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"When my ship comes in"?

The 1983 Billy Joel song "Uptown Girl" has the line "But maybe someday when my ship comes in / she'll understand what kind of guy I am / and then I'll win." It just occurred to me that, though I'm in my thirties, I don't think I've ever heard the expression "when my ship comes in" used by anyone but Billy Joel. Has this ever been a commonly-used expression? If so, does anyone still use it? And what the heck does it even mean? I mean, I can tell what it figuratively means, from the context. But what is the connection between a ship arriving and someone becoming successful?
posted by Mechitar on Jun 18, 2013 - 48 answers

Can you find this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Comic?

Trying to find a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal where the character menacingly quotes lyrics from a Train song (IIRC, Drops of Jupiter).
posted by drezdn on Dec 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Meaning of car terms in a song lyric

Help with car terms in Steve Earle song "Sweet Little '66," please? [more inside]
posted by jfwlucy on Dec 12, 2012 - 17 answers

shrink it, shrink it, shrink it like a polaroid picture

"[Blank] It" song lyrics? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Aug 13, 2012 - 19 answers

I want to understand these Spanish lyrics

Can someone who speaks Spanish tell me what this song means? [more inside]
posted by Eradicator! on Jul 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Song that may or may not be titled "Novocaine"

Need the artist and song name of a song from Animal Planet's "American Stuffers" that has lyrics talking about "Novocaine" and is sung by a Carrie Underwood-type woman! Gah! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Apr 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Name that Song! Again.

[Song Filter] The roommate I had in college during the 2000-2001 year listened to this song that I liked a lot but of course I do not know the name of it, who sang it, or fully remember much of the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Dec 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Nuring the Satan Oar of a Mass of Branches?

What are they lyrics to the song "Moments Before Sleep" by Blue Roses? [MySpace warning] [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Oct 31, 2011 - 0 answers

Song to be read (not sung) at a wedding?

Looking for recommendations for a song to be read (not sung) at a wedding. [more inside]
posted by marginaliana on May 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Do you know this song?

Song lyrics filter: help me remember this song from my childhood! "The sun is up, the sun is shining bright, it fades away the moon and the stars of night." Then something about birds and butterflies? Google failed me. Can you tell me how the song goes on?
posted by phisbe on Feb 16, 2011 - 2 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

'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy

Very important question. Can we work together to figure out the actual lyrics to "Sailing to Nowhere" by Broken Bells? [more inside]
posted by theredpen on Jul 3, 2010 - 9 answers

sounds like something something darin...?

German music filter: can you make out what this kid is singing? [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Mar 4, 2010 - 18 answers

How to cite/credit copyrighted song lyrics in Creative Commons-licensed fiction

How do I properly credit popular (presumably copyrighted) popular music when quoting lyrics in the context of original fiction being released under Creative Commons? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Feb 7, 2010 - 5 answers

English translation of French lyrics

English translation of French lyrics: Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour by Os Mutantes [more inside]
posted by onemorething on Apr 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Song lyric: "No deposit, no return"

Remembered song lyric: "No deposit, no return." What song? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Apr 1, 2008 - 16 answers

Longer than these great walls of China?

Can you help me identify this song? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Jun 7, 2006 - 7 answers

You can call me Betty?

Any Paul Simon fans out there? What does he mean when he says "Call me Al?" [more inside]
posted by ohio on Feb 24, 2006 - 22 answers

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