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Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton – The Last Page Lyrics 5 years ago
I think the first line of this song references MacBeth:

"fair is foul and foul is fair hover through the fog and filthy air"
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"hover through the foggy vapours"

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Metric – Poster of a Girl Lyrics 8 years ago
Thanks for writing this all out ! But I think it's "Jusqu'à ce que je rentre la clin d'œil" during the second part instead of "Jusqu'à ce que je rentre avec l'un d'eux". I think it means "until I give them a nod" or something to that effect.

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Lana Del Rey – Body Electric Lyrics 8 years ago
Yes. She re-uses a lot of the same motifs/references and cliches a lot. These lyrics are similar to Summertime Sadness.

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Lana Del Rey – Cola (Pussy) Lyrics 8 years ago
Yeah definitely literal. Lana's not really one to beat around the bush... (no pun intended)

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Madonna – Ray of Light Lyrics 8 years ago
The original song is here: http://www.whosampled.com/cover/view/15352/Madonna-Ray%20of%20Light_Curtiss%20Maldoon-Sepheryn/

The instrumentation for the chorus is completely different but the line "And I feel like I just got home." I think it's fine that she's covering something (especially when she makes it so much more interesting) but I wish she would give some credit when asked about it.

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Land of Talk – Blangee Blee Lyrics 8 years ago
I hear the chorus as "We spend our nights making up riddles" and I see it as being pretty explicitly about being in a band and probably the whole conflict of obscuring the truth for the sake of music. We turn things inside out when we put them into song and the finished product has to be reinterpreted by each individual listener, all getting a different meaning out of it. They essentially become riddles, and the artists become writers of myth. That's the dynamic I get out of this song anyways... Great tune!

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Lana Del Rey – Dark Paradise Lyrics 8 years ago
I was pretty disappointed in this song too to be honest, I don't see why everyone loves it so much! It sounds like Evanescence & Beyonce wrote this song for Demi Lovato and then Lana swiped it up.

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Sleigh Bells – Tell 'Em Lyrics 8 years ago
I'm surprised at these interpretations saying Alexis is pointing fingers at the younger generation...
I personally think it's more of Alexis embodying society's views towards youth and just rehashing all the cliche and demeaning phrases used towards kids.

The older generation (and even the media if we wanna go a bit further) generally believe that all kids are about now a days are things like "cocaine, champagne, cocaine, champagne" and they're constantly saying "do you really want to be that way?" urging kids to change their ways and conform.

I feel like the title "Tell 'Em" really hints at the irony of it, because it's like she's telling the kids to rebel and resist against what the greater society is telling them to do, and basically "Tell 'em off."

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I could be completely off base but that's what I'm thinking. Maybe Sleigh Bells aren't a band that uses irony in this way, but I really can't think of it as looking down on young people when a lot of their other songs seem to be centered around youth culture in a non-demeaning way. And after all they're a rock band, not some angry group of old geezers.

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Sleigh Bells – End of the Line Lyrics 8 years ago
Thanks!

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Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races Lyrics 8 years ago
Hey I already posted about this on Dark Paradise, but for some reason Songmeanings completely changed the lyrics I put up... Those ones up there (riddled with mistakes) are not the ones I intended to be up there, and it won't let me put mine back up :( So sorry I can't edit them for some reason but here are the ones I originally wrote up:


My old man is a bad man but
I can't deny the way he holds my hand
And he grabs me, he has me by my heart
He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past
He doesn't mind I have an LA crass way about me
He loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart

Swimming pool glimmering darling
White bikini off with my red nail polish
Watch me in the swimming pool bright blue ripples
You sit sippin' on your black Cristal, yeah

Light of my life, fire of my loins
Be a good baby, do what I want
Light of my life, fire of my loins
Give me them gold coins, gimme them coins

And I'm off to the races, cases
of Bacardi chasers, chasin' me all over town
Cuz he knows I'm wasted, facing
Time again on Riker's Island and I won't get out
Because I'm crazy, baby I need you to come here and save me
I'm your little scarlet, starlet singing in the garden
Kiss me on my open mouth
Ready for you

My old man is a tough man but
He got a soul as sweet as blood red jam
And he shows me, he knows me
Every inch of my tar black soul
He doesn't mind I have a flat broke down life
In fact he says he thinks it's why he might like about me
Admires me, the way I roll like a Rolling Stone

Likes to watch me in the glass room bathroom, Chateau Marmont
Slippin' on my red dress, puttin' on my makeup
Glass room perfume Cognac lilac fume
Says it feels like heaven to him

Light of his life, fire of his loins
Keep me forever, tell me you own me
Light of your life, fire of your loins
Tell me you own me, gimme them coins

And I'm off to the races, cases
of Bacardi chasers, chasin' me all over town
Cuz he knows I'm wasted, facing
Time again on Riker's Island and I won't get out
Because I'm crazy, baby I need you to come here and save me
I'm your little scarlet, starlet singing in the garden
Kiss me on my open mouth

Now I'm off to the races, laces
Leather on my waist is tight and I am fallin' down
I can see your face is shameless, Cipriani's basement
Love you but I'm going down
God I'm so crazy, baby, I'm sorry that I'm misbehaving
I'm your little harlot, starlet, Queen of Coney Island
Raising hell all over town
Sorry 'bout it

My old man is a thief and I'm gonna stay and pray with him 'til the end
But I trust in the decision of the lord to watch over us
Take him when he may, if he may
I'm not afraid to say that I'd die without him
Who else is gonna put up with me this way?
I need you, I breathe you, I never leave you
They would rue the day I was alone without you
You're lying with your gold chain on, cigar hanging from your lips
I said "Hon' you never looked so beautiful as you do now, my man."

And we're off to the races, places
Ready, set the gate is down and now we're goin' in
to Las Vegas pay us, Casino Oasis, honey it is time to spin
Boy you're so crazy, baby, I love you forever not maybe
You are my one true love, you are my one true love

You are my one true love

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Lana Del Rey – Dark Paradise Lyrics 8 years ago
Hey guys I have the lyrics exactly as everyone is saying them and yet for some reason Songmeanings has changed them and won't let me put them back... My old lyrics are still in there but for some reason they've been overwritten by SM, this happened with a few other tracks, anyone know why? Sorry I really wish the right lyrics could be up there but here's what I had before they changed them:

All my friends tell me I should move on
I'm lying in the ocean singing your song
That's how you sang it

Loving you forever can't be wrong
Even though you're not here, wont move on
That's how we played it

And theres no remedy for memory
Your face is like a melody
It won't leave my head
Your soul is haunting me and telling that everything is fine
But I wish i was dead

Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side

All my friends ask me why I stay strong
Tell em when you find true love it lives on
Thats why I stay here

And theres no remedy for memory
Your face is like a melody
It won't leave my head
Your soul is haunting me and telling that everything is fine
But I wish i was dead

Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side
Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
But there's no you except in my dreams tonight

I don't wanna wake up from this tonight
I don't wanna wake up from this tonight

There's no relief, I see you sleep
And everybody's rushing but i can feel you touching me
There's no release, I feel you in my dreams
Telling me I'm fine

Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side
Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
But there's no you except in my dreams tonight

I don't wanna wake up from this tonight
I don't wanna wake up from this tonight

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Sleigh Bells – D.O.A. Lyrics 8 years ago
"wipe the blood from your nose"


"and the roof of your mouth
is not wet anymore"

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St. Vincent – Champagne Year Lyrics 9 years ago
Yes, I definitely thought this too upon first hearing it.

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Lana Del Rey – Radio Lyrics 9 years ago
Thanks! I'm completely unsure about the second part of the chorus that I have up there but it'll do for now.

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Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races Lyrics 9 years ago
No no, not annoying at all, thank you! I really wanted to get everything right and that was the one lyric I wasn't sure of.

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Metric – Pregnant Boyfriend Lyrics 9 years ago
lolwut

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The Kills – DNA Lyrics 9 years ago
so? it could be a reference to that, alot of albums do have recurring imagery like that.

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The Kills – Nail In My Coffin Lyrics 9 years ago
yeah i think you're right :)

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Sleigh Bells – Straight A's Lyrics 9 years ago
I agree about "Ain't life sweet for those grown men" you can hear it in a few live videos, like this one sorta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZUnoWqHY_s

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The Strokes – Gratisfaction Lyrics 9 years ago
This is so classic.

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The Kills – Damned If She Do Lyrics 9 years ago
thanks! changed it.

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Lady GaGa – Born This Way Lyrics 9 years ago
Express Yourself.
that is all.

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The Naked And Famous – No Way Lyrics 9 years ago
so amazing, definitely one of my favourites from the album.

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Nicki Minaj – Your Love Lyrics 10 years ago
hmm could be a reference to that song no? nicki seems to make alot of references in her songs.

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Sleigh Bells – 2HELLWU Lyrics 10 years ago
hmmm, the melody reminds me too much of Such Great Heights by the Postal Service.

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The Kills – Night Train Lyrics 10 years ago
mmm, something about this song. i just love it.
her voice is like a drug.

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The Kills – Sugar Baby Lyrics 10 years ago
It's also a cover, of an old folk song by Dock Boggs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oACJ3VOHmhY

Love the guitar in this song, the whole thing sounds so full.

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Crystal Castles – Doe Deer Lyrics 10 years ago
sounds like she's saying "You behave" around the 1 minute mark

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Land of Talk – Troubled Lyrics 10 years ago
thank you all! just changed them.

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Crystal Castles – Celestica Lyrics 10 years ago
^wow..

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Katy Perry – California Gurls Lyrics 10 years ago
they'll turn your penis into molten lava.

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Katy Perry – Peacock Lyrics 10 years ago
good song but i wonder what she means by the "peacock" metaphor, i think it's a little too deep for me.

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The Naked And Famous – Young Blood Lyrics 10 years ago
SUUUUUCH a good song.

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Christina Aguilera – Elastic Love Lyrics 10 years ago
sounds more like M.I.A. feat. Christina to me, great track.

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Stars – Barricade Lyrics 10 years ago
I definitely thought it was about a girl at first, i mean it's natural to think so with Torq being a guy and being straight.

That said, i think it's awesome that it's about two guys and it makes it way more interesting. I just think the line "and run your fingers through your hair" kind of makes you think it might be about a girl. but then you'd also think that a woman wouldn't be beating a random man up.. anyways awesome song, one of my favourites from this album.

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The Kills – Last Day of Magic Lyrics 10 years ago
sounds like Sonic Youth

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The Kills – Monkey 23 Lyrics 10 years ago
wow i never realised it was just two lines being repeated, it feels like so much more when you actually listen to it. beautiful.

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The Kills – Alphabet Pony Lyrics 10 years ago
LOL, you never should have looked them up.

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The Kills – Gypsy Death And You Lyrics 10 years ago
i definitely think she is laughing.. its like she made a funny face and then Hotel looked at her and they burst out laughing or they just made eye contact and it was funny or something.. lol i do not think she's crying.

anyways beautiful and simple song, love the kills.

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Crystal Castles – Celestica Lyrics 10 years ago
i know it's a tiny thing but she says "INto nowhere" and i'm not sure "Woven with the utmost care" is correct, it sounds different to me, like maybe she says "atmosphere" and something other than "Woven"

anyways i lovelovelove the song and CC. thanks for posting these!

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Ohbijou – Make It Gold Lyrics 10 years ago
oh my god i just found this song today, it's amazing!

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Émilie Simon – Femme Fatale Lyrics 11 years ago
nevermind, its a cover of The Velvet Underground. The original doesn't sound like Imagine because its faster, but this one does since its slowed down a lot.

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A Fine Frenzy – The World Without Lyrics 11 years ago
This is definitely my favourite of the new album.

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School of Seven Bells – If I Had Glass Hands and Feet Lyrics 11 years ago
Thought provoking lyrics.
Wish i could hear the song.

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School of Seven Bells – iamundernodisguise Lyrics 11 years ago
hhahahahhaa, meminem, totally agree.

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Broken Social Scene – Bruised Ghosts Lyrics 11 years ago
This isn't BSS, just because she performed it with them doesn't mean its their song, Feist performs Intuition with BSS sometimes. This will be on Amy's new album.

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Metric – Blindness Lyrics 11 years ago
This song sounds like it could be heavily related to the movie Blindness with Julianne Moore.
Its also a novel, i haven't read it but i just watched the movie.
As i watched it i compared every line of the song to a certain part and all of it fits perfectly, especially the little rant part at the climax.
i won't go indepth because i don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, its a pretty good movie.

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Metric – Satellite Mind Lyrics 11 years ago
Hey i just thought of something, maybe the funeral she went to was Heath Ledger's?
She said herself in another interview that she was friends with him and she DID go to his funeral..

http://metric.buzznet.com/user/video/3919161/popsicle-interview-emily-haines-metric/?p=1

seeeeeeee. :)

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Metric – Satellite Mind Lyrics 11 years ago
I like your interpretation but the lyric correction you made is wrong.

Its "drift into a deep FOG"
"from THE satellite mind"
"SICK sense of a calling"

These are all in the lyric booklet, trust me people.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dragon Queen Lyrics 11 years ago
I'm alive gon' show no scar
I'm alive gon' huh huh

does that sound right to anyone else?

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