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Wouldn't it be nice if they gave PHDs / For strokin' me with hypotheses

I'm looking for references to (and especially celebrations of) smart girls in music. [more inside]
posted by troika on Jul 20, 2010 - 33 answers

Name-that-song filter

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]
posted by the cat's pyjamas on Jul 20, 2010 - 4 answers

'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy

Very important question. Can we work together to figure out the actual lyrics to "Sailing to Nowhere" by Broken Bells? [more inside]
posted by theredpen on Jul 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for Lyrics in all the Wrong Places

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]
posted by blapst on Jun 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Song Featuring a Funny Name?

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?
posted by tamaraster on Jun 15, 2010 - 22 answers

Mike Skinner and the case of the deja vu lyrics

Where have I heard these lyrics from The Streets before? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Jun 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Dimly visible through the haze: a snippet of lyrics

[Geezer Filter:] Help me dredge up the name of a rock ballad from around 1969-1970? [more inside]
posted by crayon on Jun 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Which songs have the singer's full name in the lyrics?

Can you think of any songs where the singer includes his full name in the lyrics? [more inside]
posted by voronoi on May 23, 2010 - 71 answers

Why can't I hear lyrics?

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 - 25 answers

Help me remember this song!

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 - 5 answers

Mellow songs sung in Spanish?

What are some mellow, dreamlike songs sung in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by kylej on May 13, 2010 - 28 answers

this is a new dawn

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 - 3 answers

I Love the WB

Looking for lyrics by the band Versus. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Apr 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Maybe I should ask Adina Howard?

How does one define "freaky?" [more inside]
posted by juniper on Apr 17, 2010 - 18 answers

Bonus points for using the phrase "redd up"

Looking for songs that reference Pittsburgh. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Mar 31, 2010 - 32 answers

Please hope me to sing Brand New Angel

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 - 7 answers

Help Me Find Another "I Love You" Song

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 - 14 answers

How can I search lyrics in iTunes on Windows?

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 - 2 answers

Who wrote the song, "Mama's Little Soldier"?

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 - 4 answers

Talk to me about friendship

Looking for your favourite stories, poems, or quotes about friendship. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Jan 20, 2010 - 18 answers

How to display ASCII guitar chords on iPhone?

What's the best way to display my collection of ASCII guitar chords and tablature on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by dixie flatline on Jan 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Do you know the lyrics to this song?

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 - 7 answers

What's the name of this mysterious squirrel song?

Singing Christmas squirrels toy - what's the name of the song?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Dec 25, 2009 - 5 answers

What kind of service, exactly?

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 - 11 answers

Though your confidence may be shattered, it doesn't matter.

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 - 11 answers

Name that song.

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 - 11 answers

Welcome to Metafilter. You're a Mess.

What songs have sampled the philosopher Alan Watts? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 14, 2009 - 4 answers

If they did actually expect the Inquisition, what would they sing?

Church Lyrics filter: Help me find old Catholic Church music with Latin lyrics (with English translations) about about smiting the Devil. [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Dec 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Lyrics to the song Remembrance

Looking for lyrics to the traditional piano song 'Remembrance' [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Dec 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Lyrics to Fool's Gold song "Surprise Hotel."

Lyrics to Fool's Gold song "Surprise Hotel." [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Dec 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Who'd you rather be; The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

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]
posted by Lorc on Dec 5, 2009 - 26 answers

The fish part, I'm sure of.

Argh! Please help me figure out this song fragment stuck in my head based on a clue or two. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Searching for Sara/Sarah!

Please help me ID a song from the 80's! [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Oct 24, 2009 - 3 answers

This made so much sense last night while falling asleep

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 - 11 answers

What is the name of this birthday song?

Please help me figure out the name of this birthday song. [more inside]
posted by fellion on Oct 15, 2009 - 0 answers

Cherry soul music

I am seeking classic R&B, soul, reggae, or even blues songs that feature the word cherry [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Sep 29, 2009 - 22 answers

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]
posted by gavtaylor on Sep 18, 2009 - 1 answer

What songs do you know about St. Louis?

What songs are about St. Louis? Is there a list somewhere? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Need Lyrics for Sir Smoke A Lot

Does anyone know the lyrics to Sir Smoke A Lot's rap song from Half-Baked? [more inside]
posted by leecohen on Sep 16, 2009 - 7 answers

What is the earliest known use of "baby" to address or refer to a lover in American song lyrics?

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 - 10 answers

Know what I mean?

Blur's Parklife. Huh? [more inside]
posted by Mountain Goatse on Sep 3, 2009 - 15 answers

"And I can picture you in heaven with a blunt and a brew"...because I'm going to kill you?

In what was the context was Tupac's "God Bless the Dead" written? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 13, 2009 - 2 answers

really obscure folk(?)song ID

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 - 0 answers

Help me ID this song!

What's the name of this possibly 1970s adult contemporary FM radio hit? [more inside]
posted by judomadonna on Jul 18, 2009 - 5 answers

White Stripes lyrics

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 - 7 answers

Warm smell of *what*???

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]
posted by Solomon on Jul 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Lookout! Lookout! Lookout! Lookout!

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 - 16 answers

Help ID a country song please!

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 - 2 answers

What can I find lyrics for Bulgarian choir music?

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 - 4 answers

Song with Electroencephalograph in the title

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 - 11 answers

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