Two of my best girlfriends from Chicago are celebrating birthdays today, so what better time than the present for a quiz themed around friendship? All of the songs below – with one exception – contain the word “friend” or “friends” in the title. And most (if not all) of them are about the upside of friendship.  Cheers to all of my friends reading this today!

Friday Lyric Quiz #413

1. “People try to say I act a little funny, but that’s just a figure of speech to me” (early 90s)

2. “Everything’s allright, I’ll just say goodnight and I’ll show myself to the door” (early 90s)

3. “You’re still in bed at ten, and work began at 8” (mid-90s) 

4. “What do I do when my love is away, (does it worry you to be alone?)” (late 60s)

5. “Well you came and opened me, and now there’s so much more I see” (mid-80s)

6. “Even if you’re miles away, I’m by your side. So don’t you ever be lonely, love will make it all right” (mid-90s)

7. “Day by day, we can see in every moment there’s a reason to carry on” (late 70s)

8. “If ever again, a greeting I send to you, short and sweet to the soul I intend.” (early 2000s)

9. ” You’ve got your nuclear boots, and your drip-dry glove” (late 70s)

10. “I asked her her name, she said “blah blah blah,” she had 910 pants and a very big bra” (late 80s)

Answers – Friday Lyric Quiz – #412

1. “I’m a high life flyer and a rainbow rider A straight shootin son-of-a-gun” (early 70s)
Joy to the World, Three Dog Night

2. “I know you don’t think that I am trying, I know you’re wearing thin down to the core” (late 2000s)
Fall For You, Secondhand Serenade

3. “I was alone, I never knew, what good love could do” (early 80s)
Anyway You Want It, Journey

4. “My breath fogged up the glass, and so I drew a new face and I laughed” (late 2000s)
I’m Yours, Jason Mraz

5. “Take a little trip, take a little trip, take a little trip and see” (mid-70s)
Low Rider, War

6. “But I cut some cord, and I shouldn’t have done that, and it won’t forgive me after all these years” (mid-00s)
Black Horse and Cherry Tree, KT Tunstall

7. “You can’t write if you can’t relate, trade the cash for the beef for the body for the hate” (early 90s)
Loser, Beck

8. “You know the preacher likes the cold, he knows I’m gonna stay” (mid-60s)
California Dreamin, Mamas and the Papas

9. “Now the son’s disgraced, he, who knew his father” (late 2000s)
Let it Rock, Kevin Rudolf

10. “My heart is under arrest again, but I break loose” (mid-2000s)
Best of You, Foo Fighters