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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 ...
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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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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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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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Fifty Shades Darker, 'Code Blue' song by The Dream

From the movie 'Fifty Shades Darker' a song by The Dream which is 'Code Blue' has these repeated lines. That's what I get for loving you, code blue That's what I get for loving you, code blue ...
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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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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. ...
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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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What song has (mostly) nothing but “Goodbye” as the lyrics?

There's a song I heard in a music store several years ago (between 2005-2011 I think) for which the lyrics are just the word "Goodbye" over and over, but it is said with more and more emotion as the ...
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What does the song 'Helplessly Hoping' talk about?

The song is Helplessly Hoping by CSN. You can listen to it here. I'm having a hard time trying to get the meaning of the song. I think it talks about two lovers, and it sounds sad, but for the life ...
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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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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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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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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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Lyrics for “Into the flow” from 1984 movie “Heavenly Bodies”

I can't find the lyrics for the song Into the flow from the 1984 movie Heavenly bodies. This song is credited to the Canadian new wave band Boys Brigade, but very little information is available ...
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What are the lyrics to two songs covered by a 1998 Rock-n-Roll Elmo?

I used to own one of these toys when I was really little, but I always had trouble understanding the words because of my hearing loss. The first song by the Elmo doll is a cover of Jackson 5's ABC. ...
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Why Manhattan and Berlin are mentioned in “First We Take Manhattan”, of all cities in the world?

From what I could figure out, the song "First We Take Manhattan" by Leonard Cohen is about terrorism, the desire to "make a change from within" against the corrupted western culture with its "fashion ...
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Which language is this language heard in many urban songs?

In many urban songs I hear a language which is unintelligible. I thought that it could be some jamaican creole since urban reggaeton influenced songs are historically linked to jamaican reggae. But I ...
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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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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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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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“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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Russian folk song sung in the movie Russkies?

Approximately 30 minutes into the 1987 film "Russkies" the main character, Mischa, sings what I assume to be a Russian folk song. A clip is available on YouTube at this link. Can you name that tune ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Explanation of Alkaline Trio's “Fall Victim” lyrics

I discovered this song called "Fall Victim", and because I enjoyed it a lot, I wanted to clearly understand the lyrics (as I'm not a native speaker). So I went on this site : http://www.azlyrics.com/...
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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.
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Is “Nachts weinen die Soldaten” a hommage to “Es ist an der Zeit” or to “Green Fields of France”?

Today I listened to "Nachts weinen die Soldaten" (At night the soldiers are crying) by Saltatio Mortis. And I was reminded of "Es ist an der Zeit" (It's about time) by Hannes Wader. So my question ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Why do some black rappers use the N-word?

I’m listening to Ayo (Chris Brown & Tyga) right now, and I’m wondering why they use the N-word in their lyrics. I thought that the N-word is insulting (and you’re likely to get beaten up if you ...
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What are the words spoken at the start of “I'll Do the Talking Tonight” song (Russian language)?

The Bollywood Movie Agent Vinod (2012) has a song named I'll do the talking tonight. The song starts with some Russian lines. I searched everywhere in the internet but I didn't find a single article ...
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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