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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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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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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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What does the song 'Helplessly Hoping' by Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) talk about?

The song is Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN). You can also listen to it on Spotify. I'm having a hard time trying to get the meaning of the song. I think it talks about two ...
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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?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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What is going on in the lyrics of Kate Rusby's song “The Lark”?

What is going on in the lyrics of Kate Rusby's song “The Lark”? This song is moving but cryptic—it's hard for me to tell what's going on. There may have been a breakup between the narrator and the ...
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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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