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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "White and Nerdy"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I'm whiter than sour cream!
Comments:
Al himself is an ethnic white- Serbian and Italian- and not even Nordic. Hence he is NOT whiter than sour cream!!!!!
Submitted by: Scandia

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Tracy Byrd's, "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous"
The Lyrics:
Let 'em see ol' blue how he sleeps all day
We'll bring out the Elvis TV trays.
Who They Mention:
Elvis Presley
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Tracy Byrd's, "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous"
The Lyrics:
They wanna see my Fairlane up on blocks
The holes in all our socks
Product Brand Name:
Ford Fairlane
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Paula Abdul's, "Cold Hearted"
The Song Lyrics:
He's c-cold as ice
He's cold as ice
Song They Mention:
Cold As Ice - Foreigner
Submitted by: Kelsey

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Roberta Flack's, "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
The dated Lyrics:
I felt all flushed with fever
Embarrassed by the crowd
I felt he found my letters
And read each one out loud
Why They're dated:
Having one's letters read by someone other than the intended recipient, especially a total stranger, would have been disconcerting in 1973. Today, one must be concerned about unwanted reading of one's emails (which is much easier to do).
Submitted by: Bob

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Dirty Song You Didn't Know Is Dirty -> Latest Entries

Fall Out Boy's, "w.a.m.s."
The dirty Lyrics:
My head's in heaven, my soles are in hell,
Let's meet in the purgatory of my hips and get well
Why They're dirty:
Hips c;
Submitted by: Dani

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Owl City's, "Dental Care"
The Funny Lyrics:
Golf and alcohol don't mix.
That's why I don't drink and drive.
Why They're funny:
Oh Adam....your puns are awful.
Submitted by: Eloise

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Daft Punk's, "Doin' It Right"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Doing it right Everybody will be dancing And we'll be feeling it right Everybody will be dancing And be doing it right Everybody will be dancing When we're feeling all right Everybody will be dancing tonight If you do it right Let it go all night Shadows on you break Out into the light If you lose your way tonight That's how you know the magic's right
Why They're Repetitive:
The "doin' it right" paragraph makes up most of the tracks instruments, and the rest of the lyrics are repeated numerously throughout.
Submitted by: Drazile

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Bette Midler's, "Ukulele Lady"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When it's tricky wicky wacky woo
Why They're Nonsensical:
Have no idea what it means
Submitted by: Joe

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Maroon 5's, "Through With You"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Cause saying "I Love You"
Has nothing to do with meaning it.
Why They're Insincere:
I AM saying I Love You, but I don't mean it.
Submitted by: Rocky

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Black Eyed Peas', "Boom Boom Pow"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I got the that rock and roll That future flow
Why They're Misrhymed:
'Roll' and 'flow' shouldn't really rhyme with each other, nor should they be said to sound like 'pow'.
Submitted by: Drazile

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Pink's, "Get The Party Started"
The Insulting Lyrics:
I'll be burnin' rubber, you'll be kissin' my ass.
Why They're Insulting:
Self-explanatory. (On another note, some radio edits replace the word "ass" with "Benz", which might be metaphoric in a sense.)
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Diana Ross', "Upside Down"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Respectfully I say to thee
I'm aware that you're cheatin
Why They're Inappropriate:
The now mostly archaic English pronoun 'thee' was used to address persons with whom one was on a different level of intimacy than those addressed as 'you'. So addressing the same person as both 'thee' and 'you' in a single sentence (hence with no chance that the relationship changed over time in between the uses of the two pronouns) was never proper.
Submitted by: Valerie Cameron

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Candace, "E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S."
The Words:
E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.
Comments
from Phineas & Ferb TV show: "Those boys are evil. Let me spell it out for ya, Ma: E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S."
Submitted By: GJGolden
C2C, "The Beat"
The Words:
Beat
Comments
The B, The E, The A, The T
Submitted By: Drazile

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Miles Davis, "Boplicity"
The Made Up Words:
boplicity
Comments
Submitted By: Yvette Bristle
The Bar-Kays, "Sexomatic"
The Made Up Words:
sexomatic
Comments
Submitted By: Yvette Bristle

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Songs That Open With It's Title Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Les Emmerson, "Control Of Me"
Lyrics it Opens With:
You've got control of me, some strange kind of hold on me
Comments
Submitted By: Yvette Bristle
Mass Production, "Welcome To Our World (Of Merry Music)"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Welcome to our world of merry music where everybody lends a helping hand
Comments
Submitted By: Yvette Bristle

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Lynyrd Skynyrd 's, "What's Your Name"
The Lyrics:
What's your name, little girl What's your name Shootin' you straight, little girl Won't you do the same
Why:
I once went into a bathroom on the way home from a road trip. This song was playing and I got creeped out.
Submitted by: Alyssa

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Tina Arena's, "If I Was A River"
The Lyrics:
If I was the sun,
I would shine my light
To light your world.
If I was the rain,
I would wash your tears away.
I keep your world right,
Be your light in the night.
If I was the sky,
I would rain down love into your life.
If I was a river,
You would be my ocean.
Why:
Later in the song, still another line begins with "If I was"; That line is "If I was the wind,". In that and all the above lines beginning "If I was", a condition contrary to fact follows "was", since the singer is really none of those things (sun, rain, sky, river, or wind). Such conditions contrary to fact grammatically call for the subjunctive mood. The past subjunctive form of the verb "To be", following "If I", is "were", not "was". So every instance in the lyrics of "If I was" should be "If I were" instead.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B."
The Lyrics:
We come on the sloop John B My grandfather and me Around Nassau town we did roam Drinking all night Got into a fight Well I feel so broke up I want to go home
Why:
Nassau, in the Bahamas is mentioned in the first verse
Submitted by: Rick

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Fleetwood Mac's, "Dreams"
The Lyrics:
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
Why:
Stevie Nicks puts the stress on the second syllable of "washes" rather than on the first, which used to make me think she was saying "When the rain won't shoes you clean, you'll know," and I used to think it was funny.
Submitted by: Melissa Leo the Lion

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Mariah Carey's, "Infinity"
The Lyrics:
Je ne comprends pas
Why:
This is a French phrase which translates to "I do not understand."
Submitted by: redsimba

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
The Lyrics:
Oh, I followed close behind her
Tryin' to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in her grave
Why:
It is an upbeat song about the death and burial of the singer's mother.
Submitted by: David

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Charli XCX's, "Boom Clap"
The Lyrics:
Boom! Boom! Boom! Clap!
Why:
These are the sounds of a thunderstorm.
Submitted by: Sheila Oh

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

Buck Owens', "My Heart Skips A Beat"
The Lyrics:
I feel a trembling in my knees.
Why:
I feel a nimbling in my trees.
Submitted by: Nell Allen

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Taylor Swift's, "Bad Blood"
The Lyrics:
and Baby, now we've got Bad Blood
Why:
Because of the B's in baby bad and blood
Submitted by: Nikola

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Commodores', "Lady (You Bring Me Up)"
The Lyrics:
You made me see that I was only just runnin' scared
Why:
Running Scared starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines
Submitted by: Isac

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Queen's, "Body Language"
The Lyrics:
Give me- body, Give me- body-body, give me your body
Why:
If your phone went off in class well, you're doomed
Submitted by: QueenFanatic

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Real Lyrics Quiz

Who sang:
"I’m tired of listening to you talking in rhymes"

Yesterday's Results

The lyrics to identify were:
"Tomorrow some new building will scrape the sky"

The correct answer was:
Passion Pit, "Take A Walk"

How people responded:
Passion Pit: 50.0%
Coldplay:16.7%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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