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30 Seconds to Mars – Stranger In a Strange Land Lyrics 9 years ago
I think the distorted bit at the end he is saying:

"Crash and Burn"

U2 – Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop) Lyrics 11 years ago
Who is Pete the Chop? Ive no idea what it has to do with the song. But its a great song none the less.

Del Amitri – Surface Of The Moon Lyrics 11 years ago
Justin Currie in Q Magazine 1993.

"In this song, I imagined Patrick Moore, looking into a mirror and singing a eulogy to his favorite hat, Mildred, which he had left on a number 12 bus near the BBC. Mildred's replacement is a poor substitute - a British Home Stores carrier bag all wrinkled and crumpled with rain."

U2 – Walk To The Water Lyrics 11 years ago
North Strand & Summerhill are streets in Dublin down towards the docks and the sea. The Royal Hotel may refer to the Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin which has a sea facing view.

Haunting song possibly inspired by a walk down to sea front in Dublin given the above evidence!

U2 – Acrobat Lyrics 11 years ago
I love the line "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities". In other words, be careful what you wish for!

Miley Cyrus – The Climb Lyrics 11 years ago
Life is a journey, not a destination.

Del Amitri – Out Falls The Past Lyrics 11 years ago
Justin Currie interview from The Scotsman 22nd March 2002.

Out Falls the Past is about a man who "changes women like traffic switches lanes". Is it personal? "Not really. To sound horribly 1980s for a moment, I'm a serial monogamist. But it becomes harder and harder for the opposite sex to trust you if they know your romantic history." He's in a relationship at the moment. "If I ever try being a floozie, women run a mile."

Del Amitri – Drunk In A Band Lyrics 11 years ago
From The Scotsman 22nd March 2002 interview with Justin Currie.

Then comes Drunk in a Band, a real list song. You point this out and he winces. "So it is. I hate list songs, Billy Joel killed them with We Didn't Start the Fire." But its a good one, you say - "Danny puts the cones on the motorway, Donna dances tables in her lingerie" - it's characters sound like real people. "They are. They're characters I knew when I was living in a rented flat in Partick. Great days."

Miley Cyrus – Bottom of the Ocean Lyrics 12 years ago
From Miley Cyrus herself. Taken from her autobiography Miles To Go (Page 49):

"Bottom Of The Ocean started off as a song about Lyric and Melody {her pet fish}. But once I began writing, it was about so much more than my silly fish (no offence to the fish RIP) It was about anyone's dreams, boyfriends, a lost parent, an abusive relationship. It's saying if there's someone you've loved but for some reason you can't love them anymore, you have to take your feelings, scoop them out and put them at the bottom of the ocean. Hide them there, carefully and respectfully, in the one place where they can't ever be found. Bottom Of The Ocean is a 'good-bye' song, a love song. You'd never think it was about fish. Well except for the 'ocean' part.

New Order – Leave Me Alone Lyrics 12 years ago
"A hundred unions in the snow
I watch them walking, falling in a row"

Probably written during strikes in the 80's but relevant on a snowy 2nd February in 2009 with unions on strike once more.

The Saturdays – If This Is Love Lyrics 12 years ago
Samples Yazoo - Situation (or Yaz as they were know in the USA).

Pretty straight forward song otherwise.

Keane – Spiralling Lyrics 12 years ago
The song is mosly about a relationship and trying to keep it together, but theres more to it.

"Did you wanna be the president?
Did you wanna start a war?"

A dig a George W Bush.

"I'm waiting for someone to count me in"

When recording a song you may ask for someone to give you a countdown so you know when to start.

Dubstar – Stars Lyrics 12 years ago
Yes Urban Cannibal thats the one.

The Sundays – Leave This City Lyrics 13 years ago
Beautiful imagery. You can almost feel as if you were there.

Monaco – What Do You Want From Me? Lyrics 13 years ago
A relationship changes your life. This isn't always a good thing. Sometimes you just wish you had your old life back.

Fish – A Gentleman's Excuse Me Lyrics 13 years ago
He loves this girl, but she lives a life of fantasy. He cant cope with this anymore. He wants to end it even though he loves her.

Sad and beautiful song :(

Kelly Clarkson – Irvine Lyrics 14 years ago
Thank you foundthevelvetsun7 :) Good to know you appreciated me posting that quote!

Kelly Clarkson – Chivas Lyrics 14 years ago
Love the line "You should keep your eyes on a new girlfriend" cos shes gonna cheat on him.

Blur – The Universal Lyrics 14 years ago
In an intro for the live version of The Universal recorded for the BBC in 1995 Damon says "This is for rainy wet grey days I think"

Eels – Novocaine For The Soul Lyrics 14 years ago
I think Novocaine for the soul is a reference to Prozac.

Kelly Clarkson – Irvine Lyrics 14 years ago
As other posters have pointed out it was written in Irvine California. Heres a quote from Kelly about it:

"The last song on [My December], ''Irvine,'' it literally was the lowest point I've had in my life. I wrote it after my Irvine [Calif.] show on my last tour. I was just so burned-out. I was really struggling at getting somebody out of my life and finding people that really cared. The whole song is a prayer. I wrote it in the bathroom of the venue after the show. I had to cancel my meet-and-greet; it's the only meet-and-greet I've ever canceled. I couldn't smile. It was just a really, really bad night.",,20038857,00.html

Kelly Clarkson – Never Again Lyrics 14 years ago
Boy is Kelly pissed off at this guy! Great song. A lot rockier than previous efforts and may put some people off.

The Bangles – Something To Believe In Lyrics 14 years ago
Its about finding love again after losing faith in ever finding it again.

The Bangles – I'll Set You Free Lyrics 14 years ago
Don't think I can add much more to this. Other poster seem to have got it spot on. Its about a love thats faded and they decide to split up. Beautiful but sad :(

Dubstar – A Northern Bride Lyrics 14 years ago
This is such a sad song it makes me cry. Its the B Side to the Elevator Song single. Most people wont know of it.

Its about splitting up with a partner who treated her badly and thought of her as worthless. All she wanted was respect a child and to be happy. She decides time isn't on her side and leaves him.

S Club 7 – Say Goodbye Lyrics 14 years ago
S Club 7's swan song and the last single they released in May 2003.

The lyrics could be taken to be about the group splitting or could be about a relationship breaking up.

After a year or more passes will they still be bitter about the breakup?

Sad and beautiful song. Nice one to end with.

Debbie Gibson – Too Fancy Lyrics 14 years ago
This song proves you don't have to be a millionaire to impress Debbie Gibson!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Catch You Lyrics 14 years ago
Best song shes done since she split with theaudience several years ago!

Manic Street Preachers – Ready For Drowning Lyrics 14 years ago
Drowning and Richey James Edwards connection perhaps?

There use to be a Welsh colony in Patagonia (Argentina)

U2 – Miami Lyrics 14 years ago
Pop is a very underrated album. I love U2 and I like this song. It is kinda bizarre though.

U2 – Wake Up Dead Man Lyrics 14 years ago
In reference to the line:
"Is it like a tape recorder? Can we rewind it just once more"

If you listen closely at the end of the song you will hear a tape recorder being rewound.

Manic Street Preachers – Theme from M.A.S.H. (Suicide Is Painless) Lyrics 14 years ago
A cover version of the song used on MASH (Film / TV Series). Originally sung by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Mike Altman (Robert Altman's son) then aged 14.

Lily Allen – Cheryl Tweedy Lyrics 14 years ago
Now now x.Rosenrot.x! This song was released as the B Side to Smile in July 2006. As this was her 1st successful single and brought her to the medias attention. Thereafter Lilly and Cheryl started mouthing off at each other. The B Side was probably recorded before they met or before started hating each other. Is it sarcastic or serious? Ive no idea!

Dubstar – St. Swithin's Day Lyrics 14 years ago
St. Swithin's Day is 15th July, a day on which people watch the weather for tradition says that what ever the weather is like on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue so for the next forty days.

The Feeling – Sewn Lyrics 14 years ago
Hey *Juice* I think I got it pretty much right in my origional comments. I read an interview with the lead singer Dan Gillespie and he said "My habit of falling in love with straight men doesn't help"

You can download the interview here in PDF format:

The Smiths – That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore Lyrics 14 years ago
I think the song is about someone Morrissey loves but they don't love him back. He wants a relationship but they just laugh it and take the piss out of "lonely" people.

The backdrop of the song is a car parked in a lay-by. Morrissey gets to have sex with them "It was dark as I drove the point home" (double entendre) and hopes they he might die with a smile on his face instead of being lonely.

One of my favourite Smiths songs.

Pet Shop Boys – Later Tonight Lyrics 14 years ago
Unrequited love.

Pet Shop Boys – Tonight Is Forever Lyrics 14 years ago
I think its about trying to forget about all the bad things in life when your in love with someone.

Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon Lyrics 14 years ago
Contains samples of Lynn Anderson's - Rose Garden. The music is very like something New Order would do. In fact I thought it was New Order when I 1st heard it!

Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home Lyrics 14 years ago
Easy one this its about alcohol abuse.

Yes eric_m that is a great line!

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls Lyrics 14 years ago
CharmingMan is right.

Quote from Neil Tennant:

"We arrived in the studio and Bobby O had programmed Michael Jackson's Billie Jean drum pattern. Chris started to play along and I started playing chords. In terms of the lyrics, the inspiration for West End Girls came from The Message by Grandmaster Flash. I remember once staying at my cousin's house in Nottingham and we were watching some kind of gangster film with James Cagney, and just as I was dropping off to sleep, the lines 'sometimes you're better off dead, there's a gun in your hand and it's pointing to your head' came into my head and I thought 'that's quite good' so I went off to find a pen."

Hot Chocolate – It Started With A Kiss Lyrics 14 years ago
The story of a childhood sweetheart growing up and growing apart. He sees her several years later on the streets. He shouts across the street to her but she doesn't remember him.

"You don't remember me do you?"

A very sad story :(

Charlotte Church – Moodswings (To Come At Me Like That) Lyrics 14 years ago
Wow this perfectly describes my relationships with certain people! Some people just know what buttons to push to really piss you off! Great song.

"I try to keep my cool, thus, that’s what I try to do
But it’s so hard dealing with people just like you
I try to walk away from situations that run
Into complications that make me loose control
If I give in to you then it’s what you want me to do
And if I loose my cool then I’m only pleasing you
You know just how to push me,
My temperature is rising
Blood pressure is building, I’m about to loose control"

Manic Street Preachers – No Surface All Feeling Lyrics 14 years ago
This always make me think of someone talking pish (rubbish)

"No not blood just liquid from you
I only wish it was the truth"

Anyway my favourite line is:

"What's the point in always looking back
When all you see is more and more junk"

I go along with these sentiments!

Tiffany – Butterfly Lyrics 14 years ago
The final track on The Color Of Silence album which has a theme. The break up of a relationship.

This song is about the Lawyers letter granting a separation or divorce. The butterfly symbolising freedom.

"You should know that my smile was leading to this
It's all here in this letter"

Tiffany – Cinnamon Lyrics 14 years ago
About deceit. Has some religious undertones about the afterlife.

"Nobody sees that you smile when you lie
You'll take that mask to your grave"

Tiffany – Betty Lyrics 14 years ago
Fed up being hurt and keeping your heart closed so it doesn't get hurt again.

Tiffany – Christening Lyrics 14 years ago
The other half of the relationship doesn't appreciate what hes got.

Tiffany – Good Enough For Me Lyrics 14 years ago
Different points of view.

Tiffany – All The Talking Lyrics 14 years ago
Dreaming of breaking free.

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