Here’s the thing about music – it can catch you and throw you off your guard when you least expect it.  Songs you used to hate, you grow to appreciate; songs that were once your favorite become as tired as your first pair of Keds.  And then there are the songs that can still stop you in your tracks and make you smile or conjure a memory, no matter where you are or what you’re experiencing.  So, I’m just waxing poetic and nostalgic here because the hodgepodge of 10 songs below … are totally random and I don’t even like any of them that much.  Except for number 6.  Always a winner.  Happy Friday, everyone.

Friday Lyric Quiz #433

1.  “Love is in the water, love is in the air, show me where to look, tell me will love be there” (mid-90s)

2. “People keep talking, they can say what they like. But all I know is, everything’s gonna be alright” (late 2010s)

3.  “Well my girl’s in the next room, sometimes I wish she was you” (mid-00s)

4.  ” So I guess the fortune teller`s right, should have seen just what was there and not some holy light” (late 90s)

5.  “Can you imagine the time when the truth ran free. The birth of a son and the death of a dream.” (early 2010s)

6.  “But when you’re in doubt, and when you’re in danger, take a look all around, and I’ll be there” (late 80s)

7.  “And I’m gonna miss you like a child misses their [sic] blanket” (late 00s)

8. “I’ll be your shoulder, you can tell me all, don’t keep it in you” (late 80s)

9.  “Trying to live without your love, is one long sleepless night” (late 60s)

10.  “You loved Mozart, and you’d speak of your loved ones as I clumsily strummed my guitar.” (late 90s)

Answers, Friday Lyric Quiz #432

1.  “Who’s gonna plug their ears when you scream?” (mid-80s)
Drive, The Cars

2. “Here we go again, I feel the chemicals kicking in” (early 2010s)
Animal, Neon Trees

3.  “I want you to notice when I’m not around” (early 90s)
Creep, Radiohead

4.  “And the one poor child that saved this world and there’s 10 million more who probably could” (mid-2000s)
Better Days, Goo Goo Dolls

5.  “Close my eyes, she’s somehow closer now.  Softly smile, I know she must be kind” (mid-60s)
Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys

6.  “We’ve been down that road before, but that’s over now, you keep me coming back for more” (mid-80s)
Heaven, Bryan Adams

7.  “No one can change your life except for you” (early 90s)
Hold On, Wilson Phillips

8. “Hey kids, shake a leg, maybe you’re crazy in the head” (early 90s)
Drive, R.E.M.

9.  “We can party on the positive side, and pump positive vibes, so come along for the ride” (early 90s)
Good Vibrations, Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch

10.  “We’ll create the cure, we made the disease” (mid-90s)
Misery, Soul Asylum

11. “Cry wolf, given mouth to mouth.  Like a moving heartbeat, in the witching hour” (late 80s)
Animal, Def Leppard

12. “Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream” (mid-80s)
The Power of Love, Huey Lewis & the News

13. “I’m faded, flat busted, been jaded, I been dusted” (late 90s)
Better Days, Citizen King

14. “Give him love every day, remember he needs space, be patient and he’ll give his heart to you” (early 90s)
Hold On, En Vogue

15. “See the factory that I worked [sic] silhouetted in the back” (late 80s)
Heaven, Warrant

16. “We lied about each other’s drinking, we lived without each other thinking” (early 80s)
Only the Lonely, The Motels

17. “And I wrote two hundred letters I will never send” (early 2010s)
Misery, Maroon 5

18. “We’re heading for something, somewhere I’ve never been” (early 90s)
The Power of Love, Celine Dion

19. “I’ll keep giving loving till the day he pushes me away” (mid-90s)
Creep, TLC

20. “There goes my baby, there goes my heart.  They’re gone forever, so far apart (early 60s)
Only the Lonely, Roy Orbison