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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

inconsequential lyric quest

Lyrics to a couple of Grand Theft Audio songs. [more inside]
posted by quin on Feb 14, 2006 - 0 answers

NameThatTuneFilter: "I'm in the money..."

The only words I know are: "I'm in the money... I'm in the money" and then it goes doo-doo-doo etc. [more inside]
posted by ding3r on Feb 14, 2006 - 20 answers

Looking for blues song about a chair.

About 10 years ago, I heard a classic blues song by a female vocalist that pops back into my head. The song lyrics are a double entendre with the vocalist talking about a chair, with verses for the legs, seat and back, possibly more. Does it spark anybody's memory? [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder on Jan 10, 2006 - 2 answers

How Do You Know ?

"Ah've been boogie hit forty five for two years , Sluggin the plug , only confirmed my fears .." Does anyone know the real lyrics to the Lyres "How Do You Know ?"
posted by sgt.serenity on Jan 8, 2006 - 1 answer

Name that tune?

Please help me (re)discover the name of this (60s/70s?) song and the band that released it. They sang a momentarily popular song with the *chorus* "Up against the wall, Motherf**ker". . . .Not the song by The Jefferson Airplane, in which the phrase is a single line in the song but another one alluded to in this previous but inconclusive askMeFi thread: http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/19527
posted by Fupped Duck on Jan 7, 2006 - 13 answers

I am a stegosaurus, I'm a funny looking dinosaur

Help me remember the lyrics to a song called (I think) "I am a Stegosaurus". [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Jan 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Ventilator blues

In traditional blues songs you sometime hear the term "ventilator". I know it's a piece of modern medical equipment, but what the heck was Robert Johnson talking about in the 1930s?
posted by punkfloyd on Jan 6, 2006 - 21 answers

Can you identify these old lyrics or doggerel verses?

My late grandfather (1916-2000) wrote a couple dozen pages of memoirs which he preceded with some untitled & unattributed verses which I suppose are either song lyrics or lines from a doggerel poem. No-one in the family recognizes them, and the subsequent pages cast no light on them. I'm curious to know their origin, but have had no success in finding them on-line. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on Jan 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Steve Forbert song quest

MOR-filter! I'm trying to find a Steve Forbert song released before 1991 featuring lyrics about being hung/washed out/up etc.. [more inside]
posted by oxala on Dec 22, 2005 - 2 answers

Help me find the name of a soul song used as a fade-out on a hip-hop track.

Calling all hip hop heads: Please help me find the name of a soul song used as a fade-out on a Little Brother track. [more inside]
posted by anthill on Dec 17, 2005 - 6 answers

Help me find this song!

SongFinder: I've spent hours searching for a christmas song that I really don't know anything about. Very little details inside. [more inside]
posted by jazzman on Dec 15, 2005 - 7 answers

Who popped the weasel around 1980?

1980-ish Top 40 version of "Pop Goes the Weasel" -- who was it by? [more inside]
posted by Aknaton on Dec 7, 2005 - 12 answers

Can you help me find a song title to some lyrics?

What song are these lyrics from: "I like it when it rains" and "Sideways on my window pane"? Unfortunately that's all I've got. Anyone have any ideas? I, thinking I had some amazing internet skills told my girlfriend I could figure it out to no avail. So now I leave my dignity to you, fellow Ask Mefiers. Please, save my geek cred.
posted by nbrier on Dec 7, 2005 - 27 answers

Help finding a song

Does anyone know the name of an electronica song that has the line "like a snake charmer on the dance floor"? [more inside]
posted by dantodd on Nov 24, 2005 - 7 answers

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