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Looking for a song with the line "What you see is what you got" [closed]

I have a very clear memory of a funk-style song, maybe from the 90's, with a male singer and the following chorus lyrics passage: What you see is what you gotYou might like it and then you might not ...
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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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What do the lyrics to this song mean? I'm not sure if its Russian but in English it sounds like "boy boy boy boy..."

https://www.reddit.com/r/NameThatSong/comments/v91j3d/eastern_europeanrussian_pop_refrain_sounds_like/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 I was interested in trying to figure out what ...
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Latin, Spanish, Mexican, Mariachi, or Brazilian melody

There's this Latin, Spanish, Mexican, Mariachi, or Brazilian melody that Thomas Bervoets sings at 0:45 in the probās vocārī, Seu Genitālis : part of the hymn Carmen Saeculare by Quintus Horatius ...
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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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You Are Home tweets

The You are Home twitter account is the official twitter account for Harry Styles' 3rd album: Harry's House. It has posted daily tweets containing short phrases since Harry's House was confirmed. Are ...
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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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Is there a way to obtain Danyèl Waro's Laviyon lyrics?

I can usually find lyrics for all the songs I'm listening but I haven't had this luck with Danyèl Waro and more precisely his song Laviyon. Does someone have the lyrics for this song or a website ...
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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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Lian July's Noir lyrics

I've exhausted my Google-Fu looking for the lyrics of Noir by Lian July. Listened to the track a lot of times but I'm completely unable to understand the lyrics. Any help (language, single words, etc.)...
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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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What's so special about 1:03?

In the song death bed (coffee for your head), there is the following line: And sneak out through your kitchen at exactly 1:03 What's the significance of this time?
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Song from 3022 movie [closed]

In the 3022 movie, at 54 minutes, there is this song. The lyrics start with: I believe on miracles and faith On the ever shifting sands On a world I feel away I don't know where to stand I tried and I ...
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My Beloved Monster - Who is it about?

My Beloved Monster is a song that has been recorded by the US rock band Eels. It's the sixth song from their album Beautiful freak which was released in 1996. It became a hit after being included in ...
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In the song "Straight On" by Heart, what does the line "What the winner don’t know, a gambler understands" mean?

The song "Straight On" by Heart contains the following lyric: what the winner don’t know, a gambler understands What does that mean?
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Where can I find the full lyrics for the song "War" by Caspa (feat. Keith Flint)?

I couldn't find the complete lyrics of the song "War" by Caspa (feat. Keith Flint). Where can I find the actual lyrics for this track?
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The Irish Rovers - Wasn`t that a party lyrics

I've been going through the mentioned song's lyrics and got stuck on a few phrases: They were sittin' in my back yard, blowing on a sireen From somebody's police car. What does blowing on a sireen ...
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Identifying the hidden lyrics in the song "Born to be Wasted"

One of the most "nostalgic" songs in the late 2000s, which circulated around YouTube so that it came to be considered by many to be its national anthem, is the song "Born to be Wasted&...
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Why does Olivia Rodrigo say "We broke up a month ago" in her song 'Happier'?

Happier was released on May 21, 2021. Fans are speculating that the Sour album is about Joshua Bassett (Olivia's ex-boyfriend) and Sabrina Carpenter (Joshua's current girlfriend); which is likely to ...
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In the song "The Gift" by The Velvet Underground, what is the "large sheet-metal cutter"?

Context: Track 2 of Velvet Underground's White Light/ White Heat (1968) is called "The Gift". The lyrics tell about a man named Waldo, who mails himself to a girl, only for her to struggle ...
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Lyric interpretation of the song "Tuesday" by Drake and iLoveMakonnen

In the song "Tuesday" by Drake and iLoveMakonnen, there is a repeated lyric: Got your girl in the cut and she choosey What is the meaning of this line? Specifically, what does it mean to ...
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"Bubbles in the bathtub" novelty song

I heard this song a few times on the radio like Dr. Demento or something. I sang (my) lyrics to my Mom who is very good with songs but to no avail. The lyrics are something like: Bubbles in the ...
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Are there any real lyrics to Sunn O)))'s "Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself In Clouds"?

I've listened to the whole song several times now despite its duration. Atilla Csihar's vocals are probably my favourite part, even if they are a theoretical disaster. It reminds me of some sort of ...
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Are there any modern musical "epics"?

Have any significant musical epics been created from the year 2000 forward? By "epic" I mean the literary term, as in a long narrative. I'm interested in a song, multiple songs, album or ...
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Question about the lyrics of Sorry by Halsey

I just listened to Sorry, a 2017 song by Halsey recently. In the beginning, it says: I've missed your calls for months it seems Don't realize how mean I can be 'Cause I can sometimes treat the people ...
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Why does relatability to songs and their lyrics trigger so much emotion?

I could be alone on this. Whenever I listen to some songs of any genre whose lyrics tell a story so relatable to my own experiences, I would always picture the memories and reminisce the good old days....
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Is the song "Driver's License" anti-woman?

"Driver's License" by Olivia Rodrigo is about a woman still insanely in love with her ex who has dumped her. Should this be considered an anti-feminist song because it shows women weak ...
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Weird pronunciation of the word "of" in Russians by Sting

The song Russians by String contains the following line: Regardless of ideology I listened to the song dozens of times by now, and Sting pronounce the word "of" in that sentence in a way ...
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"Uncha lamba kad" rap verse lyrics

It's a Bollywood song from movie "Welcome". YouTube link mentioned above and the lyrics are as given below. https://www.filmyquotes.com/songs/1170 Can anyone tell what are the lyrics of the ...
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Lennon's Imagine lyric change from "living" to "sharing"? Alternative version?

Anyone over 50 knows that in John Lennon's song "Imagine" there is a verse in the first stanza that goes "Imagine all the people living for today". However, I just saw a YouTube ...
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What's this song that repeatedly says "just the way I am", sung by a woman?

Found a song that repeatedly says "just the way I am", sung by a woman, used in an Absolut Vodka ad on Youtube, 2020-12-25. Found it by refreshing the video that spawned the ad in a Private ...
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Can someone help me to find this song? Background music of “Lipstick Prince” korean show

can someone help me to find a Korean song? The song is a background music for “Prince Lipstick Season 2 and Episode 6 (Part 2 in minute 27:12) ON Daily Motion. which is Pentagon and Hyuna as a guest. ...
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How to understand the song "Do as I Say Not as I Do" by Ed Harcourt?

What is the story/meaning behind this song? A few lyrics I find especially hard to understand: Is the author using the song title ironically? Does 'house of cards' in lyric is built by what they ...
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What song has “i want to travel the world” as lyrics? [closed]

Ive been trying to find this song for a while now. I first saw it in Brittany Broski’s video “Becoming the 2013 Tumblr Girl of My Dreams” at point 8:03. The lyrics “i want to travel the world” repeat ...
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What's "irit" in the E-types - Life song?

The Song "Life" of the musician E-Type has following verse: You tell me There's gonna be a showdown somewhere It's irit I looked up the word irit in the web but couldn't find anything ...
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A question for those in the UK. (London-specific, I assume)

What are West End Girls like? The lyrics to the Pet Shop Boys' tune doesn't indicate it. I get the impression that they are posh, or at least fancy themselves that.
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What does "I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me?" mean?

Soy un perdedor I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me? (Double barrel buckshot) Soy un perdedor I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me? https://genius.com/Beck-loser-lyrics https://en....
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What do the lyrics for Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" mean?

Mm-hmm, hmm And when you're out there, without care Yeah, I was out of touch But it wasn't because I didn't know enough I just knew too much Hmm Does that make me crazy? Does that make me crazy? Does ...
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