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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

Looking for a song with "they always will" repeated at the end.

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 - 5 answers

Parole Belle!

"Ognuno Soffre" (Everybody Hurts) lyrics? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Aug 31, 2007 - 5 answers

I need help with the name of some apparently obscure song I heard a while back...

I need help with the name of some apparently obscure song I heard a while back... [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues on Aug 29, 2007 - 10 answers

What is up with these reggae lyrics?

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 - 5 answers

A hilarious but faintly remembered celtic ballad

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 - 4 answers

What song did Paul and Storm sing about a house full of seamen?

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 - 6 answers

On the radio, the radio

Looking for a song with the refrain, "On the raa-dee-oh, the raa-de-oh." [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jul 18, 2007 - 23 answers

Help identify an awesome blues song sung by two guys.

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 - 3 answers

Do you recognize these songs?

Do you know any of these songs? Do these lyrics sound familiar? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

What is the name of this "yellow" 60s/70s song?

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 - 11 answers

Hear My Prayer

Help me find the name of this song! [more inside]
posted by wafaa on Jun 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Not the Pretenders, either

SongFilter: Sad love song, big band era. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Jun 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Townes Van Zandt's Mr. Gold and Mr. Mudd

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 - 21 answers

"All around the world" by Paul Simon

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 - 9 answers

And they're coming to the chorus now...

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 - 5 answers

Help find the title of this 80's song

Help find the title of this 80's song that's stuck in my head... [more inside]
posted by Baud on May 28, 2007 - 12 answers

What is this indie rock love song?

NamethatSongfilter: Male singer, indie rock, the general gist of the song is that he is good enough for his lovers best whiskey or alcohol, something like that.
posted by holdkris99 on May 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Old Growth Lyrics

LyricsFilter! [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Print lyrics to all (elliot smith) songs at once

Looking for a site where i can view all the lyrics of a given artist on a single page so i can print them out without having to do each individual somg one at a time. (elliott smith is the artist if it matters)
posted by holdkris99 on May 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Rise again, rise again

In the Stan Rogers song "The Mary Ellen Carter", what does "crumble into scale" mean? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on May 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Do you want to come to a party?

Blink-182_filter: In "The Party Song" from Enema of the State there is a line that goes like this : [more inside]
posted by Hugh Jorgan on May 4, 2007 - 3 answers

What would Steve Austin have listened to?

Where can I find music with a positive perspective on robots, cyborgs, and the like? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on May 1, 2007 - 33 answers

I I I Don't need your poison. I I I want to find this song.

Song lyrics filter: Help me find this song I've been unable to find for years! [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Apr 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Feel me now

Obscure 80s lyric/band search: "Feel me now" [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Apr 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Terrible memory inside..

How do you guys memorize song lyrics? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Apr 10, 2007 - 27 answers

Name That 1972 Tune

I've seen so many posts on Ask Mefi regarding long-forgotten songs that have been successfully resolved - but here's one with which I've been struggling for literally decades. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Apr 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Lesbian nostalgia easy-listening music collection

[LesbianSongLyricsFilter] There's a lesbian-feminist version of I Want To Be Seduced that refers to a woman making eyes at you while engaging you in discussion of Robin Morgan. Who sang it? [more inside]
posted by kika on Apr 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Name that tune...The "No" Song

Help me relive my childhood! When I was a kid, I loved this song, which I always called "The 'No' Song"...but what is it actually called, and who sings it? [more inside]
posted by tomatofruit on Mar 23, 2007 - 7 answers

What's the motherfucking source of these motherfucking lyrics?

In Black Snake Moan, Samuel L Jackson sings an unusual version of Stackerlee. Were those particular lyrics written for the movie, were they cobbled together out of other versions, or was he copying an earlier performance outright? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Mar 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Hoot Your Belly and Give Your Backbone Ease

What does "hoot your belly" mean? [more inside]
posted by breezeway on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Is there a way i can automate the process of adding lyrics to my mp3 tags?

Is there a way i can automate the process of adding lyrics to my mp3 tags? [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Mar 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find these lyrics

Song lyrics filter: I'm looking for song lyrics that draw attention to the stupidity of following the predetermined life path that our parents or society tells us to go on. [more inside]
posted by names are hard on Mar 4, 2007 - 39 answers

What is this abstract hip hop tune?

ObscureLyricsFilter: Help me identify this tune of the 'Backpacker Hip Hop' variety. All I can remember is it sounds like Deep Puddle Dynamics or CloudDead and has a line which sounds something like "I know how hard it is to be you, you're all magnanimous and stuff..." [more inside]
posted by Captain Najork on Feb 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me identify this song...

Last night I saw Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Scout Niblett was supporting. They sang a beatiful duet, a call and response about her love being like a pine tree, and then like a willow, and an oak etc. Anybody know this song? Thanks in advance.
posted by sann1657 on Feb 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Can anyone translate Turkish rap?

The documentary Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul introduced me to the Turkish rap music of Ceza (Bilgin Özçalkan). While I like the sound of it, I have no idea what is being said, and some of the song titles make me a bit nervous that I might be enjoying something dodgy (and exposing friends to it). Can anyone who speaks Turkish translate this? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Feb 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Does anyone know the lyrics to "Words" by Sangie Davis/ Lee Perry?

Reggae fans- Please help me figure out the complete lyrics to "Words" written by Sangie Davis and performed as a duet w/ Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Upsetters some time in the 70s. It appears on several compilations. I have looked everywhere for lyrics with no luck. I have tried to muddle through the recording- no use..... please help. It is the most beautiful, haunting song......
posted by mistsandrain on Jan 30, 2007 - 6 answers

Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics...

Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics... [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 29, 2007 - 2 answers

I do not understand this The Streets lyric

In British slang, does the word "dud" have a meaning other than failure? [more inside]
posted by hooves on Jan 28, 2007 - 23 answers

Yes, it is very country. But I'm confused.

Take this lyric and David Allen Coe it. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jan 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Tried the other place...

From where do these lyrics come? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jan 4, 2007 - 4 answers

What's the name of this song?

What is the name of the song that starts with the sound of a clock ticking? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Dec 25, 2006 - 36 answers

Dumbed Down Ditties

I was fascinated by this post about the changes made to the lyric of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" between the original and Sinatra's saccharine version. What are some other popular songs which started out with morbid or otherwise dark lyrics only to be "happied up" before hitting it big? (Not necessarily limited to Christmas Carols.)
posted by murphy slaw on Dec 22, 2006 - 29 answers

who sings this?

Who sings this? "I'm the jauggernaut bitch, I'll hit you with your own pimp"
posted by Jujee on Dec 13, 2006 - 7 answers

What is this song called?

SongFilter: I heard this song on the radio, but I don't know what it's called. It goes something like this... [more inside]
posted by zachk on Dec 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Songs TO children, but not FOR children.

Playlist filter: Songs TO children (not FOR children). I am looking for songs written to a child or children, whether in fact, or in your perception. What I am NOT looking for is children's music. NO Barney, The Wiggles, etc. Example: "Fix You" by Coldplay
posted by clh on Dec 12, 2006 - 90 answers

No lyrics like Broadway lyrics, like no lyrics I know

I'm looking for the lyrics to the song "In My Own Lifetime," from the 1970 Broadway musical, "The Rothschilds." I know lyrics sites are spotty at best, pop-up and virus havens at worst, and probably all illegal...but maybe someone even knows the lyrics? Or can give me a line or two I can search on? The title, musical name, etc, pulled up nothing useful for me. Thanks!
posted by GaelFC on Dec 8, 2006 - 6 answers

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