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1. Are you male or female?

"Ooo wee ooo, I look just like Buddy Holly,
Oh oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore.
I don't care what they say about us anyway.
I don't care about that.
I don't care about that."

-- Weezer, "Buddy Holly"
2. Describe yourself
"i never meant to do you wrong
(i never meant to trip the minefield hidden here in paradise)
i never meant to cause anybody’s harm
(i never meant to fire a lethal weapon or to terrorize)
i never meant to cause you any pain
(i never meant to cut my tender fingers on your angel hair)
i never meant to bring you any shame
(i never meant to hide tacks in the cushion of your mercy chair)

(if) i played my role as diplomat
you knew it wasn’t just an act
i couldn’t stand to stand in back
a faded little wallflower
i’ve maybe taken too much on
naiveté and youth is gone
but at least the juice is still turned on
i’m dancing on a live wire
i’ve summoned up a thunder cloud
but i always meant to do you proud

still certain things are not allowed
like setting off a wildfire

-- Swirling Eddies, "Pyro Sets A Wildfire"
3. How do some people feel about you?
"And if I seem a little strange
Well, that's because I am
If I seem a little strange
That's because I am"

-- The Smiths, "Unloveable"

4. Describe your main interest

"Jesus spoke to me only once
audibly for sure
When I was down on my luck,
He offered me the cure
He said "This trial is over"
I haven't heard that voice since then
We both agree I'm a sinner,
and what happens in the end

I had a quarter in my pocket
I pumped way too much gas
and like those bread and fishies
my little quarter turned to cash

I said that God's a mystery
so much that's hard to tell
Theo said I wasn't going to heaven
then I'll see him down in hell

I hold these views but I get no respect
I guess that we just don't philosophically connect
aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh..."

-- Daniel Amos, "Theo's Logic"
5. How do you feel about yourself?
"The Artful Dodger
Down on Avirice street
He's inclined to repent
But the sin's too sweet

Now he's imagining heaven
Thru the multi-colored glass
The icon pages, the blood and ashes

It will do for now
Will have to do for now
It will have to do for now
Have to do for now, etc"

-- Terry Scott Taylor, "Have To Do For Now"

6. Where would you rather be?
"we go back and forth, just looking for a life line nothing more than hours, just waiting for a phone call, these are the nights, when nothing is gonna break me more, Jesus please come soon, this afternoon, all we want is our own to be here for a lifetime but you can't expect the whole world"

-- Starflyer 59, "E. P. Nights"
7. Describe where you live
"We live in the city of dreams
We drive on the highway of fire
Should we awake
And find it gone
Remember this, our favorite town

-- Talking Heads, City of Dreams"
8. Describe how you love
"There is nowhere else I'd rather be
Than in your heart
There is nowhere else I wanna be
But in your eyes
In your arms

Hey Na Na Hey Na Na
There is nowhere else I'd rather be
There is nowhere else I wanna be

-- The Seventy Sevens, "Nowhere Else"
9. Share a few words of wisdom
"But don't forget the songs
That made you cry
And the songs that saved your life
Yes, you're older now
And you're a clever swine
But they were the only ones who ever stood by you

-- The Smiths, "Rubber Ring"

"no matter who you are
no matter what you do
there's only one thing
i ask of you
and that's if you pray
then when you pray
be naked prey
pray naked"

-- The Seventy Sevens, "Pray Naked"

10. Describe how you hate
"With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

-- Blue Oyster Cult, "Godzilla"
11. How do you feel about others?
"so it seems
life is just a troubled sea
that we sail for free
don't let me drown
if the rest of the world's goin' down
you've got to breathe your breath in me

everybody's story is more
interesting than mine
it took me twenty-some-odd-years
to see i'd been born blind

so i just feel my way to you
i try to keep you close
i'm never very good at getting
what I need the most

so it seems
life is just a troubled sea
that we sail for free
don't let me drown
if the rest of the world's goin' down
you've got to breathe your breath in me

the darkest part of every night
is just before the dawn
the sun begins to rise
when we admit that we were wrong

so here i stumble home to you
to find the words to use"

-- Over the Rhine, "Farpoint Diary"
12. Describe your idea of happiness
"House of Love"
(Story Outline)

1. I'm not in the House of Love
A. I don't like the house I'm in
B. I need a new house

2. I find the house of love
A. I'm really excited
B. Never do I want to leave

3. Love surrounds me
A. Nothin' but love
B. Everybody loves everybody
(Love Utopia)

-- Lifesavers Underground, "House of Love"
13. What are your beliefs?
Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae.

Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad inferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.

Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam.


-- "Symbolum Apostolorum"

14. Where do you think your life is leading you?
"But heh I’m big in japan
I’m big in japan
I’m big in japan
Heh ho they love the way I do it
Heh ho there’s really nothing to it"

-- Tom Waits, "Big in Japan"
15. What are you afraid of?
"the warden comes to set me free
i grip the bars, swallow up the key
it's like serving time
when there's none left
on a fast train nowhere
but we're not there yet
the scenery moves
the train stands still
self-made traps, self-made locks
combinations i forgot
for guards and gates i await
i'm a natural born inmate
could be free if i choose
born to win, dyin' to lose
lust came fast, love left slow
the die is cast, the word is no"

-- The Seventy Sevens, "Self-Made Trap"

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