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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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Meaning of “to hear the rollers thunder” lyrics in “Privateering”by Mark Knopfler

I was listening to Mark Knopfler's song "Privateering" from 2012 album under the same name and and I am intrigued by lyrics line I do not understand. The song tells about a life of a ...
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Can somebody explain these specific moments of the musical short cartoon “Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs” (1943)?

Disclaimer: Some people probably might find this offensive, and so should not watch it, although I personally don't understand why, and find it to be a very funny and musically catchy cartoon from 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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What is the Blink-182 song that 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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“I Riden Så” (Ye Ride So Carefully) Interpretation

There are lyrics of a song that I'd love to understand better: "I Riden Så" (Ye Ride So Carefully) by the Finnish band Gjallarhorn My questions are: How is the singer related to Silibrant and his ...
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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 Fisherman and the Boss". It tells the story of a fisherman who sometimes goes out for ...
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Full lyrics of favorite camp song (called “Gypsy Song”) containing “… faria faria-O” [closed]

I’m looking for the English lyrics to a song I learned at summer camp. It was called "Gypsy Song". The refrain was Set the forest and mountains ringing with faria faria-O
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Meaning to lyrics of Syd Barrett's song *Baby Lemonade*

Can someone offer their interpretation of the Syd Barrett song called Baby Lemonade from his solo album Barrett? Here are the lyrics, and here you can listen to the song on YouTube.
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“Come Baby Come” by K7 - lyrics for the female vocals?

I am looking for the lyrics of the 90s song "Come Baby Come" by K7, but I cannot find one that includes the female vocals at the start of the song after the "Da ding de ding de ding" part. (I turned ...
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Who is “Sid Viscosity”?

The lyrics of the song Gentle Spike Resort by Grandaddy refer to Sid Viscosity: With ex-school treasures for hire And whitesnake riffs dressed up like Sid Viscosity "Whitesnake" could refer to ...
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“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 ...
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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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Eluveitie - “The Call of the Mountains”. What the children's choir is singing at the end?

Does anyone know the language and the text of what the children's choir is singing at the end of the song? I've searched over the internet, but found nothing.
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Lyrics for Backyard Superheroes - Face it

Here is the song on YouTube. I can't find the lyrics anywhere so I decided to write down what I have so far and you might be able to help me. You’ve got wake up _____________ Only ten more minutes ...
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Lyrics to Electro-Light “Night Shines” (meaning and corrections)

Electro-Light ft. Nathan Brumley - Night Shines There is a lyric video of this song, however I think some of the lyrics presented on the lyrical may be off or something that's just confusing to me. ...
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Who is Hozier's goddess?

In Hozier's Take Me To Church, there is this line: To keep the Goddess on my side source The word "goddess" doesn't appear in the lyrics besides that, while the word "god" does appear, in the ...
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Get Up, Stand Up: Almighty God is a living man

In Bob Marley's song, Get Up, Stand Up, he says: We know when we understand // Almighty God is a living man What does this mean? Does it make reference to Haile Selassie I being an incarnation of ...
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Were the lyrics in Coldplay's “Viva la Vida” changed?

Did the group Coldplay really originally have the words "Roman Catholic priests are singing" in their song "Viva la Vida", and later replace it with "Roman Cavalry choirs are singing"?
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Is Metallica's lyrics considered to be great by native speakers?

I'm not a native English speaker so despite I'm able to understand what a particular song lyrics is about I can't determine how good it is in terms of poetry. I'm well aware that for instance Bob ...
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What's 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 been googling the lyrics and I'm still not sure about the meaning of it. Can ...
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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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What does Roger Miller say at the end of “Kansas City Star”

What does Roger Miller say at the end of Kansas City Star? It seems to be an aside, a "parenthetical comment" at the very end, the last two seconds.
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Are the lyrics in “Teardrop” by Massive Attack “feathers” or “fearless”

OK, I'm changing this question a little bit since I've discovered a problem with the root of the question assuming the lyrics in the song are "feathers on my breath". Apparently this is a big debate ...
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Why is 8:05 “time to rock”?

In Sammy Hagar's song "There's Only One Way To Rock" there is a line that goes: Now quickly, check the hands on the clock It's 8:05, it's time to rock So my question is: why is 8:05 time to rock?...
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Missy Elliot's “Work it” lyrics meaning

My English teacher constantly referring to this song as female empowerment and feminism. But I just don't see how. How does the popular song of 2002 Work It by Missy Elliot refer to feminism or ...
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Why do Desmond and Molly Jones switch roles in the repeated final verse of Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da?

In The Beatles' song Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, the last two verses are essentially the same except Desmond and Molly Jones switch actions. I've included a line by line comparison below with the differences ...
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Why are there two sets of lyrics to “The Music of the Night”?

There are two sets of lyrics to "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe, and Charles Hart. Specifically, the lyrics on the Original London Cast ...
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What does 'imagined ecstasy' mean?

The song Zedd - Addicted to Me's lyrics contains a phrase 'Imagined ecstasy'. Can anybody please explain it's meaning related to the song? Does it have any meaning outside the song? If it does, ...
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Who is the real songwriter of a song?

When I Google a song lyrics, Google usually shows it with songwriters at the bottom. For instance, "post malone paranoid lyrics" Is it possible to find out who took what part in songwriting process? ...
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Lyrics for Haşim & Gülistan Tokdemir - Şirinamın

Could anyone help me out with the lyrics for this song. An English translation would be amazing but Kurdish lyrics are also okay.
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Du Hast - You Have or You Hate?

Rammstein's song "Du Hast" apparently means "You Hate", but "You Hate" in German is "Du Hasst". However, "Du Hast" means "You Have" in German. Is "Du Hast" supposed to mean "You Have" or "You Hate"? ...
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Was the radio talk in “Right Here, Right Now” real or created for the song?

The version of Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now from the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby ends with this radio talk: [Host] WBCN, and who’s this? [Caller] Hey, this is Brad, this is Brad, this ...
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Does Dylan reference Lee Harvey Oswald in “The Times They Are A-Changing”?

This has been eating me for few years now: When I listened for the first time to Bob Dylan's: "The Times They Are A-Changin'" I heard The times Lee Harvey changin' And I always hear it like this. ...
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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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Why “un, dos, tres, catorce” instead of “un, dos, tres, cuatro” in U2's “Vertigo”?

U2's song Vertigo from their album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb begins like this: Un, dos, tres, catorce!! In Spanish that's "one, two, three, fourteen". Why "fourteen"? I've read a number of ...
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What is the english translation of dialogs spoken over this song?

The song "Exploring Yourself With A Knife" is a track form the Russian post-rock band April Rain's album "Waiting For Sunrise". some Russian dialog is spoken between a man and a woman starting at 4:37....
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What is meant by “Run me like a river”?

I recently got Madden 17. Like any EA sports game, it has a soundtrack of "EA Trax", which are usually terrible. Luckily, you can disable them one-by-one in case any of them happen to be okay. One of ...
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Audio sample in Infected Mushroom's “The Shen”

In Infected Mushroom's track The Shen, from their second album Converting Vegetarians, there is an audio sample starting at 3:30 and looping quite a few times that I could never understand. I have ...
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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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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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The lyrics of the song by a Greek band Fade — No Trust

Here is the music video for the song by a Greek band Fade -- No Trust. Unfortunately, not all the words are legible (I'm not a native English speaker) and I didn't manage to Google the lyrics for this ...
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Tragic 60's song with unknown lyrics by a male singer about a fallen military buddy

I heard an old song on the radio years ago. I fell in love, but have since forgotten most of it. It was brought up and I want to find it. I don't remember the title, and I guess I don't remember ...
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Horse and Carriage Lyrics (by Ma$e and Cam'rom)

After offering to buy a lady diamonds why does Cam'rom then tell her to "shut the fuck up" after she seeks to confirm her interpretation of his metaphor? If you'll sex in the Lex and your head be ...
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What does Syd Barrett's song“Rats” mean?

When I fisrt listened to the song of Syd Barrett – Rats,I was confused,I thought it might be something that appeared in his life,but I'm not sure. Is it dark? Or something related to drug? Lyrics: ...
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Clean version of post malone -White iversion

I've been trying to find a clean[Radio Edit] of white iverson, I can't find it. All the youtube videos that claim to be clean aren't available in my country (UK) or aren't at all White Iversion: ...
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Message in Strawberry Fields Forever

Ref: How are backward messages created on tracks? What does the famous 'hidden message' at the end of Strawberry Fields Forever actually say? The conspiracy theorists would have us believe it's "I ...
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What is the purpose of using pronoun “they” instead of “he” in “Ten Duel Commandments” (Hamilton: The Musical)

I have recently noticed that in "Ten Duel Commandments" from Hamilton the pronoun used to describe the opponent is "they" like in The challenge: demand satisfaction, If they ...
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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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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 ...