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Question of the Day: Lyrics That Send You to the Dictionary


"Lazaretto" the title track to Jack White's latest release had me checking the dictionary for its definition (an institution for those with contagious diseases). Has a word in a lyric ever had you searching your brain or the dictionary for its meaning? Let us know in the comments below and we'll go to school with a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Simon and Garfunkel "A Simple Desultory Philippic"  Definition: An aimless rant

Squeeze "In Quintessence" Definition: The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form

The Rolling Stones "Shattered" Schmatta: Yiddish for tattered clothes, rags

Andrew Bird "Imitosis" A made-up word for the song