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Lyr Req: 'this is more than I can take'

GUEST,Becca 03 Dec 05 - 02:01 PM
Helen 03 Dec 05 - 02:28 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I can't find this song!!
From: GUEST,Becca
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 02:01 PM

I heard this song and I only remember like one line, so I can't find it anywhere. The line goes "this is more than i can take" or it was "this is all that i can take". I don't know which one is right, but it was a sorta slow, sad song, and a guy was singing. If I had to guess, I'd say it was country. I'd really appreciate it if anyone knows what this song might be to let me know. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I can't find this song!!
From: Helen
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 02:28 PM

I just did a search on Google.com (see below for search hints) using the phrase: "this is more than i can take" (with double quotes). The first item which came up is a song by Hilary Duff called "The Getaway".

Verse:
Here I am again
Talking to myself
.....................

Chorus:
Put the pedal down
Heading out of town
Gotta make a getaway
The traffic in my brain's
Driving me insane
This is more than I can take
You tell me that you love me first
Then throw your heart into reverse
I gotta get away

I think you will have a long search to find a song with such a common phrase but it can be done. Check out the rest of the search by using the search term I did or the alternative phrase you posted, or playing around with your search terms.

Someone here may know the song and will post what they know, but it's also fun trying to find it yourself once you know how to look.

Helen

How To Google

Here is something I wrote for another thread on how to search the internet using Google.com

The examples obviously apply to the other song but the technique and hints are the same. Once you learn how to use a search engine - which is the easiest thing in the world - then the world of information is at your fingertips. If I am searching for song lyrics I usually put the word lyrics at the beginning of the search terms, e.g.:

lyrics "gladstone pier"

My general hints about Googling are:

To find the two song lyrics I used these search terms, i.e. band name & part of the lyrics:

Redgum "last frontier"

Redgum "gladstone pier"

Hint: use double quotes around the words you want to appear together in that order, i.e. you don't want an article about how to rebuild a house pier written by someone in Gladstone, Queensland. You do want an article which has the words Gladstone Pier next to each other in that order.

A search using:    gladstone pier

gives 99,500 hits but

A search using:    "gladstone pier"

gives 64 hits - which is a lot easier to wade through.

Hint 2: if you don't find what you want first go, think of another set of search terms. If you want to narrow down the search because you got a million or so hits, add another word to the search box. Think laterally. Is there another word which you could use instead of the first one you thought of?

Hint 3: if you are looking for the name of a song or the rest of the lyrics try picking out some unusual bits of the song that are distinctive. The hardest things to find are the ones with very common words like "and" "the" or any of the thousands of common words we use in everything we say and write. Try searching for information about the band called "The Cure" for instance. Google ignores "the" even in the double quotes. You have to add something distinctive to narrow it down to the band.

For example:

Gladstone Pier

He was a sailor
Swarthy lean and proud
He could take a schooner through a big sea swell
Aloof in the mainland crowd

In this song I would start by choosing:

"swarthy lean and proud"

or even just the three words separately:

swarthy lean proud

but that gives 8,960 hits which you would then have to narrow down.

By adding the word Redgum it brings up one page with the lyrics.

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