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Daughter – Landfill Lyrics 3 years ago
It's the end of a relationship, and feeling used and rejected. Initially I would think she didn't mean anything to him, but then she mentions his tears...

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Daughter – Smother Lyrics 3 years ago
It seems to me to be written from the point of view of an incredibly depressed person who has just come out of a relationship: "I want him but we're not right." This leads her to reflect on her whole life, and the self-hatred she feels towards herself; she feels that she's a "suffocater" and she wishes she'd never been born. It is a dark but truly stunning song.

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Kacey Musgraves – It Is What It Is Lyrics 5 years ago
It's about a casual relationship - it may not be a good idea, but she's gonna do it anyway:

'Too dumb to give up,
Too stubborn to change'

'Maybe I love you, maybe I'm just bored.'

It's not gonna work as something serious, but in the meantime they're having fun.

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We Are Augustines – Chapel Song Lyrics 6 years ago
They've said it's about lost love so watching a past love (perhaps the love of your life, that you lost) get married make sense.

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Frightened Rabbit – The Modern Leper Lyrics 6 years ago
Yep, that's how I see it too.

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Garbage – Blood For Poppies Lyrics 6 years ago
They've said this is about isolation - Shirley was inspired by reading an article about troops in Afghanistan, and wanted to capture the feeling of being away from home, wondering if you'll ever return.

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Garbage – I Hate Love Lyrics 6 years ago
Wow, I love this song. Shirley sums up bad experiences with relationships so perfectly. I especially love this part:

"They shore you up. They lay all their dreams on you.
They let you in and you start to believe you're soft as a miracle.
Unfurled, I was new and unfurled.
Innocent and open as any lamb and hoping for paradise."

It depicts perfectly when you open up to someone who feeds you lines, leaving you vulnerable, and then you get burned.

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Rachael Yamagata – Quiet Lyrics 6 years ago
Well, she's captured that feeling perfectly.

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Marina and the Diamonds – The State of Dreaming Lyrics 6 years ago
Marina said this is about Marilyn Monroe and how so many girls look up to her when in fact she was a deeply troubled woman, which doesn't get spoken about often.

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Marina and the Diamonds – Lies Lyrics 6 years ago
This is quite frankly stunning, especially the acoustic version.

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Lizzie West – Chariots Rise Lyrics 6 years ago
Perfect at the end of Secretary, love it :)

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Liz Phair – Flower Lyrics 6 years ago
It was originally girlfriend but was changed to minions for the re-issue in 2008.

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St. Vincent – Cruel Lyrics 7 years ago
Agree with this 100%.

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Ani DiFranco – Gravel Lyrics 7 years ago
never thought of it like that, but you could be onto something!

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Beth Orton – Stolen Car Lyrics 7 years ago
Isn't it "I see YOUR face drive like a stolen car" not "I see a face"? That's what it sounds like to me anyway, and I think it makes more sense. Also I think it's "when every LIE speaks the language of love."

I agree with Lerxst - I think it's about a brief re-kindling after a break up. I mainly see it as that because of the line "I couldn't help notice a light that was long gone still burning strong". And all the stuff about "knowing better". Clearly this guy was treating her badly and she know he's no good for her but she can't resist him.

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Florence + the Machine – Never Let Me Go Lyrics 7 years ago
Interesting the water references given this comes after 'What the Water Gave Me' on the album...perhaps this is about life after death?

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Florence + the Machine – Spectrum Lyrics 7 years ago
Favourite song on the new album (though it's hard to pick one...) It's epic! So catchy and wonderful. To me it's about falling in love and the euphoria one feels when they are.

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Florence + the Machine – What the Water Gave Me Lyrics 7 years ago
I agree with the suicide/Virginia Woolf theory. Also Ophelia, yes! Death means the end of troubles...the water will give her death, a release from her woes.

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Florence + the Machine – Landscape Lyrics 7 years ago
Yes, Brod, I agree - Virginia Woolf immediately came to my mind too, given the 'To The Lighthouse' reference. 'What the Water Gave Me' also makes me think of Woolf...

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Florence + the Machine – Leave My Body Lyrics 7 years ago
Given the other suicidal references on the album ("What The Water Gave Me" for example) I agree with that interpretation. However, I don't think suicide here necessarily means wanting to die...just wanting to let go and leave all your troubles behind.

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Florence + the Machine – Shake It Out Lyrics 7 years ago
This really is an incredible song. It's so positive and empowering; about letting go of all that's holding you down and getting to you.

As for it being about a hangover, I reckon it's a lot deeper than that, despite what Florence said. I think it's more about troubles in general and wanting to get rid of them. However, in regards to hangovers, it does make sense, because when you're hungover everything does get to you so much more - whatever has been troubling you seems amplified somehow; in juxtaposition as to how when you're drunk everything seems so much better. Drinking to deal with things just leads to feeling so much worse the next day when you're hungover.

So I think it's about 'shaking off' your troubles, on a deeper level than a hangover, but I agree that a hangover could have triggered this need.

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Florence + the Machine – Breaking Down Lyrics 7 years ago
I agree it's about depression - how once you've been there it's always there in the background ("creeping in the streetlight") and you never know when it's going to come back again.

Flo says about the song: "That was one of those songs that I just started humming and then the words came out. Often, I won’t know what I’m going to sing about until I actually step up to record, and you just have to follow this freeflowing train of thought -- these images of fear that you have as a child, something in the room, something for a child to fear, and then as an adult, that being there too as a creeping depression. It’s something quite sinister, but also something quite familiar. And I guess I just wanted to try and take that and turn it on its head, and make it something beautiful and uplifting as maybe a way to tackle it. It’s one of those sad songs with happy tunes."

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Ani DiFranco – Sunday Morning Lyrics 7 years ago
I agree with both the comments above. It reminds me of The Diner in describing the mundane things she misses about them. Wonderful song.

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Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don't Need You Lyrics 7 years ago
Half of the lyrics are missing. The rest of them:

‘Cause you need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, at all
You need me, man, I don’t need you

You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, at all
You need me

Cause with the lyrics I’ll be aiming it right
I won’t stop till my name’s in light
At Stadium Heights with Damien Rice
On red carpets, now I’m on Arabian nights
Because I’m young and all my brothers gonna give me advice
Long nighter, short height and I’m gone hyper

Never be anything but a singer-songwriter
The games over but now I’m on a new level
Watch how I step on the track without a loop pedal

People think that I’m bound to blow up
I’ve done around about a thousand shows
But I haven’t got a house plus I live on the couch
So you can be the lyrics when I’m singing them out
(wow)

From day one, I’ve been prepared
With vo5 wax for my ginger hair
So now I’m back to the sofa giving a dose of what the future holds

Cause it’s another day
Plus I’ll keep my last name forever keep the genre pretty basic
Gonna be breaking into other people’s tunes when I chase it
And replace it with the elephant in the room with a facelift
Into another rappers shoes using new laces
Selling cds from my rucksack aiming for the papers
Selling cds from my rucksack aiming for majors
Nationwide til’ we’re just jack, soon as I get the bus back

Clean cut kid without a razor for the moustache
I hit back when the pen hurts me
I’m still a choir boy in a Fenchurch tee
I’m still the same as a year ago
But more people hear me though
According to the myspace and youtube videos
I’m always doing shows, if I’m not I’m in the studio
Truly broke, never growing up call me *Ruffio
Melody music maker
Reading all the papers
They say I’m up and coming like im fucking in an elevator .

Cause you need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, at all
You need me, man, I don’t need you

You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, at all
You need me, man, I don’t need you

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Lana Del Rey – Video Games Lyrics 7 years ago
This really is a beautiful, stunning song...she has a wonderful voice. And I agree with laurajaneface & spearmintillo about the meaning.

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Florence + the Machine – Kiss with a Fist Lyrics 7 years ago
Never said my opinion was the end all, or that differing opinions are ignorant. I just think that with what they said, it makes sense that it's metaphorical, and that's how I've always seen it (personally). I just don't like that some may say the song is endorsing physical violence or something, because I don't think it is and some people have implied that.

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Chase and Status – Time Lyrics 7 years ago
There are some mistakes in the lyrics. The correct ones are below:


If you can find the time
To give your love to me
I will wait for you
If that's all you need
(Time, Time)
If you can find the time
(Time, Time)
If ever you're free
Just drop me a line
And tell me where you'll be
I'll be right here
If you can find the time
Just be sincere.
If you can find the time
I'll wait for you.
But if you can't find the time
(Time, Time, Time)
Then cut me loose.

'Cause I don't have the time
And I don't have the patience
What do you take me for
Why must I wait
'Cause while you decide
I'm fucking suffocating
'Cause if you can't find the time
My bleeding heart won't make it [x2]

If you can find the time
To give your love to me
Just drop me a line
And tell me where you'll be
I'll be right here
If you can find the time
Just be sincere

'Cause I don't have the time
And I don't have the patience
What do you take me for
Why must I wait
'Cause while you decide
I'm fucking suffocating
'Cause if you can't find the time,
My bleeding heart won't make it [x3]

I'll be right here
If you can find the time
Just be sincere
If you can find the time
I'll, I'll wait for you
But if you can't find the time
Then cut me loose.

'Cause I don't have the time
And I don't have the patience
What do you take me for
Why must I wait
'Cause while you decide
I'm fucking suffocating
'Cause if you can't find the time
My bleeding heart won't make it [x3]

'Cause I don't have the time [x6]
My bleeding heart won't make it

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Marina and the Diamonds – Radioactive Lyrics 7 years ago
Correct lyrics:

Lying on a fake beach
You'll never get a tan
Baby, I'm gonna leave you drowing
Until you reach for my hand

In the night your heart is full
And by the morning empty
But baby, I'm the one who left you
You're not the one who left me

When you're around me I'm radioactive
My blood is burning, radioactive
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive

My heart is nuclear
Love is all that I fear
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive

Waiting for the nightfall
For my heart to light up
Oh baby, I want you to die for
For you to die for my love
In the night your heart is full
And by the morning empty
But baby, I'm the one who left you
You're not the one who left me

When you're around me I'm radioactive
My blood is burning, radioactive
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive

My heart is nuclear
Love is all that I fear
Ready to be let down
And now I'm heading for a meltdown

Tonight I feel like neon gold
I take one look at you and I grow cold
And I grow cold
And I grow cold

When you're around me I'm radioactive
My blood is burning, radioactive
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive

[X2]
My heart is nuclear
Love is all that I fear
Ready to be let down
And now I'm heading for a meltdown

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Chase and Status – Time Lyrics 7 years ago
Love this song. It's obviously about waiting for someone to commit to you, but they won't, and trying to find the strength to stop waiting for them and walk away.

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Skunk Anansie – Squander Lyrics 7 years ago
This song is wonderful. I think it's about someone afraid to let go and love, and she's telling them they're throwing good things away and soon they'll have no one if they carry on the way they are.

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Ani DiFranco – The Diner Lyrics 7 years ago
I love this song. The mundane descriptions of what she misses about him are just wonderful.

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Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man Lyrics 7 years ago
I definitely see it as him talking to himself in the verses, then the ex-lover in the chorus...

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La Roux – I'm Not Your Toy Lyrics 7 years ago
wastedbritishyouth has it spot on in my opinion.

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La Roux – Armour Love Lyrics 7 years ago
To me this is definitely about someone scared of letting go and committing to someone else, for whatever reason.

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The Pierces – You'll Be Mine Lyrics 7 years ago
Correct lyrics:


We could bring a blanket for the grass
Cover up your eyes so you don't see
If you let me go I'm running fast
One two three count one two three
We could watch the black birds cross the skies
We could count the leaves left on the trees
We could count the teardrops in our eyes
One two three yeah one two three
One two three yeah one two three
Now you know now you know
How I feel and I won't back down

Prick your finger on a spinning wheel
But dont make a sound
Drop of blood and now you're taken
For all time
With a kiss you will awaken
And you'll be mine you'll be mine you'll be mine

I could always stay and work it out
Wondering if you still wanted me
But there are so many things to doubt
One two three count one two three
Think that for a moment you were mine
I know that you saw what we could be
But then you went and changed your mind
One two three yeah one two three
One two three yeah one two three
Now you know now you know
How I feel and I won't back down

Prick your finger on a spinning wheel
But don't make a sound
Drop of blood and now you're taken
For all time
With a kiss you will awaken
And you'll be mine

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Heather Nova – Throwing Fire At The Sun Lyrics 7 years ago
Totally agree. And this is a stunning song.

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Pink – It's All Your Fault Lyrics 7 years ago
I think it's about a relationship that's not going anywhere, and her being frustrated at the one-sidedness of it all. She wants him to be with her properly, but he's holding back for whatever reason. She's blaming him because he called her beautiful and said all these wonderful things etc, so made her fall for him hard and now she can't let go. The line "I feel like we could be really awesome together" I think implies this relationship hasn't actually gotten off the road yet. And so she's telling him to "make up your mind cause it's now or never."

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Aimee Mann – Amateur Lyrics 7 years ago
agreed!

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Aimee Mann – How Am I Different? Lyrics 7 years ago
Agree 100%

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Aimee Mann – Nothing Is Good Enough Lyrics 7 years ago
Can see the record label thing, definitely. It also sounds to me to be about someone that refuses to commit though.

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Duffy – Hanging on too long Lyrics 8 years ago
It's "forgot all your past"

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Ellie Goulding – Your Biggest Mistake Lyrics 8 years ago
The dad thing would make sense. But also could be about someone running away from a relationship? That's how I've always seen it anyway...

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Adele – Someone Like You Lyrics 8 years ago
Cannot get over this song...it moves me to tears quite often. Anyone who's ever been heartbroken can relate. Her live performances of it are breathtaking.

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Adele – Set Fire to the Rain Lyrics 8 years ago
One of my favourites on the new album...amazing.

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Tracey Thorn – Oh, The Divorces! Lyrics 8 years ago
Thanks, I've changed it.

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Adele – Rolling in the Deep Lyrics 8 years ago
This is literally amazing. Cannot stop listening. Can't wait for the new album!

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Sara Bareilles – The Light Lyrics 8 years ago
I can see the affair angle. But I really feel this is about the beginning of a new relationship, and trusting the other person not to hurt you, which can be difficult after past bad experiences...

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Laura Marling – Rambling Man Lyrics 8 years ago
I agree; to me it's about accepting who you are and not changing for others.

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Heather Nova – I'm Alive Lyrics 8 years ago
Words cannot describe how much I adore this song...

As for thee meaning, clearly it's about healing after a destructive/abusive relationship - probably with a lover, but not necessarily; it could be about a family member, perhaps.

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Heather Nova – Island Lyrics 8 years ago
Yep, definitely sanctuary from an abusive partner. LOVE this song. Only just discovered Heather, can't believe how underappreciated she is!

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