Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lyrics Quiz: Save

Here's one I've been "saving" up. #1-7 have "Save" or "Saving" in the title. #8-12 don't.

  1. "And you wanted to dance, so I asked you to dance. But fear is in your soul. Some people call it a one night stand. But we can call it paradise."
  2. "We try to hustle them, try to bustle them, try to cuss them. The cops want someone to bust down on Orleans Avenue."
  3. "When I think of those East End lights, muggy nights. The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs. Prima Donna. Lord, you really should have been there. Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair."
  4. "Sooner or later, your legs give way, you hit the ground."
  5. "Its not very easy, living all alone. My friends try and tell me, find a man of my own. But each time I try, I just break down and cry, 'cause Id rather be home feeling blue."
  6. "Go on and close the curtains, 'cause all we need is candle light. You and me and a bottle of wine. Going to hold you tonight. Well we know I'm going away, and how I wish, I wish it weren't so. So take this wine and drink with me. Let's delay our misery."
  7. "Though it hurts to go away, it's impossible to stay. But there's one thing I must say before I go. I love You (I love you). You know." (Video clue)
  8. "There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don't know how. Because maybe you're gonna be the one who saves me."
  9. "Jack, he is a banker. And Jane, she is a clerk. And both of them save their money when they come home from work."
  10. "And some have sailed from a distant shore. And the company takes what the company wants. And nothing's as precious as a hole in the ground. Who's gonna save me?" (Not "Who's gonna shave me?" as some thought at the time.)
  11. "Like a worm on a hook. Like a knight from some old fashioned book. I have saved all my ribbons for thee."
  12. "Don’t help me - I can save myself. If I’m incomplete, don’t fill the gaps. Save me from the people who would save me from myself."

Bonus: The Triffids, "Save What You Can" video.
Well it doesn't look much like we'll see the New Year,
'Cos all the bright young faces are here.
And I can't see us rising to their occasion any more.
No, not their Christmas cheer.

Time is against us, even love conspires to disgrace us.
And with things being what they are ...
Yes and things being what they are

Oh my friend, we used to walk in the flames.
Now somebody's taken my arms.
The shadows are taller, you're missing your halo.
With your face in the half-light you look like a stranger.

You made me catch my breath just then,
You made me catch my breath.
Is that you... is that still you?

If you cannot run, then crawl.
If you can leave, then leave it all.
If you don't get caught, then steal it all.
If you don't get caught, then steal it all.
Steal it all.

The final time we touch,
I watch as you enter the church.
You turn and you wave, then you kneel and you pray.
And you save of yourself what you can save.

If you cannot run, then crawl.
If you can leave, then leave it all.
If you don't get caught, then steal it all.
If you don't get caught, then steal it all.
Steal it all.

And between ourselves, and the end at hand,
Save what you can.

(Official website)

1 comment:

Pat said...

1. Duran Duran, "Save A Prayer"
2. Jewel, "Who Will Save Your Soul?"
3. Elton John, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"
4. The Beat, "Save It For Later"
5. Whitney Houston, "Saving All My Love For You"
6. Eagle Eye Cherry, "Save Tonight"
7. Brotherhood Of Man, "Save All Your Kisses For Me"
8. Oasis, "Wonderwall"
9. Velvet Underground, "Sweet Jane"
10. Midnight Oil, "Blue Sky Mine"
11. Leonard Cohen, "Bird On A Wire"
12. Gang Of Four, "Muscles For Brains"