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]
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]
Singing Christmas squirrels toy - what's the name of the song?
What does "Look I'll call you in the morning or my service will explain" (from the song "Another Hundred People") mean? [more inside]
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]
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]
Church Lyrics filter: Help me find old Catholic Church music with Latin lyrics (with English translations) about about smiting the Devil. [more inside]
Looking for lyrics to the traditional piano song 'Remembrance' [more inside]
Lyrics to Fool's Gold song "Surprise Hotel." [more inside]
The song Gimme Sympathy by Metric has a line: "After all of this is gone, who'd you rather be; the Beatles or the Rolling Stones." What would you interpret that to mean? [more inside]
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]