First, the rules:
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike through when someone gets them right
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING. [EDIT: Technically, as was pointed out to me, this isn't a step, it's a rule. So no cheating.]
3) When you reach number ten and think the struggle ends [Hint: This is, I think, a B-Side, and unlike most of the band's songs it was written by Stewart Copeland]
5) Look up from the hymnal, look 'round at the faces of families closing their eyes [Hint: I don't have any good trivia here, so the band is Cold War Kids, now you can guess the song]
8) Now my room has got two windows but the sunshine never comes through [Hint: Heartbreak hotel was on Lonely Street, while this song by an R&B genius featured a similar sounding name]
9) I've been seeing the same old things [Hint: This was a new acquisition, so I've got no trivia. The band is Ted Leo + the Pharmacists]
10) I cover the waterfront, watching the ships go by [Hint: The title's in the lyric. The singer's known for his Detroit style blues.]
11) We've been here too long trying to get along [Hint: Former Runaway wants to know what you want to do]
13) I took the train back, back to where I came from [Hint: I guess it's better than walking with ghosts...]
14) I wonder, wondering all around this big place I live [Hint: a member of the Strokes offers this song that shares its title with a Marilyn Manson song]
15) Well, I'm a little bit lonesome, I'm a little bit blue [Hint: lyric has the title; by an Australian country singer]
16) Green hours, blue ropes, hot wax for hearts that are cold [Hint: avant punks? art stars? Karen sends smooches.]
18) The street's alive with camera crews [Hint: post-Genesis, this song's about a hell of a way into the photo album]
19) There's a solitary man crying "Hold me!" [Hint: Stan from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind loved the band; the song's got an ace up its sleeve]
20) I'm a high straight in Plainview, a side bet in Idalou [Hint: a Texas alt-country road song, sung by Lyle Lovett's roommate]
21) A very old friend came by today [Hint: this is a cover of an Elvis song, sung by a Texas drummer who wrote a couple of big Stevie Ray Vaughan songs. It's about finding out his best friend's dating his soon-to-be-ex]
22) I got a story, it's almost finished [Hint: early EMO'ish band out of Phoenix (to whom I must say: Go, Spurs, go!!) It isn't about the one you live in...]
25) Lunchtime is just not fair - hot dogs, mustard in your hair [Hint: Young Nashvilel punks should not be taken out to eat]
Interestingly, my .mp3 player seems to somehow weight things even on random, as these aren't particularly surprising songs to come up. To be fair, in some cases I've got a ton of their stuff on my .mp3 player, but a lot of them are things I've listened to recently. And to keep this from being a meme that is completely useless to me except as time filler, if you've got any good music blogs I should be reading, feel free to stick a link to 'em in the comment as well.
And I'll post answers eventually for anyone who really cares.
p.s. The 26th song? "On the Dark Side" by Eddie and Cruisers (or John Cafferty and Beaver Brown Band, depending on how you want to credit it).