Monday, May 22, 2006

Lyrics Quiz: Streets

Lyrics quiz. #1-#5 refer to a street in the lyrics, #6-#10 have "Street", "Road" or "Avenue" in the song title.

  1. We live on Morgan Street, just ten feet between. And his mother, I never see her, but her screams and curses, I hear them every day.
  2. It's four in the morning, the end of December. I'm writing you now just to see if you're better. New York is cold, but I like where I'm living. There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
  3. A small kid stands by the Lincoln Tunnel. He’s selling plastic roses for a buck. The traffic’s backed up to 39th Street. The TV whores are calling the cops out for a suck.
  4. You live in a fancy apartment, off the Boulevard Saint-Michel, where you keep your Rolling Stones records, and a friend of Sacha Distel, yes you do.
  5. I put my foot flat down on the floor. I took it as far as I could. I took it down there to Sheridan Street, by the dark wood.
  6. Workin' so hard like a soldier. Can't afford a thing on TV. Deep in my heart I am warrior. Can't get food for them kids.
  7. So just pull on your hair. Just pull on your pout. And let's move to the beat, like we know that it's over.
  8. I'm gonna drive my daddy's Thunderbird. A white rad ride, '66 ('67), so glam it's absurd. I'm gonna put her in the back seat, and drive her 2 ... Tennessee.
  9. You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here. He only came to town about twice a year. He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line. Everybody knew that he made moonshine.
  10. I was looking for a rhyme for the New York Times when I sensed I was not alone. She said do you know how to spell 'audaciously'? I could tell I was in luck.

(I have to admit that I always thought #6 said, "Deep in my heart I abhor you.")


Shell said...

1. ?
2. ?
3. Dirty Boulevard - Lou Reed
4. ?
5. ?
6. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
(I also thought he said "abhor")
7. Fascination Street - The Cure
8. ?
9. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
10. ?

Shell said...

And a few more:
1. He's got a dream about buying some land, he's gonna give up the booze and the one night stands.
2. When the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band, from the coastline to the cities all the little pretties raised their hands.
3. Well we know where we're going, but we don't know where we've been. And we know what we're knowing, but we can't say what we've seen.
4. When are you gonna come down, when are you going to land? I should have stayed on the farm, I should have listened to my old man.
5. The city's aflood, and our love turns to rust. We're beaten and blown by the wind, trampled in dust.

Pat said...

Shell and Eric also thought it was "abhor you". And we're not the only ones.

Shell's lyrics:
1. ?
2. Bruce Springsteen, forget the title (not "Thunder Road")
3. Talking Heads, "Road To Nowhere"
4. Elton John, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
5. U2, "Where The Streets Have No Name"

Eric said...

Numbers 1 & 2 on Shell's list were the first two I thought of (that shouldn't surprise you, Pat) to add to the list.

Number 1 is Gerry Raffery, Baker St.

Number 2 is 10th Avenue Freeze Out. But thanks for narrowing it down to 999 songs by eliminating Thunder Road.

Pat said...

Answers to original 10:

1. 10,000 Maniacs, "What's The Matter Here?"
2. Leonard Cohen, "Famous Blue Raincoat"
3. Lou Reed, "Dirty Blvd"
4. Peter Sarstedt, "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)"
5. The Go-Betweens, "Life Goes On"
6. Eddy Grant, "Electric Avenue"
7. The Cure, "Fascination Street"
8. Prince, "Alphabet Street"
9. Steve Earle, "Copperhead Road"
10. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, "Charlotte Street"