Turning Lyrics Into Sentences

I’m telling you right now, this was an awful idea. Keep reading!

I always like trying something different with my blog. This post is extremely different. If someone tells me this has been done before, I won’t believe you.

I wanted to do something with music. Specifically, lyrics. So, I had the bright idea to combine lyrics from different songs and form sentences. Some of you are probably calling me a genius right now and I thank you for that.

What I did was I scrolled through my song list and stopped at 110 different songs. For each song, I skipped ahead to the 1:30 mark and wrote down the first words that I heard.

That took me 45 minutes to do.

So once I had the lyrics written out, I paired them together to create weird sentences. I’ve made the second half of the sentence a different colour to show that they are lyrics from a different song.

Enjoy my madness!

1. Skydive naked from an aeroplane ’cause you’re a sky full of stars.

2. I am certain now that I am vindicated and will you tell all your friends?

3. The secret is out, you have stolen my heart.

4. This flood is leaving footprints all over town.

5. We can make this right, take to living.

6. I close my eyes hoping you’ll appear and I wonder when I sing along with you.

7. Pour some sugar on me and I’ll miss you.

8. I don’t give a damn about my reputation, why won’t you tell me?

9. We both could see crystal clear my love will clothe your bones.

10. Set the world on fire, crash, crash, burn, let it all burn!

11. Stop, wait a minute – check, check, check, check, check, check out my melody.

12. I could sleep forever these days, who’s side are you on?

13. My world was shattered, put on your dancing shoes.

14. You know you gotta help me out, I haven’t slept three days or nights!

15. Boom clap you make me feel good when we were young.

16. This war with you goes on and on and on – it’s the spirit of the game.

17. Standing in the hall of fame, you used to captivate me.

18. Oh don’t you dare look back, when you share my bed you share my name.

19. You and me we’ve both got sins, you don’t wanna hurt me.

20. She’s perfect as she can be, bring home the boys.

21. I wish I could make it easy, just give me one more time.

22. When I feel alone, these are my words.

23. I ponder of something terrifying and peace while we’re alive.

24. I’ve been in love with love now I’m thinking bigger.

25. I’ve got the tendency to slip when everyone’s a miracle in their own way.

26. With someone who will have a party every Halloween.

27. All the memories made have long been outgrown.

28. Just starting to crawl – dreams aren’t what they used to be.

29. I’ve been up in the air trying to catch a glimpse.

30. Slow down you’re dirty little secret.

31. I could stop you from falling apart, but the shadow is your own.

32. Stop, the train is riding with or without you!

33. It’s a revolution, how would we break down?

34. I feel the beating of your heart, hearts are made for breaking and for pain.

35. Hold tight because the show is not over – sing it back to me.

36. It’s a dark embrace, reach out your hand.

37. We’re not the same we’re lost in the city of angels.

38. Get in the game, I guess we thought that’s just what humans do.

39. My friends will think I was a nut – once a year I’ll see them.

40. Even if I say I hear the alarm.

41. Everyone around the world gotta go hard.

42. Night sky is changing overhead, then I leave a message on your answering machine.

43. All I need from you is to wonder if you should go.

44. If you’re gone, what would you think of me now?

45. You’re here tonight even if that doesn’t reach you.

46. One day it’ll all just end, and I’d trade everything for this. 

47. I’m coming out of my cage, I wanna run!

48. You raise me up – so long to devotion!

49. Every word you say, you make my dreams come true.

50. You might need it some day along with place and time.

51. The nights were clear and I need you now tonight.

52. Two as one, from the last to the first.

53. Hello, are you still chasing the back of my mind?

54. Like a hammer, we’ll have a good time!

55. Can you imagine a time when your veil is ruined in the rain?

Man, that was hard. I thought they would turn out funnier. Oh well. You get a bunch of quotes about love and life. You’re welcome?

Don’t know if I’ll ever do something like that again. Knowing me, I probably will.

If you want to do this too, go for it! And make sure you tell me about it so I know you’re just as weird as I am.

If you don’t want to do this, you probably have good judgment.

About Paul

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97 Responses to Turning Lyrics Into Sentences

  1. Little Rants says:

    I’m so jealous that every post of yours is always reblog-worthy.

    Great post, 🐼, you’re awesomesauce!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Little Rants says:

    Reblogged this on lilrant and commented:
    This guy is a genius. Like, really, REALLY.


    Liked by 1 person

  3. grammyg53 says:

    #54 A BANGING good time!

    I’d love to take a listen at your entire playlist. Must be reallllllllll interesting, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      Hahaha one day I’ll post it! Nice hammer pun, by the way.


      • grammyg53 says:

        I had hammers on my mind when I read this post of yours… I grabbed the sledge hammer yesterday to take out some of my frustrations on what formerly was known as the shelving in our garage. Now it is empty space and the former shelves are out by the street waiting for a new owner. HAHA!!! I’m getting ready for the ping-pong table I bought last week… it will be here sometime next week!!! Yeah 🙂

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      • Paul says:

        Is that ping-pong table portable? As in can you bring it up here for the party along with the cake??


      • grammyg53 says:

        It IS portable but only as in it has wheels to move from one side of the room to the other… perhaps I can figure out a way to bring it along to the party…

        I JUST HAD A MARVELOUS VISION, PAUL… I shall hook a tow belt from the table to the hitch on the back of the Tundra00 and drag it behind me on I-95. From Florida to Canada. Yes!!!

        The idea and vision of this actually happening is making me laugh so hard that my eyes are leaking all over the keyboard. HAHAHAHA!!!

        AND we can use the table as a serving spot for the cake and other food such as the pizza and pasta and… what a lovely party it will be, too!

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      • Paul says:

        BRILLIANT! If you get pulled over just say you’re on your way to Paul’s and they’ll probably give you a police escort. Perfect spot for the food too! “We don’t play ping-pong until all the food is gone.”


      • grammyg53 says:

        Will do!!! Perhaps the cake will be upright when I leave Florida but until I get to the Customs Station it will be leaning? Perfect!!!

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  4. wingedprisms says:

    Hahahaha – very good…… but, you may have too much time on your hands……. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Saehee Lee says:

    Reblogged this on readsandtravels and commented:
    A blog that’s worth your time, relieves your stress, and makes your day.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Saehee Lee says:

    Wow. This is such a brilliant idea. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. George says:

    Very clever idea. I’m tempted to try it but it does take some time, doesn’t it.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Barb Knowles says:

    I HATE telling you over and over again that you are awesome. But this is such a great idea. #53 is my favorite. I have always thought that the different lyrics that people hear and think they are hearing something else is really funny. A perfect example is Stevie Nicks “On the Edge of Seventeen.” She sings “white-winged dove” but a friend of mine (and I later read this is a common mistake) swore that she was singing “one-winged dove.”

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  9. LOL you appear to have a lot of time on your hands… haha. Some of those worked pretty well though 😛

    Liked by 2 people

  10. heymeghan91 says:

    This was a fun game of trying to identify different artists you are quoting. I saw: The Mowglis, All American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional, Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday!
    Did I win?! There were more that looked familiar but I’m not awake enough right now. I think you sent your annoying bird down here to my window.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. markbialczak says:

    I wouldn’t quite yet go for genius, Paul, but you are kind of bright. 🙂 I’ll save some higher compliments for when you cure a disease or something. Haha. Just busting on my girl LR a little bit at the same time, of course.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. rebbit7 says:

    This is ingenious! I’m inspired. Perhaps I’ll do something like this in a future post (if you’re okay with that). 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      Yes please! I’ll love to see it! It took me about two hours to do so it’s not that bad. Matching up the lyrics can be hard but feel free to shorten some if needed!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Little Rants says:

    I’m sorry I had to check the millennial post, like always. And comment on it. Like always.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. BookwormwithOpinions says:

    Haha 26 is an unreachable dream…

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Mindy says:

    I have to give you props though! Most of the time I have to replay and replay songs because I miss what the singer is saying

    Liked by 1 person

  16. moxieluster says:

    This is genius. I love it! Going to try this soon. Looks like fun!! I think I’ll do this on Facebook, have each person contribute a sentence from the 5th song on their music list, at 1:30, and see a paragraph form, could be lots of fun!! 😉


  17. moxieluster says:

    Reblogged this on Moxie Luster and commented:
    Love this!! Gonna try it soon. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. seckloawu says:

    Reblogged this on seckloawu.


  19. arraner says:

    This flood is leaving footprints all over town! Hahaha

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Karen says:

    Haha such great effort went into this! I guess you have a soft spot ? If you do this again, I’ll read them. Thanks for your awesome sentences. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  21. C.L. Quigley says:

    Things like this have been done before. You are writing found poetry! Brilliant idea for a genre. Other things you can use include bulletin boards, book spines or newspaper articles!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. wyldejourney says:

    Dude. I believe you’ve just saved me from writer’s block xD

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Paul, you’re MAD I tell you, MAD! Yes, I know that I thought of this first, but I decided why not let you do all the work, so that you and I (the only two Paul’s in the whole wide world) could share credit for OUR genius, as sort of a joint American/Canadian collaboration, you know. The music world will worship my genius, but don’t worry I haven’t forgot that you helped. That’s why I am on my knees worshiping the statue of you at this very minute! However, my dog is just staring at me for some strange reason. He’s probably just at a loss for words as a result of our brilliance, because he hasn’t said anything to me in the last ten minutes. :O)

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    • Paul says:

      It’s the least you can do, seeing as you are writing a book about Canada from an outsiders point-of-view. Your dog can be our official mascot! By the way, we have a ton of projects on our hands.


      • Yes I know, I was just talking to our agent,—he’s such a kidder. You know what he said? He said, “I’m not your agent!” Something about he never heard of us, and we hadn’t paid him. Can you believe that? The guy wants to get paid, and we’re still doing this for free! The nerve! I told him in most cases an agent gets work for his clients, and then he gets paid! I think this guy is trying to do it backwards. I really think we should get a different agent. Oh, I told the dog he is now our official mascot. He was so excited he started to prance up and down and run around in circles. I think he’s really excited about the idea. ;o)


      • Paul says:

        Oh he is so fired! How should we fire him? I suggest from a cannon. Happy to hear the dog is excited. I too run in circles when I’m excited.


      • Oh, how I have always wanted to fire an agent from a cannon! When the time comes, can I do it! Of course when the time comes, we’ll have to do it without the net, otherwise, he’d live to rake in his ill-gotten 70% from some other poor dummy—not that WE’RE dummies, or anything like that. At least, I don’t have to give you dog biscuits to get you to run around in circles. This dog is gonna cost me a fortune—and he’s not even mine, he belongs to my wife!

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      • Paul says:

        Of course I would let you do the honours…I don’t want to be the one arrested…not saying you will be but…oh is that a siren I hear? Your wife has raised a spoiled dog hasn’t she!


      • He thinks he runs the house—and of course he does—but we don’t have a dog run, so what choice does he have! Your right… I hear the sirens. I think the gulls are on the attack. “Incoming!”

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      • Paul says:

        DUCK! Or….SEAGULL!


      • Pray its not a Canadian Goose!

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  24. I would do it. But I have commitment issues to spare time lol

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