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The Lumineers – Ophelia Lyrics 3 years ago
Love this song! Reminds me very much of a similar time in my life, when I had one girl on my mind. It's funny because I was listening to a lot of Lumineers at the time as well. I'm curious as to what 'since the flood' could mean though.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fight Like a Brave Lyrics 4 years ago
Love this song, pretty sure it's about his struggle with drug addiction and fighting back against it. This song was written at a time when he was trying hard to fight against his addiction, so it would make sense.

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Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways Lyrics 5 years ago
True, I figured there was something deeper.

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Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways Lyrics 5 years ago
I wonder if the actor he's mistaken for is Tobey Maguire. I've always thought they look alike.

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Bob Dylan – Mr. Tambourine Man Lyrics 5 years ago
I agree. There are many references in the lyrics that support this. He is weary but he can't sleep and all he wants is to forget about the worries on his mind and to drift off to sleep.
By the third verse he is warning about possibly talking in his sleep and for anyone else there not to worry or confuse that with him being awake (the part about laughing and spinning not being aimed at anyone). He is also saying that while asleep you might hear music, but not to wake up because of it as it is part of the dream (I wouldn't pay it any mind, it's just a shadow you're chasin').
In the fourth verse I believe he wants to have a peaceful dream that takes him away from nightmares (the haunted, frightened trees) and away from the sadness and worry of real life.

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Vampire Weekend – Campus Lyrics 6 years ago
This is how I always thought of this. Now that I see it the other way, I really don't see it fitting.

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Dave Matthews Band – Why I Am Lyrics 6 years ago
I think this is about the lessons they learned from the death of their fallen bandmate. They learned that they could not sit by and wallow in pain and sadness, but that he would want them to keep making music, and it inspired them to make good music too, as they began to realize how death can come at any moment without anyone really knowing when.

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Laura Nyro – New York Tendaberry Lyrics 6 years ago
How can this have no comments? It's a beautiful love letter to NYC and it is one of the greatest things to ever touch my ears!!

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Ben Kweller – Mean to Me Lyrics 6 years ago
Great Ben Kweller song! I love the new album. I think the riff clashes a bit with the rest of it but it's still very good.

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Foo Fighters – Times Like These Lyrics 6 years ago
I personally think that this song is about 9/11. Especially after seeing the video for it where at the end Dave is really serious unlike most of their videos. I think that it is supposed to be an inspirational song one that says "yeah we hit a road block as a country, but we will come out of it better than ever".

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Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies) Lyrics 7 years ago
Not saying that's not one interpretation. But if you are going by the literal explanation of the song, the OP wasn't quite correct. The song isn't about not sleeping at all, its about the lie that kids are told about sleeping and that you won't "die faster than without water" as it says right there in the words.

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Ben Kweller – Penny on the Train Track Lyrics 7 years ago
I agree with most of your comment, but at some points in the song he does seem to show regret for not having a traditional life.

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Laura Nyro – Poverty Train Lyrics 7 years ago
this is about the plight of the poor. People who have money care little for them and many are addicted to drugs.

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Bright Eyes – Arc of Time (Time Code) Lyrics 7 years ago
everyone criticized this song for being too "poppy". I don't see it at all. Sure it is upbeat, but he is talking about his opinions on death here, which is not really different from a lot of other songs by Bright Eyes. Also the instrumentation is some of the best I have heard from them.

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Elliott Smith – Angeles Lyrics 7 years ago
Yeah he knows its not about drugs... he said that

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Hot Hot Heat – Let Me In Lyrics 7 years ago
This is my favorite hot hot heat song!! It is just so inspiring to me. It gives me goosebumps every time I hear it!

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Roy Orbison – Blue Bayou Lyrics 7 years ago
beautiful song!! Roy Orbison's voice is perfect. I think this has to do with someday having a perfect life and always to aspire for that beautiful life even if you can't see it at the moment.

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Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said Lyrics 7 years ago
@pejoze You are misinformed. Osama was wanted for 9/11 as he admitted to orchestrating the attacks. When they killed him they found many documents about the orchestration of 9/11 in his house.

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Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945 Lyrics 7 years ago
That part, to me feels like its about the Holocaust. Not just anne frank personally but the entire plight of the Jews and the others who were slaughtered needlessly. Everybody either kept quiet or sided with the Nazis and pretty much just let this occur. And I feel like the last line is Mangum's point of view about how terrible all of that really is.

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Cake – Sick of You Lyrics 7 years ago
Part of this at least seems to be about obsession with new things. The singer points out that everything will be the same in the end, so these things don't even really matter in the long run.

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Smash Mouth – I just wanna see Lyrics 7 years ago
I absolutely love this song! I agree with the above posters. It is about slowing down from the frenzy that is day to day life and noticing the beauty of the world.

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Lupe Fiasco – Till I Get There Lyrics 8 years ago
I think it's "flaws" not "floss"

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Guster – Two at a Time Lyrics 8 years ago
What religion are they then? Jews learn the story of Noah too.

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The Polyphonic Spree – Section 9 (Light & Day/Reach for the Sun) Lyrics 8 years ago
I'm pretty sure this song is optimistic. It's sincere at least. The parts about "flying to the red" and "one more you're dead" are warnings about lifestyle and not doing drugs I think. So the message is just "follow the day and reach for the sun" which basically means just enjoy the world and life for its beauty and that drugs aren't the answer.

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Kanye West – Runaway Lyrics 8 years ago
I think this one of the best songs ever made. The minimalism in the music in some parts that just comes together with the other instruments later... my god this is beautiful. Kanye reveals something deep within himself about how he can't form relationships and I think he doesn't just mean romantically either. He just has trouble relating to other people.

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Guster – Hercules Lyrics 8 years ago
This is my new favorite Guster song! I think its about a love affair. Someone you can lean on but you know you shouldn't.

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Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blues Lyrics 8 years ago
Yeah this is an amazing song. It's all about conservation and letting animals be. Not my main cause in life but if the message is but behind such brilliant music I can deal with it.

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Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Lyrics 8 years ago
It basically means that the suburbs suck the uniqueness out of people. They call art and singing pretentious and want you to become like everyone else and "just punch the clock". And just get up at a certain time and go to work like everyone else.

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Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies) Lyrics 8 years ago
They're not saying don't sleep at all... they're saying you don't have to sleep when society tells you to and that its just a social convention that should be broken and that there are plenty others like that.

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Laura Nyro – Wedding Bell Blues Lyrics 8 years ago
Completely agree with everything you said!

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The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy Lyrics 8 years ago
I also feel like rappers today took the wrong message from this song. It wasn't about showing off that he was rich and all the nice things you get when you're rich, but about overcoming obstacles in your life to achieve a better one, despite a negative atmosphere growing up, which he was able to do against the odds.

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Jason Soroka – Keep Lyrics 8 years ago
I like the feel of it. It reminds me of getting goosebumps when your body feels cold and warm at the same time and I really like that feeling. Also the idea of having someone there to comfort you. I cannot stop listening to this song, its so good!

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Sublime – Greatest Hits Lyrics 8 years ago
This song reminds me of the 90s and days where you are just being lazy and realize that all the things in your life can wait for you sometimes.

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Laura Nyro – Gibsom Street Lyrics 8 years ago
Actually I think this could be about fame and her insecurities with it. Also how deceitful some people can be in the business and a warning against the lifestyle.

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Laura Nyro – Gibsom Street Lyrics 8 years ago
Is Gibsom Street a real place? I would highly doubt it but I don't know. I don't really know what this song is talking about. Anyone have any ideas?

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Laura Nyro – Captain Saint Lucifer Lyrics 8 years ago
I think its alcohol. Especially from the "sip sip" parts. But tsreyb is right, she left it very vague.

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State Radio – Right Me Up Lyrics 8 years ago
How is that stupid? They clearly knew the sick kid and it was about that, but it also talks about the Red Sox and "taking another swing" so it talks about both and you can't be wrong in an interpretation of song, its opinion.

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Laura Nyro – Map to the Treasure Lyrics 8 years ago
Hahahaha that was my favorite episode when I was a kid!!! And your analysis is interesting. I've never thought about it like that but you have a really good point!

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Laura Nyro – Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp Lyrics 8 years ago
It's true that her vocal range is limited in this song. I kind of like it. She doesn't have to go all over the scale in every song! It's great!

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Sublime – Santeria Lyrics 9 years ago
Lol you all yelled at someone who posted 6 1/2 years before the first reply lmao

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Barenaked Ladies – Pinch Me Lyrics 9 years ago
@focus007. That's interesting, because I take the last line completely differently. To me it seems that he could go make a big change in his life to rid himself of that apathy that surrounds his life, but like he says, "all his stuff is there anyway" so why leave? It seems lazy and indifferent to me.

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Wilco – You Never Know Lyrics 9 years ago
Isn't My Sweet Lord a rip off as well from some '60s girls group?

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Wale – chillin Lyrics 9 years ago
I love how quickly everything changes... Jeremy Shockey is now a Superbowl champion and the Giants didn't even make the playoffs lol

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State Radio – Knights of Bostonia Lyrics 9 years ago
I love this song!

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State Radio – Right Me Up Lyrics 9 years ago
lol its about both, guys relax. Clearly they wouldn't say "it wont be long till we are up again having another swing" if they werent trying to reference Manny Ramirez at all. To dismiss that entirely is pretty ignorant.

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Monsters of Folk – Temazcal Lyrics 9 years ago
I think its a Mexican sauna. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Monsters of Folk – Temazcal Lyrics 9 years ago
This song is so beautiful. It reminds me of the beach at night for some reason. It's the most relaxing thing I've ever heard!

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Monsters of Folk – Whole Lotta' Losing Lyrics 9 years ago
Love the "flowers peeping up through a crack in the concrete" part. This whole album is really good, but this is the catchiest song on here.

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Wilco – You Never Know Lyrics 9 years ago
I thought it was about the paranoia that every generation has gone through about the world ending, but it never has. It's about that and how people seem to be waiting for the end to come around.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California Lyrics 9 years ago
That's crazy! By The Way is the best RHCP album of all!

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