Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lyrics Quiz: Mystery Theme 2

A Lyrics Quiz with a Mystery Theme from Eric. I don't know a single one of these, so don't ask me.

  1. He's got greasy hair, greasy smile, He says, "Lord this must be my destination".
  2. Although I laugh and I act like a clown, Beneath this mask I am wearing a frown.
  3. He wants to dream like a young man, With the wisdom of an old man. He wants his home and security, He wants to live like a sailor at sea.
  4. Unlucky in love, least that's what they say. He lost his head, And he gambled his heart away. He still keeps searching, Though there's nothing left. Staked his heart and lost, Now he has to pay the cost.
  5. That must have been lust, I was living in style, When the walls fell in, When I played my hand, I looked like a joker. Turn around. Fate must have woke her. 'Cause lady luck she was Waiting outside the door.
  6. Another dark night, in the city,
    And my prospects lookin' thin.
    The survival of the fittest
    Is the law, in the world that I live in.

    I was not born, to be a fighter
    But now's the time I have to learn
    To keep my head, above the water
    Gotta play with fire, but not get burned.

    I gotta stand up, I gotta face it
    Don't want to lose it
    I want to taste it while it's hot
    Don't want to waste it, I need it so bad.

"Hint - Theme is a lyric from song number 1, but not the title."


Shell said...

1. Pink Houses - Mellencamp
2. Tears of a Clown - Smokey
3. Unknown - Bob Seger
4. Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
5. Winning - Santanta
6. ??

Pat said...

Shell, Eric says you're right on #1, #3 ("Beautiful Loser"), #4 and #5. #2 is the Beatles, "I'm A Loser" (can't believe you of all people didn't get that), and #6 is Foreigner, "I'm Gonna Win".

I think I see the theme now. I'll add:

7. They got a name for the winners in the world. I want a name when I lose.
8. In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey. Butane in my veins so I'm out to get the junkie.
9. I don't wanna talk about the things we've gone through. Though it's hurting me, now it's history.
10. And how could I ever refuse? I feel like I win when I lose.

Shell said...

Pat's quiz addendum
7. Deacon Blues - SD
8. Loser - Beck
9. ??
10. Waterloo - Abba

Pat said...

#9 is also Abba, "The Winner Takes It All".