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The War On Drugs – An Ocean in Between the Waves Lyrics 7 years ago
Here they are like they are in the liner notes; the ones above are WAY wrong and uneditable:

Run away, I'm a traveling man
Been working every day
I watch you as you hesitate
Walking through the rain
I bet against the company again
They tried to redefine
Everything that I know and love
Gotta know you're mine

Feel the way that the wild wind blows through the room
Like a nail down through the heart
That just don't beat the same anymore
That just might as well be gone
I'm in my finest hour
Can I be more than just a fool?
It always gets so hard
To see right before the moon

Far away, Ma, there's a black sunrise and up ahead
There's a moon through the midnight rain
How can I surround myself in time and time again?
How can I be free?
Just wanna lay in the moonlight
And see the light shine in
And see you in the outline
It never gets too dark to find
Anybody at anytime
I'm at the darkened hillside
And there's a haze right between the trees
And I can barely see you
You're like an ocean in between the waves

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Iron & Wine – Halfway to Richmond Lyrics 7 years ago
I'll make supper for myself
I'll watch the clock upon the shelf
I'll clean this broken house you denied
Is your time much better spent
By giving such a small percent
To every pleasantry that I've tried?

What's this ugly thing I see?
When was this cold and uncomely
Animosity begotten?
Fucking with the lights left on
'Til every ounce of strength was gone
Is there something you've forgotten?

When a new sun warms the bedroom wall
I'll be halfway to Richmond
I'm the fool just to care at all
You're the free vagabond

London Bridge is falling down
And Simon says to turn around
These games ain't too fun when you're grown
Where'd you go and why'd you leave?
I'll close my eyes and count to three
Then hurry up and wait by the phone

But when the new sun warms the bedroom wall
I'll be halfway to Richmond
I'm the fool just to care at all
You're the free vagabond

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Iron & Wine – Freckled Girl Lyrics 7 years ago
Someday soon I'll just live over yonder
Bring you coffee to taste, crossword puzzles to ponder
And I hope you're well and you know that I love you
Though I write so seldom and call every blue moon

There's some tall Georgia boy
Searching out a freckled girl with style
Wait 'til tomorrow

Someday soon when we hail from Atlanta
We won't need some Christmas to spend time together
And I hope you're well and you sleep every evening
Never lying awake for you're dreaming of children

There's some tall Georgia boy
Searching out a freckled girl with style
Wait 'til tomorrow

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Laura Marling – False Hope Lyrics 7 years ago
These are the lyrics as in the liner notes (some minor differences from above, which it won't let me edit):

Is it still OK that I don't know how to be alone?
Would it be OK if I just came home tonight?
We share an apartment on the upper west side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs, she's lost her mind
And I don't care how, sure don't care why

Why no? False hope
Why no? False hope

A storm hits the city and the lights go out before I can prepare
The whole of downtown looks dark like no one lives there
We share an apartment on the upper west side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs, she's lost her mind
And I don't care how, sure don't care why

Why no? False hope
Why no? False hope

She'll be alright tomorrow
Neither of us are going to sleep tonight
So it'll come slow
I hear you banging through the wall
A dying animal's last call

Is it still OK that I don't know how to be at all?
There's a party uptown but I just don't feel like I belong at all
Do I?
We share an apartment on the upper west side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs, she's lost her mind
And I don't care how, sure don't care why

Why no? False hope
Why no? False hope

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Sonic Youth – Massage The History Lyrics 8 years ago
For the record, Kim says in her autobio/memoir that this is the only song she wrote about her and Thurston's relationship.

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Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband Lyrics 8 years ago
Little Dragon posted the lyrics to their instagram account, and I transcribed from there

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The War On Drugs – A Needle In Your Eye #16 Lyrics 8 years ago
These weren't easy, but I think I got them halfway decent. Edit or post if you have any clearer ideas!

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Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp Lyrics 8 years ago
Ugh I posted the lyrics, as transcribed from Little Dragon's instagram post... hit submit, and these showed up and they're not at all what I typed and are wrong.

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Little Dragon – Paris Lyrics 8 years ago
Little Dragon posted these lyrics to their instagram, so I transcribed from there

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Little Dragon – Cat Rider Lyrics 8 years ago
Little Dragon posted these lyrics on their instagram, I transcribed from there

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Sharon Van Etten – For You Lyrics 8 years ago
literally!

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Hallelujah Lyrics 9 years ago
I mostly agree with everyone, but most of you seem to think the nurse is good and the house is drugs, but I think it's the exact opposite. Nurse = drugs; woman/house = love.

He stops taking drugs (give his nurse weekend off) and he can't write or exist anymore.

Then somehow this woman/house appears, a saviour of love who says she'll provide him shelter, care for him, etc.

But in the end, he goes back to his nurse (drugs) and in the process loses the love he could've had for the crutch the nurse provides.

So he cries.

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Elf Power – The Great Society Lyrics 9 years ago
The above lyrics are for "Willowy Man" off of Elf Power's A Dream In Sound album. NOT "The Great Society."

I've attempted them here:

It's my past, no one's dead
Birds are sleeping in your bed
Spiders laugh, demons fly
Babies jump over the fire
Space has eaten off your face
You won't need it anyway
Heroes rest, ?? sleep
In the great society

Birds ?? no disease
?? swimming in the seas
Giants roam through the woods
Singing songs, feeling good
Space has eaten off your face
You won't need it anyway
Birds are nest, thunder sleep
In the great society

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Eels – Bombs Away Lyrics 9 years ago
These lyrics are terribly transcribed, wtf. Here's a bit better:

Nobody listens to the whisperin' fool
Are you listenin'? I didn't think so
I been quiet as a church house mouse
Tiptoeing everywhere I go

I've had enough of being complacent
I've had enough of bein' a mouse
I'll no longer keep my mouth shut
Bombs away, gonna shake the house

Bombs away, I will be heard
You better listen 'cause you just might learn
Bombs away, shriek, holler and shout
And if you're not ready than you better get out now

Cat ran away
You better hope it's a good day
You don't know how I am
If it's a bad day than repeat away

Bombs away, I will be heard
And your opinion's going to wait its turn
Bombs away, shriek holler and shout
And if you're not ready than you better get out now

Nobody listens to a whisperin' fool
You're not listenin', didn't think so
Been quiet as a church house mouse
Tiptoeing everywhere I go

I've had enough of being complacent
I've had enough of bein' a mouse
I'll no longer keep my mouth shut
Bombs away, gonna shake the house

Baby Tuco, better watch your back
A masterpiece of horror about to be unleashed, Jack
A dog not barking ain't no dog at all
Bombs away, take cover, your also gonna fall

Nobody listens to a whisperin' fool
Are you listenin'? I know that you are
I been quiet as church house mouse
Tiptoeing everywhere I go

I've had enough of being complacent
I've had enough of bein' a mouse
I'll no longer keep my mouth shut
Bombs away, gonna rattle the house

Bombs away, I will be heard
You better listen 'cause you just might learn
Bombs away, shriek holler and shout
And if you're not ready than you better get out now

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Laura Marling – Bleed Me Dry Lyrics 9 years ago
this is a stunning new song, already played June 2 2013 on the radio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0-tbc1IuY&list=PL64955007315C2825

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Nick Drake – Cello Song Lyrics 9 years ago
He's singing to himself. He's the strange face in the first verse, looking at his own eyes. He knows he should have nothing to fear by life, but... at night, the armies of emotion come anyway (depression). He can't fight that wave. In the final verse, he withdraws into his music, hoping to be helped by someone's, anyone's, hand.

This song makes me cry.

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Phosphorescent – Song For Zula Lyrics 9 years ago
these phenomenal lyrics... here they are if you want to see correct ones:

Some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a fading thing
Just as fickle as a feather in a stream
See, honey, I saw love, you see it came to me
It puts its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah then I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognizing

See the cage, it called...I said, come on in
I will not open myself up this way again
Nor lay my face to the soil, nor my teeth to the sand
I will not lay like this for days now upon end
You will not see me fall, nor see me struggle to stand
To be acknowledged by some touch from his gnarled hands
You see the cage, it called...I said, come on in
I will not open myself this way again

You see the moon is bright in that treetop night
I see the shadows that we cast in the cold clean light
My feet are gold and my heart is white
And we race right out on the desert plains all night
See honey I am not some broken thing
I do not lay in the dark waiting for thee
No my heart is gold, my feet are light
And I am racing out on the desert plains all night

So some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Ah but I know love as a caging thing
Just a killer come to call from some awful dream
O and all you folks, you come to see
You just to stand there in the glass looking at me
But my heart is wild and my bones are steam
And I could kill you with my bare hands if I was free

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Phosphorescent – Song For Zula Lyrics 9 years ago
what the heck, these lyrics got changed back from the ones i posted from the record label website. songmeanings.net is becoming really lame with this crap.

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Phosphorescent – Song For Zula Lyrics 10 years ago
uh google harder. Zula is also a city in Africa. i think that's why there's the references to the desert plains.

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Phosphorescent – Song For Zula Lyrics 10 years ago
I corrected the lyrics with what was posted on the record label's website

http://deadoceans.com/blog/2012/12/phosphorescents-muchacho-coming-march-19th-stream-song-for-zula/

This song has totally devastated me too, btw. It's unbelievable. Brilliant.

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Kate Bush – Eat the Music Lyrics 10 years ago
this song is the sexiest

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First Aid Kit – Blue Lyrics 11 years ago
It's "shadow" isn't it?

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Robert Plant – Mystery Title Lyrics 11 years ago
Babe, I'm gonna leave you.

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The Raveonettes – Seductress Of Bums Lyrics 11 years ago
http://www.justsomelyrics.com/763646/Frank-Zappa-Dynamo-Hum-Lyrics

dynamo hum is a zappa reference, refers to an orgasm or just sex

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The National – Cardinal Song Lyrics 11 years ago
This isn't sad truths, it's terrible advice to show, "don't be this way." Every line in this is bad bad advice, and don't live to regret doing these things.

If you get to your deathbed, and you've never looked her in the eyes or let her treat you like a criminal or sleep with wives, you will be sad and confused.

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Low – Nightingale Lyrics 11 years ago
They're wide with color

and

So sad and my eyes go dead

i think

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Let the Bells Ring Lyrics 11 years ago
yea, that's kind of insane to hold the religious angle against Cave on this album, and not any of his others. :/ it's not like it's suddenly on Abattoir Blues a lot more than normal or anything.

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Gillian Welch – Hard Times Lyrics 11 years ago
edited, thanks

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Yo La Tengo – How To Make A Baby Elephant Float Lyrics 11 years ago
put it in root beer

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Prince – Come Lyrics 11 years ago
i think this is about jesus, right?

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Kate Bush – Flower of the Mountain Lyrics 11 years ago
so sexy

it's amazing and awesome we get to hear this finally!

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Radiohead – Morning Mr. Magpie Lyrics 11 years ago
to me, it's a song about having lost your muse/inspiration. the magpie took thom's melody and he wants it back.

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Frank Ocean – American Wedding Lyrics 12 years ago
hey now, people in India or China are NOT longing to have American weddings. in fact, arranged marriages almost NEVER end in divorce. but what huge percentage of American weddings do? who is happier? care to re-think that claim?

just because you don't understand arranged marriages doesn't mean they're wrong or those who do it aren't happy and wish they were American. it's tradition in India, it's how it works, it's how people are happy. it's how they love.

and i agree with you there, Mac, people are more selfish here. this song hints at that a bit; american weddings are too cavalier. they don't last. the wedding is more important than the marriage itself.

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Kate Bush – Deeper Understanding Lyrics 12 years ago
why would she change anything? it's remarkably prescient and fits today even more than ever.

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Radiohead – Separator Lyrics 12 years ago
wish away the nightmare

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PJ Harvey – This Is Love Lyrics 12 years ago
Despite what she says in the chorus, I think she's mostly just feeling lust not love in this song.

Totally hot

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Grinderman – Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man Lyrics 12 years ago
This is how you start an album.

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Arcade Fire – Half Light II (No Celebration) Lyrics 12 years ago
it also doesn't have a huge chorus like "with or without you" does

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U2 – All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover) Lyrics 12 years ago
haha "jimi hendrix cover" *sigh*

learn about bob dylan rock fans

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Bon Iver – Come Talk to Me (Peter Gabriel cover) Lyrics 12 years ago
Peter Gabriel cover song

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Bob Dylan – Standing in the Doorway Lyrics 13 years ago
Blind Melon and Bob Dylan in the same sentence? FAIL

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Thom Yorke – All for the Best (Miracle Legion cover) Lyrics 13 years ago
While I do agree with the above "longing for her"/heartache interpretation (that's why it works so well as a Thom Yorke song, I see this theme all over The Eraser), there's more to the song.

There are also undercurrents of sort of struggling as you hit your 30s, and maybe a pull between doing what you should, and what you dream. (His brother is cutting grass, but he's unsure if that's the life he wants. What exactly is 'all for the best'?)

I also hear "you're so beautiful it seems"

Pretty amazing track

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The Handsome Family – A Dark Eye Lyrics 13 years ago
fixed, thx

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Brian Eno – St. Elmo's Fire Lyrics 13 years ago
best guitar solo ever

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The Flaming Lips – Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon (Fuck Led Zeppelin) Lyrics 13 years ago
Also it should be noted this riff is very Zeppelin-esque, the song is arranged very much like "Heartbreaker" or some of Zep's riff-heavy songs. I think it's clear the Lips were influenced, and using Zep as a basis, and the title was their way of being funny.

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Sophie Zelmani – Most Of The Time Lyrics 14 years ago
Bob Dylan cover... beautiful too

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TV on the Radio – Lover's Day Lyrics 14 years ago
yea this song is totally h0tt, awesome

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Laura Marling – Shine Lyrics 14 years ago
I think this song explores how sometimes you need the pain to see things clear.

Sometimes when you're in love with someone and it's not right or unrequited, you don't see things clearly (ie., blind). You feel it's right, but it's not (ie., plagues your mind).

But as soon as they're out of the way... you can shine.

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Alison Krauss – Happiness Lyrics 14 years ago
this song is mistitled

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Flight of the Conchords – Boom Lyrics 14 years ago
I think this is about sex.

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