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"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:
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

John Cale Lyric

What John Cale song is this lyric from? [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Nov 23, 2005 - 11 answers

Marching chant

Song with marching lyrics, "Left, Left, Left Right Left" [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Nov 22, 2005 - 19 answers

Nude as The News?

I'm bewildered by the fact that the Cat Power song "Nude as the News," which I always assumed was about the Jesse Jackson child-out-of-wedlock scandal, came out in 1996 when said scandal broke in 2001 (justmonths after the baby was born.) Am I an idiot? Help ease my fevered brain.
posted by juniper on Nov 17, 2005 - 9 answers

The Cheese Song

Has anyone heard this (incredibly strange) song before? (Lyrics only.) [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Nov 17, 2005 - 9 answers

Transcribe these cadence yells from UMD?

BandGeekFilter: Can someone tell me what the band members and/or audience are yelling in University of Maryland's two Truck cadences (same song, different recordings, legal). [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Nov 7, 2005 - 3 answers

Music with smart lyrics?

Lately I've been fascinated by "smart" songs: songs with witty, intelligent lyrics, especially if the lyrics are literary. Can you recommend more music of this sort? [samples inside] [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Oct 31, 2005 - 100 answers

Origin of 'Hush Little Baby'?

I am looking for the origin of the lyrics to the lullaby generally known as "Hush Little Baby". [more inside]
posted by page404 on Oct 26, 2005 - 11 answers

Mystery song lyrics

Looking for the band/composer that created the songs on an old cassette tape I have from the early 90's. Song titles include "We can Rearrange the World" and "Goddamn the Empty Sky", "The Lament of the Corporate President's Wife" among others. The tape had only a hand-written label on it calling it "Maestro Mix", and probably was copied 1991-92. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on Oct 21, 2005 - 8 answers

What's Pearl Jam's song "Daughter" about?

Does anyone know what Pearl Jam's "Daughter" song is about? I love their "Jeremy" song, and this one, too... but I can't parse the lyrics on "Daughter" for the life of me.
posted by silusGROK on Sep 27, 2005 - 19 answers

Songs About Law(yers)

I am putting together a CD of "on hold" music for my law firm, and I want it to be made up of songs about lawyers and the law (e.g., "I Fought the law", "Send Lawyers Guns & Money", "Lawyers In Love", etc.). What other songs can you suggest?
posted by Carsey on Sep 15, 2005 - 73 answers

What are the lyrics to "Linda Linda"?

I am looking for a phonetic transcription of the lyrics to the Japanese punk song "Linda Linda" by the Blue Hearts. An English translation of the lyrics would be great, too.
posted by 23skidoo on Aug 24, 2005 - 8 answers

Songs about forgiveness?

Songs with "forgiveness" as theme? [more inside]
posted by ericbop on Aug 22, 2005 - 41 answers

Paula Cole

I'm looking for songs similar to Paula Cole's "Me." The best lines in that song are "me who is my enemy, me who beats me up." In other words, anything with introspective lyrics.
posted by madmath on Aug 11, 2005 - 20 answers

Lyrics to "Estupido Romantico"

I like the song "Estupido Romantico" (Mazz, 1995), but I need the lyrics, so I can sing along (for more than the title). Got the words? Please, e-mail me. [By the way, love makes me feel both stupid and romantic!]
posted by Carol Anne on Aug 7, 2005 - 2 answers

Kick a hole through the middle of Main Street

Simple request: Does anyone have a Big Red Jake album with the lyrics to "Chili Bean's Final Carouse"? Please post them, if you have them...the internet is failing me.
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 5, 2005 - 4 answers

Tears for Fears Pharaohs "lyrics"?

Tears for Fears has a "b-side" instrumental song called Pharaohs. Does anyone know what the narrator is saying or reading from?
posted by edjusted on Jul 27, 2005 - 7 answers

"Empire Falls" ad song?

Name that tune!! It was used in commercials to advertise the HBO film "Empire Falls", and now to advertise a new show coming in the fall - E-Ring maybe? Anyway - it's kind of pop-rock sounding, male vocal. Lyrics: Something like - even when you cannot hear me ... I'll be right beside you dear.
posted by clh on Jul 20, 2005 - 3 answers

Songs with Psychiatric Illness theme

I am looking for songs with a psychiatric illness theme. 2 songs come immediately to mind, both by Simon and Garfunkel. One is Richard Cory dealing with a suicide by a probable manic-depressive .The other is A Most Peculiar Man which describes the suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning of a schizophrenic patient. i know it is rather morbid but I would appreciate hearing of other songs of the same ilk.
posted by kryptos on Jul 14, 2005 - 73 answers

Advance Lyrics

What are the legal ramifications of sharing the lyrics of a song on an album that has not yet been released? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Jul 9, 2005 - 12 answers


My amnesiac brother heard a song maybe 15 years ago, about a radio DJ. He now has me hunting it down on the internets, but... he doesn't recall a single complete line of the lyric. There was something along the lines of "And his name was Max von Lowenstein/Guildensteen/Springsteen",, that's it. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Jun 2, 2005 - 6 answers

What is the name of the girl in the song Rocky Raccoon?

I am looking for the name of the girl in the song Rocky Raccoon by the Beatles (the one that called herself Lil and that everyone knew as Nancy). Lyric sites vary between Magil, Magill, and McGill, but I do not want to rely on the number of search results as the answer. Is there a definitive source for her real name?
posted by hindmost on May 24, 2005 - 6 answers

Looking for a musical ("little tin box")

Some time ago, my girlfriend and I saw, or heard on NPR (we are debating that) a commercial for a musical. It was a lesser known show by a more famous composer. If I recall correctly, the subject was corruption in a city hall, possible chicago. All we really remember for sure was a catchy refrain we have both been singing ever since. "Its a little tin box, a little tin box, that a little tin key unlocks. There is nothing unorthodox about a little tin box..." [more inside]
posted by Manjusri on May 13, 2005 - 7 answers

Black Eyes Peas: Crazy?

Why are there two versions of the new Black Eyed Peas single? It (kinda) made sense to have a radio version of "Let's Get Retarded", but what's so bad about "Don't Phunk With My Heart"? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on May 12, 2005 - 7 answers

gram parsons song

What the heck is the Gram Parsons song $1,000 Wedding about? (lyrics inside, mp3 of one version here) The first two verses sound like she left the guy at the altar, but the chorus and the last verse sound more like she died. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Apr 4, 2005 - 6 answers

What's a "hollaback girl"?

I'm embarrassed to ask, but what's a "Hollaback Girl" (that which Gwen Stefani ain't)?
posted by puddinghead on Apr 3, 2005 - 4 answers

Identify this song, please

What recent song features a female vocalist, with lyrics like "The better you feel / The more you'll heal / The better you'll be / The more you'll see"?
posted by rwhe on Mar 28, 2005 - 3 answers

Meaning of Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work"?

Does anyone know what the song "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush is about?
posted by Muffpub on Mar 25, 2005 - 2 answers

lyrical confusion

I don't understand the lyrics of a Billie Holiday song and a Robert Johnson song. [more inside]
posted by rdr on Mar 15, 2005 - 12 answers

everybody go, hotel motel holiday inn

Boogie to the boogie say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie! What songs use this lyric (or some clear variation of it?) I'm pretty sure it originates from Sugarhill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight'. At the very least this song popularized it. And it appears in, for example, Kid Rock's 'Bawitdaba', Will Smith's 'Freakin it', and 311's 'Welcome' So what other songs make some use of this classic hip-hop lyric??? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Feb 28, 2005 - 14 answers

Where can I find annotated rap lyrics?

A few years ago I recall reading a website where lyrics to several popular rap and hip hop tunes were posted with a line by line translation of the slang terms. It also had annotations of some of the more obscure culture references that were in the lyrics. I have searched on Google to no avail. Anyone know what I'm talking about or have seen something similar? [more inside]
posted by achmorrison on Feb 23, 2005 - 4 answers

What are the words and translation to the Bulgarian folk song

Trgnalafilter: I'm looking for the words to and preferably a translation of the Bulgarian folk song "Trgnala e malka moma." [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 20, 2005 - 5 answers

What was Freddie Mercury thinking?

LyricsFilter: Regarding word usage in Queen's "Fairy Feller's Master-stroke" ... what does "quaere" mean? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Feb 19, 2005 - 4 answers

Translating Japanese Lyrics (The Pillows)

Can anyone translate these Japanese lyrics for me?
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 19, 2005 - 2 answers

Lederhosen Lucil lyrics

I am hooked on this (semi-)sweet little song by French-Canadian indierock artist Lederhosen Lucil, Semi-Sweet [cute, funny music video in Windows Media format]. But I can't figure out the lyrics -- which are in English, with a spot of French -- and my Canadian friend is stumped as well. [more inside]
posted by gentle on Feb 18, 2005 - 11 answers

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