Musical challenge #3

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Music' started by Aaron, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Response to the first two editions of 'musical challenge' has been good. Let's try another! :cool:
    This week, we are looking for "bodies of water" mentioned specifically in song lyrics (or titles). Lakes, rivers, oceans, etc.


    "Up on Cripple Creek" - The Band - Straight down the Mississippi River, to the Gulf of Mexico

    "Green River" - Creedence Clearwater Revival - The song is about Putah Creek located near Winters, CA

    "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - Gordon Lightfoot - Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee; The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay; Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
    In the rooms of her ice-water mansion
    Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams
    The islands and bays are for sportsmen
    And farther below, Lake Ontario
    Takes in what Lake Erie can send her

    "Heart of the Night" - Poco - Shining down on the Pontchartrain

    Good luck!
  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I love that song too, but I would say it doesn't count. :right:
    The lyrics don't mention any waterways in particular.

    Interesting wiki on that one, btw.
  4. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Montego Bay---Bobby Bloom
  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    How about Chuck Berry/Johnny Rivers, Memphis, Tennessee?...:scratch:

    Help me, information, get in touch with my Marie
    She's the only one who'd call me here from Memphis Tennessee
    Her home is on the south side, high upon a ridge
    Just a half a mile from the Mississippi bridge
  6. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Close one ... I'll give you that one, semipenguin. :bigthumbup:

    "Ferry Across the Mersey" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
  7. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Red River Rock---Johnny & the Hurricanes
  8. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    It's interesting to know that anyone can record that song and not have to pay royalties...:shock:

    Thank you!...:D

    I'm not too good at this one. Bodies of Waters are too hard for me...:worried:

  9. Steel Cranium

    Steel Cranium Well-Known Member

    Wow. This is a tough one. Only a few come to mind immediately, will have to sleep on it (or have it keep me awake all night!)

    Cuyahoga - R.E.M. (the river that burned in Cleveland)

    Lets put our heads together, start a new country up,
    Underneath the river bed we burned the river down.
    This is where they walked, swam, hunted, danced and sang,
    Take a picture here, take a souvenir
    Cuyahoga, gone

    Atlantic - Keane (opener from Under the Iron Sea)

    Generic references:

    The ocean - Led Zep
    Sold me down the river - The Alarm
    Hole in the river - Crowded House
    Find the river - R.E.M.

    Okkervil River (the band, a XMU favorite)

    I don't have any country on my iPod, so probably missing out on a lot of "river" songs.
  10. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    "Black Water" - The Doobie Brothers - Ol' Mississippi, she's callin' my name
    Catfish are jumpin' That paddle wheel thumpin' Black water keeps rollin' on past just the same

    "Dirty Water" - The Standells - Down by the banks of the river Charles
  11. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    From last year:
    "Lake Michigan" by Rogue Wave
  12. deedee

    deedee Active Member

    ( I'll try - please let me know if I went off track )

    'I'm In A New York State of Mind"

    ":note: Some folks like to get away
    take a holiday from the neighborhood
    hop on a flight to miami beach or hollywood
    I'm taking a greyhood on the hudson river line
    I'm in a new york state of mind" :note: :heat:
  13. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    You got it deedee!
  14. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    As a REM fan, I am ashamed that didnt pop right in my head. Good Job! ;)
  15. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    "Feels like rain"-John Hiatt

    "We aint gonna make that bridge tonight, across the Pontchartrain"
  16. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    Allan Jackson -- "Chattahoochee"

    Yeah way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
    Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
    But I learned how to swim and I learned who I was
    A lot about livin' and a little 'bout love
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  17. Mulefan100

    Mulefan100 Member

    Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water..." The Lake Geneva Shoreline..."
  18. almaniac27

    almaniac27 Member

    "Stuck Between Stations" by the Hold Steady
    The devil and John Berryman
    Took a walk together.
    They ended up on Washington
    Talking to the river.

    These Twin Cities kisses
    Sound like clicks and hisses.
    We all tumbled down and
    Drowned in the Mississippi River.

    I'm pretty sure this doesn't count because the lake in question may or may not exist:
    "Lake of Fire" by the Meat Puppets
    Where do bad folks go when they die?
    They don't go to heaven where the angels fly.
    They go to the lake of fire and fry.
    Won't see 'em again until the fourth of July.

    "River Euphrates" by the Pixies (two bodies of water in this one)
    Ride the tire down
    River Euphrates
    Let's ride the tire down

    Dead sea make it float
    One sip from the salty wine
    Dead sea make you choke

    "The Broad Majestic Shannon" by the Pogues, about the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland.
    So I walked as day was dawning
    Where small birds sang and leaves were falling
    Where we once watched the row boats landing
    By the broad majestic Shannon

    "Tennessee Blues" by Steve Earle
    Blue dog on my floorboard, redhead by my side
    Cross the mighty Hudson river to the New York City side

    That's all I got right now, but I'll probably find more.
  19. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    How about "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid?
  20. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Lake of Fire - Nirvana

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