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Tool – Parabola Lyrics 12 years ago
this has probably been said before in comments, but this song is about "conciousness" in the buddhist context.

The body is merely a shell, the conscious self (which is indeed the complete self) is everlasting and is merely held inside it temporarily. "This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment, remember: we are eternal, all this pain is an illusion."

The tenets of tibetan buddhism describe all parts of the human experience as being external... merely an illusion, "all this pain is an illusion"

The soul is an energy which can inhabit many forms, and is reincarnated 49 days after death of its host into a new form. The new form is not always human, or even earthly. This song is celebrating the human incarnation of the "self".


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Motorcycle – as the rush comes Lyrics 12 years ago
definitely about rolling.

and made for people who are rolling balls.

Gabriel & Dresden mix FTW.

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Placebo – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover) Lyrics 12 years ago
i think this song is about loving someone who is emotionally unavailable.

i think the song has 2 voices... the second verse being the other person.

verse 1 explains that person a loves person b and that they don't need to fear love

verse 2 explains why person b is scared to love because they have been hurt before

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Joan as Police Woman – Real Life Lyrics 12 years ago
i wish someone would write a song like this for me.

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Joan as Police Woman – Real Life Lyrics 13 years ago
"she was disappointed"

i bet!

this is a very beautiful song... it reminds me of a picture of someone sleeping, bare, honest and peaceful.

my favorite line is "how a man, desired, feels the weight of a letter"

so descriptive and contemplative, deep and introspective, yet built around such a common thing in our world.

to me thats the sign of a great song and songwriter, the ability to turn the mundane into something of beauty. i think simon and garfunkel were masters of that.

this is my current favorite song.

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Pink Floyd – Not Now John Lyrics 13 years ago
i think this song is waters mocking gilmours attitude during and after the filming of "the wall"

the fights were legendary between these two and this song is "allowing" gilmour to have his "type" of sound on the record, also this is the only track which features gilmour on vocals. that was not by accident.... waters intended it to be musically completely different from every other track.

i believe that elements of "the final cuts" are confessions from waters to gilmour and the world in general about why they can't see eye to eye or work together any more.

when gilmour sings "not now john we've got to get back to the film show.... hollywood...etc" waters wrote those lyrics with the intent of having gilmour sing his own indictment. waters felt that the bands music was being pushed towards commercialism, and summarily left after recording this album.

waters moved on to make more intelligent music, and gilmour pressed on under the pf crown, imho, making music that lacked all the substance that waters brought to it.

ultimately this album is partially a coded "goodbye" from waters to pink floyd, and ultimately this track is a large FUCK YOU to David Gilmour, who just wanted to make corporate dick suck music to exploit the lsd crowd some more.

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Pink Floyd – Not Now John Lyrics 13 years ago
i think this song is waters mocking gilmours attitude during and after the filming of "the wall"

the fights were legendary between these two and this song is "allowing" gilmour to have his "type" of sound on the record, also this is the only track which features gilmour on vocals. that was not by accident.... waters intended it to be musically completely different from every other track.

i believe that elements of "the final cuts" are confessions from waters to gilmour and the world in general about why they can't see eye to eye or work together any more.

when gilmour sings "not now john we've got to get back to the film show.... hollywood...etc" waters wrote those lyrics with the intent of having gilmour sing his own indictment. waters felt that the bands music was being pushed towards commercialism, and summarily left after recording this album.

waters moved on to make more intelligent music, and gilmour pressed on under the pf crown, imho, making music that lacked all the substance that waters brought to it.

ultimately this album is partially a coded "goodbye" from waters to pink floyd, and ultimately this track is a large FUCK YOU to David Gilmour, who just wanted to make corporate dick suck music to exploit the lsd crowd some more.

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Shout Out Out Out Out – Dude You Feel Electrical Lyrics 13 years ago
this song is the shit

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Pearl Jam – Release Lyrics 14 years ago
taniusha + 1!
his voice on this track really gets me.
really,.

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Andrew Bird – Banking on a Myth Lyrics 14 years ago
lorem.... nice interpretation.. but i dont see it....

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Calexico – All The Pretty Horses Lyrics 14 years ago
indeed, Mr Craw.... indeed.
to say it is dark is not to say i do not lvoe it

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Current 93 – All The Pretty Little Horses Lyrics 14 years ago
indeed!

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The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home Lyrics 14 years ago
this song is a beauty.
really sums up life and love
The vocals are so wonderfully sung and understated.
I bet the boys in Coldplay wish they could write something this simple and beautiful.

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The Ronettes – Be My Baby Lyrics 14 years ago
Kankurou +1!

I just wish it was in stereo!

What a great track.

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Amy Winehouse – You Know I'm No Good Lyrics 15 years ago
were it not chips in pitta?

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Lady Sovereign – Hoodie Lyrics 15 years ago
This is a great song to rumpshake to.

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Sia – The Bully Lyrics 15 years ago
What you been doing
Still make the world a better place
Never stopped rueing
Making those tears fall down your face
Making you suffer
Wondering how you got your scars
And only in hindsight
I wish I had taken you in my arms


"snif"

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Donna Summer – I Feel Love Lyrics 15 years ago
I have a hunch that this might be a love song.

And you can dance to it!

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Damien Rice – Elephant Lyrics 15 years ago
2 true xerces, btw

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Damien Rice – Elephant Lyrics 15 years ago
hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Andrew Bird – Banking on a Myth Lyrics 15 years ago
weather systems.... the album he made and released while working on The Mysterious Production of Eggs.

This song seems to mention in passing the demise of "Andrew Birds Bowl of Fire":

he says you don't have to walk a plank
the game is rigged, go fig your
slide show tanked, and your flagship sank

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Andrew Bird – A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left Lyrics 15 years ago
he has such flair for drama in song, and this is a great example.

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Tori Amos – Hey Jupiter Lyrics 15 years ago
missme, i think you are perfectly right

to me, it's about trying to find reasons why things didn't work out.

"are you gay? are you blue?"

on dealing with being alone

"No one's picking up the phone. Guess it's me and me."

"And I thought I wouldn't have to be with you, a magazine."

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Tori Amos – Way Down Lyrics 15 years ago
I love the way the choir kicks in....
makes me think she's singing about going to some kind of hell where she's gonna hang around with bad folks

has a guilty tone to it

i think callisto is right in the fact that its an indictment of 'fame'

or it could be refering to 'giving head' to get what you want

or both ... or nothing

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Tori Amos – Putting The Damage On Lyrics 15 years ago
i think its about loving someone who is really bad for you

not being able to put them aside or let go.

"glue... stuck to my shoe"

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Tori Amos – That's What I Like, Mick (The Sandwich Song) Lyrics 15 years ago
kippers? yeck.
i would bet this is just a flirtatious little filler song written to describe what her husband is into.

"spurs are winning" refers to Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in England.

Glen Hoddle played for the aforementioned team.

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Tori Amos – Angie Lyrics 15 years ago
this song makes me think about a girl i went to school with who died of cancer when she was 17. i used to sing this song to her, because her name was angie, it has since taken on a deeper meaning

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Tori Amos – Witness Lyrics 15 years ago
thanks! i didn't know that... but it sure fits.

the ending of this song is terribly well written.
but the bridges are just terrible.

thanks for this tori!

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Sia – Breathe Me Lyrics 15 years ago
getfamous! heh

great track..... so sad. so pretty.

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Zero 7 – Futures Lyrics 15 years ago
its aboot fleeting fame

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U2 – Love Is Blindness Lyrics 15 years ago
I agreed with The last two statements. (nice user name keyser!)
The song has has very negative allusions in it.
Love is painted as the result of passion devoid of logic.
Death and violent imagery are featured throughout the lyrics.
To say that this is a 'straight forward' love song does not make sense to me.

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Trespassers William – Love Is Blindness Lyrics 15 years ago
This is a U2 cover. I don't know how anyone could not know that, but I'm just throwing it out there. Well done, though not quite as good as the Cassandra Wilson version. I recommend it highly.

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Andrew Bird – Lull Lyrics 15 years ago
I really doubt that 'pulling the goalie' is the focus of this song. I do however think that he is eluding to the fact that song-writing, or art creation in general, is an exercise in self indulgence.

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Andrew Bird – First Song Lyrics 15 years ago
This beautiful song's lyrics are from a poem written by Galway Kinnell.

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=5557

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M. Ward – To Go Home Lyrics 15 years ago
A song about life and love and getting old and death and the other side.... etc.

Great cover of a Daniel Johnston song!

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Coal – Stay Lyrics 15 years ago
You don't have to lie about where you've been.
We both know you've been screamin'
So why don't you give your little voice a rest,
climb on up inside my bed, and just pretend you need me?

You don't have to lie about what you know.
We both know that I've been sufferin'.
And I don't need to be your only one,
and I don't need your comfortin',
I just need you with me.

(chorus)
(Stay, Stay, Stay with me.
Stay, stay with me.
Stay, and don't you ever run away from me.)

Oh,and if she ever let's you down,
after she has run out of your money?
Well then just crawl on back to me, I'm the one that
sets you free, and I'm the one that needs you.

And if she ever let's you go,
we both know what you'll be needin'.
And if you need somewhere to rest,
somewhere to lay your
head, you'll know where to find me.

(chorus)

And if you need somewhere to rest,
somewhere to lay your head, you know where to find me.

Stay with me!
I can't live another day,
I won't live another day without you baby!
Stay with me!

Turn down the headlights. Empty the ashtrays.
Sweep out of the airway, what's left of our time.
Oh, you can use my body to
do what you have to, but stay a little longer, stay with me

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Doves – Last Broadcast Lyrics 15 years ago
great arrangement... great breakup song

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Doves – Words Lyrics 15 years ago
a re-recorded version of "Words", called "Live For City", is played before every home match at the City of Manchester Stadium.

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Dirty Three – Great Waves (Feat. Chan Marshall) Lyrics 15 years ago
or... the sun going into super-nova before going out forever

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Low + Dirty Three – Down By The River Lyrics 15 years ago
this is a Neil Young cover.
Pretty clear it's about madness and a lover's murder

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Dirty Three – Great Waves (Feat. Chan Marshall) Lyrics 15 years ago
with charon crossing the river acheron

"Last boat, stand in the river."

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M. Ward – He Asked Me to Be a Snake and Live Underground Lyrics 15 years ago
religion?

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Lambchop – Breathe Deep Lyrics 15 years ago
that is tragically hilarious

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Andrew Bird – Measuring Cups Lyrics 15 years ago
this is a concept album about life and this song is about growing up and trying to understand your place in society

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Andrew Bird – Why? Lyrics 15 years ago
the emotional abuse of indifference

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M. Ward – Sweethearts On Parade Lyrics 15 years ago
i didn't know that... i love louis!

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M. Ward – So Much Water Lyrics 15 years ago
pretty much a song about the ex girlfriend...

but put so sweetly, without the usual "pretty noose" type lyrics

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M. Ward – Poor Boy, Minor Key Lyrics 15 years ago
to me, its a song about awaiting "transfiguration". growing into a different person with time.
even the music during the song has a definitive "transfiguration" from 30's ragtime to late 80's tom waits complete with the mark ribot guitar.

its so hard to pick favorites in matt wards music... but this one is up there for me

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Lamb – One Lyrics 15 years ago
this song means that andy barlow just is an incredible producer

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Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine Lyrics 16 years ago
this is one of the coolest songs i've ever heard come out of a 'pop' singer! when she sings the bridge it gives me spinal shivers

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