Songs About Go

Go players have been creating some songs to honor Go. Titles and lyrics can be found below. Some songs and lyrics are based upon "traditional songs". Perhaps some SL user might want to create a sound archive ... :-)

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Song Titles as Go Proverbs

A list of song titles, which are suitable to become a Go proverb (or to provide tips for common game "dilemmas"):

Japanese Music

  • "Tsuru no Sugomori" (traditional piece for shakuhachi)

English Song Titles

  • 3LW: "Gettin' Too Heavy"
  • Abba: "The Winner Takes It All"
  • Abba: "Waterloo"
  • AC/DC: "Highway to Hell"
  • Arch Enemy: "Dead Eyes See No Future"
  • Beatles: "Help"
  • Beatles: "Let It Be"
  • Bocelli, Andrea: "Time to Say Goodbye"
  • Buckley, Jeff: "EternalLife"
  • Cardigans: "My Favorite Game"
  • Carmen, Eric: "Hungry Eyes"
  • Children Of Bodom: "Towards Dead End"
  • Cline, Patsy: "Baby You're Stronger Than Me"
  • Cradle Of Filth: "Dusk and Her Embrace"
  • Dido: "This Land Is Mine"
  • Dimmu Borgir: "In Death´s Embrace"
  • Dimmu Borgir: "Master of Disharmony"
  • Doors: "Break on Through"
  • Dylan, Bob: "Quit Your Low Down Ways"
  • Europe: "Final Countdown"
  • Eurythmics: "Let's Go!"
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood: "Relax! (Don't Do It)" (applies if you are in doubt whether or not to dare a risky move)
  • Garfunkel, Art: "Bright Eyes"
  • Good, Matthew: "[ext] Avalanche"
  • Guns N' Roses: "Live and Let Die" (originally by Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Guns N' Roses: "Welcome to the Jungle"
  • Halen, Van: "Jump"
  • HIM: "Resurrection"
  • Hirai Ken: Aika (Elegy) (refrain: kono te de... with this hand)
  • Houston, Whitney: "I Have Nothing"
  • Idol, Billy: "Eyes Without a Face"
  • In Flames: "Like You Better Dead"
  • Jocasta: "Go"
  • Jovi, Bon: "Living on a Prayer"
  • KISS: "Nowhere to Run"
  • Kool & the Gang: "Cherish the Life"
  • Korn: "Alive"
  • Ladytron: "Fighting In Built Up Areas"
  • Lennon, John: "Give Peace a Chance"
  • Mamas and the Papas: "Daydream Believer"
  • Mayfield, Curtis: "Stone Junkie"
  • Megadeth: "Wake Up Dead"
  • Metallica : "Shoot Me Again" (.. I´m not dead yet)
  • Metallica: "To Live Is to Die"
  • McCartney, Paul: "Live and Let Die"
  • Moyet, Alison: "Go Weak in the Presence of Beauty"
  • Modern Talking: "You Can Win the Race"
  • Modern Talking: "You Can Win If You Want"
  • Motörhead: "Stone Dead Forever"
  • Nazareth: "Expect No Mercy"
  • Nazareth: "Love Hurts"
  • Necrophagia: "To Sleep with The Dead"
  • Newman, Randy: "I'm Dead (and I Don't Know It)"
  • Nightwish: "Dead to the World"
  • Nightwish: "End of All Hope"
  • NoFX: "Don't Call Me White"
  • Offspring: "Come out and Play" ("You gotta keep'em separated")
  • Patrick Hernandez: "Born to be Alive"
  • Pink Floyd: "Another Brick in the Wall"
  • Pink Floyd: "Time"
  • Police: "Don't Stand Close to Me"
  • Queen: "All Dead, All Dead"
  • Queen: "Another One Bites the Dust"
  • Queen: "Don't Stop Me Now"
  • Queen: "Great Pretender"
  • Queen: "I Want It All"
  • Queen: "I Want to Break Free"
  • Queen: "Killer Queen"
  • Queen: "Kind of Magic"
  • Queen: "Thank God It's Christmas"
  • Queen: "The Show Must Go On"
  • Queen: "Under Pressure"
  • Queen: "Who Wants to Live Forever"
  • Queen: "We Are the Champions"
  • Real McCoy?: "[ext] Run Away"
  • Run DMC: "Proud to Be Black"
  • Sepultura:"War for Territoy"
  • Sheb Wooley: "Purple People Eater"
  • Sigue Sigue Sputnik: "Atari Baby"
  • Simon & Garfunkel: "Bridge over Troubled Waters"
  • Simon & Garfunkel: "Patterns"
  • Sinatra, Frank: "Teach Me Tonight"
  • Slade: "Run, Runaway"
  • Springsteen, Bruce: "Born to Run"
  • Soulfly: "Eye for an Eye"
  • Stevens, Cat: "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
  • Talking Heads: "Road to Nowhere"
  • Tracid, Kai: "BadShape"
  • Twain, Shania: "You Don't Impress Me"
  • Waits, Tom: "Dead and Lovely"
  • Waits, Tom: "Looks Like I'm up Shit Creek Again"
  • Waits, Tom: "The Part You Throw Away"
  • Waits, Tom: "Time"
  • Wham!: "Wake Me up Before You Go Go"
  • Yazoo: "Don't Go"
  • Zevon, Warren: "Play It All Night Long"

C.S. Graves: A lot of these English titles seem to be a real stretch! Many have nothing to do with go, other than some containing the english verb.

argybarg?: Indeed, I defy anyone to explain what "Thank God It's Christmas," "Time" or "Love Hurts," among others, are doing on this page. They don't even suggest go to me. Sorry!

Isildur: Agreed. Would it perhaps make sense to move the questionable entries to the discussion page, leaving here just the entries that make obvious sense? Then, if someone wants to restore one of the entries to the list because they think we're not recognizing some relevant bit of lyrics, they should add a small parenthetical quote from the songs lyrics to clarify the reason for song's inclusion in the list. I agree with C.S. Graves, the mere presence of the word "go" in a title isn't a good reason to list a song here.

Anonymous: I would add "Lean on me, when you're not strong..."


German Song Titles

  • Alexander, Peter: "Die süssesten Früchte ..."
  • Deutscher, Drafi: "Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht"
  • Ebstein, Katja: "Wunder gibt es immer wieder"
  • Jürgens, Udo: "Alles im Griff auf dem sinkenden Schiff"
  • Lage, Klaus: "Tausendmal berührt"
  • Mitteregger, Herwig: "Immer mehr"
  • Nena: "Nur geträumt"
  • Nicole: "Ein bisschen Frieden"
  • Rammstein: "Spiel mit mir"
  • Silbermond: "Krieger des Lichts"
  • Werding, Juliane: "Wenn du denkst, du denkst, dann denkst du nur: du denkst"

Song Lyrics as Go Proverbs

English Lyrics

  • "Neat fifth dan" by ZZTop
Clean shirt, smart shoes
and I don't know what you're going do
Pull-over, wooly hat
and I don't know about that
Gold star, smart look
I ain't missing not a single book
Joseki line, solid play
When I strike out I'm going make you pay
Duffle coat, new pen
I don't worry coz I can count to ten
Big lens, steel frames
Looking win, looking for dames
(Chorus) They come running just as fast they can
Cause every girl's crazy about a neat fifth dan
  • "Three Black Stones" by Vincent (To the tune of: "Three Blind Mice")
    Three black stones, three black stones.
    See how they run, see how they run.
    They were cut off and are under attack,
    I guess black should have been watching his back,
    when white made a move that he thought might be slack.
    Three black stones, three black stones.
  • "Going To A Go Go" by Smokey Robinson:
    Well there's a brand new place I found
    People coming from miles around
    They come from everywhere
     If you drop in there
    You see everyone in town
    It doesn't matter if you're black
    It doesn't matter if you're white
     Take a dollar fifty
    A six pack of beer
    And we goin' dance all night
  • "I've Seen All Good People" by Yes
    Move me on to any black square,
    Use me any time you want,
    Just remember that the goal
    'Sfor us to capture all we want, anywhere,
    Yea, yea, yea.
    Don't surround yourself with yourself,
    Move on back two squares,
    Send an Instant Karma to me,
    Initial it with loving care
    Don't surround
    Yourself. 'Cause it's time, it's time in time with your time
    and its news is captured
  • "Good Mourning" by Talib Kweli
    You are only scared to die when you ain't living right
  • "This Land is Mine" by Dido
    This land is mine but I’ll let you rule
    I let you navigate and demand
    Just as long as you know... this land is mine
    So find your home and settle in
    Ohhh, I’m ready to let you in
    Just as long as we know... this land is mine
  • "I Can't Win" by The Strokes
    That was you up on the mountain
    All alone and all surrounded
    Walking on the ground you're breaking
    Laughing at the life you're wasting
    1 - 2 tries won't do it
    You do it all your life and you never get through it
    Everything they had to say
    Had been erased in just one day
    "Good try
    We don't like it"
    "Good try
    We won't take that shit."
    I can't win.
  • "Wake me up before you go go" by Wham!
    Wake me up before you go go,
    Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo.
    Wake me up before you go go,
    I don't wanna miss it when you hit that high
    Wake me up before you go go,
    'Cause I'm not planning on going solo.
    Wake me up before you go go,
    Take me dancing tonite.
    I wanna hit that high...
  • "3k*", sung to the tune of Deep Purple's "Highway Star" (and originally meant as a complaint about the IGS rating system...)
    Nobody's gonna take my stones,
    Now that they're on the board again.
    Nobody's gonna take my stones,
    I'm gonna keep them till the end.
    They are killer machines, they got everything
    Like a killing power, lots of eyeshape, everything
    I love them, I need them, I feel them
    Four corners, all mine
    All right, hold tight, I'm a 3k*!
  • "Run on" by Moby
    You might run on for a long time
    Run on, ducking and dodging
    Run on, journey, for a long time
    Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down
  • "The New Order" by Blind Guardian
    Will you remember the old rule?
    Will you fulfill this sacrifice?
    Done for the future
    Space for the new
    How will it end up?
    That's up to you
  • "Ballad of the [?]" by Isildur (adapted from "Behing Blue Eyes" by The Who)
    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man
    To be the sad man
    Behind false eyes
    No one knows what it's like
    To be ungraded
    To be unrated
    To get no prize
    But my caps
    They aren't as empty
    As my triangles seem to be
    I 've waited hours, only lonely
    I look for bots... but
    They're never free
    No one knows what it's like
    To feel these feelings
    Like I do
    And I blame you
    No one comes within a yard
    They see my ? mark
    None of my playin' and ko
    Can show through
    But my caps
    They aren't as empty
    As my triangles seem to be
    I 've waited hours, only lonely
    I look for bots... but
    They're never free
    When my fist clenches, crack it open
    Before I misclick and lose my cool
    When I smiley, tell me some bad news
    Before I LOL and play like a fool
    If I swallow any stones I shoudn't
    and a throw-in neatly kills my eye
    It's not my fault that I'm rusty
    I've been waiting for an opponent since July
    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man
    To be the sad man
    Behind false eyes
  • "Stones" by Neil Diamond
    Stones would play inside her head
    And where she slept,
    They made her bed
    And she would ache
    For love and get but stones
    ...
  • "Bless Me (prayer Of Jabez)" by Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers
    Bless me, bless me
    Oh Lord, bless me indeed,
    Enlarge my territory
    Oh Lord, bless me indeed
    (I pray for increase)
    Bless me indeed
    (I pray for increase)
    ...
  • "Go Centipede" by Giles
    Twin centipede claiming all territory...
    It's the same story when theres no glory
    Overcoming the whole human race
    No army can move him out of his place
    Twin centipede behold his fire art...
    Hos looks will tear us apart
    (he will stomp you)
    Dont look him in the eye...for his beam of cedar rails track any human movement
    Just dacen away from him, centipede cant keep this beat
    Hes dancin'!
    Go centipede, go centipede
  • "Come Out and Play" by The Offspring
    You gotta keep'em separated
    They're like the latest fashion
    They're like a spreading disease
    The kids are strappin' on their way to the classroom
    Getting weapons with the greatest of ease
    The gangs stake out campus locale
    And if they catch you slippin' then it's all over pal
    If one guy's colors and the other's don't mix
    They're gonna bash it up...
    You gotta keep'em separated
    Hey, they don't pay no mind
    If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
    Hey, come out and play

German Lyrics

  • "Orpheus and Euridike", opera by Gluck:
    Ach ich habe sie verloren,
    all mein Glück ist nun dahin.
    Wär', ach wär' ich nie geboren,
    weh, dass ich am Leben bin!

Songs About Go last edited by Dieter on May 21, 2019 - 13:22
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