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The meaning of a song

Hi everybody,


I am Italian and I like very much the songs in English, wherever the singer or the band comes from. I think the English language allows to write lyrics that create a perfect match with the music and the rythm. Nevertheless, when I listen to them, sometimes I don't understand all the words of the songs, but I don't look for the lyrics on the web because I'm afraid I could be disappointed by its meaning, as occasionally happened. But I'm very happy when I come to know the meaning of a particular song and I like it.

As an example I used to love the song 'Oh Jean' from The Proclaimers without knowing its meaning... one day, by chance, I came across the lyrics, and now I love it knowing its lyrics as well!

Has ever happened to you to love a song in another language without knowing its meaning, and be disappointed or happy when you discover the real meaning?

Nov 23, 2015 9:52 PM
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Hi Georgia, do you remember what was the name of the song?


Hi overbyen, it is has happened the same to me, when I discover some touching lyrics of a good song!

November 24, 2015

Yes I understand the feeling. Most of the time when I listen to music in another language, I just care about the music. However, sometimes I might find out what the lyrics to a song I like is about and I would love that song even more. I have even cried a few times because some of the lyrics is so touching.

November 24, 2015


Yes!  Many years ago I used to listen to a French song that I loved. I thought it was a pop song. 


I recently found it and listened to it again only to realize it was a song for little kids! The lyrics are very basic and silly so i was a little soap disappointed  .. but I still like the tune. :)

November 23, 2015

You are right Georgia, the tune is nice! Thanks for sharing.


Yes Svetlana, Proclaimers are very good! I also catch a verse that I understand and like from a song and sing it!

November 24, 2015

Proclaimers are so igniting, aren't they? I had been singing their "I'm on my way.." so long period of time, just like you I didn't even think about thje words, and I were so happy, even without any meaning except the understanding that I'm on my way :)

November 24, 2015
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