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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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Extra audience lyrics in a K-Pop song?

We've been to Japan a couple of months ago and happened to catch a performance of a Korean group, Snuper. It is interesting that the audience takes part in the show, and is singling between the ...
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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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When a songwriter says “you deserve” to a girl, what makes the girl deserving?

In That's What I Like, Bruno Mars describes luxuries and says "you deserve it baby". In Treat You Better, Shawn Mendes describes a lacking relationship and says "any girl like you deserves a ...
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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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Is the double negative in 'we don't need no education' intentional?

The famous Pink Floyd Song Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) uses double negative in the chorus: We don't need no education We dont need no thought control ... https://www.youtube.com/...
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What's the meaning of the snippet of dialogue at the beginning of “All the Pretty Girls?”

The song "All the Pretty Girls" by fun. starts with a short snippet of dialogue that sounds like [indecipherable talking] (So it's?) gonna have to be two passes. The pretty... [actual ...
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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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Do the lyrics a the beginning of Rock of Ages by Def Leppard mean anything?

At the beginning of the song Rock of Ages, there are four words muttered that sound like gibberish that are: Gunter, glieben, glauchen, globen Do these words actually mean anything?
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Meaning of a line in 'Story of my life' by One direction. ''I spend her love until she's broke, inside''

I want to ask two things. He spends her love. Does it signify that he casually spend/consumed her love, took her for granted? Or that he loved her as much as she did loved him?. Why is the the girl ...
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Gareth Emery's Soldier Lyrics Clarification

So all the lyrics sites seem to say the 2nd verse of Gareth Emery's Soldier as saying: When you're falling down and you're on the fence I will be your shield I will keep you safe However what it ...
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What is behind the “message redacted” in “Chiron Beta Prime” by Jonathan Coulton

So there is this song, Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathan Coulton, where he tells the story of a family that is on a mining asteroid Chiron Beta Prime and working for the robots there. It is written as a ...
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Eluveitie - “The Call of the Mountains”. What the children's choir is singing at the end?

Does anyone know the language and the text of what the children's choir is singing at the end of the song? I've searched over the internet, but found nothing.
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Does anyone know what the real lyrics are for “Heaven or Las Vegas” by the Cocteau Twins?

There's a song named Heaven or Las Vegas by the Cocteau Twins but I'm not what the correct lyrics are. I've been trying to figure them out for years and could use some good feedback.
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What are the correct lyrics used in Disclosure's song “Latch”?

I heard this song and read the lyrics. There is a part that goes like this: I'm so encaptured, got me wrapped up in your touch Feel so enamored, hold me tight within your clutch How do ...
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What are the first lines of Peter Gabriel's “Sledgehammer”?

For the Peter Gabriel song "Sledgehammer", all the lyrics sites list the first two lines of the song as being: you could have a steam train if you'd just lay down your tracks But every time I ...
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What does Johnny Cash refer to when he says he has a “mackinaw?”

In Johnny Cash’s song Country Trash, he says: I got a mackinaw and a hunting dog What is a mackinaw? I’m a Michigander myself, so I’m familiar with Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City and the ...
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Anyone have lyrics to “Ich schenk dir mein Herz” by Peter Reusch?

As part of my German education, I'm taping old 1970s and 1980s hits to the bathroom wall -- along with translations -- and singing them in the shower. I'm sure my neighbors love me. The compilation ...
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Malcolm McLaren “Soweto” lyrics

Malcolm McLaren - Soweto lyrics from the album Duck Rock. I have looked everywhere to find these song lyrics and they just don't seem to exist! Anybody have any leads?
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“Poison Ivy, you're suffocating me” from chillout zone Emirates ICE channel, female singer

I heard a song on one of the ICE channels on a recent Emirates flight, almost sure it was called the chillout zone, which plays 2 hours straight of chilled out music, but had no song titles. I ...
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What is “Stereotomy” by Alan Parsons Project about?

So I read the lyrics, and it's extremely ambiguous. Is he talking to a love interest? Is he talking about mental torment? Who knows? Here are the non-repeating stanzas for you convenience: Diamond ...
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Who does the voice in Marley Marl's “Duck Alert?”

I am wondering who does the sampled spoken voice on Marley Marl's Duck Alert. Specifically, I am looking at the voice that says "The Crew will not understand it" and "I am speaking to you from ...
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Why does “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” by The Offspring start with a sample from “Rock of Ages” by Def Leppard?

As established in this question, "Rock of Ages" by Def Leppard starts with "Gunter, Glieben, Glauchen, Globen" because of an in-joke by the band and their producer, Mutt Lange. But why does "...
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What is the meaning of the following line in the Jenniffer Lopez song “I'm into you”?

There is a strange line (well actually the whole song is quite weird) in the Jennifer Lopez song I'm into you: Sharpshooter you can call me the Zion Does anyone know what this actually means? Is ...
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Does somebody know the Song to these lyrics?

"you know what I came here for i came for you" + "throw it down and count to 3" Heard the song on a stream and the streamer was speaking quite a lot so I couldn't make out more, but I'm about 90% ...
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Meaning of “Bakerman” by Laid Back

I've always wondered if the lyrics of Bakerman by Laid Back have a deeper meaning. It basically consists of the lines: Bakerman is baking bread , Sagabona kunjani wena (Which means as much as "...
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In the song “Hotel California” by the Eagles, what are “colitas”?

Hotel California is one of my favorite songs. One mysterious line at the beginning of the song states: Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air I speak some Spanish, but neither I nor my ...
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What is the background of “Der Fischer und der Boss” by Reinhard Mey?

The german singer-songwriter Reinhard Mey has a song called "Der Fischer und der Boss", which translates to "The fisher and the boss". It tells the story of a fisher that sometimes goes out for ...
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What is the track/album/concert name or lyrics of this song from Alim Qasimov?

I have received a miscellaneous clip that its author had mixed a piece of music (~ 40 seconds) with some pictures. I extracted the music from the clip and already have recognized that the singer of ...
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Lyrics to Jake Bugg song 'Swept Away"

I have seen several different transcriptions of the lyrics to this Jake Bugg song. And I was wondering if anybody had seen a physical copy of the lyrics like sometimes come in the case when you by a ...
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What's with dinosaurs in Vietnam?

There's an awesome song by Black Sabbath called Into the Void. It's been covered by a few bands, including Monster Magnet. In Monster Magnet's version, which is also super awesome, there are ...
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Language and lyrics for Massano's “Indianotech”

I'm looking for lyrics to the song "Indianotech" by Mossano. I'd like the language it is sung in, the text of the original lyrics, and if possible, an English translation. I've tried searching ...
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Song with lyrics “travelling the world from side to side” and “as beautiful as you”

A line of the song goes: Travelling the world from side to side. From puckered mountains, to the apple's eye. When the sun comes up we all found the meaning, if I could read my writing, yah, ...
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The lyrics of dazz band's Swoop

I can not find the full lyrics for Dazz Band's "Swoop". Is there someone who happened to got the full lyrics of this song? Or can someone provide me a transcript? Much appreciated guys!
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What are the lyrics to I Signori Della Galassia's 'Sub'?

Not sure if asking for lyrics in their entirety is generally acceptable here, but I've scoured using my best Italian (which isn't saying much) and have rendered no fruit. Anybody know/understand the ...
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Get Up, Stand Up: Almighty God is a living man

In Bob Marley's song, Get Up, Stand Up, he says: We know when we understand // Almighty God is a living man What does this mean? Does it make reference to Haile Selassie I being an incarnation of ...
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identify this song with very little clues

I overhead this song while waiting at the hotel lobby. Unfortunately, I can barely heard the lyrics. All I can identify are the following few words: - ... all night ... (new sentence) ... no doubt ... ...
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Lyrics confusion in Queen's “I Want to Break Free”

Here's an extract of the lyrics to Queen's "I Want to Break Free": I've fallen in love I've fallen in love for the first time And this time I know it's for real "This time I know it's ...
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Is the song “Paradise City” written about a specific city?

In the song Paradise City by Guns N' Roses, is the "Paradise City" referenced by the song and its title based on an actual city similar to how "The Jungle" in Welcome to the Jungle refers to L.A.?
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Song 'You all over me' by Taylor Swift missing lyrics ''Shouldn't [?], but I never do''

Taylor Swift's song You all over me has these lyrics: [Verse 1] Once the last drop of rain, has dried off the pavement Shouldn’t [?], but I never do The lyrics are missing after ...
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Square root for “united” in Pearl Jam “REARVIEWMIRROR” album art?

Does anyone know why, in the CD booklet for Pearl Jam's second album, Vs., on the lyrics page for the song "REARVIEWMIRROR", the word "united" appears to be replaced with a square-root symbol (√)? ...
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Nat Geo Gold 2017 background song

Which song is played in the Nat Geo Gold 2017 ad with lyrics " ...when the sky is falling, the wind is rolling, i am taking it all , on the top of the world, better believe" ? You can find the song ...
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Why is 8:05 “time to rock”?

In Sammy Hagar's song "There's Only One Way To Rock" there is a line that goes: Now quickly, check the hands on the clock It's 8:05, it's time to rock So my question is: why is 8:05 time to rock?...
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Alternative lyrics to Toad the Wet Sproket's “Something's Always Wrong”

The song is Toad the Wet Sprocket's Something's Always Wrong. The videos I can find in internet are all about the normal song lyrics (which is fine, you know, the song, at least to me, is a good one)....
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Why does every version of “Requiem” always include “Kyrie Eleison”?

I've heard/sung many different versions of "Requiem" (Mozart, Brahms, Rutter, Faure). They are usually sung in latin with the same lyrics, except "Kyrie Eleison" which is greek. So why is a greek ...
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The number of victims in the song Empire of the Clouds from Iron Maiden

My new favorite Iron Maiden song is the Empire of the Clouds, but I don't understand a thing in the lyrics. This is the part in question: "And in a country churchyard, laid head to the mast 1840 ...
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Meaning of these Savage Garden's Affirmation lyrics

The lyrics of Savage Garden's Affirmation have this part: I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair. I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires. Writers Daniel Jones and ...