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Steel Panther – Asian Hooker Lyrics 4 years ago
I'm guessing it's about a guy who happens to like dating prostitutes of the Far Eastern type... can't be sure though.

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AC/DC – The Jack Lyrics 4 years ago
'The Jack' is Aussie slang for Gonorrhea - apparently written after the band got 'The Jack' from some groupies. When they performed it for the first time the groupies were down the front as usual and Bon Scott pointed at each one in turn when singing the tag line.

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Neil Young – Powderfinger Lyrics 4 years ago
Nice thought - but it doesn't fit with the description of the boat, which to me sounds more like a motorised Police Patrol Boat.

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10cc – I'm Mandy Fly Me Lyrics 4 years ago
The guy is looking up at a National Airlines poster at the stewardess on there, and has a fantasy about her saving him. However when he snaps out of it, he's back on the street in America - and he would never have been there if it hadn't of been for the allure of the poster getting him to fly from the UK (presumably - it is 10cc after all) in the first place.

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Mott The Hoople – All the Young Dudes Lyrics 5 years ago
Back Home wasn't the UK where the song was written - the Vietnam war didn't really affect the UK at all as they weren't in it.

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Mott The Hoople – All the Young Dudes Lyrics 5 years ago
The line about Wendy depends on which edit you have - the radio edit has unlocked cars to stop M&S complaining.
It's unlikely 'Freddie' refers to Freddie Mercury, Queen had only formed a year before the song was written, hadn't released their first album, and were probably not contemporaries - certainly not famous enough to be put in a song alongside the established T-Rex (who had kick-started the Glam Rock scene over a year before).
Bowie offered the band Suffragette City - but they didn't like it so he wrote this song specifically for them - it was never written for the Ziggy album.

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Queen – Seven Seas Of Rhye Lyrics 5 years ago
To those who are thinking of a conection beteen Rhye and Rye and 'pub' singing at the end... Rye is a seaside town on the South coast of England, and 'Oh we do love to be beside the seaside' is a common English ditty sung a lot by holiday makers.
It was almost certainly Queen having a laugh.

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Queen – Another One Bites The Dust Lyrics 5 years ago
To be honest, given the big controversy of playing things backwards to find hidden meanings at the time the song was written, I wouldn't be at all surprised if John didn't do that on purpose... just for a laugh (and possibly good marketing).
The song itself isn't about smoking weed.

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Steel Panther – It Won't Suck Itself Lyrics 5 years ago
Just a few notes on the lyrics posted.
It isn't 'San Diego show', it is 'San Diego Zoo'.
It isn't 'right now you'll choke it out', I believe it is 'right now just suck it out'.
It isn't 'I need you to be with us', it is actually 'I need you to be the nurse'.

Awesome song though... anyone tried it? ;)

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Deep Purple – Burn Lyrics 6 years ago
plane, not place!

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Deep Purple – Burn Lyrics 6 years ago
Isn't it about the nuclear bomb being dropped over Hiroshima - the woman is the place 'Enola Gay'? Or is that too obvious?

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Yes – Going for the One Lyrics 6 years ago
Sorry, have to disagree. I don't see it as being about the futility, but about the addiction of sport.
Going for the one means going for the best. Mountain masses are rapids (shoot the rapids). 'Here you stand no taller than the grasses' means you're the same as everyone else there - in the same boat.
Should you really push yourself to the limit? That's what sport does to you - it's much bigger than you and runs rings around you. You throw away all concepts of danger and go for it.
When you think about what you've achieved you don't feel depressed at all. It's really touching life, feeling alive, and as strong a feeling as love.

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Hawkwind – Fahrenheit 451 Lyrics 9 years ago
Inspired by Ray Bradbury's novel of the same name. In the future firemen are employed to burn books, because books cause unhappiness, but one day a fireman picks up a book and reads it... It's a classic novel.

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Hawkwind – Death Trap Lyrics 9 years ago
Hawkwind's best punk track, inspired by J G Ballard's novel 'Crash'.

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Hawkwind – High Rise Lyrics 9 years ago
Of course, this song is inspired by J G Ballard's 1975 novel called 'High Rise'.

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Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I - V) Lyrics 10 years ago
The line 'Well you wore out your welcome with random precision' refers to Syd often turning up late or not at all to gigs and rehersals. The band members got fed up of it and Roger had to reluctantly fire Syd from the band.
I also think that 'exposed in the light' refers to Syd's behaviour under the spotlight when on stage. He would just freeze, and only became the lively character he was when off stage and out of the spotlights.

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The Kinks – Lola Lyrics 10 years ago
Of course, the album version may have been different because of selling to other countries... not all were as liberated as the UK back then.

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The Kinks – Lola Lyrics 10 years ago
Guess these must be the US Lyrics because they aren't quite how they are on the single played on UK radio:
Met her in a Club down in *Old* Soho
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She said '*Dear* boy won't you come home with me?'
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Well I left *home* just a week before
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she said '*Dear* boy I'm gonna make you a man.'
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but I know what I am *in a bed*, I'm a man
and so's Lola.

Definately those are the lyrics for the Kinks single played in the UK and Ray is very well spoken on the single. Some of the cover versions use slightly different lyrics, but this is the original here.
It also tells you that he didn't actually discover she was a he until they got back to her place. It also gives the song a great twist at the end.

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Gallows – Staring at the Rude Bois (The Ruts cover) Lyrics 10 years ago
This isn't a good cover version, the lyrics have been updated but this has made the chorus out of place. The original by the Ruts highlighted the divisions among youth culture at the time which were happening on a weekly basis, the Gallows version is just about a shooting. Hardly comparable, and I'd agree, it's not really relevant. Except to say that axzion needs to take a chill pill... sounds like the sort of person the original song was highlighting. :)

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The Divine Comedy – Party Fears Two Lyrics 11 years ago
This was originally recorded by The Associates back in 1982. Sorry, but I do prefer the original.

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Horslips – Cu Chulainn's Lament Lyrics 11 years ago
This is from The Tain which is the Horslips album about the old Irish legend of the same name. Basically a Bull Raid. Here CuChulainn is lamenting for Ferdia, his best friend and foster-brother, who he has just killed at a ford whilst holding back Maeve's army in single combat.

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U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday Lyrics 11 years ago
I think some people ought to heed the sentiment of the song rather than arguing over what actually happened (which is unlikely ever to be known). Anyone who kills innocent people should be condemned, and yes that includes the members of all the paramilitaries as well as the army and police who have innocent blood on their hands.
I can't see how people can kill (or support killing) in the name of a religion that has forgiveness and peace at its centre.
If everyone heeded this song and didn't take up the battle call then there would be far fewer children without their fathers and mothers.

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Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent Lyrics 11 years ago
I think the line 'Now when she tells she's gonna get it' should actually be 'Now when she's told she's gonna get it' having just listened to the song (again).

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Muse – Knights of Cydonia Lyrics 11 years ago
Superficially, this is about not being able to rely on political leaders, and having to fight for your own rights and survival that the leaders would happily take away without thought.
Cydonia being on Mars, this also suggests to me that this is something set in the future on a Mars colony which has a 'Wild West' attitude (echoed in the video and the Spaghetti Western type opening to the song).

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Muse – Knights of Cydonia Lyrics 11 years ago
It's 'through the VEINS of history' and 'I'll show you a god who falls asleep on the job' according to Muse's own web site (www.muse.mu).

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Muse – Starlight Lyrics 11 years ago
Takig the context from the album, and looking at it on the surface, this is about the thoughts of a convict being shipped out to life on a Mars colony. His thoughts about his loved ones, and what his own hopes and expectations have been turned into.
Take a Bow (the previous song in the album) is about him being sentenced to transportation for life, and Starlight is the journey to the colony.
Why Mars? Basically the last song (Knights of Cydonia) on the Album mentions Cydonia which is a region of Mars.

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Muse – Take a Bow Lyrics 11 years ago
Of course, looking at it rather simply. Its about a future political leader who has been found guilty of crimes against their country and the earth as a whole, and have been transported to Mars in punishment.
This fits in well with the rest of the album (Starlight being about the convict's journey to Mars), echoes historical events when British convicts were transported to the colonies (including the US, not just Australia), and sets it all in a futuristic context. So much deeper than being about current events, and just shows you how clever Muse are.
As for the Hex/Hate debate. It's Hex. Just go to Muse's web site if you aren't convinced (www.muse.mu) as they have all the lyrics there.

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Supergrass – Caught By The Fuzz Lyrics 11 years ago
Blow has always been weed for everyone I know. You puff on some blow, you can't snort blow.

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Hawkwind – Days of the Underground Lyrics 11 years ago
Well, ok, specifically it is about the UK Underground movement that blossomed in Ladbroke Grove in London in the late 60's and early 70's. Hawkwind were one of the main bands in the movement (along with the Pink Faries).

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Elvis Costello – Accidents Will Happen Lyrics 11 years ago
When this was released on 7" vinyl back in the late 70's, the single's picture cover was printed inside out. :)

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Guns N' Roses – One In A Million Lyrics 11 years ago
Redman - immigrants do not come over and 'steal' our jobs. They are willing to do a lot of hard work, unlike the people who complain that they can't find a job when in reality they can't be arsed. Its just an excuse.

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Hawkwind – Magnu Lyrics 11 years ago
I'd have to disagree, for me Hawkwind at their best are a head above Pink Floyd. The 'Warrior on the Edge of Time' album is one of my all-time favourites.

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Hawkwind – Jack Of Shadows Lyrics 11 years ago
Inspired by the book 'Jack of Shadows' by Roger Zelazny.

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Hawkwind – High Rise Lyrics 11 years ago
This is off the PXR5 album and is about the pressures of living in high-rise appartment blocks (presumably in London).

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Hawkwind – Assassins Of Allah Lyrics 11 years ago
Titled 'Hassan-i-Sabah' on the 'Quark, Strangeness and Charm' album.

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Hawkwind – Days of the Underground Lyrics 11 years ago
This is about the very early days of Hawkwind.

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Hawkwind – Damnation Alley Lyrics 11 years ago
Inspired by Roger Zelazny's book 'Damnation Alley'.

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Hawkwind – Choose Your Masques Lyrics 11 years ago
I guess, due to the heavy involvement of Michael Moorcock with Hawkwind, that this is inspired by MM's Hawkmoon series of books. The nobles of 'Granbretan' hide behind metal masks.

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Hawkwind – Zarozinia Lyrics 11 years ago
This song is from the Chronicles of the Black Sword album which is effectively a musical version of Michael Moorcock's Elric saga. Zarozinia was Elric's wife, but she was kidnapped in order to get Elric to do the Gods of Chaos' bidding.

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The Stranglers – Peaches Lyrics 12 years ago
Secondly, the original 'Radio' version replaced 'clitares' with 'bikini' as they didn't think the general population would understand - and 'bummer' with 'summer' just in case. Though UK radio played both versions.

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The Stranglers – Peaches Lyrics 12 years ago
Firstly, I really don't think that she's trying to get out of her clitoris... that really doesn't make sense. The word should be clitares which is a french bathing costime (or so we were told at the time the record came out).

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Motörhead – Motor Head Lyrics 13 years ago
Just a song about Speed (amphetamines), a Motorhead being a Speed-freak. I remember an awkward moment on a British TV Children's show (Tiswas), where Sally James asked the band what the name meant... they got out of it quite well.

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Chris Rea – The Road To Hell (part 2) Lyrics 13 years ago
Apparently about the M25 motorway (London's Orbital Motorway), which is renowned for being more like a car park.

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The Vapors – Turning Japanese Lyrics 13 years ago
Cobain would have been 12 when the song was first released (back in 1979). I really don't see some band from Surrey (UK) picking up some 12 year old's lyrics and running with it. :)
I remember when the record was first released, and all the talk in school about what 'Turning Japanese' really meant. There was no question back then, it was masturbation.

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Britney Spears – Toxic Lyrics 14 years ago
This song is actually very Political. It's all about President Bush and how although he's toxic to, well just about everything, people can't seem to stop voting for him. :)

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Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics 14 years ago
A quote from Roy Thomas Bake about how the piece was writtenr: "Freddie was sitting in his apartment and he said "I've got this idea for a song" and he sort of sat down and he sort of started playing the song and it was all going along good, you know, and he had some words missing and some bits of melody that he hadn't quite worked out, but it was just the basic framework of the song. The he was playing away and he stopped and he said "Now dears, this is where the opera section comes in" and I went oh, my god! So we said, "Oh OK, this is the opera section" and it was just gonna be at the time a little brief interlude of a little bit of you know a few little things like Galileos. So we said OK, fine , stick a few little Galileos and then we can get on to like the rock part of the song. It started off as a ballad and then there's the opera section and then it went on and on. As we got into the studio we started formatting the song which we had to record it in sections because it was actually designed in sections, so we recorded it in sections and everything was fine. We did the ballad section and then we did the rock section going back to the ballad section - if you hear the song you understand what I mean. And we left a blank piece of tape to do the opera section. When we started doing the opera section properly, erm, it just got longer and longer and we just kept adding blank tape to this thing and it got bigger and bigger and bigger. Every day we just sort of thought "Oh, this is it, we've done now" and Freddie would come in with another lot of lyrics and say "I've added a few more Galileos here dear" and so we would put on a few more Galileos and it just got bigger and bigger and bigger and in the end it became the epic we all know."

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Eagles – Hotel California Lyrics 14 years ago
Well, from what I heard at the time. The song wasn't really about anything as such. The Eagles were impressed with Steely Dan's meaningless lyrical sculptures and wanted to do something similar. The Album is to do with the way things were going, not just in the music industry, at the time especially indicated by California. So read what you like into the lyrics, they don't really mean that much though.

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The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour Lyrics 14 years ago
It's just about life in general.

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The Beatles – Taxman Lyrics 14 years ago
No. The song was written around 1966. Harold Wilson was Labour Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 while Edward Heath was the Leader of the Opposition (Conservative). There was an election in 1966 which Labour won, so good timing for the song by the Beatles. They were complaining that for very high-earners the tax on their income above a certain amount was 95% - but in all honesty there were so many loopholes to get around this that it smacks of nothing but greediness.

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The Beatles – Paperback Writer Lyrics 14 years ago
Well, the story goes that Paul said he could write a song about anything, so his Grandmother asked him to write one about a paperback writer.

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