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.



9 comments:

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!