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Quiz #8

Hopefully you've been waiting for it - and here it is - NMLQOTM #8.

This time around, your challenge is to identify the 26 songs that I have presented below. The songs in this edition of the quiz cover the period from 1958 to 1993, and there is a definite theme that links all 26 songs in the quiz together. Do your best to solve the theme puzzle - it might assist you in your identification of troublesome songs. Correct identification of the theme is also used to resolve any ties in determining the highest scoring player(s) each quiz. 

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 are new to the NMLQOTM - or even if you've played a while now - it's always helpful to review the official rules. 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; dot your "i"s and cross your "t"s!

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

Answers, Results & Commentary for Quiz #8

Every summer we can rent a cottage
On the Isle of Wight
If it's not too dear

Look at us
The King and Queen of emptiness
Living inside our castle of loneliness


You shared my dreams
My joys
My pain
You've made my life worth living for


But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know


Come mothers and fathers all over the land
And don't criticize what you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly aging


If God was here
He'd tell you to your face
Man, you're some kind of sinner


You worry too much
It's going to be alright
When times get rough
You can fall back on us


I'd be lyin' to myself
If I said I was gettin' along
All I do is think of you and I know
That it's here you belong


And then one day
Jamming on some chords
Along came the wolf
Knocking on his door


You know I'll be standin' by to help you if you're worried
No more sadness, no more sorrow, and no more bad times


All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it?


The world could change at the blink of an eye
And if anything
Then thereīs your sign of the times


This is a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue
Two young lovers with nothinī better to do


Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles thatīs what you do


I got holes in my conscience
Shot with a vengeance
I must have been a fool not to see


With the lights out
Itīs less dangerous
Here we are now
Entertain us


I can't even go down to the corner
To get myself a cold, cold beer
'Cause when I come back to the house
Your mouth is the only thing I'm going to hear


Now Iīve heard so many times before
That your love can be so bad
But I just want to tell you people
Itīs the best love I ever had


While riding in my Cadillac
What to my surprise
A little Nash Rambler was following me
About one third my size

The silver moon and the evening tide
Oh, some sweet day
Going to take away
This hurting inside


But since youīve grown up
Your future is sewn up
From now on youīre gonna be mine


Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I've often felt forsaken
And certainly misused


Just barely out of school
Came from the edge of town
Fought like a switchblade
So no one could take him down


Go ahead and laugh that's okay
Cause what I really wanna say
I got bad feet
My corns hurt
To top it off
I'm lost for work


When people lock their doors
And hide inside.
Rumour has it
Itīs the end of paradise


Play somethinī sweet
And make it funky
Just let me lay back
And grin like a monkey