Lyrics That Send You to the Dictionary

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"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.

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


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