Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. (I took out any instrumental songs, natch, as well as any song where the title is uttered in the first line, so it's not entirely the first 20 songs that came up.)
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from. Those guessing the songs should post in the comments or shoot me an e-mail.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly and post the title in bold after the stricken song when it is guessed.
Step 5: (for those guessing the songs) If you look up the lyrics on Google or any other search engine, that's called cheating, so don't do it!
1. "I get up at seven, yeah/ And I go to work at nine/ I got no time for livin'/ Yes, I'm workin' all the time..."
2. "I know that it never goes away/ All I feel, everything I'm not today/ So I try and I try to make everything right/ I don't feel like I'm doing it, it affects me..."
3. "Wrap me in a bolt of lightning/ Send me on my way still smiling/ Maybe that's the way I should go/ Straight into the mouth of the unknown..."
4. "I've been gone away, but I'm back again/ Back with all my friends/ I've been floatin' away on a silver cloud/ Lined with all of my wildest dreams..."
5. "Tomes of Hades, lit by flickering torchlight/ The netherworld is gathered in the glare/ Prince By-Tor takes the cavern to the north light/ The sun of Eth is rising in the air..."
6. "He lost his mind today/ He left it out back on the highway/ On 65/ She loved him yesterday/ Yesterday's over, I said okay/ That's all right/ Time moves on..."
7. "Left on an eastbound train/ Gone first thing this morning/ Why's what's best for you/ Always the worst thing for me?..."
8. "Signal transmitted/ Message received/ Reaction making impact/ Invisibly/ Elemental telepathy/ Exchange of energy/ Reaction making contact/ Mysteriously..."
9. "For a price I'll do about everything/ Except pull the trigger/ For that I'd need a pretty good cause/ Then I heard of Dr. X/ The man with the cure/ Just watch the television, yeah, you'll see there' somethin' goin' on..."
10. "She came calling/ One early morning/ She showed her crown of thorns/ She whispered softly/ To tell a story/ About how she had been wronged..."
11. "Well, I'm lookin' at you/ And I'm wondrin' what you're gonna do/ Looks like you got no friends/ No one to stick with you till the end..."
12. "They've given me a mission/ Don't really know the game/ Yet I'm bent on submission/ Religion is to blame/ I'm the new messiah/ Death angel with a gun/ Dangerous in my silence/ Deadly to my cause..."
13. "Tattoo crawling down her leg, so sexy/ So young, ever get caught they'll arrest me/ School girl, studied up well on hoochie coochie/ Lick lips, kitten with a whip, so undress me..."
14. "I love that lavender blonde/ The way she moves, the way she walks/ I touch myself, can't get enough..."
15. "Never made it as a wise man/ I couldn't cut it as a poor man stealin'/ Tired of livin' like a blind man/ I'm sick inside without a sense of feelin'..."
16. "Hold your fire/ Keep it burning bright/ Hold the flame until the dream ignites/ A spirit with a vision is a dream/ With a mission..."
17. "You fought me once but not again/ You let me feel your heavy hand/ I will clean your fucking mess/ And leave no trace of evidence..."
18. "Shriek the lips across ragged tongue/ Convulsing together, sing violently/ Move the jaw, cry out loud/ Bound up the dead triumphantly..."
19. "Cyrus Jones, eighteen-ten to nineteen-thirteen/ Made his great-grandchildren believe you could live to a hundred and three/ A hundred and three is forever when you're just a little kid/ So, Cyrus Jones lived forever..."
20. "Polarize me/ Sensitize me/ Criticize me/ Civilize me/ Compensate me/ Animate me/ Complicate me/ Elevate me..."
21. "Live another day/ Climb a little higher/ Find another reason to stay/ Ashes in your hands/ Mercy in your eyes/ If you're searching for a silent sky/ You won't find it here..."
22. "What if I wanted to break/ Laugh it all off in your face/ What would you do?/ What if I fell to the floor/ Couldn't take all this anymore/ What would you do?..."
23. "I was the boy unwanted/ A prisoner born to them/ My brother was the one who couldn't do no harm/ And I was there dying in the shadow of him..."
24. "It's a critical solution/ And the east coast got the blues/ It's a mass of confusion/ Like the lies they sell to you..."
25. "He's a stranger to some/ And a vision to none/ He can never get enough/ Get enough of the world/ For a fortune he'd quit/ But it's hard to admit/ How it ends and begins/ On his face is a map of the world..."
26. "Every street in this city/ Is the same to me/ Everyone's got a place to be/ But there's no room for me/ Am I to blame?/ When the guilt and the shame/ Hang over me/ Like a dark cloud/ That chases you down/ In the pouring rain..."
27. "Can't explain all the feelings that you're making me feel/ My heart's in overdrive and you're behind the steering wheel/ Touching you, touching me/ Touching you, God, you're touching me..."
28. "She just walked away/ Why didn't she tell me?/ And where do I go tonight?/ This isn't happening to me/ This can't be happening to me/ She didn't say a word/ Just walked away..."
29. "Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it/ Doctor, doctor, I've got an emergency/ It seems I'm head over heels, a case of L. O. V. E./ It's like I'm glowing inside/ A light I can't hide/ And if this feelin' is bad, then I don't wanna be right..."
30. "It's not a place/ It's a yearning/ It's not a race/ It's a journey/ It's not an act/ It's attraction/ It's not a style/ It's an action..."
(I skipped all of my Colporter and Gregorian Chant, because there's absolutely no way anyone would get those...)