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meaning of the expression "I have dreamed you something" [closed]

The expression is from the Rolling Stones' song Wild Horses. I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie What does it mean? Would it be "I dreamed FOR you a sin and a lie"? As if the speaker made ...
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why would someone plan to treat themself before throw off a tower?

I'm still puzzled by Gilbert O'Sullivan alone again lyrics, the part he says: If I'm not feeling any less sour I promised myself to treat myself And visit a nearby tower And climbing to the top Will ...
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"All outta angst" : derived from angst or free from angst?

A band NOFX has a song named "All Outta Angst". In my understanding, "outta" (out of) has several usages, including: "derived from" and "free from". All these ...
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Is "What if I told you I'm a mastermind" grammatically correct? [closed]

I think the sentence should be "What if I told you I WAS a mastermind?",but this line is from Mastermind written by Taylor Swift. So I'm not so sure about it.
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"Party Rock Anthem" expressions meaning? [closed]

I'm trying to understand some expressions of LMFAO' "Party Rock Anthem". Firstly what does rock mean in the title? Next, what is the meaning of the highlighted ({}) expressions/words below ...
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is "if I had been" correct in this case?

in The Beatles's when I'm 64 lyric, teh line tha says: If I'd been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door? how come The contraction "I'd" is short for "I had" in this ...
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Is it "When the wicked" or "devil a wicked" in "Rivers of Babylon: Boney M"?

I am studying English with the song "Rivers of Babylon: Boney M". I can't hear well the "When the wicked" part. It sounds like "devil a wicked" to me, but the text is &...
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What's the meaning of "Mek" from the Gentleman "Red town" song? [closed]

The chorus is Come mek we go paint the town red White sand, cool breeze and sunset The destination is freedom from stress That’s the getaway, hmm-mmm Full lyrics can be found on Muztext. I found it ...
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Three questions on "In full glory reflected now shines in the stream"

2nd stanza of "The Star-Spangled Banner": On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er ...
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"You can't find a shorty to troop your bid with you; hit with a two to four is difficult."

The rap group "Mobb Deep" from New York City — the song "Survival of the Fittest" (1995): I live a world where squads hit the block hard Ask my man Twin when he got bagged That ...
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definition of a "right makes a wrong"?

Sir Paul Maccartney's Drangfly lyric has a passage like: "How did two rights make a wrong?" source: "https://genius.com/Paul-mccartney-and-wings-little-lamb-dragonfly-lyrics" wha ...
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What does "go on" mean in: “I know you go on”?

My Heart Will Go On Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you That is how I know you go on Far across the distance And spaces between us You have come to show you go on Near, far, wherever you ...
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What do 'compromise' and 'realize' mean in this context?

What do 'compromise' and 'realize' mean in these lyrics of "Things You've Never Done" by Passenger? You were so proud, She'd call you so loud, But you'd never know. Now that you're wiser, ...
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Is 'so young' an adverb or an adjective in this lyrics 'dying so young'?

I'm listening to a Japanese Anisong's English ver. Eiyu Fate's Song (original title: 英雄 運命の詩) by EGOIST. There is a part of lyrics like this: ''To give up who you are and live without your faith is ...
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What does "no words far away" mean?

Today I heard the song of "Over and over" sung by Nana Mouskouri. By the way, I don't understand one phrase in the lyrics. That is "Here in your arms, no words far away". What does ...
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Meaning of "We were young, posters on the wall..." of Alone music

I'm trying to understand the meaning of first part of Alan Walker & Ava Max - Alone Lyrics: We were young posters on the wall praying we’re the ones that the teacher wouldn’t call we would ...
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Meaning of follow me inside, outside through the stratosphere

It is a part of a song's lyric. What does it mean? ... Whatever I want I get I want a shooting star Whatever I need I have When I’m with you Follow me inside, outside Through the stratosphere The moon ...
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What is the meaning of "When I fold, you see the best in me?"?

In Ed Sheeran's Joker and the Queen song, it says "When I fold, you see the best in me". What exactly does this mean? How was I to know? It's a crazy thing I showed you my hand And you ...
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What is the meaning of "Things the way they were"?

This sentence "Things the way they were" is part of the song "I See the Light" which is from the movie Rapunzel. All those years living in a blur All that time never truly seeing ...
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Is "they living it up" grammatically correct?

Quote from Eagles – Hotel California Lyrics | Genius Lyrics: They living it up at the Hotel California Is "they living it up" grammatically correct? Shouldn't it be "they're living it ...
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The construction of "drink them gone"

The following is from the song "no can left behind": How 'bout a 12-pack packed Just between us We're gonna drink 'em all gone Y'all this is some serious stuff I am wondering about the ...
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When the Gentle Giant song "Black Cat" refers to a cat as "she", does that mean the cat is female?

In Gentle Giant's song Black Cat it starts as follows: There's a cat prowling through the streets at night And she's black and her eyes are burning yellow My question is: although said cat is ...
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Can I say "Whatever You Did Do?"

I am writing a song about forgiveness and "It does not matter what you did do" perfectly fits into the rhyme scheme while "It doesn't matter what you did" does not. How awkward ...
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Can "is" be interchangeable with "has"? [closed]

In these lines from George Harrison's "I Live For You": Not a thing in this world do I own Only sadness from all that is grown the way I see it I could rewrite it as: Not a thing in this ...
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What does 'I know what's right but that can get me' mean?

I was listening to a music Ori Rose - A.S.A.G. I couldn't get the meaning of what 'I know what's right but that can get me.'. I searched for the meaning of 'get me', but I found out it has a lot of ...
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What does the phrase "Oh won't you bring me all the things I need" from the song mean?

What does the phrase "Oh won't you bring me all the things I need" from the song mean? And what is the grammar behind it? The verse is: Oh won't you bring me all the things I need Like ...
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need help with understanding the poem: Dylan Thomas's 'In Country Sleep'

Never and never, my girl riding far and near In the land of the hearthstone tales, and spelled asleep, Fear or believe that the wolf in a sheepwhite hood Loping and bleating roughly and blithely shall ...
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Can "nights" be an adverb?

Is "nights" an adverb in the second line of these song lyrics? I used to be a lunatic from the gracious days I used to feel woebegone and so restless nights My aching heart would bleed for ...
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Is ‘Wake me up inside’ grammatical?

[Wake me up] Wake me up inside [I can't wake up] Wake me up inside [Save me] https://evanescence.fandom.com/wiki/Bring_Me_to_Life_(song) I guess it is, but what does it mean? Wake me up from the ...
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Is 'I want your sex' grammatically correct?

I heard “I want your sex” on YouTube and the phrase kept bugging me. I realized George Michael had a song titled that way after googling. Is this grammatically correct? I want to laugh at it but I'm ...
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Can I say "Hoping for good"? And some other songwriting problems

I'm writing a song with the following draft lyrics: My little soul, don't be so blue This little song is made to be happy, My tall body, don't be so shy: There are just two of us here: you and I. ...
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What is the meaning and origin of the phrase "Steal your eyes"?

I've come across this phrase only in song lyrics: Just then, somebody stole my eyes again (2017) The loneliness of loving someone can steal your eyes (2015) You stole my eyes, so you I will take (2015)...
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"Reaching "Back" for me"

I was listening to the famous Bonnie Tyler's song "Holding out for a hero". Then there is a line, Somewhere after midnight In my wildest fantasy Somewhere beyond my reach There's someone ...
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Do native speakers really hear the lyrics in rap songs? [closed]

I have been learning English and using English in school for many years and one thing I am still struggling with is hearing lyrics. The song "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion is everywhere on ...
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Is "I do" applicable in this song lyric?

Is it correct to say: I'm feeling like the day I thought I could make great things happen. Because I do. "I do" referring to "make great things happen". I'm feeling this way ...
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What does "folks got high at a quarter to five" in this song?

This line is in 'Great DJ' by 'The Ting Tings'. Fed up with your indigestion. Swallow words one by one. Folks got high at a quarter to five. Don’t you feel your growing up undone. I can get those ...
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I wanna know the meaning of 'lonely me'

In the lyrics of the song by Big Bang. The great k pop boy band. "loser, lonely me, faking tough, and cowardly." I wanna know the meaning of lonely me and faking tough. please tell me. I ...
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What does it mean to speak of was and when?

We passed upon the stair We spoke of was and when Although I wasn't there He said I was his friend The above is the lyrics of the song "The Man Who Sold the World&...
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Why is "Jingle Bell Rock" but not "Jingle Bell Rocks"?

The lyrics of Jingle Bell Rock goes: Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring... I wonder why the 'bell' in 'Jingle bell rock' is singular yet it's 'rock' ...
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Why does Macklemore sing "If you're wondering, yes, I does my thing"?

In the song Brad Pitt's Cousin Mr Macklemore says "If you're wondering, yes, I does my thing". Why he says does he say "I does"? And is that grammatically correct?
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What does me'me here stand for?

The following is a verse from the song Gates of Dawn by the band Secret Garden: And whose is the hand who raises the sun from the heaving sea? The power that ever amazes - We look, but never will see....
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The word play in The Association song Along Comes Mary

Does the phrase “Sweet as a punch” in the context of this song mean sweet as a drink AND “pleasant” as a strike with the fist? Do I understand the word play in Along Comes Mary by The Association ...
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How I'm holding on tight to you

In Frozen 2 there is a lyric that Anna says to Olaf: Like how I'm holding on tight to you.. I don't understand the grammar and the meaning behind this. Does this mean "I will be tightly with ...
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What is the exact meaning of "Not like you hold me" in Michael Jackson's song "Love never felt so good"?

Baby, love never felt so good And I doubt if it ever could Not like you hold me, hold me I interpret the "Not like you hold me" part as It's not like you hold me. as same usage in "...
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'Don't Blame It On I' vs. "Don't blame it on me"

There is a song called "Don't Blame It On I" by The Congos. Is there any wordplay associated with this phrase? Usually, we say "Don't you blame it on me".
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What does natural man or natural woman mean?

Songs like "You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman" and "Kisses Sweeter than Wine" use this phrase. "I begged her and I pleaded like a natural man..." in Kisses Sweeter ...
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what's the difference between the expressions 'there shall be an answer' and 'there will be an answer'?

There a lyrics, 'There will be an answer, let it be'. But I am curious about the change of the meaning of the sentence above when I substitute 'shall' for 'will'. Is there any difference made between ...
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What is the correct meaning of "I didn't want to be the one to forget"?

The first line of the Daft Punk's song "Instant crush" is "I didn't want to be the one to forget". This has two different meanings to me: I didn't want to be the person, who ...
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What does "The culture is lit and I had a ball" mean in a Lana Del Rey song?

I'm listening to Lana Del Rey's song, the greatest, and she says: The culture is lit and I had a ball. What does she mean?
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What's the meaning of "You'd be so nice to come home to"?

Helen Merrill - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - live 1960 You'd be so nice to come home to You'd be so nice by the fire While the breeze on high sang a lullaby You'd be all that I could desire ......
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