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Lauryn Hill – Forgive Them Father Lyrics 17 years ago
I dunno what the line means...but I know for sure that Soweto is a township in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Phish – Bouncing Around the Room Lyrics 19 years ago
It seems like a guy daydreaming about his crush. Fack -- I know about that! =o)

Nylons – This Island Earth Lyrics 19 years ago
I think I was in 1st grade when my class sang this in a school Christmas pageant...those were the days, huh?

Faith Evans – Can't Believe Lyrics 19 years ago
This is one of my favorite songs. You can feel exactly what Faith Evans is saying. It's incredible!

Lauryn Hill – Can't Take My Eyes Off of You (Frankie Valli cover) Lyrics 19 years ago
Yeah, definitely a great cover!

Lauryn Hill – Forgive Them Father Lyrics 19 years ago
This song is Lauryn's realization that there are people so self-interested that they will hurt anyone to improve their place in life. On the one hand, you want to hate these people, but Lauryn makes you realize that you shouldn't -- they're just naive or weak. Lauryn is both wise and supremelly compassionate because she chooses to ask for their forgiveness instead of wanting vengeance.

I think this song might have been inspired by Wyclef Jean. I know that Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Prakazrel (Pras) were the trio called The Fugees. They broke up because Lauryn and Wyclef are very independently-minded people. I've also heard though that Lauryn thought Wyclef was jealous of her fame -- that he thought Lauryn got all the credit for the Fugees. Whatever the case, each member of the group went their own way and I know Lauryn and Wyclef haven't collaborated since Wyclef's The Carnival, back in 1997.

Cat Stevens – Wild World Lyrics 19 years ago
I guess I don't have anything too insightful to add, but I'll try anyway. To me the song is about a young woman eager to see what the world has to offer her. She's obviously naive, but determined nonetheless. The line "it's hard to get by just upon a smile" means to me that the woman only thinks she understands how the world works. Also, the fact that the narrator calls her "girl" has to imply she's unknowing. Another thing is the "remember you as a child" line. I guess that also means that the narrator knows she'll be changed. It's an amazing song -- the realization that he must let her go even know if she ever returns she won't be the same. He just can't stop her -- perhaps he loves her too much to try.

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