Song Meanings and Facts Blog

Land of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz

“Land of Make Believe” by Bucks Fizz

As its title suggests, this is a song filled with allegories. At the center is a child who is apparently being lured, chased and entertained by imaginary characters, similar to Alice in Wonderland one can say. And according...

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

“Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club

As made evident by the lyrics, this song is centered on a romance the singer is in. And whereas these days Boy George is long known for being gay, “Karma Chameleon” was released before he came out...

Kayleigh by Marillion

“Kayleigh” by Marillion

The titular Kayleigh is actually a figure – or rather a composite of figures – from Marillion lead singer Fish’s past. And this song puts a pretty-interesting spin on the thoroughly-trodden heartbreak narrative. The singer points out...

The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was composed by an early 20th century South African named Solomon Linda (1909-1962), who by the way was an actual lion hunter. Or more specifically, he came from a tribe which owned...

Mmmh by KAI

“Mmmh” by KAI

The expression this song (“Mmmh”) is based on actually reads more like mm hmm, or the way Genius documents it on the track’s original Korean page “mm-mhm”. And similar to mm hmm, it basically comes off as sort of...