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This category explains the often hidden meanings in current popular songs. It is an aid to those who are not current with popular slang terms and who wish to know what the song really says.
DRUG BALLAD BY EMINEM Prettymuch everysong by him and other rappers
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It features the Grippe Aviaire (Bird Flu or Avian Flu) Dance created in 2006 by a DJ on the Ivory Coast of Africa in Abijan named DJ Lewis.
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The Vietnam War-"I was only nineteen" It is about being in the Vietnam War through the eyes of a young Townsville soldier. It relates what he experienced and and the horrific things he saw. The text of the song, for anybody looking for it, can be accessed through the link to song lyrics. I don'…
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Watch the movie by the same name and it will be OBVIOUS. Or just listen to the song! She is singing about her respect for a black teacher who taught her and her classmates the real meaning of love. It is much deeper than that. I agree, watch the movie. Lulu is singing about their teacher, a blac…
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Taken from Wikipedia: "It's basically about a relationship where someone doesn't speak about having a problem and you can see that they're upset, but they're just not talking. It's an irritating situation so I thought I'd write about it." (Jamelia in an interview about this song)
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Meaning of Stairway to HeavenThere is no hidden meaning in the song, the words were written in a short time to fit the melody that Jimmy was playing. Some say the song composed itself, it had certainly taken on a life of it's own over the years. Many people attach personal meaning to the song and it…
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I am doing this song at school for my voice class. It was not written by Selah. It was written in Ireland by Rolf Loveland and Brendan Graham. It was origianlly supposed to be an instrumental song based off of Grahams novels.
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Radium Eyes by Count Zero MeaningIts a love song about two lovers separated by war (its set during the Philippene War) and hes talking about her eyes either being the color of Radium (the element) in its pure form (when it hasn't been exposed to air) , which is almost pure white , or when its been e…
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Zihale-Masti Maqam Branjis .... means In Hindi: Is gareeb ke dil ko itni ranjish (gusse) se na dekho Yeh bechara abhi bhi (mehboob ki) judaai se behaal hai In English: Don't look at my heart with such a hatred and anger, My heart is poor soul who is still in agony and pain because my beloved …
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Actually, I'm pretty sure It's about a boy who really loves this girl, but she'll leave him time after time for someone else who isn't true to her. Then, she goes back to him, heartbroken when she needs somebody. That's why the song says, " You'll just come back running, holding your scarred heart i…
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Answer 1 It's rather impolite but still something you would want to know ... basically it's a warning that says that you stepped in some [poop]. More correctly the escrement is is one's trowsers. The idiomatic meaning would be, "you are full of it". Answer 2 It should me mentioned that the sentence …
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Jimi Hendrix's lyrics are commonly misperceived but the true meaning, what he was really asking was, have you experienced an LSD trip yet. have you "broken through". to back me up he says "not neccessarily stoned, but beautiful..." also see Jim Morrison, he can be quoted as using the term (not wor…
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A wide range of Elizabethan poets wrote songs, including Nicholas Grimald, Thomas Nashe and Robert Southwell. There are also a large number of extant anonymous songs from the period. Perhaps the greatest of all the songwriters was Thomas Campion. Campion is also notable because of his experiments wi…
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"Oh flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again, who fought and died for your wee bit hill and glen." The " flower of" means " the best or the best part of" and refers to the best of Scotland's chivalry who fought and died for their country in the wars of independence against England, only…
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"Hang on Sloopy" is about being in love/a relationship with a girl of another socioeconomic class. Wes Farrell and Bert Russell wrote the song in the mid-1960s, and it was originally titled "My Girl Sloopy"; "Sloopy" is a reference to American jazz singer Dorothy Sloop, who often went by the name "S…
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The End, And I read this in "The Complete illustrated lyrics" book, means, and I quote directly from the book "essentially it boils down to just this: kill the father means kill all those things in yourself which are instilled in you and are not yourself; they are not your own, they are alien conce…
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it's an anti drinking and driving message. Have Soda instead and your friends won't die.
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To me I believe this song is about a lesbian/bi woman who is in love with another the girl, the guys are screwed over because they are left out of the equation, not included, that's why she calls it "The girl's le disco" because it's all about the girls in this song. Also the beginning where she say…
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The original song, written around 1846 was used in reference to slave(s). If you read the lyrics When I was young I used to wait On master and hand him his plate Pass him the bottle when he got dry (bottle referring to whiskey) And brush away the blue-tail fly Jimmy crack corn, and I don't ca…
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Stronger - Kanye West Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa Hello - Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette
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It's called "Chapow" by Blueroot
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jimmy page
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It was about if there wasn't anything separating each one of us (religion, etc.) the world would be a better place. To put it plainly, Imagine is a plea for world peace and Lennon was simply stating the reasons (or problems) that caused the most grief in the world and asked the listener to "Imagin…
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The poem is a response to the poem The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe. In a nutshell, this poem is a parody of the Marlowe poem, offering binary opposites for everything that Marlowe offers up in his poem: where Marlowe offers lies, (I will make thee beds of roses", Day-Lewi…
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the meaning of the song monster by Meg and Dia is about a boy who was never loved as a child so he never felt anything.as a result of this to feel something he became violent.proceeding to say he feels something when he touches others.Meg and Dia say that if you have no love in your life you become …
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NO he did not. the message of this song is about the body of Christ being so busy with their own problems that we are not there to listen, support, and encourage each other. Correction, Marvin Winans wrote all songs on his latest CD except for Peace and Love and Sinners Prayer. If you go on YouTube …
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I think It means "Island and ocean "
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Answer The origin and meaning of the lyrics are subject to debate. Some sources claim the song is derived from an 18th century marching cadence about a flint-lock rifle with a black head-stock; the "bam-ba-lam" lyric referring to the sound of the gunfire. Soldiers in the field were said to be "huggi…
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I'm Australian :) very proud of it. They wrote it because they all dig Aussie girls :) and they feel we wont break their heart. its ll in the lyrics. yeah man, be jealoussss cause i hear a song called Australia and not any other nation in the worldAUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIEI heard from somewhere that it w…
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[sic] is used when you quote something someone else said, in the exact same way it was said or written, even if it contains incorrect (or no longer used) spelling. it is used to state that you know it's incorrect, but hey that's how the dude wrote it! or to point out the mistake, in case the reader…
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The lyrics to this song are not entirely coherent, however, the central concept of "buying a stairway to heaven" would seem to be a comment on the foolishness of people who think that if you have enough money you can solve everything.
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Answer Released in 1962 by 'Boris Picket and the Crypt Kickers', the Monster Mash was written by Bobby (Boris) Picket and fellow bandmember Lenny Capizzi.
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they didn't wright that song. they just recoreded it. they didnt even like it until they recorded it they said, " its what they wanted to stand for". just listen to the lyrics. the title is pretty self explanatory they didn't wright that song. they just recoreded it. they didnt even like it until …
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This song is about how if somebody breaks your heart or makes you sad don't let it run you down, just get back up on your feet, dust yourself off and keep going no matter how diffucult the road ahead of you may seem, just press forward and don't give up on anything no matter how hard.
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This song is about loss and the inability to express oneself through words, about the vast and imagined distance (Gulf of "Araby", meaning a romanticized vision of faraway Arabia in medieval Europe) between human beings attempting to seek intimacy. Also, check out the discussion for an interesting v…
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It was featured in Guitar Hero II and released as a single in 2007. An album version was recorded for an album released in 2011 by Count Zero called Never Be Yourself.
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meaning of ankhiyon ke jharokhon se Maine dekhaa Jo saanvare is:when i saw you through my eyes.
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The song is meant to inspire us to become what we as human beings can fully become. Yes, the song talks about all the bad events in every day life and the fact that it may get worse. At the time when each one of us is faced with a tough decision that may be caused by violence or harship, when that v…
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the lyrics iam going of the rails on the crazy train means crazy train means life and hes going off of the rails meaning doing every possible stupid thimg eversex is on
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I remember the time of my life In a surface like i saw the dream in the sky Now you know all the things we can hide I can tell you about all my dreams live from the sky (Once again, drop the bass) I remember the time of my life In a surface like i saw the dream in the sky Now you know all the…
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There are various possible meanings to this song. One is it's about an actual bird who wants to be free and fly away. The other is metaphorical-- it could refer to the a person who has been captive (whether enslaved, imprisoned, in a bad relationship) and has been waiting for so long for the moment …
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The song "It's a lonesome old town" isn't about any town in particular It is a blues number once sang by the great Kay Starr a mournful cry for a lost lover
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Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, in MARY HAD A BABY (A Bible Study based on African American Spirituals, published by Abingdon Press) writes:"In this version of 'Mary had a Baby,' this refrain ends every verse: 'The people keep a-comin' and the train done gone.' Trains were a new reality in the newly emerging in…
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Music influences us in many ways. The number one way music influences us is in our mood. If we are upset or down about something, and we then listen to one of our favorite, up-beat, more happy songs. fact is, our mood is going to change. If we are already happy, and we then listen to a slow, sappy s…
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different types of music influence people in different ways xcan someone plz tell me where i can get a guitar like this:
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I think it was either Nikola Tesla or Guglielmo Marconi O.o Hope this helps somehow. :-)
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Partner songs are two different songs that have a similar harmonic structure and length, so they may be sung together. A quodlibet (or quodlibot) is a four-section song (or four songs) that can be sung together. Sometimes the partner songs work only if one of the songs is sung twice, or slowed. Some…
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Partner songs are multiple songs that can be sung together at the same time and still sound good. They create a harmony.
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"Ben" came from a movie with the same title about a boy and his pet rat. The song is about their friendship, (you've got a friend in me) unconditional love (Ben, some people would turn you away. I don't listen to a word they say!) and not judging a book by it's cover (They don't see you as I do, I w…
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There is new music now with new genres that people enjoy more
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I heard that the song is about racism, "february has come and gone chocolate rain" and something to do with black history month coming and going and people going back to being racist or something like that. "some stay dry and others feel the pain chocolate rain" i think that means like black people …
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well my friend helped me with this one, but i kinda think it describes two things 1. the fact that as young people we all had this perfect fantasy of our life and saw that we had to settle for something real and 2. the "he doesnt look a thing like Jesus but he talks like a gentleman" kinda describes…
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Elvis Presley is a legend in the music industry. In the fifties, he recorded a sad song entitled Blue Christmas.
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the meaning of the song "stronger" is about having good sex
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It is a song about how a guy gets fed up with his girlfriends lying and cheating and then always comming back to apologize, the rope he is speaking of is the emotional one that he has hung himself with time and time again, and finally he just gives up and lets her go because he can't take it anymore…
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I'm not sure the inspiration for the song "Melinda" by John and Terry Talbot, but Terry says it was them "just telling stories." I can give you a synopsis of it. A man goes to a witch's cabin in the foothills of Tennessee to inquire about his dead mother, who he never knew. Of course, he arrives at …
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http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,731966,00.html?promoid=googlep I wondered myself because I nicknamed my grandson Sonny Boy. He is a man now, but for some reason I always called him "My Sonny Boy" which is funny because Al Jolson died several years before I was born. Anyway, when I …
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To All My Insipiration
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he is talking about his mentor and music producer (no i.d) not jay z and how he always admired and looked up to him
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Army Cadence count. In the case of Quonset Point, Rhode Island, it might be an address as well as a zip code Hut-234!
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Gerard wrote Helena for his and mikeys grandmother that died. her name was Elena but he called her Helena. Gerard said she tought him everything he knows. so im guessing the song is about her death.
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I'm not sure of the lyrics but the definition of the NOMALANGA is derived from LANGA which is Nguni(Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swati) for SUN. In Nguni vernacular it is customary that a female is prefixed by "NO" or "NOMA", depending on the how the word sounds. For example a boy would be called LANGA whi…
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Aretha Franklin have 4 sons (Clarence, Edward, Ted and Kecalf)
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it was written about a friend that singer Jason Dunn knew that committed suicide.
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"otsuka ai" is a Japanese pop artist. Ai, her first name means love in Japanese. and otsuka is her last name.
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Three Days Grace's members Adam Gontier, Neil Sanderson and Brad Walst met in ninth grade and began playing in each others basement. After practicing for a few years they began playing at weddings, bars, coffee shops and local gigs. They were soon recognized by the American label Jive, which helped…
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The song 'Dikhai diye yuhi ke bekhud kiya' is from the movie 'Bazaar' directed by Sagar Sarhadi. The song was sung by the Indian prodigy singer Lata Mangeshkar. The song revolves around the longing of a woman towards her lover. She feels that she has lost herself in this love. She prays to God and p…
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The meaning is; that genre of music has lost its way. HAHA
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Katy perry
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That is the easiest question that i have yet answered because i myself am a huge Switchfoot fan they're my favorite band,and you is about how everything that you do,God controls.Just like the lyrics there's always something getting through.It means that God is the only one who can help you and that …
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It's the lament of a child born whose father "stole" her mother... thus, why the child is a "glass child" and also "Hannah's regrets"--presumably Hannah is the name of the mother. I don't know if Meg and Dia wrote this or how true it is, I just interpreted the lyrics. -----------------------------…
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It is a lament about the plight of the South in the final days of the US Civil War._______________________________________________________ The song, as originally performed by the Band, makes the above answer clear. The Joan Baez cover version is rather confusing. She sings about "the Robert E. Lee…
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I think the song talks about God's people standing side by side and watching each other's backs as they fight for good. After all, the first line is taken from the Bible
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Almost Easy is about forgiveness. Most people have someone who have hurt them in their life, but its almost easy to forgive but deep in your heart you do not want to do it because they hurt you so bad. Almost Easy is about the feelings of grudges and forgiveness.
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The meaning is, the women is dying and will rejoice in heaven, She will be his moon his everything. And he is accepting that and is telling her that. Contrary to what is written below, the song is full of references to death and coping with death: seas, the horizon (which cannot be reached), absenc…
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Keyshia Cole's second album is entitled "Just Like You". The album title means that we each need to get our own selves together, instead of relying on others to make us happy.
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The line "A tree whose hungry mouth is prest" is an example of iambic A. trimeter. B. tetrameter. C. pentameter. D. dimeter.
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The meaning is that when the person someone loves is gone or has to leave, it makes you hurt inside. Sometimes you need you're own space and you think you can handle being alone but when someone leaves you you find out you can't and there is a chance you could never see that someone again.
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From the song Iko Iko by the Dixie Cups in 1965, also covered by the Belle Stars and Natasha in 1982 Nope, it was written in 1950 by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford in New Orleans, and the original song name was Jock-A-Mo.
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he is challenging god telling him to show us his power ^ Wow, that's completely wrong. "Superstar" is a song from the concept album "The Cool" in which Lupe explores the lives of 3 characters (The Game, The Streets & The Cool). The song is written about the third character.
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i don't know who sang that song but please if anyone knows who sings that song please let me.know cause my sister is dying to hear that song she can't wait any longer please
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The song "You Raise Me Up" was written by two different lyricists. The first is named Brendan Graham and the second is named Rolf Loveland.
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603-672-XXXX It is in relation to a specific area in New Hampshire.
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You will find the entire answer here, it began by Harrison applying eastern concepts to his song-writing. He decided to open a book and write a song about what ever words he first saw on the page, which were "gently weeps," the rest came later, genius really- as the song does have the most amazing f…
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No one is really sure, but there are two possible theories. One is that it was used when someone was referring to a "gambling bet" or undertaking which then came to refer to music. Another idea is that is originated from the French word gigue which means to dance and later it came to mean what the w…
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To buy something "for a song" mean to buy something extremely cheaply, as if all you had to do was sing for it.
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In music terms 'poco lento' means 'a little slower'
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The song's lyrics are below. The verses are pretty clear in terms of the lyrics. The mystery is what exactly the wishing well is that the girl the song is sung to is 'caught up in'. My take is that the wishing well is a marriage that the girl is already in to someone else. I think the lyric 'Take yo…
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The meaning of the song is to show that whenever they see that person they love makes them feel good because they love having them around. ~ Lauren
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Written during the George W. Bush presidency, the song illustrates Flobot's worries about the dangerous braggadocio of this nation by imagining a leader mulling over the power to do whatever he imagines, such as "I can end the planet in a holocaust..." "I can lead a nation with a microphone..."
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Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? You been out ridin' fences for so long now Oh, you're a hard one I know that you got your reasons These things that are pleasin' you Can hurt you somehow Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy She'll beat you if she's able You know the queen …
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The only thing I can recall was the slogan Follow Me in large-bumper sticker type on the back of a USAF Jeep at some air base. This was a recruiting ad for the Air Force in the late fifties continuing later on.  Primitive form of ground control.
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la musica (with an accent over the 'u'), pronounced 'lah mOO-see-kah'
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what is song poetry
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not as much as it used to. in fact it is unfortunate but most people in America don't know the national anthem or that there is more than one verse to it
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That the person she loves, and is going to marry, is cheating on her. and she refuses to let him see how upset she is.
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a song that has a seasonal application. This was much more popular decades past when the record companies and radio stations had a tighter control over airplay. There were songs for various seasons- for example Spring songs- such as Welcome to the Springtime, a whole host of Summer-oriented songs- a…
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