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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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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 ...
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What's the name of this french song by Dalida?

I've been looking for the name of this Dalida's song for two hours and because I don't know French, it's a very hard job. Can you please tell me its name? I want to find its lyrics and their ...
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What does Ed Sheeran say at the beginning of “Gold Rush”?

I was listening to the album, and solely in the right side (for one second) there’s someone saying something before Ed breaks into the actual course. Here’s the song on YouTube.
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Meaning of “Blowing in the Wind”?

The song Blowing in the Wind has the following lines How many roads must a man walk down Before they call him a man I have no clue what this means How many seas must a white dove sail ...
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Where can I find a song's lyrics?

Usually, when we want to have the lyrics of a certain song, especially when we don't have the actual physical album of a musician in hand, we look for it on Google. As I have experienced several ...
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Does the jazz standard “Lament” by J.J. Johnson have lyrics?

My Google searches have turned up empty.
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The lyrics of Souad Massi's song “Mesk Elil”; who can help?

Who can help to find the English version of Souad Massi's song "Mesk Elil"?
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Does “Gangnam Style” contain any non-Korean words?

I used to assume "Style" was English and couldn't be Korean, but I subsequently found out that there's a Korean word based on the English word "style". However, I'm still wondering about what sounds ...
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What is the source of the “That boy needs therapy” song from Frontier Psychiatrist?

The song "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches contains a sample of what sounds like an excerpt from a movie: That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic That boy needs therapy, purely ...
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60s/70s song, lyrics “Sweet my little baby”, possibly Led Zeppelin

The song is very close to what Led Zeppelin sounds like. If it helps I will try to explain what some of the non words sounds sound like with 0 to 10 with 0 being lowest pitch you can commonly find in ...
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What is the meaning of this line in Loch Lomond?

This verse of Loch Lomond is usually sung as : The wee birdies sing And the wild flowers spring And in sunshine the waters lie sleeping But the broken heart it kens, nae second spring again ...
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Lyrics of Counting Stars

There are many versions of the lyrics of the Song Counting Stars by One Republic at this part Take that money Watch it burn Sing in the river / Sink in the river The lessons I ...
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“Life's not a wheel with chains made of steel” - What does it mean?

What does the ending words of "Catch the Rainbow" (by Rainbow) chorus mean? If "life is not a wheel of chains made of steel", what is? And why the singer asks to be blessed?
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Help needed for lyrics. Artist: SLDGHMR Track: Deviate

I'm unable to understand the lyrics when listening to: https://soundcloud.com/sldghmr/deviate-ft-la-felix No matter how hard I try, its only gibberish to me. There are no resources on the web with ...
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What is the Blink 182 song the chainsmokers beat to death in Tuscon?

In the song "Closer" by The Chainsmokers they mention another song by Blink-182. The lyrics go: Play that Blink-182 song That we beat to death in Tuscon Is there any way of knowing which song ...
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Do anyone know a Marathi/Hindi song praising Ravana in India?

I had heard this song in my childhood(approx 1996) on radio. But now I don’t remember the correct words and so not able to find. The words are like “उठ रावणा जागा हो” i.e. something like “Hey great ...
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What does “you're every song” mean?

What does "you're every song" mean? http://www.metrolyrics.com/everything-lyrics-michael-buble.html
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Where does the 5th line in Wild Mountan Thyme go?

The song "Wild Mountain Thyme" (or "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go", "The Blooming/Purple Heather" or any other line you'd like to pull out of it) has this verse/chorus structure: Oh the summer time is ...
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Why is the seventh verse often sung in place of the fourth in “Amazing Grace”?

In "Amazing Grace", the fourth verse: The Lord has promised good to me His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures Is often replaced with the seventh*: ...
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What movie or book the “Безумие” song was based on? (writer M.Pushkina, for Kipelov rock-band)

It's common knowledge that Pushkina's works are all based on (not to say "ripped of") the last movie or book she has while writing yet another song. What movie or book the "Безумие" song ("Жить ...
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What do any yes lyrics means?

For example, "Hearts" or "It Can Happen". I've heard Yes just wrote words that sound good to sing without worrying about meaning. Any truth?
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Jean Michel Jarre songs with lyrics

Jean michel jarre is one of my favorite New Age performers. I love lot of his instrumental track but I wander if there are also his good songs with lyrics.
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Taco's Charleston Lyrics?

I have found this relatively obscure song by Taco, called Taco's Charleston, and noticed that the lyrics for much of the song are "unknown" (represented by the question marks). Can someone identify ...
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Meaning of “Red Flags” and “Bites the Dust” in Sia's song, Elastic Heart?

I've read the lyric Elastic Heart by Sia, and I don't really understand in this part: And I wanted it, I wanted it bad But there were so many red flags Now another one bites the dust ...
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Anyone recognize this lyric about “story of my life”? [duplicate]

I've been trying to find the title of these lyrics; it's rather jazzy from 90ish, female singer "it's the story of my life if you want to know. a play where everything is meant to be. You're the ...
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“Ex's and Oh's” by Elle King- What is “Oh's”?

What does "Oh's" mean in the pop song "Ex's and Oh's" by Elle King? http://www.metrolyrics.com/exs-ohs-lyrics-elle-king.html
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Lost Boyz lyrics from “Guiltiness” remix (Bob Marley - Chant Down Bablyon remix album)

Hello and thanks in advance for your answers. I like this song a lot, but it seems that the only available lyrics are for the original Bob Marley song. I would like you to help me get this lyrics for ...
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Song from dance video on Tudou

Here is the video link: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/ellbyoTQbHw In this dance video, from 02:55 to 03:10, the most drastic part. I can recognize other parts of this dance, but here the speed ...
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Why are most lyrics translations so bad? [closed]

I've been looking at the national anthem of the Soviet Union, and I've found several translations. Only one of them, however, fits the rhyme and meter of the song. Others, such as this one, only make ...
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What're the missing two words in the lyrics for “Die Young” by Ke$ha

I need the 2 words to complete the lyrics for "Die Young", one of which is at 52 sec of the song, and the other at 2:07, both are in the beginning of sentences. I've seen the those irresponsible ...
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Lyrics for Serge Franklin / Karen Tungay - Sous les Bougainvilliers

(Not to be confused with Hector Zazou's song with the same title.) French it's not my first language and trying to write the lyrics down by listening may not be a realistic option for me. Has anyone ...
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Is “mother mary” from the beatles let it be mean marijuana?

I'm wondering if the lyrics of let it be are about drug and marijuana Thank you
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Translate a hook from Biggie`s Respect

Please translate a text below in English: Me holla respect, to all the gun men dem Gun men alone, keep gun men friend Fire bun, fi all the informer dem Informer lone keep informer friend The song ...
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Tie between Warning and American idiot?

Is there a tie between Warning , Shenanigans , American Idiot? The album Warning points to a story of kids being kids (think: Fashion Victim) while the album AI (American Idiot) points to the kids ...
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The lyrics of dazz band's Open Sesame

Possibly the most emotional song I've ever heard from Dazz Band's album Rock the Room.. I can not find the full lyrics of this song. I just heard something like 'I said "Open Sesame", not I've finally ...
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Meaning of BRMC's song's title (0.0770833333333333)

I've been wondering for a while about what could 0.0770833333333333 mean? It's a song by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, from Beat The Devil's Tattoo album. What I figured out so far is that 0....
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Punk rock song, lyrics: “mix between a wolf and a lamb”

I heard this song at a shopping mall the other day,I can hardly remember the lyrics, it was something like a punk rock song , that's all I remember : "I'm like a mix between a wolf and a lamb , I ...
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History / versions of lyrics to “Manhã de Carnaval”

[This may not be the best forum for this question, but I'm unaware of a better one.] I'm aware of two versions of lyrics to Manhã de Carnaval, listed below and delimited with ~~~~. The first appears ...
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What does 'The Dark Side of the Moon' mean?

One of the most famous albums of Pink Floyd is 'The Dark Side of the Moon'. Besides the title of the album, this phrase also appears in the lyrics of the last song of the album, Eclipse: And if ...
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What is the significance behind so many uses of the word “murder” in old school reggae lyrics?

Why does the word murder get used so much in pre-digital dancehall and old reggae? For example, this Barrington Levy track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmdhqRgRsmE Is there any reason or ...
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Can someone explain INSOMNIUM song lyrics for me

Can someone exaplain what this song's lyrics means: `Mortal Share In their lofty chambers dwell The sacred and divine Resting in seraphic bliss The timeless and sublime Far above the mortal sphere ...
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The meaning of “Uptown Funk”

I have heard this new song titled Uptown Funk. I was interested in the line "Uptown funk you up". I tried Google Translate and did not get a meaningful translation. What does this line mean? And ...
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Singing English song as a non-English speaker

I am not that good at English but me and my friends want to add English songs in our new album. 1.How do you think on that? 2.Could someone recommend me a website that we can buy lyrics? Thanks