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Taps lyrics in the public domain?

When were the popular lyrics to Taps written? [more inside]
posted by cider on Jun 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Two two two songs in one: What's this album name?

Name that tune [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Jun 25, 2008 - 11 answers

What song did I hear?

Name of rap song that imagines if other genres of music had beef like hip hop? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jun 13, 2008 - 2 answers

What song is this?

What song is this? I only have the first line of the lyrics. "When you can't hold on and your will is mostly gone" or something like that. It's in 3/4 time, medium-slow soulful ballad, male singer...
posted by bingwah on Jun 11, 2008 - 17 answers

Do you know? Do you know how it feels to not know this?

Song in my head for days, sounds very nineties. Singer is female, chorus something like "Do you know/do you know how it feels to be lonely? Do you know/do you know how it feels to be (small?)" No luck with Google. Help?
posted by juniper on Jun 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find a song, por favor.

I'm trying to find out the name of a song I heard a while ago. I remember some of the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on May 30, 2008 - 3 answers

What song is this?

What song is this? Ethereal and moody vocals (not quite spy, not quite gothic, but leaning ecletic), jazz rock background, sounds a bit like early Goldfrapp, or Morphine, or maybe even Darling Violetta. (All pretty approximate.) Very rough lyrics: I call you Tracy, You get along, You lovely... sing me your song. I call you darling, I know it's strong. I bet... ...and on. Show goes on. Show goes on. I call you ... ... I call you Liza B. I wish I could see That maybe it's only my dream. It's only my dream. Show goes on. Show goes on. I miss... ...queen of bees (beasts?). That honey Suzie, bewitched by me. I think you're... what else can be? ... ... Be my promise breaker, ... delusion maker, ... I wish I could see, It's only my dream. Show goes on, The show goes on.
posted by brownbat on May 28, 2008 - 21 answers

aaahhwooo song desperation

I am desperate to find the title of a song I know little about. Could someone please take a minute of their day/evening to help me identify this song? It would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by repoman on Apr 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Swing the pig iron hammer!

Just exactly what does "swing the big-eyed rabbit" (as sung by the Cramps) mean? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Apr 21, 2008 - 10 answers

I don't listen to what they're saying because then I'd be crying instead of dancing...

I'm trying to put together a list of the happiest sounding songs with the saddest lyrics... can you help? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Apr 18, 2008 - 106 answers

Take this broken grammar and learn to fly

GrammarFilter: I was listening to "Blackbird" by the Beatles recently, and was struck by the line: "You were only waiting for this moment to arise." I was intrigued by the way the phrase "to arise" has sort of an ambiguous function here. [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Can you be prosecuted for saying you're going to kill the president in song lyrics?

Can you be prosecuted for saying you're going to kill the president in song lyrics? (This is for a debate with friends, not planning to write any such lyrics myself)
posted by flaneuse on Apr 10, 2008 - 20 answers

Song lyric: "No deposit, no return"

Remembered song lyric: "No deposit, no return." What song? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Apr 1, 2008 - 16 answers

How to make my own karaoke discs from scratch?

How do I take a song off a regular cd, add viewable lyrics (and whatever else is necessary) and turn it into a karaoke disc that I can hand to the kj at a karaoke joint? I already have evil lyrics and some other audio software, but I can only find reference to working with songs that are already on a cdg ... no references in my audio programs to exactly how to make one myself. [more inside]
posted by thewhynotgirl on Mar 27, 2008 - 3 answers

da boot?

lyrics to the song by teflon "da boot"? [more inside]
posted by kowboy on Mar 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Find this song?

Help find an Eminem song. [more inside]
posted by infomaniac on Mar 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Bad Grammar pop lyrics

Please: I would like a bazillion examples of popular music lyrics and song titles that would make an English teacher cry out in empathetic pain for their abuse of grammar. [more inside]
posted by spock on Mar 4, 2008 - 89 answers

please help me say farewell...

i'm looking for the lyrics to an old big band number 'farewell blues' that always seems to be recorded as an instrumental. [more inside]
posted by noloveforned on Mar 4, 2008 - 1 answer

Ye spill muddled flows that befuddle scholars

Where are you yeezy? And try to hit you with the.... ??? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 29, 2008 - 8 answers

The Vanishing Dylan

Dylan swallowed by black hole? [more inside]
posted by subajestad on Feb 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me be a better song writer.

Is the ability to write good lyrics to music something one can learn or pick up, or is it something you have to be born with? If it is the former, can you give me some tips, or at the very least direct me to some books or websites that might be of use? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 28, 2008 - 17 answers

What is this line from "Little Shop of Horrors"?

What is this song lyric from "Little Shop of Horrors"? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Feb 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Billy Joel etymology

What does Billy Joel mean when he sings, “the most she will do is throw shadows at you”? [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Feb 15, 2008 - 31 answers

SongMeaningInquirer

What is Soundgarden's song Room A Thousand Years Wide about? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Without an 'S,' this spot will go to pot!

Where can I find lyrics to the Tom Lehrer song "Without an S," performed on "The Electric Company" by Rita Moreno? [more inside]
posted by La Cieca on Feb 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Covered in Rain

I want to Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain. Or more accurately, make a CD mix of rain songs. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Feb 1, 2008 - 61 answers

Heard a great song at a US H&M...help me identify the name of it and the band who plays it.

Heard a great song at a US H&M...help me identify the name of it and the band who plays it. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Who wrote this song?

My mother used to sing a song to me as a child: "It's a rainy day / and we have to stay inside. / The rain is falling down / and we can't go out to play. / Why does it have to rain / anyway?" She swears it's from Sesame Street, but Google seems never to have heard of it. Who composed this song? Where could she have heard it from? Is it indeed Sesame Street?
posted by RobotHeart on Jan 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for specific Lambert Hendricks and Ross lyrics

We're about to purchase the Lambert, Hendricks and Ross CD "Sing a Song of Basie", but need to know if John Hendricks lyrics are included in the remastered CD liner notes.
We know that they were there with the original vinyl, but online retailers are annoyingly vague about the CD.
Does anyone have this CD? Could you let me know?
posted by iTristan on Jan 6, 2008 - 3 answers

"Tokini mi ni to sa, mochi ni ku muta..."

What language is Cirque du Soleil's "Rivage" in? [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Dec 29, 2007 - 1 answer

Music for the Forgetful

I'm considering making a mixtape (okay, not on actual tape, but "mixCD" just doesn't roll off the tongue) consisting of songs with one word or phrase only repeated in the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by captnkurt on Dec 18, 2007 - 65 answers

get out of my head baby dango!

ObviousFilter: What current hip-hop song has a chorus that goes "I'm rich, can't help the money I spend, (something something) car I'm driving..."? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Dec 14, 2007 - 6 answers

What's so bad about cheese?

What's so bad about cheese? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Dec 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Mayra Andrade in Dimokránsa?

What is Mayra Andrade singing so beautifully about in Dimokránsa (language: Cape Verdean Creole)? [more inside]
posted by rom1 on Dec 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me name this song!

Song Lyrics Filter: Help me name the Title/Artist of the song with these lyrics [more inside]
posted by unceman on Nov 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Maria maria es mi... what's that song?!

I once heard a song that started something like "Maria, Maria es mi sol, es mi sueno dolor" (with appropriate spanish accent marks). Any idea what this is?
posted by Malad on Nov 27, 2007 - 6 answers

What are the lyrics to the song "Brown Water" by 'Harvey Milk'?

What are the lyrics to the song "Brown Water" by the band 'Harvey Milk'?
posted by geos on Nov 22, 2007 - 1 answer

Translate song from Tigrinya to English (or Hebrew)

I'd like to find a translation for an Israeli song sung in Tigrinya called Siyaishaya Ingoma. [more inside]
posted by alona on Nov 19, 2007 - 4 answers

Zoom Out, Literally?

Is there a name for the literary device used in this song? [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Anyone know this song?

Song Filter: All I remember from this song is the lyric in the chorus "nobody's baby, just a tom boy", from about 15 years ago, google showed me nothing, anyone?
posted by Cosine on Nov 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Well-known songs related to days/dates/calendars?

What widely-recognized lyrics could I imply in a calendar application tutorial video? I've found this previous AskMe, but I'm more interested in recognizable lyrics than titles. [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Nov 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Trixie, Trixie, My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me

Is this a real song or a product of my imagination? [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Lyrics to "Kodiak" by the Lilys?

Can anyone tell me the lyrics of the song "Kodiak (Reprise)" by the Lilys? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Oct 27, 2007 - 1 answer

What's that from filter: "Foreva eva? Foreva eva."

This quote has been driving my roommate and I crazy for over a year. It's in a song, possibly TV show or movie. Basically someone asks "forever ever" (pronounced "foreva eva") in the context of "will you love me forever?" and then responds "foreva eva." ("yes I will love you forever). We think Will Smith said it at one point but we're not at all sure. We've googled but to no avail. Any idea what this is from or who said it?
posted by bobdylanforever on Oct 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Does anyone know what Arthur Russell is singing at the beginning of "Tone Bone Kone?"

Does anyone know what Arthur Russell is singing at the beginning of "Tone Bone Kone?" I love the sound of that opening and feel a strong attachment to it but I have no idea what he is saying. [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Oct 6, 2007 - 3 answers

I'm a cyberspace commuter?

Here we go again: partial lyric, name the song. The phrase "I'm a cyberspace commuter" is repeated several times. The chorus goes something like "ooh-ooh then I see you smile, and everything's fine... Ooh-ooh then I look at the sky and I see the sun shine" [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Sep 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Help finding a song from Victorian days

Is there a real song with this lyric? "Where and how shall I earliest meet her? What are the words that she'll first say to me?" [more inside]
posted by bovious on Sep 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Another "what's this song?" question.

Another "what's this song?" question. Google-fu and music search engines failed me. Lyrics that I can remember of it are inside. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Sep 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Willie Nelson song lyrics

Lyrics to a Willie Nelson song [more inside]
posted by JayRwv on Sep 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Wherefore "big girls don't cry"?

Which movie really inspired Bob Gaudio (of the Four Seasons) to write the song "Big Girls Don't Cry"? It's not Tennessee's Partner. [more inside]
posted by bingo on Sep 9, 2007 - 2 answers

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