Elie's Expositions

A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.


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Monday, August 06, 2007

Musical Monday #6

Courtesy of my good friend David, AKA Soccer Dad, I'm inaugurating a new semi-regular blog feature, "Musical Monday". David has done five of them to date, so today's, although my first, is thus #6 overall. Going forward, David and I hope to host these on alternate weeks, so you'll always have music - or at least a quiz thereon - to help tame the savage Monday beast.

Rules are simple: I'll provide a list of song quotes, you identify the artist and title of each, as well as the common theme of the set of songs. The songs I select will generally be of the "classic rock" genre, though one or two may stray somewhat outside those boundaries (as is the case today). With no further ado:

1. "They seek the truth before they can die"
2. "We must attend to her needs; she's so much younger than you"
3. "Have no fear, the monster's gone"
4. "Don't you live alone; try to earn what lovers own"
5. "An old man who had fainted was revived"
6. "Then the jagged edge appears through the distant clouds of tears"
7. "If I ain't here by winter, she'll know why'
8. "My new job's a hassle"
9. "Looking at the skies I seem to see a million eyes"
10. "You know it's never over; it's relentless as the rain"
11. "Masquerading as a man with a reason"
12. "And you're a young girl going out of my door"
13. "Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place"
14. "You soothe me with your smile"
15. "Love and pain become one and the same"
16. "I never been laid so low in such a mysterious way"
17. "May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift"
18. "And stickball and stoopball were the only games that we played"

Leave answers in comments or e-mail me at rosenfeld dot elie at gmail dot com.

Enjoy!

10 Comments:

At 8/6/07, 8:57 AM, Anonymous sis said...

15)- hell is for children by Pat Benatar

 
At 8/6/07, 10:23 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2 Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold
3 Beautiful Boy - John Lennon (?)
8 Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin
(Once I guessed the theme, I figured I'd see Cats in the Cradle.)
16 Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon

 
At 8/6/07, 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

13) Sweet child of mine - Guns and Roses

 
At 8/6/07, 2:02 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

5 - Save the life of my child - Simon and Garfunkel

 
At 8/6/07, 5:09 PM, Blogger Miriam L said...

1. CSNY - Teach Your Children Well
4. Loggins & Messina - Danny's Song
11. Kansas - Carry On, My Wayward Son

 
At 8/6/07, 5:18 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I haven't listened to Tusk for years, but I think I finally figured out 14:
Beautiful Child - Fleetwood Mac

 
At 8/7/07, 10:18 PM, Blogger LEL said...

3.Beautiful Boy- John Lennon

8.Cats in the cradle- Harry Chapin

11.Carry on our wayward son- Kansas

13.Sweet Child O'Mine- Guns n Roses

The theme being parent and child relationship.

 
At 8/8/07, 12:38 AM, Blogger trn said...

One that hasn't yet been identified:

9. Papa Can You Hear Me - Yentl/Barbra Streisand

This is a pertinent theme, Elie.

 
At 8/9/07, 2:50 PM, Anonymous Elie said...

Thanks to sis, Soccer Dad, anon, miriam l, lel, and trn for your responses! Between you, you correctly identified 10.5 (see on #14 below) out of the 18 quotes - a passing grade! - as well as the overall theme, which was Parents and Children.

The complete list of correct answers:

1. "They seek the truth before they can die"
- CSNY, "Teach Your Children Well"

2. "We must attend to her needs; she's so much younger than you"
- Andrew Gold, "Lonely Boy"

3. "Have no fear, the monster's gone"
- John Lennon, "Beautiful Boy"

4. "Don't you live alone; try to earn what lovers own"
- Loggins and Messina, "Danny's Song"

5. "An old man who had fainted was revived"
- Simon and Garfunkel, "Save the Life of My Child"

6. "Then the jagged edge appears through the distant clouds of tears"
- Eric Clapton, "My Father's Eyes"

7. "If I ain't here by winter, she'll know why"
- Bette Midler, "My Mother's Eyes" (nice segue, huh?)

8. "My new job's a hassle"
- Harry Chapin, "Cats in the Cradle"

9. "Looking at the skies I seem to see a million eyes"
- Barbra Streisand (from "Yentl"), "Papa, Can You Hear Me?"

10. "You know it's never over; it's relentless as the rain"
- Bruce Springsteen, "Adam Raised a Cain". Considered the first of Bruce’s trilogy of songs about his relationship with his father, with the others being "Independence Day" and "My Father's House".

11. "Masquerading as a man with a reason"
- Kansas, "Carry On My Wayward Son"

12. "And you're a young girl going out of my door"
- "Turn Around", composed by Harry Belafonte and recorded by several pop and folk artists in the 60s and 70s, including Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, and The Kingston Trio.

13. "Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place"
- Guns N’ Roses, "Sweet Child Of Mine"

14. "You soothe me with your smile"
- Fleetwood Mac, "Oh Daddy" (1/2 credit to SD for getting the right band!)

15. "Love and pain become one and the same"
- Pat Benatar, "Hell is for Children"

16. "I never been laid so low in such a mysterious way"
- Paul Simon, "Mother and Child Reunion"

17. "May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift"
- Bob Dylan, "Forever Young" - surprised nobody got that one!

18. "And stickball and stoopball were the only games that we played"
- Lou Reed, "My Old Man"

Thanks again for playing! Look for the next Musical Monday on 8/13 on Soccer Dad, with the 8/20 edition back here.

 
At 8/10/07, 3:26 PM, Anonymous Elie said...

I miscounted - it was 11.5 correctly identified songs.

 

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