Sunday, August 31, 2008

Songbird Lyrics Game

Thanks to my Brother-in-Law, Shelvie, for this photo of a Baltimore Oriole eating oranges on his deck in Colchester, CT.
Name the song that the lyrics belong to and/or an artist who performed it. Let us know which ones you knew, even if it has already been answered. I will change the lyrics from blue to black after they have been answered.

1) My hands are small I know-But they're not yours, they are my own...
2) People living their lives for you on TV-They say they're better than you and you agree
3) And I will never grow so old again -And I will walk and talk In gardens all wet with rain
4) And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush-And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
5) Move yourself-You always live your life-Never thinking of the future
6) Now, this is a story all about how-My life got flipped-turned upside down-And I liked to take a minute-Just sit right there
7) Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Keep movin', movin', movin', Though they're disapprovin', Keep them doggies movin'
8) I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20-So hurry up and bring your jukebox money
9)Papa would do whatever he could-Preach a little gospel-Sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good
10) Doesn't have a point of view, Knows not where he's going to, Isn't he a bit like you and me?
11) So put me on a highway-And show me a sign....
12) You say you lost your faith-But that's not where it's at-You had no faith to lose-And you know it
13) Splashing through the sand-bar, talking by the camp fire, It's the simple things in life like when and where
14) As the snow flies-On a cold and gray chicago mornin-A poor little baby child is born
15) Tell all the gang at Forty Second Street -That I will soon be there!
16).......Read It On The Wall-And Realize, You Just Can't Have It All....
17) Every night in my dreams I see you. I feel you. That is how I know you go on..
18) 'Cause he gets up in the morning, And he goes to work at nine, And he comes back home at five-thirty, Gets the same train every time.
19) Help me, help me, help me sail away, Well give me two good reasons why I oughta stay. Cause I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury, .....
20) Every day I wake up, then I start to break up-Knowing that it's cloudy above. Every day I start out, then I cry my heart out....
21) It was late in December, the sky turned to snow-All round the day was going down slow-Night like a river beginning to flow-I felt the beat of my mind go
22) On a morning from a Bogart movie-In a country where they turn back time-You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre-Contemplating a crime


Jayne said...

Yay Larry! Another name that tune post! I'll just do a couple and leave some for all your other fans!

#1-Hands by Jewel
#14-In the Ghetto by Elvis

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

1. Hands/Jewell
4. Moondance/ Van "the Man" Morrison
7. Rawhide/ Franke Lane
8. Love Shack/B52's
10. Nowhere Man/Beatles
11. Take it to the Limit/Eagles
14. In the Ghetto/Elvis
15. Give My Regards to Broadway/Al Jolson
20. Lonely is a Man Without Love/Engelbert Humperdink

Patrick B. said...

5. Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
6. Isn't this the theme to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air by the Fresh Prince Will Smith himself?

I always love the lyrics quizzes!

Richard said...

1. Hands/Jewel
2. Who Will Save Your Soul/Jewel
3. Sweet Thing/Van Morrison
4. Moondance/Van Morrison
5. Owner of a Lonely Heart/Yes
6. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Will Smith
7. Rawhide/Franke Lane
8. Love Shack/B52's
9. (Sorry Don'r Know
10. Nowhere Man/Beatles
11. Take It To The Limits/Eagles
12. Positively 4th Street/Bob Dylan
13. All Summer Long/Kid Rock
14. In The Ghetto/Elvis
15. Give My Regards To Broadway/Al Jolson
16. Beautiful Loser/Bob Segar
17. My Heart Will Go Out (Titanic)/Celine Dion
18. A Well Respected Man Lyrics/Kinks
19. Sunny Afternoon/Kinks
20. Lonely Is A Man Without Love/ Englebert Humperdink

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

GASP!! I think Richard is a secret DJ!!

Larry said...

jayne-You should have been a little more greedy jayne-but thanks.

Lynne-Nice Lynne-You got a few but were also stumped on some.

Patrick-Hi Patrick-you always seem to make an appearance during the lyrics game.

richard-Awesome richard! You must be a real music lover. It was number 9 that I really wanted the answer to.-Does anyone no the answer to number 9.-There were a couple of minor mistakes on the titles if anyone wants to correct them.

Anyone for number 9? -There were

Anonymous said...

#9 Was by Cher, don't know if it was the name of the song or only the start of the chorus..."Gypsies Tramps and Thieves"

Anonymous said...

Also #22 is "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Ha! Vern beat me to it. My first time through #9 didn't even sound familiar, but when I came back it popped right into my head!

Kathie Brown said...

4. Moondance (Van Morrison)
7. Rawhide
9. Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (Cher)
10. Nowhere Man
14. In the Ghetto (Elvis)

These are the only ones I know.

Lana Gramlich said...

Sorry for the recent absence, but Gustav knocked us off the grid (among other things.) I see the quiz is already done.

Anonymous said...

I guess the song test is done, but I do like the plate of oranges with the Baltimore Oriole.


Larry said...

Vern-Good going-you're right on those 70's tunes!

Larry said...

lynne-The competition keeps getting tougher and tougher!

mainebirder-I also liked seeing the image of a Baltimore Oriole enjoying a plate full of oranges.