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Questions tagged [lyrics]

For questions regarding the words to a song, their interpretation and meaning.

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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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Ecuadorian song with “el ecuador” in the lyrics

I was at the global village in Dubai the other day, they did an amazing Ecuadorian dance to a song which went like this: "em barema el cuador, bam barema el ecuador"... That's all I have.
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These lyrics are only for me , why we think like that? [closed]

When we listen a sad song we think that these lyrics are writen only for me . Why we think like that ?
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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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Sawed guitars in Chris Rea's Auberge

What is the Auberge song all about and what is the relation to the events, especially to those guitars that are being sawed in the music video? Does it have any connection with some actual events? ...
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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 of a greek band Fade -- No Trust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEnE1bKo-Lg. Unfortunately, not all the words are legible (I'm not a native english speaker) and ...
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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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Song which starts with the word 'Direction'

I am looking for this song, which came preloaded(default) on Sony Walkman NWZ series(wireless one with no bluetooth). It started with the word 'Direction' being said multiple times by a female singer,...
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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 ...
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Please identify the last 3 words in the lyrics of “In a Place Far Far Away” by Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson (1898-1976) once recorded a Chinese song called "In a Place Far Far Away" ("Zai Na Yaoyuan De Difang"). This is a timeless classic folk song written by Wang Luo-Bin about 80 years ago in ...
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Transcription of The Blues Ain't

I have been looking for a score or transcription for the song entitled "The Blues Ain't" by Duke Ellington. There must be one out there, I played it with a small group in College. I'd like the ...
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Where is Frank Zappa's “Lumpy Gravy” in the movie

Where in the film "More American Graffiti" is Frank Zappa's Lumpy Gravy? It's listed on the soundtrack, but I can't hear it anywhere. Lumpy Gravy Written and performed by Frank Zappa Courtesy ...
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Does anything in Elton John's “Daniel” actually/specifically reference war, or Vietnam?

I recently got Elton John's song "Daniel" in my head, and got curious what it was about - it seemed likely from the lyrics that they might be referring to something specific. A quick look online says ...
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Hatten är din - original lyrics

What are the original lyrics of "Hatten är din"? I am not talking about the English or Swedish lyrics.
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Lyrics - “Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto…” by Ennio Morricone

Every few months, this song get stuck in my head. (I just finally found the YouTube link today by accident.) ENNIO MORRICONE/ EDDA DELL'ORSO -"Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto... Girotondo" (1969) Are ...
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Sad ballad - “Final Destination” (?) soundtrack: “Will you cry for me if I cry for you?”

I heard it in a movie sounded like "Would you remember me if I remember you, would you die for me if i die for you, will you cry for me if i cry for you" it was played in the airport (movie scene), ...
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Was Mary a prostitute in Queensrÿche's “Operation: Mindcrime”?

Queensrÿche in 1988 gave us the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime. It tells the tale of Nikki who succumbs to the underworld of crime. We learn of his love of a nun, Sister Mary, who later gets killed....
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Identify the language in Virgin Black's Walk Without Limbs

The lyrics to the song Walk Without Limbs by Virgin Black from the album Sombre Romantic are (according to my searches): Shei masa fum de ma Walk without limbs Shei masa fum de ma Walk through my ...
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Non-English words and sounds in Barzilai Netta's Eurovision song “Toy”

The lyrics to Barzilai Netta's song, "Toy", which won the 2018 Eurovision song contest for Israel contains some words that are in English and other words and sounds that are not. To an Anglophone ear ...
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What are all stanza of Jane Kaha Gaye Wo Din?

I'm talking about an Indian old Hindi song "Jane Kaha Gaye Wo Din" had sung by my favorite singer Mukesh Chand Mathur (1923-1976). Some information is as follows: Film: Mera Naam Jokar (1970) Music ...
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What does Syd Barrett's song“Rats” mean?

When I fisrt listened to the song of Syd Barrett – Rats,I was confused,I thought it might be something that appeared in his life,but I'm not sure. Is it dark? Or something related to drug? Lyrics: ...
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Intro lyrics to Janelle Monae's “Django Jane”

On Janelle Monae's excellent new album, the track "Django Jane" follows directly after the song "Screwed." The lyrics from the previous song are clearly "Let's get screwed," but at the start of the ...
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I Riden Så (Ye Ride So Carefully) Interpretation

Hey dear reader - thank you for your time :) Theres lyrics of a song that id love to understand better maybe someone can help me? Gjallarhorn - I Riden Så (Ye Ride So Carefully) https://www.youtube....
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Unofficial Call and Response lyrics

Call and response is a common form for music around the world. Typically the leader sings something, and the chorus or audience either repeats it back, or gives a set response. This is especially ...
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Why is the text of “Space Oddity” different in different recordings?

The different recordings of David Bowie's “Space Oddity” have slightly different texts. In this 1969 video the first refrain contains Here am I floating round my tin can far above the world and ...
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Strange voice intro/outro “Green Heaven - Demo” Red Hot Chili Peppers

There is a Red Hot Chili Peppers song called "Green Heaven" in their debut album, Red Hot Chili Peppers. In the demo version of this song, called Green Heaven - Digitally Remastered 02 on Spotify, ...
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What are the lyrics to Ben Gold and Audrey Gallagher's song “There Will Be Angels”

Ben Gold and Audrey Gallagher - There Will Be Angels Web searches for the song reveal nothing.
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Every Rose has its Thorn - is dawn negative?

The song Every Rose has its Thorn by Poison appears to be talking about the disappointment of loss of love. During the chorus it appears to be talking about negative aspects of this: Every rose has ...
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Is opera more enjoyable when you don't understand the lyrics?

A case in point: 'O mio babbino caro' from 'Gianni Schicci' by Puccini. O mio babbino caro, mi piace, è bello bello, which translates to: Oh my dear father, I like him, he is very handsome. In ...
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What song has the most *distinct* words in the lyrics?

I see that "Rap God" by Eminem is generally credited as the hit song with the most (1560) words in the lyrics, and one or two other less-known songs (such as "Animal" by Harry Shotta with 1771 and "La ...
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Why are there two sets of lyrics to “The Music of the Night”?

There are two sets of lyrics to "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe, and Charles Hart. Specifically, the lyrics on the Original London Cast ...
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Why “un, dos, tres, catorce” instead of “un, dos, tres, cuatro” in U2's “Vertigo”?

U2's song Vertigo from their album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb begins like this: Un, dos, tres, catorce!! In Spanish that's "one, two, three, fourteen". Why "fourteen"? I've read a number of ...