Sunday, May 11, 2008

Another Lyrics Quiz

OK, another lyrics quiz.

Yes, it is hot, we went out and now I want to cool off.

These quiz thingys are addictive.

Here goes, 20 songs, some easy, some not;

1) "You been down to the bottom with a bad man, babe
But you're back were you belong"

2) "I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy
Remember how I made you scream"

3) "There'll be lots of time and wine.
Red yellow honey, sassafras and moonshine"

4) "Tears of joy at the birth of a brother
Never alone from that time"

5) "Put on your night shirt and your morning gown
You know by night I'm gonna shake 'em down"

6) "I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham
I would hold my life in his saving grace."

7) "He's in love with rock'n'roll, whoa
He's in love with gettin' stoned, whoa"

8) "Copperdome bodhi drip a silver kimono,
Like a crazy quilt stargown through a dream night wind"

9) "Been worried about my babies, been worried about my wife
Just one place for a man to be when he's worried about his life"

10) "Singing sweet savages lost in our world
This big eyed-girl sees her faces unfurl"

11) "There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon"

12) "Little skinny girl she's doing it for the first time
Little skinny girl she's doing it and it feels fine"

13) "Begged and borrowed sometimes, I admit I even stole
The worse crime that I ever did was playing rock 'n roll"

14) "Suddenly my eyes went so soft and shaky
I knew there was pain but pain is not aching"

15) "Whatabout the time?
You were rollin' over
Fall on your face
You must be having fun"

16) "Crawling down the alley on your hands and knee
I'm sure you're not protected, for it's plain to see"

17) "Watching it burn, all Halloween
Orange and chimney red."

18) "Hold my head
We'll trampoline
Finally through the roof"

19) "Don't let your heartbeat beat keep you safe
No telling what keeps me awake"

20) "Just get me wasted
An you're half-way there
Cause if my minds tore up
Then my body don't care"


Frogprincess said...

Aren't they just! Got number one but shall leave it for the other guys. However Don Henley's Boys of Summer at 2 is mine. Forever. Off back out. Just popped in to empty the washing machine. Dry in 2 hours if I hang it all out!

steenbeck said...

17 is Frank's Wild years, I think. (Tom Waits)

treefrogdemon said...

6 is Boulder to Birmingham

ShivSidecar said...

No.7 and no.13 both come from the first part of the same year, no? 7 is a hymn to a queen of both vice and payola; the title of 13 includes some unnecessarily faffy punctuation. Anybody else know 'em?

ShivSidecar said...

Just got no.3 - the title could be summarised as "the spirit of St Stephen enjoys a hot thermos on a tartan blanket" (taps side of nose enigmatically).

ToffeeBoy said...

12 is the slightly dodgy Teenage Lust by the extremely dodgy Jesus and Mary Chain.

Not a clue on the others!

FP said...

OK well since the washing is well under way.. 1 - Baby please stop crying. Our Bobness

CaroleBristol said...

Thought I'd see how people were getting on.

FP has 1 and 2 right, ToffeeBoy is correct about 12, treefrogdemon has 6 and steenbeck has 17.

Shiv's enigmatic hints tell me that 3, 7 and 13 may go soon too.

Incidentally, and I doubt that this is much of a clue, I used to live around the corner from the subject of #7 and used to see her all the time, just walking around.

TracyK said...

The Clash Janie Jones?

saneshane said...

15 talking heads slippery people
love this

ShivSidecar said...

You've had your time, people. 13 was The Stranglers: "(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)". And - from the ridiculous to the sublime - 3 is "Stoned Soul Picnic" by the very lovely Laura Nyro.

(Must admit to having cheated and checked a few others... here's a clue for no.16 - this ain't rock'n'roll!)

saneshane said...

18 pixies velouria
I love lyrics but this band just felt right to me as a whole even thought the words are mostly random!

10 has that been got yet? if not
Christine get thumbs up from me

then lot on this one.

saneshane said...

except for the band pixies supported on their first uk show
19 Throwing muses great songs what do they mean? and what the it called?

Tim (Kalyr) said...

11 is Pink Floyd's Comfortable Numb, of course.

saneshane said...

19 'counting backwards' I love graffiti off the real ramona album always think of it when reading Dimity Dumpty to my little lad.

shiv gets us the Dame

Laura Nyro was in my drinks quiz to start with but it wouldn't convert for me so a big D'OH from me there.

TonNL said...

14 is Television's Venus, great song!

CaroleBristol said...


We have now got

3 Laura Nyro Stoned Soul Picnic
8 The Clash Janie Jones (she used to live in Campden Hill Rd when I lived on Notting hill Gate)
11 Comfortably numb
13 The Stranglers (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
14 Venus de Milo
15 Talking Heads Slippery People
18 Pixies Velouria
19 Counting backwards (one of my fave Kristin songs)

And Shiv (as shane says) gets us the Dame - song please?

So we now want 4, 5, 8, 9 and 20 - assuming someone does come up with 16.

Anonymous said...

5 is Zep but I'm too busy to pin it down at the mo.

Back later.


Tatanka said...

Number 4 is a lyric written by a founder member of Supertramp; for someone else - Richard Palmer James

Funnily enough
And contrary to expectations
Like this
Enduring classic are

Necessarily written by
Group members
Enough to make
Less able wordsmiths see Red

CaroleBristol said...

Tatanka has #4 correct!

DsD is right about the band for #5.

gordonimmel said...

Dsd, that unlocked it for me, I knew I knew it.

It's 'Custard Pie' by Zep, surely

CaroleBristol said...

Custard Pie it is!

DarceysDad said...

Cheers, Gordon.

And I've got Nos. 8, 9 and 20 now too, but in those three cases only by cheating ... I don't own any (though I had to check that for two of the artists) so I won't ruin it.

CaroleBristol said...

I'll post the full list of answers later tonight.

CaroleBristol said...

Here are the answers;

1) Bob Dylan - Baby, please stop crying
2) Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
3) Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic
4) King Crimson - Fallen Angel
5) Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie nearly
6) Emmylou Harris - Boulder to Birmingham
7) The Clash - Janie Jones
8) The Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
9) John Martyn - Over The Hill
10) Siouxsie and the Banshees - Christine
11) Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
12) Jesus and Mary Chain - Teenage Lust
13) The Stranglers - Get a grip on yourself
14) Television - Venus de Milo
15) Talking Heads - Slippery People
16) David Bowie - Diamond Dogs nearly
17) Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
18) Pixies - Velouria
19) Throwing Muses - Counting Backwards
20) Frank Zappa - Dinah Mo Hum