Happy Independence Day weekend, all!  In observation, all of today’s lyrics come from songs named after American cities or regions. Celebrate safely, and remember this weekend is when eye surgeons get the most emergency calls.  Be careful out there.

Friday Lyric Quiz #430

1. “On some solitary rock a desperate lover left his mark baby, I’ve changed please, come back” (early 90s)

2. “I am still dreaming of your face, hungry and hollow for All the things you took away” (mid-90s)

3. “Don`t get me wrong Chi-town got it going on, and New York is the city that we know don`t sleep” (late 90s)

4. “But all the towns and people Seem to fade into a bad dream And the steel rails still ain’t heard the news” (early 70s)

5. “Never skipped a beat, nah While cooling on South street” (early 90s)

6. “Essential yet appealed Carry all your thoughts Across an open field” (mid-2000s)

7. “Ain’t no angel gonna greet me, it’s just you and I, my friend” (mid-90s)

8. “And the sound of the battle rang Through the streets of the old east side” (mid-70s)

9. “I lost my fake ID but you lost the motel key Spare me your freakin’ dirty looks” (late 2000s)

10. “It was so easy living day by day Out of touch with the rhythm and blues” (mid-70s)

Answers, Friday Lyric Quiz #429

1. “What religion or reason could drive a man to forsake his lover” (late 80s)
A Little Respect, Erasure 

2.  “She’s into new sensations, new kicks in the candlelight” (late 90s)
Livin La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin 

3.  “I need you in my blood I am forsaking all the rest”  (mid-90s)
Come to My Window, Melissa Etheridge 

4.  “Tonight the music seems so loud, I wish that we could lose this crowd” (mid-80s)
Careless Whisper, Wham!  

5.  “Half of me is the gasoline but the other half’s the surf” (early 2010s)
Holiday, Vampire Weekend 

6.   “Words are few I have spoken.  I could waste a thousand years” (early 80s)
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?, Culture Club 

7.   “And I woke up with a headache like my head against a board, twice as cloudy as I’d been the night before”(late 80s)
Closer to Fine, Indigo Girls 

8.  “Once I never could hope to win, you starting down the road, leaving me again” (early 80s)
I’m Still Standing, Elton John 

9.  “I consider it a challenge before the whole human race and I ain’t gonna lose” (late 70s)
We Are the Champions, Queen 

10.  “It messed me up, need a second to breathe, just keep comin’ around” (early 2010s)
Whatdaya Want From Me, Adam Lambert