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''The birds like tender babies in your hands
and the old men playing _____ 'neath the trees.''
MacArthur Park - Richard Harris
''Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain,
but _____ is so much fun I'd hate to blow the game.''
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends - Phil Ochs
''Let's play Twister, let's play _____. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. See you heaven if you make the list. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.''
Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
''Playin' _____ 'til dawn, with a deck of fifty-one.
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo.''
Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers
''Russian _____ is not the same without a gun. And baby when it's love if its not rough it isn't fun, fun.''
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
''Oh, there's _____ and poker and the roulette wheel,
a fortune won and lost on every deal.''
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
''You should've seen me with the _____ man.
I had a honey, and I bet a grand.''
Junior's Farm - Wings
''I see you under the midnight.
Love _____ in your eyes.''
Magic - The Cars
''Like the little school mate in the school yard,
we'll play jacks and _____ cards.''
Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie
''I guess he's an _____, and I'm more Atari,
but the way you play your game ain't fair.''
Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
''Busted, down on Boubon Street,
set up like a _____ pin.''
Truckin' - The Grateful Dead
''I had a friend was a big _____ player
back in high school.''
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
''Jackie gonna be a _____ star.
Diane's a debutante backseat of Jackie's car.''
Jack & Diane - John Mellencamp
''And those whose names were never called
when choosing sides for _____.''
At Seventeen - Janis Ian
''_____ shoes, don't even need to buy a new dress.
If you ain't there, ain't nobody else to impress.''
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
''_____, I play along while rushing 'cross the forest,
monkey business on a sunny afternoon.''
Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
''As the wizards play down on _____ Way
on the boardwalk way past dark.''
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
''I can climb trees and play _____ with the breeze
in the meadow below. I gotta crow!''
I've Gotta Crow - Mary Martin
''I played _____ in a drunken haze.
I was seventeen years young.''
This Year - The Mountain Goats
''Learned _____ as a formal education.
Lost a lot of fights, but it taught me how to lose okay.''
Keeping The Faith - Billy Joel
''Summer came like cinnamon so sweet,
little girls _____ on the concrete.''
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
''And soon if we're lucky, we'd be unable to tell
what's yours and mine. The _____'s fine.''
Run-Around - Blues Traveler
''How I wish, how I wish you were here. We're just two lost souls _____ in a fish bowl, year after year.''
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
''I went _____. I went Rocky Mountain climbing. I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu.''
Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
''Banking off of the North East winds, _____ on summer breeze, and skipping over the ocean like a stone.''
Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
''Or steal my daddy's cue and make a livin'
out of playing _____.''
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
''And they all play on the _____ course,
and drink their martinis dry.''
Little Boxes - Pete Seeger
''Here's your mirror and your _____, but they're not what I came for. Oh, I came for so much more.
For You - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
''Birds like tender babies in your hand
and the old men playing _____ by the trees.''
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer*
''Three Dice Cee-lo, _____,
Labor Day Parade, rest in peace, Bob Marley.''
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
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Mar 6th, 2013 at 03:23 GMT
"For You" is a Bruce Springsteen song.
Mar 6th, 2013 at 09:07 GMT
@gradeck - It was written by him and included on his first album. I'm using the lyrics as sung on Manfred Mann's single. They are fairly close to Bruce's original album cut so I hope you got that one right.
Mar 7th, 2013 at 12:41 GMT
I've swapped out the least guessed song which was at 4.6% in the stats for a different song which was suggested to me by email. The replaced song was She Wears It Well - Rod Stewart. The lyrics (which are indeed odd, unmemorable, forgettable, unintelligible, ...) were "Remember them basement parties, your brother's karate, the all day rock and roll shows."
Mar 12th, 2013 at 15:34 GMT
I was pleasantly surprised to see the inclusion of the Phil Ochs song.
Mar 18th, 2013 at 19:29 GMT
I had no idea that there were two sets of lyrics to "MacArthur Park." Not that I actually wanted to know. . .
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