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Answers to Quote Quiz #2

Filed under: Music — Patterico @ 10:59 pm

Here are the answer’s to Tuesday’s Quote Quiz #2. As usual, CraigC took first place, with Mrs. P. a close second. Here are the final results:

CraigC: 27 (only because he got the bonus question)
Mrs. P.: 22
Stacy: 17
Robin Lochner: 12
Wiz: 12
Black Jack: 10
nittypig: 7
Xrlq: 6
Bobby: 6
Shawn: 6
Veeshir: 6
Diecast Dude: 6
BrotherMan: 6
Kent: 4
darkuspawnus: 1

Nobody got the Guadalcanal Diary song. Of the initial 10, there was at least one person who got the artist on each one. They may seem obscure to you, but they’re not to everybody.

Here are the answers:

It is the scent of garlic
That lingers on my chocolate fingers

Genesis, “The Lamia”

My brain hurt like a warehouse
It had no room to spare

David Bowie, “Five Years”

He was in search of an answer
The nature of what we are
He was trying to do it a new way
He was bright as a star

Kansas, “Portrait (He Knew)”

All the drunks just stumble by
And mumble their abuse

Blue Rodeo, “What Am I Doing Here?”

Nicotine smears, long, long dried tears, invisible tears
Safe in my own words, learning from my own words
Cruel joke, cruel joke

Marillion, “Pseudo Silk Kimono”

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd
Is a man who swears he’s not to blame
All day long I hear him shout so loud
Crying out that he was framed

Bob Dylan, “I Shall Be Released”
(The version I have heard was performed by The Long Ryders)

You’re older than you’ve ever been
And now you’re even older
And now you’re even older
And now you’re even older
You’re older than you’ve ever been
And now you’re even older
And now you’re older still

They Might Be Giants, “Older”

Then I’ll know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time

Buck Owens, “Act Naturally”
Performed by the Beatles; I’ll give 3 points credit for that
(This was the timely song, since Buck Owens recently died)

I go to some barroom
To drink with my friends
Where the women they can’t follow
To see what I spend

Traditional, “Moonshiner”
Performed by Uncle Tupelo

I hope you can take these words in stride
Without dredging up your wall of pride

The Grays, “No One Can Hurt Me”

Morning comes without a clue, he sees the day through ruined eyes
Wonders who this stranger is, with fallen prophecy
Every time the same old thing, someone comes in with the night
Locks him in this foolish cell and throws away the key

Guadalcanal Diary, “3 a.m.”

That last one is a favorite.

One Response to “Answers to Quote Quiz #2”

  1. Well, I’m amazed. That was really, really tough. I thought I had no chance. I can’t believe I missed “I Shall Be Released.”

    CraigC (8e5f52)

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