Songs Lyrics with Strange, Rare or Unlikely Words

Sept. 19, 2018
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Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Walking Down MadisonKirsty MacCollParaMhor
2HippopotamusSparksOliverButler
3Destroi PhallocentricityOi PolloiCarpgate
4Love is a Bourgeois ConstructPet Shop Boysbishbosh
5I Was a Maoist IntellectualMomusBethnoir
6I'm the SlimeFrank ZappaIsabelleForshaw
7Poo-Poo in the PrawnIan DuryShoegazer
8Leopold AlcoxJake ThackrayJohn Hindle
9Releasing Hypnotical GasesOrganized Konfusionamylee
10VerisimilitudeTeenage Fanclubhappyclapper
11Pastime ParadiseStevie WonderIsabelleForshaw
12Monkey and BearJoanna Newsombarbryn

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Dirty WorldTravelling Wilburystreefrogdemon
2High Highs and Low LowsThe Gourdstreefrogdemon
3Assume the PerpendicularThe Divine ComedyBethnoir
4Music and RhythmMighty Sparrowmagicman
5Indoor Games Near NewburySir John Betjemanmegadom
6Into My ArmsNick Cave & the Bad SeedsGreatGrendel
7Glory and GoreLordeNeville Morley
8PetrichorPaul KellyNicko
9Your Molecular StructureMose AllisonAlBahooky
10The Beasht InsideVivian Stanshallmegadom
11Rawhead and BloodybonesSiouxsie and the BansheesBethnoir
12Belladonna & AconiteInkubus SukkubusBethnoir

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Songs About Authenticity and Fakery

Sept. 12, 2018
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Writer: Uncleben
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Suburban HomeboySparksOliveButler
2You Fake It/You Make ItAngelicaTarquinSpodd
3WWPRDJeffrey Lewis & the Rainbarbryn
4Olde Tyme Mem'ryMischief BrewEnglishOutlaw
5Doll PartsHoleamylee
6Wolf in Sheep's ClothingBig Youthseverin
7Slapped ActressThe Hold SteadyShoegazer
8Myself When I Am RealCharlie Mingusmagicman
9I Don't MindBuzzcocksvanwolf2
10Nobody CaresSuperorganismMussoliniHeadkick
11The Man Who Called Himself JesusStrawbsattwilightlarks
12The Ballad of El GoodoBig StarParaMhor
13The Real ThingRussell MorrisNicko

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Whatcha See if Whatcha GetThe DramaticsSweetHomeAlabama
2Fake Tales of San FranciscoArctic Monkeysphilipphilip99
3All I Want is YouRoxy Musicmegadom
4That's Right, You're Not From TexasLyle Lovetttreefrogdemon
5Casablanca MoonSlapp Happynosuchzone
6Living in Real TimeThe Bevis FrondTatankaYotanka
7Mine Was RealRozetta Johnsonattwilightlarks
8Celebrity InterviewThe Jigsaw SeenShivSidecar
9Forging Plastic PainEric Matthewsmagicman
10To SheilaSmashing PumpkinsSkydog7
11No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)Curtis MayfieldSeth Miller
12Can't Fake the FeelingGeraldine HuntNicko
13True SkoolColdcut (ft Roots Manuva)MussoliniHeadkick

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Songs About Brevity

Sept. 5, 2018
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Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1StartThe Jam DiscoMonster
2How Sad, How LovelyConnie Conversephilipphilip99
3Instant HitThe SlitsShoegazer
4The Carnival is OverNick Cave & the Bad SeedsNicko
521 SecondsSo Solid Crewmagicman
6It Has Not Taken LongNicoTarquinSpodd
7Just One LookDoris Troyattwilightlarks
8One WeekSay Sue MeTarquinSpodd
9One Brief MomentNatacha AtlasDiscoMonster
10It Only Takes a MinuteTavaresSweetHomeAlabama
11Sweet Thames Flow SoftlyMaddy Prior and the GirlsSuzi
12Brief EncounterHigh Contrastsaneshane

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Where'v Yer Bin, Dick?The UnthanksSuzi
2Um Um Um Um Um UmMajor Lanceattwilightlarks
3Three Minute WarningWarlockHopeless Case
4DragonflyFleetwood MacOliveButler
5Good TimesThe EasybeatsUncleben
610 SecondsJazmine SullivanRavi Raman
75 MinutesThe StranglersOliveButler
8Brief CandlesThe Zombiesmegadom
9Seventeen SecondsThe CureShoegazer
104 MinutesMadonna (ft Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)SweetHomeAlabama
11Brief and BrightWhiteyShoegazer
12DragonfliesEddi ReaderSuzi
13Moment of My LifeInner Life (ft Jocelyn Brown)Nicko
14TimePink FloydSkydog7

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Songs About Oddballs, Outcasts and Outsiders

Aug. 29, 2018
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Column
Writer: Amy Lee (amylee aka RipThisJoint)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1OutsiderThe RamonesNicko
2Hot TopicLe Tigreuneasy listening
3He's an OddballThe Lewis Sistersphilipphilip99
4Neighbourhood #2 (Laïka)Arcade Firehappyclapper
5Killing an ArabThe Curemegadom
6Blackheart ManBunny Wailerseverin
7Paper ScratcherBLind MeLoNRavi Raman
8Johnny RyallBeastie Boyshappyclapper
9Dock EllisBarbara ManningShivSidecar
10Tracy JacksBlurNoodsy
11This GirlChumbawambaEnglishOutlaw
12Jim O'WindygatesJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
13Head Hang LowJulian CopeDiscoMonster
14Oh! You Pretty ThingsDavid BowieShivSidecar

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1WeirdoThe CharlatansSweetHomeAlabama
2Know Your OnionThe Shinshappyclapper
3Pinch MeBarenaked Ladiesphilipphilip99
4Your Best American GirlMitskiTarquinSpodd
5The Man Who Called Himself JesusThe Strawbsattwilightlarks
6I'll Show YouDexys Midnight RunnersCarpgate
7Dani CaliforniaRed Hot Chili PeppersLeaveitllbehind
8They Say I'm DifferentBetty DavisNilpferd
9Here Come the FreaksWas (Was Not)philipphilip99
10She's StrangeCameo9hairs9knots
11BlockheadsIan Dury and the BlockheadsShivSidecar
12Carry Bag ManThe Fallhappyclapper
13Sunday Morning NeighboursStratford MercenariesCarpgate
14Famous TracheotomiesOkkervil Rivertincanman
15A Strange BoyJoni Mitchellseverin
16Bag LadyTodd Rundgrenmagicman
17The Lass of AughrimSusan McKeownattwilightlarks
18The State I'm InBelle & SebastianToffeeBoy

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Songs About Silver and Other Non-Ferrous Metals

Aug. 22, 2018
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Column
Writer: TatankaYotanka
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Silver MachineHawkwindLeaveitallbehind
2Tin OmenSkinny Puppyamylee
3Silver (Tidal Wave)Echo & the BunnymenParaMhor
4Think ZincT. Rexseverin
5Silver BirdU-RoyUncleben
6Lead Poisoned JeanFrenzal RhombNicko
7Sodium Light BabyThe Thevanwolf2
8Platinum TipsRoyal TruxUncleben
9Thirty Pieces of SilverYabby YouNicko
10Tungsten BabalawoGeorgia Anne MuldrowUncleben
11De PlataRosalíapejepeine
12The Silver in Her CrucifixJackie Levenmegadom

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Like Mercury (In My Blood)Steve TallisNicko
2You Got the SilverThe Rolling Stonesamylee
3Brass BeamWaxahatcheeTarquinSpodd
4Silver BirdThe ParagonsNicko
5MercuryThrowing MusesShivSidecar
6Silver StarFrankie Valli & the Four Seasonsattwilightlarks
7Drunk on AluminiumWintersleepvanwolf2
8Silver Ships of AndilarTownes Van ZandtGreatGrendel
9Silver Platter ClubJohn GrantGreatGrendel
10Silver DaggerJoan Baeztreefrogdemon
11Silver GirlPennywiseShivSidecar
12UraniumThe CommodoresNicko

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12″ Singles and Remixes to 1979

Aug. 15, 2018
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Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Truly (1977 Discomix)The Jays & Ranking TrevorShivSidecar
2Dance Dance Dance,,, Yowsah! Yowsah! Yowsah!Chicmagicman
3Miss You (12" Version)The Rolling Stonesamylee
4Money in My PocketDennis Brownmagicman
5Now That We've Found LoveThird Worldmegadom
6FlashlightParliamentSeth Miller
7You Make Me Feel (Original 12" Version)SylvesterOliveButler
8Liza...LizaElias Rahbaniphilipphilip99
9Big BlowManu DibangoNicko
10Kiss Me AgainDinosaurUncleben
11Weep and Mourn (12" Version)Israel VibrationTarquinSpodd
12Dream Baby Dream (Long Version)Suicideuntergunther
13Funkytown (Super Disco Version)Lipps Inc.David Brown
14Life in Tokyo (12")Japanmegadom
15Dancing the Night AwayMotorsShivSidecar
16And the Beat Goes OnWhispers9hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Let It Go to Your HeadBlack Harmonypejepeine
2Street PlayerChicagoSweetHomeAlabama
3Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Special Disco Version)The Jacksonsamylee
4Love Vibration (12" Mix)Joe Simonuntergunther
5Kind of Life (Kind of Love) 12"North EndParaMhor
6Born for a Purpose (Reason for Living)Dr. AlimantadoUncleben
7I Was Made for Lovin' You (12" Version)KissUncleben
8Conscious Man (Discomix)Jolly BrothersNicko
9Disco StompHamilton BohannonDavid Brown
10Hit and Run Walter Gibbons 12" Mix (1977)Loleatta Hollowayattwilightlarks
11Chant Down Babylon - 12"Yabby You & TrinityUncleben
12Music is My Way of LifePatti Labellebishbosh
13Roots TrainDillinger/Junior Murvin/Lee PerryShoegazer
14Little Johnny Jewel, Pts. 1 & 2TelevisionTarquinSpodd

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Songs About Ladders, Stairs and Elevators

Aug. 8, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: attwilightlarks
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Precarious StairCrystal Stiltsvanwolf2
2The Little Man Who Wasn't ThereGlenn Millerphilipphilip99
3Lady RachelKevin Ayers9hairs9knots
4Stray Cat BluesThe Rolling Stonesamylee
5Love for SaleBillie HolidayParaMhor
6LiftRadioheadParaMhor
7GénériqueMiles Davisnosuchzone
8Cold, Rain and SnowGrateful DeadChris7572
9Dirt in the GroundTom Waitsnosuchzone
10Up the TowerProtomartyrvanwolf2
11Padipattu (Breathless)Shankar MahadevanRavi Raman
12Jacob's LadderBruce Springsteentreefrogdemon

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Jacob's Ladder (New Yorican Dub Mix)Incognitonosuchzone
2Strange StairwayBill FayUncleben
3Ladder of LoveThe FlamingosOliveButler
4Hippy Elevator OperatorWC Fields Memorial Electric String bandseverin
5Creepin' Up the BackstairThe FratellisLeaveitallbehind
6Elevator BoogieBill Johnsonseverin
7Vanlose StairwayVan MorrisonUncleben
8Elevator of LoveThe CrystalairsMitch Mitchell
9Up and Down the LadderThe Intrudersphilipphilip99
10I'll Step DownLee Diamond and the CherokeesMitch Mitchell
11Shopper's ParadiseCarter the Unstoppable Sex Machinehappyclapper
12ExecutionerWolfgang Pressvanwolf2
13To the Office/ElevatorDavid Shiremagicman

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Songs About Plastic

Aug. 1, 2018
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Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Plastic JesusJello Biafra & Mojo Nixonhappyclapper
2Plastic PaddyEric Bogledeanofromoz
3Dear PlasticThe SugarcubesDiscoMonster
4Red Solo CupToby KeithLeaveitallbehind
5Plastic BagX-Ray SpexShivSidecar
6Plastic LifeRubella BalletCarpgate
7Toxic Garbage IslandGojiraBethnoir
8Credit CardsSpy vs. SpyNicko
9One Million CoastersNOFXRavi Raman
10Never Played a 45Macka BNicko
11Synthetic WorldSwamp Doggpejepeine
12Plastic FlowerWulan TuoyaTarquinSpodd
13Plastic JesusPaul Newmantreefrogdemon

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Plastic DropDizzy JoghurtTarquinSpodd
2PlasticoRuben Bladespejepeine
3Plastic FactoryCaptain BeefheartUncleben
4Plastic GirlDuran Duranphilipphilip99
5Plastic BulletsWolfe Tonesuneasy listening
6Plastic BulletsGary OgTatankaYotanka
7Coloured MusicThe Piranhasseverin
8Plastic Flowers on the HighwayDrive-By TruckersLeaveitallbehind
9BarbiesP!nkRavi Raman
10Barbie GirlAquaDiscoMonster
11The BombL7Uncleben
12Plastic LoveMariya Takeuchipejepeine
13Plastic BeachGorillazuneasy listening

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Songs About Staying

July 25, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Amy Lee (amylee aka RipThisJoint)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1StayDavid BowieUncleben
2If You Want Me to StaySly and the Family Stonenosuchzone
3Stay LooseHemsley MorrisNicko
4The Viaduct (Ian Carmichael Remix)The Pastelsvanwolf2
5Wild OnesSuedeParaMhor
6I'm a DreamerLinda Thompsontreefrogdemon
7You Stay HereRichard ShindellUncleben
8To Make You StayOffa Rex severin
9The Secret Language of BirdsIan AndersonBanzirGalbasi
10Lay Lady LayBob DylanUncleben
11Wild HorsesThe Rolling StonesDiscoMonster
12Thank YouLed ZeppelinLeaveitallbehind
13OfferingsGil Scott-Heron and Brian JacksonAlBahooky

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1StayMaurice Williams & the ZodiacsParaMhor
2Dodge Veg-O-MaticThe Modern Loversseverin
3CitadelThe Rolling StonesShivSidecar
4Stick AroundTy Segallvanwolf2
5San Franciscan NightsEric Burdon & the AnimalsTarquinSpodd
6The SnowfallsWhyte HorsesDiscoMonster
7Another SunsetLack of KnowledgeCarpgate
8Sunny Side of the StreetSonic Boom SixUncleben
9Don't Go Back to RockvilleR.E.M.vanwolf2
10No One's LeavingJane's Addictionhappyclapper
11Chartered TripsHusker DüUncleben
12StayMark LaneganBethnoir
13I Can't Quit You, BabyWillie DixonRavi Raman
14I'll StayFunkadelicBanazirGalbasi
15Stay With MeThunder with Spike and GryffEnglishOutlaw

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Songs About Caves

July 18, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Leaveitallbehind
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Alice in UndergroundDadaromaHoshino Sakura
2The HoleTownes Van Zandttreefrogdemon
3Way Down HadestownAnais MitchellRavi Raman
4Tunnel of LoveBruce Springsteenamylee
5Coal WarsJoshua Jamestincanman
6The Testimony of Patience KershawThe UnthanksSuzi
7The Colliers (Hold Your Fire)Seth LakemanSuzi
8Black Lung HeartacheJoe BonamassaRavi Raman
9Blood Upon CopperSeth LakemanSuzi
10Dark as a DungeonJohnny CashSuzi
11GravediggerDave Matthewsamylee
12Brave New WorldJeff Waynephilipphilip99
13Khazas-dûmHoward ShoreSuzi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Going UndergroundThe Jamattwilightlarks
2A Poem on the Underground WallSimon & GarfunkelUncleben
3Go UndergroundB.B. KingUncleben
4Nine Feet UndergroundCaravanToffeeBoy
5BartenderDave Matthews BandSkydog7
6Caves of AltamiraSteely DanToffeeBoy
7The CaveMumford and SonsMarconius7
8Fingal's CavePink Floydseverin
9Working in the CoalmineLee Dorseyattwilightlarks
10Down in a HoleAlice in ChainsRavi Raman
11TunnelsJohnny FlynnShivSidecar
12Dandy in the UnderworldT. Rexattwilightlarks
13By-Tor and the Snow DogRushphilipphilip99

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