TO TAKE KAGE BACK TO HELL
I'M GONNA FILL HIM WITH MA HOT DEMON GEL!
I'LL MAKE HIM SQUEAL LIKE THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL!!

Tenacious D:
(JB) NOOOO! c'mon Kage bring the thunder
(KG) There's just no way that we can win that was a masterpeice
(JB) Listen to me-
(KG) He rocks to hard because he's not a mortal man
(JB) God dammit Kage,
he gonna make you his sex slave,
your gonna gargle Mayonnaise
(KG) Noo
unless we bust a massive monster mamajam
(KG) Dude,
we've been through so much shit
(JB) De-activated lasers with my dick
(BOTH) Now it's time to blow this fucker down
(JB) c'mon Kage now it's time to blow doors down
(KG) I hear you Jables now it's time to blow doors down
(JB) Light up the stage cuz its time for a showdown
(KG) We'll bend you over then we'll take ya to brown town
(BOTH) Now we've got to blow this fucker down
(KG) He's gonna rape me if we do not blow doors down
(JB) C'mon Kage cuz it's time to blow doors down
(KG) OOOOOOh (?) It's time for the black out
(JB) Hey antichrist ah, Beelzeboss,
we know your weakness, ah rockin socks!
we rock the ?, and blow your mind
we will defeat you, for all mankind
you hold the sceptor,
we hold the key
you are the devil,
we are the D
(BOTH) We are the D (X16)

Beelzeboss:
YOU GUYS ARE FUCKIN LAME COME ON KAGE YOUR COMIN WITH ME
TASTE MY LIGHTNING SUCKERS!

Tenacious D:
(JB) NOOOO!

Beelzeboss:
OW, FUCK!
MY FUCKIN HORN!
OHH NO

Tenacious D:
(JB) From whence you came you shall remain,
until you are complete again

Beelzeboss:
NOOOOO!
FUCK YOU KAGE AND FUCK YOU JABLES
I'LL GET YOU TENACIOUS D!!

May 122011
 

This was an easy one, I chose it a long time ago – and made sure my best friends and family know. I have no funeral wishes at all, do whatever helps you heal – but there is one thing I want… before you finish play this song – as loud as possible. It's about love, and loss and the kind of man I want to be. And no, you can't play the 50's beehive-band version, I want THIS version.

 

Twisted Sister: Leader of the pack

Lyrics:

 

Hey, is he really goin' out with her?
Well, there he is, let's ask him
Hey Dee, is that your ring Suzie's wearin'?
Uh huh
Man, it must be great ridin' with her
Are you pickin' her up after school today?
Uh huh
By the way, where'd you meet her?
I met her at the candy store
She turned around and smiled at me
You get the picture?
Yeah, we see
That's when she fell for

The leader of the pack

Her folks were always putting me down (down, down)
They said I came from the wrong side of town (they said he came from the wrong side of town)
They told her that I was bad but she knew I was sad
That's why she fell for

The leader of the pack

One day her dad said find someone new
She had to tell me that we were through (whatcha do when he said that you better go find somebody new)
I stood there and asked her why but all she could do was cry
"I'm sorry I hurt you"

The leader of the pack

She was so small
As she kissed me goodbye her tears were beginning to show
And as she drove away on that rainy night I begged her to go slow
If she heard I'll never know
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no (look out, look out, look out, look out)

I felt so helpless, what could I do?
Remembering all the things we'd been through
The gang they all stop and stare, I can't hide my tears but I don't care
I'll never forget her

The leader of the pack

Leader of the pack
And now she's gone [18x]

May 102011
 

Wow, this one was remarkably easy. I've known the answer for a very long time. The only trouble is, I already used it in a previous part of this challenge.  It would have been Willie Deville with Storybook Love, but since it's used, I guess I get to add another song I would love to play at my wedding.

It is one of the all time great rock and roll classics, a ballad for the ages. The fact that a former Idols winner covered it (horribly) doesn't change that.

 

The Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody

 

Lyrics:

Oh, my love, my darling,
I've hungered for your touch a long, lonely time,
Time goes by so slowly and time can do so much.
Are you still mine?
I need your love, I need your love, God speed your love to me.

Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh, 'Wait for me, wait for me'
'I'll be coming home, wait for me!'

Are you still mine?
I need your love, I need your love, God speed your love to me