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I am a rock but never roll
No need to be a death toll
I can fly, yet I can't swim.
I am fly, but can not fly.
Space can not contain me,
But i'm smaller than a hedgehog.
Silly, scratching your head like a monkey
all these sentences are in the smoke
Wondering what am I?
Sometimes you just need to open your eye.

hint 1 :

for those who didn't get it yet, the first sentence is just to introduce the topic of the riddle, and the answer is not Led Zeppelin

Hint 2 :

The lord isn't with us anymore

What/who/where is the answer to that riddle?

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope sorry, correcting $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 12 '16 at 11:54
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    $\begingroup$ Something makes me think of Led Zeppelin. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Apr 12 '16 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ It is a good point, I've edited a bit, it might not be so easy without google actually. $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 12 '16 at 13:00
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    $\begingroup$ It's probably obvious, but the first line sounds like a reference to Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven. The music tag and the title also seem to allude to "classic" rock, the kind of thing that, stereotypically, our parents would listen to. "I am fly" sounds like a reference to Pretty Fly for a White Guy. "Sometimes you just need to open your eye" might be a reference to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody: "Open your eyes / And see". I don't know how to integrate these into a cohesive whole, though. $\endgroup$ – DylanSp Apr 12 '16 at 13:11
  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right way, but I'm not looking for multiple bands. $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 12 '16 at 13:12
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Given the hints, I think the answer is obviously

Deep Purple

NOTES FROM THE ASKER : this is the intended answer, you can find in spoilers both the original answer and the Asker's idea.

I am a rock but never roll

Deep Purple in Rock

I can fly, yet I can't swim.

Bird Has Flown
AUTHOR IDEA : Bird has flown / flight of the rat

Space can not contain me

Child in Time
AUTHOR IDEA : Child in time, Fireball (the album cover)

all these sentences are in the smoke

... on the Water

Wondering what am I?

Who Do We Think We Are?

Sometimes you just need to open your eye.

Demon's Eye
AUTHOR IDEA : When a blind man cries

Last lines (filled by author)

I am fly, but can not fly.

AUTHOR IDEA : Anyone's Daughter

But i'm smaller than a hedgehog.

AUTHOR IDEA : flight of the rat

Silly, scratching your head like a monkey

AUTHOR IDEA : bananas

Reason for hint 2 :

Jon Lord, who was a member of Deep Purple died in 2012

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  • $\begingroup$ That is it, but could you develop for each line? each line refers a song, or if you don't find the song an album. $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 13 '16 at 7:59
  • $\begingroup$ Can't you fill the last lines before I accept your answer? :( $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 13 '16 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ I have no idea for the other lines, sorry. $\endgroup$ – Henrik Apr 13 '16 at 10:04
  • $\begingroup$ Do you mind if I edit your answer and fill the blank spaces so I can accept with all the lines? $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 13 '16 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ No problem, please edit. $\endgroup$ – Henrik Apr 13 '16 at 10:16
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Answer:

The Kinks

Reason:

I am a rock but never roll

I'm On An Island

No need to be a death toll

One Of The Survivors

I can fly, yet I can't swim.

(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman- "I'd like to fly but I can't even swim"

I am fly, but can not fly.

Waterloo Sunset- "Millions of people swarming like flies 'round Waterloo underground"

Space can not contain me,

In A Space

But i'm smaller than a hedgehog.

Tin Soldier Man

Silly, scratching your head like a monkey

Apeman

all these sentences are in the smoke

Big Black Smoke

Wondering what am I? Sometimes you just need to open your eye.

Lola

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, I must agree that this fit the lines way more than I expected O_o. But this is not the band I'm looking for, Still +1 though, and if noone comes with the one I've thought about I think I will accept your answer cause it fits all the lines. $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 13 '16 at 6:45
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You're

stoned as a shrimp.

No need to be a death toll

Marijuana is rarely lethal

I can fly, yet I can't swim. I am fly, but can not fly.

"Don't drink and drive, when you can smoke and fly!"

Space can not contain me,

Out-of-body experience

all these sentences are in the smoke

Well, duh

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  • $\begingroup$ Haha, it is really fun, but don't fit the lines as I wanted ! Really imaginative tho, get my +1 $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 12 '16 at 14:13
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The answer is The Beatles

I couldn´t figure it out the entire problem, but I think it's "this" band because:

I am a rock but never roll

I think this is just like the Walrus song, where the lyrics are just complicated. Basically you are saying that they are a rock band.

No need to be a death toll

Paul McCartney and Ringo are still alive?

I can fly, yet I can't swim.

I am fly, but can not fly.

They were 2 of the 4 members of the band, but without the other one The Beatles are not, ah, The Beatles.

But i'm smaller than a hedgehog.

Beatle

all these sentences are in the smoke

Reason why I think this is about Beatles, this makes the whole text more complicated when maybe there is no reason to be.

I really don't know if it's them, but since I can't comment I decided to give it a try :)

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    $\begingroup$ No need to be a death toll could be a reference to Let it Be, and space can not contain me could be a reference to Across the Universe, and Silly, scratching your head like a monkey could be referencing everbody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey $\endgroup$ – Gordon Allocman Apr 12 '16 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ It fits a bit less than emdaniel's answer and some lines are not fitting that much, yet it is a good idea but not the band i'm looking for. +1 still $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer Apr 13 '16 at 6:46
  • $\begingroup$ @RiddlerNewComer I know that some lines not fit that well, but in the end of the day, if your band was Beatles, everything based on the Walrus song wouldn't make sense anyway :) Now I'm curious about this band that no one figure it out $\endgroup$ – António Paulo Apr 13 '16 at 7:48
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Could be

Memory

the answer to this riddle?

I am a rock but never roll

Memory could be Rock.. but obiouvsly never rolls...

I can fly, yet I can't swim.

For sure with memory we could fly into our thoughts.. but it can't swim

I am fly, but can not fly.

Exist RAM for Pc... but it can't fly really ehh

Space can not contain me

Our memory is infinity

But i'm smaller than a hedgehog.

The part of our brains that interest on memory is very little

Sorry for my english, I hope everyone understands.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry... it is my first time and I don't know how to do this $\endgroup$ – Francesco L. Apr 12 '16 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ Please use ">!" when posting answers so you do not spoil it! $\endgroup$ – Kristaps Vilerts Apr 12 '16 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ Hi, you mean to develop my ansewer I need to use >! ? $\endgroup$ – Francesco L. Apr 12 '16 at 14:39

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