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Does anybody know any source which could help me understand jazz lyrics? Every time I try there's at least a verse I don't really get the meaning, no matter how much I google it or read dictionaries. I can't think of any example right now, but what I meant is if there's any specific dictionary.

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I think that's how they're meant to be listened to. They sing the lyrics of a jazz song without really enunciating the words properly to focus on the tone of the music. So pronunciation wise, we really don't understand it. Or at least it's very hard to understand. With regards to music though, they're good. 

"Не волнуйтесь"

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jpormento wrote:
I think that's how they're meant to be listened to. They sing the lyrics of a jazz song without really enunciating the words properly to focus on the tone of the music. So pronunciation wise, we really don't understand it. Or at least it's very hard to understand. With regards to music though, they're good.
Thanks for your comment, but actually my difficulties regard the meaning, not the pronunciation. I think that using traditional dictionaries is not enough.

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The meanings of song lyrics and poetry are quite often difficult to understand, even for native speakers. I doubt that there are any special dictionaries for them. If you really want to know the meaning, the best you can do is google specific pieces.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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