Friday Lyriz QuizBack in the hometown after a great four-day weekend in NOLA, land of great seafood (both boiled and fried), Abita beer (both draft and bottled), the original “snowball,” the Sazarac, and other tasty treats.  I also saw 20 of my relatives and my parents, who were down at the same time from Cleveland.  We ratted the streets in the 95-degree heat, ate too much, reveled in the city’s resilience, and appreciated air conditioning.

But enough about me.  Last week was a theme so this week is a non-theme.  Just popular music singles from the beginning of the rock era (1955) through now.  Dear God, the rock era is 55 years old.  Hail, hail rock and roll.

Got answers? Send them my way.

Friday Lyric Quiz – #384

1. “You can spend all your time making money; you can spend all your love making time” (mid-70s)

2. “And truth be told, I miss you, and truth be told, I’m lying” (late-00s)

3. “Tell me, in a world without pity, do you think what I’m asking’s too much” (early 90s)

4. “Scanning life through the picture window, she finds the slinky vagabond” (mid-70s)

5. “Give me anything, even sympathy, there’s a chance you could be right” (early 80s)

6. “Cause when the roof caved in and the truth came out, I just didn’t know what to do” (late 00s)

7. “Right from the start, I gave you my heart” (mid-70s)

8. “I fell for you like a child, oh, but the fire went wild” (early 60s)

9. “We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday.  In the bar that faces the giant car wash” (mid-90s)

10. “And the soul, afraid of dying, that never learns to live” (early 80s)

Answers: Friday Lyric Quiz – #383

1. “To keeping silence, I resigned, my friends would think I was a nut” (late ’70s)
Solsbury Hill, Peter Gabriel

2. “Would you want to see, if seeing meant that you would have to believe” (mid-’90s)
One of Us, Joan Osbourne

3. “Well i never lived the dream of the prom kings and the drama queens, I’d like to think the best of me still had it up my sleeve” (early ’00s)
No Such Thing, John Mayer

4. “They print my message in the Saturday Sun, I had to tell them I ain’t second to none” (early ’90s)
Black or White, Michael Jackson

5. “It’s poetry in motion, and now she’s making love to me” (early ’80s)
She Blinded Me With Science, Thomas Dolby

6. “And you know … oh girl, that I’m not shy. I’m glad you picked up on my telepathy, now” (mid-’80s)
Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott

7. “Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man” (early ’70s)
Theme from “Shaft,” Isaac Hayes

8. ” A slim chance in tight pants is what you are” (late ’80s)
Don’t Shed a Tear, Paul Carrack

9. “Too strong for too long, and I’ll be waiting up until you get home” (mid-’00s)
Be Without You, Mary J. Blige

10. “Now security, they did not see him, they just hovered round his tomb” (early ’90s)
Walking in Memphis, Marc Cohn (cheated a bit here … Marc = Mark)