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Lyrics of The Dynamics' Please think it over

I really do like this old song: The Dynamics' Please think it over I'd like to have the lyrics. I have searched the lyrics on the internet, but there is nothing. So I ...
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Lyrics of The Lettermen's Put away your teardrops

I really do like this old song: The Lettermen' Put away your teardrops I'd like to have the lyrics. I have searched the lyrics on the internet, but there is nothing. ...
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Lyrics of Wilf Carter's Why should I feel sorry for you now

I really do like this old song: Wilf Carter's Why should I feel sorry for you now I'd like to have the lyrics. I have searched the lyrics on the internet, but there is ...
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The meaning of “get off” in Foxy's song

I am listening Foxy's Get off. The lyrics is as following. I am wondering what the idiom "get off" mean at here? I know that "get off" is used to meaning "to leave or to ...
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Lyrics contain the idiom “for one thing”

I am looking for lyrics which contain the idiom "for one thing". What I want is that the idiom must be explained as "for example" or "for instance". I have found three ...
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“People talk of situations” or “People talk over situations” in Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero?

I am listening to Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero. There is a sentence I am not sure. That is, "People talk of situations" or "People talk over situations". In this video, it sounds ...
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What/who is “Bushell” the the Adam and the Ants song Press Darlings?

If passion ends in fashion Bushell is the best-dressed man in town In an previous verse it goes Nick Kent is the best dressed guy in town. Nick Kent was a rock critic, but does anyone know what "...
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Have Hot Chip ever explained the lyric 'made in the dark' in the eponymous song?

I discovered Hot Chip's song "Made in the Dark" a few months ago. It's exquisitely beautiful, and seems to describe the aftermath of the break up of a romantic relationship. The chorus ...
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How do the “Hatten är din” meme lyrics correspond to the original “Miin ma kenti” lyrics

BACKGROUND: In 1981, [Lebanese musician Azar] Habib recorded "Miin Ma Kenti" (Whoever you are) ... in Arabic for his Ya Malaki album; the tape eventually made its way to Sweden. Nineteen ...
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Is the song “You Raise Me Up” actually about Christian Relief?

I understand the song You Raise Me Up is about relief, faith, etc. According to a post The song effectively portrays Josh Groban’s expression of faith and also presents the influence of his ...
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Where do I find lyrics to “Opportunity for Progress”, by Rayne?

Well, this has been bugging me for quite a while, but I simply can't find the lyrics to this song. Can anyone help? It would also be fine to simply upload the lyrics. I am able to understand almost 80-...
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“Talk” by Hozier, meaning

In Hozier's song "Talk" he sings "That's found in the last witness / Before the wave hits / marveling at God / Before he feels alone one final time and marries the sea." I know ...
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Can anyone help me to find this rock music?

Some years ago, maybe more than 10, when I was a kid, I used to listen to a very engaging rock music that i’m mad to try to find what that music was. I remember some part of the lyrics but they aren’t ...
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Lyrics for Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love for Planet Earth

The song Sweet Love for Planet Earth from Fuck Buttons' album Street Horrrsing (2008) contains extremely distorted vocals starting at 5:32. Several sources online cite the following as lyrics: We're ...
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What does the singer sings (maybe in English) in the song “Mal Bicho”

This song is in Spanish, but it has a portion starting at 2:17, (link to that part) where it appears to be talking in English, But I do not understand any single word, since English is not my first ...
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Identify the lyrics of KISS' God Of Thunder (Alive 2)

Following the drum solo of KISS' God of Thunder from Alive II and before the "I'm the lord of the wastelands", could you identify what is being said?
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What does “mad fish” mean in Bring The Pain by Method Man?

In the song "Bring The Pain" by Method Man, he says: Check it, just how deep can shit get/ Deep as the abyss/ and brothers is mad fish accept it What does "mad fish" mean in this ...
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Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder lyrics meaning

In the song "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder, one of the line goes "you can tell right away at the letter A, when people start to move", what does "at the letter A" mean? In the context of the lyrics, ...
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Construction of a Musical Theatre song

In musical theatre, we have lyrics. Would you say, therefore, that you have to make sure you had the tune for this first before you added the brace for the grand staff for the melody and bass line? ...
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What does Victor Wooten refers to in his Justice Song in album “Show of Hands”?

In the lyrics of song "Justice" by Victor Wooten in his 1996 Album "Show of Hands" he says: Twenty two cops on the scene / And only 4 go to trial Is there a specific episode he is referring to?
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What do these lyrics in “Angeline the Baker” mean?

In the song "Angeline the Baker," the lyrics go: Angeline the baker, age of 43 Fed her sugar candy, but she still won't marry me What does "fed her sugar candy" mean? Is it referring to sweet ...
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What kind of bird are you if you can't swim?

In the translations of Peter and the Wolf that I've heard/seen, the bird is always just "the bird"; is there any indication as to roughly what sort of bird Prokofiev had in mind? The fluttering and ...
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Did John Lennon condemn the Free Love ideology on the 1970 track “Working Class Hero”?

It's safe to say that the Beatles had a pretty good time in the Sixties. They were certainly at the forefront of the hippie movement, a central aspect of which was the Free Love ideology. However, in ...
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Are there any artists who have written original lyrics in languages they don't speak?

And no, I don't mean Pitbull saying "Uno, dos, tre, quattro". I'm wondering if there have been any instances of songwriters writing most or all of the lyrics to an original song in a language or ...
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Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (live): What does James LaBrie say before the song starts?

I have been listening to Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (Live Scenes from New York) for many years, but I was never able to understand what James LaBrie says just before the song starts. Here below ...
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Who is the 'Sandman' in America's song?

America was a band that was formed in the 1970's. The lyrics of their song Sandman are as follows: Ain't it foggy outside All the planes have been grounded Ain't the fire inside? Let's all ...
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Looking for verses to the refrain of “Hoch sollst du leben”

From my childhood in the 90s I remember that we used a song for the birthday celebrations at my elementary school that had the classic "Hoch sollst du leben" birthday song as a refrain and had two or ...
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Meaning of lyrics to Vangelis (Losing Sleep)

Could someone please enlighten me to the meaning of the lyrics to "Losing Sleep" by Vangelis (sung by Paul Young): Here are the lyrics: www.azlyricdb.com/lyrics/Vangelis-Losing-Sleep-294174
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Upbeat pop: “Show me that you love me, don't just say it”

It’s an upbeat kinda pop song and the only lyrics I can remember are these: show me that you love me ...don’t just say it. Tell me if I had nothing would you be there for me, nowadays it’s bout the ...
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Roger Miller “Doo Wacka Doo”?

I could have sworn that line was in the song "Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd" by Roger Miller, but I just listened to a recording and it wasn't in there. A Google for that lyric comes up with a ...
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I can't remember a song, whose video clip is weird

I can't remember a song, the clip of which had some mannequins without faces in place of people. Some of them, for example, represented a family at home (father, mother and son) sitting around a table....
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What are the lyrics to “Fiddle-Dee-Dee!!” by Plus-Tech Squeeze Box?

The Japanese electronic music band Plus-Tech Squeeze Box put out an album titled Cartooom! in 2004, with cover art reminiscent of the American animated series Dexter's Laboratory. The song "Fiddle-Dee-...
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Songs with unintelligible lyrics and incomplete lyrics transcript

Are there any recordings of songs that lack a full transcript of the lyrics? Often lyrics are difficult to understand solely from the recording and I can imagine lower fidelity recordings from the ...
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Where does the title of Ride The Tiger by Jefferson Starship come from?

I read on https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858626308/ that the tiger could be a heroin needle with black measurement lines on the outside being the stripes. The song is from 1974 and ...
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Can somebody explain these specific moments of the musical short cartoon “Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs” (1943)?

Disclaimer: Some people probably might find this offensive, and so should not watch it, although I personally don't understand why, and find it to be a very funny and musically catchy cartoon from the ...
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Why was Ian Hunter ashamed in Oreole?

I'm referring to All the Way from Memphis (1973) by Mott the Hoople. The lyrics are here. I think we can all feel a bit unhappy about the unfortunate use of the word "Spade" but I don't see any ...
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Who is “Sid Viscosity”?

The lyrics of the song Gentle Spike Resort by Grandaddy refer to Sid Viscosity: With ex-school treasures for hire And whitesnake riffs dressed up like Sid Viscosity "Whitesnake" could refer to ...
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“Come Baby Come” by K7 - lyrics for the female vocals?

I am looking for the lyrics of the 90s song "Come Baby Come" by K7, but I cannot find one that includes the female vocals at the start of the song after the "Da ding de ding de ding" part. (I turned ...
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Meaning to lyrics of Syd Barrett's song *Baby Lemonade*

Can someone offer their interpretation of the Syd Barrett song called Baby Lemonade from his solo album Barrett? Here are the lyrics, and here you can listen to the song on YouTube.
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Are “Londonderry Air”, “Danny Boy”, and “You Raise Me Up” the same song?

I notice that the Irish air Londonderry Air, the ballad Danny Boy by Frederic Weatherly, and You Raise Me Up by the band Secret Garden sound pretty much the same (or at least similar) when I listen to ...
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Lyrics to Electro-Light “Night Shines” (meaning and corrections)

Electro-Light ft. Nathan Brumley - Night Shines There is a lyric video of this song, however I think some of the lyrics presented on the lyrical may be off or something that's just confusing to me. ...
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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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What does the line “Could go fishing but the fish draw flies” mean 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 to – after research – determine the meaning of the line "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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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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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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