The First Lines Game

Regular readers will know that I am a massive music fan, and even though I mostly listen to country I think it's fair to say that I have fairly eclectic taste. I also have a worrying memory for lyrics (in more ways than one), so when I came across the First Lines Game on Claire's blog I had to give it a go!

The rules are pretty straightforward:

- Put your music player of choice on shuffle (I used my saved songs list on Spotify)
- Post the first line (or a couple) from each song that comes up
- Players then have to guess which songs the lyrics come from by posting in the comments
- Italicise the lyrics and post the details when someone guesses correctly. I'll add YouTube links for the ones with videos as well
- For those who are playing the game - no googling or using other search engines to look up lyrics!
- If you like the game post your own version (and link to it in the comments)

So here are my 30 songs - best of luck!

1. When I'm sitting in traffic some afternoon / Or bored to death in some waiting room
2. It took a million miles of wrong turns just to find you
3. Now you're gone / I wonder why / You left me here / I think about it on and on and on and on again
4. I got your postcard scribbled from a nowhere town / It said I think I still love you
5. These boots have counted off many a band / Playing one night roadhouse stands
6. So far away / I've slept for days / And I just lay right next to you
7. Rode into town at only 18 / Girl beside me and our baby in a car seat
8. Brothers and sisters put this record down / Take my advice cause we are bad news
9. Look at the tears filling up your eyes / I've been around so don't even try to tell me
10. So don't wait up for me cause I'll be gone til well past three
11. Hey there Mr Tin Man / You don't know how lucky you are
12. If you ain't got two kids by 21 you're probably gonna die alone
13. It's a lonely road / Two for the pain and three for the show
14. I don't want another heartbreak / I don't need another turn to cry
15. I've been thinking (Yeah) / It's been a while since we got out of town
16. You could never know what it's like / Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
17. Everybody's always waiting on Friday / Watching that clock and sitting on go
18. Work sucks truck died hot as hell outside my AC just broke
19. Close like that little strap to your shoulder / Close like you've been since you slid over
20. It's got a touch of the town where I grew up / Something bout it them California girls love
21. The moon / Outside / Too bright
22. I gotta thank a small town preacher / making me a hymn singer
23. I was a liar / I gave into the fire
24. Goodbye / It's an easy word to say / People use it every day / Just a line they throw away
25. She looks so pretty with no make up on / You should hear her talking to her mama on the phone
26. If I could kill a word and watch it die / I'd poison never and shoot goodbye
27. That Sunday morning choir calling church doors open wide
28. B-U-S-H-P-A-R-T-Y / We'll have some if you're in tonight
29. When I first got to Nashville town / They called me in and sat me down
30. Hey girl do you feel that temperature drop / That time time going tick tock

How many did you get?


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