In the Orange Juice song, Blue Boy, the lyrics go: "He wasn't listening to her lying tongue. He was listening to the words being sung by the blue boy".
Who is the Blue Boy? [more inside]
posted by goml
on Jul 7, 2014 -
I don't know and can't find the answer to this old school rap question:
"This rapper’s name is sometimes sprayed on the faces of chumps who think they gonna git some from a lady who ain’t havin’ it. (spelling counts)"
posted by denaps
on Jun 10, 2014 -
I have part of a song stuck in my head. The lyrics I can remember are something that sounds like "A A, B B - CCDD, CCDD" - that is literally what is being sung, it's not the rhyme scheme. Who is the artist and what is the track called? [more inside]
posted by 35minutes
on Apr 24, 2014 -
I have this nagging (yet unfounded) feeling that the lyrics in this song are referencing something that I should get, but I don't. Lend me your ears. [more inside]
posted by komara
on Feb 17, 2014 -
There's an old song I had favorited on last.fm, but I no longer see it in my favorites. It's got a bit of a dubstep (original twostep/garage style, not "brostep") feel.
The lyrics are something sung through a vocoder or voxbox, or maybe even synthesized. Definitely through electronic effects.
I .. need...
you right now"
Or something to that effect? on the first two beats of each line, I think there's a half-step or so glide up (i.e. where I have the '-' in the words)
The song starts with this sort of vocal stuff with keyboards. [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on Feb 15, 2014 -
It's a short song, with a female vocalist and what sounds like acoustic guitar and violin/fiddle in the background, relatively fast-paced. I can't make out all the lyrics (it's on Store Radio at work) but the bits I've been able to work out are "remember the years when you and I were young and free" and "a knock at the door, I'm going to have company". Any ideas?
posted by mornie_alantie
on Dec 30, 2013 -
I was just listening to The Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) by George Harrison and I noticed there are some background lyrics and I can't understand them. The very low singing voices can be cleraly heard towards the end of the song but can be heard first from the 1:30 mark. Can you help these tired ears satiate their curiosity? [more inside]
posted by omegar
on Nov 4, 2013 -
Can anyone discern what is being sung at 0:30 in this song
? The line starts "Forget the books, forget the pictures your/you're..." but I do not know what the words that follow are, except that the line ends with "bottle of wine". Can you make them out?
posted by Quilford
on Aug 3, 2013 -
I'm hoping someone can identify a mid-90s hip-hop track, which for a long time I assumed was by Thirstin Howl III, but now I'm not so sure. The only thing I recall, other than the rapper having what I would characterize as a laconic flow, is a line that rhymed Brooklyn Dodger
with Joe Cocker
. I distinctly remember the second part of this rhyme being delivered in a sing-song, "I la da da da da
like Joe Cocker". (Literally la da da
, not a placeholder for something I don't remember.) So, pretty specific right? Anyone?
posted by Lorin
on Jun 5, 2013 -
It may sound silly, but I regularly pay a personal trainer via paypal and I like to have witty subject lines instead of the typical 'you've got money!' [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith
on May 7, 2013 -
I heard a song today with the lyrics "Sharon I'm standing in a phone box on the corner of the street/Sharon my money's running out" What was it?
posted by the christopher hundreds
on Mar 27, 2013 -
I can't believe I'm wasting a question on this, but searching the internet has failed to give me a definitive answer. In the song Some Nights by Fun, which is the proper lyric? [more inside]
posted by Ruki
on Jan 29, 2013 -
I just heard the most amazing song on a streaming radio station from France! The song was in English, but there was no identification, and googling the bits of lyrics I could understand got me nowhere. Can you help me figure it out? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Nov 15, 2012 -
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 -
I was in Ernie Tubbs Record Shop in Nashville a couple weeks ago and they were playing a song whose only lyric I can remember is something like "one of those nights when I miss Lester Black." The lyric was repeated often as part of the refrain. It was a country song, it sounded sort of old and had a melancholic feel to it. That is, unfortunately, all I can remember. I can't get that lyric out of my head and I really want to know what song it is. Google hasn't been any help. Please satiate my curiosity, it is driving me nuts!
posted by Falconetti
on Oct 25, 2012 -
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 -
Romantic song sung by female singer, with lyrics like, "Why do I need stars when I have you"? [more inside]
posted by catburger
on Sep 28, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
In the song "So Long, Farewell
" from The Sound of Music
, why does Brigitta sing "I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie" (i.e. is she tired? is she bored by the grown-ups?), and why does Louisa sing "I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly" (does she, too, want to get out of there? is she half-asleep?)? Are their lines meant to be interpreted as somehow related, since they do a little dance together immediately afterwards? Yes, this is settle-an-argument filter, so I'm looking for canonical or otherwise authoritative info, not just casual speculation.
posted by No-sword
on Jul 29, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
What are the lyrics to these three Yello songs?: "Le Secret Farida", "Santiago", "Crash Dance" [more inside]
posted by XtinaS
on May 27, 2012 -
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 -
I'm trying to find a TV show theme song via a vague recollection of the song that might not even be correct. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr
on Jan 12, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics! [more inside]
posted by e-man
on Sep 21, 2011 -
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 -
The song "If I Don't Write" on !
, the Dismemberment Plan's first record: what are the lyrics in the chorus? Why did I never think to ask here? [more inside]
posted by penduluum
on Aug 4, 2011 -
On the radio I heard an old-sounding (1960s?), female-fronted pop-rock song that had the lyrics "you tremble and you shake / when he moves like a snake". What song is it?
posted by ktoad
on Jul 30, 2011 -
Trying to find examples of musical lyrics being used in visual artworks (painting, print, film, etc). [more inside]
posted by aesop
on May 23, 2011 -
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 -
Does anyone know the background behind this song, or the origin of its lyrics? Is it just random texts? [more inside]
posted by Koko
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Can anyone help me find the lyrics to "Down on 33rd and 3rd (Thoidy-thoid and Thoid)." [more inside]
posted by bleeb
on Jan 31, 2011 -