I was thinking that many of my favorite alternative/rock songs of the 1990s were actually one-hit wonders. Strange. Too bad these bands couldn’t re-capture what they had with these songs. I was just going to list them. How boring!!
So, instead, can you guess the songs from these lyrics?? No Googling. And Nick can’t play.
Song #1 (Inside-Out by Eve 6)
Want to put my tender, heart in a blender
Watch it spin around to a beautiful oblivion
The tick tock of the clock is painful,
all sane and logical.
I want to tear it off the wall.
I hear words in clips and phrases,
I think sick like ginger ale,
My stomach turns and I exhale.
Song #2 (Cumbersome by Seven Mary Three)
I’d like to believe we could reconcile the past
Resurrect those bridges with an ancient glance
But my old stone face can’t seem to break her down
She remembers bridges and burns them to the ground
Song #3 (If you could only See by Tonic) Come on, I gave you the title!
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says, when she says she loves me
Song #4 (Closing Time by Semisonic)
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits – I hope you have found a friend.
Song #5 (Sex and Candy by Marcy’s Playground)
Hangin’ round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin’ ’bout myself
And then there she was
In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade
Song #6 (Runaway Train by Soul Asylum)
Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life’s mystery seems so faded