Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Quiz in a Poke


The only missed one was number one! - Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On. Well, it's actually a lie. I kinda tired to turn you on, but only a little bit. EDIT - Zerodoll actually did get this one. I'm sorry about that! I'm getting rusty on these quizzes, maybe I need to do them more often :)

Ah, but camera obscura brings out a oh, so difficult problem. Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel or the Bangles. I first heard the Bangles version, and loved it, but there's nothing that S&G have done that I don't love. Ah, troubles (and not of the doggie kind).

In any case - here's a new quiz!

But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be

You see it all around you
Good lovin' gone bad
And usually it's too late when you realize what you had

So you think you’re lonely
Well my friend I’m lonely too

The first time that I got it
I was just ten years old
I got it from some kitty next door

Johnny died one night, died in his bed,
Bottle of whiskey, sleeping tablets by his head.

He's got such a supple wrist

I can walk down the street there's no one there
Though, the pavements are one huge crowd

In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
I don’t know when that road turned onto the road I’m on

It’s all wrong, but it’s all right.
The way that you treat me baby.
Once I was strong but I lost the fight.
You won’t find a better loser.

You've got everything, but nothing's cool
They've just found your father in the swimming pool

You see the world through your cynical eyes
You're a troubled young man I can tell
You've got it all in the palm of your hand
But your hand's wet with sweat

And when I awoke and felt you warm and near,
I kissed your honey hair with my grateful tears.
Oh I love you, girl.
Oh, I love you.

We have to shout above the din of our Rice Crispies


I could barely walk when I milked a cow
When I was three I pushed a plow
While chopping wood I moved my legs
And they saw me dancing when I gathered eggs

Once I never could hope to win
You starting down the road leaving me again
The threats you made were meant to cut me down
And if our love was just a circus you'd be a clown by now


zerodoll said...

#8 Jackson (Did he beat her?) Browne- Running on Empty.

And, uh, I think I did get Robert Palmer on the last quiz.

jayfish said...

#2 Hold on Loosely - .38 Special
#5 Shooting Star - Bad Company

happy quiz day!

(i think i've got #'s 3, 4, & 6 too!)


jayfish said...

oh! i just figured out 15 too! yay me!

Suzanne said...

#6 Pinball Wizard by The Who

#13 Synchronicity by The Police

#15 I'm Still Standing by Elton John

BrightStar said...

#3 is that Journey song... when the lights go out in the city... and the sun shines on the bay... but I don't know what the name of it is.

mendi-la said...

Well, #3 is Lights by Journey
#11 is Styx though I'm not sure of the name, maybe Angry Young Man

Overread said...

Oh, no! Zerodoll, you're right! You got number one! Very embarrassing. I apologize.

Camera Obscura said...

#1 "Behind Blue Eyes" The Who
#10 "Captain Jack" Billy Joel

Ooh, I shoulda known #9. Tsk.