Clocks are springing forward and the puffy coats are back in the closet; spring is on its way!  And with spring comes the exciting conclusion of college basketball, otherwise known as the NCAA tournament, otherwise known as “March Madness,” otherwise known as the time of the year when more Americans technically gamble (a work brackets pool is gambling, folks!).  Yes, that fun time of year is here, and Sunday is Selection Sunday.

One of my newer quiz readers suggested a lyric quiz theme to go along with this topic. And no, the clues below don’t include the Aaron Carter “smash,” How I Beat Shaq.  It’s far simpler than that  — the lyric snippets below come from songs with “crazy” or “mad” in the title. Have fun, and choose your brackets wisely.

Friday Lyric Quiz #415

1. “In a world full of people, only some want to fly” (early 90s)

2. “Where was my head, where was my heart?  Now I cry alone in the dark” (late 90s)

3. “My friends called today, down from L.A., they were shooting pool all night, sleeping half the day” (early 90s)

4.  “I’m not the kind of man who tends to socialize, I seem to lean on old familiar ways” (mid-70s)

5. “Went to school and I was very nervous No one knew me, no one knew me” (early 80s)

6. “Cause in this life, things are much harder than in the afterworld” (mid-80s)

7. “It swings, it jives, shakes all over like a jellyfish” (mid-70s)

8. “I feel stupid – but I think I been catchin’ on, I feel ugly – but I know I still turn you on” (early 2000s)

9. “Maybe it’s not too late, to learn how to love, and forget how to hate” (early 80s)

10. “Pushing the day into the nighttime, somewhere between the two we start to see” (mid-80s)

Answers – Friday Lyric Quiz – #414

1. “She is like a cat in the dark and then she is the darkness” (mid-70s)
Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac

2. “It turns out freedom ain’t nothing but missing you, wishing I realized what I had when you were mine” (early 2010s)
Back to December, Taylor Swift

3. “You’ve been thinking,  and I’ve been drinking, we both know that it’s just not right” (mid-80s)
If This is It, Huey Lewis and the News

4.  “High of a love, drunk from the hate, it’s like I’m huffing paint” (early 2010s)
Love the Way You Lie, Eminem featuring Rihanna

5. “Sometimes you picture me, I’m walking too far ahead” (early 80s)
Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper

6. “Daylight licked me into shape I must have been asleep for days” (late 80s)
Just Like Heaven, The Cure

7. “One light, one mind, flashing in the dark, blinded by silence of a thousand broken hearts” (early 2000s)
Minority, Green Day

8. “I came to move, move, move, move; get out the way me and my crew, crew, crew, crew” (early 2010s)
Dynamite, Taio Cruz

9. “Masquerading as a man with a reason, my charade is the event of the season” (mid-70s)
Carry On My Wayward Son, Kansas

10. “For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool” (late 60s)
Hey Jude, The Beatles