Usually I space themes out, every other week.  And usually I save this particular theme for Valentine’s Day. But this weekend, my sister-in-law, Mr. Glib’s baby sis, is taking the plunge into matrimony.  We’re very proud of her. We’ve watched her over her 20s as she’s blossomed from a goofy, occasionally reckless post-teen into a responsible, generous, and extremely capable woman. The man lucky enough to be taking her hand this weekend adores her unconditionally, has a good head on his (broad) shoulders, and fits into the family like a missing puzzle piece. It’s sort of hard to imagine the family breakfasts and dinners without him at this point.

So congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Baby-Girl Glib. Best wishes for decades of happiness, love, affection, and amazing memories.  Here are ten of my personal favorite songs with “love” in the title.”  Clearly you won’t have time to do this quiz this weekend, so I’ll print it out for you later.

Got answers? Send them my way.

Friday Lyric Quiz – #394

1. “The beating of my heart is a drum and it’s lost, and it’s looking for a rhythm like you” (early 80s)

2. “So without love and a promised land, we’re fools to the rules of a government plan, kick out the style, bring back the jam” (late 80s)

3. “When everybody else is getting out of bed, I’m usually getting in it.” (early 2010s)

4. “Have pity, baby, just when I thought it was over. Now you got me running, running, running for cover” (mid-70s)

5. “She wasn’t thinking of tomorrow or of next week, this vacancy he meant to permanently fill” (late 80s)

6. “They say I got a lot of water in my brain, got no common sense, he’s got nobody left to believe” (mid-70s)

7. “You drove me crazy, but I don’t know baby, you’re thinking that it’s me you’re fooling” (late 90s)

8. “So I got a question … do you wanna have a slumber party in my basement?” (early 2010s)

9. “Knight in shining armor I will be your fairy tale, I wanna take care of you, girl, I’ll serve you well” (early 90s)

10.   “Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me feel like I am fun again” (late 80s)

Answers: 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)
Animal I Have Become, Three Days Grace

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

3. “And it won’t matter now, whatever happens will be.” (early 90s)
All I Want, Toad the Wet Sprocket

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

5. “Pretend he procrastinated, had no motivation, pretend he just made excuses that were so paper thin”(early 2010s)
Airplanes (Part II), B.O.B. featuring Hayley Williams and Eminem

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

7. “You see the signs, but you can’t read, you’re running at a different speed” (mid-80s)
Addicted to Love, Robert Palmer

8. “As long as she stands there waiting, wearing the holes in the soles of her shoes” (early 00s)
Absolutely (Story of a Girl), Nine Days (Nine Days lead John Hampson is now an English teacher on Long Island)

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

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)
Angel, Aerosmith