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Lyrics and Song Interpretation

There are a lot of lyric sites, probably because it’s easy cut-and-paste stuff. The better ones have an angle, such as describing lyrics that are traditionally misunderstood. 

All the Lyrics
No “about” page. It’s a seemingly comprehensive lyrics site.

AMiRight
AMiRight is a famous music humor site dealing in misheard song lyrics (Mondegreens) for pop songs of the past 50 years including Country, Christian music, and Christmas music. Music humor of all kinds can be found here, such as song parodies, jokes, quotes, band name manipulations, lyrics observations, and music trivia.

AZLryics
It’s a place where all searches end! We have a large, legal, every day growing universe of lyrics where stars of all genres and ages shine.

Lyle Lovett and John Prine

Genius
Genius brings music intelligence to the masses.

Founded in 2009, Genius is a unique media company that’s powered by community, our in-house creative team, and the artists themselves. We serve music knowledge to over 100 million people each month on Genius.com and everywhere music fans connect across the internet.

Genius started as a platform for annotating clever rap lyrics—our original name was Rap Genius. Over the years, we’ve expanded our mission to include more than hip-hop, and more than just lyrics. Every song has a story that needs to be told, and the biggest names in music—including Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande—come to Genius to give the world insight into their art.

Kiss this Guy
The archive of misheard lyrics.

Lyreka
“If you’ve ever wondered about the meaning of a song or maybe just specific lyrics, then you’re surely at the right place. Lyreka is a community where music lovers like yourself can find song meanings and share their thoughts and interpretations on song lyrics.”

Lyric Interpretations
What does that song mean?

Lyrics 007
Continually updated lyrics.

LyricsMode
LyricsMode is a comprehensive online music resource which is providing text lyrics for music compositions. At the current moment LyricsMode.com has more than 700,000 lyrics for more than 30,000 artists and this amount grows day‑by‑day.

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Lyrster
Type in a lyric and get a link to the song. I typed in “Virgil Cain is my name” and the site returned “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” (via www.lifewire.com)

Melody Search
Various ways to search for melodies. An innovative site that matched notes typed on a graphical keyboard with harmonies and melodies in its database. Cool, not easy to use.

MetroLyrics
MetroLyrics is the premiere destination for song lyrics online, with a legal database of over a million songs!

Midomi and Midomi Beta
These sites identify songs that users sing or hum. I couldn’t get the Midomi Beta to work, but that likely was a problem on my end.

Musixmatch
Musixmatch is the Music AI and Knowledge Platform. We enrich music with lyrics creating meaningful experiences on our mobile apps and providing business solutions to top companies worldwide. LRYCS

Shazam
Identify all the music that you want on iOS and Android. Use Shazam music while offline, save recent results and share results- all regardless of network coverage.

Song Meanings
We’re not just another lyric site. SongMeanings is a community of thousands of music lovers who contribute lyrics, discuss interpretations, and connect over songs and artists they love!

SoundHound
Our latest product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a ground-breaking smartphone experience. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. And through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the speech-to-meaning revolution.

WatZatSong?
People ask the community to identify snippets of songs they post.

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