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Is the double negative in 'we don't need no education' intentional?

The famous Pink Floyd Song Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) uses double negative in the chorus: We don't need no education We dont need no thought control ... https://www.youtube.com/...
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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 song ...
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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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What song has the most *distinct* words in the lyrics?

I see that "Rap God" by Eminem is generally credited as the hit song with the most (1560) words in the lyrics, and one or two other less-known songs (such as "Animal" by Harry Shotta with 1771 and "La ...
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Do the lyrics a the beginning of Rock of Ages by Def Leppard mean anything?

At the beginning of the song Rock of Ages, there are four words muttered that sound like gibberish that are: Gunter, glieben, glauchen, globen Do these words actually mean anything?
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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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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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Does anyone know what the real lyrics are for “Heaven or Las Vegas” by the Cocteau Twins?

There's a song named Heaven or Las Vegas by the Cocteau Twins but I'm not what the correct lyrics are. I've been trying to figure them out for years and could use some good feedback.
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What are the correct lyrics used in Disclosure's song “Latch”?

I heard this song and read the lyrics. There is a part that goes like this: I'm so encaptured, got me wrapped up in your touch Feel so enamored, hold me tight within your clutch How do you do it, you ...
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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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“Poison Ivy, you're suffocating me” from chillout zone Emirates ICE channel, female singer

I heard a song on one of the ICE channels on a recent Emirates flight, almost sure it was called the chillout zone, which plays 2 hours straight of chilled out music, but had no song titles. I ...
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What is “Stereotomy” by Alan Parsons Project about?

So I read the lyrics, and it's extremely ambiguous. Is he talking to a love interest? Is he talking about mental torment? Who knows? Here are the non-repeating stanzas for you convenience: Diamond ...
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What is the meaning of the following line in the Jenniffer Lopez song “I'm into you”?

There is a strange line (well actually the whole song is quite weird) in the Jennifer Lopez song I'm into you: Sharpshooter you can call me the Zion Does anyone know what this actually means? Is ...
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Does somebody know the Song to these lyrics?

"you know what I came here for i came for you" + "throw it down and count to 3" Heard the song on a stream and the streamer was speaking quite a lot so I couldn't make out more, but I'm about 90% ...
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Meaning of “Bakerman” by Laid Back

I've always wondered if the lyrics of Bakerman by Laid Back have a deeper meaning. It basically consists of the lines: Bakerman is baking bread , Sagabona kunjani wena (Which means as much as "...
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In the song “Hotel California” by the Eagles, what are “colitas”?

Hotel California is one of my favorite songs. One mysterious line at the beginning of the song states: Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air I speak some Spanish, but neither I nor my ...
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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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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's with dinosaurs in Vietnam?

There's an awesome song by Black Sabbath called Into the Void. It's been covered by a few bands, including Monster Magnet. In Monster Magnet's version, which is also super awesome, there are ...
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Language and lyrics for Massano's “Indianotech”

I'm looking for lyrics to the song "Indianotech" by Mossano. I'd like the language it is sung in, the text of the original lyrics, and if possible, an English translation. I've tried searching ...
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Song with lyrics “travelling the world from side to side” and “as beautiful as you”

A line of the song goes: Travelling the world from side to side. From puckered mountains, to the apple's eye. When the sun comes up we all found the meaning, if I could read my writing, yah, ...
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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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What are the lyrics to I Signori Della Galassia's 'Sub'?

Not sure if asking for lyrics in their entirety is generally acceptable here, but I've scoured using my best Italian (which isn't saying much) and have rendered no fruit. Anybody know/understand the ...
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Lyrics confusion in Queen's “I Want to Break Free”

Here's an extract of the lyrics to Queen's "I Want to Break Free": I've fallen in love I've fallen in love for the first time And this time I know it's for real "This time I know it's ...
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Is the song “Paradise City” written about a specific city?

In the song Paradise City by Guns N' Roses, is the "Paradise City" referenced by the song and its title based on an actual city similar to how "The Jungle" in Welcome to the Jungle refers to L.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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Square root for “united” in Pearl Jam “REARVIEWMIRROR” album art?

Does anyone know why, in the CD booklet for Pearl Jam's second album, Vs., on the lyrics page for the song "REARVIEWMIRROR", the word "united" appears to be replaced with a square-root symbol (√)? ...
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Alternative lyrics to Toad the Wet Sproket's “Something's Always Wrong”

The song is Toad the Wet Sprocket's Something's Always Wrong. The videos I can find in internet are all about the normal song lyrics (which is fine, you know, the song, at least to me, is a good one)....
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Why does every version of “Requiem” always include “Kyrie Eleison”?

I've heard/sung many different versions of "Requiem" (Mozart, Brahms, Rutter, Faure). They are usually sung in latin with the same lyrics, except "Kyrie Eleison" which is greek. So why is a greek ...
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The number of victims in the song Empire of the Clouds from Iron Maiden

My new favorite Iron Maiden song is the Empire of the Clouds, but I don't understand a thing in the lyrics. This is the part in question: "And in a country churchyard, laid head to the mast 1840 ...
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What does Ed Sheeran say at the beginning of “Gold Rush”?

I was listening to the album, and solely in the right side (for one second) there’s someone saying something before Ed breaks into the actual course. Here’s the song on YouTube.
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Meaning of “Blowing in the Wind”?

The song Blowing in the Wind has the following lines How many roads must a man walk down Before they call him a man I have no clue what this means How many seas must a white dove sail ...
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Where can I find a song's lyrics?

Usually, when we want to have the lyrics of a certain song, especially when we don't have the actual physical album of a musician in hand, we look for it on Google. As I have experienced several ...
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The lyrics of Souad Massi's song “Mesk Elil”; who can help?

Who can help to find the English version of Souad Massi's song "Mesk Elil"?
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Does “Gangnam Style” contain any non-Korean words?

I used to assume "Style" was English and couldn't be Korean, but I subsequently found out that there's a Korean word based on the English word "style". However, I'm still wondering about what sounds ...
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What is the source of the “That boy needs therapy” song from Frontier Psychiatrist?

The song "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches contains a sample of what sounds like an excerpt from a movie: That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic That boy needs therapy, purely ...
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60s/70s song, lyrics “Sweet my little baby”, possibly Led Zeppelin

The song is very close to what Led Zeppelin sounds like. If it helps I will try to explain what some of the non words sounds sound like with 0 to 10 with 0 being lowest pitch you can commonly find in ...
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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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Lyrics of Counting Stars

There are many versions of the lyrics of the Song Counting Stars by One Republic at this part Take that money Watch it burn Sing in the river / Sink in the river The lessons I ...
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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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Help needed for lyrics. Artist: SLDGHMR Track: Deviate

I'm unable to understand the lyrics when listening to: https://soundcloud.com/sldghmr/deviate-ft-la-felix No matter how hard I try, its only gibberish to me. There are no resources on the web with ...
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What does “you're every song” mean?

What does "you're every song" mean? http://www.metrolyrics.com/everything-lyrics-michael-buble.html
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Where does the 5th line in Wild Mountan Thyme go?

The song "Wild Mountain Thyme" (or "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go", "The Blooming/Purple Heather" or any other line you'd like to pull out of it) has this verse/chorus structure: Oh the summer time is ...
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Why is the seventh verse often sung in place of the fourth in “Amazing Grace”?

In "Amazing Grace", the fourth verse: The Lord has promised good to me His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures Is often replaced with the seventh*: ...
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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 do any yes lyrics means?

For example, "Hearts" or "It Can Happen". I've heard Yes just wrote words that sound good to sing without worrying about meaning. Any truth?
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Jean Michel Jarre songs with lyrics

Jean michel jarre is one of my favorite New Age performers. I love lot of his instrumental track but I wander if there are also his good songs with lyrics.
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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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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 Yeah let's be ...
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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 ...