Saturday, December 1, 2007

Answers to Last Week's Music Quiz

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?


Something's getting in the way.

Something's just about to break.

I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane.

So tell me how it should be.

Breaking Benjamin - "The Diary of Jane"
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.

A.F.I. - "Summer Shudder"
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...
I found a fox
Caught by dogs.
He let me take him in my hands.
His little heart,
It beats so fast,
And I'm ashamed of running away
From nothing real--
I just can't deal with this,
I'm still afraid to be there,
Among your hounds of love,
And feel your arms surround me.
I've always been a coward,
And never know what's good for me.

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!

Kate Bush - "Hounds of 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
Now I wonder how whatsername has been

Green Day - "Whatsername"
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.

They say she comes on a pale horse,
But I'm sure I hear a train.
O boy! I don't even feel no pain
I guess I must be driving myself insane.
Damn it all!
Does earth plug a hole in heaven,
Or heaven plug a hole in Earth
How wonderful to be so profound,
When everything you are is dying underground.

Genesis - "Anyway"
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

R.E.M. - "So. Central Rain (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

Al Stewart - "On the Border"
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

Today’s the day we’ll fade away, oh
Today’s the day we’ll fade away, oh
Today’s the day we’ll find our way grown
Today’s the day we’ll fade away

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

Seether - "Fade Away"
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

The Greg Kihn Band - "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"
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

Don't give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline
Saturday night's alright for fighting
Get a little action in

Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"

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