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Stiff Little Fingers – Gate 49 Lyrics 8 years ago
Song about being homesick. Gate 49 refers to the departure gate at Heathrow where flights to Belfast departed at the time the song was written

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Pink Floyd – Breathe Lyrics 9 years ago
Why can't these be highlighted & copied. This is a real bummer for those of us who like to embed lyrics into mp3s

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Fish – Tiki 4 Lyrics 9 years ago
Lots of Masonic imagery in 2nd verse

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Arab Strap – Peep Peep Lyrics 10 years ago
Once again, I've gone a bit too far
and I wish that was you there, peep-peeping.
Then as you rolled down the window of your car,
you'd say "hello, stranger, how you been keeping?"

And I'd tell you I've never been so fine.
But you could tell something's amiss
so we'd go and buy your favourite wine
and while it chills, we could sit and reminisce.

But I know now you'd drive right by
and so you should, after the way I was then.
And I hope you finish everything you try
but I can never be your brother again.

It's not me who changed, I still love to roam.
Just pick me up and take me home.

It's not me who changed, I still love to roam.
Just pick me up and take me home.

It's not me who changed, I still love to roam.
Just pick me up and take me home.

It's not me who changed, I still love to roam.
Just pick me up and take me home.

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Snow Patrol – Disaster Button Lyrics 12 years ago
A fantastic song from a fantastic album. To my Northern Irish ear it sounds like "I'm like a prisoner getting ready to talk",
"blood in my hands and the threat in your walk" and "puts a vault in my step"

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Snow Patrol – Engines Lyrics 12 years ago
I think he's basically saying she's the engine & he's the fuel - she'll use him up but he really doesn't mind
"Caught in a jet stream caught in a gorgeous howl all the world lost in noise
Use me forever use me for rocket fuel, I'll be air I'll be fire"

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Amy Lavere – Killing Him Lyrics 12 years ago
I saw her live 27/10/08 in Belfast N.Ireland (supporting Seasick Steve). She introduced this song by explaining that it was inspired by a news clip of a woman who'd killed her husband who was screaming "Killing him didn’t make the love go away" as she was dragged off in handcuffs

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Marillion – Warm Wet Circles Lyrics 12 years ago
Fidra lighthouse is in East Lothian - close to Fish's home

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Marillion – Hotel Hobbies Lyrics 12 years ago
This is the 1st song on the album and it very clearly sets out the theme of the album:- an excess of alcohol and substances and a feeling of dissatisfaction with success. Fish has said that the whole album reads like his resignation letter from the band.

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Richard Marx – Hazard Lyrics 12 years ago
The is a town called Hazard in Nebraska

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Seasick Steve – Doghouse Boogy Lyrics 12 years ago
Correct lyrics are

(Here come the 3-string Trance Wonder!
We gon' do the Dog House!)

(Oh yeah)

All my life I been in the dog house
I guess that just where I belong
That just the way the dice roll
Do my dog house song

We gon' get pers'nal now

Ain't the kinda blues ya have for one day
Ya have it ya whole life long
Ya got ta be a professional
To sing the dog house song

Aoooh! Ooh oohooh
Aoooh! Ooh oohooh
Aoooh! Mmh mmhmmh
Sing the dog house song!
Dog house!
The dog house
The dog house!
Ya hear my dog house song

I'm gon' tell mah story:
Now my mom an' dad broke up when I wa 4 years old
When I was seven she went and got herself another man; it was hell, y'all
I left home 'fore I was 14 years of age; I figured I'd do better on my own
But then followed eleven years of bumb'lin' around and livin' kinda hand-in-mouth
Sometimes gettin' locked up an' somet- sometimes just goin' cold and hungry
I didn't have me no real school education, so what in the hell what I was gonna be able to do?
But I always did pick on the guitar; I used to put the hat out for spare change
But now I'm makin' this here record and I'm still tryin' to get your spare change
I don't know why went wrong but it ain't bad now
And I just keep playin' my dog house music
Sing the dog house song...!
Aoooh! Ooh oohooh
Aoooh! Ooh oohooh
Aoooh! Ooh oohooh
Sing the dog house song...!
Dog house!
The dog house, hah j-
The dog house! hooh, hoo
Sing the dog house song!
Dog house! A'right yeah
Dog house! Oh do it I'm-
Dog house! Do it ow-
Sing the dog house song
Sing the dog house song!
Sing the dog house song! Yeah
Sing the dog house song!
Sing the dog house song!
I'll sing the dog house song! Yeah
Sing the dog house song! Y'all
[Repeat, Fade]

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Talking Heads – Take Me To The River Lyrics 13 years ago
\he's drawing a link between religion and love - something that has been done many times by many people. He's asking her to 'baptise him' - basically shag him! Its as simple and basic as that

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Mike And The Mechanics – The Living Years Lyrics 13 years ago
Written by B A Robertson - I saw him perform it live on uk daytime tv a few years ago - he said its about regret over the death of his father

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Snow Patrol – I Am an Astronaut Lyrics 13 years ago
Class childlike lyric - should it not read "He's a real gone man" rather than "gunman" though?

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Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart Lyrics 13 years ago
Written by Maria McKee about the end of her relationship with Benmont Tench (a member of Tom Petty's Band). Tench responded by writing "You Little thief" also recorded by Fergal. So Sharkey recorded two singles about the breakup of a relationship each written from the opposing viewpoint. Kinda cool

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Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief Lyrics 13 years ago
Written by Benmont Tench, a member of Tom Petty's band, in response to Maria McKee writing "A Good Heart" about the end of KcKee's relationship with Tench. So Sharkey recorded two singles about the breakup of a relationship each written from the opposing viewpoint. Kinda cool

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Snow Patrol – Making Enemies Lyrics 13 years ago
Not meaning related but the start of the track features backwards masking. Being the sado I am I did reverse it. No messages from Satan though just "Yea yea yeah" repeated, I really must get a life :)

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Steve Earle – No. 29 Lyrics 13 years ago
Like so many SE songs doesn't take much explaining - American footballer looking back to before the accident which ended his career.

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Snow Patrol – An Olive Grove Facing the Sea (Live at Somerset House DVD version) Lyrics 13 years ago
Only slight differences from "When Its All Over We Still Have to Clear Up" but I thought I'd post anyway

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Snow Patrol – An Olive Grove Facing the Sea Lyrics 13 years ago
Appears on the Live At Somerset House DVD – although the lyrics are slightly changed. I'll post them separately

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Snow Patrol – Get Balsamic Vinegar... Quick You Fool Lyrics 13 years ago
Sorry for the double post but I've just found tabs that suggest "if i could hear you say sorry dear"

Which sounds about right & would make the comlete lyric

cut my eyes out dear
so i can't see your smug grin
you're right you always win

untie my hands now
i'm game up to a point
and we're well past bedtime now

all this time away
an' i'm freezing cold now
If I could hear you say
sorry dear

i try hard not to laugh
as she trips up on the step
and her look turns me to stone

i'm closer to the truth
she hates being on her own
but fuck her i'm leaving tonight

why should i live this way
when i could be with someone else

i don't want to hurt her feelings
but she's a crazy fucked up bitch

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Snow Patrol – Get Balsamic Vinegar... Quick You Fool Lyrics 13 years ago
Sorry for the double post but I've just found tabs that suggest "if i could hear you say sorry dear"

Which sounds about right & would make the comlete lyric

cut my eyes out dear
so i can't see your smug grin
you're right you always win

untie my hands now
i'm game up to a point
and we're well past bedtime now

all this time away
an' i'm freezing cold now
If I could hear you say
sorry dear

i try hard not to laugh
as she trips up on the step
and her look turns me to stone

i'm closer to the truth
she hates being on her own
but fuck her i'm leaving tonight

why should i live this way
when i could be with someone else

i don't want to hurt her feelings
but she's a crazy fucked up bitch

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Snow Patrol – Get Balsamic Vinegar... Quick You Fool Lyrics 13 years ago
There is two lines missing from the above lyrics after "And I'm freezing cold now" but I cant make them out "if I could..." something at about minute 38 seconds into the track. If anyone could clear this up it woul stop me messing around with my eq settings!!!

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Snow Patrol – The Only Noise Lyrics 13 years ago
Could it be about Mark McClelland's departure from the band?

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Vanessa Paradis – Joe Le Taxi Lyrics 14 years ago
Ashley - she was 14

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Tony Christie – I Did What I Did for Maria Lyrics 14 years ago
Basically what it says in the lyric. Its written from the viewpoint of a man who has been sentenced to death for killing the man who killed his wife Maria. "When he did what he did to Maria" would tend to suggest she was raped as well

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Fish – The Field Lyrics 14 years ago
"Jacob's Ladder" has again masonic connections. I'm not sure if Fish is a mason - but he did a fund raiser for Dalkeith Masonic Hall - which is the oldest purpose built Masonic Hall in the world. See also "Innocent Party" in which "cheating in the first degree" would seem to support this theory.

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Fish – Innocent Party Lyrics 14 years ago
I think this is about the breakdown of his marriage - although "You sold out all of your secrets" & "cheating in the first degree" have masonic connections. See also "A Field of Crows" which references "Jacob's Ladder" Which has again masonic connections. I'm not sure if Fish is a mason - but he did a fund raiser for Dalkeith Masonic Hall - which is the oldest purpose built Masonic Hall in the world.

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Stiff Little Fingers – Barbed Wire Love Lyrics 14 years ago
Bearhunter is right - lyrics were written by Gordon Ogilvie, who was a journalist with the Daily Express

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Snow Patrol – Set the Fire to the Third Bar Lyrics 14 years ago
The phrase “Set the fire to the third bar” would mean to anybody from Northern Ireland (like Snow Patrol) that you’ve turned an “electrical fire” on full

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Nicky Wire – Break My Heart Slowly Lyrics 14 years ago
I've got to agree with Kurtz - a fuller quote is "“Francis is making a film which is a metaphor for a journey into self He has made
that journey and is still making it. It’s scary to watch someone you love go into
the centre of himself and confront his fears: fear of failure, fear of death, fear of
going insane. You have to fail a little; die a little; go insane a little.”

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South Park – Merry Fucking Christmas Lyrics 14 years ago
I'm going straight to hell singing this one!!!!!

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South Park – The Most Offensive Song Ever Lyrics 14 years ago
"Damn that bitch can suck a good dick" - class

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Fish – Say It With Flowers Lyrics 14 years ago
I heard fish say in an interview that sending short roses is an eastern european way of saying a relationship is over

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Jilted John – Jilted John Lyrics 14 years ago
Full Lyrics are as follows

Jilted John


I've being going out with a girl
Her name is Julie
But last night she said to me
While we were watching telly

This is what she said………

She said "Listen John I love you
But there's this bloke I fancy
I don't want to two time you
So it's the end for you and me

"Who's this bloke?" I asked her
"Gordon" she replied
"Not that poof!" I said dismayed
"yes, but he's no poof" she cried
"He's more of a man than you'll ever be"

Here we go --

I was so upset that I cried
All the way to the chip shop
When I came out there was Gordon
Standing at the bus stop

And guess who was with him?
Yeah Julie
And they were both laughing at me

Oh she's cruel and heartless
To pack me for Gordon
Just because he's better looking than me
Just because he's cool and trendy

But I know he's a moron
Gordon is a moron
Gordon is a moron
Gordon is a moron

Here we go -- 2-3-4

Oh! She's a slag
And he's a creep
She's a tart
He's very cheap
She is a slut
He thinks he's tough
She's a bitch
He is a poof

Yeah yeah - it's not fair
Yeah yeah - it's not fair

I'm so upset
I'm so upset
I'm so upset

I ought to smash his face in
Yeah - but he's bigger than me - ain't he
I know I'll get my mate paddy to hit him
He'd flatten him
Yeah but Paddy's a mate of Gordon ain't he
Ah well - I don't care
Oh I don't care

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Sinead O'Connor – My Special Child Lyrics 14 years ago
I’m not really a SO’C fan but this is a hauntingly beautiful song. It makes her cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares to You” look decidedly light-weight.

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The Kinks – Apeman Lyrics 14 years ago
There is a good cover of this song done by Fish (he of Marillion fame) on his "Songs from the Mirror" Album

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Richard Thompson – Madonna's Wedding Lyrics 14 years ago
On one level this is just a funny song taking the piss out of a much overrated celebrity, but I think Richard is making a more serious point about the crassness of celebrity, which was well illustrated at Madonna’s Wedding.

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Def Leppard – Rocket Lyrics 14 years ago
I think you'll find the opening garble of this song says "We're fighting with the Gods of War" backwards - I didn't buy the vinyl - just ripped to wav then opened with Sound Recorder (standard one that comes with windows) then effects and reverse

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Billy Bragg – From A Vauxhall Velox Lyrics 14 years ago
Vauxhall Velox - 1950s car

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Billy Bragg – This Guitar Says Sorry Lyrics 14 years ago
"The time that it takes to make a baby
Can be the time it takes to make a cup of tea" Class

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Billy Bragg – Richard Lyrics 14 years ago
"When every alpha particle hides a neon nucleus" you don't hear lyrics like that very often!

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Billy Bragg – Like Soldiers Do Lyrics 14 years ago
I was stunned that no-one had posted these lyrics. One of his better songs

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Manic Street Preachers – Archives of Pain Lyrics 14 years ago
Sorry for double post - "Tear the torso with horses and chains" I think is a reference to the ultimate penalty introduced by Edward I of being hung drawn and quartered. Earliest use was against the Welsh prince Dafydd ap Gruffydd in Shrewsbury and another early use was against William Wallace (of Braveheart fame) both for "treason" Please note the quotes I'm not claiming they were traitors!!!!!

Manic.nl site states the line 'Nail it to the House of Lords' refers to Luther who nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg in 1517, which is seen as the beginning of the protestant church.

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Manic Street Preachers – Archives of Pain Lyrics 14 years ago
Reference to House of Lords could be a reference to Lord Longford (who was one of Hindley's greatest supporters) or to the House of Lords being the highest court of appeal under British Law.

Support of the Death Penalty is not necessarily a “Right Wing” view. Stalin wasn’t right wing, China is not right wing etc etc

Its just not a trendy liberal view

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Manic Street Preachers – Yes Lyrics 14 years ago
The soundclip at the end of track says (I think)
"Two dollars you rub her tits
Three dollars you rub her ass
Five dollars you can play with her pussy
Or you can lick her tits
Choice is yours"

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John Otway – Cheryl's Going Home Lyrics 14 years ago
This is a rather touching tale about an ex-girlfriend who split with John just after his first hit “Cor Baby that’s Really Free”. John’s live audiences however are well known for taking their amusement at all of John’s disasters be they professional or private (He’s had many of both!!)

This track appears on his DVD (John Otway – Beware of the Flowers) as part of one of two live shows included. Part of the way through John tells the band to “Shut Up” and addresses the audience. “This isn’t bloody funny! What do you do when your woman has gone away?”

“WANK!” they all reply in unison.

“No! No! because you’re crying – Look Cheryl was my baby. We used to sleep together – on really cold nights in December we’d just lie down and hold each other…. And then I had a hit and that train that bloody train went…….

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Marillion – That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw) Lyrics 14 years ago
Fish "We'd all banned powders from the farm and were doing well with our limited amounts of alcohol until John Arnison, our manager arrived for a night out with the boys. After the usual arguments and sorting out all our problems, both existent and non-existent, into the early hours of the morning I headed for bed and spent the rest of the night staring at the ceiling unable to sleep and considering my options. I wanted to go. I wanted a life. I was so tired of the touring and felt trapped by the machine we'd created. It was ‘That Time of the Night', a lyric that still reads like my resignation statement."

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Undertones – Mars Bars Lyrics 14 years ago
References explained (for International fans)

Mars Bar - nougat topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate - not to be confused with the american chocolate which contained almonds.

Twix - chocolate snack or candy bar made by Mars, Inc. consisting of a cookie centre topped with caramel and coated in milk chocolate.

Packets of Buttons - chocolate buttons

Patrick Moore - famous UK astronomer

Spar - Local convenience store

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Undertones – Mars Bars Lyrics 14 years ago
Not sure about "I've had total fun" If anyone can come up with a better suggestion I'll change it

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