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]
Singers: how did you get over feeling so exposed singing your own lyrics? [more inside]
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]
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.
What is the best app/way to download and cache lyrics for a large iTunes library? [more inside]
Secular songs of communal joy? [more inside]
Who are the best lyricists in your favorite genre of music? [more inside]
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.
Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
Identify a song from half-remembered lyrics [more inside]
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]
Does anyone know what the lyrics are to the Pearl and the Beard song "Donny and Johnny"? [more inside]
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]
What are the lyrics to these three Yello songs?: "Le Secret Farida", "Santiago", "Crash Dance" [more inside]
Tell me about songs with lyrics that make you cry. [more inside]
Can anyone help me identify two obscure songs from vaguely remembered lyrics? [more inside]
I'm looking for lyrics (in Russian/Cyrillic) to this song. I'm not familiar enough with russian to do more than pick out a few words. I don't want the English lyrics, I would like to figure that part out myself. :) Any help at all would be appreciated.
Are there any song lyrics that directly mention cassette tapes? Wording doesn't have to include the exact phrase "cassette tapes"--could use the words tapes, mix tapes, cassettes, etc. The better-known the song, the better for my purposes. Thanks!
Settle A Couple's Fight: Has there ever seen a case , in a situation where the composer of the music and the writer of the words are separate people, the librettist is more famous and his contribution is popularly viewed as superior to the composer?
Please explain any of the songs from the album Forever Now by the Psychedelic Furs. [more inside]
Songs with unreliable narrators?
Englishman-doing-Jamaican-accent-LyricFilter: What is Rednek saying in the first verse of this song? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a singer/song-writer who I heard for the first time 3 years ago. She had a soft, high, very feminine voice, and the lyrics were entirely nonsensical (although grammatically correct), detailed descriptions of bizarre circumstances. This might not be true of all of her songs, but I remember, many times, thinking "god this song is beautiful... /wait/ what's it about?!" [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out the lyrics to Sweet Life by Roberto Cacciapaglia, off The Ann Steel Album. I've figured out most of them, but there are some parts that I can't quite make out. Can you help? I've put what I've made out of the lyrics below the cut. [more inside]
Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
Who was the first singer or band to use the "_____ verse, same as the first" gimmick? [more inside]
What Amazon singles should I get? Help me find great individual tracks. [more inside]
A different "identify this song" question -- this one is about lyrics. Complication: they're in Scottish Gaelic. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a song. Part of the chorus is "shiiiine on! Shiiiine on!" and has a very area-rock sound (similar to Autograph). Any ideas?
I'm trying to find a TV show theme song via a vague recollection of the song that might not even be correct. [more inside]
How did Jimmy Buffet break his shoe and how did he cut his foot? [more inside]
Trying to identify a song I heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please! [more inside]
What's the correct term for secondary lyrics in songs like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer ("like a light bulb") or Sweet Caroline ("So good! So good! So good!")? Also, can you think of other songs that have these... items? [more inside]
Please help me identify a specific rendition of Winter Wonderland. [more inside]
Any SeatSniffer fans? the band I mean! searching for a song [more inside]
Does anyone know of a translation of Mari Natsuki lyrics for "My favorite things" or the lyrics in Japanese that I can plug into Google translate? [more inside]
Help me rock a Zombie Amy Winehouse karaoke number! [more inside]
Anyone want to take a crack at deciphering the lyrics from the 2:22-2:31 mark of this song? [more inside]
What are they lyrics to the song "Moments Before Sleep" by Blue Roses? [MySpace warning] [more inside]
I'm looking for a song sung by someone with a Seether-like, raspy-sounding voice. The only lyrics I can remember are "you will never be lonely (lonesome?) again." [more inside]
Has anyone else sung a song that sounds like Adele's "Chasing Pavements"? I remember a male singer, early 00's maybe, more of a tenor voice. I could have sworn it was the same song but everything I read says she wrote the song. [more inside]
So I listened to Destroyer's Rubies and thought it was perfect, except for the irritating need they feel to force awkward, thoughtless rhymes into the lyrics. [more inside]
Did the phrase "Anger is an energy" originate in the 1986 song "Rise," or was the song quoting some other source?
Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst. [more inside]
I'm looking for any and all songs about murder and murderers. [more inside]
Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics! [more inside]
Can you help me find this hip-hop song, and/or the nerdy online article that analyzed part of it? Theme: so many stacks of money that you could lay on them, like a bed [more inside]
What are the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's Badlands #2 (aka "Man on TV" edition)? [more inside]
What is the 1984 Talk Talk hit It's My Life actually about? This was the song that No Doubt covered in 2003. But is the subject matter? [more inside]