Okay so like my favourite song ever ever ever is I Don't Wanna See You Again by the DoubleHappys. It's a song about shoes, an aversion to necrophilia, and uh... never wanting to see you again. Help me out here. [more inside]
Please tell me all the versions of "Here Comes the Bride" that you know - the sillier, the better. [more inside]
The Books have a song called "Free Translator" (YouTube link) in which the somewhat nonsensical lyrics started out as a "very well known folk song", but were passed through free web translators again and again until they became something completely different. Does anyone know/can anyone figure out what the original song was? It will be harder than it sounds. The answer does not appear to be on the internet yet...
Resources for beginning songwriters and lyricists (that would make kickass Xmas presents?) [more inside]
A ton of lyrics sites seem to think there is a song "For Everyone" by Dar Williams. Does this song actually exist, or is this some weird misattribution? [more inside]
NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
Examples of "funky, soulful" lyrics? [more inside]
Help me find the lyrics to the song Les abeilles by Léo Delibes (1836-1891). [more inside]
I'm looking for snippets of song lyrics that reference authors, books, or reading, and I'm looking for ones that can (more or less) stand on their own outside the context of the song. [more inside]
Another "what's that song, Google failed me" question. [more inside]
What are some websites/blogs that break down song meanings? [more inside]
This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
I've been tasked with writing an 'original pop song teenagers will like and want to dance to.' The music does not worry me. It's choosing something to write about that's got me hung up. [more inside]
Song stuck in my head. But I can't figure what it is! Please read what little I remember and try to help! [more inside]
Similar Albums to Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea [more inside]
What is the etymology and meaning of the word 'carpegian'? [more inside]
"My orange box-cutter make the world go round;" This is a lyric from the Notorious B.I.G.'s song, "Sky's the Limit". Here's the wikipedia page about the song. What in the world does it mean? [more inside]
Looking for song lyrics that include the name "Jennifer" or "Jenny" for a playlist. Any suggestions? Many thanks in advance.
There was a cowgirl fair who road across the prairie; she rode side saddle and her front name was Mary. Obscure folk/children song lyrics...can you fill in the blanks? [more inside]
MixTapeFilter:Songs about Minnesota? Sorta previously.
What language is this song in? [more inside]
Please help me identify this song from almost no information at all. [more inside]
clever mefites! i need your help crafting a gift message. [more inside]
TrackIdFilter: I've been trying in vain to ID this deep house track that features the following lyrics: "There ain't no pill that can fill this need" and "Somebody call the doctor" (there's more to it, but this is what I can remember). It was played at Panorama Bar, Berghain, by Kiki at around 11am or so last Sunday morning. [more inside]
lyrics filter: Andrea Wittgens' "Comme Tu Veux" [more inside]
What songs include bits and pieces of other songs? [more inside]
Help me find more great songs about water towers. [more inside]
What is the meaning of the lyrics in Nat King Cole's "Straighten up and fly right?" [more inside]
I'm looking for references to (and especially celebrations of) smart girls in music. [more inside]
Name-that-song filter. Male singer, lyrics (I think) contain the line: "as big as Saskatchewan, you're never going to see me again." Any ideas? Not much more inside, I'm afraid. [more inside]
Very important question. Can we work together to figure out the actual lyrics to "Sailing to Nowhere" by Broken Bells? [more inside]
Trying to find a lyrics website that doesn't just republish the same wrong lyrics every other lyrics website uses. Does such a thing even exist? [more inside]
What is the song from the 1960s or so with the funny male name in it? I was explaining to some friends the other day that when I was a kid I thought Simon & Garfunkel was one guy, Simon N. Garfunkel - a funny name like that funny man's name in some song from around the same time (sixties or seventies, but it could have been a fifties song). I can't think of the name or the song, though. Anyone?
Where have I heard these lyrics from The Streets before? [more inside]
[Geezer Filter:] Help me dredge up the name of a rock ballad from around 1969-1970? [more inside]
Can you think of any songs where the singer includes his full name in the lyrics? [more inside]
Why can't I "hear" lyrics to songs? I know they're there, but I don't notice them the same way other people do. [more inside]
The song is called something like Callie's 'Song' (or Kallie, Kylie, Caylie etc.), or possibly Callie's Boat instead of 'Song'. I think it's Irish & it's lovely. It's about a boy who takes his little boat out on the sea - the only refrain I can recall is 'Callie loves the sea'. Thanks!
What are some mellow, dreamlike songs sung in Spanish? [more inside]
Help sought in identifying the song. Trip-hoppy, moody backing track with a male spoken sample saying: "Don't cry. You're gonna be a big man someday. This is a new dawn!" [more inside]
Looking for lyrics by the band Versus. [more inside]
How does one define "freaky?" [more inside]
Looking for songs that reference Pittsburgh. [more inside]
On the movie Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges sings this beautiful Greg Brown song called Brand New Angel. And I love it, but I'm not sure I'm correctly hearing the word that seems to be, essentially, the punch line of the song. [more inside]
Ridiculously little to go on, I know, but do you know what song this is? The artist is similar sounding to The National and the main refrain is "I Love You". [more inside]
How can I search lyrics in iTunes on Windows? I used a program to automatically add lyrics to many of my songs in iTunes. Some of the lyrics now consist of things like, "These lyrics are missing. Could you please submit them?" due to a failure to automatically retrieve anything. I'd like to search for common terms and either purge the bad lyrics or move those song to a playlist where I can then run them through a lyrics cleaner. Looks like there's a few good Mac/Applescript solutions but nothing I can find in Windows.
I'm trying to find out who wrote the song, "Mama's Little Soldier". I heard Bill Staines sing it years ago and I thought he gave credit to Tom Paxton, but I have been unsuccessful finding out who actually wrote the song. I can't even find references to the song anywhere on the Internet or iTunes. [more inside]
Looking for your favourite stories, poems, or quotes about friendship. [more inside]
What's the best way to display my collection of ASCII guitar chords and tablature on my iPhone? [more inside]