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Valo tihkuu kaiken läpi (The light permeates through everything)

bright and beautiful
Pablo Record Shop records
Pablo, Augustus King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown B sides
Pachelbel, Johann Canon in D songs that build
Pagan Wanderer Lu Banish Negative Thoughts futility
Page, Jim I'd rather Be Dancing peace
Pains of Being Pure at Heart Come Saturday the weekend
Paisley, Brad (with LL Cool J) Accidental Racist flags
Karate fighting
(with Alison Krauss) Whiskey Lullaby whisky
Pale Saints Kinky Love fetishes
Paleface Burn and Rob mood-changing music
Pallas, Tyla Hellraisers asafaraes
Pallett, Owen Red Sun No 5 red
Palmashow The Bobo's Quinoa farm produce
Palmer, Amanda Australia Australia
(with the Grand Theft Orchestra) The Bed Song chicken and egg songs
(with the Grand Theft Orchestra) The Bed Song pathos
(with The Young Punx) Map of Tasmania geometrical shapes
Runs in the Family inheritance
Palmer, Robert I Didn't Mean to Turn You On apologies

Panda Bear

Scheherezade classical songs

Take Pills

mental illness

Panic Room Promises promises and choices


Mouth for War anger


walking and running

Papa M I Am Not Lonely With Cricket cricket
Paperfangs Lifelong odd couples
Paragons Island in the Sun islands
Paramore Misery Business surprising intros
Paranoid Visions From Dublin With Love Ireland
Paris (with Public Enemy) Coinsequences coincidence
The Days of Old melancholy songs
Paris Studio Group Accroche-Toi Caroline! TV themes
Parker, Alan (with Alan Hawkshaw) Hot Pants clothes
Parker, Bobby I Walked Away firsts and lasts
Watch Your Step warnings

Parker, Charlie

Now's the Time

new resolutions

Parker, Graham Heat Treatment heat # 2
Parker, Ray Jr. Ghostbusters companies & corporations
Parker, Robert Barefootin' dance styles
Parlet Misunderstandings misunderstanding
Parliament Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) best bass lines
I Just Got Back (From the Final Fantasy Ahead of
Our Time in the Four Lands of Ellet)
fictional places
Parish, John (with PJ Harvey) A Woman a Man Walked By mistaken identity
Parov Stelar Trio (ft. Michael Wittner) La Calatrava saxophone
Parra, Isabel (with Victor Jara) Lo Único Que Tengo hands

Parrish, Dean

I'm On My Way

upbeat break-up

Parry, Joseph Myfanwy (sung by Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir) a capella

Parsons, Gram

$1000 Wedding weddings

Brass Buttons


The New Soft Shoe shoes

Pärt, Arvo

The Beatitudes dynamic volume changes

Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

songs that make you cry

Spiegel im Spiegel mirrors
Partisans Hysteria confusion and delusion

Parton, Dolly

9 to 5


Coat of Many Colors making things
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) exile


named after women

Put It Off Until Tomorrow procrastination
Partridge, Andy (with Peter Blegvad) The Cryonic Trombone gases

Partridge Family

One Night Stand


Pascual Falcó, Gustavo Paquito El Chocolatero chocolate


I'm in Love With a German Film Star

inspired by or about films

Pastorius, Jaco Three Views of a Secret secrets and secrecy

Pate, Johnny

You Can't Even Walk in the Park

instrumental soundtracks

Patton, Charley Down the Dirt Road Blues earth, soil & dirt
Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues insects
Patton, Mike Che Notte! genre switch
Patty & the Emblems Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl confusion and delusion

Paul, Billy



Let 'Em In welcome

Your Song


Pavarotti, Luciano (with James Brown) It's a Man's World collaborations and side projects


Carrot Rope cricket

Range Life


Shady Lane false endings
Spit on a Stranger anger



Paxton, Tom What Did You Learn in School Today? propaganda


Fuck the Pain Away

sweary songs

Rock Show concerts
Rub bodily fluids
Pearl Jam Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town faces
Even Flow rough and smooth
Indifference resistance
Jeremy men's names
Rats rodents
Pears, Peter (with Benjamin Britten) The Bonnie Earl o' Moray indecipherable songs
Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Open Up Your Heart (And Let the Sun Shine In) bright and beautiful
Peebles, Ann 99 Pounds recipe songs
Dr. Love Power doctors
Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love accidents

Pendergrass, Teddy

Love TKO


Pendulum v Fresh (ft Spyda & Tenor Fly) Tarantula apologies

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Music for a Found Harmonium


Telephone and a Rubber Band riffs
Penguins Earth Angel angels
Penner, Fred The Cat Came Back whimsical songs
Pennywise Alien aliens


The Hunting Song hunting
Let No Man Steal Your Thyme smuggling and stealing

Light Flight


The Trees They Do Grow High ages
Pepe Deluxé A Night and a Day books
In the Cave odd sounds and instruments
Perhac, Linda Parallelograms mathematics

Pere Ubu

30 Seconds Over Tokyo


Caligari's Mirror

inspired by or about films

Final Solution startling songs
Non-Alignment Pact independence

Perkins, Carl

Birth of Rock 'n' Roll roots

Levi Jacket (And a Tail Shirt)


Perkins, Elvis

While You Were Sleeping

sleep and insomnia

Pernice Brothers Grudge Fuck desperation
Persson, Nina (with Christian Kjellvander) Roaring 40s wind
Perry, Katy Firework bright and beautiful

Perry, Lee "Scratch"

(with the Upsetters) 5 Cardiff Crescent addresses

City Too Hot


Favourite Dish accents
Happy Birthday Jamaica Version anniversaries
Kentucky Skank recipe songs

Roast Fish and Cornbread


Soul Fire discordant songs
(with I. Roy) Space Flight adventure

Pet Shop Boys

Always On My Mind

guilt and apology

Being Boring boredom
Blue on Blue blue

Can You Forgive Her?


Dreaming of the Queen


Go West immigrants & refugees
I Want a Dog pets
It's a Sin retrospection
Opportunities nerds and geeks





The Sodom and Gomorrah Show hedonism

This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave


(with Dusty Springfield) What Have I Done to Deserve This? special guests
Peter & the Test Tube Babies Foot Full of Bullets feet
The Twitter Song modernity
Wimpeez restaurants & cafes
Peter Brötzmann Octet Machine Gun saxophone
Peter, Bjorn & John Young Folks one hit wonders
Peter, Paul & Mary El Salvador Mexico & Central America
Leaving on a Jet Plane separation
Talkin' Candy Bar Blues chocolate
Peters & Lee Welcome Home visitors
Peters, Claudette (with Machel Montano) Come Rise With Me cricket
Peters, Gretchen Five Minutes passage of time

Peterson, Oscar

'Round Midnight

times of day

Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers Don't Come Around No More warnings
I Won't Back Down resistance
Joe leadership
Rhino Skin rough and smooth
Room At the Top rooms
Runnin' Down a Dream riffs
PF Project Choose Life promises and choices

Phair, Liz

Fuck and Run

one night stands

Phantogram You Don't Get Me High Anymore "High" Songs
Phantom Planet You're Not Welcome Here interlopers



walking and running

Ya Mama insulting songs
Pharaohs Freedom Road freedom
Philadelphia International All Stars Let's Clean Up the Ghetto trash
Phillips, Esther Aged and Mellow ages
Catch Me I'm Falling falling in love
No Headstone for My Grave funerals
Phillips, Shawn The Bells of Rhymney bells
Coal Tattoo rejection
(with Mick Weaver) World in Action Theme organ
Phillips, Washington Denomination Blues (Part 1) the afterlife
Phillipson, Petra Jean Ask the Gods to Pull Down the Sky high pitched vocals
Photek The Hidden Camera surveillance
Phuture Rise From Your Grave resurrection
Physics I Heart Beer beer

Piaf, Edith

Je n'en Connais Pas la Fin

carnivals and funfairs

Piazolla, Astor Whisky Tango whisky
Pickett, Bobby "Boris" Monster Mash monsters

Pickett, Wilson

Hey Jude

Beatles covers

Pierce, Webb There Stands the Glass glass
Pierces Secret secrets and secrecy
PIG Black Mambo black
Pig With the Face of a Boy A Complete History of the Soviet Union Through the Eyes of a Humble Worker, Arranged to the Melody of Tetris Russia
Pigbag Papa's Got a Brand New Bag 12" 1980s 12" Singles
PiL Rise anger
Pink Don't Let Me Get Me wanting to be someone else
Who Knew broken promises
Pink Fairies Do It commands

Pink Floyd

Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 teachers

Arnold Layne


Careful With That Axe, Eugene the obvious
Careful With That Axe, Eugene favourite live versions
Cirrus Minor laziness

Comfortably Numb


Echoes finish where they begin
Fearless ascension

Grantchester Meadows

rural songs

The Great Gig in the Sky na-na-hey-hey songs
Jugband Blues unsettling songs

Lucifer Sam


On the Run vibrato, tremolo or oscillations
Paint Box last night
Pow R. Toc H. musically adventurous
See Emily Play strange and surreal

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

celestial bodies

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict long titles
Shine on You Crazy Diamond pain
Vegetable Man clothes
Wish You Were Here opposites
Pink Martini Song of the Black Lizard reptiles
Pinkshinyultrablast Holy Forest surprising intros
Umi Russia
Pioneers Long Shot (Kick de Bucket) gambling


ABC nerds and geeks

I Like a Boy in Uniform


Why Did You Stay? sweetness
Pipkins Gimme Dat Ding commands
Piranhas Space Invaders games

Pitney, Gene

24 Sycamore

roads and streets

Backstage theatre

Looking Through the Eyes of Love

eyes and sight

(with Marc Almond) Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart comeback songs



named after women

Bagboy smells
Bird Dream of the Olympus mons mountains

Broken Face

short songs



Dead ancient history


surreal songs

Gigantic shadows

Gouge Away

biblical songs

In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song) the afterlife
Isla de Encanta islands
I've Been Tired great opening lines

Monkey Gone to Heaven


Nimrod's Son speed
Snakes reptiles
Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) B sides

Where Is My Mind?

redefined by films

Pizzicato Five Magic Carpet Ride (Japanese Version) foreign language versions


Broken Promise broken promises
Every You and Every Me knives
Meds addiction

Pure Morning

morning songs

Plan B Ill Manors sampling and recycling
She Said intriguing narratives
Traded in My Cigarettes knives
Who Needs Action When You Got Words anger
Plant, Robert (with Alison Krauss) Gone, Gone, Gone collaborations and side projects
Network News news & the media
(with Alison Krauss) Please Read  the Letter departures
Planxty The West Coast of Clare Ireland
Plasmatics Stop commands
Plastic Bertrand Ça Plane Pour Moi one hit wonders
Platters The Great Pretender mistaken identity
The Great Pretender repression
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes harmonies
With This Ring weddings
Plug Run running


And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda


The Body of an American celebration
Bottle of Smoke horses

(with Kirsty MacColl) Fairytale of New York


Fiesta best brass songs
House of the Gods beer
If I Should Fall From Grace With God sinners
(with The Dubliners) The Irish Rover survival
Misty Morning, Albert Bridge bridges
The Old Main Drag finish where they begin

A Rainy Night in Soho

bad weather

Sally Maclennane

goodbye songs

The Sickbed of Cuchulainn retrospection

Streams of Whisky


Street of Sorrow/Birmingham Six the truth
The Wild Rover new resolutions
Pointer Sisters Fire covers by the opposite sex
Pinball Number Count children's songs
Poison Girls Lovers, Are They Worth It? rejection
Old Tart's Song wanting to be someone else
Polecats Make a Circuit With Me power
Police Mother musically adventurous
Murder by Numbers murder
Roxanne stops and starts
Polwart, Karine Azalea Flower being scared
Half a Mile murder
The Light on the Shore funerals
Maybe There's a Road prostitution
Painted It White stick it to the man
Sorry scandal
The Sun's Comin' Over the Hill bravery
Tongue That Cannot Lie the truth
Poni-Tails Born Too Late regrets
Pony Up! I Heard You Got Action innuendo
Pook, Jocelyn Yellow Fever Psalm yellow
Poole, Charlie White House Blues assassination
Poozies The Shepherd's Wife mealtimes
Sorrows Away contentment

Pop, Iggy

The Passenger songs that go la

Repo Man

songs recorded for movies

Success call & response
Watching the News news & the media

(with Deborah Harry) Well Did You Evah!


Pop Group We Are All Prostitutes discordant songs

Pop Will Eat Itself

Can U Dig It?

list songs

Popcaan (with Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim) Clarks feet
Porcupine Tree Arriving Somewhere But Not Here confusion and delusion
Porter, Gregory No Love Dying hope and resilience
Porthos, Pablo Lubadika Madeleina triggering dancing
Portico Quartet Monsoon - Top to Bottom rain


Glory Box falling in love
It Could Be Sweet sweetness
Machine Gun comeback songs

Wandering Star

celestial bodies

Portman, Emily Grey Stone the coast
Portnoy, Gary Where Everybody Knows Your Name pubs and bars
Portsmouth Sinfonia Also Sprach Zarathustra so bad they're good

Post, Mike

(with Larry Carlton) Hill Street Blues

law enforcement

Postal Service Such Great Heights ascension
Postmodern Jukebox Anaconda curves and spheres
Powell, Baden (with Marcia Sousa) Tempo de Amor peace

Powers, Will

Kissing With Confidence


Prefab Sprout

The Guest Who Stayed Forever visitors
King of Rock 'n' Roll songs that go la

Whoever You Are


Preoccupations (aka Viet Cong) Continental Shelf geology

Presley, Elvis

(You're the) Devil in Disguise opposites
A Little Less Conversation procrastination
An American Trilogy roots
Are You Lonesome Tonight? songs with talking
Blue Suede Shoes shoes

Heartbreak Hotel


I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine


I'm Leavin' departures
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone left or right
If I Can Dream comeback songs

In the Ghetto


Long Black Limousine coming home
Return to Sender rejection

Suspicious Minds


Viva Las Vegas holidays


Brass in Pocket flirting

I Go to Sleep

sleep and insomnia

Stop Your Sobbing


Talk of the Town rooms
Tattooed Love Boys being a man or a woman

Pretty Things

13 Chester Street addresses

Midnight to Six Man

times of day

Previn, Dory

Angels and Devils the Following Day angels
Beware of Young Girls treachery & betrayal
Children of Coincidence coincidence

The Lady With the Braid

one night stands

Left Hand Lost hands

Mr. Whisper

mental illness

With My Daddy in the Attic

domestic songs

Price, Alan Smells Like Lemon, Tastes Like Wine flavour
The Trimdon Grange Explosion safety and danger
Price, Lloyd Lawdy Miss Clawdy Mr. and Mrs.
Stagger Lee gambling
Priests And Bleeding arresting opening lines
Prigent, Denez (with Lisa Gerrard) Gortoz a Ran France & French Things
Prima, Louis I Wan'na Be Like You children's songs

Primal Scream

Autobahn 66

roads and streets

Come Together unity

Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)

the sun

Loaded celebration
Primordial The Gathering Wilderness wilderness
Primus Moron TV stupidity
Tommy the Cat cats


Alphabet St.

roads and streets

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

other songs

Darling Nikki

one night stands

Gett Off innuendo


sexy songs

Joy in Repetition repetition
Let's Go Crazy vim

Little Red Corvette


Purple Rain eccentric songs
Raspberry Beret hats
Ronnie Talk to Russia Russia
Sign of the Times news & the media
Sister secret vices

Starfish and Coffee


When Will We B Paid? waiting

Prince Buster

127 Orange Street addresses

Al Capone

famous people

Dance Cleopatra ancient history

Judge Dread

spoken word

Prince Fatty (ft Hollie Cook) Milk and Honey teenage self
Prince Paul Beautiful Night (Manic Psychopath) violence
Princess Superstar Quit Smoking Song new resolutions

Prine, John

Illegal Smile

smiling and laughing

Jesus the Missing Years intriguing narratives
Rocky Mountain Time leaving
(with Steve Goodman) Souvenirs melancholy songs
Space Monkey monkeys and apes

Spanish Pipedream

lessons in life

Prior, Maddy

Coventry Carol anti-Christmas

(with Tim Hart) The Dalesman's Litany

northern England

Stitch in Time


Prisonaires Just Walkin' in the Rain water
Proclaimers Letter From America Scotland

Procol Harum

A Salty Dog

the sea

A Whiter Shade of Pale misheard, nonsense or inaudible lyrics



comics and cartoons



Professor Elemental Everything Stops for Tea addiction
Professor Longhair Mardi Gras in New Orleans celebration
Prokofiev, Sergei Dance of Knights Russia
Prophet, Chuck The Left Hand and the Right hand left or right
Propellerheads (with Shirley Bassey) History Repeating collaborations and side projects
Protheroe, Brian Pinball futility
Psy Gangnam Style triggering dancing

Psychedelic Furs

Heartbreak Beat forgotten follow-ups
Mack the Knife knives

Pretty in Pink

one night stands

Psychic TV In the Nursery strange and surreal
Psychonauts Circles circles
Psychostick Orange fruit

Public Enemy

1(PEace) internet
911 is a Joke hospitals

(with Anthrax and Ice T) Bring The Noise


Burn Hollywood Burn


Burn Hollywood Burn

inspired by or about films

By the Time I Get to Arizona

US cities & states

(with Paris) Coinsequences coincidence
Don't Believe the Hype the truth
Fear of a Black Planet fear

Fight the Power


Night of the Living Baseheads

cocaine & heroin

Party For Your Right to Fight

rallying cries

Shut 'em Down revolution

Public Image Limited

Death Disco/Swan Lake bereavement
Double Trouble startling songs
Poptones out of tune

Public Image


Religion sinners

This Is Not a Love Song

songs about songs

Public Service Broadcasting Everest wilderness
Go! safety and danger
The Other Side musically adventurous
Puccini, Giacomo Che Gelida Manina (from La Bohème) hands
In Questa Reggia (from Turandot) (performed by Dame Joan Sutherland) high pitched vocals
O Mio Babbino Caro (performed by Amira Willighagen with André Rieu) melancholy songs
Un Bel Di Vedremo (from Madame Butterfly) (performed by Gloria Storchio) the number one
Puckett, Gary & the Union Gap Young Girl so bad they're good

Puebla, Carlos

Hasta Siempre Comandante Che Guevera

hero worship

Puffy AmiYumi

Asia No Junshin



Babies eavesdropping
Bar Italia pubs and bars
Common People never
Dishes miracles

Do You Remember the First Time?


Help the Aged

getting older

I Spy

eyes and sight

Last Days of the Miner's Strike Yorkshire

A Little Soul


Live Bed Show beds
Mis-Shapes nerds and geeks
Sheffield: Sex City specific or obscure places

Something Changed


Sorted for E's and Wizz arresting opening lines


morning songs

Wickerman rivers
Punch Brothers Next to the Trash trash
Punk TV Every Minute is OK Russia
Purcell, Henry Canzona from Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary best brass songs
Death (performed by Klaus Nomi) high pitched vocals
When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido's Lament) (performed by Alison Moyet) pathos
Purify, James & Bobby I'm Your Puppet toys
Pussy Riot Putin Lights Up the Fires Russia
Pylon Danger warnings
Pythia Sword of Destiny collaborations and side projects

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