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What is the exact meaning of the song “Hotel California” & its album cover image?

There one song Hotel California from Eagles , I tried to know about meaning of that song & its album cover image which has something pointing to some ghost on window. From google i read its ...
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Are there any modern musical “epics”?

Have any significant musical epics been created from the year 2000 forward? By "epic" I mean the literary term, as in a long narrative. I'm interested in a song, multiple songs, album or ...
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Are there any real lyrics to Sunn O)))'s “Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself In Clouds”?

I've listened to the whole song several times now despite its duration. Atilla Csihar's vocals are probably my favourite part, even if they are a theoretical disaster. It reminds me of some sort of ...
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What's the meaning of the lyrics to “Stolen Innocence” by Courtney Parker

What is the meaning of the song Stolen Innocence - Courtney Parker? Part of the lyrics is: How could you take this girl, and make her feel secure? Then go grab your mates, and make her feel ...
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Are there any artists who have written original lyrics in languages they don't speak?

And no, I don't mean Pitbull saying "Uno, dos, tre, quattro". I'm wondering if there have been any instances of songwriters writing most or all of the lyrics to an original song in a language or ...
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What song has “i want to travel the world” as lyrics?

Ive been trying to find this song for a while now. I first saw it in Brittany Broski’s video “Becoming the 2013 Tumblr Girl of My Dreams” at point 8:03. The lyrics “i want to travel the world” repeat ...
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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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Why does relatability to songs and their lyrics trigger so much emotion?

I could be alone on this. Whenever I listen to some songs of any genre whose lyrics tell a story so relatable to my own experiences, I would always picture the memories and reminisce the good old days....
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What do the lyrics of “Juliet” by Cloudnone and Matt Van mean?

There is a song of the genre Future Garage called Juliet by Cloudnone and Matt Van, and the lyrics seem to be about a man building a spaceship to find his lost lover in space, but upon further review, ...
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What's “irit” in the E-types - Life song?

The Song "Life" of the musician E-Type has following verse: You tell me There's gonna be a showdown somewhere It's irit I looked up the word irit in the web but couldn't find anything ...
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Question about the lyrics of Sorry by Halsey

I just listened to Sorry, a 2017 song by Halsey recently. In the beginning, it says: I've missed your calls for months it seems Don't realize how mean I can be 'Cause I can sometimes treat the people ...
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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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Is the song “Driver's License” anti-woman?

"Driver's License" by Olivia Rodrigo is about a woman still insanely in love with her ex who has dumped her. Should this be considered an anti-feminist song because it shows women weak ...
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I can't remember this Japanese/anime song

It has a slow start with female voice singing something 'tsuki no tobira sa ake wo' it's translated to something like going to the next door and something then the music start to become faster, at the ...
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What are all stanzas of “Jane Kaha Gaye Wo Din” by Hasrat Jaipuri?

I'm talking about an Indian old Hindi song "Jane Kaha Gaye Wo Din" sung by my favorite singer Mukesh Chand Mathur (1923-1976). Some information is as follows: Film: Mera Naam Joker (1970) Music ...
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“Uncha lamba kad” rap verse lyrics

It's a Bollywood song from movie "Welcome". YouTube link mentioned above and the lyrics are as given below. https://www.filmyquotes.com/songs/1170 Can anyone tell what are the lyrics of the ...
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In the Beatles' “I'm So Tired”, why is Sir Walter Raleigh “such a stupid git”?

In The Beatles' White Album song "I'm So Tired", one of the verses has the following lyrics: I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset Although I'm so tired, I'll have another cigarette And curse ...
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Weird pronunciation of the word “of” in Russians by Sting

The song Russians by String contains the following line: Regardless of ideology I listened to the song dozens of times by now, and Sting pronounce the word "of" in that sentence in a way ...
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What is the meaning of this lyric from Passenger's “Fairytales & Firesides”?

Here is a link to the song: The second line of the second verse is, according to the internet and my own ears: We're the shaking gun in a service station line You ...
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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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Deuce - The One, homophobic?

I ve recently dicovered the song Deuce - The One, which I really liked the melody and refrain. As with each song I like, I searched for the lyrics to understand what the song was really about, and am ...
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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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Who is the 'Sandman' in America's song?

America was a band that was formed in the 1970's. The lyrics of their song Sandman are as follows: Ain't it foggy outside All the planes have been grounded Ain't the fire inside? Let's all ...
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What does “Your bash abusin' victimize within the scheme” mean?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask about song lyrics. Apologies if it isn't. The Michael Jackson song Scream includes the line "Your bash abusin' victimize within the scheme" ...
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Vele : Student of the Year 2012 : Lyrics of the English part?

This is the best I could get from all the sources You think you're fast But I know I'm faster I'm school ya I'm party ninja master You think strike like you never imagine Drop the boom from a ...
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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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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 CD ...
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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 one of the last songs of the album, 'Brain Damage' ...
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What's this song that repeatedly says “just the way I am”, sung by a woman?

Found a song that repeatedly says "just the way I am", sung by a woman, used in an Absolut Vodka ad on Youtube, 2020-12-25. Found it by refreshing the video that spawned the ad in a Private ...
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Where does the title of Ride The Tiger by Jefferson Starship come from?

I read on https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858626308/ that the tiger could be a heroin needle with black measurement lines on the outside being the stripes. The song is from 1974 and ...
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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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Lennon's Imagine lyric change from “living” to “sharing”? Alternative version?

Anyone over 50 knows that in John Lennon's song "Imagine" there is a verse in the first stanza that goes "Imagine all the people living for today". However, I just saw a YouTube ...
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Are “Londonderry Air”, “Danny Boy”, and “You Raise Me Up” the same song?

I notice that the Irish air Londonderry Air, the ballad Danny Boy by Frederic Weatherly, and You Raise Me Up by the band Secret Garden sound pretty much the same (or at least similar) when I listen to ...
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How to understand the song “Do as I Say Not as I Do” by Ed Harcourt?

What is the story/meaning behind this song? A few lyrics I find especially hard to understand: Is the author using the song title ironically? Does 'house of cards' in lyric is built by what they ...
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Can someone help me to find this song? Background music of “Lipstick Prince” korean show

can someone help me to find a Korean song? The song is a background music for “Prince Lipstick Season 2 and Episode 6 (Part 2 in minute 27:12) ON Daily Motion. which is Pentagon and Hyuna as a guest. ...
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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 “I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me?” mean?

Soy un perdedor I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me? (Double barrel buckshot) Soy un perdedor I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me? https://genius.com/Beck-loser-lyrics https://en....
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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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In the song Human by the band the Killers why does the vocalist sing are we human or are we dancer without the plural form dancers?

You know Numbers in English Grammar. Has two types Singular form and Plural form. Right? It has to be like that. In the song Human by the band the Killers why does the vocalist sing Are we Human or ...
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Sotto voce lyrics in Pink Floyd's Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk

At between 1:47 and 1:49, during the midsong jam, there are some spoken words, ending something like "... what you say" or "last Tuesday" Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk - YouTube ...
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What does the song 'Year of the Cat' by Al Stewart mean?

What does the song 'Year of the Cat' by Al Stewart mean? I just found this song and I'm curious how the song can be interpreted? I'm not sure if I understood it well. It sounds like a song for a ...
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What do the lyrics for Gnarls Barkley's “Crazy” mean?

Mm-hmm, hmm And when you're out there, without care Yeah, I was out of touch But it wasn't because I didn't know enough I just knew too much Hmm Does that make me crazy? Does that make me crazy? Does ...
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In the song Human by the Australian band The Killers why did they compare or juxtapose human to dancer?

In the song Human by The Killers, the vocalist says: Are we human? Or are we dancer? My sign is vital My hands are cold And I'm on my knees Looking for the answer Are we human? Or are we dancer? Will ...
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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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Was Trent Rezor's lyrics titled Hurt taken from his own life or is it taken from another person's life or is it a fictional song?

When Trent Reznor wrote the song Hurt did he affiliate the song with his own life? In the lyrics it said, "Needle tears a hole....the old familiar sting...You can have it all...my empire of dust....
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What is the missing verse from Dr. John's “Mama Roux”?

In Mama Roux by Dr. John, there's an instrumental break near the end of the song (around 2:18), but you can hear Dr. John singing another verse under the music. What is this verse, and why is it ...
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Where can I find the lyrics to the 1981 album “Caramba”?

I am especially interested in the song "Aitho", but it seems only "Habba Habba Zoot Zoot" is commonly available online. I know the lyrics are included on the rear cover, but I can ...
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Checking the lyrics: The Neville Staple Band's Put Away Your Knives

I am listening The Neville Staple Band's Put Away Your Knives It has shown some lyrics but not all. Could anyone help me complete the missed part (marked by three ...
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Checking the lyrics: Mike Blakely's _Makin' Good Time_

I am listening Mike Blakely's Makin' Good Time The following lyrics are generated automatically by youtube. Could anyone help me check it? Thanks. If I had it my way I ...
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Lyrics of Your Hand On My Shoulder by Jean-François Berger & Cécile Perfetti

Could anyone share the lyrics of Your Hand On My Shoulder by Jean-François Berger & Cécile Perfetti https://open.spotify.com/album/397yj1XJZdCKnGKsDtV7jL?highlight=spotify:track:...

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