Saturday, May 27, 2006

A Long-Tailed Quiz in a Room Full Of Rocking Chairs

Oh, deary deary deary, I hope everyone was just as busy as I have been last week, otherwise, I’ll have to be disappointed in the quiz results :) Here are the one that didn’t get guessed:
1 – Be Good To Yourself – Journey
4 – Heaven – Psychedelic Furs (Jayfish! O! My! – I think that was on a mix tape you gave me! :P )
8 – Justify My Love – Madonna!
9 – The way you make me feel – Mikey Jackson!

Well, let’s put that unpleasantness behind us and get on to the goodies. I’ve finally finished grading, so I’ve got a tub of tunes to tickle the timorous tines of tiny… taupe…tuned-in…terriers? Ok, that didn’t go over well at all…

1 –
Turn on the light, babe
Are you someone else tonight?
Neighbor to neighbor, door to door
Don't ask questions, there's time for it all Oh yeah.

2 –
And you know you better watch your step or you’re gonna get hurt yourself.
Someone’s gonna tell you lies, hurt you down inside.

3 –
Body and beats I stain my sheets I don’t even know why
My girlfriend she’s at the end she is starting to cry

4 –
And then you sense a change
Nothin' feels the same
All your dreams are strange

5 –
His rival, it seems, had broken his dreams
By stealing the girl of his fancy.
Her name was Magill and she called herself Lil,
But everyone knew her as Nancy.

6 –
Whoops its ringing and I rise,
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
My shaving razor’s cold and it stings.

7 –
Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side.
Though I am trying
To stay in the saddle,
I'm getting weary,
Unable to ride.

8 –
What in the world ever became of sweet Jane?
She lost her sparkle, you know she isn’t the same
Living on reds, vitamin c, and cocaine,
All a friend can say is ain’t it a shame?

9 –
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker

10 –
The radio is blastin'
Someone's knocking at the door
I'm lookin' at my girlfriend
She's passed out on the floor

11 –
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation

12 –
Well, I can’t tell lies, cause they’re listening to me.
And when I fall asleep, bet they’re spying on me tonight, tonight.
cause they’re waiting for me.
They’re looking for me.
Every single night they’re driving me insane.
Those men inside my brain.


sheepish said...

#3 - Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

#10 - Momma Told Me Not to Come - Tom Jones

It's been a while since I could muster two even.

zerodoll said...

#4 Van Halen- Love Comes Walking In

#12 Cheap Trick- Dream Police (what a fun song to sing!!)

Sorry about slacking on the quiz!

jayfish said...

#2 Stop Draggin' my Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty

#6 Daydream Believer - the Monkees

...and just because it was on a mix tape, doesn't mean i actually *knew* the lyrics :) you've got a knack for pulling the more obscure parts of a song, ya know!

liz said...

#2, Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty.

#5 The Beatles ---- Dammit! What's the name of that song? The cowboy who gets killed by the other cowboy....

#9 Changes - David Bowie.

Phantom Scribbler said...

#8 Truckin' -- Grateful Dead

zerodoll said...

Ok, I'll give name to #5- ROcky Raccoon

zerodoll said...

Oh! I can't believe it took me so long to get #1- Billy Idol- Flesh for Fantasy

Camera Obscura said...

#11 The Age of Aquarius -- from the musical "Hair" but I can't remember who else recorded it... The Fifth Dimension, maybe?

As for #10, who recorded it first, Tom Jones or Three Dog Night? I know it's a Randy Newman tune.

liz said...

Yes! Thank you Zerodoll!