Lyrics Quiz Two, Wong's Revenge


The motive for creating this quiz sprung from our frustration at figuring out those last few tricky questions from the 118 question quiz. So the four of us began writing smaller 20 question quizzes that had unfamiliar lines from familiar songs. Martin, Jennifer, and Rebecca wrote 2 of them and I wrote 2, then I supplemented these 80 songs with other favorites. Many of these songs are familiar (especially within their subgenre): the lowest ranked song peaked at #67. Whenever you see brackets [ ] in a lyric, it's to let you know that there is another way to hear the words in question or to mark a difference between what's in the song and what's in the lyric sheet. As you move through these selections, our methodology will become more apparent. And, for an extra challenge, try the Extra Credit questions after the regular quiz. Every song on this list charted in the Billboard Top 100 chart: your mission is to name each one along with its artist. Good luck to you.

Dewey Wong, Jennifer Stevens, Rebecca Wade, and Martin Cate

The Questions

  1. We know the game and we're gonna play it
  2. Get out quick 'cause seein' is believin'
  3. The Western Desert lives and breathes
  4. They say I better get a chaperone/Because I can't stop messin' with the danger zone
  5. Some break the rules and live to count the cost
  6. When you go, you're gone forever
  7. Always spoke my mind with a gun in my hand
  8. We don't have the time for psychological romance
  9. When will we ever learn/There's nowhere else we can turn
  10. It's getting hard to wake up in the morning
  11. The mirror speaks, the reflection lies
  12. Somewhere between the soul and soft machine/Is where I find myself again
  13. Ain't got no gal to make you smile
  14. Your life is trite and jaded
  15. And I remember how we'd play simply waste the day away
  16. Worlds are turning, and we're just hanging on
  17. Telegram force and ready
  18. Puts a song in this heart of mine/Puts a smile on my face every time
  19. I took a page out of my rule book for you
  20. Now the mist across the window hides the lines
  21. She's as heavy as a Chevy, pure excitement...
  22. But now it's over, the moment's gone
  23. This is too good to be true/Lucky [or, Look at] me, fallin' for you
  24. Eyes that look like heaven, lips like cherry wine
  25. Now girl I know the difference between right and wrong
  26. For every minute I have to work, I need a minute of play
  27. I, wanna take you to my cage, lock you up, and hide the key
  28. But I am held in some invisible vice, and I can't get away
  29. I'm livin' for givin' the devil his due
  30. I know you're not mine anymore-anyway-anytime
  31. I'll kick you out of my home if you don't cut that hair
  32. She was running from a fat man selling salvation in his hand
  33. Just like Adam and Eve, 'cept you set me free
  34. Just pick it up and throw it into shape
  35. On the ice blue line of insanity, it's a place most never see
  36. I buy you champagne and roses, put diamonds on your finger
  37. It's a given L.A. law, someone's faster on the draw
  38. As God has shown us, by turning stone to bread
  39. I can feel her comin' from a mile away
  40. My fantasy has turned to madness and all my goodness has turned to badness
  41. Every day is Christmas, and every night is a New Year's Eve
  42. The evening had turned to rain, watch the water roll down the drain
  43. The tears I cry aren't tears of pain
  44. I know your plans don't include me
  45. You walked in on the sly, scopin' for love
  46. I know you'll soon recover/Me I go from one extreme to another
  47. Red roses, temptation, you make the most of an iffy situation
  48. I'll be anything you need
  49. It happened forever, for a short time
  50. The Hollywood Squares are livin' in Disneyland
  51. I wake up alone with it all
  52. I'm like a boy among men/I'd like a permanent friend
  53. Want a big red car, and a big white house, and a blue-eyed girl like you
  54. Well they shake their heads and [they] look at me as if I've lost my mind
  55. You better listen up, 'cause man this ain't just talk
  56. Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief [or release]
  57. I'm not hiding the remedy to cure this old heart of mine
  58. You're moving in circles, won't you dilate?
  59. From frustration, first inclination, is to become a monk and leave the situation
  60. Emotions come, I don't why/Cover up love's alibi
  61. Tosses her head and flips her hair/She got a whole bunch of nothin' in there
  62. We can feel the motions of a thousand dreams
  63. She'll let you take her home/It whets her appetite
  64. She's tidied up and I can't find anything!
  65. Good things might come to those who wait, but not for those who wait too late
  66. Drawn into the stream of undefined illusion
  67. Do you ever dream of me? Do you ever see the letters that I write?
  68. You might think I'm crazy but I'm serious
  69. My eyes dilate, my lips go green
  70. Now it seems you're telling me/You've changed your wicked ways
  71. But it's worth it all to hear them say that they care
  72. I can see your face in the mirrors of my mind
  73. So put your books aside, loosen up the suit and tie...
  74. Where am I to go now that I've gone too far?
  75. Love, like a road that never ends
  76. The in crowd say it's cool to dig this chanting thing
  77. I find myself telling you things I don't even tell my best friends
  78. One more bad break, could bring a fall
  79. He plays a melody born to tear me all apart
  80. Religion is a light in the fog
  81. I just have to look good/I don't have to be clear
  82. I'm the one who can feel the sun right in the pourin' rain
  83. It's gettin' rough, off the cuff, I've got to say enough's enough
  84. What does love want me to do?
  85. You fell asleep, I stayed awake, and watched the passing cars
  86. What else can I do to get closer to you?
  87. Well then close your eyes and know the words are coming from my heart
  88. Let's talk about second chances
  89. When I feel that rockin' beat, I can't sit still up outta my seat
  90. Only time will tell if we stand the test of time
  91. Happiness is so hard to find
  92. It looks so easy, but you know, looks sometimes deceive
  93. Red light, yellow light, green light, go!
  94. There's so many good ones still around
  95. So now I'll go the minstrel road without you
  96. ...But I'm frightened of the things I might find
  97. Excuse me for the moment, I'm at a loss for words
  98. I know I've been wearin' crazy clothes/And I look pretty crappy sometimes
  99. We wish you'd all throw in the towel
  100. There was a woman in the jungle and a monkey on the tree
  101. I'm only lookin' for a fantasy, an interlude from reality
  102. From where I stand, you are home free
  103. I tell you one time only with my business please don't mess
  104. That's right, here's where the talkin' ends
  105. She got me rappin' to the beat then I knew that she was hot
  106. If you'd stay, I'd subtract twenty years from my life
  107. I got nine lives, cat's eyes, using every one of them and runnin' wild
  108. Where ye goin'? What you lookin' for?
  109. I got a mouth like an alligator
  110. A little flesh, a little history
  111. By now the fighting will be close at hand
  112. We got the words/No one needs to show us how


  • 1a. What is the connection among numbers 11, 16, 60, and 99 on the original 118 question quiz?
  • 1b. After solving part a), find two other songs on this list that match the connection
  • 2. What is the connection between number 110 and number 111 in this quiz? [Think Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon here]
  • 3. Bonus Lyric: I see no harm or danger in escaping if the method suits the style
  • 4. Bonus Lyric: Deals dope out of Denny's/Keeps a table in the back
  • 5. Bonus Lyric: We're even skanking to Bob Marley/Reggae's expanding with Sly and Robbie
  • 6. To show your unyielding commitment to the 80's, figure out this Bonus Lyric: So it's once around the block, and I slide back out the side door

The Answers

  The Official amIright
Misheard Lyrics Book

Hold Me Closer Tony Danza and other Misheard Lyrics