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Fifty Shades Darker, 'Code Blue' song by The Dream

From the movie 'Fifty Shades Darker' a song by The Dream which is 'Code Blue' has these repeated lines. That's what I get for loving you, code blue That's what I get for loving you, code blue ...
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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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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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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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Meaning of “Run To My Rescue” - Shogun feat. Emma Lock

In this song has those lines Our loves a stone throw away We get so near But weve still so far away Concealed behind all our floored disguises So what does mean Our loves a stone throw ...
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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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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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Lyrics of “Keep it up” by Snap?

I've been searching up and down for the lyrics of this song but couldn't find it anywhere! Sad thing is I don't understand a single line of it :( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhr1tjJSeFk
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What are the first lines of Peter Gabriel's “Sledgehammer”?

For the Peter Gabriel song "Sledgehammer", all the lyrics sites list the first two lines of the song as being: you could have a steam train if you'd just lay down your tracks But every time I ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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Why are there no written lyrics for the songs from Barbudo's new album, The EP?

I found a beautiful, psychedelic chill pop album known as The EP by Barbudo on Soundcloud. Their not very popular at all and the album was posted about a month or two ago. Their song Dog Daze ...
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What is the Blink 182 song 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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Do anyone know a Marathi/Hindi song praising Ravana in India?

I had heard this song in my childhood(approx 1996) on radio. But now I don’t remember the correct words and so not able to find. The words are like “उठ रावणा जागा हो” i.e. something like “Hey great ...
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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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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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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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Meaning of the line “reds and the pinks” in Love Stinks

This is probably a dumb question, but I just googled it and I couldn't find an answer. J. Geils band, song Love Stinks, there's a line "I've had the blues, the reds and the pinks". I've had the ...
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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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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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Lyric of Final Fantasy XV - Apocalypsis Noctis

I'm not good at Latin but I found one of Final Fantasy XV interesting. It was played live in Abbey Road Studios few days ago. I would like to know if anyone could write down the lyrics also with ...
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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'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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Songs where melody and lyrics dont't fit (by design) [closed]

Some days ago I had a conversation with a friend during which we talked about certain songs whose melody did not fit with their lyrics. By not fitting we meant songs which, by their melody, would ...
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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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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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Nofx's song “Linoleum” - what's the meaning of this song?

Whats your meaning of this song? Whats the reference to linoleum ?
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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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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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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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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 ...