Questions tagged [lyrics]

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Lost Boyz lyrics from “Guiltiness” remix (Bob Marley - Chant Down Bablyon remix album)

Hello and thanks in advance for your answers. I like this song a lot, but it seems that the only available lyrics are for the original Bob Marley song. I would like you to help me get this lyrics for ...
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Why are most lyrics translations so bad? [closed]

I've been looking at the national anthem of the Soviet Union, and I've found several translations. Only one of them, however, fits the rhyme and meter of the song. Others, such as this one, only make ...
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What're the missing two words in the lyrics for “Die Young” by Ke$ha

I need the 2 words to complete the lyrics for "Die Young", one of which is at 52 sec of the song, and the other at 2:07, both are in the beginning of sentences. I've seen the those irresponsible ...
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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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Is “mother mary” from the beatles let it be mean marijuana?

I'm wondering if the lyrics of let it be are about drug and marijuana Thank you
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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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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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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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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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Punk rock song, lyrics: “mix between a wolf and a lamb”

I heard this song at a shopping mall the other day,I can hardly remember the lyrics, it was something like a punk rock song , that's all I remember : "I'm like a mix between a wolf and a lamb , I ...
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History / versions of lyrics to “Manhã de Carnaval”

[This may not be the best forum for this question, but I'm unaware of a better one.] I'm aware of two versions of lyrics to Manhã de Carnaval, listed below and delimited with ~~~~. The first appears ...
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What is the significance behind so many uses of the word “murder” in old school reggae lyrics?

Why does the word murder get used so much in pre-digital dancehall and old reggae? For example, this Barrington Levy track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmdhqRgRsmE Is there any reason or ...
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Can someone explain INSOMNIUM song lyrics for me

Can someone exaplain what this song's lyrics means: `Mortal Share In their lofty chambers dwell The sacred and divine Resting in seraphic bliss The timeless and sublime Far above the mortal sphere ...
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The meaning of “Uptown Funk”

I have heard this new song titled Uptown Funk. I was interested in the line "Uptown funk you up". I tried Google Translate and did not get a meaningful translation. What does this line mean? And ...
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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
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Looking for lyrics of a soundtrack from the movie A Clockwork Orange

I am looking for the lyrics to "Ode to Joy". A recording is at this link: https://m.soundcloud.com/user394434059/05-march-from-a-clockwork-orange-ninth-symphony-fourth-movement-abridged
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What is Robyn singing in the music video for Royksopp's Monument?

Robyn visibly sings something inaudible to the listener 52 seconds in to the music video for Royksopp's Monument. It seems to bridge the gap between the official lyrics. What is she saying? https://...
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Who is the person referred to in the song “What One Man Can Do”?

The song "What One Man Can Do" (by John Denver) was sung about a person. Who is that person?
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Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008 meaning

Does anyone know meaning of the lyrics to the song Infinity 2008 by the Guru Josh Project?
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Some incomprehensible words of James Brown – Funky President

This song keep playing in my mind since the time when I played some game where this song was. Lyric web sites say different versions. I gather up all the versions in one. Cold anyone please clarify ...
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Old song with lyric “Number 9 with a brass plate on the door”

My grandfather often used to sing a snippet of an old song. My mother and I are curious as to what the song is, but we've not been able to find it with Google. I wondered if anyone here happened to ...
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“I wanna know have you ever seen the rain?” What did the singer really want to express?

I am wondering what John Fogerty wanted to express in this line in Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?": I wanna know have you ever seen the rain? Maybe the author liked ...
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Morse code in Passenger's Things You've Never Done

Things You've Never Done by Passenger has some Morse code near the beginning and near the end. What does it say? The Morse code is from 0:06 to 0:21 and 3:25 to 3:35 [I'm not confident that uploading ...
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Did the analogy “The Birds And The Bees” truly originate from the Cole Porter song 'Let's Do It"?

As in, the analogy describing reproduction.
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What is Ma Rainey saying on a fragment of “Trust No Man”

Here is the link to the beautiful song Trust no man by Ma Rainey: http://youtu.be/xoZmWPb7r1o What is she saying from 1:50 to 2:15? The lyrics I have found omit this part.
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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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What does the chorus say in the introduction part of “Livin' La Vida Loca”?

What does the chorus say in the introduction part of "Livin' La Vida Loca" ?
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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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Any songs with the same music but different lyrics? [closed]

Dave Mustaine (former member of Metallica) left the band and took the song Mechanix with him to his new band Megadeth. After that Metallica changed the lyrics and the name of the song and made it Four ...
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What is the exact meaning of “This heart stays cloaked” on “Cloaked” by Woolf and the Wondershow?

I recently found this interesting indie song on Spotify called Cloaked by Woolf and the Wondershow and I’m kinda confused on some lyrics, to be precise on "This heart stays cloaked". What does "...
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What is the significance of “the promised land” mentioned in many Bruce Springsteen songs?

Apart from the song The Promised Land, there are quite a few other songs by Bruce Springsteen whose lyrics make reference to a "promised land". Some examples: "For all the blown-off strangers ...
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Lyrics of the verses from Henrik Zeabird’s “Rain”

I can’t hear many parts from Henrik Zeabird’s Rain (available for download from their Bandcamp page), and I can’t find the lyrics online (public lyrics sites, like LyricWikia, don’t list any songs ...
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Is there a service that tags songs based on the subject matter of the lyrics?

Today we are improving tagging a song/album/artist a lot with music streaming applications where music search is pivotal. I'm looking for a certain type of music which concerns the lyrics, so I'm ...
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Are these three lines from “Lieder” references to songs, too?

In the song Lieder, Adel Tawil references in almost each line a (usually popular) song. The German Wikipedia article about this song lists the references in a table. However, three lines are missing ...
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Are Saint Jimmy and the Jesus of Suburbia two different representations of the same person?

Green day's American Idiot album tells a very interesting story driven by three different characters Saint Jimmy, the Jesus of Suburbia, and Whatshername. I've always heard that Saint Jimmy and the ...
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Was the radio intro in “Protect Ya Neck” real or created for the song?

The probably most famous song of the Wu-Tang Clan "Protect Ya Neck" from the album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) starts with this radio talk: Caller: "So whassup man?" DJ: "Coolin' man" ...
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Why artists/bands do not always include lyrics' sheet in their albums? [closed]

Some albums do not include any lyrics' sheet, but often the lyrics are officially available (for free) on artists' website. Does that means that words are considered less important than music, and in ...
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Lyrics for the rap in “She Drives Me Wild” by Michael Jackson

This is regarding the song She Drives Me Wild from the album Dangerous by Michael Jackson. I have checked in many places on the Internet but the lyrics for the rap portion in this song are not ...
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Who decides whether a record should be labelled “Parental Advisory”?

Who decides whether a record should be labelled "Parental Advisory"? Are there any agreed-upon standards? If not, what individuals in the production chain are the people who actually decide whether a ...

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