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The pre-Detour Carbon quiz

Well, people had enough fun with this that they want me to do it again. So here we go...

1. Here comes Johnny singin' oldies, goldies/Be-bop a lua, tell me what I say/Here come Johnny singin' "I got a woman/Down in the tunnels tryin' to make it pay"

2. Twenty five tons of hardened steel/rolls on no ordinary wheel/Inside the armored car/ride two big armed guards

3. I won't dance, don't ask me/ I won't dance, don't ask me/ I won't dance, Madame, with you/ My heart won't let my feet do things they should do

4. This week dragged past me so slowly/ The days fell on their knees/ Maybe I'll take something to help me/ Hope someone takes after me

5. Getting ready to rock/ Getting ready to roll/ I'm gonna turn up the heat/ I'm gonna fire up the coal

6. Baby's awake now/ baby can do things/ Ready to shake her chassis/ Baby has got new swing

7. Backword words, he got em/ Shut up, I'm talking/ This time, you'll listen/ But when I look at you you're forgiven

8. What's all that commotion going on?/ The boy in the back on his second attack wants his baby back./ Wants his baby back./ What's all that commotion that you hear?

9. I count the number a cardinal compound of one/ 999 is the number thought up/ Simple arithmetic, counting to 10/ You count from number one and reach zero again

10. Haven't seen you in quite a while/ I was down the hold just passing time/ Last time we met was a low-lit room/ We were as close together as a bride and groom

11. From the pain come the dream/ From the dream come the vision /From the vision come the people/ From the people come the power

12. Walking down Main Street/ Getting to know the concrete/ Looking for a purpose/ From the neon sign

13. With her killer graces and her secret places that no boy can fill/ With her hands on her hips/ Oh and that smile on her lips/ Because she knows that it kills me

14. All is quiet on New Year's Day/ A world in white gets underway/ I want to be with you/
Be with you night and day

15. Adjectives on the typewriter/ He moves his words like a prizefighter/ The frenzied pace of the mind inside the cell/ The man on the street might just as well be

16. My Rio, Rio by the Sea-o/ Flying down to Rio where there's rhythm and rhyme/ Hey feller, twirl that old propeller/ Got to get to Rio and we've got to make time

17. If the days seem dark and sour/ Distance surrounds you/ Keep your head above the clouds/ Try to push up through

18. In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream/ At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines/ Sprung from cages out on highway 9
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin' out over the line

19. Don't know why/ There's no sun up in the sky/ Stormy weather/ Since my man and I ain't together

20. I went down to that river/ My love was there with child/ I went down to that river/ My love was there with child

21. When they turn the pages of history/ When these days have passed long ago/ Will they read of us with sadness/ For the seeds that we let grow?

22. Woven in the surface a premonition of a land erupting/ a sparkling occasion of a city crashdown! overhead/ Revolv'n in a whirlpool a drag-o-rama walk'n on the/ sidewalk so let me see ya howl'n through the keyhole

23. Living after midnight/ Rockin' to the dawn/ Lovin' 'til the morning/ Then I'm gone, I'm gone

24. Stars live in the evening/ But the very young need the sun (uh-huh) /Pretty baby, you look so heavenly/ A neo nebula from under the sun

25. If I could just keep my stupid mind together/ Send my thoughts across the land for you to see/ The sun drags locomotives to the ocean/ No one knows this like I do.

I hit three instrumentals and four songs from the earlier post, partially because tatsmaru insisted she could get the songs from the musicals and didn't want me to take it down a notch by just pickin' from the rock n' roll - which has a lot of country in it anyway. So have at it and have fun!



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 14th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
1) Dire Straits, "Walk of Life"
Mar. 14th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Yup. I'm really interested in seeing whether anyone gets 3, 6, 9, 11, 17 and 22. I figure either tatsmaru or windelina will get 16 and 19 because they're so damn obvious, but I had to dig real hard to find the lyrics for some of these and transcribe a couple of them because there ain't no source that Google can find. Bwa-ha-ha!
Mar. 14th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
12) Tear Stained Eye, Son Volt.

Heh. I used to cover that song so I had to take it.
Mar. 14th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
I should have guessed you might know that one. But do you know #20?
Mar. 14th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
I'll take the easy ones, as usual.

2. The Hardest Part by recent Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Blondie.

11. New Years Day -U2

19. Stormy Weather - (Lena Horne?)
Mar. 14th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
You get 2 and a half - the vocals on #19 are by Lee Wiley, not Lena Horne, but it was a good guess.
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