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Why can't the beast be killed?

In the Eagles' song, "Hotel California" it says: Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice. And she said, 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'. And in the master's ...
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Intended Mondegreens?

I could swear Lloyd Cole is constantly tricking his audience to mishear his lyrics ("So You Like To Save The World", "Blue Like Mars", to name just two candidate songs), but of ...
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Lyrics for the song "Dariya" performed by Niyaz Nawab

Please help me out with Romanized phonetic transcription of this song, based on poetry of Hafez, sung by Niyaz Nawab. I do not know to read Persian language. What I have tried before: I tried to ...
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What changes did Oscar Hammerstein make to P.G. Wodehouse's lyrics for the Jerome Kern tune Bill?

What changes did Oscar Hammerstein II make to P.G. Wodehouse's lyrics for the Jerome Kern tune Bill? According to Wikipedia : "Bill" is a song heard in Act II of Kern and Hammerstein's ...
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What woman is he singing of? Making sense of Bob Seger - Turn the Page

In the song Turn the Page by Bob Seger, most of the lyrics are straight-forward. But I don't understand one part of it, early on it goes: You can think about the woman Or the girl you knew the night ...
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In the song, don't stop till you get enough, what was Michael singing?

I'm asking specifically about this line which are in the official lyrics: "Keep on, with the force, don't stop" There's no way Michael was singing that. It sound more like he sang something ...
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Does the video for Last In Line match the intent of the Lyrics?

Do the scenes depicted in the music video for The Last in Line (Dio, 1984) relate directly to the meaning of the lyrics as intended by the original artist? Both contain Biblical imagery, but while the ...
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Who is Croce Singing About in the "Hey, Tomorrow" Demo?

In "Hey Tomorrow Demo" here, Croce sings at the end "I'll have a new day, if HE'LL have me" (in the "official" version, it's ""I'll have a new day, if SHE'LL ...
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What does this lyric in "I Don't Know" by MiSTah Kye mean?

At around 2:09 in the song "I Don't Know" by MiSTah Kye, there is this lyric: She murder like Bobby Which "Bobby" is this referencing? In his songs, MiSTah Kye usually references ...
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Is "Ten commandments of man" sexist or ironic?

As per the title, is this song ironic? It seems way too extreme to be anything but ironic, and perhaps at the time it was clear because of how it was performed or who ...
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What is said at the end of "I Dream Myself Alive", and why?

At the very end of the a-ha song "I Dream Myself Alive" (2:56 to 2:59), there's a barely audible voice in German. I believe it says "Die Berichterstattung soll umfassend, wahrheitsge-&...
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Is "I will defend it" in Barenaked Ladies' Navigate a reference?

In the Barenaked Ladies song "Navigate", there's a line: It's home and I will defend it To me the "I will defend it" seems slightly out of place with the tone of the rest of the ...
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Why are some of the lyrics in Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera omitted or missing entirely?

Around 2016 or so, I did a Google search for lyrics of Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera, since I am hard-of-hearing, wanting to find full lyrics in written form. However, all of the ...
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What does the woman say in the opening to Al B. Sure's, "Ooh This Love Is So"

In the opening sequence of Al B. Sure's, "Ooh This Love Is So", from the album "In Effect Mode", a woman purrs a line or two in what sounds like French to me. I've wondered for ...
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Why does Bayern & 1868 cause an argument in this Transglobal Underground song?

In the song 'Drinking in Gomorrah' (Impossible Broadcasting, 2004) by Transglobal Underground there is this lyric: And it's quiet except for this couple of German cotton buyers, who both turn out to ...
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Is there a name for this lyrical construct?

In Taylor Swift's song Anti-Hero, the last two lines of the chorus are: I'll stare directly at the sun but never in the mirror It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero But as it's sung,...
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What's the meaning of "Those torches you carry must be drowned in champagne" in the song "Here's to the losers"?

What's the meaning of the line "Those torches you carry must be drowned in champagne" in the song "Here's to the losers"? https://genius.com/Frank-sinatra-heres-to-the-losers-...
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Help needed in transcription of music lyrics

Again I'm stuck with some lyrics. I have difficulties listening to song lyrics in English. Spiral End (Worship) Apparently there isn't a source with transcript lyrics yet. My poor tries to transcribe ...
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What does "Make the colours in the sky" mean in this context?

Ay, ay, ay I'm your little butterfly Green, black and blue Make the colours in the sky Source: https://genius.com/Smiledk-butterfly-lyrics Or as song: Does it mean ...
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Why the excess of 3 children underneath the mango tree?

In the song Underneath the Mango Tree the refrain goes: Mango, banana and tangerine Sugar and ackee and cocoa bean When we get marry we make them grow And nine little chil' in a row https://www....
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Changing words to Cohen's "Hallelujah"

I have heard at least four different sets of lyrics to Cohen's Hallelujah. But in spite of having very different overall themes, none of them changed the lines "the fourth, the fifth / the minor ...
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I need to find out the true lyrics of "The Rover - Led Zeppelin"

It is one of the most famous songs from last century. The problem is that we don't have good lyrics for it, partially because this song was never played live. We only have a few versions of it, the ...
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Meaning of "Don't Dream It's Over" ("Hey Now")

Finally paying attention to this song because of The Rescues' fantastic cover (featured in Pantheon), I noticed (a) The current Wikipedia article is awful and could deeply benefit from better ...
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I am looking for lyrics of the song: Thomas Bergersen - A Place in Heaven

It has two versions, one is sung by Jenifer Thigpen as voice over. I am looking for lyrics of the version with her voice. I found lyrics in this website but it is in English and it does not sound like ...
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Articles on the meaning behined the lyrics of Funny How Love Is by Fine Young Cannibals

I am looking for articles and quotes on the story behind the song "Funny how love is", by Fine Young Cannibals. Specifically, is he still in love with his ex and doesn't want to see her ...
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What do the lyrics for Frisco Town from Memphis Minnie (1929) mean?

I haven't a perfect knowledge of English, and history and country/blues music from the 20's sometimes carries images that I can't figure clearly. In her song Frisco Town, in 1929, what does Memphis ...
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"Lose Yourself" chorus confusion

I checked the lyrics in many sources (e.g. spotify) and listened to the song on various platforms, and I still can't make out what he says in the beginning (or rather the second line) of the chorus. ...
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Who's "Isaac" which Eminem mentions in the end of almost each song of Music to be Murdered By Side B?

When listening to Em songs in Side B, Music to be Murdered By Eminem shouts "Isaac"(I don't know if that is the correct writing of this name). Anyone knows what this reference is?
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What do the lyrics in "Master of Puppets" mean?

What do the lyrics in "Master of Puppets" mean? Is it talking about drugs like Google says? I don't really trust Google lol.
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not understanding the lyrics of a song

I was listening to this beautiful rework of "Make it to Heaven" and have had some trouble understanding the lyrics from 0:50 to 1:19. Here is what I'm hearing from the song: In the dark, in ...
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What kind of ounces do Migos mean?

I am talking about the song Migos - Ounces. All I ever wanted was to get rid of them ounces I know gold ounces. But why does he want to get rid of them? I'm from Europe maybe this question is stupid?...
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Who are the names in 2Pac - All Eyez On Me?

I can't find the correct names in 2Pac - All Eyez On Me intro. Genius: (https://genius.com/2pac-all-eyez-on-me-lyrics) Big Syke, Nook, Paint, Bogart, Big Serge Musixmatch: (https://www.musixmatch.com/...
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What does this line in the song Tyla Yaweh - Tommy Lee mean?

I treat my hoes like a option What does this mean?
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Listen to Me (Hollies) - what is that last line?

In the song Listen to Me, all the lyrics sites end each verse with: very soon you've forgotten, that you didn't care about love. That’s not the way it sounds to me. More like “that you can’t buy ...
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Meaning of "Darling she said 'I was yours to be seen'" in Desmond Dekker's Israelites?

What is the meaning of the "Darling she said 'I was yours to be seen'" lyric in the song Israeliates by Desmond Dekker?
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Umbrella: "Take Three" lyrics

In Umbrella by Rihanna and JAY-Z, JAY-Z says "Take three, action" 7 seconds in. Does this mean that they had previously recorded this song 2 times and these attempts weren't as successful?
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Am I confused about the message of the "Monday Morning" folk song?

I've listened many times to this: I recognize that I may be completely wrong, and probably are (judging by how often I've misinterpreted lyrics in the past), but is ...
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In 'Two Tribes' of Frankie goes to Hollywood, is it a 'point' or 'money' that you can score? Do they actually say 'let's go to war'?

The anti-war song 'Two Tribes' from Frankie goes to Hollywood, with their striking music-video (released in 1984), got my attention again. Although the video was banned by the BBC at the time, the ...
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Origin/meaning of the lyrics "hang on behind" in the shanty Roll The Old Chariot Along (aka A Drop of Nelson's Blood)

In the old walkaway song/sea shanty known as "A Drop of Nelson's Blood," "Roll the Old Chariot," or "Roll the Old Chariot Along," the last line of each stanza is, "...
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What are they saying in Blue Swede's rendition of "Hooked on a Feeling" on their album of the same name?

In the beginning of the track "Hooked on a Feeling" on the Blue Swede album of the same name, there is a rhythmic spoken phrase that repeats several times before they begin their rendition ...
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In Prince's "7", who are "the seven"?

In Prince and the New Power Generation's song "7" (Love Symbol Album, 1992), the lyrics speak of "All seven and we'll watch them fall" and "One day all seven will die". ...
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Lyrics of "Heroin" by The Lurkers

Dunno if I should go to some English SE site instead, but: I'm a German and my English is quite OK after 60 years, but who shall understand this accent if not being a native? Also, punk rock. I only &...
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What are the commonly recited lyrics to Auld Lang Syne?

If you Google Auld Lang Syne lyrics, you find the traditional five verses. However on New Year's Eve I don't usually hear all verses. Which lyrics are commonly included?
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In Kansas' "Dust in the Wind", does the "now" in "now don't hang on" mean "start now" or is it a bonafide part of the lyric?

In Kansas' "Dust in the Wind", is the "now" in "now don't hang on": (A) a direction to the other band members to come in now, as it comes at the end of an instrumental ...
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What is the word used in this line of this song for which I've typed up these lyrics?

I've recently rediscovered an artist named Saint of Sin. They have religious sounding music, most of which appear to be non-verbal as per their Spotify page. There are a few songs with lyrics, ...
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What is the De La Soul song "Potholes in My Lawn" (1988) about?

I can't make any sense of these lyrics. My guess is that he is rapping about somebody having stolen his lyrics or something? Who was that? Somebody famous? I really have made significant efforts to ...
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Help me to find lyrics "Couleur Amour" by Jaïa Rose

I learn French and sometimes translate lyrics of the songs I like. I like the song "Couleur Amour" by Jaïa Rose and would like to translate it, but I can't find the lyrics. I tried to find ...
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What does it mean to be a brother to the old wild goose?

I heard the song “Cry of the Wild Goose” by Tennessee Ernie Ford recently. One of the lines is: I am a brother to the old wild goose. I was wondering what that means exactly. Does it equate a man's ...
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Aerosmith Song "The Movie" has a woman speaking, what is she saying?

It sounds like there is a woman speaking on the track "The Movie" from Permanent Vacation album. Does anyone know what she is saying, or can it be translated into english?
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I don't understand the Lyrics of Limp Bizkit new "Dad Vibes"

I don't understand at all why it goes in this song. Even a translator could not help. It looks like random words or some slang. I am not native speaker in English. Can someone explain to me what the ...
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