Friday, May 23, 2008

Update to Lyrical Quiz* Updated Again!

The opening lyrics that are unsolved are listed first. There are still 19 points available!

2. I want you between you and the feeling I get when I miss you, when everything here is telling me I should be fine, So why it so hard above as below that I'm missing you every time; I got used to you whispering things to me into the evening, follow the sun as the colors left this world, seems to me that I'm definitely hearing the best that I've heard...

3. As I walk along I wonder what went wrong with our love a love that was so strong - 1/2 credit to DM for getting the title "Runaway". Who is it by?

5. I keep hearing you're concerned about my happiness, but all that thought you're giving me is conscious I guess, if I were walking in your shoes I wouldn't worry none, while you and your friends are worrying about me I'm having lots of fun...

8. Winners, losers, small time misusers, do what they must on their own

9. I'll give you the best I can give you baby, that's all I can give, we'll live it the best we can live it baby, as long as we live

12. Someone told me long ago, there's a calm before the storm, I know, it's been coming for some time - CCR, what's the title? DM 1/2 point

13. When the rain is blowing in your face, and the whole world is on your case, I would offer you a warm embrace

14. You and me we were the pretenders, we let it all slip away, in the end what you don't surrender, well the world just strips away

16. Aaaah hey! Oh yeah baby. Like a fool I went and stayed too long, now I'm wondering if your love's still strong

17. Fearless people, careless needle, harsh words spoken, and lives are broken; thoughts for ages, help me I'm fading, heaven's waiting, it's time to move on

20. We got something we both know it we don't talk too much about it, ain't no big secret all the same but somehow we get around it

24. Her face is a map of the world, is a map of the world, you can see she's a beautiful girl, a beautiful girl, and everything around her is a silver pool of light, people who surround her feel the benefit of it, it makes you calm, she holds you captivated in her palm - KT Tunstall, what's the title? 1/2 point to DM

29. They put a parking lot on a piece of land, where the supermarket used to stand, before that they put up a bowling alley, on the site that used to be the local palias - Not a trick question. I have both versions.

31. When I was a young boy, my mother said to me, there's one girl in the whole world for you and she probably lives in Tahiti

32. Talking to myself and feeling alone, sometimes I'd like to quit, nothing seems to fit, hanging around, nothing to do but frown

33. Oh, why you look so sad, the tears are in your eyes, come on and come to me now, don't be ashamed to cry, let me see you through, cause I've seen the dark side too

34. Take me now baby here as I am, pull me close try to understand, I work all day out in the hot sun, stay with me now til the morning comes

35. I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time, I keep the ends out for the tie that binds

37. There you go and baby here I am, well you left me here so I could sit and cry, golly gee what have you done to me,

39. Once upon a time, once when you were mine, I remember skies, reflected in your eyes, I wonder where you are, I wonder if you think about me, once upon a time - Moody Blues, what is the title? 1/2 point to DM

40. Well my heart knows me better than I know myself, so I'm gonna let it do all the talking, I came across a place in the middle of nowhere

1. Summer has come and past, the innocent can never last - "Wake Me Up When September Ends", Green Day (DM got it right!)
4. Give me a ticket for an aeroplane, I ain't time to take no fast train, oh the lonely days are gone, I'm coming home - "The Letter" Joe Cocker - Yea DM! (Granted she said it was #5, but we'll give it to her)
6. You know that it would be untrue, you know that I would be a liar, if I was to say to you, girl we couldn't get much higher - "Light My Fire", The Doors (Go DM!)
7. When the night has come and the land is dark and the moon is the only light you see - "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King - 1/2 point to DM, 1/2 point to Teri! I would have also accepted the John Lennon cover version.
10. See the stone set in your eyes, see the thorn twist in your side, I'll wait for you - "With or Without You," by U2. Way to go Teri!
11. A man walks down the street he says why am I soft in the middle now why soft in the middle the rest of my life's so hard - "You Can Call Me Al", Paul Simon (DM got it!)
15. Shadows grow so long before my eyes, and they're moving across the page, suddenly the day turns into night, far away from the city, but don't hesitate 'cuz your love won't wait - Awesome job Teri! It is "Baby, I Love Your Way," by Peter Frampton! You are amazing to get this one!
18. Well a man come on the six o' clock news, says somebody been shot, somebody been abused, somebody blew up a building, somebody stole a car, somebody got away, somebody didn't get too far - Tobey Keith & Willie Nelson, "Beer for my Horses" point to DM!
19. What is happening here, something's going on that's not quite clear, somebody turn on the lights, we're going to have a party starting toniiiiiight - Teri is really good at the hard ones! This is "Dancing on the Ceiling," by Lionel Richie!
21. All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standing here outside your door, I hate to wake you up to say goodbye - "Leaving on a Jet Plane", DM said John Denver (who I think was the original. I have the Peter, Paul & Mary version) - 1 point awarded
22. Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train; and I's feeling nearly as faded as my jeans - "Me and Bobby McGee", Janis Joplin - Point to DM
23. There's a port on a western bay, and it serves a hundred ships a day, lonely sailors pass the time away, and talk about their homes - "Brandy", Looking Glass - Go DM!
25. Who's gonna tell you when it's too late? Who's gonna tell you things aren't so great? You can't go on thinking nothing's wrong - "Drive", The Cars, W00T to DM!
26. I had a friend, was a big baseball player, back in high school, he could throw that speed ball by you, make you look like a fool, saw him the other night at this roadside bar, I was walking in, he was walking out, we went back inside, sat down, had a few drinks - "Glory Days", by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen - point for DM
27. Put on my blue suede shoes and boarded the plane, touched down in the land of the Delta blues in the middle of the pouring rain, W.C. Handy won't you look down over me, yeah I got a first class ticket, but I'm blue as a boy can be - "Walkin' in Memphis", Marc Cohn, go Dana!
28. Jeremiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine, never understood a word he said, but I helped him drink his wine, he always had some mighty fine wine - "Joy to the World", 3 Dog Night, Go DM!
30. What you want, baby I got it, what you need, you know I got it, all I'm asking is for a little ... - Go Teri! This is "Respect" by Aretha Franklin!
36. I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window, I saw the flickering of love on her blind, she was my woman, as she deceived me, I watched and went out of my mind - "Delilah", Tom Jones, DM gets a point!
38. I used to hang out down at Jack's pool hall, you go down there don't do nothing at all, you wanted to play some cards there was a game in the back, if you wanted a shot of something you went and talked to Jack - "Rack 'Em Up", Jonny Lang, Nice one DM!

Dana's sitting at 16 1/2 points right now. Teri has 4 1/2 (and got some pretty hard ones!). Anyone care to join in the fun? The winner will receive an original brooksba item! (Hint, most likely a picture in a frame)

I'll post the answers next Monday (after the cable gets set up at the new place.)