Musical Monday #114
Welcome to the 114th edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. As always, the challenge is to identify the title and artist of each song quote below, as well as the common theme of the entire set of songs.
This week I'm revisiting a theme that was used for one of the earliest MM's (extra credit to the first player who finds it!). Since Soccer Dad and I were a lot less experienced, not to mention less ambitious, back then, I thought this was well worth a second go-round. However, I was careful not to repeat any of the songs used in that original theme, so even long time players should view this as essentially all-new.
Each pair (or triad in some cases) of songs below goes together, and collectively all these sub-groups relate to a single overall theme.
1a) "We smoked the last one an hour ago"
1b) "We huddle close, hang on to a dream"
2a) "I work till I ache my bones"
2b) "And your friends baby, they treat you like a guest"
3a) "In the stillness of remembering what you had"
3b) "Pictures in an empty room"
4a) "Making vows that just can't work right"
4b) "Despite all the computations"
5a) "What you need you have to borrow"
5b) "I can catch the moon in my hands"
6a) "If I had those golden dreams, of my yesterdays"
6b) "Strollin' in the park, watchin' winter turn to spring"
7a) "Leave this heart of clay"
7b) "I know your game, what you're about"
8a) "Worry, why do I let myself worry?"
8b) "That kinda lovin' turns a man to a slave"
9a) "When your day is done, and you wanna' ride on"
9b) "You look like you could be forty-five!"
10a) "Fiery gems for you, only for you"
10b) "Mother has to iron his shirt"
11a) "It's just a cakewalk, twisting baby"
11b) "Fat man sitting on a little stool"
12a) "And the rocks might melt, and the sea may burn"
12b) "Can't keep my mind from the circling skies"
13a) "Now we go steady to the pictures"
13b) "They don't bark and they don't bite"
14a) "Heaven knows it wasn't you who set me free"
14b) "Once I had a dream, I could lean upon"
15a) "How was I to know you would upset me?"
15b) "Used to bow our heads then, wonder why"
16a) "All the servants in your new hotel"
16b) "It's a pocket full of misery, and trouble on the wind"
18a) "I've seen what I could not recognize"
18b) "Don't end your faith in love because of what he's done"
18a) "It's a long road, when you face the world alone"
18b) "I'm not gonna stand here and wait"
19a) "Haven't I the right to make it up girl?"
19b) "When your world has been shattered, ain't nothin' else matters"
20a) "Have you come to raise the dead?"
20b) "Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know"
21a) "After all this time I don't know why"
21b) "Look what you've done to me, me and my whole world"
22a) "Easy then to tell weak from strong"
22b) "Once there were trenches and walls"
23a) "...have your passports ready....Rome..."
23b) "You're up in the sky, make everyone cry"
24a) "The coolerator was jammed with TV dinners and ginger ale"
24b) "Do the ashes of desire for you remain like the sea?"
25a) "Both my feet's too long"
25b) "I got a wink and a smile from a flashy filly"
26a) "We were young and we were improvin'"
26b) "Stone age love and strange sounds too"
27a) "Nothing else to do but close my mind"
27b) "I'm tired of making out on the telephone"
28a) "Your gall is never-ending"
28b) "Hey hung up old Mr. Normal"
29a) "Gotta new fool, ha! I like it like that!"
29b) "And your mind, your tiny mind"
29c) "Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah"
30a) "Show me, all your charms"
30b) "I'm weak and I've gone hazy yeah"
30c) "Feel for the winter, but don't have a cold heart"
31a) "Drowning me in your promises, better left unsaid"
31b) "Her style is new but the face is the same"
31c) "Get to the morning and you never call"
32a) "Without your love - a dog without a bone"
32b) "Like a charmed hour and a haunted song"
32c) "Memory seeps from my veins, let me be empty"
33a) "If the puppet makes you smile"
33b) "Hear the dogs howling out of key"
33c) "Don't bother to pack your bags, or your map"
34a) "Racing around to come up behind you again"
34b) "Goodbye my love, the tide waits for me"
34c) "Children killing in the street, dying for the color of red"
35a) "Insisting that the world be turnin' our way"
35b) "And my dear mother left me when I was quite young"
35c) "Your grandpa's cane, it turns into a sword"
These last few sets require bending the rules a bit:
36a) "And the saviors who are fast asleep"
36b) "But half a love is all I feel"
36c) "It’s driving me mad, it’s driving me mad"
37a) "The man in the dark will bring another attack"
37b) "Pack his raincoat, show him out"
38a) "Your mood is like a circus wheel"
39b) "With eight seconds left in overtime"
39a) "With his maps and his medals laid out on the floor"
39b) "How can there be such a sinister plan?"
40a) "Music, high and sweet, then she just blew away"
40b) "She was hung in the student gallery"
40c) "She's the same little girl who used to hang around my door"
Good luck and enjoy!