Monday, November 24

Spanning the Chasm

Read me much? Emma had a birthday last week. She's 13 years old now. This weekend she hosted a party to celebrate the milestone.

I have to say here that Emma, at her heart, is a party planner. She loves to make plans and plans within plans. And she loves to direct the fun of anything she's involved in. She's good at it too.

Part of her party plan was a quiz (like a pub quiz, but this ain't no pub) for all of her friends. There were two rounds, one being a name the movie from this quote game, and the other being name the title and artist of this song. She tested me on the latter.

I failed.


Nothing points out a generation gap like trying to name your kid's tunes.

Before you jump to the conclusion that I am an old fuddy-duddy, which I may well be, I want to explain that I am often at a loss for the artist's name on any given song, even of my own "generations" music. Details like that don't stick in my head well.

That's not the point.
This is.

I am setting you up to take this quiz too. It's a shortened version of her game and there will be a prize for you. You, who can name these tunes that is. And no fair googling lyrics and coming back to ace the quiz. I may have to disqualify you from the game. Or actually, I may just reward you anyway knowing that you've done all that in the name of getting a package of yummy chocolate from The Netherlands in the mail.

Yeah, that's right. Best score gets chocolate.

Let the games begin. (Name the song and the artist!)

No more gas in the rig
Can't even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said
Can't even speak about it
I'm a light on my head
Don't want to think about it
Feels like I'm going insane

I swam across I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do
Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

You've got your love online
You think you're doing fine
But you're just plugged into the wall
And that deck of tarot cards
Won't get you very far
There ain't no hand to break your fall

You're still in bed at ten and work began at eight
You've burned your breakfast so far... things are goin' great
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
Oh but she didn't tell you when the world has brought
You down to your knees that...

Well there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Would you swear,
That you'll always be mine?
Or would you lie?
Would you run and hide?
Am I in too deep?
Have I lost my mind?
I don't care... You're here, tonight.

No, I don't even know your name
It doesn't matter, You're my experimental game
Just human nature,
It's not what, Good girls do
Not how they should behave
My head gets so confused
Hard to obey

Angel of mercy
How did you find me?
Where did you read my story?
Pulled from the papers
Desperate and hardened
Seeking a momentary fix

I guess I just lost my husband
I don't know where he went
So I'm gonna drink my money
I'm not gonna pay his rent (nope)
I've got a brand new attitude,
And I'm gonna wear it tonight
I'm gonna get in trouble
I wanna start a fight

BONUS QUESTION: (this is MY song)

Now, I'm a napalm bomb, baby
Just guaranteed to blow your mind
Yeah, I'm a napalm bomb for you, baby
So guaranteed to blow your mind
And if I can't have your love for my own
Sweet child, won't be nothing left behind.

SMID's Music Monday

Music Monday hosted by Soccer Mom in Denial


  1. Oh my! Move over in the old fuddy duddy club. I have no clue about any of those songs.

    Old old old....

    And what a PERFECT Music Monday. You are lov-e-ly!!

  2. I am proud to say I know #2 - Coldplay. Not so proud to say I have no idea what the other ones are. What does that get me? A piece of chocolate?

  3. I know some of the songs - does that count? I have no idea who does them, though... or the titles.

  4. You, a fuddy-duddy? Nope, I claim the title. You think it's hard when you are one generation away from the songs, now try to imagine being in my shoes -- which would make it TWO generations away. I got zero-for-zero for the youngest generation and (ready for this?), zero-for-zero for your generation, too. Now I claim the fuddy-duddy-hood title! At age 68, I'm allowed. Be kind to your elders, please.

  5. As much as I adore Dutch chocolate, I won't even attempt this. I don't want to sound even remotely stupid!

  6. I recognize 3 of them but that includes the last bonus lyric.

  7. #1 is definitly rhianna but im not sure which one... disturbia or is it the shut and drive one..?

    #2 Yellow by Coldplay

    #3 NO CLUE!@#$

    #4 I'llll beee thhhereeee for youuuuu (theme from FRIENDS!!!) who sings that???

    #5 The Shrek song... Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley (i love that one)

    #6 Would you be my HEERRROOO baby!! Enrique Iglesias Hero... classic

    #7 one of the catchiest songs of the season!!! "I kissed a girl" (and I liked it!!!) by Katy Perry

    #8 I got nothin!@#$%???

    #9 is it Pink?

    and i regret to inform you i dont know your bonus?!!!

    How did I do!!?
    That was fun... i had to sing the lyrics outloud in order to figure them out! baaahahhaa thank god i live alone ; )


  8. Hey!!!

    Okay, so one of my best friends from Canada is here for the week, and we tried this together, and we also failed miserably... Here's what we got:

    2: Yellow, Coldplay
    5: Hallelujah, don't know who sings it, but I know it from Shrek!
    7: I Kissed a Girl, Katy Perry
    9: Fight???, Pink

    Proof that there doesn't need to be an generation gap to do very poorly on this quiz!!!

  9. I would love some Dutch chocolate!
    #2 Yellow- Coldplay
    #3 Friends Theme Song! I'll Be There for You- Rembrandts
    #6 Hero- The one and only Enrique
    #7 I Kissed A Girl- Katy Perry
    #9 So What- Pink

  10. I shall now slink away, as I often do when it comes to games like these. Pretend I was never here.

  11. seven is "I kissed a girl" from ... damn I know this, I can see the clip playing in my head. Katie something....something Katy Perry!

    nine is Pink.

    all the others...I have no idea whatsoever.

  12. Yup I flunked, but then again my teen is into "oldies" which for him apparently means 70' and 80's "hair" bands. Sigh, I remember when it was new music.

  13. I think Karen takes the chocolate on this one!!!!!! And it was the Rembrants (being in holland we really should know this one right?!) that sang the friends song! x