Questions tagged [lyrics]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
123 views

Correctness of my attempt on writing down the lyrics of Trapeze's “Midnight Flyer” song

As a Trapeze fan, finding lyrics to most of their songs on the internet is quite difficult (if not impossible), and trying to make a transcription of the song's vocals has proven to be sometimes ...
10
votes
1answer
5k views

Are the lyrics of Yoko Kanno's “Moon” gibberish or intelligible?

Are the lyrics of Yoko Kanno’s song Moon meaningless (as in using pseudowords, gibberish, scat singing or similar), or are the lyrics in some kind of language? Maybe a fictional language constructed ...
6
votes
0answers
119 views

Old song with lyric “Number 9 with a brass plate on the door”

My grandfather often used to sing a snippet of an old song. My mother and I are curious as to what the song is, but we've not been able to find it with Google. I wondered if anyone here happened to ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

The meaning of the Karmin song “Acapella”

I heard this Karmin song titled "Acapella," but I'm not sure what the meaning of acapella is as used in this song. I've googling the lyric and still not sure about the meaning of it. Can anyone ...
11
votes
1answer
8k views

“I wanna know have you ever seen the rain?” What did the singer really want to express?

I am wondering what John Fogerty wanted to express in this line in Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?": I wanna know have you ever seen the rain? Maybe the author liked ...
6
votes
2answers
251 views

Morse code in Passenger's Things You've Never Done

Things You've Never Done by Passenger has some Morse code near the beginning and near the end. What does it say? The Morse code is from 0:06 to 0:21 and 3:25 to 3:35 [I'm not confident that uploading ...
7
votes
2answers
564 views
8
votes
2answers
226 views

What is Ma Rainey saying on a fragment of “Trust No Man”

Here is the link to the beautiful song Trust no man by Ma Rainey: http://youtu.be/xoZmWPb7r1o What is she saying from 1:50 to 2:15? The lyrics I have found omit this part.
2
votes
1answer
166 views

Meaning of Iwan Rheon's “Sink”

Please explain me the meaning of the song Sink by Iwan Rheon (from the EP Changing Times). I don’t seem to understand it fully.
1
vote
1answer
146 views

What does the chorus say in the introduction part of “Livin' La Vida Loca”?

What does the chorus say in the introduction part of "Livin' La Vida Loca" ?
3
votes
0answers
224 views

Is changing the grammar of a song's lyrics correct? [closed]

I have frequently seen that certain people post, on certain websites, lyrics of a certain song with a cleaning, a grammatical cleaning. For instance, take the song See See Rider by Big bill broonzy. ...
3
votes
6answers
5k views

Any songs with the same music but different lyrics? [closed]

Dave Mustaine (former member of Metallica) left the band and took the song Mechanix with him to his new band Megadeth. After that Metallica changed the lyrics and the name of the song and made it Four ...
4
votes
2answers
430 views

What is the exact meaning of “This heart stays cloaked” on “Cloaked” by Woolf and the Wondershow?

I recently found this interesting indie song on Spotify called Cloaked by Woolf and the Wondershow and I’m kinda confused on some lyrics, to be precise on "This heart stays cloaked". What does "...
11
votes
3answers
3k views

What is the significance of “the promised land” mentioned in many Bruce Springsteen songs?

Apart from the song The Promised Land, there are quite a few other songs by Bruce Springsteen whose lyrics make reference to a "promised land". Some examples: "For all the blown-off strangers ...
5
votes
1answer
61 views

Lyrics of the verses from Henrik Zeabird’s “Rain”

I can’t hear many parts from Henrik Zeabird’s Rain (available for download from their Bandcamp page), and I can’t find the lyrics online (public lyrics sites, like LyricWikia, don’t list any songs ...
8
votes
1answer
589 views

Is there a service that tags songs based on the subject matter of the lyrics?

Today we are improving tagging a song/album/artist a lot with music streaming applications where music search is pivotal. I'm looking for a certain type of music which concerns the lyrics, so I'm ...
8
votes
1answer
186 views

Are these three lines from “Lieder” references to songs, too?

In the song Lieder, Adel Tawil references in almost each line a (usually popular) song. The German Wikipedia article about this song lists the references in a table. However, three lines are missing ...
8
votes
1answer
521 views

Are Saint Jimmy and the Jesus of Suburbia two different representations of the same person?

Green day's American Idiot album tells a very interesting story driven by three different characters Saint Jimmy, the Jesus of Suburbia, and Whatshername. I've always heard that Saint Jimmy and the ...
10
votes
1answer
2k views

Was the radio intro in “Protect Ya Neck” real or created for the song?

The probably most famous song of the Wu-Tang Clan "Protect Ya Neck" from the album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) starts with this radio talk: Caller: "So whassup man?" DJ: "Coolin' man" ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Why artists/bands do not always include lyrics' sheet in their albums? [closed]

Some albums do not include any lyrics' sheet, but often the lyrics are officially available (for free) on artists' website. Does that means that words are considered less important than music, and in ...
6
votes
1answer
471 views

Lyrics for the rap in “She Drives Me Wild” by Michael Jackson

This is regarding the song She Drives Me Wild from the album Dangerous by Michael Jackson. I have checked in many places on the Internet but the lyrics for the rap portion in this song are not ...
11
votes
0answers
1k views

“Waking up to find your love's not real” in “Right Here, Right Now”

In Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now, the lyrics consist of repetitions of two lines: "Right here, right now" "Waking up to find your love’s not real" ¹ The first line comes from the movie Strange ...
12
votes
3answers
203 views

Who decides whether a record should be labelled “Parental Advisory”?

Who decides whether a record should be labelled "Parental Advisory"? Are there any agreed-upon standards? If not, what individuals in the production chain are the people who actually decide whether a ...