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“Nowhere near” at the end of a sentence

I am struggling with a one line of lyrics. Can this line stand on it's own: "She knows she's nowhere near" - in a sense of nowhere near to change herself.
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What does “charge my card up” mean in this song?

33 Days (feat. gnash & Anna Clendening) You stole my heart Then we grew apart You charged my card up You totaled my car
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In the lyrics of ‘Into the unknown’

There’s a phrase saying: “Everyday’s a little harder, as I feel my power grow” Isn’t it supposed to be ‘grows’ instead of ‘grow’ going by the fact that ‘my power’ is considered as 3rd person singular?...
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What's the meaning of “gavotte” in Carly Simon's song “You're so vain”?

In the song "You're so vain" Carly Simons says: You walked into the party Like you were walking on a yacht Your hat strategically dipped below one eye Your scarf, it was apricot You had one ...
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'Let me take you past the satellite' meaning

I was listening to Ellie Goulding's song 'Love me like you do' and I came across a phrase/ expression let me take you past the satellite. I don't know what it means. I searched for similar phrases ...
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Meaning of “Protect the valley something, something, something, something alive!”

This sentence is from the theme song of an animated series called Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. You can find it on YouTube. I found this question here: "A little something something&...
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Meaning of “doodle let me go” and “yaller girls”

I've recently watched the movie "The Lighthouse" directed by Robert Eggers and in one of the scenes in the movie two main characters were singing a song containing following lyrics: "Doodle let me ...
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Writing lyrics of songs/poems: end in rhyme or complete phrases?

I was wondering if someone could help me figure out readers' preferences when writing down versions of lyrics/verses as I seem to have lost judgement somewhat. 1A) Hey Jude, don't make it bad ...
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Could you clarify that for me?

It's part of the lyrics from the movie Rapunzel. [I see the light] https://namu.wiki/w/I%20See%20the%20Light#s-3 All those days watching from the windows All those years outside looking in All ...
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Please interpret and analyze sentences

i have a one simple question. This is the lyric from the movie 'tangled'. "All those years outside looking in" I'd like to know more about this phrase. "outside looking in" Does that mean you're ...
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What is the significance of 1st of October?

In the song Paper Planes, there's a passage as quoted below. My name is Olushola, I just got off my visa I live everyday like it's the first of October I wonder what the significance of the 1st ...
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losing when my mind's astray

I was reading the lyrics of a song called "Dominoes" by Syd Barett, and couldn't understand what he was trying to convey in this verse "Losing when my mind's astray" Lyrics
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“I don't want to have to leave” what does it mean?

I've been listening to Mutual by Shawn Mendes and one line of the lyrics gets me confused, especially the "have to" part No I don't want to have to leave. But half of you's not enough for me. Do ...
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Listening: Though today I have to live OR leave

Here's the music video on YouTube: Dan Byrd - Sayonara Means Goodbye, specifically at :33. And here's the lyrics I found on LyricsFreak: Sayonara means goodbye Sayonara one more cry Though ...
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What does “love sprung” mean in this song?

In Rihanna's song "Whos that Chick" there's this sentence: The night has got me love sprung. What does this mean?
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Wind in “They're going through a tight wind”

I'm a bit confused about the pronunciation and meaning of wind, in the song Bltizkrieg Bop there is this line: "They're going through a tight wind" I hear it pronounced "waɪnd" like in the verb. ...
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What does “My layers are thick” mean in this context?

In the song "Fuel my Fire" by L7 it says: Yeah, my layers are thick And I got a bad attitude What does "My layers are thick" mean in this context? Is it another way to say "I've got a thick ...
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“Words are always getting in my way”, what does that mean?

A friend quoted some lines from a lyric of a song. link to lyric It goes like this "But I haven't got a paragraph Words are always getting in my way" I wonder, if words are in my way, that means I ...
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Time after time’s lyrics are difficult

Flashback, warm nights almost left behind Suitcase of memories, time after— Sometimes you picture me I wonder what the subject noun of the sentence is. Is “time after” the abbreviation of “time ...
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What's the term in music, where the singer uses words without meaning?

I've been searching for the word, which is used for describing parts of lyrics, where the singer sings for example the whole refrain only using words of syllables without any meaning. Maybe you could ...
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what does it mean by “I would have you memorized by now”

The question's about lyrics in "Still Fallin" sung by Hunter Hayes. The first line of the song is You'd think for all the days I've known you (that) I would have you memorized by now. The reason ...
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What’s the meaning of the lyrics “Teenagers now I know I wild eat their young”?

This lyrics comes from Tough Love by PattyCake Productions. Could you please help me analyze the structure of this lyrics? And is the word “wild” used as an adverb?
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Is “take care'n of” correct?

Is this form of "take care'n of" correct in the following lyrics? She wanna be man cured Ma-ma-ma-MANiCURE She wan' be take care'n of [MANiCURE by Lady Gaga]
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Tense use in the Rolling Stones song “As tears go by”

Is the use of the Present Simple grammatically accurate in these lyrics, or is it an example of so-called poetic license that allows for violating grammar rules for the sake of rhyme: It is the ...
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“Begin” or “Beginning”… which one should be used?

The text bellow is part of the lyrics of a song from a Brazilian singer called Raul Seixas - The name of the song is "How could I know": "Reformulation, rearrange the game you're in Let us start ...
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You haven't felt the fire, had a little fun, hadn't had a smile in a little while

It's from a song called "Blue Ain't Your Color": Well, it's probably not my place But I'm gonna say it anyway 'Cause you look like You haven't felt the fire Had a little fun Hadn't had a ...
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What does 'you're not worth staying' mean here?

In the song 'Sound of Walking Away' by Illenium, comes this verse: Now, don't come find me  I won't be here waiting I so can do it alone  You're not worth staying My question is staying ...
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is this sentence from "baby honey(the Pastel's song),an example of good english grammar

There is magic in her beautiful eyes Justify the tears I’ve cried found this sentence in the pastel's song" baby honey " ,I know that songs are not always the best example of "good grammar" but the ...
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Usage of “has” vs “have” nowadays

I'm here again with misunderstanding of some grammar rules. So there is sentence where it's said " 4 days has never felt so long". why a song writer used "has" instead of "have", when I asked question ...
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What does “late” mean in this sentence? [closed]

What does late mean in this sentence? Late in the winter of my seventeenth year...
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Meaning of a sentence from Not About Angles

We know full well there's just time. I can't understand the meaning of this sentence. Does it mean there's only one time or there just remains a little time? Is this phrase common? Another ...
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Should old acquaintance be forgot,

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and should old lang syne be forgot? Does #1 mean #2? auld lang sine or old lang sine means "the old days" ...
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What does “let's shoot the shit” mean?

English lyrics by Halestorm rock band: Here's to us: Get another bottle out Lets shoot the shit //What does it mean? Sit back down For just one more drink, oh yeah In some sites it's translated ...
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Out of student loans and “tree house homes”, we all would take the latter

THIS IS LYRIC OF 'STRESSED OUT' BY TEWENTY ONE PILOTS. Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young How come I'm never able to identify where it's coming from? I'd make a ...
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“We was” vs. “We were” and “Be you” vs “Are you” in song lyrics

Listening to an english song, I noticed the following sentences: "We was hitchhiking down..." (1:15) https://youtu.be/_lK4cX5xGiQ?t=75 "Be you angels?" (2:36) https://youtu.be/_lK4cX5xGiQ?t=155 Why ...
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to “freeze on” somebody

In Kate Bush's song Babooshka, we can hear these lines right before the second chorus: Uncanny how she Reminds him of his little lady Capacity to give him all he needs Just like his wife ...
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“The old jive broad split” meaning - Bill Withers Song (Ain't no Sunshine)

"The old jive broad split" It's a part of what Bill Withers says at the beginning of "Ain't no sunshine". It's a part of the story behind this song. But it lacks everything. I have absolutely no ...
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What is the subject of the “Got me…” lines in Iron Maiden's song “Prowler”?

I'm trying to understand more in depth / translate some Iron Maiden songs, and this is something that has bugged me since the first time I listened to "Prowler". Here are the lyrics of the song I'm ...
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What does “I wanna be who I couldn't say I'd ever been” mean?

I was asked to translate a song. I tried to understand the lyrics but I couldn't seem to get it right. The lines are: (Say Amen, Panic at the Disco) And every morning when I wake up I wanna be ...
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What does “'wheres' and 'whys'” mean in Queen's I Want It All?

In the song I Want It All by Queen, there are these lyrics: I'm a man with a one track mind So much to do in one lifetime (people do you hear me?) Not a man for compromise and 'wheres' and '...
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What does “with a one track mind” mean in Queen's I Want It All?

In the song I Want It All by Queen, there are these lyrics: I'm a man with a one track mind So much to do in one lifetime (people do you hear me?) Not a man for compromise and 'wheres' and '...
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What does “put out someone's joint” mean? [closed]

While listening to "Furious" by Jade Bird, I found a line I don't fully understand. The lyrics: When did you make up your mind? When did you decide to let me down? When was the turning point? ...
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What's the grammar of “rescued” in “may the Heaven rescued land”?

"The Star-Spangled Banner" the 4th stanza O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war's desolation. Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued ...
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How to understand song titles like: “Hit me off”

I'm listening R&B and would like to know what singer says. Google translator cannot help and and linguee has no records. How should I understand "hit me off" in the lyrics for the New Edition ...
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What is the meaning of “then you mean it” in this song?

I wonder if you know, How they live in Tokyo, If you seen it then you mean it Then you know you have to go. Fast and furious! (Kitaa!) (Drift, Drift, Drift) Fast and furious! (Kitaa!) (Drift, ...
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“Under the bright but faded lights”. Why “faded” other than “fading”?

Alan Walker's "I'm Faded": Under the bright but faded lights music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ItHLz5WEA lyrics: https://genius.com/Alan-walker-faded-lyrics Why was "faded" other than "...
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Is it ok to use “spit” as past tense of “spit” or should I use “spat”?

I was actually going through lyrics written by Eminem and there was a part where it was written Went to Burger King, they spit on my onion rings So my question is since this is in simple past so ...
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(lyrics) I'm a-pushin' and a-shovin' it

This is one of the lyrics which from the song "Young Lust" of Aerosmith. I've already known what "push and shove" means, but what is the usage of "a-xxing"? How can I understand the whole sentence? ...
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Don't or doesn't

With some little boy in blue Who don't know you like I do -- Why don't? Does it have any secret content? Song: Elliott Smith - Between The Bars
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The lyric of a song, “wayfaring stranger”

I am Korean. I like a song, "Wayfaring Stranger" sung by Emmylou Harris. Then I can't understand one line of the lyrics: Where Gods redeemed their vigils keep What does it mean? What does "their ...