Sunday, February 10, 2008

Once More Unto the Quiz, Dear Friends

Without ado, further or otherwise, a quiz. (sentence fragment -.5, unnecessarily wordy -.5, awkward -.5)

You crave attention--you can never say no
Throw your affections anyway the wind blows
You always make it--you're on top of the scene
You sell the copy like the cover of a magazine

2. This one may be a bit hard, but I had to use it just because of that 3rd line.
Here today, gone tomorrow
It’s possible, but I doubt it
His kiss is credit in the bank of love
I never leave home without it

Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows

Another year and then you'll be happy
Just one more year and then you'll be happy
But you're cryin'
You're cryin' now

So you think your schooling's phony
I guess it's hard not to agree
You say it all depends on money
And who is in your family tree

I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide;
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side.
I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."
She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."

7. Really popular/infamous song, but more obscure lyrics
Outside it's cold misty and it's raining,
They got each other neither one's complaining,
He says I sorry but I'm out of milk and coffee,
Never mind sugar we can watch the early movie.

Now you're in trouble, maybe she's an intellectual
What if she figures out you're not very smart
Or maybe she's the quiet type who's into heavy metal
Boy, you got to get it settled
Cause she's breaking your heart

That's the way it began, we were hand in hand
Glenn Miller's Band was better than before
We yelled and screamed for more
And the Porter tunes "Night and Day"
Made us dance across the room
It ended all too soon
And on the way back home

Working on the sound of the band
Trying to get the music right
Two go out working
Three stay home at night

Ya know, after looking back at those, they're pretty tough... Good luck!


zerodoll said...

Totally embarrassing but #2 is Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: "Head to Toe"

Oh and totally embarrassing again, #7 is Rod Stewart: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"

Not that I own them, nooooo.

jayfish said...

4) gerry rafferty - baker street
9) damn!, i know this... i swear....

jayfish said...

arrrgh. "reminising" by someone....

liz said...

Yeah, those were the only ones I knew.

liz said...

Oh! I do know #3, which got stuck in my head because I glanced at it but it didn't register...
Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues

Gary Oxford said...

1. Billy Squier - "Everybody Wants You"

6. The Band - "The Weight"

9. Little River Band - "Reminiscing"