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.
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]
Reggae fans- Please help me figure out the complete lyrics to "Words" written by Sangie Davis and performed as a duet w/ Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Upsetters some time in the 70s. It appears on several compilations. I have looked everywhere for lyrics with no luck. I have tried to muddle through the recording- no use..... please help. It is the most beautiful, haunting song......
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]
In British slang, does the word "dud" have a meaning other than failure? [more inside]
Take this lyric and David Allen Coe it. [more inside]
From where do these lyrics come? [more inside]
What is the name of the song that starts with the sound of a clock ticking? [more inside]
I was fascinated by this post about the changes made to the lyric of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" between the original and Sinatra's saccharine version. What are some other popular songs which started out with morbid or otherwise dark lyrics only to be "happied up" before hitting it big? (Not necessarily limited to Christmas Carols.)
Who sings this? "I'm the jauggernaut bitch, I'll hit you with your own pimp"
SongFilter: I heard this song on the radio, but I don't know what it's called. It goes something like this... [more inside]
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
I'm looking for the lyrics to the song "In My Own Lifetime," from the 1970 Broadway musical, "The Rothschilds." I know lyrics sites are spotty at best, pop-up and virus havens at worst, and probably all illegal...but maybe someone even knows the lyrics? Or can give me a line or two I can search on? The title, musical name, etc, pulled up nothing useful for me. Thanks!
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.
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.
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.
Help me identify this song for a friend... [more inside]
Joe Jackson's The Band Wore Blue Shirts - The drummer's shoes are dirty... [more inside]
What is considered to be the "Websters Dictionary" of music lyrics on the web? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
Lyrics question: Alex Chilton's "Bangkok". [more inside]
Help me find a gospel song that includes the lyrics "ask anything that you will in my name." [more inside]
Name that song: "Been climbing trees / I skinned my knee". [more inside]
What are all the 15 verses of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah? [more inside]
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]
What's the song that Eddie Murphy sings in Trading Places during the jacuzzi scene? [more inside]
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.
It's time for another installment of AskMe's identify that song sample... [more inside]
"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.
Is this really the right lyric to Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders? If so, what on earth does it mean? [more inside]
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]
What are the lyrics to "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis?
Where can I find the lyrics to Leon Russell's "Of Thee I Sing"? [more inside]
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]
Have I really misheard the lyrics to Dire Straits' Money for Nothing all these years? [more inside]
Did I imagine this song from the 80's? [more inside]
Need some explanatory help from deviants and/or Lou Reed fans. Why would one put jelly on one's shoulder?
MySQL/PHPmyAdmin for a band: How do I easily create a repository of lyrics that can be brought in for multiple albums? [more inside]
Song I heard at a salsa club last night.. [more inside]
Which accent or dialect commonly pronounces "pot-tay-to" as "poh-tah-to"? [more inside]
Where can I find Rory McLeod lyrics online?
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.
Looking for lyrics of the Siouxsie and the Banshees' song 'Metal Postcard'... the German version. [more inside]
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?
If you believe BonJovi, love is a social disease. What other songs link love and infectious diseases, metaphorically or otherwise?
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?
Can you help me identify this song? [more inside]
Name this song. I also have the song for you to listen to if you'd like to. [more inside]