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.


  1. Miss Candy Twist4 March 2012 at 16:02

    Minty's quiz is the biz, er, fo' schizz! (Forgive me, I'm no Vanilla Ice.) Now, where was I...

    1. The Headmaster Ritual
    2. The Queen Is Dead
    3. Paint a Vulgar Picture
    4. Sheila Take a Bow
    5. What Difference Does It Make?
    6. Girl Afraid
    7. Frankly, Mr Shankly
    8. Nowhere Fast
    10. Shakespeare's Sister

    In the background I spy the record sleeves of Hatful of Hollow, The Smiths, Strangeways Here We Come, and Sheila Take a Bow. Do I get bonus geek-points?

  2. Excellent! All correct apart from one of the record sleeves! 9/10 + 3 geek points = a massive gold star!

    9. = Miserable Lie, and the orange record sleeve is the compilation album, The World Won't Listen.