Lyrics Game #5 - Directions


12 avr. 2007, 4h33m

OK, I know – my whole re-living the 80s thing seems to have ground to a halt – but when you add together Christmas + holiday planning + brother-in-law and girlfriend staying + husband's best friend, wife and child visiting + New Year + the other brother-in-law and his girlfriend staying + going for a month to the UK + getting home for a couple of weeks and trying to get life in order + a long weekend away wine tasting + time for enjoying copious wine purchases = very behind on 80s project!

So while I catch up, finish my review of 1981 and prepare for the joy of re-living 1982 – here’s a little lyrics game……

The theme of this one is directions – so all 50 songs have some kind of direction word in the title – such as North, South, East, West, Up, Down, Above, Below, Behind, Left and Right......

(btw I have no idea how Richard Marx snuck into my collection...otherwise it's a strangely representatve of my odd musical taste!)


(for a bit of bonus kudos lyrics #20 has a link of sorts to two other artists in this game - who are they?)


1. Shooting stars in midnight pastures
And hanging out on clouds beneath the moon

Down To Earth

2. Wandering through the back roads
And the rain comes rushing down
To resolve your love for this man in his twenties

Am I Right?

3. With all our goals and destinations
Everything must be this way

Lie Down in Darkness

4. Oh well he's got a hold on my heart,
my lust and my everything
He's thrown it around and around
and I'm screaming, don't bring me down

Heavens Above

5. You know it, you show it
And the time has come to [title]
What a sound

Shoot You Down

6. What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
'Cause they're working for the [title]


7. I will have faith in man
That is hard to understand
Show some humility

Get Right With Me

8. [title] on your feet
Before the night is through for you want miss
Get down to the beat
Pump it, stomp it, jam, trip on this!

Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)

9. I don't know what's going happen to you, baby
But I do know that I love ya
You walk around this town
With your head all up in the sky

Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

10. Forty winks in the lobby
Make mine a G&T
Then to my favourite hobby
Searching for an enemy

I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

11. There she stood in the street
Smiling from her head to her feet
I said "Hey, what is this?"

All Right Now

12. You keep asking, for my time.
You keep tellin’ me that I'm fine
Give me your number, I won't call

All Hooked Up

13. [title] x 2
When I rest my weary head after all the words are said
When my eyelids close with the weight of a hundred years

Let Me Down Easy

14. Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn’t stop the pain

Right Here Waiting

15. Out the window look what's happening
In my prism watching day by (day by day)

16. Half of a letter tells half a story
The way I see it it's half the worry

East of the Sun

17. I saw an orange role burning
I saw youth on fire
I saw metal machine that were turning
On a generation that hadn't yet tired

North Winds Blowing

18. I work on the front line
I work to survive
And I sleep in a fever
So this is my life

You Take Me Up

19. [title] I'm falling deep
I'm tired, now I'll sleep
So close my eyes and take me in
I'll leap into the night like wind

Lay Me Down Tonight

20. Come on, come on, come on, come on
(Together) We will go our way
(Together) We will leave someday

Go West

21. It doesn’t hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn’t hurt me?

Running Up That Hill

22. Scratch the ice
Let the telephone ring
Sense of time is a powerful thing

Start Of The Breakdown

23. Sandalwood trees are evergreen
Cut them down
Plant coffee beans

East Timor

24. Hey you! [title]
Learning to fly
Tell me how high
Do you think you’ll go

Up in the Sky

25. I am the key to the lock in your house,
that keeps your toys in the basement

Climbing up the Walls

26. A stranger came by travelling
He went to every door
He said he'd lost his people
He'd come to look for more

Flame Of The West

27. Hey I want to tell you a story
It’s about the groove
All right now look hope here
Hope it makes you move

Tribute (Right On)

28. She used to be a chancer, sparkle in the rain
Told me she needed a friend
If she’s going crazy, baby's on the way
Seems like the day never ends

Never Give Up on the Good Times

29. We’ve had no help (You know that)
All by ourselves we have come this far

Stop! And Make Your Mind Up

30. How much longer 'till the curtain rises?
First night stage fright always hypnotizes
Leading ladies never think about it

Don't Look Down

31. Travelling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous

Down Under

32. When you're feeling sad and low
We will take you where you gotta go
Smiling, dancing, everything is free
All you need is positivity

Spice Up Your Life

33. I get out of bed at half past ten
Phone up a friend, who's a party animal
Turn on the news and drink some tea

Left To My Own Devices

34. I have come from the [title]
From the concrete and the dust
At the end of the empire
For the lifting of the curse

35. You got me runnin' goin' out of my mind,
You got me thinkin' that I'm wastin' my time.
[title] no no no no no,
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor

Don't Bring Me Down

36. [title in various forms] x 4
Sweet tears roll like a river from your eyes
Get close let’s sleep tonight

Let It All Come Down

37. You know whatcha doing
How you’re making me feel
You’re making me feel
I’m feeling love-sick, crazy inside

38. You’ve done me wrong, your time is up.
You took a sip (just a sip) from the devils cup.
You broke my heart, there’s no way back.

Moving on Up

39. When she walks down Main Street
No one ever passes her by
The cars slow down, men turn around
While the other girls are left wondering why

A Cut Above the Rest

40. [title] this band is gonna play my tune
[title] I wanna, I wanna tell you so
[title] nobody's gonna stop my sound
[title] you know how lonely one can feel

Strike It Up!

41. We go walking, hand in hand
All across the land it's [title]
People walking hand in hand

East At Easter

42. Playing in the dirt
We find the seeds of doubt
Don't water them with your tears

Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain)

43. There’s more besides joyrides
Little house in the countryside
Understand, learn to demand,
Compromise, sometimes lie

Get the Balance Right!

44. You put the boom-boom into my heart
You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts

Wake Me up Before You Go Go

45. The vacuum created by the arrival of freedom
And the possibilities it seems to offer
It's got nothing to do with you

Up the Hill Backwards

46. I got news from my brother yesterday
I got news from my brother, hey hey hey

Grind You Down

47. I said [title]
You’re turning me
You’re giving love instinctively
Around and round you’re turning me

Upside Down

48. [title] x 3
I’m walking into studio
Consider strange appeal
Paint me in the home
I’m brushing up on sketchbook

Paint Me Down

49. Now the time has come
The music's between us
Though the night seems young
Is at an end

(Reach Up For The) Sunrise

50. I'm taking a ride
With my best friend

Never Let Me Down Again


Big Country (2) (1)
Nick Heyward
Chrissy Ward

a-ha (3)
All Saints
David Bowie
Black Box
Kate Bush
The Clash
The Communards
Curiosity Killed the Cat
Depeche Mode(3)
Duran Duran
Electric Light Orchestra
Go West
Morten Harket (2)
The Jacksons
Nik Kershaw
Richard Marx
Men at Work
M People
The Pasadenas
Pet Shop Boys
Diana Ross
Simple Minds (2)
Spandau Ballet
Spice Girls (2)
The Stone Roses
The Stranglers (2)
Tears for Fears
Thompson Twins
Village People


  • Viccc

    16. A-ha - East Of The Sun.

    12 avr. 2007, 8h37m
  • Viccc

    49. Duran Duran - (Reach Up For The) Sunrise. 50. Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again.

    12 avr. 2007, 8h44m
  • Viccc

    19. Morten Harket - Lay Me Down Tonight.

    12 avr. 2007, 10h26m
  • Viccc

    22. Tears For Fears - Start Of The Breakdown.

    12 avr. 2007, 10h28m
  • Viccc

    23. Morten Harket - East Timor. 29. A-ha - Stop! And Make Your Mind Up.

    12 avr. 2007, 10h38m
  • Viccc

    33. Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices. 36. Simple Minds - Let It All Come Down. 40. Black Box - Strike It Up. 41. Simple Minds - East At Easter. 42. INXS - Kissing The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain). 43. Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right!

    12 avr. 2007, 10h50m
  • Viccc

    3. A-ha - Lie Down In Darkness. 7. Depeche Mode - Get Right With Me. ;)

    12 avr. 2007, 11h12m
  • Vegeduck

    24. Oasis- Up in the Sky 25. Radiohead- Climbing Up the Walls 46. Savoy- Grind You Down

    12 avr. 2007, 12h36m
  • momosupermo

    2. Erasure - Am I Right? (no really, I think that's the name of the song...!) 21 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    12 avr. 2007, 18h58m
  • alfvaen

    14. Richard Marx:Right Here Waiting 17. The Stranglers:North Winds Blowing 35. ELO: Don't Bring Me Down

    12 avr. 2007, 21h47m
  • alfvaen

    Suddenly it clicked... 18. Thompson Twins:You Take Me Up

    12 avr. 2007, 21h50m
  • alfvaen

    32. Spice Girls:Spice Up Your Life

    12 avr. 2007, 22h05m
  • Kattastic

    Am I Right? oooooooooo Yeeeeeeeeeessssssssss x 29!! Nice guessing all! There are still a few not-totally-obscure ones lurking in there. I'm wondering if anyone is going to get The Stone Roses one - after all the lyrics are usually barely intelligible..... On the subject of unintelligibility - kudos to Cries for picking Down Under despite having sung it with her own alternative lyrics for 20 years (to which I totally relate as until it was included on one of the SingStar games I barely knew any of the lyrics and would mumble my way through occassionally yelling out a phrase with huge enthusiasm, such as vegemite sandwich! and probably looked like I was suffering from some kind of food-word-related Tourettes... I suppose the lack of intelligibility of the lyrics for this one is the result of the combination of an Aussie band with a Scottish singer? - same thing happens for me with Cold Chisel and Jimmy Barnes..... ) So far the 'scoreboard' goes..... Viccc - 15 alfvaen - 5 Cries - 4 Vegeduck - 3 momosupermo - 2 Any takers for #20 and the link to two other artists on the list??

    13 avr. 2007, 1h02m
  • alfvaen

    I'll take a wild stab at #20 with Go West by the Village People. Because I know that it has to be on here somewhere, and that would link to Go West, and to the Pet Shop Boys who covered it... I'm also going to guess that #8 is Get Up by Technotronic.

    13 avr. 2007, 3h43m
  • Kattastic

    Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah! Nice going alfvaen - correct on all counts with bonus kudos That bumps you up to 10 - 1 for each song, 1 for each connection and a bonus one just for the hell of it!

    13 avr. 2007, 4h17m
  • Viccc

    4. The Communards - Heavens Above. 5. The Stone Roses - Shoot You Down. 6. The Clash - Clampdown. 11. Free - All Right Now. 12. All Saints - All Hooked Up. 13. The Stranglers - Let Me Down Easy. 26. Big Country - Flame Of The West.

    13 avr. 2007, 8h31m
  • Viccc

    30. Go West - Don't Look Down. 38. M People - Moving On Up. 39. Bananarama - Cut Above The Rest. 45. David Bowie - Up The Hill Backwards. 48. Spandau Ballet - Paint Me Down.

    13 avr. 2007, 8h41m
  • Vegeduck

    5. The Stone Roses- Shoot You Down

    13 avr. 2007, 17h36m
  • Kattastic

    Woah! That's about 16 x YEEEEEEEEESSS Excellent - I can't believe that leaves only 6 songs - and only 6 artists..... Big Country Curiosity Killed the Cat Nick Heyward The Jacksons Spice Girls Chrissy Ward

    16 avr. 2007, 13h12m
  • alfvaen

    Okay, I had to listen to it to be sure, but #28 is Never Give Up On The Good Times by the Spice Girls.

    17 avr. 2007, 5h39m
  • Viccc

    9. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

    17 avr. 2007, 8h08m
  • Kattastic

    Excellent! That's 2 x yes.....

    18 avr. 2007, 5h51m
  • momosupermo

    1. Curiosity Killed the Cat - Down to Earth (that's been bothering me for ages...)

    19 avr. 2007, 19h50m
  • Kattastic

    Nice one! So, it's just 3 left then: Big Country Nick Heyward Chrissy Ward

    23 avr. 2007, 2h44m
  • Sayuri_x

    Dammit! I missed Katt lyircs game!

    24 avr. 2007, 1h03m
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