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Donny & Marie Osmond – Morning Side of the Mountain Lyrics 4 years ago
Seems muddled about its idea of what fate is.

So fate was thwarted by chance? It was foreordained, but still didn't happen?

Then I'd say it wasn't meant to be.

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The O'Kaysions – Girl Watcher [*] Lyrics 4 years ago
This guy must have social anxiety. He only watches. (And why throw away your toys? That seems pointless.)

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The O'Kaysions – Girl Watcher [*] Lyrics 4 years ago
This guy must have social anxiety. He only watches. (And why throw away your toys? That seems pointless.)

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The Tee Set – Ma Belle Amie Lyrics 5 years ago
I think the singer is bitter and in denial. It's most obvious in the "Let the bells ring" part.

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Billy Joe Royal – Cherry Hill Park Lyrics 5 years ago
@[Zorro3:4940] Looks that way sucka. Three years and counting.

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John Prine – Illegal Smile Lyrics 5 years ago
@[bigbluezuk:4939] That doesn't sound very illegal. I don't believe him. It's acid.

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The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky Lyrics 5 years ago
@[renezeg:4938] Actually God can be an eye in the metaphorical sense... like on the back of a dollar bill.

Not that I think it's about God. But I think it has double (or multiple) meanings. I think it's primarily a love song, but with a "Nineteen Eighty-Four" leitmotif.

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The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky Lyrics 5 years ago
@[renezeg:4937] Actually God can be an eye in the metaphorical sense... like on the back of a dollar bill.

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Bobby Goldsboro – Honey Lyrics 5 years ago
@[Zorro3:4935]. Oh yeah! And "Last Kiss" by Wayne Cochran and "Billy Don't Be a Hero" by Bo Donaldson.

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Bobby Goldsboro – Honey Lyrics 5 years ago
This is one giant hunk of Velveeta. It belongs on a compilation album with Austin Robert's "Rocky" and. David Geddes's "Run Joey Run."

That album should come with a free "Love Story" DVD.

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Bobby Goldsboro – Honey Lyrics 5 years ago
@[mrrees:4934] I think people assume that because he caught her crying needlessly in the middle of the day andnthe assumption would be because she knew she was dying and that would most likely be cancer.

HOWEVER, if it were cancer, it seems likely she wouldn't have died alone. That she was alone makes it seem unexpected.


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Looking Glass – Brandy (you're A Fine Girl) Lyrics 6 years ago
Reminds me a bit of the play/movie "Fanny."

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Roger Miller – Engine, Engine #9 Lyrics 6 years ago
I think his imagination is running away with him in the final verse. She's not at her expected stop, so she's run off with another man? Does not follow. Great song.

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The Doors – Touch Me Lyrics 6 years ago
You are correct. Gramatically, it should be "you and me."

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Sugarloaf – Don't Call Us, We'll Call You Lyrics 7 years ago
True story. CBS Records passed on "Green Eyed Lady."

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Andy Gibb – An Everlasting Love Lyrics 7 years ago
Good disco dance tune, but these lyrics are nonsensical.

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The Monkees – Daydream Believer Lyrics 7 years ago
Can anyone explain the spoken introduction? What does "Seven-A" mean?

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Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels Lyrics 7 years ago
You are not alone, spectrekitty...

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Billy Joe Royal – Cherry Hill Park Lyrics 7 years ago
Is being able to make a "lyric correction" post just a way to let me let off steam? It doesn't seem to actually correct anything. I've given it over a year.

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The Shirelles – Foolish Little Girl Lyrics 7 years ago
This song is very unusual in that the chorus is not an echo of the soloist, but is in opposition, as a classic Greek chorus. Rather reminds me of "I Won;t Say I'm In Love" from Disney's "Hercules", that did the same thing, obviously intending to emulate a Greek chorus.

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Gin Blossoms – Allison Road Lyrics 8 years ago
Great tune. However, I would have had eight cowbell strikes starting seven seconds into the song and stopping at ten seconds.

MORE COWBELL!

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Heart – Alone Lyrics 8 years ago
Wow, fascinating question.

Fact is, I came here to gripe about the non-sequitur of the question, "How do I get you alone?" I, like most everybody, thought that's what it was, but after playing the lyrics in their entirety, I realized the situation didn't really raise that question.

"How do I get you alone," would fit if the singer wanted to get amorous with someone, but was repeatedly stopped by the presence of other people. There is no indication that that is the case; in fact, there is no mention of any other people.

She is alone in her room. She had planned to confess her love for him that night. She tried to call him, he didn't answer. To follow that with "How do I get you alone?" is like... WHAT? "How do I get to alone" makes all the sense, however.

Now, Quangelo, the point you raise suggests the possibility that Nancy and Ann don't know themselves. Maybe they even CHANGED it, as time passed. (They did not write this song.)

The first recorded version was for the TV series "Dreams". I just played it on youtube and I'm pretty clearly hearing "to."


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Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror Lyrics 8 years ago
And O.J.'s innocent?

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Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror Lyrics 8 years ago
So you'd never convict anyone of a crime, unless they confess?

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Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror Lyrics 8 years ago
Do you really think so?

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Kenny Rogers – Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town Lyrics 8 years ago
Anyone think this is partially inspired by Johnny Cash's "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"?

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Kenny Rogers – Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town Lyrics 8 years ago
Well how about making one yourself?

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Eric Carmen – Go All the Way Lyrics 8 years ago
It's about doing it.

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The Zombies – When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through Her Eyes Lyrics 8 years ago
Dang, this song is dumb.

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The Vapors – Jimmie Jones Lyrics 8 years ago
Brilliant song. It's about Jim Jones and Jonestown.

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Kim Carnes – Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes) Lyrics 8 years ago
And the name of the album is "Barking at Airplanes," a metaphor for irrational fear.

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Kim Carnes – Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes) Lyrics 8 years ago
I take it to be about irrational fears. I think it's also somewhat tongue-in-cheek. She knows her fears are irrational, but cries about them anyway. Like the "If I disappeared..." line, she knows she won't, but thinks about it anyway.

Clever to have a song that isn't about the usual song subjects: love lust, dancing, etc., but night fears... unique.

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Joan Armatrading – Drop the Pilot Lyrics 8 years ago
Plausible analysis; the political analysis seems strained. although it's always possible both are true (look at "Eye in the Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project... two meanings).

However, when she says "Try my balloon," that makes me think of a "trial balloon," I don't think it's so obvious a reference as breasts... it just means "Try me." and fits in with the overall aeronautic theme.

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Electric Light Orchestra – The Diary of Horace Wimp Lyrics 8 years ago
I think it's somewhat inspired by Solomon Grundy (q.v.).

Definitely a very Beatles-esque tune. I've heard it compared to "Ob-La-Di," but I don't hear that. It most reminds me of "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time."

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John Prine – Illegal Smile Lyrics 8 years ago
It's acid.

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ABBA – Tiger Lyrics 9 years ago
Ah yes! I see it. I knew the people saying it was a rapist were stretching. I thought it to be a more general: simply about the multiple dangers of the city, but heroin explains many of the lines. However, "never walk alone after midnight," what does that mean?

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Billy Joe Royal – Cherry Hill Park Lyrics 9 years ago
She wasn't "smart"; she was "fun."

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Talking Heads – Mr. Jones Lyrics 9 years ago
Very astute, sirsawblade. I think you've got a lot of it... but there's more too I bet.

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Talking Heads – Mr. Jones Lyrics 9 years ago
"Cold beer... from metal cans." Does Byrne sound exactly like Robin Williams when he says that or what?

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Talking Heads – Mr. Jones Lyrics 9 years ago
It is uncanny how much this song sounds like it could have been done by "They Might Be Giants." sort of like when Peter Paul and Mary did "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" and deliberately tried to sound like the Mamas and the Papas. Only, I doubt the Talking Heads were emulating TMBG, they weren't very big at the time.

But the tongue-in-cheek humor, both lyrical and musical. And the nonsensicalness of the whole enterprise. And even starting a title with "Mister". Geez, how many times did TMBG do that?

The whole album "Blind" for that matter.

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Rick Springfield – Don't Talk To Strangers Lyrics 9 years ago
Oh yeah, and when was the Golden Rule changed?

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Talking Heads – Take Me To The River Lyrics 9 years ago
Just a thought. I always took the phrase "Take Me to the River" to mean "Kill me."

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George Jones – My Elusive Dreams Lyrics 9 years ago
Cheesy. I don't see why in a song about wanderlust and not being satisfied with what you have, they had to throw in the bit about the kid dying. Makes it artifically sadder.

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Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around And Fell In Love Lyrics 9 years ago
These lyrics are so dumb. So what happened exactly? Why did he fall in love? What was she like? Nada. Just the title repeated ad nauseum.

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Survivor – High On You Lyrics 9 years ago
I'm confused. So this is a song about love at first sight? Do the lyrics switch perspectives? Is he singing to the object of his desire the whole time? What does "Let me tell you about the girl I met/had last night" mean? Is it an aside to the listener?

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Rick Springfield – Jessie's Girl Lyrics 9 years ago
"I've been funny, I've been cool with the lines, Ain't that the way love's supposed to be?"

I can't decide if this is unintentionally shallow, or brilliantly tongue-in-cheek.

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Rick Springfield – Jessie's Girl Lyrics 9 years ago
"I've been funny, I've been cool with the lines, Ain't that the way love's supposed to be?"

I can't decide if this is unintentionally shallow or brilliantly tongue-in-cheek.

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Rick Springfield – Don't Talk To Strangers Lyrics 9 years ago
This song is so poorly written. Almost every line is cringeworthy. Especially, "Now who's this Don Juan I've been hearing of? Love hurts when only one's in love." Jarring shift there. At least it rhymes.

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Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You Lyrics 9 years ago
So is this song ileist? She goes on for most of the song in the third person. Then comes the easy-to-miss line, "Can'tcha see? (Can'tcha see?) It's me!"

So when she says, "she" she's actually referring to herself the whole time?


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The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky Lyrics 10 years ago
It's a floor wax! It's a dessert topping! IT'S A FLOOR WAX! IT'S A DESSERT TOPPING!

It's both!

Just look at that shine! And it's delicious!

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