Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Green is Very Cool

Hey, you know that game that scrambles song lyrics using Google Translate? No? Well, what rock have you been living under... anyway, last week on Lost in Google Translation, I mentioned that this week would have a theme to it: that all three songs come from the same VH1 countdown. Not telling you which one, though.
#1 I wish I rakeulhagil Xxxxxxxxxx and I came down I was not famous in the world, but Rock - Mike, I'm idiot because I mean, I know since I am the winner: Do not come near me if you are infected is not me. not lose Now my choice. I watch you love my girls: I think even those who feel the same way show me that I do not why? Hey, I do not know enough about it just because two things have to second the time it takes to create
#2 I usually can not find. Frightened lying around and I do not understand. Now ladies sitting at her desk nearby. Closed Curtain Hall Kass from people like me think this Oh, I do not die in the hands gedoeeotseupnida you say that I died in my hands Oh Death at hand. I had some clear kiss I had.
#3 I do not like you I wonder if it bad, you can if you have good people do not know. His life and soul together, not just be Cold war, tired, but I know every nerve fibers difficult heart Broken, frozen my life. I do not want this anymore. It is better shoes, even one day be broken or not. If we want to do better? It would be better for me more often, green is very cool, if we are not helpless or not.

The whiteness below will tell you what you need to know. Also note that all three songs this week are BMI, whereas all three last week were ASCAP. This means something.
#1 "It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock.

I want to rock right now. I'm Rob Base and I came to get down. I'm not internationally known, but I'm known to rock the microphone, because I get stupid, I mean outrageous. Stay away from me if you're contagious, because I'm the winner: no, I'm not the loser. To be an M.C. is what I choose. Ladies love me; girls adore me: I mean even the ones who never saw me like the way that I rhyme at a show. The reason why? Man, I don't know, so let's go, because it takes two to make a thing go right. It takes two to make it out of sight. Hit it.

#2 "(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight" by Cutting Crew.

I keep looking for something I can't get. Broken hearts lie all around me, and I don't see an easy way to get out of this. Her diary, it sits on the bedside table. The curtains are closed. The cat's in the cradle. Who would've thought that a boy like me could come to this? Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight. It must've been something you said. I just died in your arms tonight. Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight. It must've been some kind of kiss. I should have walked away. I should've walked away.

#3 "Wouldn't It be Good?" by Nik Kershaw.

I got it bad. You don't know how bad I got it. You got it easy. You don't know when you got it good. It's getting harder just keeping life and soul together. I'm sick of fighting, even though I know I should. The cold is biting through each and every nerve and fibre. My broken spirit is frozen to the core. I don't wanna be here anymore. Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes, even if it was for just one day? Wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away? Wouldn't it be good to be on your side? The grass is always greener over there. Wouldn't it be good if we cold live without a care?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hungry Children Will Tell Him About His Service and Good Food

A slight change from now on in Lost in Google Translation, the game that scrambles song lyrics using Google Translate: it seems that Google`s getting better at this, and even though I garble lyrics through seven languages, certain key phrases pop up unchanged, and thus are giveaways. So from now on, on occassion if a phrase appears directly as in the title, or more or less directly so, I'll scratch it out. You'll be able to see that I've done this, because I'll replace the text in question with Xxxxxxx.

This week's and next week's both have themes: they are both taken from two different VH1 countdowns - which means there's a stylistic or era similarity between them.
#1 It was morning. The sun is up to the last. Last night was shaking quite large. After teaching my cat scratch my skin, otherwise the error? Hungry children will tell him about his service and good food. Add to a new place. I went here when I can: If you want to make me the storm here: If you want to make the storm.
#2 Ah, yes, teachers, and stop screaming Sir, you do not see? I do not want to be stupid in this area. You may be hell, but I'm fine after school teacher should be notified. I lost my house all the education But I'm not good enough then. Of course the bad bad bad I'm xxxxxxxxxx Bad, Bad, I feel I'm xxxxxxxxxx
#3 All the coast of Lake Geneva in Montreux to record our phone. We do not have much time Frank Zappa and his mother better than the madman with a gun in the water, earth, fire, smoke, xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx.
Actually I'm full of crap. Number two wasn't on the VH1 list. But it could have been. Lots of x's, eh? Check the white space below for answers.

#1 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by the Scorpions.

It's early morning. The sun comes out. Last night was shaking and pretty loud. My cat is purring and scratches my skin, so what is wrong with another sin? The bitch is hungry. She needs to tell, so give her inches and feed her well. More days to come, new places to go. I've got to leave: it's time for a show. Here I am: rock you like a hurricane. Here I am: rock you like a hurricane.

#2 "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen.

Oh yes, teacher, stop that screaming. Teacher, don't you see? I don't want to be an uptown fool. Maybe I should go to hell, but I am doing well. Teacher needs to see me after school. I think of all the education that I've missed, but then my homework was never quite like this. Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad. I'm hot for teacher. I've got it bad, so bad. I'm hot for teacher.

#3 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple.

We all came out to Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline to make records with a mobile. We didn't have much time. Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around, but some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground. Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky. Smoke on the water.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

History of Mouth at First Light, Right?

Another instalment of Lost in Google Translation, the game that scrambles song lyrics using Google Translate. It's themeless this week, except that one is about 30 years old, and the other two are way older than that: otherwaise, just three songs, all reasonably well-known, stuck into one of those Magic Bullet devices they advertise on TV. Aren't they cool?
#1 Cartoon Maifanibarentain Barentainsuuito: Make sure you smile in your heart will not take joke, but you will find works of art. Her face is less than Greek and more? History of mouth at first light, right? You smart?
#2 So, how kabarmu I walked, I saw men and women. This is not the time to talk. Music and hot women, where they were born and began to start properly. However, just look the other way. New York Times' to trying to understand the impact on our people. If the mother and family, you live. We live in a city miles we all feel broken, I want to live life.
#3 New Orleans east, they want the sun, and many poor children in the home, this is the balance. And God, I know. It is normal that new sewing blue jeans. My dad, gambling man Down in New Orleans said. Now only the players and the bag and luggage only won when he saw the required 20,000.
I shouldn't be giving clues really, but I can't help myself, because it's quite funny. See the two words of pidgin Japanese that the Magic Bullet translator couldn't purée? Look very closely at that first word. And try to pronounce it. Give up? The whiteness below holds all the info you need.

#1 "My Funny Valentine" written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart; performed by many.

My funny Valentine, sweet comic Valentine: you make me smile with my heart. Your looks are laughable, unphotographable, yet you're my favourite work of art. Is your figure less than Greek? Is your mouth a little weak when you open it to speak? Are you smart?

#2 "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man. No time to talk. Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around since I was born, and now it's all right. It's okay, and you may look the other way. We can try to understand the New York Times' effect on man. Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother, you're staying alive, staying alive. Feel the city breaking and everybody shaking, and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

#3 "House of the Rising Sun" as performed by the Animals.

There is a house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun, and it's been the ruin of many a poor boy. And, God, I know I'm one. My mother was a tailor; she sewed my new blue jeans. My father was a gambling man down in New Orleans. Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and trunk, and the only time he's satisfied is when he's all drunk.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bow Tree Farm is Excluded

Once again, it's another installment in the game that scrambles song lyrics using Google Translate. We do have a theme this week: all three are by the same musician. So guessing one will help you guess all three. Good luck...
#1 Now I had seen what I saw off Queen Knight drum drum and sing and bow tree farm is excluded. Announce the day and swim Mother Nature Watch 19-70 air travel to travel to visit 70 Mother Nature I was burning in the basement of the full moon in my eyes I burst through the sky Sunday, I hope to replace. Band playing in my head feel better. I think my friends that I hope will My friends think he wants his own address.
#2 Even down to the river and a large red and white flag ship via rail. I would like to contact John seems not to cover here, and less than a mile I think you will. He is a weapon of big waves.
#3 He worked in a restaurant. My daughter just overlooked. I never saw him only end mezzanine Small-town father is not always the root of his movement continued. One of the desert road riding Harley Davidson - flying wind her long hair to yellow. He fled chrome steel air atmosfääriõhku driver hit 2.1.
Easy? Well, I don't know. The first and the third are more famous than the second. The answers to all three are written below, cleverly camouflaged in white. Highlight the text below to blow its cover.

#1 "After the Goldrush" by Neil Young.

Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armour coming, saying something about a queen. There were peasants singing and drummers drumming, and the archer split the tree. There was a fanfare blowing to the sun that was floating on the breeze. Look at Mother Nature on the run in the nineteen-seventies. Look at Mother Nature on the run in the nineteen seventies. I was lying in a burned-out basement with the full moon in my eyes. I was hoping for replacement when the sun burst through the sky. There was a band playing in my head, and I felt like getting high. I was thinking about what a friend had said: I was hoping it was a lie. Thinking about what a friend had said, I was hoping it was a lie.$

#2 "Powderfinger" by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Look out, Mama, there's a white boat coming up the river with a big red beacon and a flag, and a man on the rail. I think you'd better call John, because it doesn't look like they're here to deliver the mail. And it's less than a mile away. I hope they didn't come to stay. It's got numbers on the side and a gun and it's making big waves.

#3 "Unknown Legend" by Neil Young.

She used to work in a diner. I never saw a woman look finer. I used to order just to watch her float across the floor. She grew up in a small town, never put her roots down: daddy always kept moving, so she did too. Somewhere on a desert highway, she rides a Harley-Davidson; her long blonde hair flying in the wind. She's been running half her life, the chrome and steel she rides colliding with the very air she breathes, the air she breathes.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm Not Digging Mines and Pigs

Okay. This week we are talking theme: it's a genre thing again. All three songs are from the same genre. So either you've got a decent chance at getting all three or won't get any of them. Well, the first one was pretty 'crossover'. So was the third, come to think of it. Okay, you have no excuse for not getting them.

Incidentally, it's come to my attention that Google is confused about what this site is, so I'm going to mention, in bold type, that it's a game about guessing song lyrics after they've been scrambled in translation. I'm going to mention that for a while in every edition, just to help Mr. Google out.
#1 You walk through the valley of the shadow of death I saw in my life I've been to. Many explosions and inform my mother left me laughing long I was sad by the people. Do not call that a question we should act like punk? You know that incredible. You better if you talk to all walks of homies and your party with the chalk I hate to travel, I have since grown loc I would like to see smoking gun to fool Of the warmest nights of happiness when his homies.
#2 Just woke up on Thanksgiving morning. I do not know this seems odd: no smoke from cooking breakfast mother dog Pars no wheelbarrow I'm not digging mines and pigs. Finally I would like to dig, buy a low to let me hold the door when he pressured another 24 I think you need to change "I will be changing my me to ass my glass of me and see all Jacker is on fire the red Kim that his voice, he asked all my homies back care, I hope everyone can "I played basketball in my garden" Me. In court my problem: to finish second and third last week. MJ niggas do not deviate so all the good that day.
#3 Please call to revive: I fear the weakness of the Year and lively shaking colleagues here monsŵn to tears listening to the bass boom: US, unbearably big break Store: a and called the police to your But did not dare stare, you can go for you. I compared the remaining pieces dice. Competitive pay, you win / I'm right and you knock your mother.
I'm going to point out something I should have mentioned before: the odd time that you'll see 'grammatical corrections' in the correct answers (listen in white below, remember), it's not because I'm some anal-retentive who can't stand seeing words like 'gotta'. I just have to put the words into a structure that the translator will understand better. As far as that's possible, of course.

#1 "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio.

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I take a look at my life and realize there's not much left, because I've been blasting and laughing so long that even my mama thinks that my mind is gone, but I have never crossed a man that didn't deserve it. Me be treated like a punk? You know that's unheard of. You better watch how you're talking, and where you're walking, or you and your homies might be lined in chalk. I really hate to trip, but I gotta loc'. As they grew, I see myself in the pistol smoke, fool. I'm the kind of G the little homies wanna be like, on my knees in the night saying prayers in the street light.

#2 "It Was a Good Day" by Ice Cube.


Just waking up in the morning, I've got to thank God. I don't know, but today seems kind of odd: no barking from the dogs, no smog, and mama cooked a breakfast with no hog. I've got my grub on, but didn't pig out. I finally got a call from a girl I want to dig out. Hooked it up on later as I hit the door, thinking, "Will I live another twenty-four?" I've got to go because I got me a drop top, and if I hit the switch, I can make the ass drop. Had to stop at a red light, looking in my mirror, not a jacker in sight, and everything is all right. I got a beep from Kim, and she can f--k all night. I called up the homies and I'm asking you all, "which park are you all playin basketball?" Get me on the court and I'm trouble: last week, I f--ked around and got a triple double. Freaking niggas everyway like M.J. I can't believe, today was a good day.

#3 "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J.

Don't call it a comeback: I've been here for years rocking my peers and putting suckers in fear, making the tears rain down like a monsoon. Listen to the bass go boom: explosion, overpowering. Over the competition I'm towering. Wrecking shop: when I drop these lyrics that'll make you call the cops, don't you dare stare; you'd better move. Don't ever compare me to the rest: that'll all get sliced and diced. Competition's paying the price. I'm going to knock you out. Mama said knock you out.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Let's Share the Results of the Election

Another week, another three songs. Any theme this time? No ma'am. Just three songs. Have fun...
#1 I think I'm ready for you. I think I'm ready for you. I think I'm ready for you. I am, but more money, no comment on the money. This is more than money, they want to build. At the time, it will be worth many times more. oh, so ayolah, patience and time to do it correctly, you need to do, and they are.
#2 I like the wind through the trees. Sampingku night was so. months, but the sun stayed uniongoze. He accepted my idea, but I did not know what to do. Right next to the body wajahku I felt rambling. I am not in his eyes: in my group. Only a fool believes he can do what they need to hear. I like the wind.
#3 We are family. My sister is on my side. We are family. Both songs are stopped. Nobody could see each other, so there are feathers flying like a bird. What is wrong. We are "very close to all the people around you?" Let's share the results of the election: I love my family measure.
A pretty random selection indeed. In decreasing order of difficulty, as it turns out. Give up? No clue? No worries. The answers are already here, looking you in the face. They're just written in white. Highlighting the blank area immediately below will do the trick.

#1 "Got My Mind Set on You" by George Harrison.

I got my mind set on you. I got my mind set on you. I got my mind set on you. I got my mind set on you, but it's going to take money, a whole lot of spending money. It's going to take plenty of money to do it right, child. It's going to take time, a whole lot of precious time. Its gonna take patience and time to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it right, child.

#2 "She's Like the Wind" by Patrick Swayze.


She's like the wind through my tree. She rides the night next to me. She leads me through moonlight only to burn me with the sun. She's taken my heart, but she doesn't know what she's done. I feel her breath on my face, her body close to me. I can't look in her eyes: she's out of my league. Just a fool to believe I have anything she needs. She's like the wind.

#3 "We are Family" by Sister Sledge.

We are family. I've got all my sisters with me. We are family. Get up everybody and sing. Everyone can see we're together as we walk on by, and we fly just like birds of a feather. I won't tell no lie. All of the people around us they say, 'Can they be that close?' Just let me state for the record: we're giving love in a family dose.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I am Rolling Shakes Bad for You

Okay, so about five minutes ago, when I wrote the opening paragraph for last week's 'episode', I said I wasn't going to do themes. Then I changed my mind and decided to put together the flimsiest of themes for this week: all three of these artists are from the same country. There you go: happy now?
#1 Today is your day going. Now, in some ways, you must understand you can do. I do not believe that he does feel for the moment. Word Street is the heart of the high fever is back. I have never heard before, but never doubt I am going to die. I do not believe that he does feel for the moment. The closure, all the lights are published menyilaukan. I want to say much, but I do not know how.
#2 Me and false. My mother, father, you should come. I attack the world. I am rolling shakes bad for you. Liam. Pink monkey bird And I tell you an indication of the brain breakdown. See for yourself. Ray put gun to my head. Press your space face close to me, I love you. dream mud Wed, oh yeah, and escape.
#3 Last good. When your hands up. Click on get their own way in life. The day will come. their lives, why people like How to choose? Last good. Last good. ends. Last good. That our time is one hour. Now is the time here. Waiting for my life, my life forever. Yellow is the color of the sun. I have to hide. Always, often in my life, my life here. Yellow is the color of the sun.
Truth be told, none of these are that tough if you happen to know the songs. Stone age tribes in New Guinea have heard the first one, but numbers two and three? Well, perhaps not. Anyway, that lovely patch of white you see immediately below contains the answers to the question. Highlight it and there's gold in them thar white places.

#1 "Wonderwall" by Oasis.

Today is gonna be the day that they're going to throw it back to you. By now you should have somehow realized what you've got to do. I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now. Backbeat, the word was on the street that the fire in your heart is out. I'm sure you've heard it all before, but you never really had a doubt. I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now. And all the roads we walk along are winding, and all the lights that lead us there are blinding. There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don't know how.

#2 "Moonage Daydream" by David Bowie.


I'm an alligator. I'm a mama-papa coming for you. I'm a space invader. I'll be a rocking rolling bitch for you. Keep your mouth shut. You're squawking like a pink monkey bird, and I'm busting up my brains for the words. Keep your electric eye on me babe. Put your ray gun to my head. Press your space face close to mine, love. Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah.

#3 "Keep On Movin'" by Soul II Soul.

Keep on moving. Don't stop like the hands of time. click clock, find your own way to stay. The time will come one day. Why do people choose to live their lives this way? Keep on moving. Keep on moving. Don't stop, no. Keep on moving. It's our time, time today. The right time is here to stay. Stay in my life, my life always. Yellow is the colour of sunrays. I hide myself from no one. I know the time will surely come when you'll be in my life, my life always. Yellow is the colour of sunrays.