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Owl Eyes – Faces Lyrics 7 months ago
Sick of being hit on, and lured away from the more interesting path she wants to follow, so conflicted when attracted to the right man.

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Pulp – This Is Hardcore Lyrics 1 year ago
@[lola500:33339] Yes, it's like the real turn-on is the foreplay and anticipation, with the acts being more mechanical and choreographed.

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Juice Newton – Queen of Hearts Lyrics 1 year ago
"Playing with the Queen of Hearts" can mean flirting seductively; the problem with which is that you don't only get attention from the one you want (the "Joker"), but also from undesirables.

One solution is to go on the run ("a life of crime"), both to keep the undesirables away and avoid the heartbreak and stress from orbiting your target body.

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Beyoncé – Formation Lyrics 4 years ago
Why is boasting such a big part of R&B and Hip-Hop culture? Is is because both were born in poverty and struggle, and so can't afford self-criticism (which is actually self-praise -- it shows off how much one can spare (Samuel Johnson))?

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Beyoncé – Partition Lyrics 7 years ago
There's no desire expressed for her man, just her pleasure in servicing him. Plays to the stereotype of female sexuality being about the vanity of being desired rather than the humility of desire, even though on the surface she's giving rather than receiving.

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MGMT – Flash Delirium Lyrics 7 years ago
About being disoriented by sudden fame.

Fame is compelling ("plants bend toward the light", "coming fun"), scary ("gut screams out next to none", "mass adulation not so funny"), transitory ("the hot dog's getting cold"), limited ("you'll never be as good as the Rolling Stones"), and cheesy ("the clean magazine chick lifting up her skirt").

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Laura Marling – I Am A Master Hunter Lyrics 7 years ago
No man seems to be able to expand her horizons, so she's become a master baiter.

Sort of a sequel to Rambling Man.

I especially like the line "Nothing not as hard as it tries". Implies there are two ways in: force from a knob (in both senses of the word), or a subtle meeting of minds.

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Austra – Spellwork Lyrics 8 years ago
Lonely and overworked, she's susceptible to a player.

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Something For Kate – Survival Expert Lyrics 8 years ago
Paul is comforting a cancer sufferer. Being realistic ("it's time"), but praising her will to live and her desire hide her illness through the ups and downs. They decide that rather than spending time reminiscing and preparing her legacy they should both live life to the fullest.

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Boz Scaggs – We're All Alone Lyrics 8 years ago
Rita also sings "Owe it to the wind" instead of "Throw it to the wind".

Does Boz also sing this, or does he sing "Throw" that sounds like "Owe"?

"Throw" makes more sense lyrically.

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Birds of Tokyo – Plans Lyrics 9 years ago
Soulmates, but it didn't last because she wasn't ambitious, she couldn't let her true self shine.

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The Kills – Satellite Lyrics 10 years ago
Is this about how Alison was content to be Jamie's satellite, but then was carried away by her success with The Dead Weather?

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David Bowie – Hallo Spaceboy Lyrics 10 years ago
I always took this to be about Bowie's son Duncan. About how having children of your own (or even just to visit) brings chaos and commitment to one's life.

Bowie protects his son with his love and his resources (Tom/Ziggy moondust).


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Washington – the hardest part Lyrics 10 years ago
Wanting to turn a FB into a BF?

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Arcade Fire – Ready to Start Lyrics 10 years ago
It's a declaration of independence.

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Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside Lyrics 10 years ago
Or maybe he's warning about something else that's cylindrical and blows.

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Arctic Monkeys – My Propeller Lyrics 11 years ago
But organs have keys.

I suppose the word "mojo" could be used to combine the impetus side with the sexual side.

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MGMT – Congratulations Lyrics 11 years ago
It's a different reaction to success than the boasting and revelling inherent in Hip Hop music.

I guess it's a difference in cultures. It's understandable that a genre that came from the penniless streets, as well as from the party (which is a celebration), celebrates itself, sounding its barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world, while a secure culture with an affluent legacy can spare a more sceptical line.

Both cultures are decadent in their own ways.

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Laura Marling – Rambling Man Lyrics 11 years ago
Doesn't want a marriage that deadens her.

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Kanye West – Heard 'Em Say (feat. Adam Levine) Lyrics 11 years ago
Both the song's chords and the bell-like timbre were probably inspired by Björk's "Who Is It".

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Jewel – Pieces of You Lyrics 11 years ago
"She's a pretty girl, do you want to tie her down?"

That's such a concise description of the downside of beauty.

A constant assault of people wanting to lock you into their world, leaving little chance for freedom and self-directed growth.

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Goldfrapp – Pilots (On a Star) Lyrics 11 years ago
Is this about our mortality causing us to be distracted by beautiful things (including celebrities) when our minds should be on more important matters as we pilot both our lives and this world?

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Muse – Stockholm Syndrome Lyrics 11 years ago
To my ears, the verse melody sounds like it was inspired by Radiohead's Knives Out, which was released a couple of years before.

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Marina and the Diamonds – Mowgli's Road Lyrics 11 years ago
She must choose between the seductive easy & comfortable path that the world is clamouring her to take, and the sharper forsaken path of her own dreams.

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Karnivool – All I Know Lyrics 11 years ago
Yeah, it makes me think of Winston and Julia in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Bob Dylan – Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn) Lyrics 11 years ago
"But guarding fumes and making haste,
It ain't my cup of meat."

I think this is the singer saying that he doesn't like anal intercourse.

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Bob Dylan – Visions of Johanna Lyrics 11 years ago
I see it as the world daring the artist to overcome it. A world that's hard to pin down and fight because it's slippery and fluid. A bit like King Canute trying to hold back the tide.

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The Kills – Last Day of Magic Lyrics 11 years ago
This is what Jamie said on Live from Abbey Road:

Well I always have this thing in my head, like after reading Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky). There's this Raskolnikov's bedroom in it, and it's one of the most, you know like cinematic visions of his bedroom. You know it's just so clear, I felt like I've been in that room so many times. You know it's like this tiny, tiny little space where there's no room to swing a cat, but the idea is there's this infinite space to hatch some plot. And that's where Last Day of Magic came from. But in Last Day of Magic there's a you know you kind of want your love to want to be there, they're never there at the moment when you kind of finally prove yourself. It was an ode to that moment.

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Massive Attack – Special Cases Lyrics 11 years ago
A great antidote to all the "He Did Me Wrong" songs that get pumped out because they tell women what they want to hear.

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Lady GaGa – Paparazzi Lyrics 11 years ago
Yes! The chorus melody is quite similar to this Berlin song.

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You Am I – Berlin Chair Lyrics 11 years ago
Hmm, it seems to me to be more about a destructive co-dependent relationship.

She's drained him, but puts up with his shit.

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Dido – White Flag Lyrics 11 years ago
This is one of the best songs of this decade.

Only one thing jars with me: the flag above a door. This isn't a tradition I'm familiar with, and it doesn't feel like the best metaphor.

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Bob Dylan – Jokerman Lyrics 11 years ago
Perhaps "Bird fly high by the light of the moon" is a reference to the Israeli jet fighters returning in twilight after bombing the Iraqi reactor. This incident is referenced in Neighborhood Bully, another Infidels song.

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Lambchop – Is A Woman Lyrics 12 years ago
Is this about a father-daughter relationship?

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Massive Attack – Teardrop Lyrics 12 years ago
Rather than expressing confidence, I think "fearless on my breath" means "easier said than done".
Like it's easier to say "I love you" than to make your actions speak for themselves.

The song is about the guilt of acting in a loveless way to someone you love.

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Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses Lyrics 12 years ago
To me Alex is singing about non longer getting his kicks from wild high nights.
He's grown up, and there's no going back.
His friends think he's lost his mojo.

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Bran Van 3000 – Drinking in L.A. Lyrics 12 years ago
The rap is very Beckian, who was big in L.A. at the time.

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Kanye West – Love Lockdown Lyrics 12 years ago
About the need to move on if something isn't working and it's stopping you from something new.

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TISM – Greg! The Stop Sign!! Lyrics 12 years ago
An attack on postmodernism: the proposition that all things are equally good and equally likely.

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The Kills – Last Day of Magic Lyrics 12 years ago
Lamenting having to give up cocaine.

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Sons And Daughters – Darling Lyrics 13 years ago
Or, more charitably, a foreign bride looking for a better life.

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Sons And Daughters – Darling Lyrics 13 years ago
A gold digger in a neglectful. controlling, and abusive marriage.

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Alela Diane – Pieces of String Lyrics 13 years ago
Penises and renewal through mortality.

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Silversun Pickups – Little Lover's So Polite Lyrics 13 years ago
About returning to a volatile relationship after an unsatisfying experience with a less energetic one.

Regretting having sex in the new relationship, because it wasn't gonna work, and regretting hooking up with the original lover, because it still ain't gonna work.

Great song!

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Bob Dylan – Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn) Lyrics 13 years ago
About the power of the pussy?

Eskimo? Think Kenny: http://tinyurl.com/37l9n4

Mike d'Abo sings an "m" 9 seconds into http://tinyurl.com/2q5gzx

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Bob Dylan – Jokerman Lyrics 13 years ago
The chorus melody is similar to Neil Young's Old Man, which Dylan has covered.

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Tori Amos – Me And A Gun Lyrics 13 years ago
The melody reminds me of The Anniversary Song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Anniversary_Song

There's an link to an mp3 at the bottom of the above page.

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Evanescence – Weight of the World Lyrics 13 years ago
I like the metaphor of freefall for the unconstrained life.

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Stereophonics – Mr. Writer Lyrics 14 years ago
The "Look at your shoes" line probably refers to their embarrassment at what they're about to do.

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The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony Lyrics 14 years ago
I misheard "mould" as "mo", i.e M.O., Method of Operation. It also fits.

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