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Meaning of a stanza of Stevie Wonder's song

I've listened to the song "They Won't Go When I Go" of Stevie Wonder and I'm not sure that I understood the first stanza. I'd like to ensure that I understood it properly. Then this is the original ...
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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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What does 'do' mean in 'The sweetest dream will never do'?

I can't comprehend what a singer/writer means singing this song. Would anyone explain 'Do' for what thing used? For example: Cause even when I dream of you The sweetest dream will never do ...
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Which sounds better? [closed]

This is another part of a song I am writing, and I need an opinion. The lyric is, "The innocence, that once was there, now (or is) hollowed out, and sadly bare." The words that I'm struggling to fit ...
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Which makes more sense? [closed]

I'm writing a song, but I'm torn between what truly makes sense for this verse. The verse is, "Too early, to be swept away from, mothers." Should it be, "Took away", "Picked away", "Torn away", or ...
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What does the expression “then on” mean in this case?

She says that she knows that moments are rare I suppose that it's true Then on she goes to say I don't care and she knows that I do "Then on" means that she said he doesn't care immediately after ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 “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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“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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I've found vs I found

In Cyndi Lauper's song called Money Changes Everything she says: I'm sorry, baby, I'm leaving you tonight. I found someone new he's waitin' in the car outside. Is it grammatically correct to ...
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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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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 “drink the pain away” mean?

What does "drink the pain away" or "drinking my pain away" mean? I've heard it in a song by Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias named Forgiveness. Here is the related part of the original lyrics: I'm ...
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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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What is the meaning of “footloose” in “Now I gotta cut loose, footloose”

I have searched in Dictionaries for the word “footloose” and found many senses. Yet I have to admit that I cannot figure out which one is more appropriate in the lyrics’ context. Actually I can’t get ...
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'how deep is your love - I really mean/need to learn'

I tried googling lyrics for How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees) but there are two kinds of different chorus lyrics. chorus how deep is your love 1. I really mean to learn 2. I really need to ...
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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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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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What does it mean “a fork stuck in the road”?

The first sentence from Green Day's "Good Riddance" song: Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road It's been baffling me for more than ten years, first I thought maybe I was so not good ...
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What does “move on” mean in this song?

What does "move on" mean and who "moves on" I thought that I've been hurt before But no one's ever left me quite this sore Your words cut deeper than a knife Now I need someone to breathe me ...
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What does “a lagoon by la mere” mean

What does this verse from Mike Oldfield's Foreign Affair song mean? a lagoon by la mere
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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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“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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Can anybody tell me what “blue” means here?

I have a question about the lyrics of "Blue" by Zayn. When he says "I need somebody to love me blue", what does that mean? Where does that expression come from?
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What does “expensive fate” mean?

In Pop Singer Billie Eilish's song, there are the lyrics "Maybe it's in the gutter/Where I left my lover./What an expensive fate!". What does it mean?
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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 ...
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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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What is the meaning of 'my mama done told me'?

In no way can I catch the meaning of 'My mama done told me'... ) It's from Katie Melua's cover of the song 'Blues in the night': My mamma done told me, when I was in pigtails, My mamma done ...
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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 ...