Lyrics answers

You all failed. Except Lex, who got four out of five.

  1. She lives in the place in the side of our lives where nothing is ever put straight – Pretty in Pink, Psychedelic Furs
  2. We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town, beep beep – Fashion, David Bowie
  3. You’re honorable, more honorable than me – Exhuming McCarthy, R.E.M.
  4. I ditched my lecture to watch the girls play soccer – Going Away to College, Blink 182
  5. How can this power be bought and sold? – Powerline, Husker Du

#1 is probably tough without hearing it. #2 should’ve been easy, and #4 wasn’t much harder. #3 requires you to be an early-R.E.M. collector, and #5 was admittedly next to impossible.

Let’s try some more:

  1. Steal a little and they throw you in jail / steal a lot and they make you a king. (Yes, that one’s hard, but partial credit if you think about who might’ve written it and come up with the writer without knowing the song)
  2. I try to discover a little something to make me sweeter (Easy!)
  3. This was a Pizza Hut / Now it’s all covered with daisies (Easier!)
  4. They’ve got to catch me if they want me to hang (Try screaming it)
  5. I wonder if we’ll meet again, talk about life since then, talk about why did it end (Moderately hard)

4 thoughts on “Lyrics answers

  1. Eh. The first three were all right in my wheelhouse, time-of-life-wise. The Blink 182 cut I knew because I’ve listened to that CD more in the past few years than any other I’ve bought, which both surprises and doesn’t surprise me. And I never listened to Husker Du for the lyrics. 😉

  2. 1) Dylan, “Sweetheart Like You,” another one from my time-of-life wheelhouse.

    2) No idea.

    3) Heads, “Nothing But Flowers”

    4) AC/DC, “Back in Black” (possibly the greatest heavy-metal album ever recorded besides GNR’s “Appetite”)

    5) No idea.

  3. I’m sad to say that I knew none but happy to say that now I know all of them thanks to Google and about a zillion teenagers blogging their heats out. The end.

  4. Can’t believe no one knew #2 – “A Little Respect” by Erasure. Great song.

    I also like the Wheatus version.

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