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Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade Lyrics 10 days ago
@[coold00d:43555] I would add that many of their songs can easily talk about power dynamics in every other major country in the world as well though and not just the U.S. The title of this album “Evil Empire” is based off of Ronald Reagan’s description of Russia. This song’s context could easily also be applied to China, Russia, Germany during WWII, and other major world powers as this tactic is generally used by anyone in power to stay in power.

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Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity Lyrics 5 months ago
@[KLH:41250] I absolutely agree! I was just telling my husband to at when I was in high school and first heard this song I experienced it from the perspective of a parent consoling a child who had awoken from a dream or nightmare. Once I was older I understood it as lucid dreaming. Only recently did I listen to this song and hear this new “dimension” to the lyrics. I absolutely think it’s meant to be this way. I even feel like you could listen to the first verse thinking of a child and parent, the second verse and think of learning to lucid dream while also mastering manifestation in the reality as well, then the final verse brings to mind angels watching over us or the collective unconsciousness of other beings, loved ones and ancestors guiding us through the process of life and especially death (or the reconnection to our real lives). I’m glad it resonated this way with others as well and was pleased to see your interpretation.

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Metallica – Sad But True Lyrics 5 months ago
@[mermade27:41084] yes I think you are correct and more specifically what they are describing the battle against is us. “Look inside open your eyes…I’m you. Sad but true.” They’re talking about the shadow self in Jungian psychology and I think that’s what you just described either consciously or unconsciously.

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Veruca Salt – Seether Lyrics 7 months ago
@[smallpebble:40362] oh it’s female Kali energy for sure!

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Green Day – When I Come Around Lyrics 1 year ago
My interpretation of this song is someone who has been in a relationship with someone who is smothering and badly wants their relationship to be their forever relationship, but the singer apathetically disagrees. The singer feels blamed and judged by the other person and like they’ve always made them out to be the bad guy passive aggressively. They’re finally sick and tired of it. They just want their freedom back and for the other person to wake up and realize that things weren’t working out between them and to stop forcing it. The singer is indifferently mocking them “No time to search the world around, cause you know where I’ll be found when I come around”. But they aren’t going to come around, and they don’t want to be blamed anymore. So they’re telling the other person to go out and find what they’re really looking for, and to do it wisely, so they don’t end up making themselves out to be a martyr/victim again in another relationship that’s just not working either. They’re detached and no longer care what they say about them anymore.

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Tool – Sober Lyrics 2 years ago
I think this song is about someone who is truly perpetually living in their “id” from Sigmund Freud’s theory of the human psyche. They use drugs, alcohol, sex, or whatever they want for their own pleasure with no regard to how it affects others. I also think the person described in the song has strong narcissistic tendencies as well. They willfully build up others to enjoy tearing them down. They chew through the centers of people and then leave them destroyed. They use all the tools of manipulation to achieve this by pleading to be trusted until it turns into them commanding to be trusted and no longer asking. They are abusive and vindictive and underneath it they are most likely riddled with pain of their own that they’ve been unable to communicate for a very long time. However they are unable to rise above it, so rather they perpetuate it, and continue the cycle by breaking others as they see fit. So I think it goes right in line with the other behaviors described in the same album Undertow like the song Prison Sex.

For those unfamiliar with it, the id is the disorganized part of the personality structure that contains a human's basic, instinctual drives. Id is the only component of personality that is present from birth. It is the source of a person's bodily needs, wants, desires, and impulses, particularly their sexual and aggressive drives. The id contains the libido, which is the primary source of instinctual force that is unresponsive to the demands of reality. The id acts according to the "pleasure principle"—the psychic force that motivates the tendency to seek immediate gratification of any impulse—defined as seeking to avoid pain or unpleasure (not "displeasure") aroused by increases in instinctual tension. According to Freud the id is unconscious by definition.

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. Narcissism is a concept in psychoanalytic theory, which was popularly introduced in Sigmund Freud's essay On Narcissism (1914). The American Psychiatric Association has listed the classification narcissistic personality disorder in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) since 1968, drawing on the historical concept of megalomania.

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Nine Inch Nails – The Great Below Lyrics 2 years ago
@[lahdeefrigginda:34447] YES!!! 1,000 Times YESSSS!!!

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Faith No More – Epic Lyrics 2 years ago
@[mowi:33318] LOL!

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Eve 6 – Think Twice Lyrics 2 years ago
I think this guy is in a difunctional relationship with a very confused girl who is taking advantage of him. She has low self-esteem and seeks attention from other men to make her feel better. She has no real respect or appreciation for this guy's love for her, and what's worse is he has low self-esteem and is allowing her to do this to him. This is a scenario so many of us know well because we've all been here at one point or another, either as the one taking advantage of someone who loves us that we don't love the same or as the one who is allowing themselves to be disrespected and taken advantage of. I think it's all a part of growing up in our relationships.

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Toto – Hold The Line Lyrics 2 years ago
@[sadgirl:32362] I used to think it was bad timing with this guy I had always really wanted. Never seemed to flourish or happen or truly love and care about me, but I kept holding out hoping. Sucked that it didn't. But then I met my husband and now I realize it never worked out because destiny and good timing was bringing me the person who WOULD.

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Toto – Hold The Line Lyrics 2 years ago
@[JayCeezy:32361] yes been there, done that. It didn't end too pretty most of the time. I would say my husband and I did this when we first got together though, so I would say it did finally work in the end but we both at least knew that the other was smitten and so were we. That was the difference. Sometimes love can be complicated and holding the line during the rough patches has worked out so far. Only time will tell if it will continue to. I do love this song and it's honesty.

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U2 – New Year's Day Lyrics 2 years ago
@[U2takemehigher:31871] and @[ryan100121:31872] it's about the Polish Solidarity Movement led by Lech Walesa. You can read about it here: https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/the-meaning-behind-u2s-1983-classic-new-years-day-video

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Elton John – The One Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Disaster:30621] Chick I agree. It could also be the single-life existence of meaningless hookups that came before it with no emotional connection. Also this part:

For each man in his time is Cain
Until he walks along the beach
And sees his future in the water
A long lost heart within his reach

I think that means that everyone in their youth while dating is lustful, jealous, and greedy. And that kind of further points to that finding the One brought about the end of that behavior.

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Muse – Starlight Lyrics 3 years ago
@[bohemianbanshee:29903] I absolutely LOVE your interpretation best! It made me tear up. I hope that after all of these years you have moved on to find love again and build a life with someone wonderful knowing that all of the loves of our life are a collective. One much like what @[Snailfish:29904] described about their interpretation from yours. I think you both were so completely spot on! I beliveve everyone who is special to us in our lives is waiting like stored information tucked away in a safe place and that all of this love doesn't rival newer loves but blends with and adds to them all.

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Tool – Eulogy Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Christianscanbemetalheads2:29844] I agree he's using the way Jesus Christ claimed He would die for everyone's sins, and then died as an example only. Any other martyrs who stand on soapboxes pointing fingers in the world after the Crucifixion of Christ claiming to be better or know better than everyone else especially if they fail to speak from the heart with humility as Jesus did, had better be prepared to put their money where their mouth is and make a similar sacrifice to the public they want to believe them. He's mocking them using Jesus as an ideal or example to hold them up against, not mocking Jesus himself.

@[Cani687:29845] if really doesn't make sense to be about Jesus himself. Jesus knew He would die for our sins, prophesied it even. He was meant to do it and when the time came welcomed it knowingly. These specific lyrics I think show he's talking about someone who wants to be a martyr but falls short of Jesus's example:

"Not all martyrs see divinity but at least you tried" (Jesus saw divinity)

"Ranting and pointing his finger at everything but his heart" (Jesus did speak from the heart)

"Get off your fucking cross. We need the fucking space to nail the next fool martyr" (Jesus sadly didn't get off his cross, but people who martyr themselves pontify to the public putting themselves up on a cross. He's mocking them for not seeing their own public demise coming.)

So he's not mocking Jesus, rather using His example as an ideal to hold televangelists, politicians, public figures, to mockingly. Many of Tool's songs and themes are about calling out blatant and insidious hypocrisy.

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Tool – Eulogy Lyrics 3 years ago
@[DatheR:29843] I agree. I think Opiate is more about televangelists than Christ himself though. I think in both he's juxtaposing Christ with wannabe martyrs that fall short of His glory.

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Madcon – Beggin' Lyrics 3 years ago
I definitely think this song is a lover's lament about how he did the love of his life dirty, and now he is "Beggin'" her to come back to him. Especially if you consider the original by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

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Madcon – Beggin' Lyrics 3 years ago
@[HappyNewYear12:29565] Except this is a cover as well. The original is by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. lol

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Madcon – Beggin' Lyrics 3 years ago
@[tomorrowisanewday:29564] extending her invitation to him to come back to her with love and forgiveness

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Madcon – Beggin' Lyrics 3 years ago
@[leaveit2chance:29563] I totally agree. This is a lover's lament song begging their partner to come back because they hurt them and they left. It's possible for someone to cheat, then regret it, and try to apologize and beg them not to leave and really realize the magnitude of the situation they created, especially when you take the original song by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons into account. That is most definitely what I feel this song is about. I think some of the lyrics aren't written here properly for the Madcon version as well, particularly this verse:

An empty shell I used to be (meaning he was hollow and heartless to her)
Shadow of my life was hangin' over me (he's living with the things he's done)
A broken man that I don't know (he doesn't even recognize himself anymore)
Won't even stand a devil's dance to win my soul (but now he won't cheat anymore to fill his empty soul - he's proving to her it won't happen again)

What we doin'? What we chasin'?
Why da bottom? Why da basement?
Why we got good shit, don't embrace it?
Why the feel for the need to replacement? (Why do we as humans always feel a need to look for something better or think we can constantly do better rather than appreciate what we have while we have it)

You're on a wrong way track from the good (he still believes he is what's best for her)
I only painted a picture, anywhere we could be at (he's trying to show her how good it could still be between them if they can get past it)
Like the heart in the best way should
You done gave it away, ya had it 'til ya took it back (he wants to win her heart back)

But I keep walkin' on, keep open doors (he keeps trying to find a way back in)
Keep hopin' for, th-that the call is yours (he's waiting on her call to come back)
Keep browsin' halls 'cause I don't wanna live in a broken home
Girl I'm beggin' (he's sorry and trying to do everything he can to make amends because he recognizes he loves only her)

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Heart – Alone Lyrics 3 years ago
@[HopeFloats:29273] I definitely agree that it was a love that kind of crept up on her. I always felt the song was left open-ended like either she was weighing out her fear to try love again or remain safe and alone. Or like she couldn't get him alone to tell how she felt about him in the right way.

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Heart – Alone Lyrics 3 years ago
@[mauimuffin:29272] I can relate to that meaning too

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Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Solo_guitarist:29062] I agree with you completely as well. Very well said both you and @[carabiner86:29063]

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Harry Chapin – Cats In The Cradle Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Johnnycrulez:29005] Love can be there, but unless fully expressed...what good is it? Do you love a woman but never tell her or show her either? When you do this to anyone you watch love slip away from you because you didn't make it important or nurture it. I wouldn't say the son is disappointed in his father either, but I would say he is despondent towards him.

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Harry Chapin – Cats In The Cradle Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Leanaht:29004] Exactly, it's a warning about breaking the vicious cycle.

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Harry Chapin – Cats In The Cradle Lyrics 3 years ago
@[dylankid:29003] Correct, but it's also a cautionary tale in it's most prophetic and karmic form. It's warning you to remember that as a child and in old age you'll remember and know what's truly important and to make use of that knowledge during those murky years rather than wasting them.

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Harry Chapin – Cats In The Cradle Lyrics 3 years ago
@[keykeyx10000:29002] This song is the most prophetic cautionary tale I have ever heard! For sure!

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Harry Chapin – Cats In The Cradle Lyrics 3 years ago
@[sabrecalc:29001] I get that from it too. I think the child grew up resenting that his father was never there and promised to himself (probably as a child) that HE would never be that kind of father. It could be interpreted that it's a repetitive vicious cycle, but I think the son grew up wanting more and for a life that was different.

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Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies Lyrics 3 years ago
@[green_monkey:28963] yeah I would have to agree

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Beastie Boys – Girls Lyrics 3 years ago
@[samanthabanana:28962] Ditto

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Beastie Boys – Body Movin' Lyrics 3 years ago
I think the brilliance of this song is the meaning is simple...dancing. It's a call to action to get your ass on the dancefloor for them and have some fun.

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Beastie Boys – Sabotage Lyrics 3 years ago
@[autophobe:28961] I think it's partly about Watergate yes. Politics and other shady business deals in general for sure where power grabs are made at the demise of others in order to try to win and assert dominance. They also mention Buddy Rich who was a Jazz musician who had a notoriously short temper and that was also from the same time period as Watergate, so there's most definitely a connection to all of that.

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Beastie Boys – Sabotage Lyrics 3 years ago
@[cory194169:28959] hahaha it easily could be a prediction. But I think it's more broadly about politics or business dealings where power is trying to be asserted for someone by means of sabotaging any and everyone else in their way. Could totally fit for Trump thought too. lol

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Beastie Boys – Sabotage Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Pharaoh:28958] I think it could easily mean what you said. It could also be about politics, former business partners or business rivals...basically, anyone with a power trip trying to sabotage someone else who clearly sees it for what it is.

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Weezer – Undone - The Sweater Song Lyrics 3 years ago
I always thought this song was about a very public and embarrassing breakup at a high school party. People usually give sweaters or jackets to girlfriends or their girlfriends may complain about an ugly sweater or something they wear a lot...and I thought the sweater was just a metaphor for their relationship disintegrating and unraveling on public display at this party in front of all of their friends.

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Reba McEntire – The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia Lyrics 3 years ago
She's telling the story about how her brother was wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit. Her brother met up with his best friend Andy at the bar where his friend confessed that while he's been gone his new wife has been cheating on him with more than one person including himself. He's obviously upset and goes home but his wife is gone and found his gun and went through the woods to Andy's house to kill him. However when he got there he found Andy already dead with much smaller footprints than his leading to the house. He tried to flag down the cop to report the crime, but the cop immediately blames him instead out of convenience. The judge agrees and they quickly send him to death before she can come forward and confess that she is in fact the killer. I always thought the motive wasn't just that Andy was sleeping with her brother's wife but that she herself was in love with Andy and they were having a relationship too and that it was a double motive crime of passion.

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Chris Cornell – Can't Change Me Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Tricepts:27946] obviously someone hurt you dude, and for that I'm sorry, but don't come in here getting salty with me over it. I didn't shit on your Wheaties man. I never said anything about someone being entitled to making someone their toy, just that she will get fed up and leave, as she should. AKA they are not compatible. It is possible for someone to have cared and tried to do everything in their power to help someone else and they just have a different idea of how they wanna do things and not be compatible and yet BOTH people were good people that sadly just weren't right together. I had three serious relationships like this before I met my husband. They were good guys, but just not going the same direction as me. I don't hate them for it, and I still wish them love and happiness, if anything I'm just sad about the time wasted trying to make something work that didn't. In the end though, even those thins come full circle and bring us to the people and places we are meant to be.

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Chris Cornell – Can't Change Me Lyrics 3 years ago
@[Tricepts:27945] sure that may be lots of girls out there...but I don't get the feeling at all by the lyrics that he was talking about just ANY girl here. He was talking about one who was very successful and surely gonna make something very special and profound with her life, and he full well knew it. She had ideas of how to help him too. She din't want to just help and change him, she wielded the power to change the world. That's not just some average chick who thinks she knows everything. I loved Chris Cornell, he was an ultimate talent and poet. But even he with all of his success may have very well had missed opportunities with movers and shakers. You're free to see it through your own eyes, as am I. What I envision is a woman who would go on to work for Greenpeace or Amnesties and really change things literally in the world, but try as she might, she just couldn't succeed at changing them. Obviously that means they weren't compatible, but I think this is his forlorn view for unrequited love because it was still sad to part with someone so special that was destined to do great things and not have felt good enough. I imagine he also dated plenty of women who felt the same about him because he went on to rock stardom and they were just Jan working at Starbucks or something...lol.

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Drake – In My Feelings Lyrics 4 years ago
The Only one I love - LMFAO!!! Yeah right. Pretty obvious not true when every chorus has a different girls name. LOL!

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Jason Derulo – Whatcha Say Lyrics 4 years ago
@[JonnyPustrai:27306] and you should thank Imogen Heap for that, not Jason Derulo.

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Tool – Sober Lyrics 4 years ago
@[Tunes24:27251] agreed. I do think it may be because of alcohol and drug abuse as well. This is his personification of himself at his worst and lowest. Absolutely correct too @[minty33:27252]

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Tool – Sober Lyrics 4 years ago
@[iob890:27249] I agree, great explanantion. @[jaredford_:27250] I agree with you as well. I actually take it a little further even to say that the individual while on the drugs/alcohol is this way themselves. They become another person because of their addiction and they are saying "I am a worthless liar. I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave. I will work to elevate you, Just enough to bring you down." Because they bring others down who try to save them or help often stealing etc. in the process.

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Nirvana – Rape Me Lyrics 4 years ago
@[wild_horses724:26862] this song definitely has the same sentiment as Date Rape by Sublime, only saying less.

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Nirvana – Rape Me Lyrics 4 years ago
@[wild_horses724:26861] I agree with you. He was definitely an advocate for women, and gays.

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Metallica – The Unforgiven II Lyrics 4 years ago
@[TheF16Falcon:26280] I agree, except I don't think she actually dies. I think it's a metaphor that their inability to forgive each other and their pasts and move on has killed her inside. So he finally finds a way to see the sun and a way out of it and he plants the key (or the seed) inside of her too, because he sees that she is also unforgiven and all they both want is to forgive themselves, and each other, and move forward into happier times. I think he's finally figured out his way out and is trying to lead her there too without forcing her.

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Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want Lyrics 4 years ago
@[LiveUrLife:25876] I think more guys and ladies too should have the courage to do just this! At least then you know. Even if they have no answer, that's still your answer, and then you can move on. Nothing worse than loving someone and always feeling passed over and never knowing what could've been.

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Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want Lyrics 4 years ago
@[LiveUrLife:25875] I think more guys and ladies too should have the courage to do just this! At least then you know. Even if they have no answer, that's still your answer, and then you can move on. Nothing worse than loving someone and always feeling passed over and never knowing what could've been.

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Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy Lyrics 4 years ago
@[canda:24452] I think Stevie had a different more precisely personal meaning to her song than this esoteric idea of it. However, I love the creativity behind your idea and I think even Stevie herself would too!

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Dido – The Day Before the Day Lyrics 4 years ago
I can see how the lyrics fit those who’ve lost someone to suicide. I honestly think it was because her father was very ill before he died, and therefore happy just to get it done means that now their pain is relieved. This could also fit people who have lost someone to drug abuse and overdose as well.

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Dido – White Flag Lyrics 4 years ago
@[Xerox:24292] I love her for that! She’s great at writing and beautifully hauntingly singing songs like that. Especially “The Day Before the Day” is another haunting and lovely one too.

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