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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What is Mayra Andrade singing so beautifully about in Dimokránsa (language: Cape Verdean Creole)? [more inside]
posted by rom1
on Dec 1, 2007 -
Song Lyrics Filter: Help me name the Title/Artist of the song with these lyrics [more inside]
posted by unceman
on Nov 29, 2007 -
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 -
What are the lyrics to the song "Brown Water" by the band 'Harvey Milk'?
posted by geos
on Nov 22, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I'm trying to find a song where, at least near the end, "they always will" was repeated often (at the end of every other line, I think). I've heard it a few times but have never been able to catch more of the lyrics, which seem somewhat indistinct. It's an upbeat rock song, perhaps leaning a bit towards pop, male singer. It sounds like it could be from the 80s. [more inside]
posted by 6550
on Sep 7, 2007 -
Question for Reggae fans, Rastafarians, or Jamaicans. What do the lyrics to Dr. Alimantado's "Johnny Was A Baker" mean? [more inside]
posted by agropyron
on Jul 31, 2007 -
I'm looking for a song with little to go on: I'm nearly (but not entirely) certain it was sung by Andy Stewart; it's basically a humorous ballad (in the story-telling sense) which ends up with the protagonist making a hasty exit from town, quite possibly chased by men with swords, quite possibly pulling his pants up as he goes, with a genius lyric in there somewhere on the important of learning discretion as the better part of valor.
posted by Wolfdog
on Jul 23, 2007 -
A few months ago, I saw Paul and Storm
in concert, opening for Jonathan Coulton. They sang a song about a pirate captain who brings his whole crew home, and his wife's dismay at discovering-- you guessed it-- seamen all over the house.
The song isn't on either of their albums, and there's no mention of it on their site, so I don't even know if it's originally theirs or a cover. Google reveals message board posts from people who have heard them sing it, but nothing more conclusive. Please help me track down this song!
posted by Faint of Butt
on Jul 20, 2007 -
Help identify an awesome blues song sung by two guys. It is performed by two men, the harmony resembles Taj Mahal's Queen Bee (and he may be one of the performers, but I couldn't identify the song by looking at his discography). I remember some of the lyrics... [more inside]
posted by andreinla
on Jun 28, 2007 -
StonerMusicFilter: Please help me find the name of a 60s/70s song that has the line (I think) "shade of yellow". [more inside]
posted by solongxenon
on Jun 24, 2007 -
Card players, I'd appreciate some help in dissecting a song about poker called Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud by Townes Van Zandt. [more inside]
posted by dios
on Jun 15, 2007 -
I was wondering if anyone knew what the song "All around the world"
by paul simon is about . . . Particularly the line "Ever since the watermelon" confuses me, so please let me know your interpretations!
posted by klik99
on Jun 11, 2007 -
DissectingArtFilter: I'd like to start to understand how certain (in my eyes, fantastic) lyrics are devised. Specifically, Stephen Malkmus's lyrics, as a part of Pavement. For instance, Gold Soundz
. I can pick out some slant rhymes, and certain other techniques but can't figure out how they work in the context of the entire piece. I know that melody plays a huge role in making the song what it is, but sort of focusing on the lyrics part - any words of wisdom. (and yes, I'm possibly writing lyrics for my band at some point)
posted by tmcw
on Jun 10, 2007 -