Douglas Bailey (trystero) wrote,
Douglas Bailey
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Lyrics quiz (now with answers)

Hey, all the non-conformists are doing it...

1. I watch the slow hand / Kill the day...
—Suede, "The Big Time"

2. This disease is catching / From victory to stone...
—Skids, "Into the Valley"

3. We were so turned on / By your lack of conclusions...
—David Bowie, "The Bewlay Brothers" [usagijer]

4. Ev'ry time I phone you / I just wanna put you down...
—Elvis Costello, "No Action"

5. An evening of fun in the metropolis of your dream...
—Wire, "On Returning" [partial credit for artist to bouncingleaf]

6. And if you're up there you'll perceive / That my heart's here upon my sleeve...
—XTC, "Dear God"

7. Strength and beauty destined to decay /  So cut the rose in full bloom...
—Killing Joke, "Love Like Blood" [solipsistnation]

8. We are all of us in the gutter / But some of us are looking at the stars...
—Pretenders, "Message of Love" [myainsel]

9. I loved you, well, never mind / I've been crying all the time...
—Big Star, "September Gurls"

10. Like brittle things will break before they turn...
—The Sisters of Mercy, "Driven Like the Snow"

Yes, #8 is a paraphrase of an Oscar Wilde quote, but as far as I know there's only one song that uses it.
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