Lyrics Undercover

A weekly show that explores the meanings and inspirations behind the lyrics of popular music.

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Lyrics Undercover 352: “Country Roads” – John Denver


From this episode…
John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’ hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in 1971. It is one of Denver’s most popular songs. It is now the student-adopted theme song for West Virginia University. It was written by Denver’s friends Bill and Taffy Danoff, and the song almost wasn’t made...


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 05 April 2017  8m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover 349: “Lucky Man” – Emerson, Lake and Palmer


From this episode…
What is probably the best known song of the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, ‘Lucky Man’ contains one of the most influential and early uses of the Moog Synthesizer. This song almost didn’t happen, on the last day of recording their first album, the group did not have enough material to finish the minimum content required by their contract...


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 02 January 2017  9m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover 346: “Million Dollar Loan” – Death Cab For Cutie


From this episode…
Born on the heels of the Grunge explosion, Death Cab For Cutie was formed in the town of Bellingham Washington in 1997. Originally a solo project for frontman Ben Gibbard, Death Cab – as it is often called – is an Alt Rock band with a deep musical sound...


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 08 November 2016  8m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover 344: “Chandelier” – Sia


From this episode…
The Australian Singer/Songwriter was born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, but to the world she is known simply as Sia. Her visage to the mainstream is of a mostly covered face in a black and white bob wig, however this was not always the case, and there is much to the story of why she dons the wig today...


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 07 October 2016  7m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover #340: “Sign O’ the Times” – Prince


From this episode…
A unique song for a unique album, ‘Sign O’ The Times’, released in 1987, set a somber reflection by Prince on what he saw in society at the time. The Crystal Ball album was the turning point in Prince’s career since he was first signed to Warner Brothers Records. After this album, he would fight for his independence as an artist and a person...


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 06 August 2016  9m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover 336: “Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne


From this episode…
Ozzy Osbourne is best known for his antics during performances, his reality tv show, and his larger-than-life personality. His major contributions to early metal earned him the title the ‘Godfather of Heavy Metal...


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 30 May 2016  9m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover 333: “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Elle King


From this episode…
A slow burn hit released in September 2014 that took the radio waves by storm in the summer of 2015 – ‘Ex’s and Oh’s’ was a relatively controversial track for it’s innuendo laden lyrics and for the ire it raised with the singers “Ex’s” of which she sang...


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 18 April 2016  7m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover 328: “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift


From this episode…
The first single from her album titled ‘1989’, this track finds Taylor Swift dismissing all those haters out there. “I’ve had to learn a pretty tough lesson in the past couple years that people can say whatever they want about [you] at any time, and we cannot control that,” said Swift...


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 30 January 2016  7m
 
 

Lyrics Undercover 323: “Hurricane” – Bob Dylan


  Born in Duluth Minnesota in 1941, Robert Zimmerman learned to play the guitar and harmonica as a child. Inspired by such blues and country artists as Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams, Zimmerman would form a band in high school called the Golden Chor


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 07 December 2015  17m
 
 
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