Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
Identify a song from half-remembered lyrics [more inside]
Does anyone know what the lyrics are to the Pearl and the Beard song "Donny and Johnny"? [more inside]
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]
Tell me about songs with lyrics that make you cry. [more inside]
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!
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?
Please explain any of the songs from the album Forever Now by the Psychedelic Furs. [more inside]
Songs with unreliable narrators?
Englishman-doing-Jamaican-accent-LyricFilter: What is Rednek saying in the first verse of this song? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
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?
Trying to identify a song I heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please! [more inside]
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]
Please help me identify a specific rendition of Winter Wonderland. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Did the phrase "Anger is an energy" originate in the 1986 song "Rise," or was the song quoting some other source?
Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst. [more inside]
I'm looking for any and all songs about murder and murderers. [more inside]
Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics! [more inside]
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]
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]
Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
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]
Looking for the name/artist of a song. lyrics inside! [more inside]
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]
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]
Song ID: female vocalist, not particularly engineered, lyrics include "spice markets of Marrakesh" and "the coasts of tripoli". [more inside]
What are some songs that refer to other songs (that refer to other songs, too)? [more inside]
I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Can you help me find a recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with the ORIGINAL original lyrics? [more inside]
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]
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...
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]
Help me find the lyrics to the song Les abeilles by Léo Delibes (1836-1891). [more inside]
What are some websites/blogs that break down song meanings? [more inside]
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]