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What does the Japanese in 'Polyphia's "ABC" feat. Sophia Black' mean?

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2022-09-02 00:59

The Japanese lyrics in Polyphia's amazing song "ABC" go as follows:

[The phonetic bit]


This translates to:

Toktok vs. Soffy O. — Missy Queen's Gonna Die Lyrics

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2018-05-05 02:55

There's this rather mesmerising German electronic track named Missy Queen's Gonna Die for which there aren't very good lyrics out there. Here's a better attempt:

You fooling around with my feelings has been too hard on me
Just listen to my voice
ain't got something nice
To say to you now
Ain't got something nice
To say to you now

You wanna love me
You wanna hold me and you want to touch me
But just when you feel I do
And not when I want to

A journey Without You

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2015-09-01 00:53

No self-respecting guy will admit to liking soppy girly pop by artists such as Mariah Carey. But it was with some happiness that TIL that a long-"loathed" favorite of mine, Mariah's Without You is actually a rip-off of a 1970 song by Welsh rock group, Badfinger (whose own story is pretty shocking (two of its band members committed suicide)). So I can now openly admit to liking the song :)

Amarok's folly

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2015-01-30 22:13

The title sounds like the name of a fantasy novel ... but I'm of course talking (or, as you, stranger of the Internet, will find out, ranting) about the KDE audio player. Amarok is the default audio player for KDE which makes it the default audio player of Kubuntu, my Linux distro of choice. Now, some history before I begin spitting all over you. I usually use Windows as my primary desktop.

What are the "la la la", "la dee da" bits in a song called?

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2013-02-28 01:37

I was trying to describe the lyrics of a song today and stumbled when I reached a section with a bunch of "la la la" bits. I suppose I could have well just termed them as la-la-la bits, but seeing as to how I apparently have all the time in the world (not my words), I decided to see if there was something a bit more definitive that I could use. A wittle googling later, I chanced upon the answer.

Searching for Sugar Man

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2013-02-19 14:04

Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary about the artist (Sixto) Rodriguez who released two unsuccessful albums in Detroit in the early 1970s and subsequently faded away from the music business back into what is described as abject poverty. Unbeknownst to him, however, his music became hugely popular in South Africa where his fans were under the impression that he was dead. This documentary retells the story of how two of his South African fans tracked him down in the late 90s.

Late Quartet, A

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2013-01-30 02:04

The setting was good, the music was classical, and the acting was mostly well above par. However, the script was lacking, the characters lacked depth, and the plot hurried along too quickly towards a very abrupt end. It was enjoyably different. Unfortunately, I do not expect it to be memorable.

Pitch Perfect

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2012-12-13 23:50

I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I'm a sucker for movies about music and try to watch 'em all regardless of how good or bad they are. Pitch Perfect was a fence-sitter for me as it looked like some kind of teen college flick and yet had Anna Kendrick in it. The plot is pretty clichéd albeit with a USP of it being a movie about an a acapella band contest which is new, and the acting is average. However, every now and then, it surprises you with something ridiculous out of left field which results in a periodic revival of interest.


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