Literature in Songs

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Can you name the Literary Allusions in Song?

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LyricLiterary WorkMusical Artist
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair but Gollum and the evil one crept up and slipped away with herLed Zeppelin
Ophelia drowned in the water, crushed by her own weightJewel
Heathcliff, it's me, it's Cathy. I've come home. I'm so cold. Let me in-a your window!Kate Bush
And so it was that later, as the miller told his tale, that her face at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of paleProcol Harum
One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you smallJefferson Airplane
The blind man sleeps in the doorway, his home. . . But I gave you allMumford and Sons
They say he's crazy, they say he's gone. We play our tricks, make up funny songs, sneaking around, feeling badly, sneaking up on Boo RadleyBruce Hornsby
She made me promise not to cry, so here is a drink - I drink to theeHollerado
LyricLiterary WorkMusical Artist
Soma is what they would take when hard times opened their eyesThe Strokes
It's no use. He sees her, he starts to shake and cough just like the old man in that book by NabokovThe Police
We came here on a plane just a bunch of little boys, dropped the boulder on his brain, you can never take it backGatsby's American Dream
I'm like Estella. I like to reel it in and then spit it outAlanis Morrisette
Oh, I've finally decided my future lies beyond the yellow brick roadElton John
Don't ever tell anyone anything or else you'll wind up missing everybodyThe Ataris
Oh there ain't no love, no Montagues or CapuletsArctic Monkeys

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