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What does 'In and out of time' mean?

I've encountered the phrase I can feel your heart beat in and out of time in the song Call To Arms, Angels And Airwaves and can't figure out what it means. Does it mean that the heart beat is ...
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What do these confusing lyrics mean?

What does the phrase, "I need to be with myself and center..." mean? It's part of the lyrics of Fergie's Big Girls Don't Cry.
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What/who are “toy soldiers”?

There is a song called Toy Soldiers by Martika of which a part of the lyrics goes: Step by step Heart to heart Left, right, left We all fall down Like toy soldiers Bit by bit Torn ...
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What does “Man of the room” mean?

I am in the process of translating Sister Sledge's "B.Y.O.B" song into Russian. Could you please help me to grasp the meaning of the "Man of the room" idiom used in this song?
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Meaning of “brave my fire”

As in these Rome - To Die Among Strangers lyrics: the whores of rome and the kings of france have tried to brave my fire now the snakes curl up, the curtains part will you try ...
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What does “put it down on me” mean?

What does the phrase "put it down on me" mean?
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What does “close to you behind the door” mean? [closed]

I love this song, it's called "Behind the Door" by Sixth Finger. I love the song, but I have no clue as to what it really means. Here's a link to the song, just in case: ...
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What does the word 'dicta' ('dita'?) mean in the song 'Who's That Chick?'?

The song 'Who's That Chick?' by David Guetta featuring Rihanna features the following line in the chorus: She's been a crazy dicta, disco fever and you wonder... Lyrics websites disagree on the ...
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What's the meaning of the expression “Grab a hold”?

What does it mean to "grab a hold"? There is a song by Cyndi Lauper that says If you wanna grab a hold, let it go...
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I'll say at farewell or at last?

Which of the following would be more comprehensible to say in English: At last I'll tell? At farewell I'll say? The Last word? as the title in song А напоследок я скажу (words by Bella ...
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Meanings of 'killing moon' and 'killing time' in song by Echo and The Bunnymen

I was wondering what the meanings of the expressions killing moon and killing time on the song Killing moon by Echo and The Bunnymen are. Under blue moon I saw you So soon you'll take me Up in ...
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Some questions about the lyric of “so feel autumn rain”

so feel autumn rain Can 'feel' be modified by 'so' without saying what's the feeling? Leaving with twilight though I was chosen Why 'I was chosen' can be the cause of 'leaving with ...
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What is “hoolihan” in “Old Paint” song?

Lyric is: I ride an old paint, I lead an old dan I'm goin' to Montana to throw the hoolihan They feed in the coulees, they water in the draw Their tails are all matted, their ...
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What does “pass it on” mean?

I love the song Pass It On by The Coral, but I can't understand the meaning of this sentence: Just find the feeling, pass it on. What does pass it on mean?
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Is “you've coming from” a colloquialism?

In the Take That song, Never Forget, the lyrics run "Never forget where you've coming from". Was that a mistake, or is it a colloquialism (or something else) to say "you've" instead of "you're" in ...
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What's the deep meaning in the lyrics of “Heavy Traffic” by Elton John? [closed]

In the lyrics, some pieces I couldn't understand very well: Shakey wake up thirsty from a night in the bar And snake hips Joe is Mr. Cool What's snake hips? And, does the name Joe have a ...
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What does “Hollaback Girl” mean?

Gwen Stefani says, "I ain't no hollaback girl" in her song. What does it mean?
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Double negation

How should I interpret the following lyric from America: we ain't had no time to drink that beer?
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Meaning of the sentence from the song “Powerless”

As I am not a native English speaker, I am a bit curious to know the meaning of this sentence which I heard in Nelly Furtado's song "Powerless": 'Cause this life is too short to live it just for ...
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What does “I Can't Get No Satisfaction” mean?

This song by The Rolling Stones, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". As a non-native speaker, I always wondered what's the exact meaning of this phrase? Is it "I'm not getting any satisfaction" (this ...