Christmas is the most … stressful … time of the year!  I love it, but the card writing and party going and present buying really leaves time for little else other than sleep and regular chores. The week slipped away from me last week, leaving quiz-takers empty-handed.  For that I apologize, but it does mean the holiday-themed quiz now gets staggered forward to Christmas Eve.  Silver lining.

Today’s ten songs, meanwhile, are a hodgepodge.  Good luck, and enjoy the final weekend before the madness of Christmas.

Got answers? Send them my way.

Friday Lyric Quiz – #403

1. “But if we get much closer I could lose control, and if your heart surrenders you’ll need me to hold” (early 80s)

2.  “Pulling on my past, burning on my brain, everyone that burns has to learn from the pain” (late 90s)

3.  “Looks like we’re in for nasty weather, one eye is taken for an eye” (late 60s)

4.  “I can’t look without being watched, no, you rang my buy before I made up my mind” (early 90s)

5.  “Honey got me swishin’ like a dreadlock, she don’t wrestle, but I got her in a headlock” (early 2010s)

6. “The only time I feel alright is by your side” (mid-60s)

7.  “Explain all these controls, I can’t sing but I’ve got soul” (early 2000s)

8. “One town’s very like another when your head’s down over your pieces, brother” (mid-80s)

9. “And how could I ever refuse? I feel like I win when I lose” (mid-70s)

10. “Now two years gone, nothing’s been won, I can’t take it back, what’s done is done” (early 2000s)

Answers — Friday Lyric Quiz – #402

1. “You said, you caught me ’cause you want me, and one day you’ll let me go”
Stay (I Missed You), Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories

2.  “You know ain’t nuttin change but my limp, can’t stop till I see my name on a blimp”
Mo Money, Mo Problems, Puff Daddy featuring Notorious B.I.G. and Mase

3.  “Well, I’ve seen love come, I’ve seen it shot down, I’ve seen it die in vain”
Blaze of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi

4.  “So I reach for my 40 and I turn it up, designate a driver, take the keys to my truck”
This is How We Do It, Montell Jordan

5.  “Never, had I imagined. Living, without your smile”
One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men

6. “What would you do, if my heart was torn in two”
More Than Words, Extreme

7.  “Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it, but I’d rather stay and play”
Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-a-Lot

8. “As long as the planets are turning, as long as the stars are burning, as long as your dreams are coming true, you’d better believe it.”
I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), Meatloaf

9. “DKNY all up in my eye, you gotta Prada bag with a lot a stuff in it”
Gettin Jiggy With it, Will Smith

10. “Well, I’ll tell you one thing. If you would leave it’d be a crying shame”
Smooth, Santana featuring Rob Thomas

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