Friday Lyric Quiz, No. 463 (The Midwest Swing Edition)

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve got a new job and am headquartered in Ohio for the next few weeks. My extended stay hotel grows more depressing with each passing day, so good thing I’m head off to Cleveland tonight for a long weekend with my parents. Four nights in a queen bed and a ‘fully equipped’ kitchen! Ahh, it’s the little things.

I’m on a veritable tour of the Midwest — Chicago to Cincy to Cleveland — so today’s songs play tribute to the flattest of all American regions. The song lyrics either reference a Midwestern region or city or the song title itself (#s 1 and 3) have a Midwestern region as their title.

Have a great weekend, happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, and see you next week.

Friday Lyric Quiz #463 [scroll down for answers to last week’s quiz]

1. “In the middle of the night, there’s an old man threading his toes through a bucket of rain” (mid-90s)

2 .”She was seventeen and she was far from in-between, it was summertime in Northern Michigan” (late 2000s)

3. “Gotta get down to it, soldiers are cutting us down. Should have been done long ago” (early 70s)

4. “You can find me, in St. Louis rollin’ on dubs, smoking dubs in clubs, blowin’ up like cocoa puff” (early 2000s)

5. “Black bandana, sweet Louisiana, robbin’ all the banks in the state of Indiana” (mid-2000s)

6. “She came down from Cincinnati, it took her three days on the train” (late 70s)

7. “Oh, I need to make it to the river, and leave this old Nebraska town” (early 90s)

8. “She’s a Kansas princess, crazy mother trucker, undercover lover” (late 2000s)

9. “Concluding some terms, with a couple of steel firms, when they left fully loaded for Cleveland” (mid-70s)

10. “The Midwest farmer’s daughters really make you feel alright” (mid-60s)

Answers to Friday Lyric Quiz #462 [Songs about remembering and forgetting]

1. “I’m so tired, but I can’t sleep. Standing on the edge of something much too deep ” (mid-90s)
I Will Remember You, Sarah McLachlan

2. “Woke up to the sound of pouring rain, washed away a dream of you” (late 80s)
I Remember You, Skid Row

3. “If we could try, like we tried before. Would you keep on telling me those lies?” (early 90s)
Do You Remember?, Phil Collins

4. “And I laugh to myself when I think of all those crazy things that we used to do” (late 80s)
I Won’t Forget You, Poison

5. “Then I wake up and you’re not there, pain finds me everywhere” (mid-80s)
Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone), Glass Tiger

6. “I think it’s one of those deja vu things, Or a dream that’s tryin’ to tell me something” (early 90s)
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss, PM Dawn

7. “If you need someone baby call my line, call me anytime” (late 80s)
Baby, Don’t Forget My Number, Milli Vanilli

8. “I’ll hope and I’ll pray, to keep your precious love” (early 60s)
In the Still of the Night (I’ll Remember), The Five Satins

9.  “How you never want to live a lie, how it’s gone too far and you don’t have to tell me why” (early 80s)
I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near), Michael McDonald

10. “I’m harder than me tryin to park a Dodge when I’m drunk as f*ck right next to a humungous truck in a two-car garage ” (late 90s)
Forgot About Dre, Eminem


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