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Song Spoilers

antisyzygy posted earlier this month about songs with punctuation in their titles, which reminded me of a service that I've been meaning to provide to you all for a while. Here, fresh from my mp3 player, are some songs whose titles ask questions answered in their lyrics. By providing these answers I save you, the reader, the trouble of listening to them yourself. The questions in question:

1: Can I Kick It?
2: Do I Worry?
3: What Would Brian Boitano do?
4: What's My Name?
5: Who Am I? (What's My Name?)
6: All Good?

The answers, as promised:
1: Yes, you can.1
2: You know doggone right I do.2
3: He'd make a plan and he'd follow through.3
4: DMX.4
5: Snoop Doggy Dog.5
6: It ain't.6


1 A Tribe Called Quest
2 The Inkspots (who also invite you to 'bet your life I do')
3 The South Park cast (who also advise that 'he's sure to kick an arse or two' and/or 'make dirty love you.')
4 Though really it's Earl Simmons
5 And his real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. This doesn't come up in the song though. For some reason.
6 De La Soul (guest questioner: Chaka Khan)



Can anyone suggest any more?

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phlebas
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
What do you get when you fall in love?
badasstronaut
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Enough germs to catch pneumonia!
phlebas
Jan. 30th, 2007 09:45 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's actually when you kiss a girl, which would have been the followup question. And after you do, of course, she'll never phone ya.
When you fall in love you get a girl with a pin to burst your bubble - that's what you get for all your trouble, yo.
badasstronaut
Jan. 30th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
Yeah. Love sucks. I'll never fall in love again, that's for sure.
badasstronaut
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
I know of lots of questions, but not with any answers. It's just like real life!
Can you dig it? by the Mock Turtles, but I don't think you get to find out whether you can.

How does it make you feel? by Air, you do learn that someone feels the asker ought to stop smoking.

Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with, (Buzzcocks) presumably everyone's done that some time or other, so I'd assume it's true.

Orbital asks Are we here?, and obviously they are, or we'd not be able to hear them.
shepline
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
Why does it always rain on me?
(no subject) - ex_londonso - Jan. 29th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
example22
Jan. 30th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
One quick query later, here are ten of the dozens that my mp3 player offered up...

1. What does a man do?
2. What do you do with a BA in English?
3. Why should I wake up?
4. What would you do?
5. Why does it hurt when I pee?
6. Why is Rod Hull alive?
7. Why don't we do it in the road?
8. Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk?
9. Where is my mind?
10. Going somewhere?

and the answers, with album titles:

1. Shoot the president (Assassins)
2. End up living with Gary Coleman (Avenue Q)
3. Because the Nazis are coming (Cabaret)
4. Emigrate. Now. (ditto)
5. Oh, take a wild guess (Joe's Garage)
6. Trick question! (ACD)
7. CCTV cameras and oncoming buses. (White Album)
8. Yes, William, I believe you did (Dead City Radio)
9. Mine wandered off about an hour ago (Wave of Mutilation)
10. Yes. To bed. (United States Live)
sparkymark
Jan. 30th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Question: How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man ?
Answer: Blowing in the wind.
topicaltim
Jan. 30th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
For What Is Chatteris?

The actual answer being that it's a pleasant market town, in Cambridgeshire. The unstated answer being however, that without 'you in it', it's nothing at all. In fact, as elaborated in the song, you might as well be in Ely or St Ives.

It's a slightly parochial world view, but it's true.
phlebas
Jan. 30th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?
cleanskies
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
SHAFT!>

...

sorry, it's a reflex
lslaw
Jan. 30th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
What time is love? (KLF in one of their forms; never really answered)
Why do fools fall in love? (asked a couple of times and, again, never really answered)
What's the Frequency Kenneth? (REM; I'll think of one that is answered sooner or later)
How do you do (what you do to me)? (Beatles; If I only knew...)
Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up? (Eminem; I believe he will, but it's really implied)
Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
concourse
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
KLF possibly answered the first question with their next single, 3AM Eternal, didn't they?
lslaw
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
I did think about suggesting that, but I thought: "No; I may be a spod, but I don't want to show too spoddish a knowledge of 90s fringe rock wackiness." Methinks I may have misread the room.
sparkymark
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Why do fools fall in love?

Most questions posed by this song are answered here:
http://www.idler.co.uk/archives/?page_id=60
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