My First Listology Lyric Quiz
- 1. "Cars rush by like falling elevators."
- 2. "He thought that maybe they'd listen to a puppet telling them what to do." - The Young New Mexican Puppeteer, Tom Jones, guessed by jgandcag
- 3. "You can't see California without Marlon Brando's eyes."
- 4. "Lava come down soft and hot."
- 5. "Ninety miles an hour, girl, is the speed I drive." - Crosstown Traffic by Jimi Hendrix, guessed by BuckGS71
- 6. "Do you suffer from long-term memory loss?", Amnesia by Chumbawamba, guessed by AAA
- 7. "I was smoking with the boys upstairs when I heard about the whole affair."
- 8. "They are not stars, we are not human."
- 9. "I've got witnesses to what the government denies."
- 10. "Everybody's got a little light under the sun."
- 11. "Whatever happens next is all a blur, but you remember fist can be a verb."
- 12. "You can throw it out in the rain, you can whip it like a dog, you can chop it down like an old dead tree."
- 13. "He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich." - Down Under by Men at Work, guessed by jim
- 14. "Me and my girl, we got this relationship.", Doin' Time by Sublime, guessed by AAA
- 15. "...parked across the street laughing, watching it burn, all Halloween orange and chimney red."
- 16. "Hanging out the window - with my Magnum, taking out some putos."
- 17. "The teacher knew I had the funk." - Hyperactive by Thomas Dolby, guessed by BuckGS71
- 18. "I want a doctor to take your picture, so I can look at you from inside as well." - Turning Japanese by The Vapors, guessed by AAA
- 19. "Shadows fall, I pass a small cafe where we would dance at night."
- 20. "My cassette's just like a bazooka."
- 21. "I taste your face, your love is mine."
- 22. "I'm 26, and you're 80."
- 23. "A demolition style Hell American freak."
- Bonus Question: Name a popular song written in 7/4 time. Numerous examples by lbangs (see below).
Having been (finally, after browsing the content here for ages) sucked into replying to a Listology post by jenhowel's excellent lyric quiz, I decided to try one of my own. All of the above are from CD's on my desk at work today. There's quite a stack of them, and it's nothing if not an eclectic selection.
Note that not all of these songs have gotten a lot of radio play, but the albums are still in relatively wide circulation - they just happen to be songs that I like.
First prize is an email from me telling you how COOL you are.
NEW HINT: 17-22 are all from the 80's.