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What does a specific part of a song mean? What does the interpreter or songwriter try to tell us?

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which thing describe the song more than melody?

A melody also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity. Is there any thing better than Melody? I mean in the sense of sweet tune,...
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What is Jimmy Rushing saying and meaning in Berkeley Campus Blues?

Here is the link to the song Berkeley Campus Blues by Jimmy Rushing: http://youtu.be/epA55odxsVw From 0:30 to 0:40, the lyrics go as follows: I'm gonna be that kind of cat that (unintelligible to ...
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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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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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Meaning of Lyric No Love Allowed by Rihanna

I read the lyric of Rihanna song, No Love Allowed. But here's, I don't understand about the meaning of this part Fe fo fum like the sky is falling down on me Numb numb numb, he's so cold he ...
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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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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 privateer, a ...
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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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Why are pianists included in The Carnival of the Animals?

In Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals*, the 11th section is entitled Pianists. This may sound like a silly question, but why are pianists included as part of animals? *(video with audio and sheet ...
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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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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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Who are those famous looking people in the video of Pink Floyd's brain damage?

While i am able to recognize some of them but most of them are unknown to me. Did Pink Floyd mocked those politicians and generals? Like in the line. The lunatic is on the grass. P.S. I am ...
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The King by MattyB

The King by MattyB is a rap song by 11 year old MattyB. When he first starts rapping he says: You're the new model I'm in my zone making foog gottle You wanna grow up and put up the ...
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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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Downtown by MackleMore and Ryan Lewis

Here is a LINK to the song. I was wondering what the phrase "listening to blackstreet" means. The whole sentence before it says ...I Like a Big Girl, I like 'Em Sassy Going down the ...
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Does Blur's song MyTerracotta Heart signal another Blur breakdown?

In Blur's latest album The Magic Whip there's a song called "My Terracotta Heart" that makes me wonder about the future of the band. The Magic Whip is the new album recorded by Blur after 12 years of ...
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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 googling the lyric and still not sure about the meaning of it. Can anyone ...
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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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What is the meaning behind Not Nineteen Forever by The Courteeners?

I was just wondering if anybody knew what the meaning behind this song is? None of the lyrics seem to relate to the name of the song
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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 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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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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Panther sequence in Black or White by Michael Jackson

Why did Michael Jackson decide to end the Black or White music video (which otherwise talked about peace, love, fearlessness and harmony) with a black panther turning into Jackson and wrecking stuff?
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Is a “brown-eyed girl” black?

Wikipedia reports, of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”: Originally titled “Brown-Skinned Girl,” Morrison changed it to “Brown Eyed Girl” when he recorded it. . . . It has also been stated that the ...
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Why is Chuck Berry's music mostly the same rhythm with differnt lyrics?

I have started listening to many of Chuck Berry’s songs. I noticed there are three or four different identifiable rhythms he uses in his songs. Most of his songs start off with one of the rhythms and ...