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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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“Holding out for a hero” - is this song about sex?

Whenever I listen to this song, I always picture the singer lying in bed waiting for her man to come home and have sex with her, so many of the lyrics seem to have a double meaning. Is it just my ...
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NOFX's song “Linoleum” - what's the meaning of this song?

What's the meaning of NOFX's song Linoleum? What's the reference to linoleum?
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Meaning of “The Vatican Rag”?

Tom Lehrer's "The Vatican Rag" is famous for causing controversy, and I think a teacher was fired for showing it in a schoolroom. I understand how the title can be minorely offensive to a particularly ...
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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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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 is “Uma Thurman” in the Fall Out Boy song?

What is Uma Thurman? What does that phrase mean in the Fall Out Boy song? Is Uma Thurman a person? Is it a style of dancing?
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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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Meaning of lyrics from “505” by Arctic Monkeys

These lyrics are from the song "505" by Arctic Monkeys: 'Not shy of a spark, A knife twists at the thought that I should fall short of the mark, Frightened by the bite though its no harsher ...
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How much of Opera is about sex?

We seem to think that so much of classical music is pure and noble but in my practice there seems to be a few common themes in Opera. Opera may very well be more Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll than what ...
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What is meant by the chorus of “I Am the Highway” by Audioslave

The song "I Am The Highway" by Audioslave is a favorite of mine but I've always wondered about the meaning behind it, especially the chorus. I am not your rolling wheels I am the highway I am ...
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What is the exact meaning of the song “Hotel California” & its album cover image?

There one song Hotel California from Eagles , I tried to know about meaning of that song & its album cover image which has something pointing to some ghost on window. From google i read its ...
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What does “Check the diagonal” mean in the lyrics to Freedom by Rage Against The Machine?

I never understood what exactly was meant by: Brotha, did ya forget ya name? Did ya lose it on the wall Playin' tic-tac-toe? Yo, check the diagonal Three brothers gone Come on Doesn'...
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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 ...
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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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What does “bismillah” mean in the Bohemian Rhapsody?

According to Google, Bismillah means: in the name of God (an invocation used by Muslims at the beginning of an undertaking). But, is that the same context in which it is used? If not, then what ...
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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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Are the lyrics in “Teardrop” by Massive Attack “feathers” or “fearless”

OK, I'm changing this question a little bit since I've discovered a problem with the root of the question assuming the lyrics in the song are "feathers on my breath". Apparently this is a big debate ...
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What is going on in the lyrics of Kate Rusby's song “Awkward Annie”?

In Kate Rusby's cryptic folk song "Awkward Annie" (on the album by the same name) what is happening? It seems to be something about a farm-boy who gives a farm-girl presents of various animals, and ...
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What is the actual meaning of the the song Astronomy Domine by Pink Floyd?

This song sounds to me like they are romanticizing fear and panic, but i am not able to understand the actual meaning behind it. Or is it just about an acid trip?
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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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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 is meant by “Grandma Plays the Numbers”?

There's a song in the game Fallout 4 called Grandma Plays the Numbers. The full lyrics can be found at that link. It was written and performed by Wynonie Harris in 1949. I'm not sure what is meant by ...
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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 bottle What does ...
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Explanation of Alkaline Trio's “Fall Victim” lyrics

I discovered this song called "Fall Victim", and because I enjoyed it a lot, I wanted to clearly understand the lyrics (as I'm not a native speaker). So I went on this site : http://www.azlyrics.com/...
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What does the line “listening to blackstreet” mean in the song *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 Backstreet ...
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Why does Henry Rollins only wear two colors of clothing?

Any time I have seen Henry Rollins post-Black Flag, he is either wearing all black, or black and gray clothes with no logos. Is there a reason for this?
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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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What's 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 been googling the lyrics and I'm still not sure about the meaning of it. Can ...
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Outro vs Rest of Song - Clashing Meaning? The Hills (The Weeknd)

At the end of the (studio) recording, a woman says the following: Ewedihalehu/ Yene konjo, ewedihalehu/ Yene fikir, fikir, fikir, fikir/ Yene fikir, fikir, fikir, fikir This means: I love you ...
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What is the meaning behind the name Catfish and The Bottlemen?

I find this name fairly weird, where does it derive from?
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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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Audio sample in Infected Mushroom's “The Shen”

In Infected Mushroom's track The Shen, from their second album Converting Vegetarians, there is an audio sample starting at 3:30 and looping quite a few times that I could never understand. I have ...
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What is Meaning of “Aerials” by System of Down song and music video?

This is one of my favorite songs. I listened to this thousand times, watched video several times but still cannot get the connection. What is the background story of this song? How the Music Video ...
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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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Who are the people referenced in “You Don't Belong” by Bad Religion?

The song "You Don't Belong" by Bad Religion obviously references the SoCal punk scene they were a part of. In it, a number of people are mentioned by name. missy was a teen blue video star, tom ...
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What is the meaning of the song “9-29-045” by Green Carnation?

There is this beautiful song by Green Carnation called "9-29-045". I've listened to this song many many times, but I've always wondered what the title means. Does anybody know why they named it "9-29-...
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What is “25 or 6 to 4”?

One of - and this is debatable, but it's what I think - the best rock songs ever is by a band called Chicago. But the name has always confused me. The song is called "25 Or 6 To 4". What does this ...
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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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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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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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Meaning of non-English singing from Diablo 2

I've been playing Diablo 2 enough to memorize its soundtrack, and I've heard this distinct singing from it in more than one other composition. But it's not in any language I can recognize, and I don't ...
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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 *Snow (Hey Oh)*

I'm a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and particularly the song Snow (Hey Oh) from Stadium Arcadium, however the lyrics just don't make any sense at all to me. A friend said he thought the song ...
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How did the song “Plush” by Stone Temple Pilots get its name?

I've always wondered how the song "Plush" got its name. The lyrics themselves don't contain the word "Plush" nor do the lyrics and music make me think "Plush" is an appropriate song title. So why is ...
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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 ...