Thursday, March 15, 2007

Lyrics Quiz: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Edition

This past Monday, five new artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and so with this month’s Lyrics Quiz I thought I would look back at the past inductees. I have taken my favorite Hall of Famer from each induction class and taken a lyric from my favorite song of theirs in order of their induction. Since there have only been twenty-two ceremonies, I back loaded the most recent inductees. As always leave your guesses in the comment section, both song title and artist. If you are correct, I will un-bold the lyric and give you credit. The person with the most correct lyrics will be added to the Winner’s list on my sidebar. Now on to the lyrics:

1. Oh let our love survive or dry the tears from your eyes. Let’s don’t let a good thing die when honey, you know I’ve never lied to you. (Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley; guessed by Rosemarie)
2. Ah things ain't what they used to be, no, no. Oil wasted on the ocean and upon our seas, fish full of mercury. (Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye; guessed by Rosemarie)
3. I may not always love you but long as there are stars above you, you never need to doubt it. I’ll make you so sure about it. (God Only Knows - The Beach Boys - guessed by Kristi)
4. Thirteen month old baby. Broke the lookin’ glass. Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past. (Superstition - Stevie Wonder; guessed by Rosemarie)
5. Laughing on the bus. Playing games with the faces. She said, “The man in the gabardine suit was a spy.” I said, “Be careful his bowtie is really a camera.” (America - Simon and Garfunkel; guessed by Kristi)
6. There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner who would hurt all mankind just to save his own. Believe me now. Have pity on those whose chance has grown thinner ‘cause there is no hiding place against the kingdom’s throne. (People Get Ready - The Immpressions; guessed by Tony)
7. The judge said, “Son, what is your alibi? If you were somewhere else then you won’t have to die.” I spoke not a world though it meant my life. I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife. (Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash; guessed by Tony)
8. I hear hurricanes a blowing. I know the end is coming soon. I fear rivers overflowing. I hear the voice of rage and ruin. (Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival; guessed by Rosemarie)
9. Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships. (Redemption Song - Bob Marley; guessed by Kristi)
10. Heard you told him, yes baby, that you'd love him till the end of time. Well you know, that's the same thing that you told me, well, it seems like just the other day. ((Ain't it) Funny How Time Slips Away - Al Green; guessed by Tony)
11. Did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage? (Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd; guessed by Dara)
12. I have been around the world, lookin’ for that woman/girl who knows love can endure. And you know it will. (Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, and Nash; guessed by Kristi)
13. There she stood in the doorway, heard the mission bell. I was thinking to myself, “This could be Heaven or this could be Hell.” (Hotel California - The Eagles; guessed by Slaygal1981)
14. Sometimes it’s like somebody took a knife, baby, edgy ands dull, and put a six inch valley in the middle of my skull. (I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen; guessed by Dara)
15. If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out… If you wanna get down, down on the ground. (Cocaine - Eric Clapton; guessed by Kristi)
16. Left alone with big fat Fanny, she was such a naughty nanny. Heap big woman you made a bad boy out of me. (Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen; guessed by Slaygirl1981)
17. Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks? (Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes; guessed by Monique)
18. Do I have to tell the story of a thousand rainy days since we first met? It’s a big enough umbrella but it’s always me that ends up getting wet. (Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police; guessed by Dara)
19. I asked if she wanted 2 dance and she said all she wanted was a good man and wanted 2 know if I thought I was qualified, yeah. And I said, baby don't waste your time, I know what's on your mind. I may be qualified 4 a one night stand. (I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man - Prince; guessed by Dara)
20. You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold. You say you want your story to remain untold. But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave. (All I Want Is You - U2; guessed by Dara)
21. Now Watergate doesn’t bother me, does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth. (Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd; guessed by Dara)
22. My brother's doin’ fast, on my mother's TV. Says she watches too much, it's just not healthy, All My Children in the daytime, "Dallas" at night, can’t even see the game or the Sugar Ray fight. (The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
23. Yeah we’re runnin’ a little bit hot tonight. I can barely see the road from the heat coming off of it. Reach down in between my legs, ease the seat back. (Panama - Van Halen; guessed by Dara)
24. Try and understand, desire is hunger is the fire I breathe. Love is a banquet on which we feed. (Because the Night - Patti Smith; guessed by Dara)
25. September's coming soon. I'm pining for the moon. And what if there were two side by side in orbit around the fairest sun? (Nightswimming - R.E.M.; guessed by Dara)

On a side note, I’d be remised to mention that this is my 700th post here at the 9th Green. Hooray for me. Although though it looks, for the second straight year blogiversary came and went with myself forgetting once again. Of course I am a guy so I tend to forget things like that.


  1. 13. There she stood in the doorway, heard the mission bell. I was thinking to myself, “This could be Heaven or this could be Hell.”

    Hotel Califonia, Eagles

  2. 16. Left alone with big fat Fanny, she was such a naughty nanny. Heap big woman you made a bad boy out of me

    Fat Bottomed Girls, Queen

  3. 11. Wish you Were Here, Pink Floyd
    14. I'm On Fire, Bruce Springsteen
    18. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, The Police
    20. All I Want Is You, U2
    21. Sweet home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
    23. Panama, Van Halen
    24. Because The Night, Patti Smith

  4. 19. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man, Prince
    25. Nightswimming, R.E.M.

    Sometimes I just need to start singing them, and they come to me.

  5. Man this is hard.

    17. "Shaft" by Isaac Hayes

  6. YAY, SCOOTER on your bloggerversary! That's my Scooter fan comment, and now on to lyrics!

    1. Suspicious Minds; Elvis Presley

    2. What's Goin' On?; Marvin Gaye

    4. Superstitious; Stevie Wonder

    8. There's a Bad Moon on the Rise; Creedence Clearwater Revival

    12. Suite Judy Blue Eyes; Crosby, Stills and Nash

    Fond Fan Regards from RosieS of Testimonials by Rosie

  7. Rosemarie, you got the correct artist for number 12 but the lyric is to a different song.

  8. 3. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

    5. America by Simon and Garfunkel

    8. Redemption Song by Bob Marley and the Wailers

    12. Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

    15. Cocaine by Eric Clapton

  9. 6. Curtis Mayfield – People Get Ready
    7. Johnny Cash – Long Black Veil
    10. Al Green – Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away
    22. Grandmaster Flash – The Message