Name That Rock Song

Hi, with all the great artists passing away lately, I thought it might be a nice tribute to have a game where we guess what a lyric passage matches what rock song.

Ok see below and let's rock :)

"someone give me a cheeseburger"..

Artist is __________________(?)

Stevie “guitar” Miller. One of my first concerts charting my path to rock and ruin.....

“Cologne she wears. Silver and Americard. She’ll drive a Beetle car. And beat you down at cool Canasta”

Artist is:

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Jan '20

Steve Miller Band

Shoes Shoes
Jan '20

Steve Miller Band - Living in the USA

"I can tell the queen of diamonds by the way she shines"

Artist is ______________________ (?)

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
Jan '20

Grateful Dead

Shoes Shoes
Jan '20


In your first post you say "guess what a lyric passage matches what rock song", but in your 2nd post you wrote "Artist is __________________(?)". So should we do both or only the artist or just the song, or doesn't it matter as long as we just get one?

In the first one I think it's "someone get me a cheeseburger", btw, but I'm not positive and that's in "Livin' in the U.S.A." by the Steve Miller Band.

BTW, Just "A Cheeseburger" is also referenced in The Tube's song "What Do You Want From Life"

Phil D. Phil D.
Jan '20

I see JrzyGirl88 posted while I was thinking and typing (slowly, lol).

My answer to that one is "Loser" by the Greatful Dead

New one

"I've got a Maserati GT with snakeskin upholstery..."

Song AND artist if you please'''

Phil D. Phil D.
Jan '20

I like the way the line runs of the back of the stockings...

"Everybody Wants Some", by Van Halen

Still no guesses on

"I've got a Maserati GT with snakeskin upholstery..."?

Song AND artist please'''

Phil D. Phil D.
Jan '20

Exsqueeze me......mine was up first!!! Need more clues? Hard to believe given google.....or should we be sports and pledge to not google?

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Jan '20

The Yard Birds "I ain't got you"

Shoes Shoes
Jan '20

Stranger Danger Dave Bowie
Lady Grinning Soul ? Guess is correct?

And yes Phil D , name of song, + artist is an extra rock star award (lol)

"She keeps her hair in a locket"....
Answer(artist and song name)_____________________


You may be on delay, due to a need for moderator approval (I have no idea, maybe I am) but it didn't appear to me at the time, even when I posted my answer and saw that Jerseygirl had posted something in the interim. That's the only problem with these type of games. I'm guessing that once your post was approved then it showed up in its original order, along with "Shoes" post. When I put my second post up, you'rs still wasn't yet up.

Phil D. Phil D.
Jan '20

Black Crowes- She Talks To Angles. One of my favorite bands. The drummer just put out a tell-all biography of the band... fantastic.

JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
Jan '20

Phil: you are probably right.

Ajms: perfectamundo.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Jan '20

Jefferson Repub, correct :) one my fave bands too.

Want to suggest one now?

Phil D, it's Gary Moore. "Ain't Got You " for your suggestion :)

"Winter Nights. we sang in tune
Played inside the months of moon"

Artist and song title, please: ________________________(?)

JR, I dont know if you've been keeping up with them over the years. I certainly haven't had time to spend worrying about bands like I did in my youth... but Chris Robinson was on the Stern show recently. Apparently, he and his brother have reconciled and they're doing a big tour this year for the 30th anniversary of the release of Shake Your Moneymaker.

ianimal ianimal
Jan '20

oooooh. thanks for the update on BC's ianimal.

plz regard my song suggestion and respond. lol

Technically, she talks to "angels"; only excessively drunk pool shooters talk to angles (-;

I've got one...

a broken nose and a broken heart; an empty bottle of gin

ianimal ianimal
Jan '20

just a guess
SxDx ?
or Social Distortion

Love is in the water, love is in the air


That tour isn't the Black Crowes. It's just the brothers with a hired band. They destroyed the band years ago. Chris and Rich Robinson both have mental issues, imo... and both are huge egotistical a-holes. I still love their music, but I'm not interested in a "reunion" tour that only reunites the 2 a-holes, and leaves the rest of the band out. Let's see how long it lasts... if the 2 brothers manage to stay together longer than 1 tour cycle, it'll just prove that absolute ownership and control (their desire for it) is what destroyed that (once) amazing band.

These days, I'm on to Blackberry Smoke. Sort of a Lynyrd Skynrd / Black Crowes hybrid. Fantastic band, great songs.

JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
Jan '20

"barefoot girl sittin' on the hood of a Dodge
drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain"

JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
Jan '20

Song by Bruce Springsteen

"But promises, you know what they're for
It sounds so convincing, but you heard it before"

“Magic Man”


“Promises in the Dark”

Pat Benatar

“Got a new skank, so reet”

Brass in Pocket- The Pretenders
Reply to Suze’s post

Blackcat Blackcat
Jan '20

“Sickness will surely take the mind
Where minds can't usually go.” cheating, you guys! Close that search window! LOL:)

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Jan '20

Amazing Journey- The Who from “Tommy”

No searching needed here. The 2 posts were from some of my absolute favorite bands:)

Blackcat Blackcat
Jan '20

The Who
"Amazing Journey"
oops...too slow

By-Tor By-Tor
Jan '20

since nobody posted a new lyric I will repost mine

Love is in the water, love is in the air

Collective Soul- "Shine"

PS I always used to think this song was called "help" until a few years ago!

"you welcome me with open arms and open legs" .......

I know only fools have needs but this one never begs
....... :-).

You Better You Bet- The Who

“And now your life’s no longer empty.
Surely heaven waits for you”

Blackcat Blackcat
Jan '20

Carry On My wayward Son

how about this now..........

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

Queen: Killer Queen, CBGB.

"dynamite with a lasar beam", lol


"I'm walkin' down this lonely road, wondering where my life is leadin'..
rollin' on, to the bitter end"... (?).

Killer Queen........Queen

Pumpkin43 Pumpkin43
Jan '20

Ready For Love by Mott the Hoople

I'm too hot (hot damn)
Called a police and a fireman

Uptown Funk Bruno Mars

great lyrics for sure.

Ready for Love is also Bad Company....

Agents of the law
Luckless pedestrian
I know you're out there
With rage in your eyes and your megaphones
Saying all is forgiven
Mad dog surrender
How can I answer
A man of my mind can do anything

Steely Dan
Don't Take me Alive

"Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room"

hktownie hktownie
Jan '20

Late Lament (the poem *after* Nights in White Satin) - Moody Blues
("Cold hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colours from our sight
Red is grey, and yellow white
But we decide which is right...and which is an illusion"

Love that piece)

"Through the tears of condensation that'll cry through the night
As the glancing headlights of the last bus kiss adolescence goodbye"

Hotel Hobbies
Warm Wet Circles

Some old-school Marillion. Nice!!!

Schmedley Wilcox Schmedley Wilcox
Jan '20

There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

Crowded House

Cause it's the new Mother Nature taking over
Its the new splendid lady come to call

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Jan '20

No Sugar Tonight The Guess Who- nice ! Love that song....Flower children unite :)

Next (this might be a hard one)-

The streets were lined for the wedding parade
The queen wore the white gloves, the county of song
The black-covered caisson her horses had drawn
Protected her king from the sun rays of dawn
They married for peace and were gone
Did you see them, did you see them?
Did you see them in the river?

Broken Arrow by Buffalo Springfield

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jan '20

Won't you take me back to school
I need to learn the golden rule
Won't you lay it on the line
I need to hear it one more time

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jan '20

The voice Moody Blues

Where do you get
Those blue, blue jeans
Faded, patched secret so tight?
Where do you get
That walk oh so lean?
Your shoes and your shirt's all just right

Andy, great hit on the Broken Arrow song!

I'm one by the Who. One of the best albums ever!

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jan '20

Ripple- the Grateful Dead

Your groove, I do deeply dig
No walls, only the bridge, my supper dish
My succotash wish

.....Sing it baby! LoL

Deee-Lite- Groove is in the Heart

"You know I'm a dreamer
But my heart's of gold
I had to run away high
So I wouldn't come home low"

Tonight Motley Crue

She keeps a lock of hair in her pocket.
She wears a cross around her neck.
Yes the hair is from a little boy,
And the cross from someone she has not met, well, not yet

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Jan '20

weebie, you and google got it wrong

She Talks to Angels- Black Crowes.

When I was small I used to stand
With my hand on my heart
And I would sing to you
You were my son and my lover
My father and my brother
I believed in you
It was so easy then
It was so easy then
But where are you now
It seems like you can't hear me anymore
Maybe you're just getting too old.

But do you remember...201 years ago....... (Con't)......... :-)

Let's play the game right please. give the right answer not just blindly google it.

"You know I'm a dreamer
But my heart's of gold
I had to run away high
So I wouldn't come home low"

Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue

My God, get a life! I couldn't remember how to spell the Crue part... Then thought OMG I got the name wrong? And went with what I saw. Go file the police report officer, ya got my confession.

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Jan '20

The way she talks about someone else
That she don't even know herself
She's the sickest thing in this world
Well, look at that stupid girl

Stupid Girl by the the Stones. I have it on Aftermath and Flowers. Classic.

Correction: It's not on Flowers, only Aftermath. a lot of crossover on the British and American versions of the stones albums-gets a little hard to remember!

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so *7"(8; special
I wish I was special

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Jan '20

Creep by Radiohead

....No Time For Losers......

Wordlessly watching
He waits by the window
And wonders
At the empty place inside
Heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams
He worries
Did he hear a good-bye? Or even hello

We Are the Champions- Queen


"Don't believe everything that you read
You get a parking violation and a maggot on your sleeve
So shave your face with some mace in the dark
Savin' all your food stamps and burnin' down the trailer park"

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Jan '20

Loser by Beck (the only reason I know that is because it was playing on the radio when got to work this morning)

"It wasn't very large
There was just enough room to cram the drums
In the corner over by the Dodge
It was '54 with a banged up door..."

joes garage by frank zappa

i have the 3 album vinyl collection

Sheriff John Brown always hated me
For what, I don't know
Every time I plant a seed
He said kill it before it grow
He said kill them before they grow, and so

AJMS Helplessly Hoping by Crosby. Stills and Nash. Their debut album.

I shot the sheriff
But I did not shoot the deputy


Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jan '20

I shot the sheriff
But I did not shoot the deputy


Actually- Bob Marley

Blackcat Blackcat
Feb '20

I used to be a rolling stone you know
If a cause was right
I'd leave to find the answer on the road
I used to be a heart beating for someone
But the times have changed
The less I say the more my work gets done

Elton John singing Philadelphia Freedom

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Feb '20


It's a sin that somehow
light is changing to shadow
and casting it's shroud
over all we have known
unaware how the ranks have grown
driven on by a heart of stone
we could find that we're all alone
in the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night
as the daytime is stirring
where the speechless unite
in a silent accord
using words you will find are strange
and mesmerized as they light the flame
feel the new wind of change
on the wings of the night

PS Its " on the Turning Away"- Pink Floyd

knew that one w/b a stumper

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
I'd never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you

CBGB, that would be the sexiest song and video ever....Wicked Game by Chris Isaak! :)

Baby, I'm hot just like an oven
I need some lovin'
And baby, I can't hold it much longer
It's getting stronger and stronger

Sexual Healing ohhh yeah Marvin Gaye

have you seen junior's grades

And the Cradle Will Rock - Van Halen

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

The bugle sounds, the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses' breath
As you plunge on into certain death

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Run to the Hills-Iron Maiden

Blackcat Blackcat
Feb '20

Re: Name That Rock Song

Right church, wrong pew... hint, it's the greatest song ever written about the Crimean War.

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Its the Trooper
Iron Maiden

You grew up where young girls they grow up fast
You took what you were handed and left behind what was asked
But what they asked baby wasn't right
You didn't have to live that life,
I was gonna be your Romeo you were gonna be my Juliet
These days you don't wait on Romeo's
You wait on that welfare check…

PS.... RA.. you were right, it was "Helplessly Hoping"- by CSN!

AJMS That would be Point Blank by Bruce(no last name needed!) You and I seem to have a lot of the same tastes in music. I just got back from Highland Park-picked up about 25 lp's from a guy on craigslist including Darkness on the Edge of Town. Used to have about 400 lp's-all were ruined during hurricane Irene. Trying to replace some of them at least.


Blackcat Blackcat
Feb '20

You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it baby
I don't wanna live for ever
And don't forget the joker!

Weedwacker Weedwacker
Feb '20


The Ace of Spades... Motorhead

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

They think our heads are in their hands
But violent use brings violent plans
Keep him tied, it makes him well
He's getting better, can't you tell?

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Metallica Welcome Home (Saniterium)

“We've taken care of everything
The words you read, the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eye
It's one for all, and all for one
We work together, common son
Never need to wonder how or why“

Weedwacker Weedwacker
Feb '20

Rush The Temples Of Syrinx

With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin all night long

True - Spandau Ballet. Ahhh...the 80s. Back when MTV played videos

Outside there's a big parade
Some girl, she's got it made
Things change in the time it takes to breathe

That would be Sash Jordan, JJB.

Left school with a first class pass,
Started work but as second class.
School taught one and one is two.
But right now, that answer just ain't true.....(oldie but a goodie)...:-)

AJMS , IDK unless I google the lyrics

"If that's your best, your best won't do"

anybody know that one?

We’re Not Gonna Take It- Twisted Sister.
Took me awhile- it was on the tip of my tongue and I could hear Dee singing it....

One line- 2 different artists/songs:

“There are many here among us who feel that life is a joke”

Blackcat Blackcat
Feb '20

after singing it 4 or 5 times I remembered

Auf Weideshen by Cheap Trick

There is a one word difference in the other but CT referenced the line.

Blackcat Blackcat
Feb '20

Blackcat, Tom Ellis also did a really good cover on an episode of Lucifer.

Anthrax has also covered that song.

Courtney1 Courtney1
Feb '20

All Along the Watchtower... Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix

The lyric is actually "life is BUT a joke", though...

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

XTC version

He said, "Call the doctor
I think I'm gonna crash"
"The doctor say he's coming but you gotta pay in cash"

Life in the Fast Lane - The Eagles

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

"Whiskey woman don't you know that you are drivin' me insane"

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

first thought was Nazareth Whiskey Drinking Woman but after singing it a bit

Judas Priest

You might not ever get rich
But let me tell ya it's better than diggin' a ditch
There ain't no tellin' who you might meet
A movie star or maybe even an Indian chief

more from the same song

(Work and work) Well those cars never seem to stop coming
(Work and work) Keep those waxin' machines humming
(Work and work) My fingers to the bone
(Work) Keep up, I can't wait till it's time to go home

Car Wash By Rose Royce

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat

Blackcat Blackcat
Feb '20

Blackcat...very appropriate :-) (one of my favorites)

Here’s another-

But when the girls got a little greener on the other side
I’d just tear out that page...

Blackcat Blackcat
Feb '20

sorry IDK, how about this one

I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

You were always so far away
I know that pain
So don't you run away like you used to do

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Alice In Chains

So I can ask you some questions to see if you're a hundred proof"
I asked her her name, she said: "Blah-blah-blah"
She had 9/10 pants and a very big bra
I took a couple of flicks and she was enthused
I said: "How do you like the show?" She said: "I was very amused"
I started throwin' bass, she started throwin' back mid-range
But when I sprung the question, she acted kind of strange
Then when I asked, "Do ya have a man?", she tried to pretend
She said: "No, I don't, I only have a friend"
Come on!
I'm not even goin' for it, this is what I'm goin' sing

Re: Name That Rock Song

Just a Friend- Biz Markie

"B-B-B-baby baby baby why you wan' treat me this way
You know I'm still your lover boy I still feel the same way
That's when she told me a story, 'bout free milk and a cow
And said no hug-ee no kiss-ee until I get a weddin' vow"

Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Georgia Sattelites

Now the king told the boogie men
"You have to let that raga drop"
The oil down the desert way
Has been shakin' to the top
The Sheik he drove his Cadillac
He went a-cruisin' down the ville
The Muezzin was a-standin'
On the radiator grille

Rock the Casbah
The Clash

Courtney1 Courtney1
Feb '20

I was just thirty-four years old and I was still wandering in a haze
I was wondering why everyone I met seemed like they were lost in a maze
I don't know why I thought I should have some kind of divine right to the blues
It's sympathy not tears people need when they're the front page, sad news

Courtney1 Courtney1
Feb '20

“Slit Skirts” Pete Townsend

The whole street’s belief in Sunday’s roast beef gets dashed against the Co-op
To either cut down on beer or the kid’s new gear is a big decision in...


When I look into your eyes
So much passion burns inside
But if you need some coaxing
I will do it
Step by step there's nothing to it

Gloria Estefan 1, 2, 3 <3

"Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now"

Wonderwall by Oasis

And if I seem to be confused
I didn't mean to be with you
And when you said I scared you
Well I guess you scared me too

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Feb '20

Concrete Blonde?

Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella" (Vita bel-, vita bella)
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
Lucky fella

Stumped CBGB! Guess you’re not such a music expert.

Mine was - “The Jam” - “A Town Called Malice”

you're welcome Suze

Re: Name That Rock Song

That's Amore -Dean Martin

See-saw swingin' with the boys in the school
With your feet flyin' up in the air
Singin' hey diddle-diddle with the kitty in the middle
You be swingin' like you just didn't care

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

here comes the sun

ianimal, close. Aerosmith yes, but it's Walk This Way. :)

LOL, is there a difference?

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note

Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Scarecrow on a wooden cross, blackbird in the barn
Four hundred empty acres that used to be my farm
I grew up like my daddy did, my grandpa cleared this land
When I was five I walked the fence while grandpa held my hand

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Rain on the Scarecrow
John Mellencamp

Courtney1 Courtney1
Feb '20

Now with new hope, some will be proud
This is no hoax, no one pushed out
Receive a reprieve and be a pioneer
Break new ground of a new frontier
New ideas will surely get by
No deed, or dividend. Some may ask "Why?"
You'll find the solution, the answers in the sky

Courtney1 Courtney1
Feb '20

Foreclosure of a Dream

JWolfe75 JWolfe75
Feb '20

We don't come alone
We are fire we are stone
We're the hand that writes and quickly moves away

ianimal ianimal
Feb '20

Dio - Last In Line

Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?
Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow
There must be something inside

Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes

Courtney1 Courtney1
Mar '20

I see him standing silhouetted
In the lamp-light
I cross the street
And I quicken my pace
He cups his hands and he
Lights a cigarette
I find myself in the bones of his face

Courtney1 Courtney1
Mar '20

The Pretenders - Night In My Veins

The hands that you shake
Can never create
The wings that you need when you want to fly

Nick Scalera Photo Nick Scalera Photo
Mar '20

I keep singing this lyric today

Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny

Well the Door is always open,
And the lights on in the Hall,
And you know that I'll be waiting,
When you finally come to call

Mr 4paws Mr 4paws
Mar '20

I could shake my tiny fist
And swear I wasn't wrong
But what's the sense in arguing
When you're all alone?

Sure as you can't steer a train
You can't change your fate
And when she told me off that day
I knew I'd lost my home

ianimal ianimal
Apr '20

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