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Please recommend songs with sad/disturbing lyrics but a jaunty melody.

My favourite song about depression is Dog by Andy Bull. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult is another one that captures the kind of feeling I'm after. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Jul 10, 2014 - 67 answers

"when all your love is gone" song

Looking for a song containing "when all your love is gone" lyrics [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on May 31, 2014 - 15 answers

Website with English Translations for Vietnamese Songs?

I'd like to know the English translation for this specific song: Muoi Nam Tinh Cu, however if there is a good site that has a listing of classic Vietnamese songs with English translations, I'd love to know!
posted by travellingincognito on May 27, 2014 - 0 answers

What is the name of this song?

I heard a 30 second snippet of a poppy/rap/electronic song the other day, and the only lyrics I could make out were "Maybe I was Shaka Zulu and I hated the clickers." This phrase isn't pulling up the name or artist of the song on Google (there aren't any relevant results, actually). Do you recognize the tune?
posted by muirne81 on May 20, 2014 - 1 answer

Song that goes something like AABBCCDD (literally)?

I have part of a song stuck in my head. The lyrics I can remember are something that sounds like "A A, B B - CCDD, CCDD" - that is literally what is being sung, it's not the rhyme scheme. Who is the artist and what is the track called? [more inside]
posted by 35minutes on Apr 24, 2014 - 14 answers

80s New Wave Song With A Lyric Like "Knock Me Down Like Bowlin' Pin."

I have been trying to figure out artist and title of an 80's New Wave song that I have heard two or three times over the years. Kind of poppy, keyboard heavy with a female vocalist. I believe on of the lyrics is "Knock Me Down Like Bowlin' Pin," but there is always a possibility that I misheard the line. I have been searching google and yahoo and webcrawler, etc. off and on for years trying to figure this out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
posted by knirkle on Mar 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Can you translate a Pussy Riot song into English?

Looking for an English translation for Pussy Riot's "Putin Will Teach You How to Love". [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Feb 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Trying to find an alien/zombie invasion song sung by pop duo

The song was sung by I think a male and female, in a very sweet light style. I remember them as British, but I may just associate that style of pop duo with Britain. It's a pre-2000 song, I'm pretty sure. The only specific lines I remember was that the chorus contained something about "our brother and sister who we love are on the stairs" (or possibly in the attic?), and there's a reference to a meteoroid crashing nearby. It was pretty entertaining the way the light poppy sound contrasted with the apocalypse/disaster being recounted, but I only heard it the once and I've never had luck googling the fragments I remember. [more inside]
posted by tavella on Jan 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Name that tune!

It's a short song, with a female vocalist and what sounds like acoustic guitar and violin/fiddle in the background, relatively fast-paced. I can't make out all the lyrics (it's on Store Radio at work) but the bits I've been able to work out are "remember the years when you and I were young and free" and "a knock at the door, I'm going to have company". Any ideas?
posted by mornie_alantie on Dec 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Rap song on bandcamp with Vanilla Ice sample - Alright stop

Longest of long shots but does anybody recall hearing a rap/hiphop song on bandcamp with a Vanilla Ice sample? The beat may have had a bit of the "under pressure" bass line and some hand claps. About 3 times through the song they'd throw the vanilla ice sample in from "Ice Ice Baby" and right when the sample said ".....alright stop" the beat would cut out for a few seconds and then start back up.
posted by cashman on Dec 17, 2013 - 2 answers

What are the lyrics for Vlasta Popic's song, Nova?

I don't speak Croatian, but I need to find out whether the lyrics to the song "Nova" by Vlasta Popic are objectionable. If anyone can understand the song lyrics, could you tell me what the singer is singing about, and if any part of it would be offensive to little old Croatian ladies? http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Vlasta_Popi/ [more inside]
posted by Techbear on Nov 23, 2013 - 2 answers

What's this song about no fun in two wheel drive?

I heard a song today, and can't figure out what it was! The chorus was something about "No fun in two wheel drive" or "can't have a good time in two wheel drive" or SOMETHING like that. It was old school and brassy, something that might show up on a Ray Charles pandora station. It was definitely NOT a country song. Sorry I can't give any more details. Any ideas, Metafilter?
posted by Grandysaur on Aug 22, 2013 - 1 answer

The war criminal rises and speaks

Does the Okkervil River song 'The War Criminal Rises and Speaks' have references to my local ice cream shop, or am I imagining this? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Aug 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Need help identifying a song.

Posting for a friend. He remembers a song from a music video he saw on Logo many years ago back when they were still airing music videos. It's by a gay female artist, and the lyrics describe an old woman who falls down in her home and lies there for three days. There is a line about her never having noticed how beautiful the wallpaper was before. Other than that, all he remembers is that it's a beautiful song. Anyone have any ideas what it could be?
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! on Jul 28, 2013 - 0 answers

More examples of a specific type of metaphorical 'pun' in song lyrics?

I really like metaphors and I really like song lyrics. Every once in a while I run across a particular type of cleverly extended metaphor in a song lyric. I'm trying to develop this idea a bit and looking for more examples of this particular thing. I've included some explanatory examples I've found. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 22, 2013 - 17 answers

Need great songs about listening!

A friend is organising an event about protecting children from child abuse. Most cases where a child dies from abuse or is significantly harmed show a lack of professionals actually listening to the child - this event is to encourage agencies working with these children to listen more and listen better. She needs music (for background, as people are arriving and in between speakers) with a message of listening and hearing. There's lots of promising song titles out there but most are obviously about lost loves. Can anybody recommend some great songs which may fit the bill? Bonus points for songs likely to be familiar in the UK!
posted by razzman on May 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Name of this song/artist? (lyrics inside)

Does someone know the name or artist of this song? (lyrics inside) [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on Nov 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Help us find the Whoa oh song!

Help me find this song! My wife and I have been trying to find a song we keep hearing in commercials and in Football stadiums, but can't figure out what it is. The main part of the song is a chorus singing "Whoa oh, whoa oh ohhh oh, woah oh ohhh oh, woah oh". [more inside]
posted by SeeTheTurtle on Oct 30, 2012 - 13 answers

A song comparing her love to stars

Romantic song sung by female singer, with lyrics like, "Why do I need stars when I have you"? [more inside]
posted by catburger on Sep 28, 2012 - 4 answers

play it again

Identify a song from half-remembered lyrics [more inside]
posted by spork on Jul 9, 2012 - 1 answer

You are like Gibraltar in a raging storm

For the past few days I have been trying to recollect the title of the song that has the line "You are like Gibraltar in a raging storm" or something similar, in it. And I believe this is followed by the line "Are you for real? " But this could also possibly be at the end of the verses of the song. [more inside]
posted by kryptos on Jul 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Can anyone help me identify two obscured songs from vaguely remembered lyrics?

Can anyone help me identify two obscure songs from vaguely remembered lyrics? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on May 17, 2012 - 5 answers

English translation of French lyrics sung by Czech band?

What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Trying to identify a song I just heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please!

Trying to identify a song I heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please! [more inside]
posted by seesom on Jan 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Name that tune!

Any SeatSniffer fans? the band I mean! searching for a song [more inside]
posted by tar0tgr1 on Dec 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me SEE-I these lyrics

Anyone want to take a crack at deciphering the lyrics from the 2:22-2:31 mark of this song? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Nov 2, 2011 - 4 answers

I have an unknown song stuck in my head!

I'm looking for a song sung by someone with a Seether-like, raspy-sounding voice. The only lyrics I can remember are "you will never be lonely (lonesome?) again." [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Oct 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Anger is an energy: origin?

Did the phrase "Anger is an energy" originate in the 1986 song "Rise," or was the song quoting some other source?
posted by kalapierson on Oct 5, 2011 - 6 answers

And Cain rose up...

I'm looking for any and all songs about murder and murderers. [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Sep 30, 2011 - 136 answers

Help identify this song based on some half-remembered lyrics!

Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics! [more inside]
posted by e-man on Sep 21, 2011 - 9 answers

I never thought I'd be on a boat (made of money)!

Can you help me find this hip-hop song, and/or the nerdy online article that analyzed part of it? Theme: so many stacks of money that you could lay on them, like a bed [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

How CAN there be a cherry that has no stone?

Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
posted by bq on Aug 22, 2011 - 14 answers

indie/college music song filter: what song is this?!?

please help me find this song: the local college radio station just played a song, shazam jammed on me, they aren't answering the phone and the online playlists haven't been updated! [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Aug 19, 2011 - 4 answers

What snake-themed song did I hear?

On the radio I heard an old-sounding (1960s?), female-fronted pop-rock song that had the lyrics "you tremble and you shake / when he moves like a snake". What song is it?
posted by ktoad on Jul 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Who was Doofernel?

Where or what children's (tv show? classroom teaching guide?) is this song from? Lyrics inside... [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Jun 27, 2011 - 0 answers

what's that "radio on" song ?

Help me figure out what song this is. I am pretty sure it is a post-punk / new wave band, early eighties. [more inside]
posted by thetruthisjustalie on Jun 22, 2011 - 9 answers

I like tumeric.

Song ID: female vocalist, not particularly engineered, lyrics include "spice markets of Marrakesh" and "the coasts of tripoli". [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on May 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Frankly, I'd rather life were more like Lucky Charms, but whatreyougonnado.

I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 24, 2011 - 41 answers

Da dun dundun da dunnnnn...

Here's the chorus: Too "something" too far apart (?)/ somethingsomethingsomething/ The master OR capture OR rapture of the heart... That last part I imagine would be the title of the song. But yeah. That's all I got. Sorry I can't hum it for you. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on May 4, 2011 - 7 answers

help me figure out what song this is!

what song is this? synthpop-sounding, melodic and upbeat but slightly melancholic as well. from what i can remember of the chorus may have been something about "rosanna" (not TOTO!). more vague descriptors within... [more inside]
posted by austere on Apr 29, 2011 - 5 answers

I love you, but let's talk about something else

Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings the couple has for each another. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl on Apr 28, 2011 - 54 answers

One what?

When rappers say "one time for the .../two times for the ...", what are they referring to? If I'm watching a concert, what am I supposed to do? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Apr 20, 2011 - 12 answers

What are your interpretations of Broken Social Scene's "Market Fresh"?

Again moved by the shimmery beauty of Broken Social Scene's "Market Fresh", after not listening to it for a long time, I decided to look up the song lyrics. I'm interested in people's interpretation of them.. [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Mar 6, 2011 - 4 answers

song ID help

[song ID help] partial lyrics: "we can name our kids after my favourite hockey players... if you'll let me..." [more inside]
posted by cheemee on Feb 26, 2011 - 3 answers

One more hill's as far as I can go

What is this song I heard today? It's a slow folkish bluegrass song with the lines "Lately I've been moving kind of slowly, one more hill's as far as I can go" as the chorus. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Feb 6, 2011 - 8 answers

"all we got is precious time"

Searching for a song I hear on the play list at my work. Even with out the title of the song or the artist's name I can usually work my Google magic and find anything in less than a few minutes but this one is elusive. [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 on Jan 9, 2011 - 3 answers

What is Free Translator by the Books based on?

The Books have a song called "Free Translator" (YouTube link) in which the somewhat nonsensical lyrics started out as a "very well known folk song", but were passed through free web translators again and again until they became something completely different. Does anyone know/can anyone figure out what the original song was? It will be harder than it sounds. The answer does not appear to be on the internet yet...
posted by PercussivePaul on Dec 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Another "what's that song, Google failed me" question.

Another "what's that song, Google failed me" question. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Identify [drum drum drum] this song, please!

Please help me identify this song from almost no information at all. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 11, 2010 - 16 answers

The Murder of Gonzago

What songs include bits and pieces of other songs? [more inside]
posted by samsarah on Aug 5, 2010 - 97 answers

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