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Peter Gabriel – Red Rain Lyrics 4 years ago
The song is a combination of several inspirations. The lyrics directly reference a recurring dream Gabriel was having where he swam in his pool drinking cold red wine. Another version of the dream had bottles falling from a cliff, and the bottles were in the shape of people. When they were smashed on the ground, the people-shaped bottles had red liquid coming out, and then it began to rain the same red liquid.

So says Wikipedia!

Peter Gabriel – Red Rain Lyrics 4 years ago
It's fixed now, smartass.

Steely Dan – What A Shame About Me Lyrics 4 years ago
"And make believe we're back at our old school"

Is this a reference to My Old School from Countdown to Ecstasy?

Donald Fagen – What I Do Lyrics 4 years ago
"Well I could rock long before they named it rock and roll"
"The Raylettes will show you how"

No doubt.

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Lyrics 4 years ago
Publisher block? I think not. Here are the lyrics:

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

Steely Dan – Time Out of Mind Lyrics 4 years ago
For some reason, the official lyrics have the line in the chorus as "The water WILL change to cherry wine." They must have made a mistake because the word is definetly "MAY." You can hear it. Glad to see this site is correct.

Steely Dan – Time Out of Mind Lyrics 4 years ago

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