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 -
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.
posted by viggorlijah
on May 9, 2009 -
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]
posted by misteraitch
on May 4, 2009 -
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]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Name-this-song-filter: Soft, acoustic, Augustana-esque song with vague descriptions of lyrics. [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Mar 30, 2009 -
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]
posted by mittenedsex
on Mar 29, 2009 -
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.
posted by Slinga
on Mar 29, 2009 -
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!
posted by AaRdVarK
on Mar 24, 2009 -
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]
posted by idiopath
on Mar 9, 2009 -
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]
posted by griffey
on Mar 7, 2009 -
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?
posted by allelopath
on Mar 5, 2009 -
[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]
posted by blueberry
on Feb 6, 2009 -
What modern song lyrics contain the best -- the cleverest, filthiest, most sustained -- sexual innuendo? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra
on Feb 5, 2009 -
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!
posted by splendid animal
on Feb 3, 2009 -
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]
posted by boombot
on Jan 29, 2009 -
What in the world is Bruce Willis singing about in "Coming Right Up"? Sulfur preparation?? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Jan 6, 2009 -
Is there a name for what Poe did in The Raven where there's lots of long, vowel sounds? And is there anybody in music writing lyrics in a similar fashion? [more inside]
posted by low affect
on Dec 28, 2008 -
SongFilter: What are the backup singers actually SINGING in "Be True To Your School" by The Beach Boys? [more inside]
posted by clcapps
on Dec 24, 2008 -
In the late seventies or early eighties there was a song with a lyric something like:
I got a call last night from Washington/(the President)
Do you recognize it? [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Dec 24, 2008 -
I am interested in hearing more music with multiple vocals going on at once, with an effect like singing "Row, row, row, your boat" in the round except not with the "in the round" structure. Two examples are within. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim
on Dec 23, 2008 -
Is there some sort of an explanation for Fink's seemingly super creepy lyrics that seem to cross into stalking/rape territory? [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Dec 20, 2008 -
I rarely pay attention to lyrics in a song - when I do, it's usually because of strong imagery or a really twisted message. I'd love to find songs now based on lyric recommendations - what are your favorites? Powerful, or hidden, or just especially memorable. And not limited to any particular genre nor subject, either. I just want songs that will make me pause and think over what I heard, rather than go "Ahh, pretty sounds!"
posted by Bakuun
on Dec 18, 2008 -
I'm looking for songs that have as their first lyric the word 'Hey'. For example there's that kinda-famous Beatles song 'Hey Jude', where the first sung word is 'Hey.' Hey me up! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on Nov 14, 2008 -
What's the song that has the lyric "The second line's dancing away"?
posted by Ollie
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Does anyone know [the] lyrics to "Donna Lee"? Yes, I know it's an instrumental, thanks. [more inside]
posted by lothar
on Oct 1, 2008 -
I guess the planets are aligned today: I have another song ID request. This is a chill song with only synth and drums, about 90-100 bpm, with a lazy, plainsong female vocalist singing something like "mix-ing a cake", "it won't bake". And an unintelligible recurring rhythmic sprechstimme lyric which I'll represent here as "drop the doctor for may". Any ideas? Google's giving me cake recipes.
posted by aliasless
on Sep 24, 2008 -
What are the words to this Sesame Street Song?
- We hear "Everybody loves [something], as sure as [something] loves [something], and googling for lyrics isn't helping fill in the blanks.
posted by Artw
on Sep 6, 2008 -
Where can I find the Lyrics to Everything is Borrowed
the upcoming single by The Streets
. Currently the first song on his MySpace
posted by therubettes
on Aug 22, 2008 -
What are the definitive lyrics to the chorus in the song "A Train Robbery" on Levon Helm's Dirt Farmer
album? [more inside]
posted by Science!
on Aug 20, 2008 -
How do I find the complete lyrics of "Sometime I Wonder" aka "Will I Ever Rest?" I have a recording by Mahalia Jackson but cannot understand some of the words.
posted by woman
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Help me find this indie pop duet that includes lyrics like "I'm gonna stick with you... stick like glue." [more inside]
posted by overglow
on Jul 27, 2008 -