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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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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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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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Are there any records of the “rest” of the verses from “Hallelujah”?

According to the most popular version of the story, when Leonard Cohen wrote "Hallelujah", he wrote about 80 separate verses src before paring down to the 4 he used in his studio recording. He ...
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What is meant by the chorus of “I Am the Highway” by Audioslave

The song "I Am The Highway" by Audioslave is a favorite of mine but I've always wondered about the meaning behind it, especially the chorus. I am not your rolling wheels I am the highway I am ...
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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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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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What Do The Lyrics Of “O Shenandoah” Refer to?

I've been looking at some arrangements of "O Shenandoah", and am utterly confused about the lyrics. First of all: None make too much sense. I always thought it was about a river, but a good number of ...
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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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What is going on in the lyrics of Kate Rusby's song “Awkward Annie”?

In Kate Rusby's cryptic folk song "Awkward Annie" (on the album by the same name) what is happening? It seems to be something about a farm-boy who gives a farm-girl presents of various animals, and ...
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Sponge Cake in “True Blue” by John Williamson

In the famous Australian folk song "True Blue" written by John Williamson, he asks "If they sell us out like sponge cake, Do you really care?" Is this referring to anything in particular? For example, ...
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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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What is Meaning of “Aerials” by System of Down song and music video?

This is one of my favorite songs. I listened to this thousand times, watched video several times but still cannot get the connection. What is the background story of this song? How the Music Video ...
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Beastie Boys' “An Open Letter to NYC”; reference to the “number ten bus”?

As someone fascinated with the City of New York and the Beastie Boys, I'm trying to figure out some context in their lyrics of the song An Open Letter to NYC. Here are the lines that make me curious: ...
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Meaning of lyrics from “505” by Arctic Monkeys

These lyrics are from the song "505" by Arctic Monkeys: 'Not shy of a spark, A knife twists at the thought that I should fall short of the mark, Frightened by the bite though its no harsher ...
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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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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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Does the Dead Can Dance song “Carnival of Light” mean anything?

I know Lisa Gerrard sings in an invented language that has no relation to any language in the real world, sometimes referred to as idioglossia or glossalalia, but she seems to suggest that the random ...
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Nofx's song “Linoleum” - what's the meaning of this song?

Whats your meaning of this song? Whats the reference to linoleum ?
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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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Meaning of the line “reds and the pinks” in Love Stinks

This is probably a dumb question, but I just googled it and I couldn't find an answer. J. Geils band, song Love Stinks, there's a line "I've had the blues, the reds and the pinks". I've had the ...
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Rock song with lyric “walking in your shoes”, gruff voice singer like Linkin Park

There's a rock (or metal) popular song, not recent probably. It has these phrases (sort of). "walking in your shoes" "something i am not gonna say to you" "i love you" "and every second i" Can ...
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Lyric of Final Fantasy XV - Apocalypsis Noctis

I'm not good at Latin but I found one of Final Fantasy XV interesting. It was played live in Abbey Road Studios few days ago. I would like to know if anyone could write down the lyrics also with ...
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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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What is Mumford & Sons' song “Holland Road” about?

Mumford & Sons are critically acclaimed for their lyric writing ability. What is the song Holland Road in the album Babel about ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meaning of “Run To My Rescue” - Shogun feat. Emma Lock

In this song has those lines Our loves a stone throw away We get so near But weve still so far away Concealed behind all our floored disguises So what does mean Our loves a stone throw ...
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What's with the pink carnations?

Several songs mention pink carnations. "A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)" by Marty Robbins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C_RWToGrCw A white sport coat and a pink carnation I'm all ...
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What is meant by “Grandma Plays the Numbers”?

There's a song in the game Fallout 4 called Grandma Plays the Numbers. The full lyrics can be found at that link. It was written and performed by Wynonie Harris in 1949. I'm not sure what is meant by ...
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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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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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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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Who are the people referenced in “You Don't Belong” by Bad Religion?

The song "You Don't Belong" by Bad Religion obviously references the SoCal punk scene they were a part of. In it, a number of people are mentioned by name. missy was a teen blue video star, tom ...
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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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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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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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Why are Zap Mama's Iko Iko lyrics so different and what do they mean?

I really like Zap Mama's version of Iko Iko (as featured in the intro of Mission: Impossible 2). It's always listed as a cover of Iko Iko/Jock-A-Mo. Google even shows the lyrics of the well known ...
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Songs where melody and lyrics dont't fit (by design) [closed]

Some days ago I had a conversation with a friend during which we talked about certain songs whose melody did not fit with their lyrics. By not fitting we meant songs which, by their melody, would ...
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Lyrics: “But they die just the same in your video game”

I have been looking for an answer to this. I am not sure if I can ask this here but I really don't know where else to ask this question. From which artist or song are these lyrics? "Ain't no kind of ...
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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 ...