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I'm a cyberspace commuter?

Here we go again: partial lyric, name the song. The phrase "I'm a cyberspace commuter" is repeated several times. The chorus goes something like "ooh-ooh then I see you smile, and everything's fine... Ooh-ooh then I look at the sky and I see the sun shine" [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Sep 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Help finding a song from Victorian days

Is there a real song with this lyric? "Where and how shall I earliest meet her? What are the words that she'll first say to me?" [more inside]
posted by bovious on Sep 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Another "what's this song?" question.

Another "what's this song?" question. Google-fu and music search engines failed me. Lyrics that I can remember of it are inside. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Sep 20, 2007 - 9 answers

A hilarious but faintly remembered celtic ballad

I'm looking for a song with little to go on: I'm nearly (but not entirely) certain it was sung by Andy Stewart; it's basically a humorous ballad (in the story-telling sense) which ends up with the protagonist making a hasty exit from town, quite possibly chased by men with swords, quite possibly pulling his pants up as he goes, with a genius lyric in there somewhere on the important of learning discretion as the better part of valor.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 23, 2007 - 4 answers

What song did Paul and Storm sing about a house full of seamen?

A few months ago, I saw Paul and Storm in concert, opening for Jonathan Coulton. They sang a song about a pirate captain who brings his whole crew home, and his wife's dismay at discovering-- you guessed it-- seamen all over the house. The song isn't on either of their albums, and there's no mention of it on their site, so I don't even know if it's originally theirs or a cover. Google reveals message board posts from people who have heard them sing it, but nothing more conclusive. Please help me track down this song!
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 20, 2007 - 6 answers

On the radio, the radio

Looking for a song with the refrain, "On the raa-dee-oh, the raa-de-oh." [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jul 18, 2007 - 23 answers

Help identify an awesome blues song sung by two guys.

Help identify an awesome blues song sung by two guys. It is performed by two men, the harmony resembles Taj Mahal's Queen Bee (and he may be one of the performers, but I couldn't identify the song by looking at his discography). I remember some of the lyrics... [more inside]
posted by andreinla on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Do you recognize these songs?

Do you know any of these songs? Do these lyrics sound familiar? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

What is the name of this "yellow" 60s/70s song?

StonerMusicFilter: Please help me find the name of a 60s/70s song that has the line (I think) "shade of yellow". [more inside]
posted by solongxenon on Jun 24, 2007 - 11 answers

Hear My Prayer

Help me find the name of this song! [more inside]
posted by wafaa on Jun 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Townes Van Zandt's Mr. Gold and Mr. Mudd

Card players, I'd appreciate some help in dissecting a song about poker called Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud by Townes Van Zandt. [more inside]
posted by dios on Jun 15, 2007 - 21 answers

"All around the world" by Paul Simon

I was wondering if anyone knew what the song "All around the world" by paul simon is about . . . Particularly the line "Ever since the watermelon" confuses me, so please let me know your interpretations!
posted by klik99 on Jun 11, 2007 - 9 answers

And they're coming to the chorus now...

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)
posted by tmcw on Jun 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Old Growth Lyrics

LyricsFilter! [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Print lyrics to all (elliot smith) songs at once

Looking for a site where i can view all the lyrics of a given artist on a single page so i can print them out without having to do each individual somg one at a time. (elliott smith is the artist if it matters)
posted by holdkris99 on May 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Do you want to come to a party?

Blink-182_filter: In "The Party Song" from Enema of the State there is a line that goes like this : [more inside]
posted by Hugh Jorgan on May 4, 2007 - 3 answers

What would Steve Austin have listened to?

Where can I find music with a positive perspective on robots, cyborgs, and the like? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on May 1, 2007 - 33 answers

I I I Don't need your poison. I I I want to find this song.

Song lyrics filter: Help me find this song I've been unable to find for years! [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Apr 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Terrible memory inside..

How do you guys memorize song lyrics? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Apr 10, 2007 - 27 answers

Name that tune...The "No" Song

Help me relive my childhood! When I was a kid, I loved this song, which I always called "The 'No' Song"...but what is it actually called, and who sings it? [more inside]
posted by tomatofruit on Mar 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Hoot Your Belly and Give Your Backbone Ease

What does "hoot your belly" mean? [more inside]
posted by breezeway on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me find these lyrics

Song lyrics filter: I'm looking for song lyrics that draw attention to the stupidity of following the predetermined life path that our parents or society tells us to go on. [more inside]
posted by names are hard on Mar 4, 2007 - 39 answers

Help me identify this song...

Last night I saw Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Scout Niblett was supporting. They sang a beatiful duet, a call and response about her love being like a pine tree, and then like a willow, and an oak etc. Anybody know this song? Thanks in advance.
posted by sann1657 on Feb 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Can anyone translate Turkish rap?

The documentary Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul introduced me to the Turkish rap music of Ceza (Bilgin Özçalkan). While I like the sound of it, I have no idea what is being said, and some of the song titles make me a bit nervous that I might be enjoying something dodgy (and exposing friends to it). Can anyone who speaks Turkish translate this? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Feb 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics...

Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics... [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 29, 2007 - 2 answers

I do not understand this The Streets lyric

In British slang, does the word "dud" have a meaning other than failure? [more inside]
posted by hooves on Jan 28, 2007 - 23 answers

Tried the other place...

From where do these lyrics come? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jan 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Songs TO children, but not FOR children.

Playlist filter: Songs TO children (not FOR children). I am looking for songs written to a child or children, whether in fact, or in your perception. What I am NOT looking for is children's music. NO Barney, The Wiggles, etc. Example: "Fix You" by Coldplay
posted by clh on Dec 12, 2006 - 90 answers

Elvis Costello song

Elvis Costello fans, does anyone know the name of the following song? All I can remember (very vaguely) is that it's by Elvis & that the lyrics reference a closet upstairs where it's always Christmas, or something very similar to that.
posted by jonson on Dec 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Hey Pete, Let's Eat More Meat

It is important that I know the lyrics to "Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat" AKA "Hey Pete, Let's Eat Mo' Meat" by Dizzie Gillespie, Buster Harding and Lynn Peterson! The mysterious line can be heard twice here.
posted by Arcaz Ino on Nov 28, 2006 - 3 answers

the police and the wtf?

What are the lyrics of the Metric song Police and the Private about? Drug addiction? Prostitution? Post-9/11 security? I have listened to it 50 times and it's driving me completely nuts; I can't figure it out. The last lines seems to undo the above meanings.
posted by luriete on Nov 23, 2006 - 2 answers

Where my lyrics at?

What is considered to be the "Websters Dictionary" of music lyrics on the web? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Nov 6, 2006 - 3 answers

A hole in his love bucket?

BluesFilter: A couple of years ago, a friend and I were flipping past the blues channel on XM radio, and stumbled across the one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. I want to find a copy for my friend for a Christmas gift. Of course, I have no idea what the song actually is. Help me, O HiveMind! [more inside]
posted by somanyamys on Nov 6, 2006 - 7 answers

What song goes 20% sweat, 30% tears, 50% ambition, 10% dreams..

Help me find this rap song.. the chorus is something like "20% sweat, 30% tears, 50% ambition, 10% dreams.." and on the verses, each rapper talks about how great his co-rappers are, not about himself. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Nov 4, 2006 - 2 answers

It says "ask anything," so I'm asking.

Help me find a gospel song that includes the lyrics "ask anything that you will in my name." [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Oct 27, 2006 - 8 answers

"Been climbing trees / I skinned my knee".

Name that song: "Been climbing trees / I skinned my knee". [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Oct 24, 2006 - 6 answers

Song Title Wanted

A friend of mine and I vividly remember a slightly cheesy, late 80s song that had a chorus along the lines of "Please tell them not to cry for me, it's a personal decision...(insert forgotten words here)...I'm just an old man dying to be free." Is this ringing any bells with anyone? We are both perplexed and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
posted by ChaoticIndustry on Oct 11, 2006 - 2 answers

What are the lyrics to Meredith Wilson's "Iowa, It's a Beautiful Name"?

"Iowa, It's a Beautiful Name" by (I think) Meredith Wilson. Does anybody know the lyrics or a songbook that contains it? It was published around the time of WWII. Thank You.
posted by davereed on Sep 29, 2006 - 3 answers

Looking for a dirty, funny song title.

I'm looking for the lyrics AND possibly an MP3 or recording of a "dirty" (funny) song I heard once... Language warning. :) Lyrics go: "Aw f*** it, I've got better things to do..." "All the years I've taken s**t would fill a bucket" etc... [more inside]
posted by Vamier on Sep 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Songs with words spelled out in the lyrics?

I'm writing a puzzle for an online game, and trying to think of songs in which the lyrics include words being spelled out... [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on Aug 7, 2006 - 83 answers

Rockin' with the King of Babylon

Did I imagine this song from the 80's? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Jul 31, 2006 - 9 answers

What song is this?

Song I heard at a salsa club last night.. [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Jul 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Where would you make love if you were homeless?

Where can I find Rory McLeod lyrics online?
posted by cior on Jul 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Metal regiert in meine Meisterplan

Looking for lyrics of the Siouxsie and the Banshees' song 'Metal Postcard'... the German version. [more inside]
posted by prolific on Jun 27, 2006 - 4 answers

What does "Kommienezuspadt" mean?

It's the name of a song on Tom Waits' album Alice, in which he repeats the word over and over. I assume it's German, but I can't find any translations. If it's not an actual word, does it at least sound like something in German?
posted by monsterhero on Jun 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Songs about love as a disease?

If you believe BonJovi, love is a social disease. What other songs link love and infectious diseases, metaphorically or otherwise?
posted by obliquicity on Jun 17, 2006 - 28 answers

Can't Remember My Own Lyrics

I'm starting to gig out for the first time. Problem is I often forget the lyrics, even though I wrote them. Any suggestions for remembering one's own lyrics?
posted by Ironmouth on Jun 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Name this song. I also have the song for you to listen to if you'd like to.

Name this song. I also have the song for you to listen to if you'd like to. [more inside]
posted by Orbitalmovment on May 26, 2006 - 6 answers

...because the world needs another emo singer/songwriter

How does a musician learn to write better lyrics? [more inside]
posted by junkbox on May 19, 2006 - 17 answers

Do I know the words yet? No, not yet!

The professor and his students break into drunken song in Madadayo. Are those traditional songs? [more inside]
posted by bleary on May 14, 2006 - 5 answers

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