The theme of this week is “men’s names,” but with a generational twist. All of the song titles below charted before 1980. So while our Gen-Y friends should be familiar with all if not most, they’ll have to wait for next time’s later-dated quiz to be able to guess Concrete Blonde.

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Friday Lyric Quiz – #398

1.  “He got a custom Continental, he got an Eldorado too.  He got a .32 gun in his pocket for fun, he got a razor in his shoe” (early 70s)

2.  “The first mate he got drunk, and broke in the Captain’s trunk.  The constable had to come and take him away” (mid-60s)

3.  “I can see it in your eyes how proud you were to fight for freedom in this land”(mid-70s)

4. “I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.  I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled” (late 60s)

5.  “The spotlight’s hitting something that’s been known to change the weather.  We’ll kill the fatted calf tonight, so stick around”(mid-70s)

6.  “The mama look down and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned” (early 70s)

7.  “Who needs a house out in Hackensack?  Is that all you get for your money” (late 70s)

8. “His mother told him someday, you will be a man, and you will be the leader of a big old band”  (late 50s)

9. “With a friend to call my own, I’ll never be alone and you, my friend will see, you’ve got a friend in me” (early 70s)

10. “You told me lies, now it’s your turn to cry, cry, cry” (early 60s)

Answers — Friday Lyric Quiz – #397

1.    “Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, it’s gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiny day” (early 70s)
I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash (and Jimmy Cliff)

2.    “Behind the shelter in the middle of the roundabout, a pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray” (late 60s)
Penny Lane, The Beatles

3.    “It’s okay, had a bad day, hands are bruised from breaking rocks all day” (mid-90s)
No Excuses, Alice in Chains

4.    “When you were just a stranger and I was at your feet, I didn’t feel the danger, now I feel the heat”  (late 80s)
One More Try, George Michael

5.    “Off in the night, while you live it up, I’m off to sleep, waging wars to shape the poet and the beat” (late 00s)
Use Somebody, Kings of Leon

6.    “And all this science I don`t understand, it’s just my job five days a week” (early 70s)
Rocket Man, Elton John

7.    “Seven years went under the bridge like time was standing still” (mid-80s)
If You Leave, OMD

8.    “I finally found you, my missing puzzle piece, I’m complete”  (early 2010s)
Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

9.    “Well, if it rains, I don’t care don’t make no difference to me, just take that streetcar that’s going uptown” (mid-70s)
Black Water, The Doobie Brothers

10.   “Every time that I look at you, I can see the future.  ‘Cause you know, I know, they know, that I don`t wanna go” (mid-80s)
Throwin’ It All Away, Genesis