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Soundgarden – Spoonman Lyrics 2 years ago

this comment was from twelve years ago. auto-correct didn't even exist yet.

Atmosphere – Sound Is Vibration Lyrics 8 years ago
"leave your body resting moored"

should be "leave your body resting in Moorhead"

Buckcherry – Crazy Bitch Lyrics 12 years ago
I think this is the worst song I've ever heard.

Clann Zú – You're Listening to a Dead Man Speak Lyrics 13 years ago
imo, feeling devastated after a failed relationship that he felt bad about in the first place.

excellent song, one of the best on rua.

The Smashing Pumpkins – Bye June Lyrics 13 years ago
this song always reminds me of my aunt june who died somewhat recently. it makes me somewhat sad and then somewhat happy at the same time.

the lyrics oddly fit.

Radiohead – Morning Bell Lyrics 13 years ago
"I was told the part about "Cut the kids in half" is a direct quotation from the Bible. Moses (maybe someone else?) gets approached by 2 prostitutes claiming they're both carrying his children. He tells them to "cut the kids in half"."

i think it was a little different than that.

it was more like king solomon was a judge as well as a king. two women came to him fighting over possession of a baby that one woman claimed the other stole from her. to solve it, king solomon told a guard to take a sword and cut the baby in half. the false mother agreed, but the real mother was all "no no don't do it, give it to her if that's what you'll do", and that's how king solomon knew who the real mother was.

i'm not sure if that line is any reference to that, however.

Radiohead – Life in a Glasshouse Lyrics 13 years ago
this might be my favorite radiohead song.

Dredg – The Tanbark Is Hot Lava Lyrics 13 years ago
the title refers to the game we all played as a kid in the supermarket where you tried to stay on the certain color tile and all the other tiles were hot lava.

Deftones – Bloody Cape Lyrics 13 years ago
chino screaming "god help me" at the end is so haunting. i agree with the drowning man comparison.

Deftones – Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) Lyrics 13 years ago
i saw this song live last night and i just about died.

Dredg – Stone by Stone Lyrics 13 years ago
whoa, northernlights. you just commented tonight about seeing the song live. i just saw it live tonight. i take it you were at the fargo show.

Clann Zú – Words for Snow Lyrics 13 years ago
"It is like a lot of the songs I write about, an emigrant song. It is about the desperation and loneliness that goes with moving countries and leaving your loved ones behind. The madness that is associated with isolation. It is one of my favorite Clann Zú songs to sing."

--Declan de Barra

Clann Zú – From Bethlehem To Jenin Lyrics 13 years ago
I think it's about the state of humanity and it's hateful, war-mongering attitude that is present everywhere, from Bethlehem to Jenin, New York to Dublin.

Clann Zú – One Bedroom Apartment Lyrics 13 years ago
one of the most emotional songs i've ever heard... listening to this song can drain you.

i love it.

Screaming Trees – Closer Lyrics 13 years ago
"Bring us closer to the fire
This world can't take us any higher"

reminds me of The Doors...

Soundgarden – Limo Wreck Lyrics 13 years ago
I think I have something to add.

"Swallowing rivers, belongs to the sea"

I think this refers to humans trying to play God. It's the job of the sea to swallow up rivers, not human interference and interaction.

"Blowing the pieces, belong to the wind"

I always thought it was "blowing *to* pieces". As in something being blown to pieces by gunfire. It's the job of the wind to blow things to pieces, not human war over meaningless things.

The Smashing Pumpkins – Methusela Lyrics 13 years ago
yeah, he lived like 969 years or something like that.

Blind Melon – New Life Lyrics 13 years ago
that makes a lot of sense, actually.

he hopes her birth will turn his life around.

Blind Melon – Frosting A Cake Lyrics 13 years ago
what is this song from?

Soundgarden – New Damage Lyrics 13 years ago
Limo Wreck pt. one?

Screaming Trees – Winter Song Lyrics 13 years ago
having a hardened heart?

i don't know, but i love this song.

Alice in Chains – Right Turn Lyrics 13 years ago
perfect vocals... one of my favorite alice songs.

7 Year Bitch – Hip Like Junk Lyrics 13 years ago
this song is really catchy. i like it.

too bad almost no one comments on this band.

Soundgarden – Spoonman Lyrics 13 years ago
i don't know what's worse, everyone thinking it's about heroin, or everyone spelling it as "heroine".

Soundgarden – Burden in My Hand Lyrics 13 years ago
here's my take on it... i always thought of the song as about drinking.

"Follow me into the desert
As thirsty as you are
Crack a smile and cut your mouth
And drown in alcohol"

you wouldn't go into a desert if you were really thirsty. to me, this is a person who chooses to deal with his problems with alcohol, even though it won't solve anything.

"Cause down below the truth is lying
Beneath the riverbed
So quench yourself and drink the water
That flows below her head"

deception. thinking it won't harm you.

"Oh no there she goes
Out in the sunshine the sun is mine"

another life problem, likely a relationship.

"I shot my love today would you cry for me
I lost my head again would you lie for me
I left her in the sand just a burden in my hand
I lost my head again would you cry for me"

sort of a "i messed up again" thing. maybe the character is talking to the alcohol itself.

"Close your eyes and bow your head
I need a little sympathy
Cause fear is strong and love's for everyone
Who isn't me"

feelings of inferiority?

"So kill your health and kill yourself
And kill everything you love
And if you live you can fall to pieces
And suffer with my ghost"

sort of a dark sarcastic few lines... drink yourself to your end... and if you don't die, you're screwed anyways.

"Just a burden in my hand
Just another anchor on my heart
Just a tumor in my head
And I'm in the dark"

underestimating the problem. sorta like in monty python in the holy grail... "it's only a flesh wound!"

"The moon is glued to a picture of heaven
And all the little pigs have gone"

things aren't what they looked like from far away now that you've experienced them up close. little pigs have gone? the fairy tale is over?

of course, i could be completely wrong, but that's the beauty of songs like these.

Mudhoney – Good Enough Lyrics 13 years ago
i think you are right.

Screaming Trees – Alice Said Lyrics 13 years ago
one of my favorite trees songs... but i have no idea what it's about.

Mudhoney – Run Shithead Run Lyrics 13 years ago
from the March to Fuzz booklet:

"They sent us a clip from the movie With Honors of some jock running through the snow with EMF's hit "Unbelievable" scoring the action. They said they were looking for an upbeat song like that for this part of the film. We told them that we had a bitchin' little instrumental that might work. They insisted on a song with words. So, I put some words on it and we sent down both versions, figuring they'd have to choose the instrumental. They didn't. This was the last Hollywood soundtrack offer we got."

Soundgarden – My Wave Lyrics 13 years ago
if i were to paraphrase this song into one sentence, it would be something like "i don't care what you do, just leave me alone."

Soundgarden – Into the Void (Sealth) Lyrics 13 years ago
I really like this speech.

and the song.

Alice in Chains – Frogs Lyrics 13 years ago
i've always thought this song was about a relationship gone bad (whether it be opposite sex or not).

Alice in Chains – The Killer Is Me Lyrics 13 years ago
if you take this song from layne's point of view, i think it's him acknowledging that he's at fault for his state and the worsening condition of it.

at the end of the song comes regret, wishing he could start over.

Soundgarden – Fell on Black Days Lyrics 13 years ago
to me, this song has the same sorta basic theme as another song on superunknown, "the day i tried to live".

Mudhoney – Bill Nye the Science Guy Theme Lyrics 13 years ago
mudhoney did this song? this changes my entire life. everything.

i knew there was something unexplainable about the awesomeness of bill nye the science guy... mudhoney!

my life is complete.

Mad Season – Long Gone Day Lyrics 13 years ago
I love everything about this song.

The Smashing Pumpkins – Rocket Lyrics 13 years ago
that can't be true, because siamese dream was released before cobain died.

Soundgarden – The Day I Tried to Live Lyrics 13 years ago
"Martyers, those willing to die for a cause, would stretch upward to try to save him, thus, becomming a martyer by dying to save his life."

i always thought "let the martyrs stretch" referred to martyrs being tortured (stretch rack thing?) and him not caring/wanting/able to do anything about it.

Soundgarden – Head Down Lyrics 13 years ago
I agree with Lepra Messias' view on this.

Soundgarden – Boot Camp Lyrics 13 years ago
feelings of not wanting to conform to the world, wanting to get away from it all, longing for change... seems pretty straightforward to me. i love this song.

Soundgarden – Applebite Lyrics 13 years ago
i think the posters so far have it down pretty good.

i've found this is a great song to listen to while driving late at night, in a city. try it.

Soundgarden – Ty Cobb Lyrics 13 years ago
perfect title for the song.

Soundgarden – Pretty Noose Lyrics 13 years ago
definitely seems like being on the receiving end of a controlling, one-sided, bad relationship.

Alice in Chains – Junkhead Lyrics 13 years ago
one of my favorites from AiC... very dark sarcastic song about drug use, indeed.

Alice in Chains – Put You Down Lyrics 13 years ago
to me, seems to me like it's about a bad habit, one that's personified as a girl.

it could be a girl, too.

Blind Melon – Change Lyrics 13 years ago
this song is amazing. i think it just might be my favorite blind melon song.

Screaming Trees – Traveler Lyrics 13 years ago
I love this song. I think it's pretty straight-forward, too.

Pearl Jam – Green Disease Lyrics 14 years ago
I think the song is pretty straight-forward.

Pearl Jam – Pilate Lyrics 14 years ago
"Apparently bassist Ament wrote the song after hearing a legend about how Pilate sat on a hill with his dog after Christ died, wishing he had finished his last conversation with him. The picture in the sleeve below the lyrics is of Ament standing on top of a snow-covered mountain, hands raised, looking up to the sky with an expression of wonder. Interesting...."

Pearl Jam – Given to Fly Lyrics 14 years ago
on the whole Jesus reference possibility...

"This key to the locks, on the chains, he saw everywhere."

jesus claimed to be the way, the truth, and the life.

"But first he was stripped"

before the crucifixtion, jesus was stripped of his clothes and they were divided among the soldiers through lots.

"and then he was stabbed by faceless men."

the soldiers stabbed him with a spear to make sure he was dead.

"Well fuckers, he still stands."

the resurrection.

"And he still gets his love he just gives it away."

unconditional love.


i'm not saying it's necessarily about jesus, but those few lines sure seem like references to him.

Pearl Jam – Lukin Lyrics 14 years ago
I was thinking Lukin's was like a grocery store or something.

Hence, the "supermarket."

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