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Radiohead - Climbing Up The Wall
Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls


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Album: OK Computer
Released: 1997

Climbing Up The Walls Lyrics


I am the key to the lock in your house
That keeps your toys in the basement
And if you get too far inside
You'll only see my reflection

It's always best when the light is off
I am the pick in the ice
Do not cry out or hit the alarm
You know we're friends till we die

And either way you turn
I'll be there
Open up your skull
I'll be there
Climbing up the walls

It's always best when the light is off
It's always better on the outside
Fifteen blows to the back of your head
Fifteen blows to your mind

So lock the kids up safe tonight
Shut the eyes in the cupboard
I've got the smell of a local man
Who's got the loneliest feeling

That either way he turns
I'll be there
Open up your skull
I'll be there

Climbing up the walls
Climbing up the walls
Climbing up the walls

Writer/s: YORKE, THOMAS EDWARD/GREENWOOD, JONATHAN RICHARD GUY/SELWAY, PHILIP JAMES/GREENWOOD, COLIN CHARLES/O'BRIEN, EDWARD JOHN
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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  • This is the first track in the band's repertoire to be described as "scary." It relies heavily on strings, but not in the conventional way. The string section features 16 different violins playing quarter tones apart from each other.
  • Lead singer Thom Yorke: "This is about the unspeakable. Literally skull-crushing. I used to work in a mental hospital around the time that Care In The Community started, and we all just knew what was going to happen. And it's one of the scariest things to happen in this country, because a lot of them weren't just harmless... It was hailing violently when we recorded this. It seemed to add to the mood."
  • More from Yorke: "Some people can't sleep with the curtains open in case they see the eyes they imagine in their heads every night burning through the glass. Lots of people have panic buttons fitted in their bedrooms so they can reach over and set the alarm off without disturbing the intruder. This song is about the cupboard monster." (thanks, michelle - shingle springs, CA, for all above)
  • Radiohead recorded the album in the mansion of actress Jane Seymour, who was busy filming her show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Ed O'Brien felt that the gothical mood of this track was the result of recording in its library. The Cure also recorded their 1996 Wild Mood Swings album in Seymour's mansion.
  • The phrase "Climbing up the walls" means being in a state of agitation through stress or worry.
  • Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood sometimes uses a radio when they perform this, tuning it to different stations during the song. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
  • The string coda at the end was largely inspired by an interest the band had in modern Polish composer Krzystof Penderecki, whose works also feature on the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

  • TV on the Radio - Troubl
    TV on the Radio - Trouble


    TV on the Radio - Trouble Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Seeds
    Released: 2014

    Trouble Lyrics


    Oh, here comes trouble
    Put your helmet on, we'll be heading for a fall
    Yeah, the whole thing's gonna blow
    And the devil's got my number
    It's long overdue, he'll come looking soon
    Yeah, the whole thing's gonna blow

    Oh, here comes trouble
    These people talk too much, need to shut 'em up
    Yeah, I'd rather be alone
    Can you, can you feel that rumble?
    All this borrowed time, it's been running out
    It's the ending of the show

    But I know now, yeah, yeah, I know now, yeah

    Everything's gonna be okay
    Oh, I keep telling myself, "Don't worry, be happy"
    Oh, you keep telling yourself, "Everything's gonna be okay"
    Oh, I keep telling myself, "Don't worry, be happy"
    Oh, you keep telling yourself, "Everything's gonna be okay"

    Oh, I've changed my number
    Wore disguises and went undercover just to
    Just to hide away from you
    Oh, my ghost came a-calling
    Making noises 'bout a promise I had broken
    Oh, I'm gonna be lonely soon

    Oh, here comes trouble
    Put your helmet on, we'll be heading for a fall
    Yeah, the whole thing's gonna blow
    And the devil's got my number
    It's long overdue, he'll come looking soon
    Yeah, the whole thing's gonna blow

    Everything's gonna be okay
    Oh, I keep telling myself, "Don't worry, be happy"
    Oh, you keep telling yourself, "Everything's gonna be okay"
    Oh, I keep telling myself, "Don't worry, be happy"
    Oh, you keep telling yourself, "Everything's gonna be okay"

    Everything's gonna be okay

    Writer/s: LEDINSKY, DANIEL / ADEBIMPE, TUNDE / SITEK, DAVID / MALONE, KYP / BUNTON, JALEEL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • The song's refrain of "Everything's gonna be OK," is about the self-delusion that is sometimes necessary for surviving modern life. The band's Dave Sitek told NME: "The 'I keep telling myself...' line means that it might not be true. Everyone goes through that, on multiple levels. There's a lot of doubt floating around. What has modern living and its aspirations led to? ''Trouble' at least for me, is about putting your helmet on."

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Sweet Mama (Lay Your Burdens Down
    The Allman Brothers Band - Sweet Mama (Lay Your Burdens Down)


    The Allman Brothers Band - Sweet Mama (Lay Your Burdens Down) Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Win, Lose Or Draw
    Released: 1975

    Sweet Mama (Lay Your Burdens Down) Lyrics


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  • This was written by Billy Joe Shaver , a friend of Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts. Besides old blues songs, it's the only song the band recorded they did not write themselves.
  • This was a difficult time for the Allman Brothers. After the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, it was tough to keep the band together, especially after Gregg Allman married Cher. They put this album together when they were doing a series of fundraiser concerts for Jimmy Carter, who went on to win the election and become president of the United States. Like the band, Carter is from Georgia.

  • Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorro
    Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow


    Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: A Better Tomorrow
    Released: 2014

    A Better Tomorrow Lyrics


    Yo, this goes for all my brothers and sisters locked down
    For all my peoples incarcerated, for those who ain't make it

    Yo, in the housing, thousands seen early graves
    Victims of worldly ways, memories stays engraved
    All my live brothers, is locked down with high numbers
    The young hunger, blind to these lies, they die younger
    In this New World the Order slaughter men, women, and children
    Ten feet gates surround the building keep us sealed in
    The projects, lifeless like a Vietnam vet
    Constant war, sever threats of enemy conquest
    Crooked cops comb my building complex that's in the rumble
    Streets are like a jungle, can't let my cipher crumble
    Vivid thoughts, Devils resort to trick knowledge
    They kick garbage, lust for chicks and quick dollars
    I know the pain the game bring, I did the same thing
    Spaced out in the staircase, performing a sting
    It's hard to keep control, I bless those who seek a scroll
    Trying to reach a whole nation and break the sleeper hold
    Not a role model, I walk a hard role to follow
    I sold bottles of sorrow then chose poems and novels
    The gospel was told, some souls it swallowed whole
    Mentally they fold, and they eventually sold
    Their life and times, deadly like the virus design
    But too, minute to dilute, the science is mine

    You can't party your life away
    Drink your life away
    Smoke your life away
    Fuck your life away
    Dream your life away
    Scheme your life away
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way

    A voice cries from the wilderness of the North
    A representation of the families that lost one
    All victims of incarceration
    Or other divisions of the family structure
    Youths are injected with serums that leads
    To skin irritations, babies being born with
    Disfigurations, experimentations
    On their faces there bear world relations
    Of mothers that carry the pain
    Of blood stained streets where sisters mourn and wail
    Big brothers been slain from hails of gun fire
    It lightly begins to rain screams of terror
    Are hidden by the passing trains
    This can't be little Shane, his uncle cried
    As he drops to his nephew's side, holding his cane
    Just give me a name, of who has inflicted this
    Bitter sickness, and left us to witness

    Yeah, yo
    Curses from war, innocent blood spills for days
    Soothe in godly ways, hands, solemn in praise
    Tree of life, more precious than Wu is golden game
    The wise self flourish inherit, Halls of Fame
    Crime visions in my blood got me, locked in prison
    While we die hard living people whine about religion, vision
    Blow, spin, and sin and killing what's revealing
    It's a never ending battle with no ending or beginning, listen
    Zero process, progress, become the hunted
    America's most wanted, good life flaunted, want it
    Some love the speed, some satisfy a need
    Some want to be down, young gun seed, jungle breed
    The stronger speed, someone die, someone bleed
    One flew astray, and then caught my little seed
    Can it be, the ice have us trifle life, made me grab the knife
    The righteous man would be within these stripes pipes
    Take in my energy, breath and know the rest
    Cause the good die young and the hard die best

    You can't party your life away
    Drink your life away
    Smoke your life away
    Fuck your life away
    Dream your life away
    Scheme your life away
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way

    Y'all bitches love dances, and pulling down your pants
    While your man's on tour, your spending up his advances
    Your friends ain't shit, all they do is drink, smoke, and suck dick
    The whole projects is trapped in stench
    You either high school drop-outs, one to three cop-outs
    Fifteen years old, shorty ass and top out
    Ninety-nine cent beer drinking pussy stinking
    Fucking so much your ass and titties start shrinking
    New World Order slave trade, minimum wage, better cage
    Can a devil fool a Muslim nowadays
    Inside my lab, I'm going mad
    Took two drags off the blunts, and started breaking down the flag
    The blue is for the Crips, the red is for the Bloods
    The whites for the cops, and the stars come from the clubs
    Or the slugs that ignites, through the night, by the dawn
    Early light, why is sons fighting for the stripe

    As we dwell through this concrete hell, calling it home
    Mama say, take your time young man and build your own
    Don't wind up like your old dad
    Still searching for them glory days he never had
    So many bad want to scheme for American dream, no more kings
    The cash rule everything now, we going down
    These babies looking up to us, it's up to us
    The Million Man March MC's, get on the bus
    But envy, greed, lust, and hate, separate
    Though the devil mind state blood kin cannot relate
    No longer, brothers, we unstable
    Like Kane when he slew Abel, killing each other

    You can't party your life away
    Drink your life away
    Smoke your life away
    Fuck your life away
    Dream your life away
    Scheme your life away
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way

    Writer/s: MCFADDEN, GENE / WHITEHEAD, JOHN / CARSTARPHEN, VICTOR / SMITH, CLIFFORD / WOODS, COREY TODD / DIGGS, ROBERT
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • The title track of Wu-Tang Clan's sixth album shares its name with a song they featured on their 1997 sophomore LP, Wu-Tang Forever. The reference in both instances is to John Woo's 1986 crime film, A Better Tomorrow.
  • RZA explained the album title to Billboard magazine : "John Woo has always been an inspiration to me," he said. "But it wasn't just in reference to that film, because that film is actually a very violent film, very specific about the police corruption and things of that nature. My concept of a better tomorrow, moreso, is what the sentence says itself. We need a better tomorrow."

    "I'm a vegetarian. Why? Because no animal needs to die for me to live," RZA added. "I'm into renewable energy, I'm into getting rid of the plastic bottles and coming with another form of drinking our water. I'm into the people respecting each other. We don't got to like each other but respect each other for everything you are, whether you're black, brown, white or red, homosexual, woman, whatever it is. We gotta have respect for each other first."
  • This samples Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' 1975 single, "Wake Up Everybody."
  • The song's music video compiles protest footage from Ferguson, Missouri and New York City as well as soundbites from President Obama speaking on race relations in America. "This visual was created by Wu-Tang Clan in the hopes of inspiring change and promoting unity throughout the world, The Wu-Tang Clan said in a press release. They added a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
  • Asked by NME what his biggest regret about the A Better Tomorrow album was, RZA replied: "I tried to get James Blake to do a hook on 'A Better Tomorrow' but we couldn't make it happen in time."

    The pair did previously work together on Blake's Overgrown track "Take A Fall For Me."

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Win, Lose Or Dra
    The Allman Brothers Band - Win, Lose Or Draw


    The Allman Brothers Band - Win, Lose Or Draw Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Win, Lose Or Draw
    Released: 1975

    Win, Lose Or Draw Lyrics


    Endlessly facing the cold concrete floor
    Four cold grey walls, and no doors
    I barely remember the last forty days
    Or just what they're holdin' me for
    So far away, they tell me:
    "boy, you're here to stay; win, lose or draw"
    Letters unanswered and visits so few
    Cold desperation I know
    I guess I'd give most anything
    Oh lord, if they'd just let me go
    I'm so far away
    Day after lonely, lonely day
    Win, lose or draw

    Ma, she's dead and gone
    Pa just don't seem to find the time
    It makes me so sad that he's forsaken me
    When he's all I had left I call mine
    I'm so far away
    Day after lonely, lonely day
    Win, lose or draw.

    There's two men in one room for ten long years
    Still strangers that talk away the time
    'cause each time I think of your soft hand in mine
    I lay here and die one more time
    And I'm so far away
    Day after lonely, lonely day
    Win, lose or draw

    Writer/s: ALLMAN, GREGG L.
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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    Win, Lose Or Draw Song Chart
  • Title track to the album that was very difficult to record due to the band's drug problems and Gregg Allman's marriage to Cher. The entire band was rarely together during recordings.
  • Gregg Allman wrote this, but recorded his vocals in California, away from the rest of the band. He was married to Cher at the time and spent a lot of time there to accommodate her schedule.

  • Cast of Annie - It's The Hard Knock Lif
    Cast of Annie - It's The Hard Knock Life


    Cast of Annie - It's The Hard Knock Life Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Annie Soundtrack
    Released: 1977

    It's The Hard Knock Life Lyrics


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  • With music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, this song debuted in the 1977 Broadway musical Annie as the cast of orphans lament their struggles laboring for the unscrupulous Miss Hannigan. The play follows Annie's adventure as she meets the wealthy Daddy Warbucks, who tries to help her find her real parents.
  • In a Blender interview, Strouse notes how this song stands out from the rest of the Annie repertoire: "Most of the songs in Annie are very 1920s, more upbeat, but 'Hard Knock Life' had to reflect the fact that the kids in the story were underprivileged and exploited. So I wrote a very angry, angular melody, quite unlike the other songs."
  • Jay-Z spun this into the innovative rap song, "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)," in 2002, where he likened the hardships of the orphans to the struggles of kids growing up in the ghetto.
  • Playing the youngest orphan, Molly, Danielle Brisebois leads the chorus on this track, which was sampled for Jay-Z's version. While the song became a gold-certified single, all Brisebois was left with was sour grapes. Because she was paid a flat fee when she performed the song for the musical, she doesn't earn any royalties from it. "As a result, I’m singing the lead vocal on a #1 song but not making a penny out of it," she said.
  • Annie was adapted into a feature film in 1982 with Aileen Quinn in the lead role, while Toni Ann Gisondi played Molly. Albert Finney and Carol Burnett starred as Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan, respectively.
  • Produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith, this hit the big screen again in 2014 with Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie, Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks (Daddy Warbucks), and Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan. Nicolette Pierini filled the role of Molly, updated as Mia.
  • For the 2014 film, the lyrics to this song were altered to reflect the children being foster kids instead of orphans. Jay-Z's version is prominently featured in the movie's trailer.

    Aside from four new songs ("The City's Yours," "Opportunity", "Who Am I", and "Moonquake Lake"), the soundtrack borrows the original Broadway tunes, with an arrangement by Australian pop singer Sia and Greg Kurstin.
  • The lyrics reference New York City's Chrysler Building: "You'll stay up till this dump shines like the top of the Chrysler Building." Designed by William Van Alen, the Art Deco-style skyscraper was briefly the tallest building in the world (1,046 ft) until it was surpassed by the Empire State Building (1,454 ft). Completed in 1930, it would have been three years old during Annie's 1933 setting.
  • The orphans also suggest making Miss Hannigan drink a Mickey Finn, which is slang for a drug-laced beverage. The name was allegedly taken from Chicago bar owner Michael "Mickey" Finn, who was prosecuted for slipping mickies to his patrons so he could rob them.

  • Lifehouse - Was
    Lifehouse - Wash


    Lifehouse - Wash Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Stanley Climbfall
    Released: 2002

    Wash Lyrics


    Never meant to waste your time
    Never meant to fall out of line
    Always tried to get closer to you
    Now it seems with every step
    Feels like I'm losing my breath
    I don't know what else I can do

    But you Wash over me
    You wash over me like rain
    And you fall over me
    You crawl over me like sunshine

    I never had to choose
    Living a life with you
    Or choosing lies only half true
    And now I'd rather be
    Alone with you and me
    Than hiding behind these walls

    But you wash over me
    You wash over me like rain
    And you fall over me
    You crawl over me like sunshine

    You wash over me
    You wash over me like rain
    You fall over me
    You crawl over me like sunshine
    Like sunshine

    Everything in the world was falling through
    All I knew was to look to you
    My sunshine
    All my life never found my place
    Until I felt the sunlight on my face
    My sunshine

    Never meant to waste your time
    Never meant to fall out of line
    Always tried to get closer to you
    Now it seems with every step
    Feels like I'm losing my breath
    I don't know what else I can do

    But you wash over me
    You wash over me like rain
    You crawl over me
    You fall over me like sunshine

    Like sunshine
    Like sunshine
    My sunshine

    Writer/s: JASON WADE
    Publisher: RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
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  • Lead singer Jason Wade:
    "'You was over me like the rain/ You wash over me like the sunshine' the truth is, you can't have one without the other. You can't truly know happiness without having experienced sadness. A lot of the guitar sounds I got on this record came about by experimentation, which was very cool. I turned all these frequency distortion pedals up at the same time and started playing these harmonics and weird wah-wah things, and some crazy stuff just came out of it. I went back into the studio later and tried to duplicate it, but I couldn't." (thanks, Patti - Mahopac, NY)

  • Genesis - I Can't Danc
    Genesis - I Can't Dance


    Genesis - I Can't Dance Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: We Can't Dance
    Released: 1991

    I Can't Dance Lyrics


    Hot sun beating down
    Burning my feet just walking around.

    Hot sun making me sweat
    'Gators getting close, hasn't got me yet

    I can't dance, I can't talk.
    The only thing about me is the way I walk.
    I can't dance, I can't sing
    I'm just standing here selling everything.

    Blue jeans sitting on the beach,
    Her dog's talking to me, but she's out of reach.

    She's got a body under that shirt,
    But all she wants to do is rub my face in the dirt.

    Cause, I can't dance, I can't talk.
    The only thing about me is the way I walk.
    No, I can't dance, I can't sing
    I'm just standing here selling.

    And checking everything is in place,
    You never know who's looking on.

    Young punk spilling beer on my shoes,
    Fat guy's talking to me trying to steal my blues.

    Thick smoke, see her smiling through.
    I never thought so much could happen just shooting pool.

    But I can't dance, I can't talk.
    The only thing about me is the way I walk.
    I can't dance, I can't sing
    I'm just standing here selling

    And checking everything is in place
    You never know who's looking on
    A perfect body with a perfect face
    Writer/s: RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL/COLLINS, PHIL/BANKS, TONY
    Publisher: EMI Music Publishing, IMAGEM U.S. LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Genesis wrote this song in the studio in one session. "Once we started we kept going 'til we finished it," Phil Collins said in the documentary Genesis: Sum of the Parts. "It didn't take a ridiculous time to write."
  • The lyrics are made up of bits that Phil Collins improvised in the studio. When they started working on it, they decided to just write spontaneously to keep from over-thinking it. This explains the rather disjointed story about a guy who can't dance and is "just standing here selling."
  • Helmed by their go-to director Jim Yukich, the video created a lasting image thanks to the "silly walk" the three band members did. This walk was something Phil Collins did from time to time - he got the idea for it when he attended drama school and noticed that the worst dancers would always lead with the hand and foot on the same side. There is a twist ending in the video when at the end, Phil Collins does some Michael Jackson dance moves and an impressive little tap routine.
  • In our interview with Tony Banks , he explained that having a lead singer who was comfortable in front of the camera made the music videos much easier to create. "It gave us a chance to explore some quite fun ideas," he said. "When the lyric had an obvious way to go - with something like "I Can't Dance" or "No Son of Mine" - you could do it and express it quite well."

  • Bob Dylan - The Man In M
    Bob Dylan - The Man In Me


    Bob Dylan - The Man In Me Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: New Morning
    Released: 1970

    The Man In Me Lyrics


    The Man In Me will do nearly any task
    And as for compensation, there's little he would ask
    Take a woman like you
    To get through to the man in me

    Storm clouds are raging all around my door
    I think to myself I might not take it any more
    Take a woman like your kind
    To find the man in me

    But, oh, what a wonderful feeling
    Just to know that you are near
    Sets my a heart a-reeling
    From my toes up to my ears

    The man in me will hide sometimes to keep from bein' seen
    But that's just because he doesn't want to turn into some machine
    Took a woman like you
    To get through to the man in me

    Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
    Publisher: BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
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    The Man In Me Song Chart
  • Dylan recorded this in New York City with a talented group of studio musicians including Al Kooper and Charlie Daniels. Ron Cornelius, who played guitar on these sessions, told us that Dylan would play down the song, but as soon as they started recording he would play it in a completely different tempo, which threw off the musicians but forced them to play to their strengths. These sessions lasted about 3 weeks, with the best songs going on this album and many of the others ending up on his 1973 self-titled album Dylan.
  • This played a major role in the Coen Brothers' 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. The song has since been performed live by the film's main star, Jeff Bridges.
  • Artists to have covered this song include The Clash, Joe Cocker and Matumbi.

  • Adam Sandler - The Chanukah Son
    Adam Sandler - The Chanukah Song


    Adam Sandler - The Chanukah Song Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: What The Hell Happened To Me?
    Released: 1995

    The Chanukah Song Lyrics


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  • Adam Sandler wrote this novelty song with Saturday Night Live writers Lewis Morton and Ian Maxtone-Graham. He first performed it on the show's Weekend Update segment on December 3, 1994. The song details how Jewish kids feel left out during the Christmas season, and he rattles off a list of celebrities who are full Jews, part Jews, converted Jews and not Jews at all (O.J. Simpson).

    After incorporating it into his stand-up routine, he included the song on his 1996 comedy album, What the Hell Happened to Me? Since then, he has written two follow-ups to the song, each with a new list of celebs.
  • Celebrities referenced in Part I (in order of appearance): David Lee Roth, James Caan, Kirk Douglas, Dinah Shore, Bowzer (John Bauman) from Sha Na Na, Arthur Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler), Paul Newman, Goldie Hawn, Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), the owner of the Seattle Supersonics (Barry Ackerley), O.J. Simpson, Rod Carew, Ann Landers, Dear Abby (Pauline Phillips), Harrison Ford, Ebenezer Scrooge, The Three Stooges, and Tom Cruise.
  • Celebrities referenced in Part II (from the album Stan & Judy's Kid): Winona Ryder, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, the girls from Veruca Salt (Nina Gordon and Louise Post), The Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Courtney Love, Harvey Keitel, Jennifer Beals, Yasmine Bleeth, Dustin Hoffman, O.J. Simpson, the guy who does the voice for Scooby Doo (Don Messick), Bob Dylan, Mary Tyler Moore's husband (Dr. Robert Levine), Tiger Woods, Happy Gilmore, and Bruce Springsteen.
  • Celebrities referenced in Part III (from the Eight Crazy Nights soundtrack): Ross (David Schwimmer), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Lenny's pal Squiggy (David L. Lander), Debra Messing, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Jerry Lewis, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Tom Arnold, Deuce Bigelow (Rob Schneider), Willie Nelson's harmonica player (Mickey Raphael), Osama bin Laden, Sarah Hughes, Harry Houdini, David Blaine, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Lou Reed, Perry Farrell, Beck, Paula Abdul, Joey Ramone, and Natalie Portman.
  • During live performances of Part I, Sandler would often alter the line "Drink your gin and tonic-ah, but don't smoke marijuan-icah" from the final verse to "Drink your gin and tonic-ah, and smoke your marijuan-icah," which is included on the uncut album version. While some radio edits completely cut both versions of the line, the uncut version surprisingly gets the most radio airplay.
  • This song was released as a single in 1995, making #10 US. It became a seasonal favorite, fitting in well on Christmas playlists as a quirky alternative. The song charted again in each of the next three years, reaching these positions:
    1996: #46
    1997: #25
    1998: #80

    During this run, Sandler had some of his most popular movies in theaters: Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Wedding Singer (1998).
  • Neil Diamond covered this for his 2009 album, A Cherry Cherry Christmas, with some altered lyrics. Instead of "Tom Cruise isn't Jewish, but his agent is," Diamond sings, "Tom Cruise isn't Jewish, but Jesus Christ is."
  • Steve Carell spoofed this on The Office when he sang "The Diwali Song" during a Hindu Dwali festival, an annual autumn celebration, in the season three episode "Diwali."

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Ma
    The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man


    The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Brothers And Sisters
    Released: 1973

    Ramblin' Man Lyrics


    [Chorus]
    Lord, I was born a ramblin' man,
    Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can.
    And when it's time for leavin',
    I hope you'll understand,
    That I was born a ramblin' man.

    Well my father was a gambler down in Georgia,
    He wound up on the wrong end of a gun.
    And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
    Rollin' down highway 41.

    [Chorus]

    I'm on my way to New Orleans this mornin',
    Leaving out of Nashville, Tennessee,
    They're always having a good time down on the bayou,
    Lord, them Delta women think the world of me.

    [Chorus]

    Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

    Writer/s: BETTS, FORREST RICHARD
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Ramblin' Man Song Chart
  • This is based on a 1951 Hank Williams song of the same title. It's about a guy whose travels take him to many places, and he takes life as it comes.
  • Allmans guitarist Dickey Betts wrote this in the house the band shared in Macon, Georgia. Betts sang lead on this track.
  • This was The Allman's first top 10 hit. The song came out after the death of guitarist and driving force Duane Allman. Although the band lost a major part of their sound, they showed they could still be successful without Duane. (thanks, Dee - Northfield, IL)
  • The original working title of the song was "Ramblin' Country Man." A heretofore unknown third verse was sung by Dickey Betts on his Instant Live CD released in 2004. (thanks, Dave - Madison, WI)
  • The band played this on the premiere of an ABC show called In Concert. It was their first national TV appearance, and also Berry Oakley's last performance, as the bass player died in a motorcycle accident a week later. The show aired after his death and was dedicated to him.
  • This was the last song Oakley recorded. He died in a motorcycle accident on November 11, 1972.
  • This was kept out of the #1 spot by Cher's "Half Breed." Gregg Allman married Cher in 1975.
  • A short part of this song appears in the 1973 movie The Exorcist. It's used in a bar scene when the priest is in the bar. (thanks, burak - Mersin, Turkey)
  • This song was referenced in the Nickelodeon Cartoon Hey Arnold! briefly and not by title, but by lyric. In the episode "The Journal," when discussion of the title Character's birth springs up, his grandmother responds, "I Thought he was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus going down highway 41." (thanks, Logan - Troy, MT)

  • Abigail Breslin - You Suc
    Abigail Breslin - You Suck


    Abigail Breslin - You Suck Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Single Release Only
    Released: 2014

    You Suck Lyrics


    You Suck Song Chart
  • American actress and singer Abigail Breslin wrote this song about her former boyfriend, 5 Seconds of Summer member Michael Clifford. Michael shared his initial reaction to the song on Twitter, where he wrote:

    "Hahahahahahahahaha
    Oh man
    Hahahahahahahhahhahaahahahhahahahahahahahah."
  • The harsh lyrics mention a "dumb tattoo" and "bleachin' your hair." Michael discussed the song during an interview with Nova FM's Kent "Smallzy" Small, when the Aussie noted that he done indeed have tattoos and dyed hair. "I haven't spoken to her in a year," he said.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Jessic
    The Allman Brothers Band - Jessica


    The Allman Brothers Band - Jessica Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Brothers And Sisters
    Released: 1973

    Jessica Lyrics


    Jessica Song Chart
  • Jessica is the name of guitarist Dickey Betts' daughter. He was working on this song when she crawled into the room and inspired him. Jessica Betts was born May 14, 1972 - she was one year old when her dad wrote the song.
  • Betts had Jessica with Sandy Bluesky, who also inspired one of his famous Allman Borthers songs: he wrote "Blue Sky" for her. The couple were married in 1973.
  • This is an instrumental song that had little chart success, but has endured as a staple of classic rock radio and a favorite among fans.
  • This is the theme song to the UK TV show Top Gear.
  • Chuck Leavell played piano on this. He was brought in after Duane Allman died to provide another lead instrument. It created a different sound, as the Allmans now had 1 piano and 1 guitar rather than 2 guitars.
  • Betts was trying to compose a song that could be played on the guitar with two fingers in the style of Django Reinhardt, a 1930s Jazz musician Betts admired who lost two fingers in a fire.
  • The Allman Brothers performed this on The Late Show with David Letterman on February 29, 1996.
  • A live recording was included on the album An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set in 1995. This version won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
  • When we spoke with Devon Allman , he offered some insight on why songs like this don't need lyrics. "'Flor D'Luna' by Santana, 'Jessica' by the Allman Brothers - these songs don't need words because that lead guitar is doing the talking and the singing. It's a strong enough melody to stand on its own. Words over that wouldn't make sense because it's already doing the speaking."

  • AC/DC - Hard Time
    AC/DC - Hard Times


    AC/DC - Hard Times Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Rock or Bust
    Released: 2014

    Hard Times Lyrics


    Feeling low
    Going down slow
    Make you quake
    Make a body shake
    Trying to hold you down
    They can't push you around
    They try to hold you back
    Getting on the right track

    Hard times
    Blue and sad
    Don't you cross the line
    Run, run make it fun
    Freeing up the time

    Hidey plumping
    Feet are jumping
    This heart a loving
    Keeps me running
    They try to hold you down
    But they can't push you around
    Trying to hold you back
    Getting on the right track

    Hard times
    Blue and sad
    Don't you cross the line
    Run, run make it fun
    Freeing up the time
    Hard times
    Get on top
    Follow me down the line
    Hard times
    Get online
    Make a grown man blind

    Hard times, these hard times
    Sure ain't been good to me
    Hard times, hard times
    Sure been misery

    Hard times
    Blue and sad
    Don't you cross the line
    Run, run make it fun
    Freeing up the time
    Hard times
    Get on time
    Follow me down the line
    Hard times
    Get online
    Make a grown man blind

    Writer/s: JOHN ANGUS, ADAM PAQUETTE, ANDREW YOUNG, JAY EMMONS, BRETT EMMONS, CHRIS HUOT
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, J. ALBERT & SON(INTERNATIONAL) PTY. LTD.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Hard Times Song Chart
  • Many of the songs on Rock or Bust find the Aussie veteran rockers recalling past memories. "Hard Times goes back to when we were younger and touring, and we didn't have much money," Angus Young told The Sun. "It's a good old song, rather than a modern day reflection."

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Little Marth
    The Allman Brothers Band - Little Martha


    The Allman Brothers Band - Little Martha Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Eat A Peach
    Released: 1972

    Little Martha Lyrics


    Little Martha Song Chart
  • This acoustic instrumental is the only Allman Brothers song written entirely by Duane Allman. He wrote it for Dixie Lee Meadows, a girl he was having an affair with. "Little Martha" was a nickname Duane called her.
  • According to Scott Freeman's Midnight Riders: The Story of The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman claimed this came to him in a dream in which Jimi Hendrix showed him how to play the song using a sink faucet in a hotel room. Duane woke up and started playing it.

  • Carrie Underwood - Little Toy Gun
    Carrie Underwood - Little Toy Guns


    Carrie Underwood - Little Toy Guns Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Greatest Hits: Decade #1
    Released: 2014

    Little Toy Guns Lyrics


    Little Toy Guns Song Chart
  • Carrie Underwood co-wrote this song with Chris DeStefano ("Good Girl," "Something in the Water") and Hillary Lindsey ("Jesus, Take The Wheel," "Last Name," "Two Black Cadillacs.") The tune is about the effect that parents' falling out has on their children.

    "There's these characters in the song and there's a little girl and she hears her parents fighting, as unfortunately a lot of kids do," Underwood explained to Country Vibe . "So it's basically her saying, in her words, 'I wish their words weren't real. I wish they were like little toy guns and they didn't hurt you.'"
  • Underwood penned the lyrics from her personal observations. "I've seen it first hand from different people in my life and seen how the tumultuous parental relationship between each other can affect a child," she said. "So that's kind of what it's about, but it's a really tempo-driven song as well, so it's kind of a bit of a juxtaposition as far as the story content and the music… It sounds rockin', but it has a positive message."
  • Underwood spoke about the song during an interview with Chicago's US99.5. "It's about words," she explained. "It's about a child hearing her parents fighting. Even at a young age she realizes how much they hurt. And she wishes they were plastic and fake, like toys, and they didn't actually cause any damage."
  • The song's music video was directed by P.R. Brown, who previously collaborated with Underwood on her "Two Black Cadillacs" clip. It stars Grace Rundhaug, who played Marta alongside Underwood in 2014's The Sound of Music Live! television special

    Brown pitched to Underwood the concept of a storybook land-themed visual where the young girl could be the hero, an idea which the songstress loved. Underwood then suggested Grace Rundhaug for the part of the girl. "Whenever I thought of the types of things I wanted to see in this video, I just saw her face," she stated.
  • The song developed from a basic form that Chris DeStefano brought into the writing session with Carrie Underwood and Hillary Lindsey. "I had this musical idea - the track, basically," he recalled to Taste of Country . "I kinda brought that in, and I might have even had some of the parts kinda moved around. I remember playing it for Carrie and Hillary, and they both really reacted to it. I remember Hillary saying, 'I love that riff that you're doing in the verse there, you should move that to the main intro riff, that would be awesome.'"

    Lindsey also suggested a title, "Wooden Guns." "We kinda talked about what it could mean, and we kept throwing ideas out," DeStefano remembered. "And Carrie said, 'What if we called it 'Little Toy Guns'? And it just took it to a different level, I think, when we hit that. It felt right, and once we had that direction, we had more than enough to hang the song on."

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Stand Bac
    The Allman Brothers Band - Stand Back


    The Allman Brothers Band - Stand Back Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Eat A Peach
    Released: 1972

    Stand Back Lyrics


    I recall once upon a time,
    Livin was so easy and I felt so fine.
    But, my, my, my right before my very eyes,
    Satan came with fire to burn me,
    Wouldn't listen when they warned me.
    A dagger in my back while she's calling me honey,
    Wouldn't stand back, for neither love nor money.

    Thirty minutes after my ship set sail,
    She put up a sign and my house began to wail.
    But, why, why, why I couldn't see it in my little girl's eyes?
    She had such a way to fool me, Lord she had a way to fool me.
    And I would ask the woman, "Can you find it in yourself to please stand back?
    You ain't gonna rule me."

    Just when all began to fade,
    I reached out, threw the Ace of Spades.
    I put her on a train to the Everglades.

    Now that it's all over and gone,
    Somehow I just don't feel so alone.
    But, lie, lie, lie it seemed like such a waste of time.
    She did not ever seem to know me,
    But, now it's much too late to show me.
    But, if I ever see that woman walkin down the street I'll just stand back,
    And try to move away slowly.
    Oh, yeah.

    Writer/s: OAKLEY, RAYMOND BERRY/ALLMAN, GREGG L.
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Stand Back Song Chart
  • This was the last studio track recorded with Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971. The Eat A Peach album is dedicated to Duane. It was released shortly after his death.
  • Gregg Allman and Berry Oakley wrote this.

  • Fabolous - Lituatio
    Fabolous - Lituation


    Fabolous - Lituation Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: The Young OG Project
    Released: 2014

    Lituation Lyrics


    Yeah, money, money, chain, situation
    Money, money, chain, situation

    My current situation a lituation
    My current situation a lituation
    Don't keep that money waitin', it get impatient
    You niggas get to hatin', you get ovations
    Bottles on the way lituation
    Models in the face lituation
    When I come around it goes down
    Money, money, chain, situation

    It's a movie, get your Goobers, nigga
    Yeah, it gets deep, get ya scuba, nigga
    Uh, I got the swipers in the gun shop
    Yeah, I got the shooters in the uber nigga
    Wooh, everything brand new my nigga, yeah
    Lord Jamar, Grand Puba nigga
    Uh, they callin' me Fidel cash flow
    Yeah, and the link come from Cuba nigga
    Team plastic like the ass shots
    Plastic Glock 9 get ya ass shot
    Dream team, gold chain, match watch
    And the bad bitches be the mascot
    Yeah, got your bm in my BM nigga
    Yeah, she got taken, word to Liam nigga
    Ha, we ain't gotta be a hundred deep
    I'd rather 10 lions than a hundred sheep

    My current situation a lituation
    My current situation a lituation
    Don't keep that money waitin', it get impatient
    You niggas get to hatin', you get ovations
    Bottles on the way lituation
    Models in the face lituation
    When I come around it goes down
    Money, money, chain, situation

    Yeah, this shit different nigga
    Yeah, I can't explain it's just different nigga
    Yeah, this is hood gettin' money rap
    Yeah, this a million on a giffy nigga
    Wooh, this is stuntin' at the baby shower
    Yeah, and it all came from baby powder
    I buy her Rosé you buy your lady flowers
    Special thanks goes to the haze and sour
    Respect brought the money than it gave me power
    Sneak dissin' always been a fav' of cowards
    Oh, you don't wanna take it there
    Where I'm from all they do is take it there
    I came from no space wasn't safe
    Now it's like no space in a safe
    I do it big and light skin my new faith
    And we skip to my lou in that new Wraith, ah

    My current situation a lituation
    My current situation a lituation
    Don't keep that money waitin', it get impatient
    You niggas get to hatin', you get ovations
    Bottles on the way lituation
    Models in the face lituation
    When I come around it goes down
    When I come around it goes down
    When I come around it goes down
    When I come around it goes down
    It goes down
    It goes down
    Lituation
    Lituation
    Lituation
    When I come around it's a lituation

    Writer/s: JACKSON, JOHN / BRANDON, DWIGHT / MORENO, ALBERTO
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Lituation Song Chart
  • The first single from The Young OG Project is a street track named after a term that will be new to many. "This is a word that I've been hearing floating around and I thought, why not make a song out of it?' It's really about a situation that can get lit," Fabolous explained to MTV News.

    "You can come into a situation and it can be [calm] and you can turn it up and get it a little lit," he added. "It's a very aggressive New York street record and I wanted to start with that just to get the feel, and get you there first, [then] the rest of the album will take you different places."
  • The song's music video was directed by Gerald Victor, who has also worked with Wiz Khalifa, Black Milk and Royce Da 5'9 and was shot in the rapper's native Brooklyn. The clip was inspired by the 1990 film King of New York and finds Fabolous channelling Christopher Walken's ruthless mob boss character Frank White.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Meliss
    The Allman Brothers Band - Melissa


    The Allman Brothers Band - Melissa Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Eat A Peach
    Released: 1972

    Melissa Lyrics


    Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah.
    The gypsy flies from coast to coast,
    Knowing many, loving none,
    Bearing sorrow, having fun.
    But, back home he'll always run,
    To sweet Melissa.
    Mmmm-hmmm.

    Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same.
    And no one knows the gypsy's name,
    And no one hears his lonely sighs,
    There are no blankets where he lies.
    Lord, in his deepest dreams the gypsy flies,
    With sweet Melissa.
    Mmmm-hmmm.

    Again, the mornin's come.
    Again, he's on the run.
    A sunbeam's shinin through his hair.
    Fear not to have a care.
    Well, pick up your gear and gypsy roll on.
    Roll on.

    Crossroads, will you ever let him go? Lord, Lord.
    Or will you hide the dead man's ghost?
    Or will he lie, beneath the clay?
    Or will his spirit float away?
    But, I know that he won't stay,
    Without Melissa.
    Yes, I know that he won't stay, yeah,
    Without Melissa.
    Lord, Lord, it's all the same.
    Mmmmm-hmmmmm.

    Writer/s: ALAIMO, STEPHEN / ALLMAN, GREGG
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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    Melissa Song Chart
  • Gregg Allman spoke at length about this song in an interview with the San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune on November 30, 2006: "I wrote that song in 1967 in a place called the Evergreen Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. By that time I got so sick of playing other people's material that I just sat down and said, 'OK, here we go. One, two, three - we're going to try to write songs.' And about 200 songs later - much garbage to take out - I wrote this song called 'Melissa.' And I had everything but the title. I thought (referring to lyrics): 'But back home, we always run... to sweet Barbara' - no. Diane...? We always run... to sweet Bertha.' No, so I just kind of put it away for a while. So one night I was in the grocery store - it was my turn to go get the tea, the coffee, the sugar and all that other s--t... and there was this Spanish lady there and she had this little toddler with her - this little girl. And I'm sitting there, getting a few things and what have you. And this little girl takes off, running down the aisle. And the lady yells, Oh, Melissa! Melissa, come back, Melissa!' And I went, 'Oh - that's it.' I forgot about half the stuff I went for, I went back home and, man, it was finished, only I couldn't really tell if it was worth a damn or not because I'd written so many bad ones. So I didn't really show it to anybody for about a year. And then I was the last one to get to Jacksonville - I was the last one to join the band that became the Allman Brothers. And my brother sometimes late at night after dinner, he'd say, 'Man, go get your guitar and play me that song - that song about that girl.' And I'd play it for him every now and then. After my brother's accident, we had three vinyl sides done of Peach, so I thought well we'll do that, and then on the way down there I wrote "Ain't Wastin' Time No More." I wrote that for my brother. We were all in pretty bad shape. I had just gotten back from Jamaica and I was weighing at about 156, 6-foot-1-and-a-half - I was pretty skinny. So we went back down there, got in the studio and finished the record. And the damn thing shipped gold."
  • This was first recorded in 1968 by the 31st Of February, one of Gregg and Duane Allman's first bands. Duane's version of this with the 31st Of February is the first recording of him playing the bottleneck slide guitar, a technique he became famous for.
  • Steve Alaimo, who was operating the studio where The Allman Brothers recorded this song, received a songwriting credit on this track along with Gregg Allman. Alaimo had a few Hot 100 entries as a singer in the '60s and early '70s before moving into production work.
  • The part of the song that begins: "Crossroads, will you ever let him go" is probably a reference to Robert Johnson, a blues legend who supposedly went to a crossroads and sold his soul to the devil.
  • This was one of the first songs the band recorded without Duane Allman. He died in a motorcycle accident about four months before this was released. Eat A Peach was dedicated to Duane.
  • Gregg Allman told Esquire in 2013 that thanks to ready access to biphetamines, he had been awake for about two days when he wrote this song. He says that he was working like crazy on another song, but when he played it for his brother, Duane said, "What you have her is a new set of lyrics to an obscure Rolling Stones song." Said Gregg: "That's discouraging as s--t, right there. And just as I was about to say f--k it, I wrote 'Melissa.'"
  • At Duane Allman's funeral in 1971, Gregg Allman played this song on one of Duane's old guitars. At the service, Gregg said, "This was my brother's favorite song that I ever wrote."
  • This was never a big hit in the US, but it has endured as a regular on classic rock radio.
  • The Allman Brothers performed this on the last episode of the syndicated Dennis Miller Show on July 25, 1992.
  • This was used in a commercial television advertisement campaign for Cingular/AT&T Wireless. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)

  • James Bay - Hold Back The Rive
    James Bay - Hold Back The River


    James Bay - Hold Back The River Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Hold Back The River
    Released: 2014

    Hold Back The River Lyrics


    Tried to keep you close to me,
    But life got in between
    Tried to square not being there
    But think that I should have been

    Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
    Hold back the river, so I
    Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
    Hold back the river, hold back

    Once upon a different life
    We rode our bikes into the sky
    But now we call against the tide
    Those distant days are flashing by

    Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
    Hold back the river, so I
    Can stop for a minute and be by your side
    Hold back the river, hold back

    Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
    Hold back the river, so I
    Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
    Hold back the river, hold back

    Hold oho, oho, oho, oho
    Oho, oho, oho, oho

    Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
    Let us hold each other
    Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
    Let us hold each other

    Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
    Hold back the river, so I
    Can stop for a minute and be by your side
    Hold back the river, hold back

    Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
    Hold back the river, so I
    Can stop for a minute and be by your side
    Hold back the river, hold

    Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
    Let us hold each other
    Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
    Let us hold each other

    Writer/s: IAIN ARCHER, JAMES BAY
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Hold Back The River Song Chart
  • James Bay grew up in the English town of Hitchin listening to James Taylor and Bob Dylan, before studying guitar at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. The bluesy singer-songwriter first gained some traction after playing right before The Rolling Stones during the band's 2013 Hyde Park shows. He also had a hugely successful run of support slots with Tom Odell, John Newman and Kodaline. Bay's big breakthrough came when he was named Critics Choice 2015 by the Brit Awards panel. The award is almost a guarantee of success - Adele, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith have all won the prize early in their careers.
  • Bay's debut single "Let It Go" was iTunes single of the week. This is his second single, which peaked at #2 on the UK singles chart.
  • James Bay told The Sun about the song: "I wrote it after my first really busy period as an artist, when music had taken me around the world for the first time, and at the end of the year, I've become really eager to see friends and my family properly. 'Hold Back The River' is a metaphor for that feeling."
  • James Bay penned the song after a headlining show in London. He wanted to connect with all those he knew who had come to the gig, even if he barely had the time to see them. Bay explained to Billboard magazine: "In a song I wanted to say, 'I know I'm not around very often at the moment, but I'm never gone. We can always give each other a call.' It all came out of that emotion."
  • The song was a last-minute addition to the LP. Bay told Billboard: "When I started recording my album, there was a little gap I was looking to fill, so I was messing with ideas, and 'Hold Back the River' was the last one to be written. It was late to the album recording party but made it in through the door, and I'm really glad it did."
  • James Bay told NME how the music of an American rock band fed through into this song: "I was listening to Kings of Leon and the key track was 'The Bucket,'" he said. "I loved the repetitive, relentless guitar and the pace of it, the rush at the end is the same as where I take 'Hold Back The River' – that was the inspiration."

    There is another connection to the American rockers. James Bay's debut album Chaos and the Calm was recorded in Nashville with Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Ain't Wasting Time No Mor
    The Allman Brothers Band - Ain't Wasting Time No More


    The Allman Brothers Band - Ain't Wasting Time No More Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Eat A Peach
    Released: 1972

    Ain't Wasting Time No More Lyrics


    Ain't Wasting Time No More Song Chart
  • Gregg Allman wrote this shortly after his brother, Duane, died in a motorcycle accident. It's about Gregg coming to terms with the death of his brother Duane.
  • The main melody was taken from an improvised melody Dickey Betts played on the live version of "Whipping Post" on the At Fillmore East album. (thanks, Will - Long Island, NY)
  • This opens Eat A Peach, the first Allman Brothers album after Duane Allman's death. The album is dedicated to him.

  • Jamie T. - The Prophe
    Jamie T. - The Prophet


    Jamie T. - The Prophet Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Carry On The Grudge
    Released: 2014

    The Prophet Lyrics


    There's fire in her eyes in the altercation
    She blames her poverty on her parents generation
    She says they sniffed it up their nose now they want our payments
    Its fucking cold in here, the landlord's tryna make us vagrants
    And Jacky our whiskey buddy hits him with an iron fist
    The landlord goes down swinging while you drink your buddies piss
    I don't know what to do now that I'm definitely on a list
    I just sit back, drink brew with Coca-Cola communists

    I'm glad you came and turned up next to me
    Like a grenade with a pin out at the party
    You're like a fucking hurricane next to me
    There's fire on the fringe whittle them down, down

    I think she lost her looks to the beauty and terror
    She says her friends are fucked and in the fairest of weather
    She asked me is it painless am I humouring the brainless
    Being young and drunk and all fucked up and being in entertainment
    I don't ask the questions I don't write the rules
    I'm up for suggestions I will follow you through
    It can't be any worse then what I've been up to
    It can't be any worse then what I've been up to

    I'm glad you came and turned up next to me
    Like a grenade with a pin out at the party
    You're like a fucking hurricane next to me
    There's fire on the fringe whittle them down, down

    I don't know what it is that your doing to me
    I haven't cracked a smile since '93
    She says a pretty dull, dull place to be
    No shit Sherlock, shoot them down, down, down

    I don't ask the questions I don't write the rules
    I'm up for suggestions I will follow you through
    It can't be any worse then what I've been up to
    It can't be any worse then what I've been up to

    I don't ask the questions I don't write the rules
    I'm up for suggestions I will follow you through
    It can't be any worse then what I've been up to
    It can't be any worse then what I've been up to

    I'm glad you came and turned up next to me
    Like a grenade with a pin out at the party
    You're like a fucking hurricane next to me
    There's fire on the fringe whittle them down, down

    I don't know what it is that your doing to me
    I haven't cracked a smile since '93
    She says a pretty dull, dull place to be
    No shit Sherlock, shoot them down, down, down

    Writer/s: TREAYS, JAMIE ALEXANDER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    The Prophet Song Chart
  • Over a lazily strummed guitar, this graphic tale finds Jamie T singing of a wild child reaching rock bottom. It was inspired in part by Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett's The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas disc. Speaking with NME, Jamie praised the Australian singer-songwriter for her songwriting skills, saying: "I was listening to her record a lot when I was writing 'The Prophet'. I went to see her live and it struck me how she keeps her songs simple, but when you dig a bit deeper there's a lot of ideas."

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Hot 'Lant
    The Allman Brothers Band - Hot 'Lanta


    The Allman Brothers Band - Hot 'Lanta Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: At Fillmore East
    Released: 1971

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  • This song is an instrumental that only appears on live albums. It evolved out of a jam session when Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts got the idea for the melody line.
  • This was a feature song at concerts for bass player Berry Oakley until he died in a motorcycle accident in 1972.
  • The title is a nickname for the city of Atlanta. The Allman Brothers are from the nearby city of Macon.

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