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Song lyrics that are... secondary? alternative? Another term?

What's the correct term for secondary lyrics in songs like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer ("like a light bulb") or Sweet Caroline ("So good! So good! So good!")? Also, can you think of other songs that have these... items? [more inside]
posted by RyanAdams on Dec 20, 2011 - 53 answers

Who sings this version of Winter Wonderland?

Please help me identify a specific rendition of Winter Wonderland. [more inside]
posted by homodachi on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 answers

What are my favorite things (in Japanese, in a song)

Does anyone know of a translation of Mari Natsuki lyrics for "My favorite things" or the lyrics in Japanese that I can plug into Google translate? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Nov 25, 2011 - 3 answers

I have an unknown song stuck in my head!

I'm looking for a song sung by someone with a Seether-like, raspy-sounding voice. The only lyrics I can remember are "you will never be lonely (lonesome?) again." [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Oct 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Bands that sound like Destroyer but don't rhyme (or rhyme better)?

So I listened to Destroyer's Rubies and thought it was perfect, except for the irritating need they feel to force awkward, thoughtless rhymes into the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Anger is an energy: origin?

Did the phrase "Anger is an energy" originate in the 1986 song "Rise," or was the song quoting some other source?
posted by kalapierson on Oct 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me think of phrases that evoke youthful angst?

Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 2, 2011 - 27 answers

And Cain rose up...

I'm looking for any and all songs about murder and murderers. [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Sep 30, 2011 - 136 answers

Help identify this song based on some half-remembered lyrics!

Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics! [more inside]
posted by e-man on Sep 21, 2011 - 9 answers

I never thought I'd be on a boat (made of money)!

Can you help me find this hip-hop song, and/or the nerdy online article that analyzed part of it? Theme: so many stacks of money that you could lay on them, like a bed [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Music for the voracious infovore?

I really like music that inspires me to jump up and...go read Wikipedia (or a dictionary, for that matter)! Bands that have produced the sort of thing I'm talking about here include Rasputina, Phideaux, and (to some extent) They Might Be Giants. Help me find more of this particular brand of awesome in the musical realm! Special bonus points if they can actually play their instruments well. [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 22, 2011 - 32 answers

How CAN there be a cherry that has no stone?

Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
posted by bq on Aug 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Looking for the name of song from the early 90's.

The quotes may not be spot on, I'm working from pretty old memories and I've had no luck with Google. Any assistance in identifying the band and song would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by jperkins on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find this song!!

Looking for the name/artist of a song. lyrics inside! [more inside]
posted by oviedo on Jul 23, 2011 - 1 answer

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

Over and Over Again

What songs have only one line of lyrics? More specifically, songs that repeat that line (as opposed to mainly instrumental songs with one line thrown in once). [more inside]
posted by jtajta on Jun 14, 2011 - 65 answers

I like tumeric.

Song ID: female vocalist, not particularly engineered, lyrics include "spice markets of Marrakesh" and "the coasts of tripoli". [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on May 28, 2011 - 8 answers

5th Time Around?

What are some songs that refer to other songs (that refer to other songs, too)? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on May 26, 2011 - 49 answers

Frankly, I'd rather life were more like Lucky Charms, but whatreyougonnado.

I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 24, 2011 - 41 answers

ID a song: "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and beer...

Music filter - heard a song I liked and only caught snippets of the lyrics, "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and "beers". Help?! [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

help me figure out what song this is!

what song is this? synthpop-sounding, melodic and upbeat but slightly melancholic as well. from what i can remember of the chorus may have been something about "rosanna" (not TOTO!). more vague descriptors within... [more inside]
posted by austere on Apr 29, 2011 - 5 answers

I love you, but let's talk about something else

Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings the couple has for each another. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl on Apr 28, 2011 - 54 answers

Webcam Karaoke

I would like to display Karaoke lyrics over a live webcam feed. This means I might need a skype (or equivalent) plugin that plays the music & lyrics, or find some karaoke software with the ability to display lyrics over a transparent background. (That is, to have windowless karaoke display, and run the webcam feed behind it. ) All the software (I can find) to play .CDG (karaoke lyric standard) files forces them to be played with an image background, or over a video file. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 10, 2011 - 1 answer

What are your interpretations of Broken Social Scene's "Market Fresh"?

Again moved by the shimmery beauty of Broken Social Scene's "Market Fresh", after not listening to it for a long time, I decided to look up the song lyrics. I'm interested in people's interpretation of them.. [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Mar 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Surely there's another but there's not a better way

Help me find Grand Island lyrics! (myspace link) [more inside]
posted by EtzHadaat on Jan 18, 2011 - 1 answer

Lyrics to La Bottine Souriante's "Les Filles de la Rochelle"?

Can anyone find the lyrics to La Bottine Souriante's "Les Filles de la Rochelle" as performed on their 1989 album "Je Voudrais Changer D'chapeau"? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Jan 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Not that there's anything wrong with gaiety

Can you help me find a recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with the ORIGINAL original lyrics? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Do you understand the words that are coming out of her mouth?

What are the lyrics to the hook in this song? [more inside]
posted by pants tent on Dec 20, 2010 - 2 answers

I don't fuck the dead

Okay so like my favourite song ever ever ever is I Don't Wanna See You Again by the DoubleHappys. It's a song about shoes, an aversion to necrophilia, and uh... never wanting to see you again. Help me out here. [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Dec 13, 2010 - 8 answers

What is Free Translator by the Books based on?

The Books have a song called "Free Translator" (YouTube link) in which the somewhat nonsensical lyrics started out as a "very well known folk song", but were passed through free web translators again and again until they became something completely different. Does anyone know/can anyone figure out what the original song was? It will be harder than it sounds. The answer does not appear to be on the internet yet...
posted by PercussivePaul on Dec 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Ghost song?

A ton of lyrics sites seem to think there is a song "For Everyone" by Dar Williams. Does this song actually exist, or is this some weird misattribution? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Dec 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for the lyrics to a song about bees

Help me find the lyrics to the song Les abeilles by Léo Delibes (1836-1891). [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Nov 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Music Lyrics

What are some websites/blogs that break down song meanings? [more inside]
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Nov 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Lost Song Flyer--"I want to hear a symphony."

This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Yet Another What Similar Album Do You Recommend Question :)

Similar Albums to Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Oct 18, 2010 - 39 answers

Carpegian

What is the etymology and meaning of the word 'carpegian'? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Oct 10, 2010 - 6 answers

What language is this song in?

What language is this song in? [more inside]
posted by wooh on Sep 14, 2010 - 17 answers

Identify [drum drum drum] this song, please!

Please help me identify this song from almost no information at all. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 11, 2010 - 16 answers

The Murder of Gonzago

What songs include bits and pieces of other songs? [more inside]
posted by samsarah on Aug 5, 2010 - 97 answers

We're gonna lean this ladder up against the water tower

Help me find more great songs about water towers. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Jul 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Straighten Up and Fly Right

What is the meaning of the lyrics in Nat King Cole's "Straighten up and fly right?" [more inside]
posted by binturong on Jul 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Wouldn't it be nice if they gave PHDs / For strokin' me with hypotheses

I'm looking for references to (and especially celebrations of) smart girls in music. [more inside]
posted by troika on Jul 20, 2010 - 33 answers

Name-that-song filter

Name-that-song filter. Male singer, lyrics (I think) contain the line: "as big as Saskatchewan, you're never going to see me again." Any ideas? Not much more inside, I'm afraid. [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas on Jul 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Song Featuring a Funny Name?

What is the song from the 1960s or so with the funny male name in it? I was explaining to some friends the other day that when I was a kid I thought Simon & Garfunkel was one guy, Simon N. Garfunkel - a funny name like that funny man's name in some song from around the same time (sixties or seventies, but it could have been a fifties song). I can't think of the name or the song, though. Anyone?
posted by tamaraster on Jun 15, 2010 - 22 answers

Dimly visible through the haze: a snippet of lyrics

[Geezer Filter:] Help me dredge up the name of a rock ballad from around 1969-1970? [more inside]
posted by crayon on Jun 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Why can't I hear lyrics?

Why can't I "hear" lyrics to songs? I know they're there, but I don't notice them the same way other people do. [more inside]
posted by circular on May 22, 2010 - 25 answers

Mellow songs sung in Spanish?

What are some mellow, dreamlike songs sung in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by kylej on May 13, 2010 - 28 answers

How to display ASCII guitar chords on iPhone?

What's the best way to display my collection of ASCII guitar chords and tablature on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by dixie flatline on Jan 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Though your confidence may be shattered, it doesn't matter.

I love the Neil Young track "For the Turnstiles." It's a great performance of a great song. I walk around the house singing it, annoying my wife and frightening my children. But I've got to come to grips with the fact that I can't quite decipher whatever the literal meaning of the lyrics might be. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by e.e. coli on Dec 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Welcome to Metafilter. You're a Mess.

What songs have sampled the philosopher Alan Watts? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 14, 2009 - 4 answers

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