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Ubiquitous Romani folk lyrics: "Keren Chave"?

There's a set of lyrics which appears in several different Roma folk settings, sometimes reversed, and usually with similar but not identical tunes; AFAICT, the urtext is called "Keren Chave" or perhaps "Keren šavořale". I'm curious about its history and how it derived multiple variations, and whether there's a canonical order for the verses. [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on May 14, 2013 - 1 answer

What music should I try on Spotify?

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]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 29, 2013 - 18 answers

Please give me a name to this song I just heard

I just heard this on the local NPR station. Lyrics were about the opening of the seven seals and in the chorus, the singer sings "I'm the Revelator, I'm the Apostle John." And no, the song was not John the Revelator. The singer was pretty gruff, on a level with Tom Waits but I don't think it was him. I did lyrics searches on Google and found only a dozen versions of "John the Revelator".
posted by Ber on Feb 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Dark and lovely songs

Looking for beautiful songs with good lyrics that evoke a feeling of violation, dark secrets, slow growing horror [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Jan 10, 2013 - 101 answers

...stepped? ...something ...seagulls?

What are the lyrics to "Moth Wings" by Pond? I don't think there's a complete set of lyrics floating around on the internet, and even the incomplete versions don't agree with each other.
posted by KChasm on Jan 1, 2013 - 0 answers

I can sing the numbers bit with gusto, at least

Could a discerning ear try to puzzle out the lyrics to "01-01-212" by the Vice Creems? They never made more than a couple of singles, so of course there isn't anything online. Still, the song's catchy.
posted by KChasm on Dec 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Something to know, something to say

What are the lyrics to "Tabby and Lucy" by Boston Spaceships? I believe it's off their final album "Let It Beard".
posted by KChasm on Nov 5, 2012 - 2 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 us find the Whoa oh song!

Help me find this song! My wife and I have been trying to find a song we keep hearing in commercials and in Football stadiums, but can't figure out what it is. The main part of the song is a chorus singing "Whoa oh, whoa oh ohhh oh, woah oh ohhh oh, woah oh". [more inside]
posted by SeeTheTurtle on Oct 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Musical spiders

My family has an ongoing joke about finding the Christmas spider. Help me find songs that mention spiders! [more inside]
posted by dorey_oh on Oct 1, 2012 - 26 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

Help me find lyrics of Knee Play 4 from “Einstein on the Beach” by Philip Glass

What words are the chorus singing beginning here in Knee Play 4 of Philip Glass's “Einstein on the Beach”? Alas much googling has failed me.
posted by nfg on Sep 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Best way to save song lyrics for offline usage?

What is the best app/way to download and cache lyrics for a large iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by [vagabond] on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Secular songs of communal joy

Secular songs of communal joy? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 17, 2012 - 33 answers

Poems I can, like, sing to!

Who are the best lyricists in your favorite genre of music? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Aug 11, 2012 - 67 answers

Wommat Mbaam!

Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Jul 26, 2012 - 2 answers

play it again

Identify a song from half-remembered lyrics [more inside]
posted by spork on Jul 9, 2012 - 1 answer

ADoes anyone know what the lyrics are to the Pearl and the Beard song "Donny and Johnny"?

Does anyone know what the lyrics are to the Pearl and the Beard song "Donny and Johnny"? [more inside]
posted by Glambie on Jun 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Suggest alternatives to some bands I like

I love the music of [specific artists inside], but I don't like the lyrics. Please suggest alternate artists for me to listen to. [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Jun 15, 2012 - 33 answers

I want to listen to songs that make me cry.

Tell me about songs with lyrics that make you cry. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on May 24, 2012 - 149 answers

Do any songs mention the cassette tape format?

Are there any song lyrics that directly mention cassette tapes? Wording doesn't have to include the exact phrase "cassette tapes"--could use the words tapes, mix tapes, cassettes, etc. The better-known the song, the better for my purposes. Thanks!
posted by GaelFC on May 10, 2012 - 55 answers

Has Anyone Preferred The Words To The Music?

Settle A Couple's Fight: Has there ever seen a case , in a situation where the composer of the music and the writer of the words are separate people, the librettist is more famous and his contribution is popularly viewed as superior to the composer?
posted by The Whelk on Apr 20, 2012 - 36 answers

Who just wants to steal us all and take us all apart? Why would they do that?

Please explain any of the songs from the album Forever Now by the Psychedelic Furs. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Songs with unreliable narrators?

Songs with unreliable narrators?
posted by Trurl on Apr 14, 2012 - 55 answers

We gon' make a what?

Englishman-doing-Jamaican-accent-LyricFilter: What is Rednek saying in the first verse of this song? [more inside]
posted by Edogy on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

beautiful, female singer, strange lyrics

I'm trying to find a singer/song-writer who I heard for the first time 3 years ago. She had a soft, high, very feminine voice, and the lyrics were entirely nonsensical (although grammatically correct), detailed descriptions of bizarre circumstances. This might not be true of all of her songs, but I remember, many times, thinking "god this song is beautiful... /wait/ what's it about?!" [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Mar 20, 2012 - 47 answers

Can you help me figure out the lyrics to the song Sweet Life?

I'm trying to figure out the lyrics to Sweet Life by Roberto Cacciapaglia, off The Ann Steel Album. I've figured out most of them, but there are some parts that I can't quite make out. Can you help? I've put what I've made out of the lyrics below the cut. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Mar 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Songs that hearken Canada.

Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Feb 28, 2012 - 44 answers

English translation of French lyrics sung by Czech band?

What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me remember a song

I'm trying to remember a song. Part of the chorus is "shiiiine on! Shiiiine on!" and has a very area-rock sound (similar to Autograph). Any ideas?
posted by Ikazuchi on Jan 22, 2012 - 16 answers

Trying to identify a song I just heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please!

Trying to identify a song I heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please! [more inside]
posted by seesom on Jan 1, 2012 - 8 answers

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

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