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Mötley Crüe - The Wild Sid
Mötley Crüe - The Wild Side


Mötley Crüe - The Wild Side Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

Album: Girls, Girls, Girls
Released: 1987

The Wild Side Lyrics


The Wild Side
  • The band wrote this as tribute to their lives in Los Angeles, and the hardships of the rock world that they experienced on the Sunset Strip. It was also was a rally song to those who lived life on the "Wild Side." (thanks, Josh - Sunbury, PA)
  • In his book The Heroin Diaries , Nikki Sixx explained how the song came to be: He was casually seeing a catholic school girl and one day asked her to recite the lord's prayer. He thought it sounded cool, so he messed with it, and out came "Wild Side." (thanks, Rhino Sixx - huddersfirld, England)

  • Miranda Lambert - Two Rings Sh
    Miranda Lambert - Two Rings Shy


    Miranda Lambert - Two Rings Shy Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Platinum
    Released: 2014

    Two Rings Shy Lyrics


    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown
    Ain't gonna paint this pretty face, like you paint the town
    I ain't wastin' good mascara, just to watch it runnin' down
    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown

    I could spend an hour on my makeup and my hair
    Shoes to tall, dress to small, and lacy underwear
    Go down to the bar, and buy myself a drink
    Dangle there all perfect, like a puppet on a string

    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown
    Ain't gonna paint this pretty face, like you paint the town
    I ain't wastin' good mascara, just to watch it runnin' down
    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown

    You got girls that sing and dance, I hear ones an acrobat,
    You got 'em swinging from the chandelier, well honey I don't swing like that
    The main attraction's leaving, let the side show pay the rent
    Take this diamond back and you'll be Two Rings Shy of the big top tent

    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown
    Ain't gonna paint this pretty face, like you paint the town
    I ain't wastin' good mascara, just to watch it runnin' down
    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown

    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown
    Tiptoe 'cross the tight-rope, till you turn me upside down
    Cut the cable, pull the net, just to let me hit the ground
    I ain't gonna get dressed up, just to be your clown

    Writer/s: LAMBERT, MIRANDA / CLARK, BRANDY / LITTLE, HEATHER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Two Rings Shy
  • Lambert wrote this with Brandy Clark, who penned "Mama's Broken Heart," and Heather Little, with whom she collaborated with on "Gunpowder & Lead."

    "It actually has a really good point to it," Lambert told Billboard magazine. "The lyrics matter. There's a lot of smart lyrics in there, because I wrote it with two really smart girls. The point of this song is very direct: don't fool with me."
  • Lambert gave specific instructions to producer Frank Liddell regarding this track. "When we wrote this song," she told Billboard, "I told Frank I wanted it to sound like the circus, like literally we need to go to a circus somewhere and just record sounds."

  • Bush - Letting The Cables Slee
    Bush - Letting The Cables Sleep


    Bush - Letting The Cables Sleep Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: The Science of Things
    Released: 1999

    Letting The Cables Sleep Lyrics


    You in the dark
    You in the pain
    You on the run
    Living a hell

    Living your ghost
    Living your end
    Never seem to get in the place that I belong
    Don't want to lose the time
    Lose the time to come

    Whatever you say it's alright
    Whatever you do it's all good
    Whatever you say it's alright
    Silence is not the way
    We need to talk about it
    If heaven is on the way
    If heaven is on the way

    You in the sea
    On a decline
    Breaking the waves
    Watching the lights go down
    Letting The Cables Sleep

    Whatever you say it's alright
    Whatever you do it's all good
    Whatever you say it's alright
    Silence is not the way
    We need to talk about it

    If heaven is on the way
    We'll wrap the world around it
    If heaven is on the way
    If heaven is on the way

    I'm a stranger in this town
    I'm a stranger in this town

    If heaven is on the way
    If heaven is on the way
    I'm a stranger in this town
    I'm a stranger in this town

    Writer/s: ROSSDALE, GAVIN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Letting The Cables Sleep
  • This about a close friend of lead singer Gavin Rossdale who had the HIV illness, but didn't tell anyone for 6 months because was ashamed. When Gavin found out, he felt real bad that his friend didn't feel comfortable talking about it, and wrote this about breaking the silence. (thanks, davey - leeds, England)
  • The "cables" refer to power cables. "Letting the cables sleep" means turning off the electricity and taking a rest.
  • In the video, if you look close enough, Gavin Rossdale is wearing a ring on his left hand. I took it as him being married and visiting a girl he used to (and supposedly now doesn't) have feelings for. They end up having sex, and realize they still want to be together, but are too afraid to tell each other. The girl just leaves before she says something she will regret. Overall, it's a retrospective view of a relationship. (thanks, Live Freak - Beirut, Lebanon)
  • If you analyze the video, you see that when they touch there is color. As their hands touch, his world is tinted with her color. And when he smears paint on the walls, the colors are similar to the colors she wears, displaying a sense of longing. "Whatever you say is alright..." but she can't speak, adding some depth to the lyrics, and as she leaves she is signing to him that she's sorry. On the street you see that the bassist for Bush is playing on a corner, which is peculiar because a bass isn't really a solo instrument. The effects of color and their integration with the lyrics gives a great deal of meaning. (thanks, Carlos - NYC, NY)

  • Needtobreathe - Girl Named Tennesse
    Needtobreathe - Girl Named Tennessee


    Needtobreathe - Girl Named Tennessee Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: The Outsiders
    Released: 2009

    Girl Named Tennessee Lyrics


    They say this lasts forever
    That's just what I'm afraid of
    I'll never dance like this again
    She smiled like a Georgia summer
    She laughs with the sound of thunder
    I wanna dance like this again

    I'm not the marryin' kind
    I've said a thousand times
    But I've never danced like this before
    She's got them pretty little shoes
    And I love the way she moves
    I wanna dance like this again

    I was free and far from home
    I was young and on my own
    I was blind as I could be
    Thinkin' love was not for me
    Till the night I met the Girl Named Tennessee

    Lights came down
    and the room spun slow
    Started sayin' she had to go
    Don't go baby I didn't get your name
    She said Don't worry
    I did not say

    Oh she danced away with my
    Heart and soul
    Who she was I will
    never know

    Danced away with my
    Hopes and dreams
    My sweet girl from Tennessee

    Writer/s: WILLIAM RINEHART, NATHANIEL RINEHART
    Publisher: BLUEWATER MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Girl Named Tennessee
  • Asked during a Reddit AMA if the song was inspired by an actual girl named Tennessee, vocalist Bear Rinehart replied: "Its a metaphor for youth."

  • Extreme - More Than Word
    Extreme - More Than Words


    Extreme - More Than Words Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Pornograffitti
    Released: 1990

    More Than Words Lyrics


    Saying I love you
    Is not the words I want to hear from you
    It's not that I want you
    Not to say, but if you only knew
    How easy it would be to show me how you feel
    More Than Words is all you have to do to make it real
    Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me
    'Cause I'd already know
    What would you do if my heart was torn in two
    More than words to show you feel
    That your love for me is real
    What would you say if I took those words away
    Then you couldn't make things new
    Just by saying I love you

    More than words

    Now that I've tried to talk to you and make you understand
    All you have to do is close your eyes
    And just reach out your hands and touch me
    Hold me close don't ever let me go
    More than words is all I ever needed you to show
    Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me
    'Cause I'd already know

    What would you do if my heart was torn in two
    More than words to show you feel
    That your love for me is real
    What would you say if I took those words away
    Then you couldn't make things new
    Just by saying I love you

    More than words

    Writer/s: BETTENCOURT, NUNO / CHERONE, GARY F.
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    More Than Words
  • Written by Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, this song is about a guy who loves a girl and knows she loves him too, but he wants her to show it by more than just saying "I love you." He's saying that if she would show him more affection and emotion she wouldn't have to say she loves him because he would already know.

    In our interview with Nuno , he explained: "The word 'love' itself gets really diluted, so we just wanted to say, 'It's not really about saying it,' because everybody gets really worked up when somebody says that to each other. They say, 'I love you,' and everybody goes, 'Oh my God! It must be serious. It must be heavy.' It's like, 'Eh... it's easy to say that.' It's really about showing it constantly and continuously in a relationship. We knew that was the message."
  • An acoustic love ballad, this was a showcase for the sensitive side of the band, but it didn't represent their body of work. The group's self-titled debut was released in 1989 and was mostly comprised of rockers like "Play With Me." Their next album was Pornograffitti, which contained this song and also another acoustic number, "Hole Hearted," which also became a huge hit.

    The group recorded songs in a variety of styles, but rock was their mainstay. Since "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted" were so successful, many listeners assumed they were indicative of Extreme's sound, and got a shock when they bought the album or went to a show.
  • According to Nuno, he came up with most of this song sitting on a porch, alone with his guitar. It came to him very quickly, as most of his songs do (Nuno will abandon a song if it doesn't come quickly). He brought the song inside to Cherone, who hashed out lyrics as they put the song together.
  • Extreme kept it very simple on this song, with minimal production. The video reflects this as well, since they wanted the focus to be on the song. Directed by the husband-and-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the black-and-white clip shows Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone seated, performing the song in a studio setting. Dayton and Faris also directed the "Hole Hearted" video; they would go on to direct the 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine.

    Since only Bettencourt and Cherone appeared in the video, many viewers assumed Extreme was a duo - they were actually a four-piece.
  • A distinctive element in this song is the spaced-out line when Cherone sings, "Dont. Ever. Let. Me. Go..." This little breakdown stood out, especially in a song with so little instrumentation. When Cherone came up with this line, he was working off the vocal melody that Nuno Bettencourt brought to him.
  • British band BBMak covered this on their Sooner or Later album and also performed it at MTV's New Years Party in 2001. The Pop band Westlife also covered this song on their album Westlife in 1999. Their version received a positive response, especially on the iTunes store. (thanks, Ally - Scottsdale, AZ)
  • The word "Extreme" was popular in the early '90s and used to describe edgy youth culture and dangerous sports. ESPN started the "Extreme Games" in 1995, but renamed them the "X Games" the next year so they would not become dated.
  • Extreme released two more albums which contained some minor hits ("Rest in Peace" - #96 US, #13 UK; "Stop the World" - #95 US, #22 UK) before breaking up in 1996. Cherone became lead singer of Van Halen, replacing Sammy Hagar. Since his best-known songs were ballads like this one, many VH fans were puzzled by the selection. Van Halen released one album (Van Halen III) with Cherone before deciding it wasn't working out.

    Extreme re-formed in 2007 and released their fifth album, Saudades de Rock, in 2008. Bettencourt took on duties as Rihanna's touring guitarist in 2009, bringing his rock riffs to her live performances.

  • Parquet Courts - Black and Whit
    Parquet Courts - Black and White


    Parquet Courts - Black and White Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Sunbathing Animal
    Released: 2014

    Black and White Lyrics


    Black and White
  • The black-and-white video for this ominous, finger-snapping track was directed by Austin Brown and Johann Rashid and inspired by the experimental films of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

    The clip features a long walk through lead singer Andrew Savage's Brooklyn neighborhood. According to a press release, the visual is "meant to represent the depth and complexity of the personal stories which exist in a simple city stroll."

    The video ends with a shot of Savage's window, the same one that his cat sat near to sunbathe in Parquet Courts' previous visual.

  • Donovan - Mellow Yello
    Donovan - Mellow Yellow


    Donovan - Mellow Yellow Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Mellow Yellow
    Released: 1966

    Mellow Yellow Lyrics


    I'm just mad about Saffron
    Saffron's mad about me
    I'm just mad about Saffron
    She's just mad about me

    [Chorus: ]
    They call me Mellow Yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow

    I'm just mad about Fourteen
    Fourteen's mad about me
    I'm just mad about Fourteen
    She's just mad about me

    [Chorus]

    Born high, forever to fly
    Wind velocity nil
    Want to high, forever to fly
    If you want your cup our fill

    [Chorus]

    (So mellow, he's so mellow)

    Electrical banana
    Is gonna be a sudden craze
    Electrical banana
    Is bound to be the very next phase

    They call it mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow

    [Chorus]

    (Oh so mellow, oh so mellow)

    Writer/s: LEITCH, DONOVAN
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Mellow Yellow
  • In an interview with the June 18, 2011 edition of the NME, Donovan was asked what the song was actually about? He replied: "Quite a few things. Being mellow, laid-back, chilled out. 'They call me Mellow Yellow, I'm the guy who can calm you down.' Lennon and I used to look in the back of newspapers and pull out funny things and they'd end up in songs. So it's about being cool, laid-back, and also the electrical bananas that were appearing on the scene - which were ladies vibrators."
  • Donovan set out to capture the mellow vibe of the '60s with this song, adding what he called "cool, groovy phrases." These phrases were interpreted in ways he never imagined, as people came up with lots of ideas as to what the song meant. Most of these interpretations concerned drugs, but there were even rumors that the song was about abortion.
  • When this song came out in 1966, there was a widespread rumor that it was about getting high on banana skins. The idea was that you scraped the fibers off of a banana skin and cooked them over a low fire. This was supposed to release the hallucinogenic qualities. Of course, it was never true! (thanks, Victor - Boston, MA)
  • This was used in popular commercials for The Gap, and also in ads for the soda Mello Yello.

  • The Ready Set - Highe
    The Ready Set - Higher


    The Ready Set - Higher Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: The Bad & The Better
    Released: 2014

    Higher Lyrics


    This feeling can't be wrong
    Like it's so good it hurts
    I've never heard this song
    But it's like I know the words
    Woke up in a dream
    That I've had a thousand time
    I held on real tight
    Never got what I need to survive

    Don't forget what it feels like
    All the walls I caved in it and took it in
    So we can let em fall

    Climb on top and we'll get Higher
    Higher
    Get on top and take it higher

    And never wake me up
    We can watch this world
    Spin from above
    Both eyes shut tight
    Don't wake me up
    If it's in my head, that's real enough

    Now we're swinging from the stars
    We were reaching for
    Yeah we're swinging from the stars
    And never wake me up

    Can't find the way to say
    Without a thousand words
    What sparks is all it takes
    Let it free and let it burn
    And if it's a dream
    I don't want to leave again
    I'll give it all I've got
    I'll look around, take it in

    We've got it all
    So let em fall
    Let your walls fall down
    We've got it all
    So let em fall
    Let your walls fall down
    Now we're swinging from the stars
    We were reaching for
    Yeah we're swinging from the stars

    Writer/s: WITZIGREUTER, JORDAN / KIRKPATRICK, IAN / MORAN, JOSHUA
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, CYPMP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Higher
  • The second single from The Bad & The Better, the song was serviced to contemporary hit radio in the United States on May 6, 2014.
  • The song's music video finds The Ready Set's mainman Jordan Witzigreuter eating nails and feeding manicans baby food. Asked about the inspiration behind the clip during a Reddit AMA, Witzigreuter replied: "Finally having the opportunity to do something less conventionally 'pop video' style. I ended doing more 'party' videos than I would have preferred, to be honest. I started to feel like that wasn't my vibe- and I figured eating nails is what people really want to see anyway."

  • Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New Yor
    Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York


    Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Released: 1970

    The Only Living Boy In New York Lyrics


    Tom, get your plane right on time
    I know your part'll go fine
    Fly down to Mexico
    Do-n-do-d-do-n-do and here I am,
    The Only Living Boy In New York

    I get the news I need on the weather report
    I can gather all the news I need on the weather report
    Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile
    Do-n-doh-d-doh-n-doh and here I am
    The only living boy in New York

    Half of the time we're gone
    But we don't know where,
    And we don't know where

    Half of the time we're gone
    But we don't know where,
    And we don't know where

    Tom, get your plane right on time
    I know you've been eager to fly now
    Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine now
    Do-n-do-d-do-n-do
    Like it shines on me
    The only living boy in New York,
    The only living boy in New York

    Writer/s: SIMON, PAUL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    The Only Living Boy In New York
  • Paul Simon wrote this song about his partner Art Garfunkel going to Mexico to act in a movie called Catch-22. Art was missing a lot of recording dates while trying to kick off his acting career, and Paul was hinting at a breakup. The duo did indeed split up after the album was released.
  • Regarding the lyrics, "Tom get your plane right on time. I know that your eager to fly now," before the folk duo became famous, they were known as Tom and Jerry. Tom was Art's stage name, so this line symbolizes their increasing need for musical and personal freedom.
  • In a 1990 interview with SongTalk magazine, Simon said: "I liked the 'aaahhhs,' the voices singing 'aaah.' That was the best I think that we ever did it. It was quite a lot of voices we put on, maybe twelve or fifteen voices. We sang it in the echo-chamber."
  • Simon & Garfunkel split up after this album was released. Paul recorded as a solo artist, and Art pursued an acting career.
  • This was used in the 2004 movie Garden State. Zach Braff, who wrote and directed the movie, thought the song worked perfectly to convey the loneliness of a character. Simon & Garfunkel rarely license the song, but they let Braff use it for a greatly reduced fee after seeing the scene. (thanks, Denise - Santa Clarita, CA)
  • The session musician Joe Osborn played an 8-string bass on this track, which the album's producer Roy Halee said was the featured musical element of the song. Years later, when Osborn tried to relearn his part to demonstrate it, he realized it was very difficult to reproduce live, as Halee spliced together various takes for the recording.

  • Tori Amos - Wedding Da
    Tori Amos - Wedding Day


    Tori Amos - Wedding Day Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Unrepentant Geraldines
    Released: 2014

    Wedding Day Lyrics


    The deafening sound of silence
    Silence the siren between us

    Now I drink back the past
    Back to our Wedding Day
    We'd hang onto every
    Word the other would say

    Blanket on bluebell knoll
    Under a starry night holding us close
    As Jupiter winked at the earth
    On that our wedding day

    I run back to your arms again
    Back there safe in your arms again

    Your thoughts safely were shared
    My secrets to you I gave
    I swore angels were born
    You said heaven can be made

    Above us on bluebell knoll
    The laughing seven maids chased by the bull
    As Virgo she danced through the dawn
    On that our wedding day

    I run back to your arms again
    Back there safe in your arms again

    The deafening sound of silence
    Silence the siren between us

    I run back to your arms again
    Back there safe in your arms again

    I run back to your arms again
    Now I take off the mask
    That hides all this from your gaze
    As you sleep I pretend you dream
    Of our wedding day

    Writer/s: MYRA ELLEN TORI AMOS
    Publisher: SWORD AND STONE PUBLISHING CO.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Wedding Day
  • This Celtic tune on how love morphs with time was inspired by Amos' marriage to English sound engineer Mark Hawley whom she wed on February 22, 1998. She told Radio.com : "Well, first of all, my husband is a muse for me. Mark, he's very quiet. He's British, rides a motorcycle, supports Arsenal, and the last thing I think he ever thought would be happening to him is that some woman would be talking about him, globally. It's just the worst nightmare for him. And yet, he's one of the sound engineers and hears it getting recorded."

    "When I'm singing these songs, I'm singing to him," Amos added. "He's the first one to hear them. It's a strange relationship, that we work together and he's hearing these things, and they're about him. He's my boyfriend, he's the love of my life, and yet – as you know – to have a marriage for sixteen years, we've been together almost twenty years, you're going to experience all kinds of things. And if you love each other enough, you work through it. For many people, their wedding day happens before they've walked that dark road. Whether it's illness, or the death of a parent, or a miscarriage, or career changes. These 'little earthquakes' that happen. That song was about a marriage being tested. But they do ok (smiles)."

  • Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could
    Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could)


    Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could) Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Released: 1970

    El Condor Pasa (If I Could) Lyrics


    I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail
    Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
    I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
    Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

    Away, I'd rather sail away
    Like a swan that's here and gone
    A man gets tied up to the ground
    He gives the world its saddest sound
    Its saddest sound

    I'd rather be a forest than a street
    Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
    I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet
    Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

    Writer/s: JORGE MILCHBERG, DANIEL ALOMIA ROBLES, PAUL SIMON, DANIEL ROBLES
    Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  • This song started out as an Andean folk melody that Paul Simon came across in 1969 when he played a week-long engagement at a theater in Paris along with the South American group Los Incas, who played an instrumental version of the song called "Paso Del Condor." Said Simon: "I used to hang around every night to hear them play that. I loved it and I would play it all the time, and then I thought, Let's put words to it."
  • The Peruvian songwriter Daniel Robles recorded this song in 1913, and copyrighted it in the United States in 1933 during his travels in America. When Simon recorded it with his added lyrics, he thought it was a traditional song, as that's what Los Incas told him. When Robles' son filed a lawsuit, Simon had to give Robles a composer credit on the song, with his estate getting those royalties.

    In discussing the song, Simon always talks about it as being based on a traditional Peruvian song, and we've never heard him mention Robles. This wasn't the first time Simon got tangled over songwriting credits on traditional melodies: Simon & Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair / Canticle was based on a folk song, but his arrangement came from a singer named Martin Carthy. Simon was always clear on his influences, but legal misunderstandings were a problem in these cases.
  • Los Incas, who were the group that introduced Simon to the song, provided the instrumentation when they recorded it in Paris with Simon. Their leader, Jorge Milchberg, played a charango, which is an Andean string instrument made from the shell of an armadillo. Simon played acoustic guitar, and other members of Los Incas played flutes and percussion. When Simon brought the track to America, he added his lyrics. This was one of the easier songs to record for the Bridge Over Troubled Water album, since the backing track was already mixed together - it was just a matter of adding the vocals.
  • The title translates to English as "The Condor Passes." The lyrics Robles wrote to the song in 1913 are about returning home to his native Peru.
  • Los Incas leader Jorge Milchberg got a composer credit on this song along with Simon and Robles. Milchberg later became the head of the group Urubamba and remained friends with Simon, who toured with them and produced their first American album. (thanks, Kristy - La Porte City, IA)
  • The Wainwright Sisters covered this for their 2015 Songs in the Dark album. Lucy Wainwright Roche explained to The Sun: "I chose 'El Condor Pasa' because it was one of the first songs I ever learned to play on it guitar and it has a childlike quality to it, but it also has a darkness and sadness that fit in well with the album."

  • Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beave
    Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver


    Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Tales From The Punchbowl
    Released: 1995

    Wynona's Big Brown Beaver Lyrics


    Wynona's got herself a big brown beaver and she shows it off to all her friends.
    One day, you know, that beaver tried to leave her, so she caged him up with cyclone fence.
    Along came Lou with the old baboon and said "I recognize that smell,Smells like seven layers,That beaver eatin' Taco Bell!".

    "Now Rex he was a Texan out of New Orleans and he travelled with the carnival shows.
    He ran bumper cars, sucked cheap cigars and he candied up his nose.
    He got wind of the big brown beaver So he thought he'd take himself a peek,but the beaver was quick and he grabbed him by the kiwis,
    and he ain't pissed for a week.(And a half!)

    Wynona took her big brown beaver and she stuck him up in the air, said "I sure do love this big brown beaver and I wish I did have a pair.
    Now the beaver once slept for seven days And it gave us all an awful fright,
    So I tickled his chin and I gave him a pinch and the bastard tried to bite me. Wynona loved her big brown beaverAnd she stroked him all the time.
    She pricked her finger one day and it occurred to her she might have a porcupine.

    Writer/s: CLAYPOOL, LES / LALONDE, REID L. III / ALEXANDER, TIMOTHY W.
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
  • Nice beaver.
    Thank you. I just had it stuffed.

    This exchange is from the 1988 movie The Naked Gun, where Leslie Nielsen is admiring Priscilla Presley's taxidermied beaver.

    Primus used a similar gag seven years later in this story about a woman and the adventures of her pet beaver. In our interview with the band's frontman Les Claypool , he explained that the story was inspired by a fishing trip. "I was fly fishing with a friend of mine up in Lassen County (California), and the sun was going down and we were heading back to the car," he said. "He was off in one direction, and I went off in another direction. I come around this corner and I step into the creek. And just as I spied this thing, it spied me. It was this big, furry mass coming my way. It flipped and popped its tail and scared the s--t out of me, and I scared the s--t out of it.

    It was this giant beaver. I mean, it was huge.

    So it kind of got in my head. This big brown beaver, big brown beaver. Okay. Well, how can I make a song out of that? And then it became, 'Wynona's got herself a big brown beaver.' And from there it just built into this little mythological character that obviously had a little double entendre to it."
  • Primus has never had a Hot 100 hit, but this is one of their most popular songs, making #12 on the Alternative chart and #23 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The band had much more modest ambitions for the song when they conceived it, at first considering it one of the filler pieces the band sometimes puts between their proper songs for comic relief.

    "It just happened that I had this bass part with all these triplets in it and it kind of fit real well with those lyrics," Les Claypool told us. "So when we did Punchbowl, we put the two together and that became the 'Wynona's Big Brown Beaver' that everybody came to know."
  • The video was quite a production. Shot at a time when record companies were willing to shell out big bucks for videos (which MTV still played), this one featured the band in foam rubber suits dressed like cartoon cowboys. The film was shot 25% slower than normal (18 frames-per-second instead of 24), to create a sped-up, jerky look to match the cartoon theme when it was played back. This meant that the band had to mime to the song at a slower speed, so the song was played 25% slower so they could match their movements.
  • Les Claypool's sideband Duo de Twang recorded this song on their 2014 debut album Four Foot Shack. This version was similar to the original vision of the song, which was more stripped-down.
  • Due to the name, there was confusion over whether this song was written about actress Winona Ryder, which Les Claypool denied in interviews. In response, Ryder's then-boyfriend, Soul Asylum singer Dave Pirner took offense and renamed one of his songs "Les Claypool's A Big F--king Asshole" in concert. (thanks, Lucas - Los Angeles, California)

  • Jay-Z - '03 Bonnie And Clyd
    Jay-Z - '03 Bonnie And Clyde


    Jay-Z - '03 Bonnie And Clyde Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse
    Released: 2002

    '03 Bonnie And Clyde Lyrics


    Look for me, Young, B
    Cruisin' down the west-side, highway
    Doing what we like to do, our way
    Eyes behind shades, this necklace the reason
    All of my dates been blind dates
    But today I got my thoroughest girl wit' me
    I'm mashin' the gas, she's grabbin' the wheel; it's true to the heart
    She rides with me--the new Bobby and Whitney
    Only time we don't speak is during "Sex and the City"
    She gets Carrie fever, but soon as the show is over
    She's right back to being my soldier
    'Cause mami's a rider and I'm a roller
    Put us together--how they gon' stop both us?
    Whatever she lacks, I'm right over her shoulder
    When I'm off track, mami is keepin' me focused
    So let's lock this down like it's supposed to be
    The '03 Bonnie And Clyde, Hov' and B

    [Chorus]
    All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend
    Down to ride till the very end it's me and my boyfriend
    All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend
    Down to ride till the very end it's me and my boyfriend

    The problem is you dudes treat the one that you lovin'
    With the same respect that you treat the one that you humpin'
    Dat ain't 'bout nothin
    If ever you mad about somethin', it won't be that, oh no, it won't be that
    I don't be at places where we comfy at
    With no be-atch; oh no, you won't see that
    And, no, I ain't perfect; nobody walkin' this earth's surface is
    But, girlfriend, work with the kid
    I keep you workin' at Hermes, Birkin' bag
    Manolo Blahnik, Timbs, aviator lens
    600 drops, Mercedes Benz
    The only time you wear Burberry to swim
    And I don't have to worry--only worry is him
    She'd do anything necessary for him
    And I'd do anything necessary for her
    So don't let the necessary occur, yup

    [Chorus]

    (Talk to 'em, B)
    If I was your girlfriend
    I'll be there for you if somebody hurts you
    Even if the somebody was me
    (Break it down for 'em, B)
    Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be
    And so I put this on my life
    Nobody or nothing will ever come between us
    And I promise I'll give my life
    My love and my trust if you was my boyfriend
    Put this on my life
    The air that I breathe in, all that I believe in
    I promise I'll give my life
    My love and my trust if you was my boyfriend

    [Chorus]

    Writer/s: NELSON, PRINCE ROGERS / WRICE, TYRONE J. / ROUSE, RICKY / SHAKUR, TUPAC AMARU / HARPER, MARVIN DARRELL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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    '03 Bonnie And Clyde
  • This is based on a 1996 song by Tupac called "Me And My Girlfriend." Some lyrics in the chorus came from Mariah Carey's 1999 song "How Much," which was also based on Tupac's "Me And My Girlfriend." (thanks, Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR)
  • Bonnie and Clyde were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. They went on a crime spree in 1932, committing several robberies and killing an estimated 13 people along the way. After a famous manhunt, they were killed by police in 1934. Their story was made into a movie in 1967 starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The film glorified their story and created the image of Bonnie and Clyde as a romantic couple rebelling from authority.
  • Beyoncé sings on this with Jay-Z - it was their first collaboration. She was the most prominent member of the group Destiny's Child, and was getting ready for a solo album after a prominent role in the movie Austin Powers in Goldmember. Kelly Rowland, her bandmate in Destiny's Child, had a huge hit when she teamed up with Nelly for the song "Dilemma." Joining an established rap star was a great way to launch a solo career at the time, as the airways were flooded with hits featuring a male rapper doing the verses and a female singer coming in for the hook. Most of these involved either Ja Rule or Ashanti.
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z were a real couple at the time, although they kept coy about their relationship. Over the next few years, they were seen in public more and more, and it became apparent that they were an item. This song marks the first clues that they are dating, as Jay declares them "the new Bobby and Whitney" (referring to the happier times of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston's love affair) and raps, "Only time we don't speak is during Sex and the City."
  • Most of the video was filmed in Tijuana using a real Mexican police force.
  • Some of Beyoncé's lyrics were taken from the Prince song "If I Was Your Girlfriend."

  • Birdy - Not About Angel
    Birdy - Not About Angels


    Birdy - Not About Angels Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: The Fault in Our Stars
    Released: 2014

    Not About Angels Lyrics


    We know full well there's just time
    So is it wrong to toss this line?
    If your heart was full of love
    Could you give it up?

    'Cause what about, what about angels?
    They will come, they will go, make us special

    Don't give me up
    Don't give
    Me up

    How unfair, it's just our love
    Found something real that's out of touch
    But if you'd searched the whole wide world
    Would you dare to let it go?

    'Cause what about, what about angels?
    They will come, they will go, make us special

    Don't give me up
    Don't give
    Me up

    'Cause what about, what about angels?
    They will come, they will go, make us special

    It's not about Not About Angels, angels

    Writer/s: JASMINE LUCILLA ELISABETH VAN DEN BOGAERDE
    Publisher: FOX MUSIC, INC.
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    Not About Angels
  • This is one of three songs recorded by Birdy for The Fault in Our Stars movie soundtrack. She explained to The Idolator that this track was completely inspired by the film's storyline. "'Not About Angels' was really about how Hazel, the main character, feels like she's like a grenade," she said, "but her realizing that if you have something so true and beautiful, it should be cherished, so, for me, that was really inspiring."

  • Neil Young - Long May You Ru
    Neil Young - Long May You Run


    Neil Young - Long May You Run Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Decade
    Released: 1976

    Long May You Run Lyrics


    Long May You Run
  • Neil's beloved Pontiac hearse, "Mort" (a.k.a. "Mortimer Hearseburg"), was the inspiration for this song. Neil drove "Mort" from Toronto to Los Angeles, where he met Stephen Stills and formed Buffalo Springfield.

    Neil was in Canada driving to Sudbury when 'Mort' broke down in Blind River, June 1965. (Which is contradictory to the lyrics; "well it was back in Blind River, in 1962, when I last saw you alive").
  • In 1976, Stephen Stills and Neil Young formed The Stills-Young Band and released an album called Long May You Run, which turned out to be somewhat ironic when the collaboration quickly stalled.

    Stills and Young wrote separately for the album, which Stephen contributing four songs, and Young adding five, including the title track.

    Stills is a longtime collaborator of Neil's, having worked with him first in Buffalo Springfield and then in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. However, they had a falling out only nine days into the Long May You Run tour. Young decided to abandon the project, leaving Stills with a mere telegram to explain his departure. It read: "Dear Stephen, funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach. Neil."
  • In addition to Young's compilation album Decade this also appears on his 1993 album Unplugged. (thanks, Paulus - Tasmania, Australia, for all above)
  • The last ever Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on Friday January 22, 2010 finished in style when O'Brien's final musical guest, Neil Young, performed this song in what appeared to be a poke at NBC. O'Brien had been asked to move his slot to 12:05 a.m., and the TV host refused to move his show to such a late hour, and instead negotiated a $45 million exit deal.
  • Neil Young performed this song at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games to a rousing ovation of Canadian audience members. (thanks, Chris - Red Deer, Alberta, Canada)

  • Chrissie Hynde - Down The Wrong Wa
    Chrissie Hynde - Down The Wrong Way


    Chrissie Hynde - Down The Wrong Way Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Stockholm
    Released: 2014

    Down The Wrong Way Lyrics


    I have become what I criticize, oh, oh, oh
    The porn queen in my deck of lies, oh, oh, oh
    Where was you?
    In a caravan next to a Phantom ride
    You’re left here with nothing, but something to hide.

    I am back o Gasoline Alley
    Where the smoke looks like a misty valley
    And those dotted hills where pills come Down The Wrong Way.

    And you can serve yourself a king and your kingdom, too

    Oh, oh, oh,
    I was the man and the woman, and the who knows who
    The good news,
    That made her an offer that she can’t refuse
    The truth I have nothing to lose.

    I am back o Gasoline Alley
    Where the smoke looks like a misty valley
    And those dotted hills where pills come down the wrong way

    You could say,
    I did it the only way, your own way
    But life goes on and it’s another day!

    I am back o Gasoline Alley
    Where the smoke looks like a misty valley
    And those dotted hills where pills come down the wrong way
    I am back o Gasoline Alley
    Where the smoke looks like a misty valley
    And those dotted hills where pills come down the wrong way

    Writer/s: HYNDE, CHRISTINE / YTTLING, BJORN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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    Down The Wrong Way
  • This song features a guitar cameo from Hynde's friend Neil Young. His contribution was recorded in London in the summer of 2013 when Young was in town playing the O2 with Crazy Horse.
  • Hynde told Mojo magazine that she is a longtime fan of Young. "He listened to it a couple of times and played it and left and we were all fighting for the plectrum that he left on the desk," she said. "Which I got. A fair cop. I was the first one to reach it."

  • The English Beat - Tears of a Clow
    The English Beat - Tears of a Clown


    The English Beat - Tears of a Clown Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: What is Beat?
    Released: 1979

    Tears of a Clown Lyrics


    Say oh yeah baby baby
    Now if there's a smile on my face
    It's only there tryin' to fool the public
    But when it comes down to foolin' you
    Well, now honey that's quite a different subject

    So don't let my glad expression
    Give you the wrong impression
    'Cause really I'm sad (so sad sad)
    Oh I'm sadder than sad (so sad sad)
    Look I'm hurt and I want you so bad (so sad sad)
    Like a clown I appear to be glad

    Ooh yeah
    There's some sad things known to man
    But ain't too much sadder than
    The Tears of a Clown
    When there's no one around

    Say oh yeah baby baby baby
    Oh yeah baby baby baby

    Now if I appear to be carefree
    It's only to camouflage my sadness
    And honey to shield my pride I try
    To cover this hurt with a show of gladness
    So don't let my show convince you
    That I've been happy since you decided to go
    Oh I need you so
    Look I'm hurt and I want you to know
    Just for others I put on a show

    Ooh yeah
    There's some sad things known to man
    But ain't too much sadder than
    The tears of a clown
    When there's no one around
    So just like Pagliacci did
    I'm gonna keep my surface hid
    Hiding in my room I try
    But in this lonely room I cry
    The tears of a clown
    When there's no one around

    Now if there's a smile on my face
    Don't let my glad expression
    Give you the wrong impression
    Don't let this smile I wear
    Make you feel that I don't care
    The tears of a clown (tears of a clown)
    The tears of a clown (tears of a clown, tears of a clown)
    I'm going down de town
    I'm going downtown
    Tears of a clown

    Writer/s: WONDER, STEVIE/ROBINSON, SMOKEY/COSBY, HENRY
    Publisher: EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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    Tears of a Clown
  • The citizens of Britain are to thank for the success of the song "The Tears of a Clown," which was first recorded by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles in 1967 but not released as a single until 1970, when it was issued in the UK and went to #1. It was subsequently issued in America, topping the chart there a few months later. In 1976, the song was re-released in the UK, this time going to #34. A favorite of The Beat (as they're known in their homeland), the group took the song back to the UK charts with their 1979 cover. This version was released as "Tears of a Clown," omitting the the in the original title.
  • This was the first single recorded and released by The English Beat, a group that would soon be instrumental in the UK Ska revival movement, borrowing its sounds from early '60s Jamaican music. Dave Wakeling, who was a guitarist and singer in the band, told us how they came to record this song: "When we first started rehearsing the songs, the drummer (Everett Morton) thought our songs were a bit weird. We had rehearsed the songs, and it would go okay for a minute, and then we would all veer off on our own little tangents and we'd lose the groove on it again. And so Everett said, 'Why don't we find a song that we all know and learn that one by ourselves, come back next Tuesday, and we'll play that song and get a groove with that one. And then we'll go back and play one of your weird songs, like that mirror thing.' And so that's what we did, we'd play 'Tears Of A Clown,' then we'd play 'Mirror in the Bathroom,' then we'd play 'Tears Of A Clown.' We'd play 'Twist And Crawl,' and we'd play 'Tears Of A Clown,' 'Big Shot,' 'Tears Of A Clown,' 'Click Click,' 'Tears Of A Clown.' And by the time we got five or six songs together that would hold together, David Steele, the bass player, said, 'Let's do a show. We should do a concert.' We're like, 'We've only got six songs.' He said, 'Yes, but one concert is worth a thousand rehearsals.' Because you can sit around and be pretentious in rehearsals as long as you like. So we started doing shows, and in order to have seven songs instead of six, we put 'Tears Of A Clown' in the set. We'd practiced that song more than any of the others, it turned out. Because it was our magnet, our training model for all the other tunes.

    We took all and any sort of gigs, some were punk gigs, some were reggae gigs, some were working men's clubs, some were pubs that were trying to get some business going midweek, we'd take anything. And sometimes the punky songs went well, sometimes the reggae songs went well, and sometimes neither of them would go down well, but everywhere we went, every time, 'Tears Of A Clown' always went down fantastic. So Jerry Dammers came to us, told us about 2-Tone and came and saw the band. He said, 'Would you like to do a single for 2-Tone,' and we said yes, we'd love to, thanks. And he said, 'We really liked that 'Mirror In The Bathroom' song.' And we said, 'That's probably our best song. Yeah, that would be a good one.' Then he came back a week or so later and he said, 'Oh, Chrysalis says you can do 'Mirror In The Bathroom,' they like it, but they would own the rights to it for five years.' We're like, 'No.' I said, 'You know, that's our best tune. We'd want it on our album. But so long as we can bring it out on our album, that would be fine, you can have it as a single.' So he went off again and he came back and he said, 'No, Chrysalis said if it's the single it can't be on your first album.' So we said, 'Well, tell them to f--k themselves.' and we said, 'We'll do 'Tears Of A Clown' then.' Because that always goes down great. And you can tell the fellows at Chrysalis they can argue with Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson about whose song it is. And so we just insisted, and as luck would have it, our song came out in October, and by December 6 it was #6 in the charts, and it was the runaway dance party hit of the Christmas of '79. It was on every jukebox and every turntable for every Christmas party. So I think it probably worked out really well, because I don't know if 'Mirror In The Bathroom' would have been that cheery as a Christmas single." (Read the full Dave Wakeling interview.)
  • The 2-Tone label was started by The Specials, another prominent band in the Ska movement, and Jerry Dammers was The Specials keyboard player. The song was not included on an album until the 1983 greatest hits collection What is Beat?.
  • In the US, this was never released as a single.

  • Colbie Caillat - Tr
    Colbie Caillat - Try


    Colbie Caillat - Try Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Gypsy Heart Side A
    Released: 2014

    Try Lyrics


    Put your make-up on
    Get your nails done
    Curl your hair
    Run the extra mile
    Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

    Get your sexy on
    Don't be shy, girl
    Take it off
    This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
    Do you like you?

    You don't have to Try so hard
    You don't have to, give it all away
    You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
    You don't have to change a single thing

    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try
    You don't have to try

    Mm, mm

    Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards
    You don't have to choose, buy it all, so they like you
    Do they like you?

    Wait a second,
    Why, should you care, what they think of you
    When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
    Do you like you?

    You don't have to try so hard
    You don't have to, give it all away
    You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
    You don't have to change a single thing

    You don't have to try so hard
    You don't have to bend until you break
    You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
    You don't have to change a single thing

    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try

    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try
    You don't have to try

    Mm, mm

    You don't have to try so hard
    You don't have to, give it all away
    You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
    You don't have to change a single thing

    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try, try, try, try
    You don't have to try
    You don't have to try

    Take your make-up off
    Let your hair down
    Take a breath
    Look into the mirror, at yourself
    Don't you like you?
    'Cause I like you

    Writer/s: DIXON, ANTONIO / EDMONDS, KENNETH / REEVES, JASON / CAILLAT, COLBIE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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    Try
  • Colbie Caillat wrote this empowering piano ballad with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. It was one of several songs that Caillat recorded several songs with the R&B legend for her album. "He's one of my favorite producers," she told USA Today. "He can make any style production he wants. He's done Boyz II Men and all these R&B records, then he has worked with Barbra Streisand and Ariana Grande. Now, he's working with me."
  • The song contains a message of self-love aimed at females. "It's exhausting being a woman," Caillat told Billboard magazine. "This song is not to say that we should never wear makeup, but to say that, sometimes, it's okay not to."
  • Caillat explained the song's meaning to Radio.com "['Try'] is about how us women feel like we need to change ourselves in so many different ways for people to accept us and like us," she said. "As much as we all hate that we allow that to happen, we still do it. Every day we wake up and change the way we look just so that we feel better about ourselves. Me and Kenny [Babyface] and Jason [Reeves] , we were talking about that. We wanted a song that was honest and vulnerable."
  • The lyric video features female celebrities like Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Sara Bareilles, Christina Perri, Hayden Panettiere appearing without makeup, to help prove Caillat's point. "I have a couple celebrity friends that would be more impactful for everyday people to see what we look like normally," said the singer.
  • Caillat wrote the track about herself and is pleased so many others have responded to it. "It's this song I've had in my head my entire life about personal insecurities, imperfections, self-confidence issue," she told Billboard magazine. "I thought I was the only person who felt that way and now I release this song that so many people around the world are relating too, so many different age ranges, men and women. It makes me feel great that I'm not the only one in this situation. For them, hearing a song that speaks to them about something they've gone through, it connects us."
  • The song's music video shows a number of women, including Caillat herself, gradually removing their makeup, wigs, and fake eyelashes and letting their natural beauty shine. Caillat said: "We shot the video in reverse, we started bare, and by the end we finished with the full hair and makeup, and then reversed the film for the finished product. All of the women were amazing."

    "My favorite was the woman who has no hair," she added. "I first saw her completely bald, no makeup, with a huge smile, she was just so happy and confident. She was so beautiful to me. And then we kept getting more hair and makeup on, and the next scene I saw where she's in full make-up and wig, I was like, Who is this woman? She was not the same person. She still looked beautiful but it wasn't the same beauty that I saw when she was liberated, showing who she really was."

  • The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroo
    The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom


    The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: I Just Can't Stop It
    Released: 1980

    Mirror in the Bathroom Lyrics


    Mirror in the Bathroom
    Please talk free
    The door is locked
    Just you and me
    Can I take you to a restaurant
    That's got glass tables
    You can watch yourself
    While you are eating

    Mirror in the bathroom
    I just can't stop it
    Every Saturday you see me
    Window shopping
    Find no interest in the
    Racks and shelves
    Just a thousand reflections
    Of my own sweet self, self, self

    Mirror in the bathroom
    You're my mirror in the bathroom
    You're my mirror in the bathroom
    You're my mirror in the bathroom

    Mirror in the bathroom
    Recompense
    For all my crimes
    Of self defense
    Cures you wiser
    Make no sense
    Drift gently into
    Mental illness

    Mirror in the bathroom
    Please talk free
    The door is locked
    Just you and me
    Can I take you to a restaurant
    That's got glass tables
    You can watch yourself
    While you are eating

    Mirror in the bathroom
    Mirror in the bathroom
    Mirror in the bathroom
    Mirror in the bathroom
    Mirror in the bathroom
    Mirror in the bathroom

    Writer/s: Cox, Andrew / Charlery, Roger / Morton, Everett / Steele, David / Wakeling, David Frederick
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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    Mirror in the Bathroom
  • This was written by The English Beat singer and guitarist Dave Wakeling. He told us the story of the song: "I was working in construction at the time, and it was the winter. I had forgotten to hang my jeans up to dry overnight, so when I got into the bathroom to shower up, I noticed my jeans were still on the floor, soaking wet, covered in sand. So I hung them up thinking well, it's probably best to have them steaming hot and wet. I went to shave, and it was snowing, and I really, really didn't want to go. So I started talking to myself in the mirror as I was shaving up. And it was weird, because I looked deeper in the mirror, and I could see the little caption on the door behind, and I said to myself, Look, David, there's just me and you in here. The door's locked. We don't have to go to work. Of course we did. Got on the motorbike, and I just started pondering as I skated my way to the construction site on this motorbike. And that's how it started. It was thinking about how self-involvement turns into narcissism and how narcissism turns into isolation, and then how isolation turns into self-involvement again, and how what a vicious cycle that can become. So then I just started thinking about different situations where people would ostensibly look like they were doing something, but in fact they were checking their own reflection out. And you'd see it perhaps on Saturday afternoon with people window shopping, half the time they're actually just looking at their own reflection. Then this restaurant opened, and it was a big deal at the time because it had glass tables, and I was like, oh, you can watch yourself."
  • This song is often misinterpreted to be about cocaine, which is often consumed on mirrors brought into bathrooms. The song actually has nothing to do with drugs, as Wakeling explains: "In America in the early '80s, everybody gave me knowing winks and said, 'Oh, I know what that one's about, then, Dave.' And it wasn't that mirror in the bathroom at all, it was the one on the wall, and not the one on your knee. And oddly, songs can become sort of strangely prophetic, though. But certainly at the time of writing, nobody had any money or any access to cocaine... until after the song was out."
  • Unlike artists like Bruce Springsteen who never had a job that wasn't related to music, Wakeling did lots of real work before becoming a full time musician. He liked working construction because it was a "neck-down" job, enabling him to devote his mind to concerns like songwriting.
  • The same mirror played a part in another track on I Just Can't Stop It. Says Wakeling: "In the song 'Best Friend,' I'm actually singing it to myself in the same mirror that 'Mirror In The Bathroom' was written in. It was actually my sister's bathroom in Birmingham. But I kept that mirror for a long time, eventually lost it."
  • The English Beat's record label wanted to release this as their first single - and keep the publishing rights for 5 years. Not a good arrangement for the band, as Wakeling explains: "We said, 'We'll do 'Tears Of A Clown' then.' Because that always goes down great. And you can tell the fellows at Chrysalis they can argue with Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson about whose song it is. And so we just insisted, and as luck would have it, our song came out in October, and by December 6 it was #6 in the charts, and it was the runaway dance party hit of the Christmas of '79. It was on every jukebox and every turntable for every Christmas party. So I think it probably worked out really well, because I don't know if 'Mirror In The Bathroom' would have been that cheery as a Christmas single. A British song about isolation and narcissism that will morph into a song about cocaine in the bathroom, you know?" (Read the full Dave Wakeling interview.)
  • This was one of the first big singles of the early '80s UK Ska revival. This genré borrowed heavily from the Reggae rhythms of Jamaica. The premier band in the movement was The Specials, and this song lifted The English Beat to that same level.
  • This sounds nothing like the group's later MTV hits in the US. The raw Ska influence of the band is much more evident here than on their later singles.
  • This was the first digitally-recorded single released in the UK. (thanks, Derek - Manchester, England)

  • Jennifer Lopez - Emotion
    Jennifer Lopez - Emotions


    Jennifer Lopez - Emotions Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: A.K.A.
    Released: 2014

    Emotions Lyrics


    Someone took my Emotions,
    Don't forgive me, I didn't ask
    Someone took my emotions,
    I feel good, 'cause I don't feel bad

    You say that you gon' take my heart babe
    But I don't believe in fairytale
    It's the same old thing, not a damn thing changed
    You're playing games, playing games
    Now I'm taking names, taking names now
    And I don't play no more, baby, this is game over

    Broke your heart so you could feel it
    Think we're gonna think we're really through
    Me and you
    Tears fall down, feels like it's raining
    Somewhere walkin' feel the pain in you
    Only you (someone took)

    Someone took my emotions,
    Don't forgive me, I didn't ask
    Someone took my emotions,
    I feel good, 'cause I don't feel bad

    I've tried to give you all my time babe
    But they never meant a thing to you
    So don't you call my name, all my info changed
    It's such a shame, what a shame
    Now I'm breaking chains, breaking chains oh
    And I don't play no more, baby this is game over

    Broke your heart so you could feel it
    Think we're gonna think we're really through
    Me and you (this is)
    Tears fall down, feels like it's raining
    Somewhere walkin' feel the pain in you
    Only you (someone took)

    Someone took my emotions,
    Don't forgive me, I didn't ask
    Someone took my emotions,
    I feel good, 'cause I don't feel bad

    All I ever wanted was your time
    Right now I
    Don't even have the patience
    I'm tired of waiting for you
    I just wanna let go
    You tryin' to change me mind
    But the answer's still no
    Who are you
    You don't mean nothing
    You ain't worth nothing
    When I tell you something
    You don't learn from it
    I got my bags at the door, Passport to go
    When I leave, you gon' come running
    You did it yeah
    I got no feelings left
    I'm so numb, you're so dumb
    It's over, it's over

    Someone took my emotions
    Someone took my emotions

    Everything, everything I do
    Ah
    Everything, everything I do

    Writer/s: KREVIAZUK, CHANTAL / LOPEZ, JENNIFER / JOSEPH, SHAMA / BROWN, CHRIS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Emotions
  • This piano-driven ballad finds a vulnerable Lopez singing of her anguish over trickling keys:

    Someone took my emotions…
    I tried to give you all my love but that never meant a thing to you


    The song was co-written by Chris Brown. "Chris fu--ed with it after [hearing] the hook," Lopez said during A.K.A's listening party.
  • This is one of several songs on A.K.A. that are personal to Lopez. "I have a song called 'First Love,' I have a song called 'Emotions,' I have song called 'Let It Be Me' — all very personal," she told Pop Crush . "They're very personal songs in different things about my life and how I feel about love or different moments."

    "You know, everything's a moment or an emotion that you have, a day you feel a certain way, and you kind of put that into a song or you relate to it in a way that you know people are gonna understand — like, 'Yeah, I've felt that way,'" Lopez added. "It feels like it's something that I would say. I think this album, of any album, is really owning all of who I am musically and emotionally."

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