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"all my words are second-hand..."

I don't usually fill out the cute little questionnaire things that pop up around livejournal but I saw this one in scorpy01's journal and liked it. (She doesn't usually fill them out either.) The deal is that you must answer the questions using song lyrics. Should I post what songs they are from? Or should I make people guess?

1.) Are you male or female?
Nothing stands in your way when you're a boy

2.) Describe your neighborhood
Everywhere's a backdrop to a scripted play

3.) How do you look?
I have the look of a son with all the love and poison of London

4.) If you could say something to the person you like, what would it be?
How in the world can I wish for this?: Never to be torn apart--close to you 'til the last beat of my heart

5.) Where do you wish you were right now?
I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand

6.) What would you say to your best friend?
Smack ist Dreck, stop it oder verreck!

7.) Any words of wisdom
Why don't you try being stupid instead of smart?

8.) Describe yourself
I'm the dandy highwayman so sick of easy fashion

(For what it's worth, I dress my tears in costumes)

9.) What do you think of drugs and alcohol?
Swallowing diamonds/a cutting throat: your teeth when you grin reflecting beams on tombstones

(You can make it dark or fair depending on your point of view)

10.) If you could say one thing to your enemy, what would it be?
Just get lost--fuck off and disappear into the compost. Drop dead, stinking little creep, drop dead!

11.) What do you usually do on Friday nights?
Sometimes we ride in a taxi to the ends of the city, like big stars in the back seat, like skeletons ever so pretty

12.) Are you for world peace?
Red and white carnations can't intoxicate my brain

13.) What do you think about school?
If you ever have to go to school remember how they messed up this old fool

(Let's skirt the issue of discipline)

14.) How do you feel right now?
I wake up every day (but I don't want it that way)

15.) Any closing words?
Everything seems to be up in the air at this time


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Aug. 20th, 2001 11:43 am (UTC)
i like this!
Aug. 20th, 2001 11:48 am (UTC)
Someone knows his Joy Divison lyrics!
Aug. 20th, 2001 12:35 pm (UTC)
Just one! Just one JD quote! I tried to vary the artists--but there are certain catalogues I have memorized and I just wrote down the first (or second, or first and second) thing that popped into my head. Obviously it would be easy to spend hours on this.
Aug. 20th, 2001 03:28 pm (UTC)
yes, I thought about it on the drive home and scribbled some notes. I think I'll fill one out too. It's kind of a neat challenge. It's one tailor-made for librarians and archivists.
I might JUST spend hours on it! :)
Aug. 20th, 2001 05:53 pm (UTC)
Excellent answers!

But you and I must have some very different musical tastes. I can't place any of those lyrics. I especially want to know #10. I was wanting a good "fuck you" song not too long ago and that one seems perfect (for the next time).
Aug. 21st, 2001 10:12 am (UTC)
I have fairly broad taste in music, but at the very center is the dark swirly English pop I loved in my formative years, the Bowie/Roxy Music/T.Rex stuff that it was based on, and the '90s Brit Pop that came afterwards. When I get around to it, I will make note of where all those lyrics came from.

#10 is from a song called "Drop Dead/Celebration" by Siouxsie & the Banshees--it's a fairly obscure song, the B-side to their 1980 single "Happy House." Siouxsie wrote it when her drummer and guitarist quit the band during an early, important tour. Not their most mature son, but, um, effective! I have a not-very-good mp3 of it--just e-mail me if you want it. Here are the full lyrics. I think she was still a wee bit pissed off when she wrote them, haha!


I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
Drop dead, you stinking little creep
Drop dead, with your emotions so cheap
Your poisoned mind is disgusting everyone
We don't care if you vanish in thin air
Drop dead
It's a dead drop, you're a dead loss
Drop dead

You should be pushed down into the ground
Amongst the worms and other spineless things
Can't you see that you're embarrassing to me?
I can't stand that phony way you banter
Drop dead
It's a dead drop, you're a dead loss
Drop dead

You're so pathetic--an insipid, dried up slug
Keep your mouth shut you impotent little slut
I'm so ashamed to be connected with your name
You're so lame, I wish you'd never been to blame
Drop dead
It's a dead drop, you're a dead loss
Drop dead

Those words--tight-lipped and mealy-mouthed
It wasn't hard to realise that they were lies
Judging from the flies you've attracted from the skies
So just get lost
Fuck off and disappear into the compost
Drop dead you stinking little creep, drop dead
Drop dead

A celebration
Aug. 22nd, 2001 06:47 am (UTC)
I never took the time to really listen to that song, just heard it as background noise sort of. I didnt know siouxsie GOT pissed like that....
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