So is there a name for the type of song that We Are The World is? Something where a big group of people get together and each sing a little part of it? I need to find examples of songs like that - really with pop music - and I'm not sure what I'm searching for.
"Climb the walls like Peter Parker, now." what downtempo, Funky Lowlives-esque song from about 10-15 years ago does that line come from? [more inside]
I heard a song recently that sounded new and was dreamy and catchy, with a female singer, with the lyrics "grace and symmetry" or "symmetry and grace." Um, help me find her? [more inside]
Quite some time ago on another site someone posted the lyrics to a song (so I have never heard it, just read it) that has been rattling around in bits in my head ever since. Who is it by? No idea, but I am pretty sure it is one of the proto/nouveau/modern-celtic bands like The Waterboys, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Black 47, Fiddler's Green, etc. [more inside]
Baa Baa Blacksheep, Twinkle Twinkle, and the alphabet song are all the same tune. How is it that one song has been used for three well known songs? What are some other examples of songs being the exact same tune but with totally different lyrics? (I'll accept rip off/coincidence type things like Born This Way/Express Yourself, but I'm looking more for examples where the identical-song-different-lyrics thing was deliberate and done knowingly.)
A friend is organising an event about protecting children from child abuse. Most cases where a child dies from abuse or is significantly harmed show a lack of professionals actually listening to the child - this event is to encourage agencies working with these children to listen more and listen better. She needs music (for background, as people are arriving and in between speakers) with a message of listening and hearing. There's lots of promising song titles out there but most are obviously about lost loves. Can anybody recommend some great songs which may fit the bill? Bonus points for songs likely to be familiar in the UK!
What bands and albums should I listen to now that I'm finally able to stream almost anything ever made? Extended information as to my taste preferences inside. [more inside]
Name this song: female singer, sounds kinda new, on an indie radio station. Lyrics say something about "the worst" or "what's worse?" and "people say I'm _____ because I have no plans to settle down." [more inside]
Self-referential song by Mason Williams or Smothers Brothers 60's 70's; lyrics about the song structure, ex: "this is the bridge, it takes you to the end of the song", verse, chorus, etc., all in appropriate places. Saw it performed on U.S. television in that era.
Old song about a nagging wife who gets it in the end? Yes, my love. [more inside]
Can you help me find a good quotation about a piece of earth being cursed? [more inside]
LyricFilter: "Hold on, brother brother hold on" - what's the song? [more inside]
Help me remember a quote that features the word "beautiful" several times... Seriously, please help because it's driving me batty. [more inside]
The song Gimme Sympathy by Metric has a line: "After all of this is gone, who'd you rather be; the Beatles or the Rolling Stones." What would you interpret that to mean? [more inside]
Song on "Chuck" episode tonight (Monday 4/6/09) [more inside]
"I own every bell that tolls me" What does this mean to you? [more inside]
Get GeekTool to print in columns? [more inside]
Is there a website that categorizes songs by mood or subject? Searching iTunes for title words and hoping the title then corresponds to the lyrics/mood doesn't always give the best results. [more inside]
Hey daddy, daddy: song identification help requested. [more inside]
DissectingArtFilter: I'd like to start to understand how certain (in my eyes, fantastic) lyrics are devised. Specifically, Stephen Malkmus's lyrics, as a part of Pavement. For instance, Gold Soundz. I can pick out some slant rhymes, and certain other techniques but can't figure out how they work in the context of the entire piece. I know that melody plays a huge role in making the song what it is, but sort of focusing on the lyrics part - any words of wisdom. (and yes, I'm possibly writing lyrics for my band at some point)
Epigraphfilter: Help me think of something good (or, barring that, something funny) to kick off my senior thesis. The paper is about why nations sometimes sneak around the established, public, legally recognized way of writing treaties when they cooperate. [more inside]
Looking for a song a friend heard played at a club this time last year. The only thing he remembers about it is a lyric something like "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the biggest QUEEN of them all?!" Anyone recognize it? Thanks in advance.
Elton John has a new album out. One of the songs contains this lyric: "And I don't recall who said it at this time / That 'your enemies grow strong on what you leave behind'". Is that a real quote from somewhere? Searching Google for more details just returns page after page of lyrics sites all with the lyrics for this song.
(Songfilter) -- I never thought of using askme for this purpose, but I've seen it lately as such. And, let me just now that it's tough. But, I heard a great song at, off all places, when I was at a taping of the Daily Show. All I can remember was that it seemed like a mix of New Age + R&B. And the only lyric I can remember is "in the backseat" (it was part of the chorus). Anyone know what song or band it could it be? [more inside]
Asking for my wife... There's a Gap TV ad running in the U.S. this month, featuring a "Daddy-O" song. Any one know the artist and actual song title? Sorry I don't have more info.
Can anyone translate a very simple song lyric into Hebrew and Arabic? [more inside]
What is/could be a useful "notation" used to transcribe hip hop lyrics that would account for the lyrical delivery (i.e. syllables, accents, pauses, word length, etc.)...? [more inside]
What John Cale song is this lyric from? [more inside]
You got the powwwer! Which movie was this from? [more inside]
If you would have to choose a quote, verse, lyric, poem or other textual message to have tattooed on your body, what would it be? In what way is that text significant to you? Which body part would you put it on? Which representation system would you use?
SongLyricFilter : I heard a song on a local semi-indie radio show, and would like to know who it was. I remember precious few details, however. Sparse arrangement, just a singer and a guitar at first. I remember the phrase "space and time" coming up a lot, and something like "I could write a long letter."
Sorry to be so vague. Any ideas?
Sorry to be so vague. Any ideas?
Elephant Riders, by Clutch. I've been trying to figure out the meaning of the lyrics. I think it has to do with the King of Siam donating elephants to Abe Lincoln (a la The King and I), but I could be mistaken on that, and I have no idea where the trains come in.
ForeignLanguageFilter: What tools (if any?) are available on the Internet for translating materials that are not prose into English? Specfically, I need an English translation for a song lyric I have only in French. Neither my pathetic high school slacker French nor the usual suspects are producing anything useful... Any suggestions?