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Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 6

We spring forward to more parenthetical songs.

1. I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Saviour) – Michele Lanchester & Sweet Honey In The Rock
2. I Won’t Ever Go Drinking Again (?) – Squeeze
3. (I) Deck The Halls – Los Straitjackets
4. If You Love Me (You’ll Sleep On The Wet Spot) – Asylum Street Spankers
5. I’ll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu) – from “Muppets Most Wanted”
6. The Illusion Travels By Stock Car (Petty/Bunuel) – Austin Lounge Lizards
7. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
8. I’m Yours (Use Me Any Way You Wanna) – Ike & Tina Turner
9. Iris (Hold Me Close) – U2
10. (Is Anybody Going to) San Antone – Doug Sahm And Band

Not one but two songs with the shortest possible parenthetical, one of which isn’t even a word. Another song whose title is probably not what you expect, though I’ll admit I always thought the Proclaimers’ classic had the more expansive – and expository – name of “I Will Walk 500 Miles”. And finally, another appearance by U2, which seems to have one of the higher parentheses-to-songs ratios in the business.

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