Musical Lexicon – “The War Was in Color”

30 May

First off, let me start by pointing out the obvious- that today is Memorial Day. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I have nothing but the utmost respect for the men and women who have or currently are serving in the Armed Forces. As a nation, we owe them all a tremendous debt, and is it with complete sincerity and humility that I offer my most wholehearted thanks to everyone in uniform. God Bless America, and God bless our troops.

On to more administrative notes, to go along with the fancy new makeover the blog has gotten, I’ll be trying my hardest to keep to a schedule with my posts, as opposed to my random mish-moshed hodgepodge. New categories will go up on Sundays, with answers being posted within the week, most likely on the following Saturday (unless I get a large response right away, it might be sooner). And now without further gilding the lily, and with no more ado, here are the rules, followed by the topic, which appropriately enough is dedicated to the military…

 

1) You can’t use the same song more than once, for any topic.

2) Within topics, you can’t use the same artist more than once.

3) The selected word has to be in the lyrics, but not necessarily in the title. If it’s in the title but not the lyrics, it doesn’t count.

4) You can look through your own music collection for help, but NO GOOGLE.
4.1) No Yahoo!, no Bing, no Lycos, no Ask.com, no GoodSearch, etc.

5) Variations or specific examples are acceptable (unless otherwise stated), but not preferred. (e.g. “Pistol” or “Guns” work if the word on the list is “Gun”)

Topic – Battlefield
    Battle
    Soldier
    Sniper
    Tank
    Fighter[Jet]
    Bomb
    Rocket
    Bullet
    Battleship
    [Land]Mine
    Explosion

*Words in brackets are not a mandatory part of the search, but are only there to clarify what I’m looking for. For instance, don’t use a song that has “mine” meaning “belonging to me”

Also, side bonus, the title for this topic is from a song by Carbon Leaf. I suggest Googling it and giving it a listen for today.

 

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2 Responses to “Musical Lexicon – “The War Was in Color””

  1. Abby May 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    Battle – Love is a Battlefield (Pat Benatar)

    Soldier – Ohio (Crosby Stills Nash & Young)

    Sniper – A Favor House Atlantic (Coheed and Cambria)

    Tank – Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones)

    Fighter[Jet] – Rock the Casbah (The Clash)

    Bomb – Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard)

    Rocket – Rocket Man (Elton John)

    Bullet – Tell Me Why (Taylor Swift)

    Battleship – The Bad Touch (The Bloodhound Gang)

    [Land]Mine –

    Explosion – Could think of a few for ‘explode,’ but not ‘explosion.’

  2. Matt Coleman May 30, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Battle – “The General” by Dispatch

    Soldier – “Ballad of the Green Beret” by SSgt Barry Sadler

    Sniper – “Sniper” by Harry Chapin

    Tank – “The War Was in Color” by Carbon Leaf

    Fighter[Jet] – “Jet Airliner” by Steve Miller Band (could not think of one for fighter jet)

    Bomb – “I’m Fixin to Die Rag” by Country Joe and the Fish

    Rocket – “Supersonic Rocket Ship” by The Kinks

    Bullet – “The Unknown Solider” by The Doors

    Battleship – “Battleship Chains” by the Georgia Satellites

    [Land]Mine – “Southwood Plantation Road” by The Mountain Goats (I have to think this one was your answer Anthony)

    Explosion – “Love Explosion” by Weezer

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