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Brand New – 137 Lyrics 1 year ago
@[bjn714:35632] BOOOOOOOO nothing is only ever about one thing. As overt as it may seem, there's always more under the surface.

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Tommy Roe – Sweet Pea Lyrics 1 year ago
Great song, but I have a serious problem with it.

So, this dude meets a girl who is, and I quote, outta site. Like, ok, but what about her is special? And if every single guy there wants her, what makes this dude special? I mean, again, great song, but I am just not convinced either of these vapid basic bitches are worthy of any of it.

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Talking Heads – Artists Only Lyrics 7 years ago
artists are what they fear most. being hacks. that's what this is "about"

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EMA – When She Comes Lyrics 7 years ago
death. she comes. better get naked before you're too hideous to look at and die sad and alone. the end.

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Smog – I Could Drive Forever Lyrics 7 years ago
hitting the road to escape oneself. it's impossible though, hence forever driving.

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Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot Lyrics 7 years ago
for literally years, this particular songmeanings page was inaccessible, much to my annoyance, i guess it was a bug or something. i had been wanting to read the comments FOREVER, but gave up. i don't listen to sonic youth a lot, but i came across daydream nation and started listening to it. i remembered the sm page and figured they might be available since the revamp.

yay! it works now! thanks songmeanings! awesome!

but then...

ALL THE FUCKING COMMENTS ARE JUST AN EMO DEBATE?!!!

such a letdown. i don't even care about the song anymore.

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Beck – Unforgiven Lyrics 7 years ago
loss and regret, worthless life spent, waiting for whatever comes next. the only thing left is the hope that whatever it is will be better than this.

beck is a scientologist, i can only assume he's talking about aliens or whatever

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Art Brut – Formed A Band Lyrics 7 years ago
not when it comes to ironic hipsters

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The Black Keys – I'll Be Your Man Lyrics 7 years ago
k

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Liz Phair – H.W.C. Lyrics 7 years ago
hey i don't make the rules. i'm not saying liz phair is a slut, although she probably is, and that's ok. the narrator is a cum guzzling slut. whether it's serious or playful, or biting social commentary, she's a cum guzzling slut who likes rubbing it all over herself. and i don't think anyone has ever doubted robert plant's or elvis' slut status. you should probably iron your panties, they are pretty bunched up.

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The Beatles – Because Lyrics 7 years ago
there are also things called records. probably the beatles knew when they were making abbey road that the compact disc would be the best listening option, but the record would do until the invention of CDs.

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John Lennon – Isolation Lyrics 7 years ago
nope

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Jarvis Cocker – Fuckingsong Lyrics 7 years ago
i learned the hard way that clever ain't wise, but man, clever still gets me every time...

if someone wrote this song about me i'd definitely let him disappoint me

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The Breeders – Head To Toe Lyrics 7 years ago
yay meaningless sex

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Faith No More – Caffeine Lyrics 7 years ago
mike patton can learn as much from others' interpretations of his stream of consciousness writing as we can from his explanation of it. probably more. if you're all for interpretation, then shut the fuck up and let it happen.

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The Magnetic Fields – Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree Lyrics 7 years ago
ok, but who the fuck is sandy?

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Withered Hand – Religious Songs Lyrics 7 years ago
k, i changed it...

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Banks – Beggin for Thread Lyrics 7 years ago
crazy girl make good music

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Menomena – Pique Lyrics 7 years ago
oh, great song though

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Menomena – Pique Lyrics 7 years ago
what a whiny little bitch

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EMA – Anteroom Lyrics 7 years ago
glory hole

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The Breeders – Off You Lyrics 8 years ago
well thinskizzy, I've not seen Her, but after listening to this so many time and never picking it up, it seems like she's singing to the earth itself, and all its elements. "I've never seen a scarlet or a riot or the violence of you" a volcano? "we're moving" like tectonic plates, etc. I'm sure it's probably also about her friends on Nantucket and stuff and more things we will never know

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The White Stripes – Why Can't You Be Nicer To Me? Lyrics 10 years ago
christ people, it's not about being nicer to your fellow man. "people don't even know me,
but they know how to show me" isn't empathy; it's bitter and dejected. He's lonely and wants to die, and wants everyone to know he's unhappy. It's probably about a girl.

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Sneaker Pimps – Curl Lyrics 10 years ago
"oh."

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree Lyrics 10 years ago
sowing seeds of sex and death. Mr. Cave's specialty.

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Jeff Buckley – The Sky Is A Landfill Lyrics 11 years ago
Interviews can provide insight to what an artist was thinking while writing a song, but people often fail to realize that most artists are reticent about revealing everything about their work and intentions. Good songs, written by artists (as opposed to the formulaic pop fuckery written by hacks) are rarely just about anything. Period. I can see how it might have been and probably was conceived in response to smoking, but it's definitely more universal. If he had gone on and on in the interview about what each little metaphor meant, and the significance of every double entendre, it would be very boring and take all the fun out of arguing about it on the internet.

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Dirty Three – Running Scared Lyrics 11 years ago
Roy Orbison cover featuring Nick Cave, not to be confused with the version by the Bad Seeds: http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858608717/

This one is more hopeful.

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The Kills – Pale Blue Eyes (The Velvet Underground cover) Lyrics 11 years ago
VU cover, obviously.

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Des Ark – Snake Stuff Lyrics 11 years ago
"If I don't learn to love
I'm going to die of fear"

I don't think she means that she can't love. Being afraid to love isn't the same as being afraid to be/die alone. I think she means that if she doesn't learn how to love properly she'll die with a broken heart. People unable to love die with empty hearts.

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Des Ark – Le Debut De La Fin Lyrics 11 years ago
Le début *est* la fin. ;)

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Pavement – Silence Kid Lyrics 11 years ago
Oh please. I am a star.

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Des Ark – No More Fighting Cats, OK? Lyrics 11 years ago
That verse is actually the beginning of the following track, "Queen of the Sketch Patrol," from LLSS:
http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858680404/

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Des Ark – two hearts are better than one Lyrics 11 years ago
Ms. Ark does indeed have an anchor on her finger now. She's got it tattooed on her ring finger.

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Des Ark – My Saddle Is Waitin' (C'mon Jump On It) Lyrics 11 years ago
just a bachelor. lookin' for a partner.

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Buke and Gass – Immoral But Just Fine, Okay Lyrics 11 years ago
So, I know how to use google translator. And I was like, "bad duck? No." But sure enough:

"This was an improv that spanned an hour or so, and we manually whittled it down to a pleasant 4 minutes, smoothing out the transitions and adding vocals with lyrics that may or may not have anything to do with sex or food. I just kept thinking, “bad duck,” which stuck. However, “mauvais canard” is much more fun to say, as I found out in the process. The working title was “Patience is a Virgin”, but that was faaar too literal. Some day soon this will be on our next batch of tshirts.

This is, sadly, a song that we may never play live. It’s the only piece we created specifically for the album in the studio, and the many little added sound blips, running around upstairs pushing chairs and moving things (including a live vacuum cleaner at one point), probably wouldn’t be technically feasible onstage with just the two of us. At least as far as we’ve tried thus far."

http://lagmag.com/music/pick-three-buke-gass/

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Ugly Casanova – Parasites Lyrics 11 years ago
And Weird Sisters borrows a line from Bad Moon Rising. And John Fogarty probably nicked that from someone else. No one cares about your detective work, shut up.

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Lost In The Trees – All Alone in an Empty House Lyrics 11 years ago
open letter to god

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Portishead – Glory Box Lyrics 11 years ago
"I just wanna be a woman" means that she doesn't want to have to be a certain anything to anyone; simply a woman. Obviously she wants to make use of that glory box, but she's tired of parading it around, trying to auction it off to the highest bidder. She's saying: we're all made to tempt each other, so let's stop with all the fucking pretenses.

And I think it's more than just about a relationship. Saying "give us some room" and "take a little look from our side" is deliberate. meshellle was on to something when she said it's about settling. I don't think it's about settling, per se, but it is about standards and what is expected from both men and women, in relationships, and in the world at large. She's not asking for special treatment because she's a women; she just wants a reason why she should bother trying so hard

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Neil Young – A Man Needs A Maid Lyrics 11 years ago
A man needs someone to help clean up the mess he's made of his life, fumbling around by himself. ;)

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Cake – Italian Leather Sofa Lyrics 11 years ago
This is maybe a stupid thing to suggest, but what if he really does care about her? She obviously doesn't care about him aside from his money, but this is a very one-sided song. We know these things about him: 1. he's rich. 2. he likes having sex with an attractive woman, and 3. he never refuses her. Even if he is an island (and we actually don't know that for sure, only that she doesn't care whether or not he is), that doesn't necessarily mean he has no emotions. We don't know how he feels about her, just that she gets what she wants because he lets her have it. It may or may not be because of the healthy breasts. Maybe she wanted them, and he bought them for her because he wants her to be happy and feel good about her body.

That's probably reaching, but I have to believe that this song completely ignores his side for a reason. I think it's about a succubus, not a shallow couple. Maybe he's getting what he wants, and maybe he's not.


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Queens of the Stone Age – First It Giveth Lyrics 11 years ago
lol

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The Fall – Printhead Lyrics 11 years ago
The suspicious character of music journalists? Or perhaps the absurdity of music journalism. Oh, MES, you troll. I love you.

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Big Star – Holocaust Lyrics 11 years ago
He's absolutely describing himself. And anyone who has felt this way, hence the use of second person.

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Big Star – Holocaust Lyrics 11 years ago
I like the hurty kind

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Cat Power – He Turns Down Lyrics 11 years ago
This is the first time I've read these lyrics. I always thought it was "I'm not saying he turned me down" instead of "I'm not saved, he turned me down" which obviously changes the meaning dramatically. I kind of like it better the way I misheard it. It's impossible to be turned down by Jesus.

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Liars – Scarecrows On A Killer Slant Lyrics 11 years ago
"Who would shoot someone just because he's a little bit bothersome?"

Honestly, there are probably more people than you think who would do it if they could get away with it.

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Elysian Fields – Off or out Lyrics 11 years ago
It means she can't stop thinking about this person, rendering impossible the writing of decent lyrics that make sense. It's very high concept.

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dEUS – Worst Case Scenario (first Draft) Lyrics 11 years ago
we call that game suck & blow over here

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Blur – Jets Lyrics 11 years ago
Yeah, well I don't think jets are like comets at all.

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The Kinks – She's Got Everything Lyrics 11 years ago
What he means by 'she's got everything' is that she's got everything he has. And she doesn't want for anything, because she has all she needs. And everybody's gonna be happy, etc.

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