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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by DandyRandy
on Apr 8, 2007 -
[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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Who sings this? "I'm the jauggernaut bitch, I'll hit you with your own pimp"
posted by Jujee
on Dec 13, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Elvis Costello fans, does anyone know the name of the following song? All I can remember (very vaguely) is that it's by Elvis & that the lyrics reference a closet upstairs where it's always Christmas, or something very similar to that.
posted by jonson
on Dec 4, 2006 -
It is important that I know the lyrics to "Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat" AKA "Hey Pete, Let's Eat Mo' Meat" by Dizzie Gillespie, Buster Harding and Lynn Peterson! The mysterious line can be heard twice here
posted by Arcaz Ino
on Nov 28, 2006 -
What are the lyrics of the Metric song Police and the Private
about? Drug addiction? Prostitution? Post-9/11 security? I have listened to it 50 times and it's driving me completely nuts; I can't figure it out. The last lines seems to undo the above meanings.
posted by luriete
on Nov 23, 2006 -
Joe Jackson's The Band Wore Blue Shirts - The drummer's shoes are dirty... [more inside]
posted by hutta
on Nov 6, 2006 -