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Mark Lanegan – Hit The City Lyrics 4 months ago
It’s “hollow soul” not “heart of stone”

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PJ Harvey – Naked Cousin Lyrics 7 months ago
Horribly wrong lyrics. Who submits this shit to the Internet? “Scared as a chick- a-chicken-ah” is what she’s saying.

“Fries in the sun, but my naked cousin” ...

“Begging all to” = “beggin of you”

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PJ Harvey – Claudine, the Inflatable One Lyrics 7 months ago
@[ALou:30967] the gay/beard angle makes no sense, and I hear that line as ‘bill’, not ‘beard’. Thank you for the French line, though — that makes sense and I surely couldn’t make a transcription work in English just going by phonetics.

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PJ Harvey – Claudine, the Inflatable One Lyrics 7 months ago
@[Strokette421:30966] It’s about a blow-up doll. Used for sex. Surely you’ve heard of them.

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Neko Case – The Needle Has Landed Lyrics 9 months ago
@[ThisIsTrent:30417] LOL. It’s not about heroin addiction. Good lord

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Hot Snakes – Gar Forgets His Insulin Lyrics 1 year ago
@[bamargero:27127] This song is hysterically funny. Like almost all Rick’s lyrics.

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Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song Lyrics 1 year ago
Does he really say “despite of”? Because that’s retarded. You either say “in spite of [this thing]” or “despite [this thing]” but never “despite of”. Cringe...

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Elliott Smith – The Enemy Is You Lyrics 2 years ago
@[quantitasfacitvenenum:24150] The lyric is “you only spit out” (referring back to the machine, like a vending machine that’s malfunctioning or temporarily out of service). It’s not “won’t lisp it out”

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Queens of the Stone Age – The Sky Is Fallin' Lyrics 2 years ago
Why isn't there a way to edit the "official" lyrics once a song is posted on this site? Instead, all we can do is offer corrections in the comments. There are many mistakes in this song's submitted lyrics.

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Queens of the Stone Age – The Sky Is Fallin' Lyrics 2 years ago
@[itchy35255:23613] are you sure he's saying "so much today"? I thought I actually read an interview where he said it was about his wasted youth when he was...sort of a bigot? I don't remember specifics. Don't downvote me if I'm getting it wrong! I'm pretty positive about it. Of course I have no idea where I read the interview. But he's saying "cost me so much to hate".

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Queens of the Stone Age – The Sky Is Fallin' Lyrics 2 years ago
@[rivenox:23612] I think it's 3/4. 6/4 is something different. This is just standard waltz time.

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Amon Düül II – Archangels Thunderbird Lyrics 2 years ago
Can't believe this song has only one commenter on it (well, two now) so far. I guess cool people don't come to SongMeanings dot com.

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The Amps – first revival Lyrics 2 years ago
Kissed a ton
A ton all packed and mean
Now you're spikes to spires
Your Mute's burned in my screen

Hear no crickets, no praise
Under the water, under the waves
??? Whistle in time
And our last of the leisurely wine
You're too fast for me

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The Amps – mom's drunk Lyrics 2 years ago
Jeez, those are almost all wrong.

Ho-ha, general lead the way

On the ground
Deeply out of focus
Four words of hate:
Me, I'm packin' play--yeah

Her refrain:
Spilled, without a stain
A stock reply
Me, unsatisfied

Ho-ha, general lead the way
Ho-ha, general lead the way

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The Amps – Empty Glasses Lyrics 2 years ago
"The joint's on the snare"
"At the port, I was convinced" (amended to "defensed" in live versions)

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The Amps – Breaking The Split Screen Barrier Lyrics 2 years ago
Yes, the song is about Kelley Deal and how she was strung out over "the holidays" one winter. The second verse is: I know you're not small anymore / that doesn't mean you're fine / one endless ultrasound / dial 'round / Humming 80-VENUS" Got those lyrics from Kim herself.

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The Amps – Pacer Lyrics 2 years ago
the line is actually "height to height", and the song is about Kim watching Kelley's heroin use surpass her own. Kim knew how to "pace" herself so she didn't develop an acute problem, but Kelley just barreled on. The "you spat in my eye" is a bit of a divergence from that theme, it's a reference to an incident when Kim was 12 or so, riding her bike, and a neighborhood bully rode past her and spat a loogie in her face (dramatized in the video for the song as well).

Song is published by Period Music, as all of Kim's songs are. Not Sony/ATV.

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The Amps – Pacer Lyrics 2 years ago
@ho-ju the line is actually "height to height", and the song is about Kim watching Kelley's heroin use surpass her own. Kim knew how to "pace" herself so she didn't develop an acute problem, but Kelley just barreled on. The "you spat in my eye" is a bit of a divergence from that theme, it's a reference to an incident when Kim was 12 or so, riding her bike, and a neighborhood bully rode past her and spat a loogie in her face (dramatized in the video for the song as well).

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Pixies – Gigantic Lyrics 2 years ago
@[StarrCandy:21824] Kim has always been clear that it's about the interracial relationship portrayed in the movie Crimes of The Heart, starring Michelle Pfeiffer. It's set in the 50s and she is definitely referring to the young black guy's big cock. She stated it in interviews in the late 80s (some of them are on YouTube), as did other Pixies members, and it's in the book Fool The World: The Oral History Of A Band Called Pixies.

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No. 2 – Critical Mass Lyrics 2 years ago
@[kazimierz:21674] Ha! it's about a gay man, all ten songs in the album are. Also, I don't think these lyrics are correct, not 100%. "You're lit by the passing cars / the third time they passed in the night" Chorus: "You're happy to go down on your knees". It's about making money for sex without setting out to do so. Going out and realizing you're all of a sudden someone whom (older) gay men would pay to have sex with.

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Liz Phair – Dance Of The Seven Veils Lyrics 2 years ago
Anyone else bothered by the omission of the word 'only' in the first line of the chorus? She very clearly sings, "I only ask because I'm a real cunt in spring". Wish we could edit the lyrics as they appear here.

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Liz Phair – Dance Of The Seven Veils Lyrics 2 years ago
@[Writersbl0ck:21142] Thank you for explanation. The song is full of so many allusions, it's hard to keep it straight who's saying what about whom, and how it all ties together. Liz was smoking A LOT of pot back then... Also, worth considering the most recent general comment about this song, that Liz was writing this about John Cusack from the perspective of one of Cusack's ex-girlfriends.

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Liz Phair – Dance Of The Seven Veils Lyrics 2 years ago
@[mnielsen34:21141] That's very interesting. I always assumed "the business" was the music industry. You're saying this ex-girlfriend of Cusack's is in the Guyville Redux documentary?

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Low – Dinosaur Act Lyrics 2 years ago
@[Gecks:19486] Thank you for pointing that out. I was going to suggest that change. Too bad there's no way to edit the main body?

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Cate Le Bon – I'm A Dirty Attic Lyrics 3 years ago
Ah-ahh... Roll, you say.

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Cate Le Bon – Find Me Lyrics 3 years ago
"Swollen in the sand dunes of my mouth", no?

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Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now? Lyrics 3 years ago
"To feel a [the?] shadow IN KIND"

"Coat to tiny heels"

These are what I hear, I've listened closely to various live performances, but I could be wrong.

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PJ Harvey – Dry Lyrics 5 years ago
This song is about going to see a U2 concert. "the face" in the opening like is actually the magazine The Face. "I caught it in The Face: [U2 is] coming around again. I thought it was worth waiting." I'm not kidding. This came from an interview with Harvey I read ages ago. Never forgot it. Don't have a link, but I swear it's true. Yes, the song alludes to a dry vagina, and it is a withering put-down, but it's inspired by a U2 concert and Harvey's crush on (I believe) Larry Mullen.

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The Breeders – We're Gonna Rise Lyrics 6 years ago
Great comment, purpleandgreen -- perhaps an extension of the same theme she explored on "Divine Hammer" (which is about looking for divinity, proof for the existence of god/heaven, and finding nothing).

Think the line "backed our pain" is actually "No rules, fact or faith"

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The Breeders – Opened Lyrics 6 years ago
Supposedly the lyrics are taken "verbatim" from a dream some kid had. I forget who the kid was. Somebody's nephew, or younger brother, or Britt Walford...something along those lines.

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The Breeders – Off You Lyrics 6 years ago
Song is about her house on Nantucket, and the friends she would look for to spend time with. "Oh, they're off-island [this weekend]." Kim: "You know what? I'm off YOU." This is from an Aussie radio interview Kim gave around the time of this release.

There are also some obvious references to L.A., or East L.A., where she was living at the time of this album's writing and recording: a starlet, a riot, the violence.

Now that this song is featured in the movie Her, we can look forward to hundreds of new people misinterpreting the lyrics.

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The Breeders – Hag Lyrics 6 years ago
Kim is being self-deprecating, the song is about her. Sometimes she looks all right, she guesses.

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The Breeders – Mountain Battles Lyrics 6 years ago
Tonight, rural shines the gloom
My vaulting heart throws shadow on the moon

Always thought this song was about Kim leaving rehab (post-Title TK) and wondering what the hell she was going to do with herself because she wasn't going to be drunk and high all day anymore. Pretty poignant.

OR -- it could be about her moving back in with her parents to care for her mother (a different facility than the one I imagined in my first interpretation), and wondering what she was going to be doing to pass the time there.

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The Breeders – Hellbound Lyrics 6 years ago
No, it really is about a living abortion. Kim said so in interviews.
Fun fact: Kim backed off the mic for the line 'despite the knives internal' because she felt that it was stupid. She STILL backs off the mic when they play it live now. She does the same for 'set percent' in "Off You" (a phrase omitted from the Title TK liner notes)

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The Breeders – Iris Lyrics 6 years ago
YES. Thank you.

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The Breeders – Full On Idle Lyrics 6 years ago
Progressivism, liberated women, and the associated pitfalls. "Say you're one man's date / want what? / fall and break"

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The Breeders – Doe Lyrics 6 years ago
Ooof. These lyrics are way off! The first word is 'Trumpets', not 'top this'. The 'da-DA, da-DA, da-da-DA' that follows is supposed to mimic the sound of trumpets. "He said 'doe'" is a reference to Disney's Bambi. The song is about a lithium overdose. This is all according to Kim, from a Pod-era print interview.

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PJ Harvey – Missed Lyrics 6 years ago
Man, some of you people are bonkers. Song is about looking for evidence for the existence of big god and his son and finding none. PJH was raised by un-believing parents, so when she reached adulthood she got curious about Biblical tales, read them from the perspective of a non-religious person and the various myths from the Bible made good fodder for lyrics. "No I've missed him" = "I've looked everywhere but couldn't find him." Another song about agnoticism/atheism also from 1993 is Kim Deal's "Divine Hammer."

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