Song Library

Artist Library

Quiz Archive

Quiz #7

You'll find 25 lyrics here - your challenge is to identify the 25 songs that these lyrics were
taken from. The songs in this quiz cover a period ranging from 1953 to 1998. A single
"theme" runs through every one of the 25 songs in this edition of the quiz. In my judgment, this is another easy theme to spot - but that's easy for me to say. Identification of the theme is not mandatory, but may be helpful in hunting down missing lyrics, and the theme will be used to break ties amongst any players who finish with identical point totals.

As always, the lyrics are presented in alphabetical order by artist - be sure to provide the
artist and title as identified on the record release.

If you're joining the quiz for the first time, note that precision counts when it comes to scoring the submissions - be sure to give the exact song title and the exact artist attribution for each song. Please refer to the rules for full details.

The submission deadline for this quiz will be Friday, January 28th at 11:59 pm (eastern).

Answers, Results & Commentary for Quiz #7

One day is fine
Next day is black
So if you want me off your back
Well, come on and let me know

Then I go to my brother
I say brother help me please

Don't go and do something foolish
You're feeling it like everyone
It's silly human pride

You've been running and hiding much too long
You know it's just your foolish pride

Cover me when I run
Cover me through the fire
Something knocked me out the trees


What about that brand new ring
Doesn't that mean love to you?
Doesn't that mean anything?


Tell her that I'm well and feelin' fine
Don't let on
Don't say she broke my heart


Well in case you failed to notice
In case you failed to see
This is my heart bleeding before you


I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor


Stopped into a church
I passed along the way


I'd look in your eyes and here's what I'd say:
"I don't want you - I don't need you
I don't love you any more"
Then I'd walk out that door


Are you an angel?
Am I already that gone?
I only hope that I won't disappoint you


And begged you not to leave
Because I'd go berserk


Then your burdens will be lighter
And you'll surely find a way


But I'll die as I stand here today
Knowing that deep in my heart
They'll fall to ruin one day


I work hard every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end I take home my hard-earned pay
All on my own


I don't wanna stop now
No, no, no
Don't make me stop now
No, baby


What if all these fantasies
Come flailing around?
Now I've said too much


If you would only..
Love me..
Like you used to do


I saw her today
I saw her face
It was the face I loved
And I knew


You're breaking my heart
You're shaking my confidence daily


When you know she's no high climber
Then you find your only friend
In a room with your two-timer
But you're sure you're near the end


Go away then, damn you
Go on and do as you please, yeah


If you'd stay
I'd subtract twenty years from my life


There's a place where I know you walked
The love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup