You Need Coolin’, Baby, I’m Not Foolin’

Pop quiz: do you know the song title? the artist? can you sing the rest of the lyrics? I know some of you Zep Heads out there do. But many of you may not. Don’t you hate that? I know I do. What’s that? Oh, you want to know the rest of the lyrics? Thought you’d never ask. Head on over to a new site I just discovered called LyricWiki to look them up (I’ve got this linked directly to the song lyrics… you’re welcome 🙂 ).

Of course there are many song lyrics sites out there, so what is so special about LyricWiki.org? There is a lot to be said about what it is not. It is not ugly. It is not flashy. It is not riddled with bad, poorly written Javascripts and pop-ups that eat resources and crash your system. It is not covered with banner ads for pornography sites. Take a deep breath. Ok, let it out. Ah. Isn’t that nice. I can actually relax and not worry about my wife or children walking in the room while I’m searching for lyrics on this site.

What this site is… it’s a WIKI! Of course we all know how cool and awesome wikis are right? Well there’s good and bad. The good thing is that you can directly help and contribute to the effort. Don’t see something you are looking for? Well, go out and find it. Then go back and add it so somebody else will be able to find it. Or perhaps you find something that isn’t quite correct. You have the option of helping in the process of correcting the error. This is really cool and there is a lot of content already on the site. The bad part is that there tends to be a mix of quality on wiki sites. However, the searches that I performed on this site far (FAR) surpassed any search that I’d ever performed on any other lyrics site. Needless to say I’m quite happy with the results.

Conclusion: this is now my happy lyrics hunting grounds. 🙂