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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

Know a song called "Come Little One"?

Help me identify this song for a friend... [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Nov 15, 2006 - 2 answers

What's up with the drummer's dirty shoes? (Some songwriters get laaaazzyyyy...)

Joe Jackson's The Band Wore Blue Shirts - The drummer's shoes are dirty... [more inside]
posted by hutta on Nov 6, 2006 - 6 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

Do it again

In the Velvet Underground song 'Foggy Notion,' the narrator notes, "Got my calamine lotion." Among other things, the narrative concerns a shooting, S&M and heroin. Why does the narrator carry anti-itch medication?
posted by mwhybark on Nov 3, 2006 - 13 answers

What is Alex Chilton saying in "Bangkok"?

Lyrics question: Alex Chilton's "Bangkok". [more inside]
posted by equalpants on Oct 30, 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

All lyrics to Cohen's Hallelujah?

What are all the 15 verses of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah? [more inside]
posted by poq on Oct 19, 2006 - 6 answers

One night of what exactly?

Name that tune/artistfilter: Mid to late eighties i think, maybe a little later?, sounds like a youngish man singing, and all i remember are the words (sorta) to the chorus: [more inside]
posted by ramix on Oct 15, 2006 - 2 answers

It was the Dukes...It was the Dukes...

What's the song that Eddie Murphy sings in Trading Places during the jacuzzi scene? [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Oct 13, 2006 - 3 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

WTF dink?

It's time for another installment of AskMe's identify that song sample... [more inside]
posted by quin on Oct 9, 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

Pretenders Lyrics... or... What Is Reet... or... Special Reet Service

Is this really the right lyric to Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders? If so, what on earth does it mean? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Sep 28, 2006 - 8 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

Did he say "I'm in a snake-back situation"?

What are the lyrics to "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis?
posted by donajo on Aug 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Whare is Leon singing?

Where can I find the lyrics to Leon Russell's "Of Thee I Sing"? [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Aug 7, 2006 - 1 answer

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

Misheard lyrics in Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing'?

Have I really misheard the lyrics to Dire Straits' Money for Nothing all these years? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Aug 1, 2006 - 27 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

Putting jelly on one's shoulder?

Need some explanatory help from deviants and/or Lou Reed fans. Why would one put jelly on one's shoulder?
posted by ITheCosmos on Jul 25, 2006 - 11 answers

The [Title] bone's connected to the [Lyrics] bone...

MySQL/PHPmyAdmin for a band: How do I easily create a repository of lyrics that can be brought in for multiple albums? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Jul 17, 2006 - 8 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

Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

Which accent or dialect commonly pronounces "pot-tay-to" as "poh-tah-to"? [more inside]
posted by Jon Mitchell on Jul 2, 2006 - 12 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

I feel I am missing something here.

In the song Steely Dan song Your Gold Teeth the lines 'Even Cathy Berberian knows There's one roulade she can't sing' are followed by a single flat note on the keyboard.I am familiar with CB and a roulade but that flat note is driving me to distraction.Why is it there?I feel The Dan are sniggering behind their hands and I am not in on the joke.
posted by Dr.Pill on Jul 2, 2006 - 8 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

Longer than these great walls of China?

Can you help me identify this song? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Jun 7, 2006 - 7 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

name that song? it's killin' me...

what's the name of that song, couple years back, cello, acoustic guitars, male and female duet, b&w video with the camera slowly spinning from the inside of a circle of singers/musicians and a portion of the lyrics go something like "hurricane come knock me down" (or maybe it was 'tornado'?) is it just me or is it impossible to search for song lyrics on the intarwebs!
posted by garfy3 on May 16, 2006 - 9 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

What are the lyrics to this wacky song?

Can anyone make out the complete lyrics to "Goodbye, My Friend" (sample here), the catchy but hard-to-decipher theme song from the 1974 Italian movie "Street Law," starring Franco Nero?
posted by johngoren on May 10, 2006 - 9 answers

She reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance

Song ideas for a mix tape themed around writers and/or literature, please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Apr 30, 2006 - 63 answers

Looking for more words like this: "Pull apart the double helix like a wishbone."

I really like the lyrics of Why? {mp3 1 2 3}. Based solely on the words (fave lyrics here, here and here), what poets and other writers or songwriters would I like?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Apr 22, 2006 - 10 answers

J'adore l'amour et le soup de jour.

Bi- and multilingual mefites - in languages other than English, what are the generic rhymes that appear again and again in lyrics and poems? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Apr 19, 2006 - 27 answers

I want my lyrics to scroll on a mac!

My friend had this really neat program on his windows computer that I'd like to have, but I have a mac. It was some kind of player that would show the lyrics of the song and actually scroll them while hilighting the appropriate line. Not quite like karaoke, since the individual words weren't hilighted, just the line, but close. It was pretty neat. He said it was ttplayer, but everything I google on that comes up in Chinese! I'm running the latest version of iTunes and Mac OS X Tiger. Suggestions?
posted by riverjack on Apr 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Things that make Danny Elfman & Co. want to dance

Songs that prominently feature insects, spiders, or other terrestrial arthropods in the lyrics, but do not mention them in the title (thereby escaping my searches). [more inside]
posted by Eothele on Mar 18, 2006 - 39 answers

Help Me Not Murmur The Words

I'd like to add lyrics to my iTunes tracks as painlessly and automatically as possible. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Mar 13, 2006 - 10 answers

Song lyric - "Getting Down to Business"

SongLyricsFilter: First line (and refrain throughout the song, I believe) is "Getting down to business." Sounds vaguely 70ish with a sort of pump-up beat. Google is getting me nowhere. Any ideas you may have are much appreciated.
posted by zachlipton on Mar 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Have lyrics, need title... please?

Probably a long shot, but Any one knows this song with lyrics something like: "Band keeps playing..... on the radio....." Sounds like Bryan Ferry or Tom petty. Kinda slow, moody. I remember knowing who did it b4, but for the life of me can't remember anymore. I was at Cosi eating lunch when i heard it.. Thanks a bunch guys...
posted by sprockett on Mar 3, 2006 - 18 answers

"I hate humanity and I wouldn't hesitate to kill"

I'm trying to remember a metal song with the lyric "I hate humanity and I wouldn't hesitate to kill." I'd have sworn it was Edge of Sanity, or Carcass, but no dice. Probably mid-90s vintage; almost certainly a growling vocalist; I'm pretty sure this was the opening line.
posted by Wolfdog on Feb 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Interpreting blues lyrics

In blues music, what does the term "rider" mean? [more inside]
posted by Paul KC on Feb 23, 2006 - 20 answers

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