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Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines Lyrics 8 years ago
This is a song about why Robin Thicke should die a slow and painful death.

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The Hold Steady – Separate Vacations Lyrics 12 years ago
No, it's not.

And the line is "It started with mimosas" not "It started with the most us."

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The Hold Steady – We Can Get Together Lyrics 12 years ago
The official track listing for the new album doesn't have a song with this title on it, even though "Heaven is Whenever" is the name of the album. There is a song called "We Can Get Together" on the track listing, so I'm guessing that's the real title of this song.

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Ben Folds – Hiroshima Lyrics 13 years ago
Yeah, I think the song as a metaphor for America is reading way too much into it. The idea of it as a metaphor for modesty and falling off his own pedestal, that makes sense to me.

However, people are all overlooking the Elton John parody. The subtitle "B B B Benny Hit His Head" is a clear reference to the chorus of Elton John's "Benny and the Jets." The fake audience sounds is also a reference to the Elton John song, and the song has a very similar rhythm.

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MxPx – Andrea Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is absolutely horrible. Just piss poor writing.

It is a disgrace to every girl named Andrea.

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Cursive – At Conception Lyrics 15 years ago
Listen closely again, you'll hear the "t".

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Cursive – Dorothy Dreams of Tornadoes Lyrics 15 years ago
I love the song, but I don't see the need for both "Dorothy" songs on this album. They're pretty much about the same thing.

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Cursive – At Conception Lyrics 15 years ago
I finally figured it out. It's: "Termination due to rape"! Which makes sense, it's another reference to abortion. I thought all the other ones made no sense.

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Cursive – Dorothy at Forty Lyrics 15 years ago
He's not speaking to the literal Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. Certainly, there's a lot of Wizard of Oz imagery in this and the other "Dorothy" song ("Dorothy Dreams of Tornados"), but he's using Dorothy to refer to dreamers who are too lazy or afraid to do anything to persue those dreams.

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Cursive – The Sunks Lyrics 15 years ago
Who sings this song? It's clearly not Tim Kasher.

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Cursive – Rise Up! Rise Up! Lyrics 15 years ago
This album is a lot better than the Ugly Organ. TUO had a tendancy to slip into self indulgence a bit too much. Since this is a much more external album, focusing on fictional narratives and criticisms of religion, it ends up avoiding that pitfall.

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Cursive – Retreat! Lyrics 15 years ago
I think this is the weakest song on the album. I like Tim's attacks on religion throughout the album, but this one is a bit more cliched than most, and, lyrically, sounds like a less eloquent rewrite of Jane's Addiction's "Had a Dad". Still, the ending with that female voice that you hear in the background singing "Lord let us go" is pretty powerful.

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Cursive – Hymns for the Heathen Lyrics 15 years ago
I'm fairly certain that it's "passion of the chaplain" not "passion of the chapel and...".

I think there might be a few other errors, but I'm not positive.

Still, thanks for putting up the lyrics. This is a really great song, and I really wish he had named the album after the title of this song. It would have been a much more appropriate title. Still a fantastic album, though.

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Cursive – At Conception Lyrics 15 years ago
Actually, it sounds like he says "Picketing the clinic outside of town".

That would actually make sense since there is a very subtle abortion theme running through the song with both the title of the song as well as the very last two lines which could be interpreted as Father Cole telling her that she has to get an abortion.

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The Smashing Pumpkins – The End Is the Beginning Is the End Lyrics 15 years ago
I saw Corrigan in an interview one time saying that it was about batman. It was a while ago, but I remember it was something like "What would it take to put on a mask and go out and fight crime every night? You'd have to be crazy in some way, so I wanted to explore that a little bit."

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The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais Lyrics 15 years ago
BoHo: Your version doesn't make sense. How do newsgroups turn success into money.

The way it's written now is so PERFECT because he's criticising the punk scene when it's only been alive for about 2-3 years.

And oddly enough, it makes even more sense today! Which is why, when 311 covered it (while I have mixed feelings about that cover) they can simply change it to "Punk rockers in LA" instead of "Punk rockers in the UK".

I actually work that section into a performance piece I do, and simply change it to "Punk rockers in this modern day" and it still works. Okay, so I change a few other things too, but it would still work with just that slight change.

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Green Day – 86 Lyrics 15 years ago
When I was little, I used to sing this song to myself as:
"There's no return from 80's sex!"

I like my version better.

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Propagandhi – Homophobes Are Just Mad Cuz They Can't Get Laid Lyrics 15 years ago
I personally love the term homophobia, mainly because if you break down the term into its root words, it technically means "fear of self", which I think speaks volumes about what homophobia really is.

This song has one of the best titles I've ever heard. Period.

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Propagandhi – A Speculative Fiction Lyrics 15 years ago
Wow, must remember not to use the back button on this site.

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Propagandhi – A Speculative Fiction Lyrics 15 years ago
I don't see Propagandhi really writing a song slamming someone else for hating America.

The allmusic.com review says that it describes a fictional cold war between America and Canada and I think that sounds pretty accurate considering the lyrics.

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Propagandhi – A Speculative Fiction Lyrics 15 years ago
I don't see Propagandhi really writing a song slamming someone else for hating America.

The allmusic.com review says that it describes a fictional cold war between America and Canada and I think that sounds pretty accurate considering the lyrics.

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Propagandhi – A Speculative Fiction Lyrics 15 years ago
I don't see Propagandhi really writing a song slamming someone else for hating America.

The allmusic.com review says that it describes a fictional cold war between America and Canada and I think that sounds pretty accurate considering the lyrics.

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Bad Religion – God's Love Lyrics 16 years ago
I think it's about how Greg loves Jesus.

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The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais Lyrics 16 years ago
Sex Pistols were craaaaaap. But they did have a weird relationship with the Sex Pisotls, the Clash both looked up to them and saw them as rivals.

I know what the official explination of this song is (review of a concert Joe went to, followed by various critiques of other things in British culture), but I've always taken this to be a statement on racism, and also how it has worked its way into music (Why exactly are there only "black ears" there to listen?).

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Common Rider – Dixie Roadrash Lyrics 16 years ago
Haha, you know, I wrote that comment almost 3 years ago, and now I look back on it and realize how horribly wrong i obviously was.

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The Slits – So Tough Lyrics 16 years ago
From what I've read, if the Slits were talking about men, they were probably referring to men in the early London punk scene. Supposedly this one is about Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten.

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The Slits – Instant Hit Lyrics 16 years ago
From what I've read, if the Slits were talking about men, they were probably referring to men in the early London punk scene. Supposedly, this one is about Keith Levene who was in the Clash in the very early days before they put out an album and later went on to join Public Image Limited, Johnny Rotten's (or John Lydon's, rather) band after the Sex Pistols broke up. Which is especially funny since Levene apparently did some sound mixing for the Slits. I figure that either Levene's relationship with the band ended before they wrote this song, or they just had enough of a dysfunctional relationship that they could write a song like this. Or they didn't tell him it was about him.

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The Clash – We Are the Clash Lyrics 16 years ago
Every site in the world lists the last line of the chorus as "You can strike that match." Besides the fact that I have more faith in Joe Strummer than to believe he'd actually think that would be a good line for a song, if you listen to the song, that's OBVIOUSLY not what they're saying. It sounds almost like they're saying something like "You can seal the past" (which also isn't that great a line, but still). If you listen to the cover of this song by a band called Sparks, it still doesn't sound like "You can strike that match." That's DEFINATELY the wrong lyric.

I have my doubts about "It's like a patch" too, but I'm less certain about that.

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Talking Heads – And She Was Lyrics 16 years ago
Can anyone find any hard facts to back up the acid trip at a yoohoo factory theory? I'd like to see some actual facts on this, because remember: facts are simple and facts are straight, facts are lazy and facts are late, facts all come with points of view, facts don't do what I want them to!

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Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime Lyrics 16 years ago
I agree with Steven Mingus's interpretation. Although, my interpretation of this song has changed as I've grown older. When I was young, I thought it was praising suburban life and saying "Don't worry, it'll be a good thing when you get there" (which meshes with the decision to use this song on commercials for that stupid Nick Cage movie The Family Man). But now, I don't think David Byrne would have written a song that simple and sugar coated. I think it is a pessimistic view of ending up in suburbia and realizing that you've wasted you're life, especially with the tone that Byrne says "What have I done?"

Also, saw this video for the first time the other day. HILLARIOUS!

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Talking Heads – The Great Curve Lyrics 16 years ago
I'm seeing the whole female thing, but I think it's comparing women to Earth. I think it's trying to show the parallel between woman as creator and the earth as creator and the need for respect of both.

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Bad Religion – Let Them Eat War Lyrics 17 years ago
Sage Francis teaming up with the amazing Bad Religion is an incredible combination. Sure, Sage only gets about 8 lines or so, but it's still a great team up!

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Alkaline Trio – Warbrain Lyrics 17 years ago
I think that, since it's on the whole Rock Against Bush album, it's probably about a war such as vietnam or the cold war, but is using it as an obvious allegory for our modern situation. And, being a more emotionally driven band than a politically driven one, they're trying to take it from a more personal standpoint than a political one.

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Rage Against the Machine – No Shelter Lyrics 18 years ago
I just love the irony of the fact that this song was on the Godzilla soundtrack but it had nothing to do with the story of the movie, just the advertising campaign. I don't know why nobody realized this before they put it on the album. Then again, they might have, but corporate america will accept public criticism anytime if they can make money off of it.

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The Appleseed Cast – Kilgore Trout Lyrics 19 years ago
Kilgore Trout is not just a character in Breakfast of Champions, he is a recurring character in many novels by my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut. So you can imagine how pleased I was to hear that Appleseed Cast did this song. I really see these lyrics, as few of them as there are, to explain the story of a man who has worked all his life trying to write so that people may appreciate him, and he has gotten no appreciation. His character changes alot from book to book, but that is the one constant: that he is a science fiction writer that nobody gives a crap about. Noone, that is, until the Midland City Arts festival invites him as a guest speaker, but that's another story entitled Breakfast of Champions.

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Common Rider – Dixie Roadrash Lyrics 19 years ago
I think it's about a girl that he loved who had alot of problems and an addiction to herbal medicines, thinking that they were safe which they are not, and he feels regretful that he wasn't able to save her.

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Your Mother – Color Me Badd Religion Lyrics 19 years ago
My name is swollendog and I have nothing better to do than write songs complaining how one of the greatest fucking punk bands ever used to be musically limited, despite their amazing lyrics, and I totally ignore the fact that they've grown past that in their amazingly long career.

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Alkaline Trio – Blue Carolina Lyrics 19 years ago
um...AlkalineThursday, you do realize this isn't an alk3 song, dont you?

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Sugarcult – Stuck In America Lyrics 19 years ago
Last year I went to the warped tour in Boston and it was so hot. I was incredibly thirsty and i had a headache from the heat. So a friend of mine had an asprin, but i needed water. so i went over to one of the guys from sugurcult who was sitting at the booth and i asked him if i could have a sip of water to take my asprin with. he told me i could have the whole cup of water. so for that, i will forever endorse sugarcult. this band is so much fun, and they kick ass. this is my favorite song of theirs. so good!

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Reel Big Fish – Ban The Tube Top Lyrics 19 years ago
Sorry I went to mars for a second but I'm back now and I got T-shirts for everybody!

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Reel Big Fish – Where Have You Been? Lyrics 19 years ago
if you download this song off their website in .ram format, there's a little intro at the begining where you here some record exec saying something to the effect of "im really loving the new album, but we dont really have a song that we can push on the radio. I was wondering if you guys could go back in and record something without the trumpets, maybe a little less ska".

luckily enough for us, their sell out song of the album is still amazing!

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Reel Big Fish – Where Have You Been? Lyrics 19 years ago
if you download this song off their website in .ram format, there's a little intro at the begining where you here some record exec saying something to the effect of "im really loving the new album, but we dont really have a song that we can push on the radio. I was wondering if you guys could go back in and record something without the trumpets, maybe a little less ska".

luckily enough for us, their sell out song of the album is still amazing!

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Reel Big Fish – Gigantic Lyrics 19 years ago
One of their best covers. It's really cool cause you listen to their version, and it doesn't even sound like Reel Big Fish. No trumpets, no ska, just this cool dance-pop song. Really awesome take on this song, better than the original.

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Reel Big Fish – Good Thing Lyrics 19 years ago
"But then you came along and helped me sing a song..."

Anyone else thinking maybe this is Monique Powell? Just an idea.

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The Strokes – Last Nite Lyrics 19 years ago
Every now and then a good band sneaks its way into the mainstream. The strokes are such a band.

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