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John Prine – All The Best Lyrics 8 years ago
John Fucking Prine.

Leonard Cohen – Iodine Lyrics 8 years ago
It's about incompetence in bed.

Leonard Cohen – I Left a Woman Waiting Lyrics 8 years ago
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It's a deceptively viscous song. The beautiful arrangement hides how nasty, and mean the interaction between the two ex-lovers is.

And then they fuck.

Leonard Cohen – Tonight Will Be Fine Lyrics 8 years ago
at the isle wight festival in 1970 he added two additional verses.

"I've looked into the mirrors in numberless places
they all smile back at me with their troublesome faces
and the cards that they dealt me there weren't any aces
and the horses never listen to me at the races."

"There's still 1 or 2 of us walking the street
no arrows of direction painted under our feet
no angels to warn us away from the heat
no honey to keep us where it is sweet."

John Prine – Clocks And Spoons Lyrics 8 years ago
I hadn't considered the heroine angle.
I was thinking this was a song about depression

Townes Van Zandt – Loretta Lyrics 8 years ago
For a period after leaving Fran, Townes had ties to a girl named Bianca who was 16 at the time of their relations, but claimed her age was 22. Maybe this could explain the "Her age is always 22" line.

Merle Haggard – Okie from Muskogee Lyrics 10 years ago
before everyone gets all nostalgic about small town america, let's get this outta the way:

Merle said about the song, "It started out as a joke. We wrote to be satirical originally. But then people latched onto it, and it really turned into this song that looked into the mindset of people so opposite of who and where we were. My dad's people. He's from Muskogee, you know?"

also i was raised in muskogee and it's nothing like the song.

Grizzly Bear – Plans Lyrics 11 years ago
does anyone else not find the line "all i have to give seems to be all over you" a little creepy?

...i do.

Bob Dylan – My Back Pages Lyrics 11 years ago
"another side of bob dylan" was released in 1964, a year before he went electric at newport.

the reaction of the crowd to his electric sound has nothing to do with song.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Modern Mystery Lyrics 12 years ago
i was reading a quote by abraham lincoln and the phrase "mystic cords of memory" was used which triggered my recollection of this song

"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.”

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal Lyrics 12 years ago
pecknold says in an interview with daytrotter that the lyrics to this song are "fairly meaningless", and that the song is more focused on the vocal harmonies instead of the lyrics...but this is so far my favorite song from a stellar album. i've listened to it twice a day since i bought it

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