From: Rich Ardini <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 390 (GOLQ390)
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Date: Mon,  1 Jul 2019 00:32:08 -0400 (EDT)


Welcome to GOLQ 390.  

There is a theme to this month's quiz. There's always been this recurring type
of event, the best way to describe it is look back at GOLQ 264. Over the last
fifteen years, it often has been GOLQ-relevant, but that relevance will pretty
much disappear at the end of this year.  However, between now and then, there
are four of these events, some good, some not so good, that make up this theme
(sorry, Ted, you didn't make the cut). For all 27 songs below, either the song,
artist and/or producer has a connection to one or more of these events (the
actual song itself may or may not). One or two of the events may seem a
surprise, some of the selections may seem a little contrived, but this is for
fun, so good luck.  Enough hints. Like most themed quizzes, there are both
well-known and obscure songs.


Rich Ardini <>


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                        Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #390
                Recordings #01-25 were from 1958 through 1969
            Due 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

We are not afraid 
Oh lord, not afraid
Oh lord, not afraid 

When I cruise around
The other parts of the town
I got my decal in back

Would you mind a reflecting sign
Just let it shine
Within your mind
And show you the colors that are real

Drive-in movies every night
Stayin' out till half past one
Sleep in late and live it light now

I am so afraid of dyin'
Before I dry the tears she's cryin'
Before I watch your sea birds flyin'

And my dear mother left me
When I was quite young
When I was quite young
She said "Lord, have mercy
On my wicked son"

And so I quit the police department
Got myself a steady job

She hides in an attic concealed on a shelf
Behind volumes of literature based on herself
And runs across the pages like some tiny elf
Knowing that it's hard to find
Stuff way back in her mind

Jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw
Talk up in the White House 
Talk up to your door
So much goin' on I just can't hear you

Sometimes it hurts so badly
I must cry out loud
I am lonely

Gee, I feel just about ten feet tall
Havin' a ball
Guess you might call me a Pollyanna

And came back wearing his ring
I sat down and cried my eyes out
Now that was a foolish thing

Walk in, it's around the back, honey
Half a mile from the railroad track 

No doubt some folks enjoy doin' battle
Like presidents, prime ministers and kings
So let us build them shelves
So they might fight among themselves
And leave us be, whose those who want to sing

There must be some kind of way outta here

In loyalty to their kind
They cannot tolerate our minds
In loyalty to our kind
We cannot tolerate their obstruction

Dawn has come at last
Twenty-five years, honey, just in one night, oh yeah
Well, I'm twenty-five years older now
So I know we can't be right
And I'm no better, baby
But I can't help you no more

Cars full of motors, painted green
Mouths full of chocolate-covered cream
Arms that can only lift a spoon

All I did was talk about you
Hear your name and I'd start to cry
There's just no getting over you

And if we're victims of the night
I won't be blinded by the light

Hypnotized me there that day
I came to play in my usual way, hey
Floating along with a whimsical twinkling
In her strange green eyes
Linger with me, she said, 'Yes!'
And oh the time did fly

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same whatever we do

A young girl in Calcutta
Barely eight years old
The flies that swarm the marketplace
Will see she don't get old
Don't you know she heard it
On that July afternoon

No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person

Why don't you all f-fade away 
And don't try to dig what we all s-s-s-say 


I'm your kind, oh your kind and I can see
You walk on, walk on
I love you, pretty girl
My life is yours
Ah you can have my world
Never had a lesson, I ever learned
But I know, we all get our turn
An' I love you
Never learn not to love you

Yeh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost your way


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