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Cat Stevens – Wild World Lyrics 9 years ago
This song is NOT about a father and daughter. Many of you are taking things too literally. This song is most certainly written from the perspective of a guy who has been dumped by (a possibly somewhat younger) girlfriend.

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Jackson Browne – Running On Empty Lyrics 9 years ago
Lyric correction:

"In '65 I was seventeen and running up 101"

He is most certainly talking about driving up US Highway 101 on the west coast.

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Adele – Rolling in the Deep Lyrics 10 years ago
The song is catchy and certainly better than most pop songs these days, but I must say the lyrics are pretty bad. Just kind of rambling, vacuous and not very creative. Probably appeals to middle school girls who just got dumped by their bf, but not really a lot to offer anyone with a few intellectual brain cells. Just my two cents.

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Jefferson Starship – We Built This City Lyrics 10 years ago
It looks like pretty much everyone here has missed the point.

Bernie Taupin is one of the greatest lyricists of all time (see nearly all of Elton John's songs). He didn't write this crap by accident. The public at large and perhaps even the band members themselves may not realize it, but the lyrics to this song are a *satire* of the 80s music scene and perhaps even the band itself.

"Someone's always playing corporation games
Who cares, they're always changing corporation names"

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Toad the Wet Sprocket – Something's Always Wrong Lyrics 10 years ago
Thanks for this. Would be nice if they were put in the main lyrics page perhaps in parentheses.

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Lady A – Need You Now Lyrics 10 years ago
Just what the world needs, a country pop song about drunk dialing.

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Lady A – I Run to You Lyrics 10 years ago
It doesn't mean much of anything. It's just a terrible song lyric. Also of note is that the world is actually not spinning faster. It spins slower every day.

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Hank Williams – Your Cheatin' Heart Lyrics 10 years ago
No comments on this song? WTF?

Each line is 4 syllables and each verse is 8 lines. Amazing he could write such brilliant poetry while staying true to such a rigid structure.

Love the bitterness in this one. Only one that comes close in terms of bitterness is Del Shannon 10-15 years later.

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The Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care Lyrics 10 years ago
The other guys seem like amateurs next to Roy lol.

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The Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care Lyrics 10 years ago
Well for starters a couple of them died.

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Roy Orbison – Running Scared Lyrics 10 years ago
One comment?

This is one of the best songs of all time. LMAO

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Roy Orbison – In Dreams Lyrics 11 years ago
And the lyrics near the end should be:

"It's too bad that all these things
Can only happen in my dreams"

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Roy Orbison – In Dreams Lyrics 11 years ago
I agree with vlocko. This may masquerade as a simple love song, but it is really about losing a loved one (as in death).

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Roy Orbison – Crying Lyrics 11 years ago
This is the best song of all time. IMO

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Sarah McLachlan – U Want Me 2 Lyrics 11 years ago
Yeah, in fact that's what brought me here to see if anyone else had noticed the same. To my untrained ear, that was the first thing I noticed. I love 'Mad World' and generally like Sarah McLachlan, but was kind of disappointed in the similarity here.

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Mr. Mister – Kyrie Lyrics 11 years ago
It's definitely not Latin people. So I'm inclined to believe the others who say it's Greek :-)

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Sarah McLachlan – Sweet Surrender Lyrics 11 years ago
My thoughts exactly. I'm a guy too. Maybe we have a different perspective on this song. Maybe it's the wrong perspective. Who knows?

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Nirvana – Drain You Lyrics 11 years ago
There is clearly an intentional umbilical cord reference. This is likely symbolic, but I'm surprised it's not mentioned more in the comments (I did see one mention). If taken literally I would view the verse and chorus (doesn't really seem much like a chorus but the part that repeats 3 times) being told from the point of view of an unborn to its young mother. The second verse would be the scene after the birth.

I always liked this song because of the way it twists perspective. There have been millions of songs written from the perspective of a boy losing his girl, or a girl falling in love or whatever, but how many have been written from the point of view of an unborn baby? Like I said it's probably symbolic in nature (i.e. Kurt is using the baby as a metaphor for himself), but it has an impressive creative affect.

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Chicago – Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Lyrics 12 years ago
This is an anti-war song. Was written in the time of the Veitnam War when guys of their age were getting drafted and dying in large numbers. It was also a time when you couldn't just come out with an anti-war song if you wanted to make it as musicians (I believe this was their first single), which explains why the references are veiled.

So the time of the day seems rather trivial when your buddies are dying in Nam and you are worried about being drafted. "We've all got time enough to cry/die" seems pretty obvious. Meanwhile all of the older crowd (the ones old enough to not be drafted) are running around worried about making a buck. Remember there was also a large disparity in that the poor kids were often drafted while rich kids often found ways to avoid going to Nam. You see this also in CCR's 'Fortunate Son.'

'A pretty lady looked at me and said her diamond watch had stopped cold dead.' Again we have the rich/poor dichotomy along with an allusion to the thousands of dead soldiers in Nam.

Just my two cents, but I must say I was surprised no one else commented on this song being largely related to the Vietnam War.

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