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Stevie Wonder – Superstition Lyrics 10 years ago
I love this song! (And not just because it reminds me of John Carpenter's THE THING.)

The meaning's fairly obvious: don't believe in things that don't make sense. Yes, I think it could be applied to religion, but the title and lyrics clearly indicate that everyday superstitions are the intended target.

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Madonna – Take A Bow Lyrics 11 years ago
I love and agree completely with drewdc's imterpretation. Being an actor myself (and a fan of Shakespeare, no less - "all the world's a stage" comes from As You Like It, by the way) makes me enjoy it even more.

But the main thing I came here to say was that the opening piano reminds me of the opening of Vanessa Williams' "Colors of the Wind" from Disney's Pocahontas, which, coincidentally, also came out in 1995. They're clearly different melodies, but I swear each song's opening reminds me of the other. Both songs are great, though.

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Don Henley – The Last Worthless Evening Lyrics 11 years ago
The first time I heard this song, I thought it was about a boy, long in love with this girl, who just wanted to give her one "worthless evening" to be with him, a boy she never loved like her ex-boyfriend. In other words, the boy's dream comes true for a single night, and she gets to feel loved again, for a single night, before moving on to someone else. A single night can make all the difference in these people's lives.

Acey_Dearest's interpretation is probably more accurate, but there's a reason why it's called an "interpretation." My interpretation, by definition rooted in my own experiences, is going to be the basis for a pivotal scene in a story I'll be writing. Music provides such great inspiration for writers like us - especially beautiful pieces like this song.

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Led Zeppelin – Trampled Under Foot Lyrics 12 years ago
This is an an awfully disturbing relationship to have with one's car.

But in all seriousness, it's quite obviously about SEX, using cars as a metaphor. Which makes a lot of sense - after all, what do we men love more than cars and women? :D

I also read that this song was partially inspired by Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." Whether or not that's true, I can certainly see the similarities between the two.

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Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down to Georgia Lyrics 12 years ago
I agree with Crush Hive about the meaning. That makes a lot of sense.

I think this is the only country song I know that can be certfied "badass." lol it's great.

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Chic – Le Freak Lyrics 12 years ago
Dullthud is right about the meaning. As for my personal opinion, this has to be one of the ULTIMATE disco songs, right up there at the top with the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive."

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Chicago – Love Me Tomorrow Lyrics 12 years ago
Woot! First comment!

Anyway...the meaning's pretty obvious. He gives her comfort and the strength to carry on. She doesn't want him to leave her, hence her wanting him to "love [her] tomorrow."

Also, does anyone else think that opening is simply hard rockin'? I love it.

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Chicago – Stay The Night Lyrics 12 years ago
"And I won't take no if that's your answer
At least that's my philosophy"

Um...obsess much? Those lines almost imply he's willing to RAPE this woman.

Oh well...in any case, this is a good song, clearly, as DarkPoo says, about sex.

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Seal – Kiss From A Rose Lyrics 12 years ago
I agree with everything you said, lafeliciano. :D

It's songs like these that make me wish I haven't been single my whole life.

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ABBA – Lay All Your Love On Me Lyrics 12 years ago
I can't believe no one has commented on this song! I think it's a great piece, definitely one of my favorites from Abba. It has a somewhat dark, almost hypnotic (and frankly, rather sexy) feel to it, at least to me, sort of like a slower version of Voulez-Vous, only it's about the exact opposite - commitment to a single person as opposed to one-night stands with people you don't even know. Doesn't anyone else like this song?

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Village People – Macho Man Lyrics 12 years ago
This was the original "I'm Too Sexy". lol

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Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World Lyrics 12 years ago
I don't know why, but this song has, to me, an ominous, almost frightening melody to it, and for whatever reason, it always makes me think about death. I never thought of it as being about capitalism - it's always been about life to me. The first lines "Welcome to your life/There's no turning back" say it all. I agree with you, jmg21, even if I didn't notice your comment until after I started writing this. "Nothing ever lasts forever" - not our posessions, not our relationships, not our LIVES. A creepy song, if you ask me.

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Bee Gees – Stayin Alive Lyrics 12 years ago
This is virtually the ONLY song that EVER gives me the urge to just get up and DANCE.

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Nine Inch Nails – Just Like You Imagined Lyrics 12 years ago
Exactly, VandalHeart. EXACTLY. The whole thing is bitter irony: the fact of the matter is, things are NOTHING like [insert character name here] imagined. Hence the anger and the depression and whatnot. It doesn't matter how prepared you (think you) are for whatever event is occuring (grandmother's death, learning the truth about one's past, losing virginity, etc.); all your expectations are shattered in an instant, and when that happens, there's virtually no coming back. Thus the downward spiral begins.

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Weird Al Yankovic – Good Enough For Now Lyrics 12 years ago
I can't believe this song doesn't have more comments! This is the closest thing to a "true" love song that Al has, and it could even be a real country song made by a "serious" artist. The lyrics are hardly absurd at all, and people could really feel like this.

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Nine Inch Nails – Just Like You Imagined Lyrics 12 years ago
Ooh! Here's another way of looking at it: the 5 stages of grief
1) Denial - 0:00 to 0:38
2) Anger - 0:38 to 1:22
3) Bargaining - 1:22 to 2:26
4) Depression - 2:26 to 3:14
5) Acceptance - 3:14 to 3:49 (end)

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Metallica – Seek & Destroy Lyrics 12 years ago
I like Metallica more for their great lyrics and complex musical arangements than the noisy music itself - although they ARE rockin'! ;) - but I would LOVE an instrumental version of this song.

And I agree with everyone else, this is a song about violence and rivalries; I think gangs.

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Nine Inch Nails – Just Like You Imagined Lyrics 12 years ago
I'm partly basing a novel I'm writing on my interpretations of the songs on "The Fragile" (and my novel has the same name, with chapters being named after songs), and this instrumental serves as the backdrop for pivotal moments in character's lives:
1) A boy loses self-control after learning the truth about his past;
2) A girl's sexually abusive stepfather (the villain) goes over the edge;
3) A teenaged couple lose their virginity (a subplot);
and 4) the aforementioned sexually abusive stepfather is found to be involved in several murders. (another subplot)

All of which, I believe, are fitting plotlines for this song, and go along well with that AMAZING interpretation by lord decay (props to you).

I've always seen this powerful music as the turning point in the "The Fragile" (both the album and now, my novel), simultaneously expressing love and anger, joy and sorrow, and above all shock and surprise, for better or worse. Which is likely exactly what Trent felt (wouldn't anyone?) upon his grandmother's death, the very moment in their relationship that this piece was written about.

One of my favorite instrumentals of all time, tied with the others from NIN (if not above them) and Metallica's "The Call of Ktulu".

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Nine Inch Nails – Memorabilia Lyrics 12 years ago
Nine Inch Nails: Angst you can DANCE to!

Haha lol I love this song.

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Garbage – #1 Crush Lyrics 12 years ago
I'm listening to this song right now. WOW. Very creepy, and very seductive. The scary thing is, I think I've actually felt like this before (perhaps ironically, about the girl who first made me aware of this great band). I've only heard the song a few times in the past few minutes, but it's already one of my favorite Garbage songs ever. No wonder it's going on the Greatest Hits album (Absolute Garbage), supposed to come out next March.

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Nine Inch Nails – Into the Void Lyrics 12 years ago
First NIN song I ever heard. Yes, I heard in "Final Destination." Way back in early 2004, when I saw it on USA or Sci-Fi. I actually didn't even become an NIN fan until a little over a year later, though. (I heard Weird Al's version of "Closer" in The Alternative Polka, and that made me want to hear the original.)

Anyway, it really is easy to see how this could apply to the film. I agree with you, Zythe, except I think those that "aren't allowed to stay" are the survivors of the disaster, not the ones who died in it already. They are "all lined up" on death's list, and of course, aren't allowed to stay alive for long. The protagonists (in all 3 films) all tried to save themselves (and their friends), but one by one, they are just slipping away... "Into the Void." That void being death.

In keeping with the concept of the album, however, I think this song is about him coping with his emotions now that his grandmother has died. He tried to save himself from depression, but he just keeps slipping away, towards it. It's a downward spiral. Again.

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Nine Inch Nails – The Frail Lyrics 12 years ago
I agree, a very beautiful piece of music. It makes me think of rain steadily pouring down on a car window on a cold, gray day, or at night. And all is quiet.

In fact, that's the image I use in the second chapter of my novel, "The Fragile," somewhat based on and inspired by this album (although the story and characters are entirely my own). If you've already read my comments on "The Day The World Went Away" and then "Somewhat Damaged," then what I describe here will make more sense. In my novel, this song is used to name a short chapter (to go along with a short song), in which the inherent weaknesses and faults in relationships and situations begin to be noticed.

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Nine Inch Nails – Somewhat Damaged Lyrics 12 years ago
Wait. "Your name couldn't have chosen a better name"? What I meant to say, SomewhatDamaged, is that your name is incredibly appropriate given your intrepretation of this song. That is all.

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Nine Inch Nails – Somewhat Damaged Lyrics 12 years ago
SomewhatDamaged, your name couldn't have chosen a better name, because your intrepretation of this song is PERFECT. Through my eyes at least.

Anyway, this is me continuing my rundown of what happens in the novel I am writing, apprpriately titled "The Fragile," which uses most of the Left side and some of the Right to tell a story I created myself. Every chapter title is a song, of course, mostly from this masterpiece of an album.

In my novel, "Somewhat Damaged" is the first chapter ("The Day The World Went Away" is the prlogue, and "The Frail" is Chapter Two). The main female character is a 14-year-old girl, and this song describes much of her state perfectly, the way she is introduced to the reader: her life is a mess, she can't be bothered to care about anything, and she is trying to hide from everybody else. The person making the contadictions ("everything you swore would never change/ is different now") is her adoptive father, who has told her things that she believes, but doesn't understand how two seemingly opposite things can occur at the same time. (And the girl doesn't find it funny.) Finally, the last part of the song could describe her attitude towards her mother, who gave birth to her at only 17, and was murdered 2 years later. The girl didn't know it, but her mother had made a personal vow never to leave her daughter's side. In being murdered, though, she broke this vow.

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Nine Inch Nails – The Day the World Went Away Lyrics 12 years ago
This is my first comment!

Anyway, I'm a huge NIN fan, and an aspiring writer as well. Combine the two, and maybe you won't be surprised to learn that I'm turning "The Fragile" into a novel, although the story is VERY different from the actual events that Trent went through in writing this album.

I definately agree with LittleUrantiaGirl and pinion7 about this song's true meaning: both of their intrepretations make sense. I can see how it is about both the priest at the funeral, and the inner pain Trent is enduring (that is, both he and the priest are the subjects of the song).

"The Day The World Went Away" is now the title of the prologue for my story. In this prologue, a 8-year-old girl is taken to a mental asylum, and, 3000 miles away, a 19-year-old mother is killed by a hit man. Initially, these incidents are unrelated, but from the start of the 1st chapter (14 years after said incidents), they are connected. More plot details will be hinted at (I'm not telling you guys the WHOLE STORY) in later songs from the album.

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