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]
posted by circular
on May 22, 2010 -
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!
posted by jsslz
on May 21, 2010 -
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]
posted by threeants
on May 2, 2010 -
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]
posted by kingbenny
on Feb 24, 2010 -
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]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee
on Feb 15, 2010 -
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.
posted by scottso17
on Feb 10, 2010 -
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]
posted by hdh
on Jan 25, 2010 -
I heard a song on the radio station JJJ with some lyrics that sounded to me like this: "We go out in the coco fire, never ever coco liar". It is more than possible that these lyrics have been woefully mangled.
It was a guy singing. If you know what this is could you tell me please? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Jan 2, 2010 -
What does "Look I'll call you in the morning or my service will explain" (from the song "Another Hundred People") mean? [more inside]
posted by Bizurke
on Dec 23, 2009 -
I love the Neil Young track "For the Turnstiles." It's a great performance of a great song. I walk around the house singing it, annoying my wife and frightening my children. But I've got to come to grips with the fact that I can't quite decipher whatever the literal meaning of the lyrics might be. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by e.e. coli
on Dec 19, 2009 -
There is a song I've heard on Pandora that is clever and funny and about cybersex. One attribute I recall is that the singer (male) rhymes something
with the lyrics, "semicolon parenthesis." [more inside]
posted by Nonce
on Dec 14, 2009 -
How is "I should mind" used to mean "I don't really mind"? This and other grammar/language questions inside. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Oct 23, 2009 -
Name-that-tune-filter: I am looking for the title a song I heard recently.
lyrics: "I wake up when I wake up, I sleep when I lie down, I eat when I find food" [more inside]
posted by gavtaylor
on Sep 18, 2009 -
What is the earliest known use of "baby" to address or refer to a lover in American song lyrics? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Sep 4, 2009 -
identify the originating song with these lyrics...
It doesn't matter what you eat
it all turns to meat
eat your neighbor
eat your neighbor, etc... [more inside]
posted by seansbrain
on Aug 12, 2009 -
Quick lyrics question on The White Stripes' "The Union Forever." I have always (and still) heard the line "Sure I'm C.F. Kane," but lyrics sites all say "Sure I'm C.F.K." What is actually being sung here?
posted by stopgap
on Jul 16, 2009 -
60s song filter: We are trying to find the song from the 60s (?) that is about a car/motorcycle crash. The song has singing and a narrative part if memory serves. At one point the girl screams: "Lookout! Lookout! Lookout! Lookout!"
posted by Drasher
on Jul 12, 2009 -
Country Song-ID help: very little to go on. A friend was in a bar in Nashville
last weekend, and wants to ID a song she heard (DJ, not live music). The only lyric she remembers is "stay off my hit list". Not much to go on, I know. I assume it's a recent song, but can't guarantee that. Googling hasn't helped. Thanks for any help you can give! Hmm..posting at 7:30 on July 3rd might not be the best idea. Oh well.
posted by inigo2
on Jul 3, 2009 -
What are those Bulgarian women singing about? I love listening to Bulgarian women's choir music, such as this piece here
. However, I haven't been able to find lyrics or even descriptions of what they're singing about (in general, not just this particular song). Anyone have a clue?
posted by zachawry
on Jun 30, 2009 -
I'm trying to trace a song with the word "Electroencephalograph" or "Electroencephalogram" in the lyrics [more inside]
posted by Dub
on Jun 30, 2009 -
I'm trying to find a song I heard a couple of years ago on public radio. All I remember is that it was maybe folk/bluegrass, and it was a guy singing about the red-headed woman that he loved, but in the end he revealed that she was a red-head from all the blood pouring over her blond hair. [more inside]
posted by ictow
on Jun 29, 2009 -
Just a fun one (though I am serious in asking it): What one question would you ask Elvis Costello? I'll see him at a thing on Monday, want to ask a great question. I like him a lot, have some ideers, but surely the Hive Mind can come up with at least one question that's Beyond Belief.
posted by ambient2
on Jun 21, 2009 -
I come to you today with an age-old question. Many have tried to answer it, and all have failed, but I am confident that the mighty MeFi will succeed. That question is: What the hell is Pete Shelley singing in the classic Buzzcocks song "Orgasm Addict"? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy
on Jun 18, 2009 -
What happens at the intersection of musical notation (written left to right) and languages written right to left? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Jun 15, 2009 -
My wife has become infatuated with a learned pig from long ago, and now wants to play a historical song from 1785 honoring it on the piano, but we have only a fragment of the full song. Where might I find the full score? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Jun 12, 2009 -
Songfilter - I caught the chorus of this song that has a woman singing in a very soft voice saying 'Girls, girls, girls' in a store a few months back and then heard it again today as a snippet while watching a random episode of 'United States of Tara.' Google only brings up Motley Crew and Jay Z songs - anyone???? I tried the USTara website and cant find it in the song list.
posted by thankyoujohnnyfever
on Jun 10, 2009 -
How often are the stories of a comic, novel, play, TV series, movie, or song conceived by the writer's friend, relative, acquaintance, neighbor, mailman, dog, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on May 28, 2009 -
Ethiopia/Amharic Filter: I created a vacation video of my trip to Ethiopia and used the song, Mekeyershin Salawq
by the famous Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete. What is the song about? (Link to song inside) [more inside]
posted by cptspalding
on May 25, 2009 -