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Song lyrics quiz - Mr Waterproof
March 19th, 2009
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Song lyrics quiz
Following a meme on [info]stormwreath 's journal, here is my song lyrics quiz
The songs were selected by creating a random playlist on iTunes made up of songs I've selected for other playlists. They are fairly representative of my musical tastes but there are some you might not expect if you know me.

Post your answers in a comment


1.      I’ve been away so long I may go wrong and lose my way.

2.      There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed.

3.      It was the third of September, that day I’ll always remember.

4.      He came dancing across the water with his galleons and guns.

5.      Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime.

6.      Racing through my brain, and I just can’t contain this feeling that remains.

7.      She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge, she studied sculpture at St Martin’s College.

8.      One child grows up to be somebody that just loves to learn.

9.      I can no longer shop happily. I came in here for the special offer, guaranteed personality.

10.   I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw in the time of my life.

11.   I know it’s going to make it that much better when we can say goodnight and stay together.

12.   Watching it rise, tattooed fingers shy away from me. Voices voices mesmerise.

13.   I’ve heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord.

14.   Oh, the heads that turn make my back burn.

15.   Look out of your windows watch the skies, read all the instructions with bright blue eyes.

16.   Listen now to what I say: Just get an electric guitar and take some time and learn how to play.

17.   I’m so tired of playing, playing with this bow and arrow.

18.   I’ve got a feeling in side of me, it’s kind of strange like a stormy sea.

19.   Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick and think of you.

20.   Buddy you’re a boy, make a big noise, playing in the street, going to be a big man some day.

And Stephen, you have to guess which version of number 13 it was

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Date:March 19th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
Well, I only got three of them. Je suck, as Buffy would say.

2. The Beatles, In My Life
5. Lou Reed, Walk On The Wild Side
9. The Clash, Lost In The Supermarket (I thought it was the Buzzcocks at first, then remembered it was the Clash)

Afraid I don't know 13 at all - although it sounds as if it should be a line from a lost verse of 'American Pie'.
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Date:March 19th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Leonard Cohen would love to hear that....
Date:March 19th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
2 and 9 are correct. 5 is wrong. Its actually Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
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Date:March 19th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Hello! I've come here via Stephen's journal.

I know #13 and hope it's Jeff Buckley's cover because it's the best, yet I'm more a fan of Rufus Wainwright.
Date:March 19th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Actually I have both Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright's version on my iTunes, but it was Rufus that came up in the random selection
Date:March 20th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
So here are your answers

Do You Know The Way To San Jose Dionne Warwick
In My Life The Beatles
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (Single Version) The Temptations
Cortez The Killer Neil Young
Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
There She Goes The La's
Common People Pulp
Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone
Lost in the Supermarket The Clash
Time To Pretend MGMT
Wouldn't It Be Nice The Beach Boys
Pissing In A River The Patti Smith Group
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley/Rufus Wainwright/Alexandra Burke/Katherine Jenkins/Willie Nelson etc etc
She Sells Sanctuary The Cult
51st State New Model Army
So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star The Byrds
Glory Box Portishead
New Rose The Damned
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
We Will Rock You Queen

And here is a link to the Spotify version (including 2 different covers)


I stongly recommend Spotify if you haven't already joined: free music, no catch, fewer adverts than you'd get on a commercial radio station
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