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My background is Irish, so I'm out of luck

A different "identify this song" question -- this one is about lyrics. Complication: they're in Scottish Gaelic. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jan 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me remember a song

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?
posted by Ikazuchi on Jan 22, 2012 - 16 answers

TV Theme Song Stumper

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]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 12, 2012 - 8 answers

I hurt my foot because I was drunk

How did Jimmy Buffet break his shoe and how did he cut his foot? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Jan 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Trying to identify a song I just heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please!

Trying to identify a song I heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please! [more inside]
posted by seesom on Jan 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Song lyrics that are... secondary? alternative? Another term?

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]
posted by RyanAdams on Dec 20, 2011 - 53 answers

Who sings this version of Winter Wonderland?

Please help me identify a specific rendition of Winter Wonderland. [more inside]
posted by homodachi on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Name that tune!

Any SeatSniffer fans? the band I mean! searching for a song [more inside]
posted by tar0tgr1 on Dec 3, 2011 - 1 answer

What are my favorite things (in Japanese, in a song)

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]
posted by sciencegeek on Nov 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Too soon?

Help me rock a Zombie Amy Winehouse karaoke number! [more inside]
posted by dchrssyr on Nov 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me SEE-I these lyrics

Anyone want to take a crack at deciphering the lyrics from the 2:22-2:31 mark of this song? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Nov 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Nuring the Satan Oar of a Mass of Branches?

What are they lyrics to the song "Moments Before Sleep" by Blue Roses? [MySpace warning] [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Oct 31, 2011 - 0 answers

I have an unknown song stuck in my head!

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]
posted by biochemist on Oct 13, 2011 - 16 answers

I can swear I've heard "Chasing Pavements" before

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]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Bands that sound like Destroyer but don't rhyme (or rhyme better)?

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]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Anger is an energy: origin?

Did the phrase "Anger is an energy" originate in the 1986 song "Rise," or was the song quoting some other source?
posted by kalapierson on Oct 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me think of phrases that evoke youthful angst?

Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 2, 2011 - 27 answers

And Cain rose up...

I'm looking for any and all songs about murder and murderers. [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Sep 30, 2011 - 136 answers

Help identify this song based on some half-remembered lyrics!

Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics! [more inside]
posted by e-man on Sep 21, 2011 - 9 answers

I never thought I'd be on a boat (made of money)!

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]
posted by argonauta on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Bruce Spr???steen

What are the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's Badlands #2 (aka "Man on TV" edition)? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Sep 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Whose "It's My Life" is it anyway?

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]
posted by Yakuman on Sep 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Lyrics are stumping me.

Help me figure out what song belongs to these lyrics: "The day is come/What's done is done." [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Aug 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Search by lyrics in Mac iTunes

Is there a program that will automatically add lyrics to my MP3 files, and/or let me search by lyric, in iTunes for Mac? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Aug 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Music for the voracious infovore?

I really like music that inspires me to jump up and...go read Wikipedia (or a dictionary, for that matter)! Bands that have produced the sort of thing I'm talking about here include Rasputina, Phideaux, and (to some extent) They Might Be Giants. Help me find more of this particular brand of awesome in the musical realm! Special bonus points if they can actually play their instruments well. [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 22, 2011 - 32 answers

How CAN there be a cherry that has no stone?

Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
posted by bq on Aug 22, 2011 - 14 answers

indie/college music song filter: what song is this?!?

please help me find this song: the local college radio station just played a song, shazam jammed on me, they aren't answering the phone and the online playlists haven't been updated! [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Aug 19, 2011 - 4 answers

What are the lyrics to the chorus of If I Don't Write by the Dismemberment Plan?

The song "If I Don't Write" on !, the Dismemberment Plan's first record: what are the lyrics in the chorus? Why did I never think to ask here? [more inside]
posted by penduluum on Aug 4, 2011 - 10 answers

What's that song with those words and that music?

Song ID: It was maybe ten years ago on the "alternative" station, and was more talking than singing. I only remember a couple of words. The line that I kinda [sorta, almost] remember is something like "... she unbuttoned my fly ... it was the longest thirty seconds of my whole life." [more inside]
posted by kindachris on Aug 3, 2011 - 5 answers

What snake-themed song did I hear?

On the radio I heard an old-sounding (1960s?), female-fronted pop-rock song that had the lyrics "you tremble and you shake / when he moves like a snake". What song is it?
posted by ktoad on Jul 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for the name of song from the early 90's.

The quotes may not be spot on, I'm working from pretty old memories and I've had no luck with Google. Any assistance in identifying the band and song would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by jperkins on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find this song!!

Looking for the name/artist of a song. lyrics inside! [more inside]
posted by oviedo on Jul 23, 2011 - 1 answer

Radio KreyĆ²l

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Who was Doofernel?

Where or what children's (tv show? classroom teaching guide?) is this song from? Lyrics inside... [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Jun 27, 2011 - 0 answers

what's that "radio on" song ?

Help me figure out what song this is. I am pretty sure it is a post-punk / new wave band, early eighties. [more inside]
posted by thetruthisjustalie on Jun 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Talking the talk from Kuwait to Kinshasa.

I have need for a large and strange batch of audio translations. As a newbie to this game, please help me zero in on market specifics. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Over and Over Again

What songs have only one line of lyrics? More specifically, songs that repeat that line (as opposed to mainly instrumental songs with one line thrown in once). [more inside]
posted by jtajta on Jun 14, 2011 - 65 answers

I need to hear this song, so I can get it ouy of my head

Can you name this late 80's/early 90's R&B song? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Jun 9, 2011 - 5 answers

I like tumeric.

Song ID: female vocalist, not particularly engineered, lyrics include "spice markets of Marrakesh" and "the coasts of tripoli". [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on May 28, 2011 - 8 answers

5th Time Around?

What are some songs that refer to other songs (that refer to other songs, too)? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on May 26, 2011 - 49 answers

What songs mention being 23?

What are some songs that mention being 23? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on May 26, 2011 - 34 answers

Frankly, I'd rather life were more like Lucky Charms, but whatreyougonnado.

I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 24, 2011 - 41 answers

examples of song lyrics used in visual artworks?

Trying to find examples of musical lyrics being used in visual artworks (painting, print, film, etc). [more inside]
posted by aesop on May 23, 2011 - 8 answers

ID a song: "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and beer...

Music filter - heard a song I liked and only caught snippets of the lyrics, "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and "beers". Help?! [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Da dun dundun da dunnnnn...

Here's the chorus: Too "something" too far apart (?)/ somethingsomethingsomething/ The master OR capture OR rapture of the heart... That last part I imagine would be the title of the song. But yeah. That's all I got. Sorry I can't hum it for you. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on May 4, 2011 - 7 answers

How do showtunes get translated?

I'm trying to find information on the translation of musical theater, particularly the songs. [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Apr 29, 2011 - 4 answers

help me figure out what song this is!

what song is this? synthpop-sounding, melodic and upbeat but slightly melancholic as well. from what i can remember of the chorus may have been something about "rosanna" (not TOTO!). more vague descriptors within... [more inside]
posted by austere on Apr 29, 2011 - 5 answers

I love you, but let's talk about something else

Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings the couple has for each another. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl on Apr 28, 2011 - 54 answers

One what?

When rappers say "one time for the .../two times for the ...", what are they referring to? If I'm watching a concert, what am I supposed to do? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Apr 20, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me find a hip hop song with the lyric "black diamond, white gold".

Help me find a hip hop song with the lyric "black diamond, white gold". [more inside]
posted by rosa on Apr 17, 2011 - 8 answers

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