Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lyrics Quiz - Answered

Tosy and Cosh readers did very well. Below, in green, are the ones you didn't get:

Post your answers in the comments!!!

1. "There's a saying old, says that love is blind/Still we're often told, seek and you shall find"
"Someone to Watch Over Me" - George and Ira Gershwin

2. "Someday, maybe, all my dreams will be repaid./Heck, I'd even play the maid/To be in a show."
"Broadway Baby" - Sondheim

3. "Well I'm gonna raise a fuss, and I'm gonna raise a holler/About workin' all summer, just tryin' to earn a dollar"
"Summertime Blues" - Eddie Cochrane

4. "I loved you since I knew ya/I wouldn't talk down to ya/I have to tell you just how I feel/I won't share you with another boy"
"Roxane" - The Police

5. "Strong wind destroy our home/Many dead, tonight it could be you"
"Homeless" - Paul Simon

6. "They all said we'd never get together, darling, let's take a bow/For ho, ho, ho! Who's got the last laugh?/Hee, hee, hee! Let's at the past laugh,/Ha, ha, ha! Who's got the last laugh now? "
"They All Laughed" - George and Ira Gershwin

7. "The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense/Take what you have gathered from coincidence."
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" - Bob Dylan

8. "All the late night bargains have been struck/Between the satin beaus and their belles/And prehistoric garbage trucks/Have the city to themselves"
"Your Latest Trick" - Dire Straits

9. "Who dries your eyes when you cry real tears?/Who knows or cares what imitation is?/Only you do"
"Tear Off Your Own Head" - Elvis Costello

10. "If you are confused check with the sun/Carry a compass to help you along/Your feet are going to be on the ground/Your head is there to move you around"
"Stand" - REM

11. "Now, try your best to stay calm/Brush up your Sunday salaam/Then come and meet his spectacular coterie"
"Prince Ali" - Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

12. "Oh my love, it's a long way we've come/From the freckled hills to the steel and glass canyons"
"The Hands That Built America" - U2

13. "The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast/The slow one now, will later be fast"
"The Times They Are A-Changing" - Bob Dylan

14. "You sit around getting old, there's a joke here somewhere and its on me/Ill shake this world off my shoulders, come baby this laughs on me"
"Dancing in the Dark" - Bruce Springsteen

15. "The sex you're trading up for, what you hope is love/Is just another thing that, he'll be careless of"
"You Do" - Aimee Mann

16. "I've kicked the habit/Shed my skin/This is the new stuff/I go dancing in, we go dancing in"
"Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel

17. "I got up to wash my face/When I come back to bed/Someone's taken my place"
"Cecelia" - Simon & Garfunkel

18. "I know how it feels to have wings on your heels/And to fly down the street in a trance/You fly down a street on the chance that you meet/And you meet -- not really by chance."
"Hello Young Lovers" - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

19. "Put down the knitting/The book and the broom/Time for a holiday"
"Cabaret" - John Kander and Fred Ebb

20. "That song is sung out/This bell is rung out/She was the light that I'd bless/She took my last chance at happiness"
"God Give Me Strength" - Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello

Until Whenever

16 comments:

bill said...

A bunch sound familiar, but so far only two:

3. "Summer Time Blues"

4. "Roxanne"

bill said...

Mrs. Soquoted adds "Stand" by REM for #10

Roger Green said...

I'm going to bed and ponder this, because they DO seem familiar.

#5 is Homeless by Paul Simon.

Roger Green said...

Now I'm REALLY going to bed. 1. Gershwin - someone to Watch Over Me (done by Sinatra, Ronstadt and a number of others).

bill said...

I think #8 is a Dire Straits song. No idea which one

Tosy And Cosh said...

bill - you are right with #8 so far. . .

Lauren said...

11 is Prince Ali from Aladdin.

17 is Cecilia

19 is Caberet

tedhouseman said...

14. Bruce Springsteen- Dancing in the Dark

16. Peter Gabriel- Sledgehammer

Marsha said...

20 is "G-d Give me Strength" by Burt bacharach and Elvis Costello (from the movie "Grace of my heart")

18. "Hello Young Lovers" from the King and I

16. "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel

14. "Dancing in the Dark" by Springsteen

Tosy And Cosh said...

Only eight left!!

Genevieve said...

2. "Broadway Baby," but I don't know who it's by. I have it on a DVD with a great performance by Daisy Eagan, not too long after her Tony for "The Secret Garden".

Roger Green said...

Boy, I wish I'd gotten back sooner; stuff I should have gotten, esp. Cecelia. OK, there's always a U2 song: 12- Hands that built America.

Roger Green said...

6. I own this song- it's Ella, it's Sinatra. I can hum the tune. What the heck is the TITLE? I assume it's not "Who's got the last laugh now?"

Tosy And Cosh said...

So close. The title is used at the beginning of each couplet.

kagoo said...

#6. They All Laughed. (Sung by Fred to Ginger in Shall We Dance. It's Gershwin.)

# 13. The Times They Are A-Changin' -- Bob Dylan

The divine Mr. Sondheim wrote Broadway Baby.

Roger Green said...

Well, I COULD have gone and Googled it, or looked in my collection. They All Laughed. Yeah, that's it... (sigh)