Why did you stick those needles in my eyes? My daughter wants to know.
June 27, 2006 3:46 PM   Subscribe

What song is this?

My daughter wants me to get a song for her, and she doesn't know the title or the artist. I have googled every combination of the lyrics below, no dice.

I bet her a dollar you would know.

"In my dreams in my dreams I feel alright
In my dreams in my dreams you're so nice
In my dreams in my dreams we're all best friends
In my dreams in my dreams I'm not beaten by you"


"So tell me why you stuck those needles in my eyes"


"You threw rocks at me and left me here to die"
posted by Methylviolet to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The second two quotes sound strikingly similar to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen:

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye-
So you think you can love me and leave me to die-
Oh baby-cant do this to me baby-
Just gotta get out-just gotta get right outta here-

posted by SassHat at 4:07 PM on June 27, 2006

Thanks, but that's not it.

It's new-ish.
posted by Methylviolet at 4:10 PM on June 27, 2006

i'm going to ask for more info...my google fu and lyrics search engine queries turn up nothing.....Does she know if the singer is m/f, rock/r&b, pop radio?/music video?....The lyrical content leads me to think it's one of the new wave of emo/screamo/mall angst pretty boys...but thats just a guess from here....any extra info would help tons i think..good luck
posted by stavx at 4:56 PM on June 27, 2006

No, I don't think so, davey.

I've never heard the song, but she sang the lyrics above very confidently. If they are wrong, they must be only a little wrong.

Stavx -- She says it is a male singer, and as she is thirteen, it could very well be some emo/screamo/mall angst pretty boys. It would be some sort of KROQ "alternative" pop music. But she doesn't like Korn, NIN, or things like that.

From the way she sang it, it could be someone like Green Day. But not.
posted by Methylviolet at 5:01 PM on June 27, 2006

Just a guess, but Alkaline Trio often has songs with needles in eyes and being left to die, although I don't know specifically what song it would be as I'm not familiar with their newer stuff. They're somewhat emo/mall angsty and have a male singer.
posted by wuzandfuzz at 5:03 PM on June 27, 2006

Flaming Lips redid Bohemian Rhapsody last year. I heard it on the radio the other day. Could that be it?
posted by imitura at 5:17 PM on June 27, 2006

My speakers don't work, but I did go through the lyrics. It doesn't seem to be Alkaline Trio. I don't think it's overtly angsty and heavy like that.

At least as sung by the sweet little girl, it's sing-songy, self-deprecatingly angsty.
Like Weezer, or Green Day. But not.
posted by Methylviolet at 5:18 PM on June 27, 2006

Not Bohemian Rhapsody. That song I would know.

Man! With such a big chunk of lyric I thought it would be no problem. Maybe it's some local band that hasn't made it to teh interweb yet.

But now it is torturing me.
If anybody has an idea, please do throw it out.
posted by Methylviolet at 5:23 PM on June 27, 2006

Yeah, it's probably something so local or so foreign (sounds a little j-poppy to me) that it's not in the search engines yet. If you can find out where she's heard the song, you might be able to call a DJ and ask for help. A lot of radio stations publish playlists now, so you might even be able to track it down by when the last time she heard it played was.
posted by hades at 5:41 PM on June 27, 2006

Yeah, I did all sorts of googling with different pieces of the lyrics and came up with nothing.
posted by puke & cry at 5:50 PM on June 27, 2006

I would post this question over at the Alternative Press forums: http://altpress.com/moshpit/ I bet you'll get your answer there!
posted by blaneyphoto at 6:37 PM on June 27, 2006

Definitely *not* Alkaline Trio.
posted by radioamy at 6:58 PM on June 27, 2006

Okay seriously, does this song exist? It is positively not on Google!!!
posted by radioamy at 7:02 PM on June 27, 2006

If they're playing it on KROQ, perhaps it is on their most played or most requested lists?
posted by equalpants at 7:43 PM on June 27, 2006

Do you have a sample of the song?
posted by dobbs at 8:08 PM on June 27, 2006

Man, I can't believe how impossible this is!

It is not any of the 29 songs on KROQ's most played list.
posted by equalpants at 8:31 PM on June 27, 2006

...nor is it on the most requested list (all of them are also on the most played).
posted by equalpants at 8:32 PM on June 27, 2006

She didn't actually hear it on KROQ; she got it off somebody's iPod -- and yes, she is trying to get in touch with that person.

Thank you all for trying. I guess I owe her a dollar.
posted by Methylviolet at 11:23 PM on June 27, 2006

If she heard it on someone's ipod, I revise my guess to "random myspace band". Good luck! (I'd love to know what it is, if you ever do find out.)
posted by hades at 12:34 AM on June 28, 2006

At first glance it reminded me of The Dark is Rising by Mercury Rev (which I hadn't heard for ages). It bears some similarity, but probably isn't right.
posted by afx237vi at 6:48 AM on June 28, 2006

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