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Also Happy Halloween! Have some monsters and ghosts:

Calling All The Monsters - China Anne McClain

Tonight all the monsters gonna dance / We’re comin’ to get ya!

This is one of those songs where I am like, "where did that even come from?" when I hear it on iTunes. I must have downloaded it from someone, somewhere, but it's always a surprise.

The Ghost in You (cover) - The Counting Crows

Inside you the time moves and she don't fade / The ghost in you, she don't fade

Whew, that Rocktober went fast! Now what to do for November? ;)

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We're in the home stretch!

He Came To Meet Me - Hem

He had some stories / He knew a few of mine / I had not heard his voice / for such a long time

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Day 26:

The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

you're just a product of loveliness

Day 27:

It's A Shame About Ray - Lemonheads

I've never been too good with names / but I remember faces

Day 28:

Dancing Barefoot - Patti Smith

I'm dancing barefoot / heading for a spin

Day 29:

Landslide (live) - Fleetwood Mac

can I sail through the changing ocean tides / can I handle the seasons of my life

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Day 24:

If I Loved You - Delta Rae

’Cause if I loved you, I could be happy / I would make you the light of my world

Day 25:

Helpless - k.d. lang

Baby can you hear me now The chains are locked and tied around my door / and baby, will you sing with me somehow

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Hello, Rocktober fans! Have a song!

Torn To Tattered - Carbon Leaf

There is a chance to bridge the line / between two points ruptured in time

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Lots of songs while I play catch-up!

Day 20! Have some covers:

A Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles

Time, time, time, see what's become of me / while I looked around for my possibilities

Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

And feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues

Stand By Me - Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies

When the sky that we look upon tumble and falls and the mountains crumble to the sea / I won't cry, I won't cry / no I won't shed a tear

The Rainbow Connection - Dixie Chicks

Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors / the voice might be one and the same / I've heard it too many times to ignore it / it's something that I'm supposed to be

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Saying, "You must be the mermaid / who took King Neptune for a ride

~~

Day 21:

Human - The Killers

And so long to devotion / you taught me everything I know / Wave goodbye, wish me well / You've gotta let me go

~~

Day 22:

Hold On - Alabama Shakes

Bless my heart, bless my soul / Didn't think I'd make it to 22 years old / There must be someone up above sayin' / "Come on, Brittany, you got to come on up

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Hello, Rocktober friends! Today, have songs you had heard on the teevee!

Breathe Me - Sia

Ouch I have lost myself again / Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found

Thanks, Six Feet Under, for making me cry every time I hear this song.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - IZ

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high / And the dreams that you dream of once in a lullaby

(these are the lyrics he sings, I know, I know, they're not the original ones)

Thanks, ER, for making me cry every time I hear this song.

Our Town - Iris Dement

Now I sit on the porch and watch the lightning-bugs fly / but I can't see too good, I got tears in my eyes / I'm leaving tomorrow but I don't wanna go / I love you, my town, you'll always live in my soul

Thanks, Northern Exposure, for making me cry every time I hear this song.

Make Your Own Kind of Music - Mama Cass

You're gonna be knowing / the loneliest kind of lonely / It may be rough going / just to do your thing's / the hardest thing to do

Thanks, Lost, for making me... wait, I don't cry when I hear this song. I think of Desmond in the hatch! Also, [livejournal.com profile] barkley's excellent vid! Good song! :D

I Hear the Bells - Mike Doughty

You snooze, you lose / Well I have snost and lost

Thanks, Veronica Mars, for making me think of Veronica and Logan's epic love every time I hear this song.

Baby Blue - Badfinger

Guess I got what I deserve / Kept you waiting there, too long my love

Thanks, Breaking Bad, for playing this song and getting everyone to love one my favorites!

TV Dream - Young Fresh Fellows

The Jetsons got you taking care of their dog / You're walking it with Barnabas out in the fog / You say you want to get out, you want to get out / but that's not as easy as it seems / You got to stick around for this TV Dream

This one's a bonus. :D

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In the excitement of getting my Yuletide prompt, I almost forgot the song for today!

Live and Die - The Avett Brothers

And I want to love you and more / I want to find you and more

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Ah, I almost forgot to post this song!

Very Busy People - the Limousines

We'll stay up late making mixtapes / photoshopping pictures of ourselves

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Here is a song for you today:

Reunion - Indigo Girls

I laughed as I said it / this is my situation / it's not pictures or privilege /it's just self preservation

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Remember when Rod Stewart was more than just a lounge singer?

People Get Ready - Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck

Faith is the key / Open the doors and board them / There's room for all / among the loved the most

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Sorry sorry I didn't post yesterday! That just means an abundance of music for you all today! I'm warning you right up front, both of these days have a THEME.

Rocktober Day 12:

So, as a child, I was fascinated by songs that told a story. Okay, so lots of songs tell stories, but I mean, long, involved and full of details. One of these songs even has a SEQUEL.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee / The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead when the skies of November turn gloomy

First of all, you gotta love a song that rhymes Gitche Gumee (I am not sure how to spell this, and I only have Lightfoot and Longfellow for reference) with gloomy. Second, I was enthralled by this song and the tragedy of it all as a child. THEY WOULD HAVE MADE WHITEFISH BAY IF THEY ONLY HAD 15 MILES!

The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band

And the Devil jumped upon a hickory stump and said "Boy, let me tell you what / I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player, too / and if you'd care to take a dare I'll make a bet with you"

Look, I am not surprised the Devil is a fiddle player, and I have to say, I am glad, since we got an awesome song out of the Devil's talent with a string instrument.

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

I didn't think about my lady, I know that sounds kind of mean / But me and my old lady had fallen into the same old dull routine

If there's a lesson to be learned from this song, it's this: if you lived in the seventies, you could be caught cheating on your significant other and all would be forgiven, as long as you liked piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain.

Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

I been working at the convenience store / managed to save just a little bit of money / We won't have to drive too far / just 'cross the border and into the city

More depressing than the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, that's for sure. Still, if you are me, you sing it as "you drive a fast car, and I do whippits in the backseat" which changes the whole tone.

Taxi

And she said, "How are you Harry?" / I said, "How are you Sue / Through the too many miles and the too little smiles / I still remember you"

Sequel

And she said, "How are you Harry? Haven't we played this scene before?" / I said, "It's so good to see you now, Sue / Had to play it out just once more / Play it out just once more"

Both by Harry Chapin, the king of the story song! Spoiler: I think Sue's a prostitute in the sequel, something I didn't notice as a child.

*************

Rocktober Day 13:

Songs about the radio. I love the radio, but sometimes I hate the radio too. My radio, believe me, I like it loud.

AM Radio - Everclear

I'd be in bed with the radio on / I would listen to it all night long / Just to hear my favorite song / You'd have to wait but you could hear it on the AM radio

It was a transistor radio, with a little earbud. All night long.

FM - Steely Dan

Give her some funked up music, she treats you nice

Steely Dan, kings of AOR FM and the deep cut.

Left of the Dial - The Replacements

And if I don't see ya, in a long, long while / I'll try to find you / Left of the dial

Back in the day, kids, we had to twist a dial, to listen to the radio, and the obscure stuff was on the left. Granny remembers.

Radio Radio - Elvis Costello

You either shut up or get cut up; they don't wanna hear about it / It's only inches on the reel-to-reel / And the radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools / tryin' to anaesthetise the way that you feel

Elvis was a little annoyed with the radio in this song. Big points for using "anaesthetise" in a song though.

Radio Song - REM featuring KRS-One

DJs communicate to the masses / Sex and violent classes / Now our children grow up prisoners / All their lives - radio listeners

REM and KRS-One shared Elvis' concerns.

On the Radio - Donna Summer

And now in my heart I know I can say what I really feel / 'cause they said it really loud / they said it on the air / on the radio

This is one I really did listen to on that transistor radio.

On The Radio - Regina Spektor

And on the radio / You hear November Rain / that solo's awful long / but it's a good refrain

Not a remake, despite the same title as the previous one! And I don't know that Donna Summer would have been a GnR fan.

Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

I'm in love with modern moonlight / 128 when it's dark outside / I'm in love with Massachusetts / I'm in love with the radio on

Shout out to my Bostonions!

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Nicest Thing - Kate Nash

Look, all I know is that you're the nicest thing I've ever seen

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Happy birthday, [profile] marakara! Have a song!

Hide N' Seekin' - Paul Westerberg

Hide N seekin' for children baby / Now it's hid and sought

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Hey, I think we need a little Salt N Pepa:

Shoop

Here I go, here I go, here I go again / Girls, what's my weakness? Men! / Ok then

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For today, it's Hallelujah by Martin Sexton

Wait! Come back! It's not that Hallelujah! It's different, I promise!

I think my angel's gone to Vegas / Sippin' Hallelujah / Holding aces in her hand / Hallelujah / As she's singing rock of ages / Hallelujah / On the table at the Sands / Hallelujah

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Today we have a song I love to sing along with at the top of my lungs.

Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn

I saw the ghost of Elvis on Union Avenue / followed him up to the gates of Graceland / then I watched him walk right through

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Have some John formerly Cougar Mellencamp today!

Jack and Diane

Little ditty about Jack and Diane / Two American kids growin' up in the heartland

Ain't Even Done With The Night

You got your hands in my back pockets / and Sam Cooke's singin' on the radio

Lonely Ol' Night

It's a lonely ol' night / custom made for two lonely people like me and you

Check It Out

This is all that we've learned about living

Key West Intermezzo

This loud Cuban band is crucifying John Lennon / No one wants to be lonely, no one wants to sing the blues

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Hello Rocktober-loving friends! Have some songs from the glorious decade that was the 1980s!

Your Love - The Outfield

Josie's on a vacation far away

Joy & Pain - Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock

Cause I'm a leader, no I'm not a follower

Goodbye - Night Ranger

But it's hard living life / On this memory-go-round

Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards - Billy Bragg

So join the struggle while you may / the revolution is just a tee shirt away

General Hospi-tale - The Afternoon Delights

"Paging Dr. Noah Drake to ICU to treat a case of heartbreak"

Yes, in the 80s, we were so obsessed with a soap opera that we listened to a song about it. To be honest, I remember just about every character and plot mentioned in this song.

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Today we have the Talking Heads! Remember the concert movie where David Byrne wore the big suit? Man, I loved that.

Life During Wartime

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco / this ain't no fooling around / this ain't no Mudd Club, or C. B. G. B. / I ain't got time for that now

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