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Song lyrics search--Humdrum Blues, unknown female singer

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 - 6 answers

I need help remembering a song...

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 - 10 answers

Make you glad to see me!

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 - 13 answers

Help me with poetic devices....

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 - 8 answers

What did the Pearl Beer "waterfall billboard" in Dallas say in 1996?

What did the old Pearl Beer "waterfall billboard" on I-35 in Dallas say in 1996? Am I crazy in thinking that the lyrics in the chorus of the Butthole Surfers song "Pepper" made direct reference to the text of the sign? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Mar 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Lyrics with meaning

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 - 7 answers

Name this tune...

What is the name of this song we used to sing in music class? [more inside]
posted by aquariangirl06 on Mar 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Please help me find a country music song

I'm looking for a specific country music song that I don't know where I heard. [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Feb 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Name that (Danish) tune!

[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 - 5 answers

Mama's Got a Double Entendre

What modern song lyrics contain the best -- the cleverest, filthiest, most sustained -- sexual innuendo? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Feb 5, 2009 - 90 answers

Carrot on a stick

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 - 16 answers

Identifying Incorrect iTunes Lyrics

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 - 1 answer

Where does this phrase come from?

What is the first usage in a song of "wave your hands in the air, like you [just] don't care"? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jan 19, 2009 - 10 answers

The Green on "green"

JayZFilter: In the beginning of "Roc Boys," exactly what do the boys in blue put before the badge? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Jan 14, 2009 - 15 answers

What is "sulphur preparation"?

What in the world is Bruce Willis singing about in "Coming Right Up"? Sulfur preparation?? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jan 6, 2009 - 4 answers

What is this song called?

Is there a hit song out now that has the lyrics "Give me one more chance?" [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Dec 28, 2008 - 11 answers

What's it called what Poe does?

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 - 8 answers


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 - 11 answers

"I got a call last night from Washington (the president)"

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 - 7 answers

Music Suggestion Thread Go: Multiple Simultaneous Vocals

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 - 57 answers

He did release it as "Fink" after all

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 - 9 answers

The Manul Song

Russian-speaking mefites, could you please help me with the lyrics to this Manul (aka Pallas Cat) Song? [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Dec 19, 2008 - 3 answers

We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine, and the machine is bleeding to death..

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 - 79 answers

Who is the gentleman from Rome?

What does this lyric from Irving Berlin's song "Sisters" mean? [more inside]
posted by lore on Nov 27, 2008 - 7 answers


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 - 144 answers

Second line's Dancing away

What's the song that has the lyric "The second line's dancing away"?
posted by Ollie on Oct 9, 2008 - 4 answers

"Donna Lee" lyrics, please.

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 - 3 answers

Mystery super-chill song ID

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 - 5 answers

Help me remember the name of this song.

Help me remember the name of this song. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Sep 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Pigeons and Cookies and Trash

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 - 11 answers

Where can I find the lyrics to Everything is Borrowed by The Streets

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 - 4 answers

Citizens of Glendale: Do not worry. He is dead.

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 - 3 answers

Where can I find complete lyrics to Mahalia Jackson song?

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 - 2 answers

Looking for songs describing mappable journeys

I am looking for songs that describe a mappable journey (ideally together with the map). For example here is a map of the destinations mentioned in "Route 66" and here is the wild journey described at the end of Tom Waits' "Don't Go into that Barn!".
posted by rongorongo on Aug 8, 2008 - 20 answers

This song is stuck to me like glue.

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 - 8 answers

Looking for a song that is probably not about beef trucks.

I’m looking for a song I heard a few years ago. It was some kind of techno song, and I remember a spoken line that sounded awfully like "My name is Benny the killer fuck beef truck." I have a feeling those aren’t the actual lyrics. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Orange you gonna find a rhyme for that?

Help me find songs that use THE SAME WORD to make a "rhyme". [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 20, 2008 - 66 answers

What song lyrics define wordless emotions?

Where the streets have no name. A horse with no name. What I really want to say, I can't define. What other songs try to evoke the wordless and undefinable?
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 17, 2008 - 25 answers

Google's no good when there's only 2 words and you can't remember any

I've got a silly song stuck in my head. It's only got two proper words and I can't remember either of them [more inside]
posted by handybitesize on Jul 7, 2008 - 9 answers

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

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