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Chicago – (I've Been) Searchin' So Long Lyrics 10 years ago
It is a song about finding peace with God, though it is left generic enough that anyone can find meaning in the lyrics, not just Christians. The band were rather religious (which apparently was one of the things that came between them and Bailey, though at least they remained friends afterwards unlike some departing members), but never really shoved it in anyone's face, and this is a very good example of that. It's the difference between Christians who rock and Christian rock.

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Chicago – Questions 67 And 68 Lyrics 10 years ago
The title of the song refers to the last two questions, which reveal that this is just questions 67 and 68 in a long line of questions he's been asking himself in this relationship. It comes from Robert Lamm's wife asking a million questions about their relationship, and the idea is that the first time it hits you, love is rarely trumpets and angels, it's usually questions and uncertainty. A very under-rated song in my opinion.

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Chicago – Will You Still Love Me? Lyrics 10 years ago
The proto-typical wedding song ever since it was written. Not sure I've been to a wedding reception where it hasn't played.

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XTC – Dear God Lyrics 12 years ago
I actually wrote a story one time when someone lost and injured who doesn't believe in God has, essentially, a week long conversation with a God she doesn't believe in. After bashing God in anger for most of the story, it really eventually comes out that she really needed to believe in someone there for this conversation to make sense. She was, in fact, really talking to someone, and taking comfort in that someone's presence.

The point is, the fact that the singer here is spending this much time telling God why he doesn't believe in him is, in fact, an ironic admission of his belief, and his unwillingness to give in to that fact.

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XTC – The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead Lyrics 12 years ago
Even as a kid I figured this one out. Why are people having such a hard time with this?

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Garth Brooks – Face to Face Lyrics 12 years ago
It's about three examples of having the choice to stand up for yourself - A bully picking on you, someone raping you and the spiritual confrontation inside you. In each instance, the choice to stand up, face possible pain in an effort to gain a possible resolution, or retreat and have it haunt you for your entire life.

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Anna Nalick – Breathe (2 A.M.) Lyrics 12 years ago
I do believe many people here missed the point of the first verse. If you got something different out of it, I don't mean to quelch your interpretation - Part of the magic of songs like this is that they can mean anything you want them to mean.

However, the true meaning behind the first verse rules out pregnancy or abortion. Again, if this interpretation is helping you cope in some way, then I don't want to change that for you. However, she's not talking about a friend in the literal sense, she's talking about herself. This becomes clear at the end of the song when she now states what she's doing literally - She's writing a song. The song is her friend. Can you help me unravel my latest mistake? Her song is her diary, helping her unravel the mysteries about why she acts the way she does. The entire song is her emotions, spilling out into her song, which acts as her diary. By singing this to us she's laying her soul bare and opening herself up to us.

That is, in reality, what this song is about. This is her innermost thoughts about a very private matter in her life - A lover who she claims not to love until she looks at him smile. It's embarrassing to her, and something she normally wouldn't share, but by opening herself up, she also opens herself up to all the love and support others can give her... and all the critism the hypocrytes can lay on her as well.

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Chicago – Bigger Than Elvis Lyrics 13 years ago
Correct. The bass is Scheff's father, who played the track with muted lyrics, having no idea what the song was about. That Christmas, Scheff played the whole song for him.

It's a truely beautiful song about the most important person in the world to you playing beside the man everyone else considers the king, and about how hard it was to say goodbye to him everytime he went out on tour, but being able to watch him on TV, and being so proud of him.

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Paul Simon – American Tune Lyrics 13 years ago
Always struck me as a song sung by an American soldier.

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Natalie Imbruglia – Torn Lyrics 14 years ago
Song's about first love. She saw things in him that weren't there and he took her innocence away... Though to be honest, she doesn't seem to mind all that much, like she's looking back on it as something she learned. She doesn't seem to hate him, she's really looking back somewhat fondly on what she thought she had.

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Evanescence – The Only One Lyrics 14 years ago
I've always considered myself very good at deciphering songs, and never come across a song I can't figure out... until now. I'm sure I'll get it, but this one isn't easy.

As for those of you insulting this CD... Amy herself said she's going to lose some old fans and gain new ones with this CD because the style is a little different. Personally, I think this one is even better than the first.

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Evanescence – Like You Lyrics 14 years ago
What scares me about Amy is that she can write lyrics that are as deep as this and yet she's only starting out. Imagine what she'll be like with a few albums under her belt. This is especially evident in the way she'll link melodies together the way she does in this song, adding new verses in the tensing of the choras rather than the initial verse.

Anyway, the meaning here is obvious, so I won't bother restating it.

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Evanescence – Lose Control Lyrics 14 years ago
A respectable woman who is generally in control has sex with a married man and leaves the man's children in the dust. Excellent song

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Evanescence – Lose Control Lyrics 14 years ago
A respectable woman who is generally in control has sex with a married man and leaves the man's children in the dust. Excellent song

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Evanescence – Good Enough Lyrics 14 years ago
Honestly, I think this is the best song on the album. It seems almost like an afterthought that doesn't realy fit in with the rest, and many may disagree with me, but I believe this is actually better than the other songs on what really is an excellent album

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Evanescence – Zero (Smashing Pumpkins cover) Lyrics 15 years ago
I had no idea Evanecence recorded this song as well. I've always loved the Smashing Pumpkins version and would love to hear what Amy can do with it.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama Lyrics 15 years ago
One of the best songs ever written... That's all I need to say, the meaning is obvious

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R.E.M. – The Great Beyond Lyrics 15 years ago
It seems like he's trying to come up with something new, and it's not easy.

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R.E.M. – Stand Lyrics 15 years ago
This is one of the stupidest songs ever written... and yet it's still quite good ;)

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R.E.M. – Losing My Religion Lyrics 15 years ago
Personally, I always believed this song was about trying to keep faith in the face of a church that is alienating him. He tries so hard to hold on, and everytime he questions his faith he admonishes himself (Oh no, I've said too much).

And all the while he's questioning his faith, Satan is laughing at him, though even then he questions if it was really Satan or just a dream.

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R.E.M. – Man On The Moon Lyrics 15 years ago
It's about Andy being misunderstood. As much as I liked him, comparing him to Moses, Darwin and Newton wasn't exactly on the mark, but that's what it is about. Genious isn't always understood.

By the way, the first line of the final stanzay is "Here's a little legend for the never-believer." It's about the theory that he faked his death (truck-stop instead of Saint Peter's.)

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Billy Joel – She's Always A Woman Lyrics 15 years ago
If that is true Crd, why does it seem as if he has a romantic feeling towards this woman. Basicly, in spite of all this crap I'm saying about her, she's always a woman to me. If what you say is true, it seems like he loves her anyway, even if she is the devil incarnate. One of those 'can't live with 'em, can't bear to be without them.'

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Billy Joel – New York State Of Mind Lyrics 15 years ago
New Yorkers can't help but write songs about the city they grew up in. No city inspires the imagination like New York

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Garth Brooks – If Tomorrow Never Comes Lyrics 15 years ago
This is by far my favorite Garth Song (though the rest of my family constantly fight with me about which was is better). While alot of his song's have a clear and powerfull meaning, this one speaks to me, as someone who has lost friends and loved ones I always took for granted. It's given me a constant voice in the back of my head to tell the people I have left just how I feel about them.

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Emmylou Harris – Abraham, Martin And John Lyrics 16 years ago
Abe Lincoln, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy. Bobby is probably Bobby Kennedy, but I don't know for sure.

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Don McLean – American Pie Lyrics 16 years ago
It's about the history of rock and roll, and it's relation to his early life. The 'Day the music died' was the death of Holly, the Bobber and Valin, the day it all came crashing down.

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Eminem – Ass Like That Lyrics 16 years ago
Boy, Marshall is really going downhill

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Garth Brooks – That Summer Lyrics 16 years ago
This is the most beautiful tale of statutory rape I've ever heard.

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Garth Brooks – Unanswered Prayers Lyrics 16 years ago
I think we've all had someone we think about when we hear this song, someone we wanted so much to be with for the rest of our lives, but who were totally wrong for us. God does know what he's doing, I guess.

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Green Day – Letterbomb Lyrics 16 years ago
The whole argument that Jimmy and Jesus are the same person comes from this song, in the line;

"You're not the Jesus of Suburbia
The St. Jimmy's is a figure of
Your father's rage and your mother's love (-W)
Made me the idiot America"

The thing is, that's not what this says at all. It's speaking of his addiction, the addiction granted to him by St. Jimmy - whereas St. Jimmy is occasionally the metaphore for his drug use - coming from the 'rage and love' he has refered to earlier from his mother and step-father.

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Sting – When We Dance Lyrics 16 years ago
This song is actually very special to me. I was writing a book; the main character falls in love with a girl who is being mistreated by another man. I had already known this song, but it was never special until I heard it while writing that book. It put the whole thing into focus.

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Sting – Fields of Gold Lyrics 16 years ago
Alright, alot of you got close to the mark. Here's another one of my line-by-line, nausiatingly long but still pretty entertaining, posts.

"You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley"

The introduction of the song. The couple in question is in the field of barley. The man has informed the woman she will remember this moment. Not much hidden meaning here, yet.

"You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in fields of gold"

Pretty obvious metaphor. The field of barley is so beautiful and bright - made all the more beautiful by the presence of the woman in question - that the sun, the epitomy of brillience and light, is jealous.

"So she took her love
For to gaze awhile
Upon the fields of barley"

That was a nice way of saying they had sex in the field.

"In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold"

Ditto

"Will you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley"

Will you marry me? Stay with me forever? He just proposed.

"We'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in fields of gold"

Forget the world, all that matters is you and me. It doesn't matter what anyone else says, I want to marry you. The reference to the sun comes from stanza one, but now refers to some sort of leader, possible the family of one of the parties involved.

"See the west wind move like a lover so
Upon the fields of barley
Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth
Among the fields of gold"

He's just in love. I found a whole bunch of metaphores here before I realized I was overanalyzing. This stanza really doesn't mean much.

"I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I've broken
But I swear in the days still left
We'll walk in fields of gold"

I haven't lived up to everything I've promised, but I promise you I'll always love you.

"Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold"

Years passed, they're looking back on their proposal. Now it is no longer them who run in the fields of barley, it's their children, off to start thier own lives.

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold

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Sting – Don't Stand So Close to Me Lyrics 16 years ago
Well... This one is pretty obvious, do I really have to spell it out for you?

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Dropkick Murphys – Tessie Lyrics 16 years ago
I never said NYC. Most of them grew up north of the city. It may or may not have been in Westchester, I don't remember.

Anyway, this is a remake of an early 20th century song about the Red Sox

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Billy Joel – We Didn't Start the Fire Lyrics 16 years ago
Some are sources of evil, others are just reference points to mark the years

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Billy Joel – Piano Man Lyrics 16 years ago
It's a nice, easy song to play whenever you need to come up with a song fast

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Billy Joel – Leningrad Lyrics 16 years ago
Except there's alot of poetic licence in that, Don. There's really no way for someone who grew up free to relate to what the Soviet citizens had to go through

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Billy Joel – And So It Goes Lyrics 16 years ago
It's not negative; The feeling that it's going to end like all the others gives way to the fear of losing the chance for a relationship in the first place.

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Green Day – Are We the Waiting? Lyrics 16 years ago
My problem with the JOS/St. Jimmy connection is that St. Jimmy blew his brains out. This wasn't a metaphoric suicide, he killed himself in a violent way. Then, JOS keeps going after that, to the point where he is old enough to look back on these events.

So if JOS is Jimmy, and Jimmy is dead and JOS kept going, and Jimmy's death wasn't a metaphor, how could Jimmy be JOS?

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Elton John – Take Me To The Pilot Lyrics 16 years ago
I wish I had some clue what this song means. There seems to be a few references to pontius pilot, but it's hardly enough to base an actual interpretation on.

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Elton John – Levon Lyrics 16 years ago
I'm probably reading into this too much, but it sounds like he's describing an outcropping of the secular generation.

"Levon" is a war era man, a man who's greatest passion is worshiping money. He is like everyone else in his generation, they are just greedy, arrogant people who care little about anything but making more money. Everything revolves around money. Rather than teach his son something, he shows his support by sending him to expensive schools.

Jesus, on the other hand, wants more out of life. He wants to see beyond life and into the rhelm of faith. He finds religion with the others of his generation, and while Levon slowly fades away, Jesus leaves him behind and lives on forever.

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Linkin Park – Breaking The Habit Lyrics 16 years ago
Wow, there's alot of bleak views of this song. It's actually kinda motivational. It's just about a guy who argues too much, and his desire to change the way he acts.

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Creed – My Sacrifice Lyrics 16 years ago
Seems like anyone who mentions God in one of their songs is a christian band

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Simon and Garfunkel – America Lyrics 16 years ago
Actually, I think it really has to be America that he's talking about. America is as much a metaphor as anything else in this song, it represents all that is free and the ability to be whatever you want to be, and do whatever you want to do.

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Josh Groban – Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Lyrics 16 years ago
This song was around before Groban starting singing. He did not co-write it

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Creed – My Sacrifice Lyrics 16 years ago
To Philidelphia Eagles;

"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand."

John 10:28 and 10:29

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Sublime – April 29, 1992 Lyrics 16 years ago
A few notes:

1. The term '187' came from the police code.

2. This song is actually called April 29, 1992. It was written three days after.

3. Rodney King was DWI, driving over a hundred miles an hour and when finally caught, refused to go to the prone position.

4. The situation in LA and many other areas of the country at the time was just rediculous. This had nothing to do with Rodney King, and nothing to do with racism. It had to do with the awful conditions and crooked cops in LA. White and Black were side-by-side looting together.

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Thrice – All That's Left Lyrics 16 years ago
Eh, I guess it could be written for 1984, it does make sense. I still hold by my origional interpretation of this song, but I'll admit this is a possibility.

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Dropkick Murphys – Tessie Lyrics 16 years ago
Damn traitors! Dropkick Murphies came from New York!

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm Lyrics 16 years ago
Well, thank you.

Look, everyone is entitled to their opinion and all, but when you think you have a meaning for the song, go through the entire song and make sure it fits. One verse may make perfect sense, but the rest of the song doesn't fit.

Therefor, you should always go over the entire song line by line and match it to your interpretation.

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