I consider the rebirth of these quizzes just that – a clean slate. Mostly because I can’t bear the thought of opening my years-old, thousands-row deep spreadsheet that detailed and documented all the songs and artists and themes of years past. For those of you around since the beginning, thank you and I hope unoriginal themes aren’t too familiar to be challenging or fun.

That said, without further ado, I re-introduce our lyrical trip through the alphabet. All of today’s song titles begin with an “A.”  For example, “Angel Eyes” or “Another Brick in the Wall.”  Not for example “A Reason to Believe” or “An Innocent Man.” Good luck and as always, happy Friday.

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Friday Lyric Quiz – #393

1.     “I can’t escape this Hell, so many times I’ve tried. But I’m still caged inside” (mid-00s)

2.     “Well, our fathers fought the Second World War, spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore” (early 80s)

3.     “And it won’t matter now, whatever happens will be.” (early 90s)

4.     “I don’t think I can hide, what I’m feeling inside … another day, knowing I love you” (mid-80s)

5.     “Pretend he procrastinated, had no motivation, pretend he just made excuses that were so paper thin”(early 2010s)

6.     “The wild dogs cry out in the night as they grow restless longing for some solitary company” (early 80s)

7.     “You see the signs, but you can`t read, you`re running at a different speed” (mid-80s)

8.     “As long as she stands there waiting, wearing the holes in the soles of her shoes” (early 00s)

9.     “People in every direction … no words exchanged, no time to exchange” (mid-90s)

10.   “Don’t know what I’m gonna do, about this feeling inside.  Yes it’s true, loneliness took me for a ride” (late 80s)

Answers: Friday Lyric Quiz – #392

1. “And I discovered that my castles stand, upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand” (late 00s)
Viva la Vida, Coldplay

2. “Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day, and head back to the Milky Way” (early 00s)
Drops of Jupiter, Train

3. “Here we go, here we go, satellite radio, y’all getting hit with (boom, boom)” (late 00s)
Boom Boom Pow, The Black-Eyed Peas

4. “I don’t know how you were diverted, you were perverted too” (late 60s)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, The Beatles

5. “I tell myself, ‘Hey! Only fools rush in,’ only time will tell if we stand the test of time” (mid-80s)
Why Can’t This Be Love, Van Halen

6. “Where you going, what you looking for.  You know those boys don’t want to play no more” (mid-80s)
Sister Christian, Night Ranger

7. “I wanna glide down over Mulholland, I wanna write her name in the sky” (late 80s)
Free Fallin, Tom Petty

8. “Well, I know it, it’s a shame, a shame I can’t show it” (late 90s)
Little Black Backpack, Stroke 9

9. “Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down, letting the days go by, water flowing underground” (mid-80s)
Once in a Lifetime, Talking Heads

10. “Let em say were crazy, what do they know? Put your arms around me, baby, don’t ever let go” (late 80s)
Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us Now, Starship