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Björk – Human Behaviour Lyrics 2 years ago
The song & the video- which R both all-time classics- R an animal's perspective on humans...

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The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar Lyrics 3 years ago
A contender for most racist song ever... even if it meant to be a joke...

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The Beach Boys – Heroes and Villains Lyrics 3 years ago
According to members of the Beach Boys this song is not about Viet Nam like many people have suggested but instead a Western in the mode of "El Paso" by Marty Robbins concerning the genocide of Indians...

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The Front Bottoms – Flashlight Lyrics 4 years ago
He is in duality about wanting to continue the relationship. When he wants to contact her again, he is too depressed to do anything about it and when he is happy visa-versa. He wants to call her back but he keeps avoiding this. The homeless is her bad choices in guys and why he doesn't want to follow through on pursuing her. But it is imagination and over-thinking. It's ASSuming that she is drinking with the losers from school whom are at home with their parents and unemployed and not doing anything productive. A way to convince himself not to contact her and start the relationship over. He must come up with excuses not to see her again. Like a flashlight blinking and he thinks it's a code he needs to decipher when it is not anything special at all. When he knows that he is being pathetic to her and should try to see if things can work out between them (or not) but at least try to see.... Not look for an ideal and accept her warts and all and if it works out so be it and if not so be it. But he is telling himself that he is pathetic and will probably stay this way... The moral is take action and let the chips fall where they will; don't be like him and blow the moment...

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The Front Bottoms – Flashlight Lyrics 4 years ago
He is in duality about wanting to continue the relationship. When he wants to contact her again he is too depressed to do anything about it and when he is happy visa-versa. He wants to call her back but he keeps avoiding this. The homeless is her bad choices in guys and why he doesn't want to follow through on pursuing her. But everything is imagination and over-thinking. It's ASSuming that she is drinking with the losers from school whom are at home with their parents and unemployed and not doing anything productive. A way to convince himself not to contact her and start the relationship over. He must come up with excuses not to see her again. Like a flashlight blinking and he thinks it's a code he needs to decipher when it is not anything special at all. When he knows that he is being pathetic to her and should try to see if things can work out between them (or not) but at least try to see.... Not look for an ideal and accept her warts and all and if it works out so bet and if not so bit. But he is pathetic and will probably stay this way...

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Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun Lyrics 5 years ago
I think that a good way to understand "Black Hole Sun" is through the placement of the song and the video for it. First of all, the video uses super exaggerated video effects to indicate that in some way people are feeling a lot of unneeded unhappiness and making too big of a deal out of it. Secondly, the song is followed by "Spoon Man" about a man on the street playing spoons and reciting poetry. That may be saying that when you don't focus on the BS in the world like people do in "Black Hole Sun" then you can stay in the moment and have a blast from the supposedly rock bottom position. And the kind of people from BHS are asking him to save them- which I have always found cool and funny. It's cool how that makes BHS a positive message in the end Now If I can just keep changing my mental focus...

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Stereolab – Miss Modular Lyrics 5 years ago
I hate it when artists try to be vauge and arty with their song lyrics. Now a trend is to put ... for left out on purpose lyrics. And the fact that the words aren't universal sucks to me. But if you want to stay poor, break-up and then not get remembered when you show a lot of potential otherwise be my guest. Also in the case of Stereolab I suspect that the French woman in SL couldn't sing and play the keyboards at the same time. And since they are keyboard driven songs- that killed live performances. But when the lyrics make sense they are GREAT to me like the Milkyway song about Andy. I fall in the category of HATING artists burying vocals way in the background although on a sidetone "Brown Sugar" by the Stones is SO racist that they had to do it. How did they get away with that one? But so I love and hate SL at the same time. The New Pornographers are the same range of this live performance problem plus lyrics made so they can't be understood by us. I just think that's like constantly sticking the finger super hard at the fans. Artists reading this- don't be an A-hole like that. Be universal, clear in singing your vocals and artistic as you want to be all the same time. While Barnet Newman can get 45 million + for his Blue with white stripe painting, music doesn't seem to work that way.

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Stereolab – Miss Modular Lyrics 5 years ago
I hate it when artists try to be vauge and arty with their song lyrics. Now a trend is to put ... for left out on purpose lyrics. And the fact that the words aren't universal sucks to me. But if you want to stay poor, break-up and then not get remembered when you show a lot of potential otherwise be my guest. Also in the case of Stereolab I suspect that the French woman in SL couldn't sing and play the keyboards at the same time. And since they are keyboard driven songs- that killed live performances. But when the lyrics make sense they are GREAT to me like the Milkyway song about Andy. I fall in the category of HATING artists burying vocals way in the background although on a sidetone "Brown Sugar" by the Stones is SO racist that they had to do it. How did they get away with that one? But so I love and hate SL at the same time. The New Pornographers are the same range of this live performance problem plus lyrics made so they can't be understood by us. I just think that's like constantly sticking the finger super hard at the fans. Artists reading this- don't be an A-hole like that. Be universal, clear in singing your vocals and artistic as you want to be all the same time. While Barnet Newman can get 45 million + for his Blue with white stripe painting, music doesn't seem to work that way.

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Stereolab – Miss Modular Lyrics 5 years ago
I hate it when artists try to be vauge and arty with their song lyrics. Now a trend is to put ... for left out on purpose lyrics. And the fact that the words aren't universal sucks to me. But if you want to stay poor, break-up and then not get remembered when you show a lot of potential otherwise be my guest. Also in the case of Stereolab I suspect that the French woman in SL couldn't sing and play the keyboards at the same time. And since they are keyboard driven songs- that killed live performances. But when the lyrics make sense they are GREAT to me like the Milkyway song about Andy. I fall in the category of HATING artists burying vocals way in the background although on a sidetone "Brown Sugar" by the Stones is SO racist that they had to do it. How did they get away with that one? But so I love and hate SL at the same time. The New Pornographers are the same range of this live performance problem plus lyrics made so they can't be understood by us. I just think that's like constantly sticking the finger super hard at the fans. Artists reading this- don't be an A-hole like that. Be universal, clear in singing your vocals and artistic as you want to be all the same time. While Barnet Newman can get 45 million + for his Blue with white stripe painting, music doesn't seem to work that way.

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Animal Collective – My Girls Lyrics 5 years ago
@[dynagirl:7593] Whenever the girly girl talks about a guy's maturity or even maturity in general, , she means that he is finally freely and willingly providing for her...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium Lyrics 5 years ago
And to end- I should quickly and shortly (whew!) add that Anthony is stating that I am accepting what I now know to be your warts accept my past- relationships aren't perfect, let's start again on the "right foot"...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium Lyrics 5 years ago
@[Zummy:7316]:
In a general sense I think Zammy got the song right, But in the specific I have a few ideas to add at the end. I think this is another song about a person (the writer?) saying he has evolvined into a new and improved individua for the girl.
1) Derelict days line- The guy has been partying like a bad boy and the music or party environment keeps going because that crowd continues to party and can't be bothered to see the light and stop. He tells the girl that he can't control that, only his behavior.
2) Tedious weeds: The media infiltrates our brain with poisonous ideals about relationships and tries to tell him that he doesn't have what it takes to get her (why we don't know- too old? too poor? too...). But he stalks his prey and reaches her anyway He is sorry that he felt he really had to go for it to win her in the mode of the bad boy but trust, his heart is pure now. He is changing into the good guy..
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3) And now that I'm able to start the relationship, I no longer put you on the pedestal. I see you as you really are warts and all. (Dust = flaws; light would be an ideal perception...) But he's "kind" (girly girl code for the guy won't trade me later for the younger/better model) to disavow your flaws. If you take me, I will stay with you (some girls say this is the line of a player) despite that I now see the other side of you..

Maybe a song about realizing we are all human after all as with other themes on the album maybe we can have a 2nd chance and start again with a blank slate. IN snow he is reminding himself of this, here he is telling the girl of this. Not be the bad boy this time, leave the derelict days behind.... . Also the Church bells were ringing when he first saw her- she was a spiritual experience to him at that point- the ideal. As for Stadium Arcadium- I don't know. Maybe the Stadium is something giant and difficult to manipulate like playing a concert in that environment. Arcadium is something untroubled. Maybe now the Stadium level fear of trying to connect with the girl (which was like trying to connect with the audience at the stadium level) has become "arcadium". Slang for I made a molehill out of a mountain, And now that the stress is off him (Anthony?), he can see her in her true light, dust/warts and all...

Of course, Anthony drops key parts of what he is writing about in the song so we have tand fill in the blanks by guessing. That is one interpretation for me. He has put up his earlier immature sexual ways and is trying to change, do right type of song...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (Hey Oh) Lyrics 5 years ago
First Line:
The old behavior was an avoidance of taking the right action in life.
Second Line:
When I meditate on my life I gain more of an understanding of what to do to start over. But ultimately that just leaves me focused on myself and my problems more. I need God and not to rely on myself.
Third Line:
Step from the road (sin/drugs) to the sea (spiritual) to the sky (heaven)
and I do believe that we rely on (God)
Forth Line:
When I take action I get to live my life. I will sacrifice to do this (Like Christ)..
Verse:
Fans, listen to what I am telling you. This is the answer to a better life.
Firth line:
When will I ever stop avoiding taking the right actions in my life.
Sixth line:
When the sins are killing my life, when will I realize that the solution is within and stop running from myself through this avoidance..
Seventh Line (wow, there sure are a lot of words in this song):
The more I think about my past (shame, guilt) the less I am able to start over.
I need to stop thinking and start taking action.
Eigth Line:.
The miracle (perfect wonder) is that God gives someone who has messed up as much as me a second chance. And I get to start over with a blank slate, clean as snow.
Ninth line:
Secretly, I still can't make up my mind or rather I repeat my old ways and do not sacrifice and move to the new life and that is the road that leads to nowhere.
Tenth Line:
I'm given a second chance- the blank slate of snow but yet I revert back to my old ways or nowhere to goesville.
Eleventh line (whew!):
When will I stop this behavior and truly make up to the people I have hurt through
my selfish drug show.
Twelfth line:
I will now be brave and allow you to confront me for my behavior and let you vent at me. Let it all out and express how I hurt you.

And don't forget that after the song repeats words that the lyrics include "tell my love now"
Or tell his girlfriend/woman that this time will be different and he will use the blank slate of snow to rebuild his life the right way.

A most beautiful ending Anthony. Let's hope you/I/we mean it this time and really take the action to have the new and better life.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (Hey Oh) Lyrics 5 years ago
These interpretations are giving me a migraine and a hangover. Let me help you out:
Vocalist Anthony Kiedis states that the track is "about surviving, starting fresh. I've made a mess of everything, but I have a blank slate—a canvas of snow—and I get to start over."[1]

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Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart Lyrics 6 years ago
This is not a selfish song. Bruce is saying that we all have points when we allow our pleasure that blocks out our pain- and I don't get that in live until I make an amazing sea-change first so I'm the other side where you are left focusing on the pain and I need to swim in the river over and over and over again until I can find it- to make us want more and more. He is telling us this is a recipe for disaster if we follow these short-term feelings. So the solution is you stay where you are at and play the part until the feelings subside and you can appreciate you already have as a great life. You love the one you have tamed because you have invested your energy in that person and know them and haev all the experiences of giving to them- all that philosophy from the Little Prince.

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The Beatles – Let It Be Lyrics 7 years ago
I also love that Lennon puts You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) on the B-side or to say in so many words if Paul says Let it Be, I'll say hey call me & the Paul music is becoming Muzak albeit Be is one of the best songs ever and an amazing universal self-help plus John is the biggest hypocrite ever because he became super Muzak and finally admitted all his songs after a point were Dog**** and then stayed at home and chained smoked pot while staring at the TV with the sound off until he went to bed. Paul went out and conquered the world albeit in his Wings deal Denny Lane is falling over in the footage like he is decibel ten hammered so you know. But at least he moved from point a to b in a pretty cool way.. But the B side in response to the =idea break-up was inevitable is very cool to me. & you get many beautiful songs like Elizabet these days, great rockers with great production that are not just boring classic rock style but whatever you want to say about the Beatles who is that consistent in making music. And #9 is the final war like Vietnam in the themes from that album about divorce and break-up with Yoko part of the rebellion from John. And then Good Night is the peace after the storm- returning home to your child and the white cover represents that peace. Very cool if if the Beatles are outdated now. . You also have to hear the '68 Christmas record where they are ripping on Mc.Cartney, Ob-La and other stuff and then George also gets in an all-time classic shot at John...

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Depeche Mode – Policy Of Truth Lyrics 7 years ago
The interpretations are all across the board. I saw one saying it is about mis-interpretation of the Bible and another just said the meaning is political. But based on Gore's drug use- it could be about the bad rap DM got in the press for being found out for their use and pegged as the hardest partying band ever. The video shows a grainy shot with fence like art people use when they want to symbolize strife in a scene that appears to be some kind of a break-up or falling out with a woman. But it is also easy to insert an S in front of the he or to go with a woman instead of a guy for the video so you know... But is she mad about his drug use, his affair or something else? Maybe that doesn't matter and it's really about keeping quiet. To use a bad reference on M*A*S*H BJ has a one-time affair and Hawkeye says if it is really only one time and over then you never tell the wife and instead make the commitment to love her more. Or not telling the truth is the best policy in this case... sorry it had to come from M*A*S*H...
But at this point, the correct answer for me about meaning is who knows?, albeit there was a lot of press about the band's legendary drug use- albeit if they really did top Motley Crue on that level then they would probably all be dead. Maybe that is England only?
But I will end by saying I can imagine the meaning is hidden or about more than one revelation- maybe partly to make it very hard to guess the subject matter and make the statement that the person who spilt the beans should have kept quiet and maybe partly to make us focus on the universal idea that sometimes not telling the truth is better or what posters have already stated...
I think it is obvious the later is really what Gore is trying to get us to focus on. And there are times when I think that this is excellent advise...

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The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic Lyrics 7 years ago
When I say fighting with the girl in the streets it could be his memory of how after waking up the situation ended badly, she nailed him and now he remembers this fight walking how and he not only misses the sex but hates the outcome as well so he has a double whammy. Poor boy...

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The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic Lyrics 7 years ago
Haven't researched this one yet but let me guess:

This is a deal about trying to be cool through the trendiest trends of the day like you wearing Foster Grants. Our boy reads the books on tape which is very cool. Listening to the books is like singing to the radio it's like we are in love with the singer and it's just a fake pop song. The book is like the voice which is like finding the true love sent down by God and it's just a book read by kids who stay out all night at shows a lot. You've read the cool book, seen the show, watched the TV program and are cool?- are you?- what have you really done to build a real life? You need to get a life this is not the way. You are coming home in the dawn and the street is active for you. You are a commercial fool who has gotten a one night stand and the light shines in your face from the curtain- as you wake up you realize how this type of sex is stolen virtue and this is what the garbage radio songs forget to mention about living this type of life. This is what you don't hear in all the lyrics of the songs you act out. Now you are fighting with the girl in the streets and you realize your soul is taken by this short relationship. You are walking back home at dawn yet again not from a show this time but from the home of your pick-up. It is not good for you to walk home in the dawn street light this way- you are ruining your long-term for the short. The effects or beat of this way intensifies as you keep taking this wrong way of living to the next level. This is the boys life amongt the street lights as he comes home just before the lights are about to turn off for day. The boy will waste the day and the ability to have the long-term and much better existence overtime while sleeping off the activities of the night. He will wake-up late in the afternoon or early at night to start this life again until he comes to his senses and starts to clean-up his act and have the great life. Not random pick-ups that are very sporadic and then just staying out at the trendy places at night but a life with lasting love and maybe the fewer good shows- the light where he is in the day the right way not trying to sleep through the light as it seeps through the curtains of his short-term lover's room.
That's just a guess so you need to search for interviews about the meaning of this song... so far it seems to me that all the lyrics I can remember from this band- I have brain fog still follow this range of theme. The comeback answer is always No , No, No, No, No, No, No... the church or spirituality always rings No, No, No, No, No, No, No in TNP's world. Or This is not a Love Song...

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