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How soon is now?

I've always wanted to make one of those little quizzes like Friday Five or Tuesday Torturings or Sunday Snoozefest. But I wanted to make a quiz that only asked questions that have been asked in song lyrics.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

What have I done to deserve this?

Why can't we be friends?

I know there are a million of songs like that, but I can't think of any so I thought it would be fun to ask you to do the work for me and list any songs that ask questions. Doesn't have to be the title, but it's preferable that it is.

I appreciate your efforts in my great attempt to take over the Ask A Million Questions meme. It's really not an attempt to keep you all interested while I go about the business of working on another website and/or gathering links and facts for my upcoming series on the the life of awkward teenage circus contorionists with acne.

Questions, lyrics. Get singing.


What's new, pussycat? Whoaaa-oo-whoa-oo-whoaaa-oo

Why do birds suddenly appear - every time you are near?

Where have all the flowers gone?

Who are you?

As I'm writing this, I'm listening to the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' rendition of Blowin' In The Wind. With the exception of the refrain, the whole song is made up of questions (of which I will only list one).

How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?

Have you ever really, really ever loved a woman?

Will you still love me tomorrow?

When will I see you again? (*cough*)

"Can We Still Be Friends?"

Dooo you YOU! Feeel like I do?

"Who's bending down to give me a rainbow?"

Funny, I never heard it called that before

O'say can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming?

What's love got to do with it?

How can my heart go on beating?

Is there something more besides you?

Ok I had to post it too:

Have you never been mellow?

From the cheesy desk...

How do I live without you?

and the most horrible song title ever,
Can I touch you there?

Who let the dogs out?

Why do fools fall in love?

How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?

Dispatch calls: "Are you doin' something wicked?"
(A little Jello Biafra for ya.)

My god, what have I done?

Don't you want me, baby?

Can I have this dance for the rest of my life?

What's the name of the game? (shoot me..I like ABBA)

Voulez vous couchez avec moi...c'est soi?

Whatcha tryin' to do to my heart?

Who's bed have your boots been under?

Has anybody seen my old friend Martin?

Can we still be friends?

Don't they know it's the end of the world?
What becomes of the broken-hearted?
Where were they going without ever knowing the way?
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
Where oh where is my werewolf?

Where have you been, my blue-eyed son?

How long to (till?) the point of no return?

Listen...do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell?

Or how about "Johnny are you queer?" Heh. Flashback.

One more..I swear...
Why don't we do it in the road?

How can we sleep when our beds are burning?

Why don't we, why don't we, why don't we fall in love?

How many more times, treat me the way you wanna do?

"How Can I Miss You If You Won't GO Away?"

And how could I forget:

Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?

"What have you done for lately?"
"Where, oh where has my little dog gone?"
"What if I lost my direction? What if I lost sense of time? What if I nursed this infection? Maybe the worst is behind"
"Who can it be now?"

Do you really want to hurt me?

Where have all the cowboys gone?

What's my name, foo'?

Why can't we be friends?

What is hip?

Do you love me (now that I can dance)?

Do ya think I'm sexy?

I got a girlfriend that's better than that, and nothing is better than this, is it?

Well, if you insist, where you wanna go, miss?

Are you experienced?

Oops, you used "Why can't we be friends" as an example. I will substitute "Why do we scream at each other?"

Are you lonesome tonight?

Do you miss me tonight?

Are you sorry we drifted apart?

Does your memory stray/to a bright summers day/when I kissed you/and called you/sweetheart?

Do the chairs in your parlor/seem empty and bare?

Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?

Is your heart full of pain?

Shall I come back again?

Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

(courtesy of Elvis Presley)

Is there anyone out there, anyone else outside?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
Do you feel what I feel, can you make it so that's part of the deal?
Is it wicked not to care?
What will you do when he's dead?

My goodness, 33 comments and no one has asked "Can your pussy do the dog?".

Re: Jane's comment..
must be a canadian song...

Does anybody really know what time it is?

All the lonely people--where do they all come from?

Who put the bomp in the bomp-shu-bomp-shu-bomp?

The Cramps, baby.

newer one

Where is the love?

Well then..there ya go..
I rest my case.

At least you didn't besmirch the good name of ABBA...
that would be bad...

How am I supposed to live without you?

Why don't you see me?

There's just one thing I need to know...

Should I stay or should I go?

"How can I love you if you won't lay down?"

A pox upon me for misquoting The Clash. Shoulda looked it up BEFORE I posted...

Make that:

Darling you gotta let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

Who wrote the book of love?

The "bomp-sho-bomp-sho-bomp" is a trivial matter, as well as who might have put it there.

However, it is absolutely vital to find out who put the ram in the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong.

If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

What child is this?

From The Boy With The Thorn In His Side by the Smiths.

How can they look into my eyes
And still they don't believe me ?
How can they hear me say those words
Still they don't believe me ?
And if they don't believe me now
Will they ever believe me ?
And if they don't believe me now
Will they ever, they ever, believe me ?

I sort of envisioned GWB singing it about WMD...

Why must I be sad?

How can I sing like a girl?

Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?

How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy?

Did you write the book of love and do you believe in God above - if the Bible tells you so?

How do I work this?
Where is that large automobile?
What is that beautiful house?
Where does that highway go?
Am I right?...Am I wrong?

if a picture paints a thousand words then why can't I paint you?

Do you really want to hurt me?
Is that all there is?

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Questions 67 and 68
(Judges....ding ding ding!)

What's your name?
(Lynyrd Skynyrd version)

Is that your boyfriend?

Is she really going out with him?

How are you?
Have you been alright, through all the lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights?

What did you learn in school today?

Have you seen the stars tonight?

Why don't we get drunk and screw?

Why don't we do it in the road?

What's it all about, Alfie?

Where were you when I needed you?
Where were you when I wanted you?

Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?

Can you hear me?

(Apologies for any repeats -- I don't think any of these have already been offered)

Is anybody going to San Antone? Or Phoenix, Arizona?

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?

Where is the love?

Will I see you in September?

How can you mend a broken heart?

"Have you seen your mother, baby, standing in the shadows?"

(From when the Stones were good)

Who's making love to your old lady while you were out making love?

What about, "Breakfast at Tiffany's?"

If you could go anywhere in this great big world now, where'd you like to go to? (They said, "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota!")

Melanie, why won't you go out with me?

Who's bad?

Who's fat?

Like, wow, man, can you relate?

(My encyclopedic knowledge of Weird Al songs comes in handy at last.)

Grateful Dead, Uncle John's Band -

"How does this song go?"

St. Stephen -

"Can you answer? Yes I can, but what would be the answer to the answer man?"

Box of Rain -

"What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?"

US Blues -

"I'm Uncle Sam, how do you do?"

Ripple -

"Would you hear my voice come through the music?
Would you hold it near as it were your own?"

Alabama Getaway -

"Why don't we just give Alabama
rope enough to hang himself?"

Bertha -

"Test me, test me, why don't you arrest me?"

Cumberland Blues -

"Can I go buddy, can I go down, take your shift at the mine?"

Wheel -

"Won't you try just a little bit harder?
Couldn't you try just a little bit more?"

Truckin' -

"What in the world ever became of sweet Jane?"

Saint of Circumstance -

"Was it you I heard singin' while I was chasin' dreams?"

Crazy Fingers -

"Who can stop what must arrive now?"

New Speedway Boogie -

"Do we keep on coming or stand and wait with the sun so dark and the hour so late?"

Liberty -

"Hey, now, Bird, wouldn't you rather die, than walk this world when you're born to fly?"

Well that's all for now, but I'm sure there are more.

You don't drink don't smoke--what do you do?

Donald, where's your trousers?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmic debris?

What kind of a guru are you, anyway?

Now, is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?

How do you do that voodoo that you do so well?

Who put the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder?

Why don't they come back to Dunoon?

How can you tell me you're lonely, and say for you that the sun don't shine?

How can you mend a broken heart?
How can a loser ever win?

What becomes of the broken-hearted?

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?

Ted Kennedy's theme song, "How Deep is your Love?"

Why can't I be you? (The Cure)

What's the frequency, Kenneth? (REM)

Where are the clowns? (no clue)

Who can it be now? (Men at Work)

How can anybody love anybody, anyway? (Howard Jones)

Won't you tell me how to be a millionaire? (ABC)
Who needs love like that? (Erasure)

How do you tell someone that you don't care anymore? (Cowboy Mouth)

If God had a name, what would it be, and would you call it to his face if you were face with him in all his glory? What would you ask if you had just one question? (Joan Osborne)

How can I keep from singing? (Enya)

What's wrong with you? (Clock)

Isn't it midnight on the other side of the world? (Fleetwood Mac)

Who wants to live forever? (Queen)

What's bigger than life? (Big Bam Boo)

What do you hear in these sounds? (Dar Williams)

How can you just leave me standing alone in a world that's so cold? (Prince)

OK, that's enough for now I think...

How do you wait for heaven?
And who has that much time?
And how do you keep your feet on the ground
When you know that you were born to fly?

I heart Sara Evans.

Are you a boy or a girl?

Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go?

Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know?

Hello? Is it me you're looking for?

From Wheels: "Who put the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder?"

Reminds me of "Who put the benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?"

He told a little story - that sounded well rehearsed
Four days on the run and that he's dying of thirst
The brew was in my hand - and he was on my tip
His voice was hoarse, his throat was dry - he asked me for a sip
He said, "Can I get some?"
I said, "You can't get none!"

Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what's on the other side?

And if love never lasts forever
Tell me what's forever for?

Will you cater to every fantasy that I've got?
Will ya hose me down with holy water - if I get too hot - ?
Will you take me to places that I've never known?

And we mustn't forget:

Can you feel the love tonight?


"Who are the brain police?"

Are you gonna go my way? (Lenny K)
How long has this been goin on? (I forget.)
Is there something i should know? (D2)
WHat's my age, again? (blink 18-spew)
Tell me why? (Bronksi Beat)
Hey, St. Peter? (Flash & the Pan)
Are you ready for the Sex Girls? Gleaming Spires
So What? ANti-Nowhere League
Who made Who? Ac/Dc
Whos got the ten-and-a-half? Black Flag
Who was in my dream last night? Butthole Surfers
Where's my Mind? The Pixies

"Wouldn't it be nice?"

All the questions have been answered by now:

"Wouldn't it be nice if we were older?"
"Wouldn't it be nice if we were married?"

Actually, no.

personal fave:
"Would I lie to you?"

"how much is that doggy in the window?" (woof woof)