Questions tagged [lyrics]

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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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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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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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Does the jazz standard “Lament” by J.J. Johnson have lyrics?

My Google searches have turned up empty.
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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 ...
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Lyrics: “But they die just the same in your video game”

I have been looking for an answer to this. I am not sure if I can ask this here but I really don't know where else to ask this question. From which artist or song are these lyrics? "Ain't no kind of ...
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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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Does the Dead Can Dance song “Carnival of Light” mean anything?

I know Lisa Gerrard sings in an invented language that has no relation to any language in the real world, sometimes referred to as idioglossia or glossalalia, but she seems to suggest that the random ...
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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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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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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 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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Why do some black rappers use the N-word?

I’m listening to Ayo (Chris Brown & Tyga) right now, and I’m wondering why they use the N-word in their lyrics. I thought that the N-word is insulting (and you’re likely to get beaten up if you ...
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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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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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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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Who is Sister Irene in “Going Down” by Freddie King?

I'm working on Going Down by Freddie King and I don't understand the reference of this sentence: I'm going back to Chattanooga and sleep on sister Irene's porch I can't find any reference from my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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 Dark Side of the Moon' mean?

One of the most famous albums of Pink Floyd is 'The Dark Side of the Moon'. Besides the title of the album, this phrase also appears in the lyrics of the last song of the album, Eclipse: And if ...
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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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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 ...