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James Taylor Drops ‘Sweet Baby James’ Children’s Pop-Up Book

James Taylor opens a page from his new children’s book ‘Sweet Baby James’; Photo: James Taylor/YouTube Everybody’s old seer of fire and rain, James Taylor‘s iconic ‘cowboy lullaby’ title track from his 1970 sophomore effort, Sweet Baby James, […]

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Lana Del Rey Teases New Song, ‘Happiness is a Butterfly’

Lana Del Rey dances along to a new tune she’s teased on Instagram, called ‘Happiness is a Butterfly’; Photo: Lana Del Rey/Instagram Hot on the heels of supposedly clearing — according to Lana Del Rey […]

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Harvard Officially Swaps its ‘Puritanical’ Lyric from 181-Year Old Alma Mater

Harvard graduation ceremony festivities; Photo: Harvard.edu Facing pressure from outgoing President Drew Faust, on a proactive mission to create ways to improve Harvard’s culture, back in April of 2017 the university held a competition to […]

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French Non-Profit Creates First Interactive Sign-Language Lyric Video

Billy Read in the official video for ‘Unsilenced’; La Parole aux Sourds/YouTube  A French non-profit aimed at bridging gaps between the hearing and deaf and hard of hearting communities has commissioned a gorgeous new take […]

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Michael Stipe Shares Snippet of New Solo Track, ‘Future, if Future’

Michael Stipe’s Instagram post teasing a new solo track dubbed, ‘Future, if Future’; Photo: Michael Stipe/Instagram Outspoken activist of everything from Tibetan Freedom to Net Neutrality over the years, one could argue Michael Stipe has dished […]

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Lyricapsule: Ringo Starr Drops ‘Back Off Boogaloo’; March 20, 1972

Testament to Ringo‘s ability to bring something to the solo table, kooky blues jam, “Back Off Boogaloo,” dropped on this day in 1972 quickly became notorious for its supposed cryptic skewerings of fellow Beatle, Paul […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XI

Twin Shadow projects a ‘bedroom pop’ lover’s lament, George Ezra creeps up a downtrodden karaoke night in the name of moonlight companionship, The Raveonettes‘ get medieval on the fonts to dispatch, likewise, a message to a spurned lover and […]

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Lyricapsule: Tina Turner’s ‘500,000th’ ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ Vocal Take; March 7, 1966

Phil Spector staring off into the void as Ike Turner talks to Tina Turner in the studio control room during the 1966 recording of “River Deep, Mountain High;” Photo: Getty/Ray Avery Now considered one of his […]

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Lyricapsule: Napster Feds Up; March 6, 2001

Napster’s original death knell rang a resounding sound on this day in 2001, when the budding file-sharing site that started it all began cooperating with the Feds and a court order to block copyrighted material […]

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The Lonely Island Reveal Rejected Oscar Song, ‘Why Not Me?’

The Lonely Island performing at the 2015 Oscars; Photo: John Shearer/Shutterstock In an oddly stocked Best Original Song class on the 90th edition of the Oscars last night (Sunday, March 4) that could have gone […]

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About Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.