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The Andrews Sisters – Rum And Coca-Cola Lyrics 7 days ago
@[sharkycharming:44153] My dad too. The kids had no idea what it was about!

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The Andrews Sisters – Rum And Coca-Cola Lyrics 7 days ago
@[sharkycharming:44151] I don't know how the Andrews Siaters could have missed the meaning; it's not exactly subtle! It may have been convenient for them to claim this when the song was banned in some markets due to its racy lyrics.

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George Clinton – Atomic Dog Lyrics 22 days ago
@[kmk_natasha:43961] A masterpiece of funk!

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Fleetwood Mac – Hypnotized Lyrics 2 months ago
It always sounds to me like Bob Welch is mispronouncing it as "Hyp-mo-tized."

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John Denver – Rita Ballou Lyrics 2 months ago
@[james11018:43290] John Denver did a lot of covers. Yes this is Guy Clark.

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Robyn Hitchcock – Executioner Lyrics 3 months ago
This is an excruciatingly beautiful song. I believe it's about ending a doomed relationship because, well, someone has to do it.

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Robyn Hitchcock – The Lizard Lyrics 3 months ago
About Jim Morrison, who called himself the Lizard King, and died in the bathtub.

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Simon and Garfunkel – Bookends Theme Lyrics 4 months ago
@[archard:42536] ie, "They're all you have left."

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Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens Lyrics 4 months ago
@[brian0001:42318] I think you've nailed it, thank you!

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Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens Lyrics 4 months ago
@[brian0001:42317] I think you've nailed it, thank you!

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Bobbie Gentry – Ode To Billie Joe Lyrics 4 months ago
@[Sir_Larrikin:42133] I also thought they had thrown a baby from the bridge (miscarried very premature or aborted), then Billie Joe couldn't live with it and committed suicide. I thought the flowers were her version of bringing flowers to the grave of Billie Joe and the baby.

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Roberta Flack – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Lyrics 4 months ago
@[quester:42131] As Peggy Seeger sings it (and I think the original lyrics) the line is, "I thought our joy would fill the earth," rather than, "I knew our joy would fill the earth..." This one-word change makes it into a song looking back at a lost love. What amazing lyrics!

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Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly Lyrics 4 months ago
@RozYeh! Don McLean is a wonderful songwriter; I'm sure this was about something other than American Pie. But I agree with your interpretation.

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The Average White Band – Cut the Cake Lyrics 5 months ago
Sex.

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Bob Seger – Ship of Fools Lyrics 5 months ago
I always thought these lyrics made a good metaphor for Richard Nixon—the guy who refused to listen to anyone around him while his ship was going down.

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Neil Diamond – Play Me Lyrics 5 months ago
@[j116572142:41598] What an interesting take. I\'m going to have to listen to it again with that context.

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Queen – '39 Lyrics 5 months ago
@[DouglasNC:41529] Nailed it! This is one of my favorite Queen songs, and an example of what happens when your songwriter also happens to be an astrophysicist.

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Kris Kristofferson – Me and Bobby McGee Lyrics 5 months ago
@[a1anorth:41528] And Gordon Lightfoot. Each put their own style to this beautiful song.

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John Denver – Leaving On a Jet Plane Lyrics 6 months ago
@[serafim:41402] You\'re quoting the Peter Paul & Mary cover; this is as written by Denver.

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John Denver – Leaving On a Jet Plane Lyrics 6 months ago
@[serafim:41401] You\'re quoting the Peter Paul & Mary cover; this is as written by Denver.

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Robyn Hitchcock – Madonna of the Wasps Lyrics 6 months ago
@[vogonjr:41278] I\'ve heard him interviewed many times. I think he makes a point of going off on these fugues when an interviewer asks him about the meaning of his songs, just because the question annoys him. It\'s the RH way of saying, "Screw you, figure it out yourself."

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Gordon Lightfoot – Sit Down Young Stranger Lyrics 6 months ago
@[Angus:41185] I’ve heard this interpretation before, and I could see GL writing such a song, but haven’t been able to see it in the lyrics. To me it sounds like a conversation between a wandering son having come home, and his parents; a generation gap song like Cat Stevens’ Father and Son.

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Gordon Lightfoot – Sit Down Young Stranger Lyrics 6 months ago
@[Angus:41184] I’ve heard this interpretation before, and I could see GL writing such a song, but haven’t been able to see it in the lyrics. To me it sounds like a conversation between a wandering son having come home, and his parents; a generation gap song like Cat Stevens’ Father and Son.

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Lou Rawls – Dead End Street Lyrics 6 months ago
Absolutely love this song (and Lou Rawls’ voice and delivery). \n\nHe’s actually wrong about why Chicago is called the Windy City. It is because of our long-winded and bombastic politicians, not because of the wind.

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The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick Lyrics 6 months ago
A Christmas song take off on their own Little Deuce Coupe. Wonderful.

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The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe Lyrics 6 months ago
@[Cerdarcroft:41176] I also thought the reference to the pink slip was bragging that he had the original title, which would be pretty awesome for a 1932 model in the 60s.

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The Beach Boys – I Get Around Lyrics 6 months ago
@[chowfun18:41175] It\'s about cruising and hot rods, street racing and meeting girls. Don\'t over-think it.

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The Beach Boys – Help Me, Rhonda Lyrics 6 months ago
@[funfunfun:41173] I agree with your interpretation. \r\n\r\n And by the way fellas...this is the wrong argument to use with a girl you want to date: "Go out with me so I can forget my last girlfriend." Keep that last part to yourself.

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Paul Simon – Papa Hobo Lyrics 7 months ago
@[justinobody22:40996] I think left handed is another way of saying back handed or underhanded (sneaky). Everyone in Detroit seems to end up connected to the auto industry because it pays well, but it\'s a trap because the work can be so unfufilling

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Simon and Garfunkel – He Was My Brother Lyrics 7 months ago
@[starangel:40976] Yes, he knew Goodman.

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The Bottle Rockets – Welfare Music Lyrics 7 months ago
@[WafaringStgr:40856] Personally I think the tone is sympathetic.

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Jethro Tull – Inside Lyrics 7 months ago
I think of this as a musician\'s tribute to the simple pleasures of home after having been out on tour.

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Simon and Garfunkel – Cloudy Lyrics 7 months ago
@[pikmindoctor:40802] or chronic depression.

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Simon and Garfunkel – Bleecker Street Lyrics 7 months ago
@[howtobegood:40801] 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas for his betrayal of Christ is my guess.

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The Beach Boys – Drive-In Lyrics 7 months ago
@[Rathatespeople:40795] that was a Public Service Announcement that was aired before the films; maybe also a wink at teenage passion.

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The Who – Pictures Of Lily Lyrics 4 years ago
@[Tom_And_Jerry:28182] "Lily" is Lily Langtree, an actress who did indeed die in 1929. She was gorgeous and I'm sure"inspired" young men for generations.

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Gordon Lightfoot – The Last Time I Saw Her Lyrics 8 years ago
I agree. I don't think he's referring to his lover having died; I think it's the love itself or the relationship that has died. But a beautiful & poignant song, no matter how you read it.

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John Denver – Leaving On a Jet Plane Lyrics 8 years ago
Sounds to me like it's about a touring musician saying goodbye to his sweetheart who has had to endure many absences and is getting worn down by it.

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The Beach Boys – Farmer's Daughter Lyrics 8 years ago
Just a little ditty about a brief romance between an itinerant worker and the daughter of the landowner. Sweet, charming, naive. Listen to it in that context. They were teenagers at this point, for God's sake.

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Simon and Garfunkel – A Most Peculiar Man Lyrics 8 years ago
Finding a beautiful song in a four-line obit...that's Paul Simon all right. What a talent.

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Gordon Lightfoot – Black Day In July Lyrics 8 years ago
1967, actually. Also known as the 12th Street riot. Very scary times.

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Richard Thompson – Beeswing Lyrics 8 years ago
I must have listened to this song 100 times before I could hear it without bawling.

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Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning Lyrics 8 years ago
How dare you say that about Molly! Huff!

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Jane Siberry – Hockey Lyrics 9 years ago
"...Someone else just got called for dinner..." Ah, the neighborhood kickball games of my youth. Great song, this.

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Jane Siberry – Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog Lyrics 9 years ago
Anyone who loves dogs will recognize some of these images...I especially like the line about the golfers teeing off and shifting their position. And the line about her dog reading the wind and reacting to a scent. This is a charming, fun, upbeat song.

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Gordon Lightfoot – Sit Down Young Stranger Lyrics 9 years ago
This is a very interesting interpretation. I love this song but hadn't thought of it quite this way. Gotta go back and listen again.

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Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens Lyrics 10 years ago
This seems to be another reference to the result of apathy: the Germans of Hitler's time didn't do anything to stop Kristallnacht or the march of Nazism ("They'll burn down the synagogues at six o'clock...") and we are just as passive today ("...and we'll all go along like before...") A brilliant but very bleak song.

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Gordon Lightfoot – Ballad of Yarmouth Castle Lyrics 10 years ago
Well said. Who but Gordon Lightfoot could write a song making us feel empathy for the ship itself?

The "moaning" of the ship during this disaster was reported by a number of witnesses and believed to be a result of steam escaping through the ship's whistle.

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Warren Zevon – Desperados Under The Eaves Lyrics 10 years ago
These lyrics stand up as brilliant poetry, even without the music.

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The Kinks – Dedicated Follower Of Fashion Lyrics 10 years ago
"The Carnabetian Army..." Brilliant

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