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The Decemberists – The Legionnaire's Lament Lyrics 8 years ago
ok a couple things

1. repreive does not mean "depressed or missing your girl (or your joi de vivre...) it means temporary relief from danger or pain. he's been fighting in this foreign war for years and his final relief from the fray comes only just preceding death. ironic, eh?
2. everyone, good work on defining bagatelle. too bad it's not what he's saying. a baguette is a loaf of what we americans generally know as french bread, thus a small bakery primarily making this sort of bread are known as "baguettelles." so "sidewalk baguettelles" just kind of parallels the line about the "lolling cafe bars."
3. the root of fecundity is fecund, not fecundit. it means creative power. intellectual productivity. he misses the culture and civilization of paris.

however, good call on the camel sopwith, i didn't catch that one. or the grave of the unknown soldier, good thinking.

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Jawbreaker – Sluttering (May 4th) Lyrics 8 years ago
"this is the sip that's drinking back to you"

referring to the wedding tradition of linking arms and taking a sip of champagne?

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Tom Waits – Don't Go Into That Barn Lyrics 9 years ago
Sorry, the "moon" thing was a typo and I fixed it. Thanks. But it's definitely "how'd I know," That's what it says in the insert anyway.

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Minus the Bear – Hey! Is That a Ninja Up There? Lyrics 9 years ago
mtb makes me wish i lived in sf.

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Minus the Bear – Lemurs, Man, Lemurs Lyrics 9 years ago
he is calling her a lemur?

hahahaha. Fuck. I didn't think anyone actually took mtb titles seriously...

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Minus the Bear – Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse Lyrics 9 years ago
the "drink alone" line isn't about being lonely because he says "LET'S get a bottle". The two of them are drinking alone. fishing the sky hit the nailon the head.

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Copeland – Choose the One Who Loves You More Lyrics 9 years ago
it sounds like the guy from the velvet teen, sosound, but it's too low for anything i've heard him sing...

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Make Believe – Temping as a Shaman Lyrics 9 years ago
actually, i just listened to the song again, and he actually says "waiting only to betray my own momentum" which makes even more sense.

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Make Believe – Temping as a Shaman Lyrics 9 years ago
brilliant band. see them live. tim kinsella is absolutely insane. Such talented guys. The drummer actually plays the keyboard while drumming during this song. Anyway, this song seems to be about growing up with such confidence in your abilities instilled in you by the compliments of the adults around you that you don't apply yourself to your full potential.

i.e. "you really could've been as good kid, as you were before anyone ever told you that you were any good." Pretty much sums it up, I think. And "waiting only to betray my own monument." The monument being the image of him his parents/teachers have created that he won't live up to.

Or maybe I'm just projecting my own life on the song...

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Shellac – A Prayer To God Lyrics 9 years ago
oh and not to be picky, but you forgot the "amen" at the end.

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Shellac – A Prayer To God Lyrics 9 years ago
this song is fucking intense. that's the only way i can describe it. i can only listen to it so often. it's amazing though.

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Pig Destroyer – scatology homework Lyrics 9 years ago
obsession with the scottish?

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Modest Mouse – Float On Lyrics 10 years ago
Ok check it out:

Fuck every single one of you wanna-be pretentious indie rock peices of shit who are crying because you lost scene points because a band you like is popular now. Maybe if you'd quit worrying about how obscure your vinyl collection is and grow up for 5 minutes, you could be happy that one of your favorite bands is finally making a living, being successful doing what they love.

If you don't like the new record, that's one thing, but if you're pissed because the "jocks" at your high school suddenly have modest mouse shirts, and you don't look cool and original with yours anymore, shut up. Ever stop and think that intententionally avoiding trends is just as bad as following them? You're still letting pop culture dictate your life and tastes, just in reverse.

That said, I like this song and this album. Yeah I've listened to MM for 4 years or so. Do I give a fuck that they're on MTV and the radio? Hell no. Good for them. Seriously.

So, in conclusion: drop the elitist bullshit. Nobody's impressed.

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Love – Alone again or Lyrics 10 years ago
these song in bottlerocket is probably one of the greatest scenes ever filmed. Exaggeration maybe, but it's still good.

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Every Time I Die – Ebolarama Lyrics 10 years ago
Yeah I think it's basically about going to bars (neon lights), partying, getting drunk, and one night stands and how fun it is but incredibly lonely at the same time. I think the references to pigs and swine are referring to unattractive women that become more attractive in the presence of alcohol, dim lights, and lonliness.

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Sufjan Stevens – Vito's Ordination Song Lyrics 10 years ago
I think pemberley tea got it dead on. I love that Sufjan can write songs about his faith without sounding preachy so that even non-christians like myself can appreciate their beauty of the song without feeling like they're sitting through a sermon, like so many other christian musicians :)

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Sufjan Stevens – That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! Lyrics 10 years ago
The whole series of christmas albums is fucking beautiful. I wish we could listen to this at work instead of the christmas bullshit on the radio.

That said, I think this song is pretty clear. His family had a big fight on christmas day, his father burned their gifts and his sister ran away from home. "in time the snow will rise" is about just looking forward to spring and knowing that every family has problems and they'll be ok. From hearing him talk about his childhood at the show, it sounded like he had a pretty good family life, so I don't get the impression that this christmas was typical. Especially the exclamation point in the title, it gives the impression that they can look back on it and laugh about it.

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Tom Waits – Cold Water Lyrics 10 years ago
thats the first verse i think, but overall the song is about being homeless.

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Starlight Mints – Blinded By You Lyrics 10 years ago
right so they can get about 10% of that $14 you spend. download their songs then go see them live and buy a shirt or something. if you really want to support them, that is.

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Troubled Hubble – Where Racoons Don't Live Lyrics 10 years ago
it's "Bleeding pig heart," not pink.

Awesome song though. What a fun band.

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Saves the Day – Take Our Cars Now! Lyrics 10 years ago
in regards to the "scars" line, remember that chris has (or had) a pretty bad acne problem. I can tell you first hand, that's definitely enough to keep you home at night out of embarrassment.

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Rod Stewart – Downtown Train Lyrics 10 years ago
fucking hack. don't cover tom waits if you can't pull it off and no one can. NO ONE.

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Tom Waits – Pony Lyrics 10 years ago
look kid, put the tom waits away until you do some growing up. You're clearly not mature enough at 15 to appreciate one of the greatest musical genius's of our time. Go back to your taking back sunday and the used or whatever you listen to until you realize it's boring and trite, then give Tom another try. You might be surprised what you find.

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Sufjan Stevens – Romulus Lyrics 10 years ago
it always bugs me when reviewers mention this song as being about "being ashamed of a girl." It's clearly about his (or someone's) absent and seemingly disinterested mother. The verse about the vcr absolutely kills me every time. "We watched it all night, but grew up in spite of it."

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The Faint – Agenda Suicide Lyrics 10 years ago
does the video remind anyone else of the movie Jacob's Ladder at all? The rhino heads part is the only thing, I think.

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The Faint – Worked Up So Sexual Lyrics 10 years ago
great song. I'm gonna be doing an acoustic cover of this song at an upcoming show, haha, should be interesting.

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Don Caballero – Slice Where You Live Like Pie Lyrics 10 years ago
hahaha, these lyrics are great. thank you, emo kid.

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Converge – The Saddest Day Lyrics 10 years ago
hahaha, yeah, if the fuckers in tbs can play this song (or any converge song), I will give you $100, kydd. Because they can't. Ever. oh no, you are teh faget.

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The Bronx – Heart Attack American Lyrics 10 years ago
I interpret it as being about his parents. Mother or father, it's not really specific. He doesn't want to grow up to be like them, and is tired of constantly living in their shadow (or lack thereof). Also about moving out, getting away and creating your own life, "let's go walk out the door", "broken branch on the family tree". Definitely about parents. Very teen angsty, but avoids being juvenile about it. Impressive as fuckin hell. If you haven't seen this band live, go do it RIGHT NOW.

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The Black Heart Procession – Your Church Is Red Lyrics 10 years ago
You'd be suprised how many songs are fictional. In my experience, if songs draw too much on personal experience, they start to rely too much on listeners liking it because they can "relate to it so much". Which is how you end up with Dashboard Confessional. I'm getting off subject, though. Awesome song, but I'm not sure about it being about killing someone.

I see more religious symbolism in the song, referring to the church (duh) being red. I think it's about how so much of religion is based on hate, rather than the love it's supposed to be. (see the website www.godhatesfags.com)

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Saves the Day – Rocks Tonic Juice Magic Lyrics 10 years ago
Oh geez, how I miss this Saves the Day. First song of theirs I ever heard about 4 years ago. Man, those were the days... back before SWYA. Y'all are makin me nostalgic.

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Saves the Day – Driving In The Dark Lyrics 10 years ago
This is the only song from in reverie i can stand. God, through being cool was soooo good, why have they gone downhill so much? SWYA was ok at best, but most of this album is just pathetic. Cmon guys. Don't do this to me.

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Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team) Lyrics 10 years ago
SHITTTTTTY

hoo ha, call me an asshole, but this band sucks. Their lyrics aren't clever, their music isn't good, they're putting one more bullet in the chest of that old beast that was rock n roll.

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Dashboard Confessional – Hands Down Lyrics 10 years ago
Here's my problem with Chris Carabba. Not that any of you care. I have a problem with music whose sole appeal is that "you can relate to it". (See nearly 75% of the comments on his songs) Seriously, anybody can write a cliche song about a universal human emotion and OF COURSE people can relate to it. That is what Chris Carraba's entire career is built upon. That doesn't make it good music. There's absolutely nothing creative or interesting or even technically impressive about this song. Or any of his songs. It's all based on being able to relate to the emotion conveyed. THAT is what makes it emo. THAT is what makes emo shitty. There's plenty of music with emotionally based lyrical content (practically all music), but it has to have something ELSE going on to make it worthwhile. Chris Carabba will leave absolutely no impression whatsoever on the world of music. And meanwhile, musicians that actually matter (june of 44, Rumah Sakit, Sufjan Stevens, Botch, Greg Weeks, The Microphones, to name a few), are virtually overlooked. Dashboard Confessional is what's wrong with music today. I know everyone has different tastes, but seriously... how is this guy famous?

Don't bother replying to this and telling me what an asshole I am and asking why I spent so much time writing a post about a guy I hate, or telling me to fuck off, cause I don't care, and I probably won't ever look back here again. Just think about what I've said.

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Sufjan Stevens – Sister Lyrics 10 years ago
This is probably my least favorite Sufjan Stevens song, until the end when he starts singing. Then it's completely beautiful. I just hate that melody on the electric guitar. I dunno why, it just bugs me.

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Franz Ferdinand – Michael Lyrics 10 years ago
HAHAHAHA
Hilarious, Kilo.

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Franz Ferdinand – Auf Achse Lyrics 10 years ago
Man on tv, you fucking retard. The website is called SONGMEANINGS and has space for comments so that people can discuss the MEANINGS behind songs.

As to the title, babelfish says it means "on axle". Whatever the hell that means.

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Iron & Wine – Fever Dream Lyrics 10 years ago
I could be wrong (my booklet is out in my car) but I always thought it was "or maybe assurance tomorrow will come"

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Iron & Wine – Fever Dream Lyrics 10 years ago
I could be wrong (my booklet is out in my car) but I thought it was "or maybe assurance tomorrow will come"

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Iron & Wine – Naked as We Came Lyrics 10 years ago
I've always thought of this song as about knowing you're going to be with one person until you die, and knowing that whichever of you dies first, the other will take care of you and "spread our ashes round the yard",.

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Botch – Japam Lyrics 10 years ago
I'm not seeing where you got the whole "lab causes a fire, parents save drugs, let kids die" thing.

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Botch – O Fortuna Lyrics 10 years ago
yeah, i think the lyrics go back to the 13th century or so. and this song has been used in a million movies, you can't just say it's "from excalibur". I'm gonna have to agree with bloodrunsblack.

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Modest Mouse – Blame It on the Tetons Lyrics 10 years ago
Fuck anyone who calls modest mouse sell outs for having a popular cd. So what if they're on MTV? They fucking deserve it. The whole concept of "selling out" is bullshit. If a band has worked their ass off for ten years like MM has, and made some absolutely incredible music doing it, they deserve every fucking red cent they can get, and then some. I'm sick of people who want bands to spend their lives producing music, but then get pissed off and call them sellouts if they ever make any money at it.

OK... now that I got that out of the way- I don't like this song at all. And I don't think I'm contradicting myself here. It's just not a good song. Boring and kind of annoying vocal melody, barely anything interesting lyrically or musically. But the rest of the album is phenomenal, which is why I remain completely happy for MM and their MUCH OVERDUE success.

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Pinback – Penelope Lyrics 10 years ago
I seem to remember some discussion on here about what he meant by "dropsy". Just thought I'd let you know dropsy is a disease common among goldfish. And no, just because he's using an extended metaphor doesn't mean he was "on shrooms". It's just creative writing.

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Cap'n Jazz – Ooh Do I Love You Lyrics 10 years ago
so tim sang but mike wrote the lyrics (and played drums, of course)? is that correct?

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Jawbreaker – Boxcar Lyrics 10 years ago
Yeah, comparing the ataris to jawbreaker is just plain silly. and stupid. and ridiculous. cmon, don't insult jawbreaker. The Ataris write generic pop-punk overlaid with tired cliches for lyrics. seriously.

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Jawbreaker – I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both Lyrics 10 years ago
i also get the impression that she is pregnant, from the "starting to show" line and "boy or girl" and him trying to convince himself he loves her enough to stay with her, even though he knows it won't work out.

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Slipknot – Pulse of the Maggots Lyrics 10 years ago
Good lyrics don't sell. This band does. This band is processed shit. IF you listen to this, do yourself a favor: buy a fucking shirt that fits, buy some fucking pants that one leg wouldn't double as a skirt, and listen to some real fucking metal. Converge, anyone? Seriously. I'm so fucking sick of this nu-metal bullshit, and all these retarded kids eating the shit up like it's caviar.

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Sean Na Na – The Princess And The Pony Lyrics 11 years ago
Ok, I made some corrections. Yeah, I did a pretty bad job with that... thanks for clearing it up for me. Also, i'm almost positive he's saying "low pressure hell". I fixed most of the errors, but they're not showing up... i'm guessing it'll just take a little bit.

as for what the song means, the beginning makes me think of an accidental overdose, reminicient of nick drake almost, and his thoughts as he's dying, or maybe just falling asleep, thinking he's dying.

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Death Cab for Cutie – Why You'd Want to Live Here Lyrics 11 years ago
i'm just going off what ben gibbard said in an interview.

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