ghoti also posted one of those memes where you shuffle your entire music library and use it as a kind of mini-oracle. I had a go at it and got nothing very striking, but passing on memes is fun, so:
- Will I get far in life?
Cat Power: Colors and the kids
I could stay here
Become someone different
I could stay here
Become someone better
- How do my friends see me?
Bow Wow Wow: I want candy
Well, I certainly have a sweet tooth, and I am generally known to like sex with hot guys...
Where will I get married?What song represents your wedding? [so it's still applicable to people who are already married]
Apoptygma Berzerk: Burning heretics
Oh dear. I really hope not!
- What is my best friend’s theme song?
- What is the story of my life?
Kris Drever: Patrick Spence
Um. This is a song about person who is tricked into being a mariner despite having no relevant skills and ends up in a shipwreck. I really hope the story of my life is nothing at all like that!
- What was high school like?
Belle and Sebastien: There's too much love
I've been hanging out here waiting for something to startOK. Belle & Sebastien songs are basically all about being a teenager, so this mostly fits.
- How can I get ahead in life?
De/Vision: You are the one
We're the stars in our own worldProbably too much of a love song to be the answer to this question but I quite like the notion.
Unaffected by time
- What is the best thing about me?
Altan: Donal agus morag
This song is in Irish and I have absolutely no idea what it's about. The tune sounds vaguely cheerful, but that's not much of a guide with Irish folk songs.
- How is
todaytomorrow going to be? [Did the meme in the evening, so a future prediction seemed more useful]
Emile Simon: Désert
Dans la nuit parfois, le nez à la fenêtreThis is possibly a break-up song too, but it could be a song about how annoying geography is, and I probably will miss my loves tomorrow.
Je t'attends et je sombre
['Sometimes at night, nose to the window, I wait for you sadly']
- What is in store for this weekend?
Men At Work: Land Downunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?Land Downunder is a deeply silly song, but perhaps it's just telling me to prepare for bad weather, which seems reasonable in mid-November.
You better run, you better take cover
- What song describes my parents?
Was (Not Was): Shake your head
I am very very fond of this song, but it's mostly a list of things that can't be done (so we should have sex instead). So not very related to my parents at all; they are very practical people and more inclined to the 'I will find a way or I will make one' school of thought than this sort of thing. I think Mum may even have used the aphorism 'there's no such word as can't' on occasion.
- My grandparents?
Seafood: Signal sparks
There's nothing to be scared ofOne of these songs where I'm not entirely sure what it means, but the idea of determination to keep on living and not to succumb to fear seems mostly appropriate.
There's nothing here to fear
- How is my life going?
The Weakerthans: Diagnosis
The diagnosis of a foreign frame of heartI'm not actually this miserable, but I definitely am one of those nasty cosmopolitan types who thinks of myself as a citizen of the world, which is out of favour in these nationalist times.
- What song will they play at my funeral?
Bowling For Soup: A friendly goodbye
IRL songs will not be played at my funeral because I am very much hoping to have a Jewish funeral, and in our tradition instrumental music is for joyful occasions, not funerals. But I have to admit this one would be pretty hilarious if I were so inclined.
- How does the world see me?
The Eighteenth Day of May: Dawn
This is one of the very small number of instrumental tracks in my main shuffle library. Your guess is as good as mine.
- Will I have a happy life?
Tim Hardy & Maddy Prior: The ploughboy and the cockney
This is almost as bad as Sir Patrick Spence; it's about a young man who goes to the big city and gets in a fight over a girl. So I kind of hope not.
- What do my friends really think of me?
Poly Styrene: Kitsch
I can live with that.
- Do people secretly lust after me?
Taken By Trees: Lost and found
My friend said cheer up, it was high timeWilling to take that as a yes ;-)
But can't you see I'm lovesick?
I need a cure so bring it real quick
- How can I make myself happy?
The White Stripes: Prickly thorn but sweetly worn
OK, this is one of the most lyrically obscure songs in my library and it has some stiff competition. So I really have no idea.
- What should I do with my life?
If fortune favors the braveMaybe I need a prod from a randomizer to be more brave. Maybe maybe.
I am as poor as they come
- Will I ever have children?
Alison Krauss: Borderline
And when you cross over there's no turning backNot as firm a no as I was hoping for, but I'll take what I can get.
Once that burning bridge is gone
So you're on your own lookin' down the road that goes only by one name
- What is some good advice?
I know I'm just a foolThis is probably a song about falling in lust unwisely, but I think "they're writing all the rules" is a reminder I can use lately.
'Cause they're writing all the rules
- What is my signature dancing song?
GZA/Genius: On the eve of war
I like this song a lot but it's too hiphop for me to know how to dance to.
- What do I think my current theme song is?
Edith Piaf: Les amants d'un jour / Just one day
Love isn't much of a bulwark against a world that hates you, but it's still worth celebrating? That's a theme that I do admit is in my mind lately, but I don't think it's quite dominant.
- What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
His Name Is Alive: I can see a lot of light in you
This otoh is lovely, I really hope that everybody who knows me is this much more optimistic than I am and sees good things about me and the world.
- What type of men/women do I like?
Cowboy Junkies: I don't get it
.... Thanks, shuffle. Thanks a bunch.
Hurts: Blood tears and gold
This is blatantly a break-up song, I can't take it out of context to mean anything else, and while some of my closest friends have endured major break-ups, this is too miserable and hate-filled to be anyone's theme song. (If I use my reroll on this one I get FR/Action: Partners in crime, which is at least about friendship.)
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