Saturday, 10 March 2012

Lyrics Quiz 2: 69 Love Songs

Tommy! Your copy of 69 Love Songs is upside-down!
The words for Lyrics Quiz number 2 all come from one album, which you might think should make things easy, until you realise that the album has 69 songs on it! Split into three discs, 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields is a fine collection of tunes taken from a wide variety of genres (and you can quote me on that). And what's more, of the people I know that regularly visit this blog, at least three of them rate it very highly indeed! So, this quiz is for you...

Name the songs that the following lyrics come from:

1. If you really loved me, you'd buy me the Great Pyramid
2. Grand pianos crash together
3. You are a splendid butterfly
4. This is for Holland-Dozier-Holland!
5. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel
6. You were an Army officer and I just a Rockette
7. If I was Paul Bunyan, I'd carry you so far away
8. My mama said gently, you can buy her a Bentley
9. In tat or tatters you're entrancing
10. The princess there is me, decked out like a Christmas tree

I shall post the answers in the comments area in a few days. Good luck!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Lyrics Quiz 1: The Smiths

Minty with his marvellous collection of Smiths vinyl.
It's time for another quiz. This time it's a lyrics quiz!

Every sensitive soul since 1983 has spent at least some time obsessed with The Smiths. We all know their songs. If you can sing along to their big hits, their small hits, their B-sides and the less well-known album tracks, then you will do well at this quiz. But how well?

Name the songs that these lyrics come from. Seven out of ten will be a great score! I shall post the answers in the comments area next week.

1. Belligerent ghouls run Manchester schools.
2. I broke in to the palace with a sponge and a rusty spanner.
3. Please the press in Belgium.
4. Boot the grime of this world in the crotch, dear.
5. I'd leap in front of a flying bullet for you.
6. "He never really looks at me, I give him every opportunity"
7. I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of.
8. I'd like to drop my trousers to the Queen. Every sensible child will know what this means.
9. I know the windswept mystical air, it means I'd like to see your underwear.
10. I'm going to meet the one I love, at last, at last, at last.