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Monday, December 12, 2005

Afternoon Puzzle

Here's a good ol' time killer from my college days.

Name an album that meets all of the following criteria:

1. The title of the album must also be a lyric in one of the songs on the album.

2. The lyric may not be the chorus of the song.

3. The lyric may not appear more than once in the song.

4. The lyric may not be the title of the song in which it appears.

An example would be Pink Floyd's Division Bell. The title for the album is a lyric in the song "High Hopes." Another example would be The Dave Matthews Band's "Under the Table and Dreaming."

Leave all answers in the comments section.

Good luck.


  • Here's a few to start things off:

    • Stereophonics, Just Enough Education to Perform, "Mr. Writer"
    • Hole, Live Through This, "Asking For It"
    • Duncan Shiek, Phantom Moon, "The Winds That Blow"
    • Genesis, Selling England By The Pound, "Dancing With the Moonlit Knight"
    • Self, Subliminal Plastic Motives, "Superstar"
    • John Butler Trio, Sunrise Over Sea, "Peaches & Cream"
    • Iron & Wine, The Creek Drank the Cradle, "Upward Over the Mountain."

    And these may be cheating because they're live albums but:
    • U2, Rattle and Hum, "Bullet The Blue Sky"
    • U2, Under a Blood Red Sky, "New Year's Day."

    By Blogger the Rising Jurist, at 2:24 PM  

  • Wow. Good start. Another cheating greatest hits album would be Counting Crows "Films About Ghosts" from Mrs. Potter's Lullaby.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 2:42 PM  

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    By Blogger the Rising Jurist, at 3:15 PM  

  • And a few more:

    • Beastie Boys, Ill Communication, "Get It Together"
    • Nine Inch Nails, And All That Could Have Been, "The Great Below"
    • Hooverphonic, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, "Inhaler"

    By Blogger the Rising Jurist, at 3:17 PM  

  • All right, I'll chip in another Dave Matthews answer, "Before These Crowded Streets", from "The Dreaming Tree."

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 4:08 PM  

  • wow - you guys are impressive. i can't even play since i'm the type of guy who sings "pour some shook up ramen" to "pour some sugar on me".

    though trj may lose a 1/4 of a star for mentioning duncan sheik...

    By Blogger ethan, at 4:34 PM  

  • That's a good album dammit. He is our generation's Nick Drake.

    By Blogger the Rising Jurist, at 5:16 PM  

  • Calm down trj, you sound like you're barely breathing.

    How about Nirvana, "Nevermind," from "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 8:45 PM  

  • how about the Beastie Boys' album Hello Nasty. i think that lyric only appears once in "Putting Shame in Your Game."

    By Blogger Nye!, at 6:30 AM  

  • Ben Folds Five,

    "Whatever and ever, Amen", from "The Battle of who could care less."

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 1:35 PM  

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