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Lyrics contain the idiom “for one thing”

I am looking for lyrics which contain the idiom "for one thing". What I want is that the idiom must be explained as "for example" or "for instance". I have found three ...
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Have Hot Chip ever explained the lyric 'made in the dark' in the eponymous song?

I discovered Hot Chip's song "Made in the Dark" a few months ago. It's exquisitely beautiful, and seems to describe the aftermath of the break up of a romantic relationship. The chorus ...
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“People talk of situations” or “People talk over situations” in Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero?

I am listening to Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero. There is a sentence I am not sure. That is, "People talk of situations" or "People talk over situations". In this video, it sounds ...
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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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What/who is “Bushell” the the Adam and the Ants song Press Darlings?

If passion ends in fashion Bushell is the best-dressed man in town In an previous verse it goes Nick Kent is the best dressed guy in town. Nick Kent was a rock critic, but does anyone know what "...
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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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How do the “Hatten är din” meme lyrics correspond to the original “Miin ma kenti” lyrics

BACKGROUND: In 1981, [Lebanese musician Azar] Habib recorded "Miin Ma Kenti" (Whoever you are) ... in Arabic for his Ya Malaki album; the tape eventually made its way to Sweden. Nineteen ...
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Hatten är din - original lyrics

What are the original lyrics of "Hatten är din"? I am not talking about the English or Swedish lyrics.
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Is the song “You Raise Me Up” actually about Christian Relief?

I understand the song You Raise Me Up is about relief, faith, etc. According to a post The song effectively portrays Josh Groban’s expression of faith and also presents the influence of his ...
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Where do I find lyrics to “Opportunity for Progress”, by Rayne?

Well, this has been bugging me for quite a while, but I simply can't find the lyrics to this song. Can anyone help? It would also be fine to simply upload the lyrics. I am able to understand almost 80-...
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“Talk” by Hozier, meaning

In Hozier's song "Talk" he sings "That's found in the last witness / Before the wave hits / marveling at God / Before he feels alone one final time and marries the sea." I know ...
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Can anyone help me to find this rock music?

Some years ago, maybe more than 10, when I was a kid, I used to listen to a very engaging rock music that i’m mad to try to find what that music was. I remember some part of the lyrics but they aren’t ...
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Upbeat pop: “Show me that you love me, don't just say it”

It’s an upbeat kinda pop song and the only lyrics I can remember are these: show me that you love me ...don’t just say it. Tell me if I had nothing would you be there for me, nowadays it’s bout the ...
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Lyrics for Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love for Planet Earth

The song Sweet Love for Planet Earth from Fuck Buttons' album Street Horrrsing (2008) contains extremely distorted vocals starting at 5:32. Several sources online cite the following as lyrics: We're ...
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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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Identify the lyrics of KISS' God Of Thunder (Alive 2)

Following the drum solo of KISS' God of Thunder from Alive II and before the "I'm the lord of the wastelands", could you identify what is being said?
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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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What does the singer sings (maybe in English) in the song “Mal Bicho”

This song is in Spanish, but it has a portion starting at 2:17, (link to that part) where it appears to be talking in English, But I do not understand any single word, since English is not my first ...
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Danish (?) lyrics for “All that Jazz” by Julie Steincke

Some time ago I come across this performance of "All that Jazz" by Julie Steincke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scdu88ln_Q4 (I am enchanted with it). I do not recognize the language, but since ...
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Why was Ian Hunter ashamed in Oreole?

I'm referring to All the Way from Memphis (1973) by Mott the Hoople. The lyrics are here. I think we can all feel a bit unhappy about the unfortunate use of the word "Spade" but I don't see any ...
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What do these lyrics mean in “The Nurse Who Loved Me”?

It's pretty obvious that the song The Nurse Who Loved Me by A Perfect Circle is about an institutionalized person who is convinced that his nurse is in love with him. However, there's always been one ...
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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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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 ...
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What does “mad fish” mean in Bring The Pain by Method Man?

In the song "Bring The Pain" by Method Man, he says: Check it, just how deep can shit get/ Deep as the abyss/ and brothers is mad fish accept it What does "mad fish" mean in this ...
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Does Janelle Monáe's Metropolis conceptual series have a definite plot?

Janelle Monáe's set of Metropolis suites (comprised, so far, of her debut EP and first two full-length albums, with two suites left to come) is a sci-fi epic about androids. Do the lyrics (so far) ...
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Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder lyrics meaning

In the song "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder, one of the line goes "you can tell right away at the letter A, when people start to move", what does "at the letter A" mean? In the context of the lyrics, ...
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What does “Check the diagonal” mean in the lyrics to Freedom by Rage Against The Machine?

I never understood what exactly was meant by: Brotha, did ya forget ya name? Did ya lose it on the wall Playin' tic-tac-toe? Yo, check the diagonal Three brothers gone Come on Doesn'...
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What does the line “listening to blackstreet” mean in the song *Downtown* by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis?

Here is a link to the song. I was wondering what the phrase "listening to blackstreet" means. The whole sentence before it says ...I Like a Big Girl, I like 'Em Sassy Going down the Backstreet ...
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What kind of bird are you if you can't swim?

In the translations of Peter and the Wolf that I've heard/seen, the bird is always just "the bird"; is there any indication as to roughly what sort of bird Prokofiev had in mind? The fluttering and ...
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Construction of a Musical Theatre song

In musical theatre, we have lyrics. Would you say, therefore, that you have to make sure you had the tune for this first before you added the brace for the grand staff for the melody and bass line? ...
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What does Victor Wooten refers to in his Justice Song in album “Show of Hands”?

In the lyrics of song "Justice" by Victor Wooten in his 1996 Album "Show of Hands" he says: Twenty two cops on the scene / And only 4 go to trial Is there a specific episode he is referring to?
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What do these lyrics in “Angeline the Baker” mean?

In the song "Angeline the Baker," the lyrics go: Angeline the baker, age of 43 Fed her sugar candy, but she still won't marry me What does "fed her sugar candy" mean? Is it referring to sweet ...
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What does the song 'Helplessly Hoping' by Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) talk about?

The song is Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN). You can also listen to it on Spotify. I'm having a hard time trying to get the meaning of the song. I think it talks about two ...
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Did John Lennon condemn the Free Love ideology on the 1970 track “Working Class Hero”?

It's safe to say that the Beatles had a pretty good time in the Sixties. They were certainly at the forefront of the hippie movement, a central aspect of which was the Free Love ideology. However, in ...
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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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What is Mumford & Sons' song “Holland Road” about?

Mumford & Sons are critically acclaimed for their lyric writing ability. What is the song Holland Road in the album Babel about ?
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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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NOFX's song “Linoleum” - what's the meaning of this song?

What's the meaning of NOFX's song Linoleum? What's the reference to linoleum?
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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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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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Looking for verses to the refrain of “Hoch sollst du leben”

From my childhood in the 90s I remember that we used a song for the birthday celebrations at my elementary school that had the classic "Hoch sollst du leben" birthday song as a refrain and had two or ...
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Does the jazz standard “Lament” by J.J. Johnson have lyrics?

Does the jazz standard "Lament" by J.J. Johnson have lyrics? My Google searches have turned up empty.
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What is going on in the lyrics of Kate Rusby's song “The Lark”?

What is going on in the lyrics of Kate Rusby's song “The Lark”? This song is moving but cryptic—it's hard for me to tell what's going on. There may have been a breakup between the narrator and the ...
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Lyrics of *True Faith* by New Order: What is the morning sun?

My morning sun is the drug that brings me near To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear I used to think that the day would never come That my life would depend on the morning sun This is the ...
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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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Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (live): What does James LaBrie say before the song starts?

I have been listening to Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (Live Scenes from New York) for many years, but I was never able to understand what James LaBrie says just before the song starts. Here below ...
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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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Meaning of lyrics to Vangelis (Losing Sleep)

Could someone please enlighten me to the meaning of the lyrics to "Losing Sleep" by Vangelis (sung by Paul Young): Here are the lyrics: www.azlyricdb.com/lyrics/Vangelis-Losing-Sleep-294174
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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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Roger Miller “Doo Wacka Doo”?

I could have sworn that line was in the song "Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd" by Roger Miller, but I just listened to a recording and it wasn't in there. A Google for that lyric comes up with a ...

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