Cross-posted to boggyb and name_that_song
I've decided to follow milestogo13's lead in the memage of naming songs. Rules are the same as his ones here, and I'll do the comment screening as well so everyone gets a chance. In addition to this, I will award ½ a mark if you only get half of it right (e.g. only the artist or the title instead of both). I'll also be nice and only include songs with words from my playlist. That doesn't mean they'll all be in English though. Oh, and a bonus mark if you get the riddle.
Shiver me timbers mateys, thar lines be closed now!
On with the guessing!
Arr, and I be updating this on talk like a pirate day as well mateys!
#1: On a Day like Today ~ Keane/Hopes and Fears
- I saw you were sick
And tired of my wrong turns
If you only knew the way I feel
I'd really love to tell you
#2: X&Y ~ Coldplay/X&Y
- You and me are floating on a tidal wave... together
You and me are drifting into outer space... and singing
music4asoul, hunter22 (½ mark)
#3: Now We Are Six ~ Steeleye Span/Now We Are Six
- White bird featherless
Flew from paradise
Lit on the castle wall
Along came Lord Landless
Took it up handless
Rode away horseless
To the King's white hall
What, none of ye scurvey sea dogs got this? Well, if ye be lookin' for the answer to the riddle then I suppose I'll 'ave to tell ye. That featherless bird there be the snow, and Lord Landless 'tis the sunshine, of course! Now get back to work before I keel-haul the lot o' ye!
#4: Picture Perfect ~ Nelly Furtado/Folklore
- So you made an oil painting to inmortalize
All of the hope and vision in your eyes
In your leisure coat and cowboy hat
North American records and so much to bat for
Arr, none of ye drunken pirates got this either. For shame!
#5: Behold the Lamb of God ~ Handel/Handel's Young Messiah
- All of us like sheep have gone astray,
we've turned everyone to his own way,
and the Lord has laid on him iniquity of us all
Okay you muntinious sea dogs, this was an 'ard one. 'tis the voice-over at the beginning, quotin' from Isiah 53 verse 6.
#6: A Thousand Miles ~ Vanessa Carlton
- If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
kyleholl, joomer (½ mark), sarah_on_bed, milestogo13, fshk, music4asoul, princessmargo
#7: My Last Breath ~ Evanescence/Fallen
- I'll miss the winter
A world of fragile things
Look for me in the white forest
Hiding in a hollow tree
music4asoul, milestogo13, hunter22, pleaseremove, hellmutt
#8: Caribbean Blue ~ Enya/Paint the Sky with Stars
- If all you told was turned to gold,
If all you dreamed were new,
Imagine sky high above
in Caribbean Blue
#9: In the Shadows ~ The Rasmus/Dead Letters
- Sometimes I feel that I should go and play with the thunder
Somehow I just don't wanna stay and wait for a wonder
#10: Elf Call ~ Steleeye Span/A Rare Collection
- Come and nurse an elf child, elf child, elf child
Come and nurse an elf child down beneath the sea
milestogo13 (½ mark)
#11: Rí na cruinne ~ Clannad/In a Lifetime
- Rí na cruinne
Tá na daoine ag milleadh an chine daonna
Níl muid cúramach go leor
music4asoul (½ mark), milestogo13
I suppose ye'll be wantin' a translation to? Well here it be, and piratified too! Cap'n o' the seas / they be sending us all to Davy Jone's locker / 'cause they don't care enuff
#12: Largo al Factotum ~ Rossini
- Sempre d'intorno in giro sta.
Miglior cuccagna per un barbiere,
vita piu nobile, no, non si da.
Arr, another piratificated translation! Always slackin' and always missin' / a better lot fer a sawbones / a more noble scum cannae be found!
#13: I Don't Know How to Love Him ~ Andrew Lloyd Webber/Jesus Christ Superstar
- I don't know how to take this, I don't see why he moves me
He's a man, he's just a man
And I've had so many men before in very many ways, he's just one more
music4asoul, joomer, fshk, demon_mistress, princessmargo
#14: Ruled by Secrecy ~ Muse/Absolution
- You're working so hard
And you're never in charge
Your death creates success
And you'll build and suppress
Shiver me timbers, not one of yere lot of no-gooders got this? Right, I'll keel-haul the lot of ya!
#15: Of This Land ~ Clannad/In a Lifetime
- Will we treasure all the secrets with life's changing scenes?
Where our hearts were warm with love, so much love
flowers grow again as I open out my hand?
Precious time, time for healing the beauty of this land