Argh! Please help me figure out this song fragment stuck in my head based on a clue or two. [more inside]
Please help me ID a song from the 80's! [more inside]
How is "I should mind" used to mean "I don't really mind"? This and other grammar/language questions inside. [more inside]
Please help me figure out the name of this birthday song. [more inside]
I am seeking classic R&B, soul, reggae, or even blues songs that feature the word cherry [more inside]
What's the name o' this song, I've gotta know! "I wake up when I wake up, I sleep when I lie down, I eat when I find food..."
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]
What songs are about St. Louis? Is there a list somewhere? [more inside]
Does anyone know the lyrics to Sir Smoke A Lot's rap song from Half-Baked? [more inside]
What is the earliest known use of "baby" to address or refer to a lover in American song lyrics? [more inside]
In what was the context was Tupac's "God Bless the Dead" written? [more inside]
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]
What's the name of this possibly 1970s adult contemporary FM radio hit? [more inside]
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?
In the song Hotel California by The Eagles, what is there a warm smell of during the opening verse? You can hear it 1:00min into the video linked above. [more inside]
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!"
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.
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?
I'm trying to trace a song with the word "Electroencephalograph" or "Electroencephalogram" in the lyrics [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
What happens at the intersection of musical notation (written left to right) and languages written right to left? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
I'm looking for the Asian verses for "All Things Bright and Beautiful", the classic english hymn. We sang it as children in Singapore, and my mother would like us to sing it for my dad's funeral tomorrow. All we can remember is that the additional verses were about the jungle and corals? It is *not* the Australian additional verses with the kookuburra.
Was there a song with lyrics that rhymed 'Marx and Lenin' with 'stonewashed denim'? If I'm not imagining it, the song would probably date from the late '80s or early '90s. I'm thinking the band/singer was British, and was likely to have fallen somewhere under the alternative / indie umbrella. [more inside]
OldSongFilter: Help me find a song from my childhood! [more inside]
What is the Fugazi song "23 Beats Off" about, according to Fugazi? [more inside]
You may very well recognize this song. It is from this movie. What does it mean? Does the first stanza and/or chorus spell something? Please help! [more inside]
Name-That-Tune Filter: uptempo pop/rock, female vocalist, and the hook contains the lyric "I just wanna know, where did she go?" Or something like it… [more inside]
"I said yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah baby!" Who sings this song?! [more inside]
Name-this-song-filter: Soft, acoustic, Augustana-esque song with vague descriptions of lyrics. [more inside]
Please help me identify a song based on the following lyrics (could be out of order): "make it last" "if you go, make it fast" "before you forget me." [more inside]
Heard a song at work on the Muzak, googled it, couldn't find it. It was a female singer, jazzy-sounding. I recall her mentioning the "humdrum blues." The lyric I wrote down was "work like a dog but I'm mighty poor." I googled "humdrum blues," but what I found was a different song, and googling the lyrics got me nothing.
So I've got this one lyric in my head. I am pretty certain its a female vocalist and the line is something like, "...screaming, 'nothing can hurt me'". "screaming" might be "saying" and "nothing" might be "no one" or "nobody". I'm pretty certain this line rhymes with the preceding line, and its sung in a very aggressive manner. I've been driving myself crazy with Google trying to find it, so I probably have one of the words completely wrong. Please help me!
What song is this? In a song by the Butthole Surfers, there is an a capella break (with the eventual addition of a base drum) where Gibby is singing in a very rhythmic style reminiscent of an old blues number, and the lyrics at this point include "glory hallelujah" as the main refrain with an occasional rejoinder of "make you glad to see me" and possibly "Jesus is a monkey" or "the Lord is a monkey". [more inside]
In "Thunder Road", the lyric "Roy Orbison singing for the lonely, hey that's me and I want you only, don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again" can be interpreted differently depending on where you break the line, before or after the word "only". Is there a name for this particular poetic device? Do you know of other examples? [more inside]
What did the old Pearl Beer "waterfall billboard" on I-35 in Dallas say in 1996? Am I crazy in thinking that the lyrics in the chorus of the Butthole Surfers song "Pepper" made direct reference to the text of the sign? [more inside]
I'm looking for sites that have music lyrics with explanations and discussions of the meaning of the lyrics.
What do you got, hive mind?
What do you got, hive mind?
What is the name of this song we used to sing in music class? [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific country music song that I don't know where I heard. [more inside]
[Name-that-tune-Filter] Looking for the name and/or general translation of a Danish song my mother learned from friends as a child. [more inside]
What modern song lyrics contain the best -- the cleverest, filthiest, most sustained -- sexual innuendo? [more inside]
I'm trying to track down a song I remember hearing on the local college station about 10 years ago (WDBM in East Lansing, MI). I think some of the lyrics were along the lines of "Consider / all the carrots you've been fed / and now they're your ______ ______ / And consider"....etc. I'm 95% sure it was a guy singing, and I think the song had something to do with being led through life by "carrots" of dubious merit. Google hasn't yielded the answer - thanks!
I’ve been using various OS X Dashboard Widgets for some time now to automatically add lyrics to the iTunes tracks I’m listening to. One of the widgets lost the plot, though, and added the incorrect lyrics to some songs - lyrics to other songs I have, rather than other songs with similar titles (I’m guessing the widget was writing lyrics to the previous song). I'd like to output data I could skim to identify which songs to clean: song title, artist and first 500 or so characters of the lyric. Any thoughts? [more inside]
What is the first usage in a song of "wave your hands in the air, like you [just] don't care"? [more inside]