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Looking for quality Japanese songs that will improve my Japanese.

I'm looking for good Japanese songs or artists that will teach me new, useful words or phrases so that I can improve. I read articles in Japanese too, but words seem to 'stick' better when I am listening to a song and going over the kanji and hiragana at the same time. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 24, 2014 - 12 answers

Songs about the unbearable process of making music?

I'm looking for songs about the music industry -- preferably negative. [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on May 13, 2014 - 112 answers

Song lyrics re-enforce like a mantra?

I've been looking to no avail for research into the content of song lyrics re-enforcing ideas like a mantra in the mind. Does anyone know of any research into this? We learn by repetition so one would imagine the brain isn't selective. Brand re-enforcement advertising works this way so lyrical content should too?
posted by debord on Feb 26, 2014 - 2 answers

Songs about selfharm?

I'm looking for songs which mention/ can be interpreted to mention self-harm, but in which SH isn't their focus. Examples of what I'm looking for inside. They don't have to be any specific genre or mood, it's the lyrics I'm interested. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Braeburn on Oct 10, 2013 - 24 answers

Songs That Do Not Contain Rhymes

I'm looking for examples of songs that do not rhyme. [more inside]
posted by gt2 on Jul 22, 2013 - 59 answers

Looking for an old song with a chorus that starts, "Dear John..."

My Dad remembers a song he used to sing when he was a kid. The chorus, if his memory serves well, goes something like this: Dear John, I think the world of you, But I'm in love with someone new. I could marry one but I can't marry two, So farewell to you, dear John. I've included the complete song below. Anyway, I'm wondering if this was every sung by a famous or notable singer? Are there any notable recordings? Can anyone provide any more information about it? Many thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Jun 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Sorry mom.

Angry/intense/awesome/badass songs that prominently say motherfucker? [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Jun 12, 2013 - 91 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

Pop song about a girl who apologizes to nerdy high school boy?

Songfilter: I heard this pop song in a mall a couple of months ago and its memoryworming me in a particularly annoying way. The singer addresses a nerdy/geeky boy she knew in high school and essentially apologizes for the bad treatment he got from her and her popular friends. (At least in my memory its a girl singing. Could be wrong.) Seems like it should be Taylor Swift or something but googling lyrics is killing me and everyone I know is too old to ask.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Great lullabies, terrible lyrics.

A friend told me his baby was soothed quickly & consistently by Neutral Milk Hotel's "Oh Comely", despite its seemingly wildly inappropriate lyrics. What other songs have worked well as baby lullabies despite their actual meaning? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Dec 22, 2012 - 52 answers

Egyptian Arabic Song Translation Needed....Haty Bosah Ya Bet

What does this Egyptian Arabic song mean in English? Listen to the song here. Thanks! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Nov 2, 2012 - 4 answers

I need music that says, "Make a move on me already!"

Songs that say--"hey, come and get it already!" [more inside]
posted by araisingirl on Oct 30, 2012 - 44 answers

Musical spiders

My family has an ongoing joke about finding the Christmas spider. Help me find songs that mention spiders! [more inside]
posted by dorey_oh on Oct 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Wommat Mbaam!

Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Jul 26, 2012 - 2 answers

I want to listen to songs that make me cry.

Tell me about songs with lyrics that make you cry. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on May 24, 2012 - 149 answers

Songs with unreliable narrators?

Songs with unreliable narrators?
posted by Trurl on Apr 14, 2012 - 55 answers

Songs that hearken Canada.

Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Feb 28, 2012 - 44 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

Help me think of phrases that evoke youthful angst?

Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 2, 2011 - 27 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

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

Help me find this song!!

Looking for the name/artist of a song. lyrics inside! [more inside]
posted by oviedo on Jul 23, 2011 - 1 answer

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

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

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in White, da da da daaa da da da da daaa da da...

Please tell me all the versions of "Here Comes the Bride" that you know - the sillier, the better. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Dec 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Name That Song, Round 10,872

NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 29, 2010 - 8 answers

88 Lines about 44 Books? Or something like that.

I'm looking for snippets of song lyrics that reference authors, books, or reading, and I'm looking for ones that can (more or less) stand on their own outside the context of the song. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Nov 17, 2010 - 60 answers

Lost Song Flyer--"I want to hear a symphony."

This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Lost Lyrics

There was a cowgirl fair who road across the prairie; she rode side saddle and her front name was Mary. Obscure folk/children song lyrics...can you fill in the blanks? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Sep 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Surely there's more than Funkytown...

MixTapeFilter:Songs about Minnesota? Sorta previously.
posted by advicepig on Sep 18, 2010 - 35 answers

Mellow songs sung in Spanish?

What are some mellow, dreamlike songs sung in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by kylej on May 13, 2010 - 28 answers

Help Me Find Another "I Love You" Song

Ridiculously little to go on, I know, but do you know what song this is? The artist is similar sounding to The National and the main refrain is "I Love You". [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Feb 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Name that song.

There is a song I've heard on Pandora that is clever and funny and about cybersex. One attribute I recall is that the singer (male) rhymes something with the lyrics, "semicolon parenthesis." [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Dec 14, 2009 - 11 answers

The fish part, I'm sure of.

Argh! Please help me figure out this song fragment stuck in my head based on a clue or two. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

What songs do you know about St. Louis?

What songs are about St. Louis? Is there a list somewhere? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 18, 2009 - 18 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Covered in Rain

I want to Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain. Or more accurately, make a CD mix of rain songs. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Feb 1, 2008 - 61 answers

Songs with words spelled out in the lyrics?

I'm writing a puzzle for an online game, and trying to think of songs in which the lyrics include words being spelled out... [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on Aug 7, 2006 - 83 answers

The [Title] bone's connected to the [Lyrics] bone...

MySQL/PHPmyAdmin for a band: How do I easily create a repository of lyrics that can be brought in for multiple albums? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Jul 17, 2006 - 8 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

Things that make Danny Elfman & Co. want to dance

Songs that prominently feature insects, spiders, or other terrestrial arthropods in the lyrics, but do not mention them in the title (thereby escaping my searches). [more inside]
posted by Eothele on Mar 18, 2006 - 39 answers

Marching chant

Song with marching lyrics, "Left, Left, Left Right Left" [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Nov 22, 2005 - 19 answers

The Cheese Song

Has anyone heard this (incredibly strange) song before? (Lyrics only.) [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Nov 17, 2005 - 9 answers

Misunderstood Song Lyrics

I'm compiling a list of misunderstood song lyrics as a gift for a friend who has an obsession with, well, misunderstood song lyrics. [...] [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 28, 2005 - 63 answers

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