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Were the lyrics in Coldplay's “Viva la Vida” changed?

Did the group Coldplay really originally have the words "Roman Catholic priests are singing" in their song "Viva la Vida", and later replace it with "Roman Cavalry choirs are singing"?
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Meaning of this particular lyric in Blaze Foley's “Big Cheeseburgers And Good French Fries”

I am fascinated by the music of Blaze Foley, and he often paints an incredible picture of life in the country. Last year I was able - after research - to determine the meaning of his lyrics "Feed the ...
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Is Metallica's lyrics considered to be great by native speakers?

I'm not a native English speaker so despite I'm able to understand what a particular song lyrics is about I can't determine how good it is in terms of poetry. I'm well aware that for instance Bob ...
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Where can I find a lyrical analysis and interpretation of “(Don't Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult?

[You might find the existential themes disturbing.] The Song on YouTube Here are two versions of the studio version of the song:- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg) [Studio] (https://www....
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Lyrics of Your Hand On My Shoulder by Jean-François Berger & Cécile Perfetti

Could anyone share the lyrics of Your Hand On My Shoulder by Jean-François Berger & Cécile Perfetti https://open.spotify.com/album/397yj1XJZdCKnGKsDtV7jL?highlight=spotify:track:...
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Missy Elliot's “Work it” lyrics meaning

My English teacher constantly referring to this song as female empowerment and feminism. But I just don't see how. How does the popular song of 2002 Work It by Missy Elliot refer to feminism or ...
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What does Roger Miller say at the end of “Kansas City Star”

What does Roger Miller say at the end of Kansas City Star? It seems to be an aside, a "parenthetical comment" at the very end, the last two seconds.
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What are some of the songs where I can find these kinds of expressions? [duplicate]

I'm doing a research about the concept 'love is food,' which contains these kinds of expressions. She's starved for affection. I need love. He's love-starved. I can't live without love. He thrives on ...
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Danish (?) lyrics for “All that Jazz” by Julie Steincke

Some time ago I come across this performance of "All that Jazz" by Julie Steincke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scdu88ln_Q4 (I am enchanted with it). I do not recognize the language, but since ...
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What are the words spoken at the start of “I'll Do the Talking Tonight” song (Russian language)?

The Bollywood Movie Agent Vinod (2012) has a song named I'll do the talking tonight. The song starts with some Russian lines. I searched everywhere in the internet but I didn't find a single article ...
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What does 'imagined ecstasy' mean?

The song Zedd - Addicted to Me's lyrics contains a phrase 'Imagined ecstasy'. Can anybody please explain it's meaning related to the song? Does it have any meaning outside the song? If it does, ...
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Help needed deciphering lyrics of the song “Camera” by “A Witness”

I'm having difficulty deciphering most of the lyrics in this song: [Inline Link] (https://youtu.be/v6dKwLphZT8) Here's what i understand so far: "He bought his first camera. With his pocket money. ...
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What are the lyrics to two songs covered by a 1998 Rock-n-Roll Elmo?

I used to own one of these toys when I was really little, but I always had trouble understanding the words because of my hearing loss. The first song by the Elmo doll is a cover of Jackson 5's ABC. ...
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Does Dylan reference Lee Harvey Oswald in “The Times They Are A-Changing”?

This has been eating me for few years now: When I listened for the first time to Bob Dylan's: "The Times They Are A-Changin'" I heard The times Lee Harvey changin' And I always hear it like this. ...
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Why Manhattan and Berlin are mentioned in “First We Take Manhattan”, of all cities in the world?

From what I could figure out, the song "First We Take Manhattan" by Leonard Cohen is about terrorism, the desire to "make a change from within" against the corrupted western culture with its "fashion ...
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Who is the real songwriter of a song?

When I Google a song lyrics, Google usually shows it with songwriters at the bottom. For instance, "post malone paranoid lyrics" Is it possible to find out who took what part in songwriting process? ...
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Need help remenbering. Lyrics with: “With my baby”

I hace been thinking about this since weeks The other day i was listening to Hall & Oates, and one song, "starting all over again" shooted in my head, another, with a similar vibe, that in some ...
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What does the song 'Helplessly Hoping' talk about?

The song is Helplessly Hoping by CSN. You can listen to it here. I'm having a hard time trying to get the meaning of the song. I think it talks about two lovers, and it sounds sad, but for the life ...
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Lyrics for Haşim & Gülistan Tokdemir - Şirinamın

Could anyone help me out with the lyrics for this song. An English translation would be amazing but Kurdish lyrics are also okay.
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What do the lyrics of “Juliet” by Cloudnone and Matt Van mean?

There is a song of the genre Future Garage called Juliet by Cloudnone and Matt Van, and the lyrics seem to be about a man building a spaceship to find his lost lover in space, but upon further review, ...
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Lyrics for “Into the flow” from 1984 movie “Heavenly Bodies”

I can't find the lyrics for the song Into the flow from the 1984 movie Heavenly bodies. This song is credited to the Canadian new wave band Boys Brigade, but very little information is available ...
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What does the song 'Year of the Cat' by Al Stewart mean?

I just found this song and I'm curious how the song can be interpreted? I'm not sure if I understood it well. It sounds like a song for a lover or something but I could not understand the significance ...
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What is the purpose of using pronoun “they” instead of “he” in “Ten Duel Commandments” (Hamilton: The Musical)

I have recently noticed that in "Ten Duel Commandments" from Hamilton the pronoun used to describe the opponent is "they" like in The challenge: demand satisfaction, If they apologize, no need ...
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Which language is this language heard in many urban songs?

In many urban songs I hear a language which is unintelligible. I thought that it could be some jamaican creole since urban reggaeton influenced songs are historically linked to jamaican reggae. But I ...
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Why do Desmond and Molly Jones switch roles in the repeated final verse of Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da?

In The Beatles' song Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, the last two verses are essentially the same except Desmond and Molly Jones switch actions. I've included a line by line comparison below with the differences ...
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Is “Nachts weinen die Soldaten” a hommage to “Es ist an der Zeit” or to “Green Fields of France”?

Today I listened to "Nachts weinen die Soldaten" (At night the soldiers are crying) by Saltatio Mortis. And I was reminded of "Es ist an der Zeit" (It's about time) by Hannes Wader. So my question ...
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Why is Sir Walter Raleigh such a stupid git?

In The Beatles White Album song "I'm So Tired" one of the verses has the following lyrics: I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset Although I'm so tired, I'll have another cigarette And curse Sir ...
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One butterfly pull the iron out the maiden

There is a song called “Iron Out The Maiden” by Shahmen, here are the lyrics. I don’t understand this sentence: One butterfly pull the iron out the maiden Why “pull”, not pulls or pulled? And ...
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What's the origin of the phrase “Rise Up Singing”?

There's a famous song book called "Rise Up Singing." That expression appears in the lyric of Summertime, from Porgy and Bess. I wonder whether that's the whole story of the phrase (it was created by ...
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Song recorded off UK radio

Does anyone recognise this song? I tried shazam and sound hound. I can't really identify the words to try and find it through its lyrics. https://youtu.be/1pnZxUimvew
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Lyrics of “The friends of Mr. Cairo” by Vangelis and Jon Anderson

I was able to find the lyrics of "The friends of Mr. Cairo": ... From Chicago to Hong Kong Via Istanbul the Talking Tong ... I would very much appreciate if someone could tell me what's meant by "...
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About Patti Smith's song “Rock N Roll Nigger”

I listened to Patti Smith's song Rock N Roll Nigger. The lyrics include a lot of a word "nigger". This is a derogatory term for African-American, isn't it? Did she use it on purpose? What is her ...
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What is Wynton Marsalis' band saying on the song Juan, and what does it mean?

On the Wynton Marsalis album "Live at Blues Alley" there is a song that they play three times during the set. The song is called "Juan" the first time through. The second time it is titled "Juan (E. ...
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Pro Pain - Down For The Cause - Help to understand the song

Link to lyrics. I guess only fans from the time recognize the question but all the same I'm asking it. Knowing that the band is from the 90s, and from New York. Not being from USA and was teen when ...
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Is Sweet and Low, a song referenced in Blubber by Judy Bloom, a real song?

I’ve always wondered because I tried looking for on Google, taking some of the lyrics in the book, but was not successful. The closest thing I found was a choral arrangement, but I don’t know who ...
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Lyrics of True Faith by New Order: What is the morning sun?

My morning sun is the drug that brings me near To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear I used to think that the day would never come That my life would depend on the morning sun This ...
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Repeated lyric in Guz & Tough Love - “Dancin' Kinda Close”

Guz & Tough Love's song "Dancin' Kinda Close" has a repeated lyric ??? little step ??? dancin' kinda close What is the full lyric with the omitted words? I haven't been able to find it ...
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Which place does “west side” in Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam's “A 1000 Times” refer to?

This is the line from the lyrics "I left my room, on the west side". Does this refer to the upper west side in nyc? Does this even refer to a specific place at all? The music video seems to show ...
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Lyrics of Needles written by System of a Down

At the end of the song, many website say the lyrics are : Just waiting for the tomb Of some old dying man? I always thought it was thuum instead of tomb but how can I check ? Is there a good ...
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The meaning of “Sunlight thrown over smashed human bones.”

It's from "The First of The Gang To Die" by Morrissey. Is "thrown over" here mean toss something? Or is it mean abandon something? Could you explain it to me in simple terms please?
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The lyrics of the song by a Greek band Fade — No Trust

Here is the music video for the song by a Greek band Fade -- No Trust. Unfortunately, not all the words are legible (I'm not a native English speaker) and I didn't manage to Google the lyrics for this ...
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Lyrics for Backyard Superheroes - Face it

Here is the song on YouTube. I can't find the lyrics anywhere so I decided to write down what I have so far and you might be able to help me. You’ve got wake up _____________ Only ten more minutes ...
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Lyrics in Green Day's “Jesus Of Suburbia”

I am a huge green day fan and listen to many of their songs. Most of the lyrics are pretty straightforward to understand what they are talking about but there is one line that puzzles me. At 5:40 on ...
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What's the meaning of the lyrics to “Stolen Innocence” by Courtney Parker

What is the meaning of this song https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIP6DHrc2I Part of the lyrics are "How can you take this girl and make her feel secure then go grab your mates and make her feel impure?"...
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EDM song, video with 2 teddy bears, lyrics: “we were gold”

I've been looking for an EDM (electronic dance music) song the video of this song has two teddy bears in it and the lyrics are we were gold and we were......
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Looking for the lyrics of a traditional American song

Some years ago I got to sing an arrangement of a traditional American song which was translated to Catalan; the song should be called something like "The Eagle". I've been looking for the original ...
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What is the missing verse from Dr. John's “Mama Roux”?

In Mama Roux by Dr. John, there's an instrumental break near the end of the song (around 2:18), but you can hear Dr. John singing another verse under the music. What is this verse, and why is it ...
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Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (Ah Ch'Infelice Sempre) lyrics

What is an accurate translation of the lyrics in Larghetto & Andante Molto - Ah Ch'Infelice Sempre? from Stabat Mater. I was unable to find a translation and google translator seemed pretty bad^^...
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Hide and Seek beat drop symbols translation

https://youtu.be/KR-eV7fHNbM Do the symbols at 1:30 in that video mean anything? Screenshot:
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Spoken lines in Annie Lennox' “No More I Love You's”

In Annie Lennox' 1995 song, No More I Love You's, a young sounding voice (maybe Annie herself voicing a childlike voice?) says They were being really crazy. We were all in the car, and you know ...