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Quiz: opening lines - answers

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Quiz: opening lines - answers

Postby Dave » Mon 10 Jan 2005 03:36 GMT

Scores (I'm going on trust with most of you as only Dwarfie PMed her answers):

Dwarfie: 8
CustomStrat: 7
Kay: half a dozen
Liz: 4
SSue: sort of 4-ish
Ruggie: 1

Here they are:

1. Hey, Mr Dream-seller, where have you been?
Tell me, have you dreams I can see?

Lindisfarne: Meet Me On The Corner

2. I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around like he was dignified

Natalie Imbruglia: Torn

3. Wish everybody would leave me alone
They're always calling on my telephone

Roxy Music: Street Life

4. Flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C.
Didn't get to bed last night

The Beatles: Back In The USSR

5. Is it getting better, or are you still the same?
Will it make life easier on you now, you've got someone to blame?

U2: One

6. When you're in love, you know you're in love
No matter what you try to do

Human League: Love Action (I Believe In Love)

7. Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky?
He got an ice-pick that made his ears burn

The Stranglers: No More Heroes

8. I know that it's over
But I can't believe we're through

Gabrielle: Rise

9. You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht

Carly Simon: You're So Vain

10. I can dim the lights and sing you songs full of sad things
We can do the tango just for two

Queen: Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

11. Well, we know where we're going
But we don't know where we've been

Talking Heads: Road To Nowhere

12. It's a godawful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair

David Bowie: Life On Mars?

13. Johnny’s in the basement, mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement, thinking about the government

Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues

14. Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armour coming
Saying something about a queen

Neil Young: After The Gold Rush

15. We walked in the cold air
Freezing breath on a window pane

Ultravox: Vienna

16. Well, since my baby left me
I've found a new place to dwell

Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel

17. I tried to discover a little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

Erasure: A Little Respect

18. Woke up this morning half asleep
With all my blankets in a heap

The Move: Flowers In The Rain

19. She packed my bags last night, pre-flight
Zero hour's nine a.m.

Elton John: Rocket Man

20. All the men come in these places
And the men are all the same

Tina Turner: Private Dancer
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