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Need help identifying a song.

Posting for a friend. He remembers a song from a music video he saw on Logo many years ago back when they were still airing music videos. It's by a gay female artist, and the lyrics describe an old woman who falls down in her home and lies there for three days. There is a line about her never having noticed how beautiful the wallpaper was before. Other than that, all he remembers is that it's a beautiful song. Anyone have any ideas what it could be?
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! on Jul 28, 2013 - 0 answers

Songs That Do Not Contain Rhymes

I'm looking for examples of songs that do not rhyme. [more inside]
posted by gt2 on Jul 22, 2013 - 59 answers

Name that Song

It's a country song. The only lyric I remember is something along the lines of "Cash has the lick America loves". Google is failing me.
posted by colin_l on Jul 3, 2013 - 3 answers

From Lake Geneva to the Finland Station

Looking for popular music with lyrics mentioning the Soviet Union. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Jul 1, 2013 - 21 answers

More examples of a specific type of metaphorical 'pun' in song lyrics?

I really like metaphors and I really like song lyrics. Every once in a while I run across a particular type of cleverly extended metaphor in a song lyric. I'm trying to develop this idea a bit and looking for more examples of this particular thing. I've included some explanatory examples I've found. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 22, 2013 - 17 answers

Looking for an old song with a chorus that starts, "Dear John..."

My Dad remembers a song he used to sing when he was a kid. The chorus, if his memory serves well, goes something like this: Dear John, I think the world of you, But I'm in love with someone new. I could marry one but I can't marry two, So farewell to you, dear John. I've included the complete song below. Anyway, I'm wondering if this was every sung by a famous or notable singer? Are there any notable recordings? Can anyone provide any more information about it? Many thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Jun 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Sorry mom.

Angry/intense/awesome/badass songs that prominently say motherfucker? [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Jun 12, 2013 - 91 answers

Identify this mid-90s hip-hop song?

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 - 6 answers

What's your favorite old song to sing?

I like to sing traditional-styled songs to myself during my day. It helps me feel happy. I'd like to learn some new ones. The catch is I'm attracted to a specific subset of songs that I can't quite classify, so I'm having trouble finding new ones that really hook me. I like the songs that are very... bittersweet? Like, they demonstrate profound hope or love, but at the same time seem to understand how awful the world can be sometimes. Songs like Long Time Traveler (or more properly "White"), The Parting Glass, Peggy Gordon, Down In The River To Pray, etc. Do you know any songs that strike this chord? (They don't have to be Irish or American; as long as I can learn the words I'm excited about everything.)
posted by ictow on May 23, 2013 - 43 answers

Need great songs about listening!

A friend is organising an event about protecting children from child abuse. Most cases where a child dies from abuse or is significantly harmed show a lack of professionals actually listening to the child - this event is to encourage agencies working with these children to listen more and listen better. She needs music (for background, as people are arriving and in between speakers) with a message of listening and hearing. There's lots of promising song titles out there but most are obviously about lost loves. Can anybody recommend some great songs which may fit the bill? Bonus points for songs likely to be familiar in the UK!
posted by razzman on May 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Ubiquitous Romani folk lyrics: "Keren Chave"?

There's a set of lyrics which appears in several different Roma folk settings, sometimes reversed, and usually with similar but not identical tunes; AFAICT, the urtext is called "Keren Chave" or perhaps "Keren šavořale". I'm curious about its history and how it derived multiple variations, and whether there's a canonical order for the verses. [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on May 14, 2013 - 1 answer

Need hip hop/rap/pop songs or gangster references about $ or new shoes!

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 - 20 answers

What music should I try on Spotify?

What bands and albums should I listen to now that I'm finally able to stream almost anything ever made? Extended information as to my taste preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 29, 2013 - 18 answers

Pop song about a girl who apologizes to nerdy high school boy?

Songfilter: I heard this pop song in a mall a couple of months ago and its memoryworming me in a particularly annoying way. The singer addresses a nerdy/geeky boy she knew in high school and essentially apologizes for the bad treatment he got from her and her popular friends. (At least in my memory its a girl singing. Could be wrong.) Seems like it should be Taylor Swift or something but googling lyrics is killing me and everyone I know is too old to ask.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Lyric Filter

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 - 7 answers

Songs where the lyrics changed over the years

Please help me with a list of popular songs in which the commonly accepted lyrics have changed over the years. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Mar 8, 2013 - 59 answers

Please give me a name to this song I just heard

I just heard this on the local NPR station. Lyrics were about the opening of the seven seals and in the chorus, the singer sings "I'm the Revelator, I'm the Apostle John." And no, the song was not John the Revelator. The singer was pretty gruff, on a level with Tom Waits but I don't think it was him. I did lyrics searches on Google and found only a dozen versions of "John the Revelator".
posted by Ber on Feb 11, 2013 - 4 answers

What are the (French) lyrics to this song?

Can you help transcribe (I guess) a few lines of French from Lafayette Blues, by the White Stripes? [more inside]
posted by Nabubrush on Feb 7, 2013 - 6 answers

My Google Fu has failed on this lyric

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 - 5 answers

The Cumberland cannot WHAT?!

Does anyone know exactly what Johnny Cash sings about "the Cumberland...." in his song "Southern Comfort"? [more inside]
posted by mister_kaupungister on Jan 27, 2013 - 21 answers

Dark and lovely songs

Looking for beautiful songs with good lyrics that evoke a feeling of violation, dark secrets, slow growing horror [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Jan 10, 2013 - 101 answers

...stepped? ...something ...seagulls?

What are the lyrics to "Moth Wings" by Pond? I don't think there's a complete set of lyrics floating around on the internet, and even the incomplete versions don't agree with each other.
posted by KChasm on Jan 1, 2013 - 0 answers

Great lullabies, terrible lyrics.

A friend told me his baby was soothed quickly & consistently by Neutral Milk Hotel's "Oh Comely", despite its seemingly wildly inappropriate lyrics. What other songs have worked well as baby lullabies despite their actual meaning? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Dec 22, 2012 - 52 answers

I can sing the numbers bit with gusto, at least

Could a discerning ear try to puzzle out the lyrics to "01-01-212" by the Vice Creems? They never made more than a couple of singles, so of course there isn't anything online. Still, the song's catchy.
posted by KChasm on Dec 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Oh my lord I love this song; help me find it again!

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 - 11 answers

Something to know, something to say

What are the lyrics to "Tabby and Lucy" by Boston Spaceships? I believe it's off their final album "Let It Beard".
posted by KChasm on Nov 5, 2012 - 2 answers

Name of this song/artist? (lyrics inside)

Does someone know the name or artist of this song? (lyrics inside) [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on Nov 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Egyptian Arabic Song Translation Needed....Haty Bosah Ya Bet

What does this Egyptian Arabic song mean in English? Listen to the song here. Thanks! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Nov 2, 2012 - 4 answers

I need music that says, "Make a move on me already!"

Songs that say--"hey, come and get it already!" [more inside]
posted by araisingirl on Oct 30, 2012 - 44 answers

Help us find the Whoa oh song!

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 - 13 answers

One of those nights when I miss Lester Black?

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 - 3 answers

That's some synchronicity there

Slightly NSFW lyrics question below. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Oct 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Musical spiders

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 - 26 answers

Quote, Poem, Song Lyrics, or other text for holiday card

I am designing my own holiday cards, with pictures of my family on the front. They are awesome looking so far, and I am really excited. A blank space on the back of the card is what I'm trying to fill; a 5" wide area, about 4-5 lines in 10-12 pt font. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Sep 30, 2012 - 3 answers

A song comparing her love to stars

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 - 4 answers

Help me listen to miserable music in Spanish.

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 - 13 answers

the sound of your own voice, outside your head

Singers: how did you get over feeling so exposed singing your own lyrics? [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Sep 16, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm looking for a song. Odd. Kinky.

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 - 2 answers

Help me find lyrics of Knee Play 4 from “Einstein on the Beach” by Philip Glass

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 - 7 answers

Best way to save song lyrics for offline usage?

What is the best app/way to download and cache lyrics for a large iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by [vagabond] on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Secular songs of communal joy

Secular songs of communal joy? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 17, 2012 - 33 answers

Poems I can, like, sing to!

Who are the best lyricists in your favorite genre of music? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Aug 11, 2012 - 67 answers

What do Brigitta and Louisa mean by their lines in "So Long, Farewell"?

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 - 8 answers

Wommat Mbaam!

Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Jul 26, 2012 - 2 answers

play it again

Identify a song from half-remembered lyrics [more inside]
posted by spork on Jul 9, 2012 - 1 answer

You are like Gibraltar in a raging storm

For the past few days I have been trying to recollect the title of the song that has the line "You are like Gibraltar in a raging storm" or something similar, in it. And I believe this is followed by the line "Are you for real? " But this could also possibly be at the end of the verses of the song. [more inside]
posted by kryptos on Jul 3, 2012 - 6 answers

ADoes anyone know what the lyrics are to the Pearl and the Beard song "Donny and Johnny"?

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 - 5 answers

Suggest alternatives to some bands I like

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 - 33 answers

Help me find these Yello lyrics?

What are the lyrics to these three Yello songs?: "Le Secret Farida", "Santiago", "Crash Dance" [more inside]
posted by XtinaS on May 27, 2012 - 1 answer

I want to listen to songs that make me cry.

Tell me about songs with lyrics that make you cry. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on May 24, 2012 - 149 answers

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