Guess-the-Lyrics: Unusual Rhymes III

A somewhat surprising number of people asked for a return of the guess-the-lyrics posts in the who are you? thread, and it seems like a good Friday activity. So, as with the previous rounds, each of the following gives a pair of rhyming (or at least intended-to-rhyme) phrases from a pop music song in my collection. Some of these are very recent, some go back a ways; some are pretty obvious, others kind of obscure. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to guess the song from which I took the rhyming phrase.

  • 1) mountain of rocks/ Cracker Jack box
  • 2) by the wrist/ amethyst
  • 3) CD collection/ prevent infection
  • 4) oceanography/ team and others meet
  • 5) trying hard/ calling card
  • 6) talking cute/ probably moot
  • 7) acute case/ his suitcase
  • 8) tavern jackets/ tennis rackets
  • 9) go to the show/ space cadet glow
  • 10) jerkoffs/ work off
  • 11) little man/ rub-on tan
  • 12) pumpkin pie/ Jesus Christ
  • 13) Regis/ Jesus
  • 14) yellow hair/ rocking chair
  • 15) diverted/ inverted
  • 16) Ferrari/ Atari
  • 17) lamentations/ jubilations

Leave your guesses in the comments, and feel free to suggest additional rhymes for other people to guess.

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Let's see . . . it's not fair to post answers since we share a music collection, but I know 3, 6, 8 (of course, I gave it to you), 11 (two from the same band!), and 17.

6 should be a cakewalk; I don't know how likely it is that anyone else will get the rest.

And is 4 really supposed to rhyme?

#1 is from "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", by Meat Loaf.

I'm happy that I finally got one of these.

By Mark--> (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

9 is quite off the wall.

I claim #7 in the name of Warren Zevon.
(French Inhaler.)

By John Novak (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

Damn, the only two I recognize on one reading are #1 and #9, both of which have already been named. I'll mull this over a bit...

By Will "scifanta… (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

#6 is Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, I believe.

By Matthew Beckler (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

Wrist/Amethyst is Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung

Flavin identified the album whence #9 comes (Pink Floyd's The Wall), but not the specific track. IIRC it occurs twice, once in the opening track "In the Flesh?" and once in the subsequent "In the Flesh" [without the question mark].

I also recognized 6 and 7, to which others beat me.

By Eric Lund (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

I didn't want to give it away too early. Truth be told, this post inspired me to listen to The Wall, which I'm doing as I type.

12 is Ed Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros...I think the song is called "Home"

By Brian Postow (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

i got #9.

and flavin@4 is right, it is quite of the wall.

can't believe i didn't get Jesse's Girl! doh!

#15 makes my guitar weep, gently.

By Neon Sequitur (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

#4 sounded really familiar. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, though, cheated. I'm very disappointed in myself, given how much I've been watching the video on youtube recently.

I didn't check these lyrics to see if #4 is really unique, but I should note that the version I had in mind was this one. If you've been watching that video a lot recently, well, the world is kind of a weird place, so I guess that's possible.

I've actually been watching the original video rather than that one. I don't know if that makes the world weirder, or less weird. But thanks for reminding me that it was you posting that link several months ago that inspired me to look for their old videos in the first place.

Yikes, I don't get any of these. I guess if it's not the words to a Requiem mass, I'm out of my league ;-)

By Jolyon Bloomfield (not verified) on 28 Jan 2011 #permalink

I wasn't thinking of the Libertines for #17, but I didn't check the uniqueness of that pairing, so they might have one, for all I know.