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Fountains of Wayne – Alien For Christmas Lyrics 8 years ago
No Christmas rock & roll collection is complete without this song. It's a great holiday song. It doesn't even take 17 eyes to see that.

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Fountains of Wayne – Radiation Vibe Lyrics 8 years ago
This band once went by the name, "Three Men Who When Standing Side By Side Have A Wingspan Of Over Twelve Feet." Can you imagine their introduction? "Won't you please welcome, 'Three Men Who When etc etc etc...'". I had heard long ago that they also once went by the name, "The Wallflowers," but sold or gave it to Jacob Dylan for his band. However, I think that might just be an urban legend.

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Blue Öyster Cult – Don't Fear The Reaper Lyrics 8 years ago
As of 2012, about 3,000 people commit suicide per day worldwide.

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Blue Öyster Cult – Don't Fear The Reaper Lyrics 8 years ago
Just watched it. It's what brought me here. I didn't know what the 40,000 men and women referred to. EEK!

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Boston – More Than A Feeling Lyrics 8 years ago
The greatest rock song of all time. And when Boston played it live on their first three tours, it sounded almost exactly like the studio version. Brad Delp's voice was that incredible.

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Coldplay – Viva la Vida Lyrics 8 years ago
Beautiful melody. Awful lyrics. "Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes?" No. You SEE the fear in their eyes. "Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand?" How about just, "pillars of salt and sand?"

Perhaps Coldplay could hold a contest to rewrite these lyrics? They're a great band. This song cries out for better lyrics.

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Head East – Never Been any Reason Lyrics 8 years ago
It's called passion about music. Nuthin' wrong with that. 6 1/2 years later (grin).

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Head East – This Womans In Love Lyrics 8 years ago
Great song. Wonderful bass riff throughout.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics 9 years ago
"silver screen FLOTATION?"

That's a new one.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics 9 years ago
"And Cobain can you hear the spheres singing songs off Station to Station?"

Who, or what, are, "the spheres?"

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Boston – Used To Bad News Lyrics 9 years ago
This was the second Boston song written exclusively by lead singer Brad Delp. The lyrics are real tight and they flow beautifully. It's a great song and fits in to the second Boston album perfectly.

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Boston – Hollyann Lyrics 9 years ago
I'm just relieved that the line in the song is, "We were for life and we would never concede it," instead of, "We were pro-life and we would never concede it." Can you imagine the difference that one little change would have made?

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics 9 years ago
"Good Vibration" is clearly a nod to the song, "Good Vibrations," and to the Beach Boys, a band that has always been clearly identified with California. Other than that, I think it's just acknowledging the fact that California is known to experience many different natural disasters, but none of them will ever be powerful enough to eliminate californication.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics 9 years ago
"Californication" is everywhere. You don't have to travel to California to experience it.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics 9 years ago
Is "portration" a real word? I don't see it in dictionaries, and a Google search returns, "Did you mean: portmeirion porttriton portrotation portraiture"

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Bob Seger – Her Strut Lyrics 9 years ago
Exactly! I didn't know that for years, either.

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Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up Lyrics 9 years ago
I can't believe that no one has commented on this song.

It's meaning is clarified in the line:

"I know what it means to work HARDON machines."

It's about masturbation.

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Blue Öyster Cult – R. U. Ready 2 Rock Lyrics 9 years ago
Wow. That's an obscure (but interesting) fact.

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Blue Öyster Cult – Godzilla Lyrics 9 years ago
Great song.

But it needs more cowbell.

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Aerosmith – F.I.N.E. Lyrics 9 years ago
They even mention Tipper Gore in this song:
"Even Tipper thinks I'm alright..."

Great song!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics 9 years ago
Interesting. I've been trying to figure out that one line in the song since it was released. And whether the "Cobain" mentioned is someone else, what or who the "spheres" are and how they were able to sing, and if "Station to Station" is not about the Bowie album at all. There is a California Oranges Company but I don't see any historical reference to a Doug or Douglas Cobain. But I'm heading down that path for awhile.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket – Something's Always Wrong Lyrics 9 years ago
Is this correct?



Another day, I call and never speak.
And you would say, "Nothing's changed at all."
And I can't feel much hope for anything,
If I won't be there to catch you if you fall...

...again. (again we fail)
It seems we meet, (to meet and mend)
In the spaces, (the spaces safe)
In between. (between intents)
Always say, (we say too much)
"Won't be long." (and long been gone)
No, but something's always wrong.

Another game of putting things aside,
As if we'll come back to them sometime.
A brace of hope,
A pride of innocence.
And you would say, "Something has gone wrong...

...again." (again we fail)
It seems we meet, (to make amends)
In the spaces, (and wend our way)
In between. (between intents)
We'd always say, (and looking back)
"Won't be long." (not moving on)
No, but something's always wrong.

And again, (again we fail)
It seems we meet, (to meet and mend)
In the spaces, (the spaces safe)
In between. (between intents)
Always say, (we say too much)
"Won't be long." (too long been gone)

No, but something's always wrong,
Something's always wrong,
Something's always wrong.

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Mott The Hoople – All the Young Dudes Lyrics 10 years ago
This is one of those rare rock songs that really is an "anthem."

David Bowie wrote this for Mott the Hoople in one sitting. He originally offered them the song, "Suffragette City" (from his not-yet-recorded album, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"), but they declined it! (Note to bands: If David Bowie offers you a song, just take it).

According to Bowie, it was written about the impending apocalypse ("…carry the news"), though the more widely held interpretations -- like those listed here -- are far more popular and make more sense.

It's doubtful that the song makes any reference to Freddy Mercury. The name it mentions is, "Freedy," not Freddy. And while the band Queen (with Freddy Mercury) had formed by 1972, they had yet to be signed or tour, as most of the members were still finishing college.

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Led Zeppelin – For Your Life Lyrics 10 years ago
Hang on to that book, "Presence - Off The Record." It appears to be out of print.

I think these may be the most accurate lyrics to this song yet.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama Lyrics 11 years ago
I always remember the exact date I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert. It was July 7, 1977 -- or 7/7/77. It was a fantastic show and they definitely played this song that night. They went on to play 13 more shows before the unscheduled stop in McComb.

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Five for Fighting – The Riddle Lyrics 11 years ago
While, "Catch a Dylan song..." is clearly a reference to Bob Dylan, "some eclipse of the moon" has nothing to do with Pink Floyd. Their album was actually titled, "Dark Side of the Moon" (and did include a song titled, "Eclipse"), but FFF is simply referring to a lunar eclipse here.

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Led Zeppelin – For Your Life Lyrics 11 years ago
The meaning of this song changes depending on who was or is asked and when. At one point it was about a friend of the bands cocaine addiction. At another, it was about the band itself. And, “Hammer of the Gods,” is not a bio, but merely two weeks of observations in 1975 by a writer and the remainder unsubstantiated rumors and heresay from a bitter tour manager who was later fired. The only REAL manager they ever had (tour or otherwise) was Peter Grant, so it’s easy to believe that any other “manager” working for them would be miserable. And probably vindictive.

The line is, “cook it” — not, “cocaine.” Plant says it in the studio version, and TWICE during the live performance of the song at the 2008 O2 show (he repeats just THAT line near the end of the song — no doubt to reiterate what he’s REALLY singing).

To date, I’ve only found one lyrics or Led Zeppelin fan website that lists the correct lyrics to this song.

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Train – Hey, Soul Sister Lyrics 11 years ago
What is the "untrimmed chest" mentioned in the song?

Is it actually refering to the hair on his chest?


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Nazareth – Woke Up This Morning Lyrics 12 years ago
The studio version of this song (from the album, "Razamanaz") ROCKS!!

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Dire Straits – Tunnel Of Love Lyrics 13 years ago
Thanks!

Ok, so a "Waltzer" is a fairground ride. I've seen these rides before, but didn't know that's what they were called (even though it's probably spelled out in huge letters on them - duh).

I also found that a "six blade" is a six-bladed knife (kind of figured that's what it was). Dire Straits first album actually contains a song titled, "Six Blade Knife."

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Led Zeppelin – For Your Life Lyrics 13 years ago
The word "cocaine" is never mentioned in this song. The actual line is:

"Don't you wanna cook it...cook it...cook it?"

Listen carefully. It's very clear.

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Dire Straits – Tunnel Of Love Lyrics 13 years ago
I've loved this song since it came out. The amazing production, Knoffler's guitar, Roy Bittan's piano. And the lyrics -- though I've never fully understood a few of them:

1) What does, "Getting crazy on the Waltzers," mean?

2) What's a "sixblade?"

3) Is "Rockaway" an actual location in the U.K.?

4) Should it actually be "rock away" when it's used in: "Another hustle just to make it big. And rock away, rock away?"

Thanks!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication Lyrics 13 years ago
"And little girls from Sweden dream of silver screen quotations" is actually a reference to just one girl: Greta Garbo. She moved to Hollywood from her native Sweden and became a movie star before movies had sound. She was still the most popular actress at the time that sound was added to movies, and her fans were excited to finally hear her actual voice in a movie for the first time. Hence, the line, "dream of silver screen quotations."

"Cobain can you hear the spheres singing songs off 'Station to Station'?" is very obscure in it's entirety. "Spheres" are referenced in the title track of that Bowie album as the ten "stations" of a diagram called the "Tree of Life," where God manifests through ten emanations or "spheres." Perhaps Kurt Cobain identified with that, or as others have noted, he and Nirvana have several different ties to that Bowie album and David Bowie himself.

Remember, too, that parts (or all) of this line may have just been placed there to rhyme, and really have no meaning whatsoever. There's no law against doing that, and Anthony Kiedis may have been laughing about it ever since.

The lyrics and song itself are AMAZING, regardless.

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