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Bo Burnham – From God's Perspective Lyrics 2 years ago
IF god existed, it would agree with this.

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Bo Burnham – #deep Lyrics 2 years ago
Have you ever taken
A side of bacon
And jacked off watching Babe?

Me neither.

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Bo Burnham – Oh Bo Lyrics 2 years ago
Oh Bo, play that oboe!

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Bo Burnham – New Math Lyrics 2 years ago
Corrections to these lyrics:


And Santa clause multiplied by i? -> (lower case i is the square root of -1.)

And what's the opposite of ln(x) -> (natural log of x)
Duraflame, the unnatural log

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Bo Burnham – My Whole Family... Lyrics 2 years ago
My grandma gave me a present just last year
And the card said, "Happy birthday queer".

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Princess Superstar – I Like It A Lot Lyrics 2 years ago
Came hear looking for a great song with this title by Heartsfield from 1977, and found this instead.

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Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell Lyrics 3 years ago
As mentioned, this song is about a teenage couple that managed to stay together, against the odds. The oldsters who observe this, having expected it to fall apart quickly, are surprised and say "huh, that's life, you never can tell".

This song probably had personal meaning to Chuck Berry. In 1959, he was arrested and imprisoned on trumped up charges of violating the "Mann Act", related to a sexual relationship he allegedly had with an underage girl. This song was written while Berry was in prison.

And no, this song is not about a young couple who have died, as one comment would have it. The use of past tense in the song is just the perspective chosen by the songwriter, nothing more.

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Melanie Safka – Brand New Key Lyrics 4 years ago
Melanie herself has suggested that people not to take this song to seriously, but the lyrics are pretty simple to interpret and I'm sure she knew *exactly* what people would think, when she wrote them.

First, old time quad roller skates needed a key to take them on and off. If you lost your key, you could use a needle nose pliers, with some difficulty.

The 'lock and key' context of this song is also a classic euphemism for sex, and the song practically drips with teenage female sexual longing and awakening with practically every line. The young woman has had some experience already ("I go pretty far", "I've been all around the world"), but wants this particular young man, who's apparently more interested in someone else ("but you weren't alone").

The obvious sexual innuendo actually got this song banned from play by some radio stations back in 1971.

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The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back Lyrics 4 years ago
ps - I AM GROOT!

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The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back Lyrics 4 years ago
There's an incorrect lyric there. It's not:

Cause now since I see you it is all
I want you back

It's:

But now since I see you in his arms
I want you back

Actually makes sense this way!

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Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes Lyrics 6 years ago
Rubbish.

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The New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour Lyrics 9 years ago
Well the lyric is definitely 'stranded at Bleeker and Broadway', which is in New York, not Vancouver.


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The New Pornographers – My Rights Versus Yours Lyrics 9 years ago
Divorce, definitely. This song is much too personal to be about something as sterile as DRM.

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Ra Ra Riot – Ghost Under Rocks Lyrics 10 years ago
himher, thanks for your help. I haven't listened to the EP version, but on Rhumb Line, it sounds like Allie sings 3 lines, not 4, that might be:

Make sure you have all your stuff
Before you leave, and he said
"Goodbye, good luck"

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Ra Ra Riot – Ghost Under Rocks Lyrics 10 years ago
btw, can anyone decipher the female background vocals on the verse before the last chorus?

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Ra Ra Riot – Ghost Under Rocks Lyrics 10 years ago
The chorus of this song is quite literate and melancholy. And definitely a bit eerie how this song seems to presage Pike's death.

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Sons And Daughters – Gilt Complex Lyrics 10 years ago
I think the lyrics all say 'metal', not 'medal'. Makes more sense.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain – Head On Lyrics 10 years ago
Several Mary Chain songs, including this one, are basically about drugs, dressed up in the language of love and sex. Getting a sexual feeling from drug use, if you will. Of course Jiim Reid denies it now, but considering his situation at the time these songs were written, his denials don't hold up.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain – Never Understand Lyrics 10 years ago
This amazing song is a paean to the delicious pleasures of an excessive lifestyle. And how, inevitably, some people in your life won't get the appeal.

And for some reason, this is about the only one of their big hits that the brothers Reid never seem to play live anymore.

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Vampire Weekend – A-Punk Lyrics 11 years ago
Here's my take on some key lyrics from this song:

"She spied the ring on His Honor's finger
A thousand years in one piece of silver
She took it from his lily-white hand"

'His Honor' would typically refer to an older gentleman, not a boyfriend or lover. In this case, one who's died, thus his 'lily while hand'. The word 'spied' suggests that Johanna is looking at the ring secretly or guiltily. Also, the ring is 'on' his finger, not in his hand; he isn't giving her the ring, she takes it off of his finger.

"Showed no fear--she'd seen the thing
In the Young Men's Wing at Sloan-Kettering"

I think the 'thing' she'd seen at Sloan-Kettering was death, not the ring. Thus she was able to take the ring off the dead man's hand; she 'showed no fear' because she's been around dead people before.

"His Honor drove southward seeking exotica
Down to the Pueblo huts of New Mexico
Cut his teeth on turquoise harmonicas"

'Exotica' could mean an antiquity. Turquose, often combined with silver; could the thousand year old ring have been from Mexico? Aztec, maybe?

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Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma Lyrics 11 years ago
It's Dharamsala, as given. Dharamsala is a mountain town in India, where the Dalai Lama lives.

And brycesw: You're a moron.

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Arcade Fire – Keep the Car Running Lyrics 11 years ago
The person singing this song could be a criminal, planning on hitting a rival; they know his name, but not when or how he'll strike. Keep the car running is a common expression from 1940s gangster movies.

While some of the lyrics suggest that he may feel guilty about what he does, and that he knows he'll likely get killed himself one day, I think all the religious and quasi-religious song meanings people are coming up with here to be a bit overwrought.

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Social Distortion – Far Behind Lyrics 11 years ago
Thanks for correcting the abysmally wrong lyrics.
One of the best put-down songs ever.

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Modest Mouse – 3rd Planet Lyrics 11 years ago
I haven't read every post here, so I don't know if someone else has mentioned this, but I was dumbstruck by Isaac's lyric -
'The universe is shaped exactly like the earth
If you go straight long enough you'll end up where you were'
This is literally correct, topologically, according to theory. There is no 'edge', no outer margin of the universe, and nothing outside the universe. Space-time curves back on itself, and you would actually wind up where you started eventually. It's hard for us humans to picture it, limited as we are to thinking in 3 dimensions.
However, the lyric -
'Given that our blood is just like the Atlantic'
is completely wrong. Very different composition, and blood plasma is only 1/8th the concentration (osmolarity) of seawater. That's basically why drinking seawater instead of fresh water will kill you.

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Pela – Drop me off Lyrics 11 years ago
In a sleep i see a scene
a sea of comfort and serene
we’re walking through some fields of glass
up to our waist into our past
watch the road girl you are driving
you’ll probably kill us both
or drop me off there at the corner
it’s better if we don’t

but you are the fortunate one in this song
you are the fortunate one so wake up, wake up

we should make a holiday cause we probably seen it all
and if my name is dead weight
it’s been carried on too far

up came the windy night
don’t ask me about the cold ones
cause i was saving up my stares
and bouncing them off no one
so turn your head girl you are driving
you’ll probably kill us both
or drop me off there at the corner
it’s better if we don’t

you are the fortunate one in this song
you are the fortunate one in this song
you are the fortunate one
so wake up
or leave

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Pela – Lost to the Lonesome Lyrics 11 years ago
Hey, we should crash the party on christmas eve
hey, we should write our name on every wall we see
hey, we should break our wallets at every bar
hey, we could break the bed without broken hearts
la la la la
and we could leave the lonely and lost
to their lonesome hearts
don’t just stand there with your face in your hands
don’t just stand there
clean up your broken glass!

hey, we should crash the party on new years eve
hey, we should write our name on every wall we see
la la la la
and we could leave the lonely and lost
to their lonesome hearts

don’t just stand there like a ghost in my room
don’t just stand there with that same old t.v. set
don’t just stand there pointing out west
and don’t stand there telling me i’m nothing

don’t just stand there just tell me i’m something
don’t just stand there just tell me i’m something
don’t just stand there i am something

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Pela – Tenement Teeth Lyrics 11 years ago
Give us a beat
for our halfway hearts and tenement teeth!
a beat
to fill up the room
they’ll be splitting soon and dancing without feet
a song
when the days are long and your friends have gone
lock the door, it won’t hurt no more
you won’t feel the floor
it’s only love
it’s only love
we did this before it’s only love

and when the record’s done
let it scrape and scratch
let’s drag up the past and dance
so give us a beat
for our halfway hearts and tenement teeth!

it’s only love
it’s only love
we did this before it’s only love

recognized it right from the start
it was the sound of a breaking heart
are we hammering in our nails?
are we taking down the sails?

according to the pages in books
on modern psychology
a broken heart might not restart
and very well might follow me
down into the water, down into the water
and downward we descend
well i kissed your lips of ruby red
and this is what was said

"land"
"land"
"land"
"land"

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Pixies – Cactus Lyrics 11 years ago
Yeah, the guy's in prison.
Sounds like a Mexican prison, at that.

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Elvis Costello – I'm Not Angry Lyrics 11 years ago
One of the angriest songs ever.

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Blue Öyster Cult – Astronomy Lyrics 11 years ago
I've loved this song, and most early BOC, since the 70s.
I was curious about the Metallica version, so I gave it a listen.
Awful, just awful. Hetfield's singing doesn't fit the song at all.
You Metallica fans really don't have a clue.

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Modest Mouse – Convenient Parking Lyrics 11 years ago
I don't think this song has anything at all to do with drugs. It's pretty obvious that it's about suburban sprawl and traffic congestion, from the lyrics and even the ironic song title. Anyone who lives in Sammamish/Issaquah (like me) can understand this song easily enough.

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Pixies – U-Mass Lyrics 11 years ago
Yeah it's definitely a sarcastic song aimed at college kids. It's about U Mass, sure, but it could be just about any liberal arts school.
"we're not just kids" - keep telling yourself that, kids.
"to say the least" - a haughty affectation.
"ideas to us that's dear" - to you, but no one else.
"like capitalist, like communist" - embracing political concepts, without really knowing what they mean. Another typical college affectation.
"like lots of things you've heard about" - A way to refer to concepts that you don't really understand yourself.

Yeah, definitely mocking college kids. And mocking himself a bit too, since Black was also a pasty white intellectual nerdy college kid.

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Pixies – La La Love You Lyrics 11 years ago
Just about every Pixies song is permanently etched in my brain.

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Pixies – Into The White Lyrics 11 years ago
I love how so many people think that EVERY interesting song just HAS to be about drugs or death. Whatever. This song is about space. As zertrudetrout mentioned, the Pixies did lots of songs about space and space travel, Motorway to Roswell being the best of them, imo. Just deal with it, OK?

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Pixies – Here Comes Your Man Lyrics 11 years ago
I'm guessing the real Black Francis knows how to spell 'signed'.
Loser.

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Pixies – Broken Face Lyrics 11 years ago
It sure would be nice if someone corrected all the screwed up lyrics on this website now and a-fucking-gain. Although other lyrics sites are just as bad. Seems like they all get their WRONG lyrics from the same incompetent sources.

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Pixies – Down To The Well Lyrics 11 years ago
LOL, fucking exactly! So who 'ripped off' who, eh?

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Pixies – Motorway To Roswell Lyrics 11 years ago
The last line is

"And he came right down"

Makes a big difference.
Some of the lyrics mistakes on these websites are so lame.

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Pixies – Head On Lyrics 11 years ago
Great great rocking song! Both the JAMC and the Pixies versions are excellent, and actually not all that different, which might make you wonder why the Pixies decided to cover it.
Lyrically, though, it's one of the least interesting and most obvious Pixies songs, because of course, it wasn't written by Black.

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Pixies – Trompe Le Monde Lyrics 11 years ago
"i think that "trompe le monde" is an art movement... "

No, you're thinking of trompe l'oeil.

Unfortunately, this is one of the very few Pixies songs whose lyrics just don't mean much of anything to me.

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Pixies – Subbacultcha Lyrics 11 years ago
No one's mentioned it, but the repeated 'down here' references also emphasize the song's sexual tension between these two Goth kids.

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Pixies – Motorway To Roswell Lyrics 11 years ago
I don't get that he was 'badly treated' at all. He was driving by, thought he'd stop here for a bit, his craft malfunctioned and he crashed. Yes the government hid the evidence, but they weren't the cause of his fatal traffic accident.

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Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye Lyrics 12 years ago
oops. "such shine"

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Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye Lyrics 12 years ago
Well I just listened to an early recorded live version of this song again (before Carnavas came out), and in it he clearly says

"everyone can focus clearly, with suck shine"

But it's definitely different on the album version.
I think Brian just likes to tweak the lyrics.

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Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye Lyrics 12 years ago
What I believe he says here, and which also is grammatically correct and has some meaning:

"everyone's so intimately rearranged
everyone's so focused clearly, with such shine"

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The Strokes – 12:51 Lyrics 12 years ago
I love The Strokes, but this song still needs some cowbell.

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The Strokes – The End Has No End Lyrics 12 years ago
Well there's definitely a bit of political commentary here, although I agree that many of the lyrics could be more mundane. But 1969 and 1963 were both very 'political' years, and 'what's that sound?' resonated with the old Buffalo Springfield song for me as well. I doubt it's a coincidence.

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Pixies – The Holiday Song Lyrics 12 years ago
The first few bars of this song sound a lot like the intro to Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers.

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Silversun Pickups – Comeback Kid Lyrics 12 years ago
I'm liking this song more and more. I think Brian perhaps sees himself as the comeback kid, but I have no idea who the 'you' is, if anyone.

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Pixies – Wave of Mutilation Lyrics 12 years ago
This song has nothing to do with the recent Indian Ocean tsunami.
If you think so, you're quite whacked and should seek professional help.

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