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More examples of a specific type of metaphorical 'pun' in song lyrics?

I really like metaphors and I really like song lyrics. Every once in a while I run across a particular type of cleverly extended metaphor in a song lyric. I'm trying to develop this idea a bit and looking for more examples of this particular thing. I've included some explanatory examples I've found. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 22, 2013 - 17 answers

Egyptian Arabic Song Translation Needed....Haty Bosah Ya Bet

What does this Egyptian Arabic song mean in English? Listen to the song here. Thanks! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Nov 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me listen to miserable music in Spanish.

I'm trying to revive my rather rusty Spanish. One of the green's favourite tips for language learning seems to be to immerse yourself in TV programmes/films/music in the target language. So I want to start listening to Spanish-language music, and I need some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on Sep 24, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm looking for a song. Odd. Kinky.

I'm looking for a song I heard on the radio a couple of times about 6 or 7 years ago. The music was interspersed with a Spanish language lesson in it that started out seeming normal and got kinkier as it went on. Ring any bells? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Sep 11, 2012 - 2 answers

What are the Russian Lyrics to this song?

I'm looking for lyrics (in Russian/Cyrillic) to this song. I'm not familiar enough with russian to do more than pick out a few words. I don't want the English lyrics, I would like to figure that part out myself. :) Any help at all would be appreciated.
posted by subarctic_guy on May 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Radio KreyĆ²l

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Talking the talk from Kuwait to Kinshasa.

I have need for a large and strange batch of audio translations. As a newbie to this game, please help me zero in on market specifics. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 20, 2011 - 3 answers

How do showtunes get translated?

I'm trying to find information on the translation of musical theater, particularly the songs. [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Apr 29, 2011 - 4 answers

This made so much sense last night while falling asleep

How is "I should mind" used to mean "I don't really mind"? This and other grammar/language questions inside. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

Which accent or dialect commonly pronounces "pot-tay-to" as "poh-tah-to"? [more inside]
posted by Jon Mitchell on Jul 2, 2006 - 12 answers

J'adore l'amour et le soup de jour.

Bi- and multilingual mefites - in languages other than English, what are the generic rhymes that appear again and again in lyrics and poems? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Apr 19, 2006 - 27 answers

How do you sing in Chinese and other tonal languages?

How do you sing in Chinese and other tonal languages? Does the music follow the notes as usual but deviate a little bit to express tones (which could explain the sort of warbly psychedelic sound of the Chinese singing I've heard), or does the music itself dictate what tones are used - in which case I'd guess lyrics are mostly limited to flat tones since singing is mostly level notes.
posted by abcde on Sep 4, 2004 - 18 answers

Is there a good place to find lyrics and discussion in english about non-english music?

Is there a good place to find lyrics and discussion in english about non-english music? I have been trying to find information on the lyrics of Emir Kustarica's No Smoking Orchestra (specifically Pitbull Terrier) but no luck. Where do you get lyrics?
posted by crazy finger on Mar 27, 2004 - 3 answers

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