Saturday, November 24, 2007

This Week's Music Quiz

A random ten from my music player in lyrical form. Name the artist and/or song.

1. 2006 - A newer band. First verse...
If I had to
I would put myself right beside you
So let me ask
Would you like that?
Would you like that?

And I don't mind
If you say this love is the last time
So now I'll ask
Do you like that?
Do you like that?
2. 2006 - Another new band. Third verse and chorus...
This is the fall,
This is the long way down.
And our lives look smaller now,
And our lives look so small.
Willingly crying.

This is the fall,
This is the long way down.
And our lives look smaller now,
And our lives look so small.

Under the summer rain, I burnt away.
Under the summer rain (Burn!)
We find a way.
3. 1985 - This woman has been recording since the late '70. A song on her greatest hits album. This is basically the chorus as the song is winding down...
Oh, here I go
Don't let me go
Hold me down
It's coming for me through the trees.
Oh, help me, darling,
Help me, please!

And take my shoes off
And throw them in the lake,
And I'll be
Two steps on the water.

I don't know whats good for me.
I don't know whats good for me.
I need love love love love love, yeah!
Your love!
4. 2004 - A band that's been around since the early '90s. This is from their latest album. First verse minus the last line that gives away the song's title...
Thought I ran into you down on the street
Then it turned out to only be a dream
I made a point to burn all of the photographs
She went away and then I took a different path
I remember the face
But I can't recall the name
5. 1974 - This band recorded their first album in 1969. This is from a very ambitious concept album. First verse...
All the pumping's nearly over for my sweet heart,
This is the one for me,
Time to meet the chef,
O boy! The running man is out of death.
Feel cold and old, it's getting hard to catch my breath.
It's back to ash,
Now you've had your flash, boy
The rocks, in time, compress your blood to oil,
your flesh to coal,
enrich the soil,
not everybody's goal.
6. 1984 - This band's been around since the early '80s. This is some early stuff. The lyrics are practically unintelligible, but this song got quite a bit of airplay back in the day. First verse and chorus.l..
Did you never call?
I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
The trees will bend,
The cities wash away
The city on the river
There's a girl without a dream

I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I'm sorry
7. 1976 - This gent was popular in the U.S. for about fifteen minutes. He had about three hits, then faded back into obscurity. This is one of them. Third verse and what passes for a chorus...
Late last night, the rain was knocking on my window
I moved across the darkened room and in the lamp glow
I thought I saw down in the street
The spirit of the century
Telling us that we're all standing on the border

In the islands where I grew up
Nothing seems the same
It's just the patterns that remain
An empty shell
But there's a strangeness in the air you feel too well
8. 2002 - Music from this century. This is an album track from this band's first album. First and second verses minus the chorus...
I wanna be there when you call
I wanna catch you when you fall
I wanna be the one you need
I wanna be the one you breathe

I wanna be there when you cry
And when you’re down, I’ll help you fly
I wanna be the one you need
I wanna be the one you breathe
9. 1981 - Another guy who was popular for just a short time. This is his first hit and only one other was bigger. And the title is not what you might think. First verse and chorus...
We had broken up for good just an hour before
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aaah
And now I'm staring at the bodies as they're dancing 'cross the floor
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aaah
And then the band slowed the tempo and the music takes me down
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aaah
It was the same old song with a melancholy sound
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aaah

They don't write 'em like that anymore
They just don't write 'em like that anymore
10. 1973 - A big hit from a guy who's had a bunch of 'em. First verse...
It's getting late, have you seen my mates
Ma, tell me when the boys get here
It's seven o'clock and I want to rock
Want to get a belly full of beer
My old man's drunker than a barrel full of monkeys
And my old lady she don't care
My sister looks cute in her braces and boots
A handful of grease in her hair
Like most of these quizzes, some hard ones and some easy. There's even a gimme where the title is right out there on display. If you know any, leave answers in comments.


Carly said...

Hi :)

Great songs this week! The only one I got right off was #7 I think that is "Time Passages" by Al Stewart. I really liked him. I will have to do some thinking about the others.

fdtate said...

On #7, you got the artist right, but the song wrong.

You should know #9 and #10.