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Madness – Our House Lyrics 7 years ago
Apparently no one took this as a joke, so 7 years later I have returned to annotate my comment.

:P = my tongue is sticking out = i was kidding

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Bob Dylan – Ballad of a Thin Man Lyrics 7 years ago
it's about someone with delusions of grandeur, who just discovered he wasn't who he thought he was (the man he sees naked and doesn't recognize is himself) and temporarily becomes schizophrenic or otherwise psychotic. He has visions that reveal what other people think of him. Most of the song is just nonsense that rhymes and paint interesting pictures in your mind that don't really represent anything concrete, except advance the general theme of the song: that this guy has a fantasy that he's someone he's not, and in his paranoid visions he's letting his imagination go with what people think of him. Athe end of the song he's back to normal, just depressed because his fantasy is destryoed.

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 7 years ago
They are responding to MY comment, not mhbuddy and I stand by what I said. Eminem is using the abusive tactic of "blaming the victim" in this song, plain and simple.

At least America only has a rate of 1 in 3 women being abused by their husband or boyfriend. In most countries it is 50%. From the stats I've seen 1 in 10 men are abused, almost all of which overlap with the 1 in 3 women. Who do you think gets it worse in these cases.

I am not saying it DOESN'T happen to men as well, but I am saying that when it does happen to men the woman is getting worse. Furthermore, I am suggesting that this song does not simply describe the cycle of abuse -- it plays the role within that cycle of "blaming the victim" and telling the woman that she shares in the blame for the man's actions and deserves what she gets.

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
This song "sheds light" on nothing. There is no remorse on Eminem's part -- in fact he promises it will happen again! There is no warning on Rihanna's part -- in fact she likes it and believes going back to her man is the right thing to do. When I heard this song the first time all the only messages I heard were "this is normal" and "keep in mind it's partly the woman's fault too, ya know."

And judging by the overwhelming majority of comments on this site, I was absolutely right. These messages are being internalized by countless individuals who relate to this song because they are in abusive relationships themselves.

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
So then, you're in agreement that women should accept that they deserve it and take back the abuser?

As I've been saying throughout, this song is straight up poison!

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
I'll pray for you, just like I think I need to pray for almost everyone who is commenting on this song. You need to leave.

That isn't love you feel, dear, it is dependency.

http://www.youarenotcrazy.com/

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
I'm sorry. But this is "just a song" in which the man shows absolutely no remorse for his actions and blames the victim while the woman displays so little self-esteem that she thinks this relationship is really what is best for her.

This song is poisoning the heads of all men seeking justification for their behavior and all women trapped in the cycle of abuse which leads them to think this behavior is normal.

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
It's called the "Cycle of Violence" or "Cycle of Abuse" -- which this song shamelessly glorifies. Therefore, you are correct that the end of this song will lead right back to the beginning.

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
Tears are how God helps you fight the devil, Mr. Atheist.

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
This is called "blaming the victim." It is something abusive men do to maintain control over their girlfriend/wife.

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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) Lyrics 8 years ago
That is similar to the second-most common interpretation of "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga, in which the singer's desire to be part of an abusive relationship is taken to be a metaphor for desiring fame at the expense of individualism and freedom. ("The Fame Monster," as Gaga calls her album that song is from.)

I disagree that there's such a layered meaning in the case of this song, but it's possible.

Judging by the responses to this song I've seen so far, this song is pure poison. It seems most posters so far are admitting they have experience being in or witnessing domestic violence and this song reinforces that such abuse is normal and that continuing the cycle of violence is okay.

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Patrice Rushen – Forget-me-nots Lyrics 8 years ago
one of the sweetest basslines of all time

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Genesis – Invisible Touch Lyrics 8 years ago
Who the hell do you think you are? For one thing, Random did not say one thing mildly insulting (unless pointing out out the obvious -- that you're wrong -- is insulting to you). It doesn't take research to figure out lame ass Phil Collins wrote another lame ass song about a treacherous woman.

And no I don't like this song. It just drives me crazy at work b/c I hear it every day 'cause I couldn't figure out what he was singing.

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Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U Lyrics 8 years ago
lol @ the anyone who doesn't thing Sinead's rendering of this song isn't one of the most incredible vocal performances in the history of recorded music.

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Loverboy – Working For The Weekend Lyrics 9 years ago
This song is about every guy in town trying to get the same girl to fuck him.

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Marvin Gaye – Come Get To This Lyrics 9 years ago
lol...i'm pretty sure it's supposed to go "I want to do something freaky to you"

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Belle & Sebastian – This Is Just a Modern Rock Song Lyrics 9 years ago
I don't think it's subtext.

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Steely Dan – Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me) Lyrics 9 years ago
To me, this song has no meaning. It's just beautiful. I really can't decipher a meaning for it.

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Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) Lyrics 9 years ago
I believe everyone, of course, that this is by a gay guy singing about another guy. But is there any way to tell that from the song? "Contextually" this song could be about a woman singing to a man if a woman sang the exact same lyrics.

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LeAnn Rimes – Nothing Better to Do Lyrics 9 years ago
There are many different ways of saying the cliche. "Devil's tools" or simply "Devil's work"

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Belle & Sebastian – The State I Am In Lyrics 9 years ago
I see this song as describing a dream and how he interprets it. At the outset he says he is puzzled by the dream, but it made him think of being a child. To him, the story represents the cycle of his life over those years. His conclusion is that "I gave myself to sin. I gave myself to providence. And I'll be there and back again." The first verse alludes to being exposed to sinful behavior by his siblings, and then engaging in sinful behavior himself. All the while, the sinful behavior is performed in the context of good intentions: marriage, mutually beneficial relationships. "The State" he is in is being human. The dream is about being human: loving, caring, hurting, misunderstanding, abusing, hoping, idling -- falling. He knows he is fallen, and knows he has to reach out to God. The line, "there was a pregnant pause" is brilliant because it describes how he felt like, "God, please save me anyway. I promise to do my best."

Perhaps he asked early on, perhaps for the first time in 1975...and didn't feel like he got his answer until 1995. The "pregnant pause" gives the listener a humorous visual image of a sinner asking for salvation and God kinda staring him down until he responds. However, to him the "pregnant pause" represents the twenty years since he first thought as a child, "How can I know there's a God?"

Furthermore, I view this song as Stuart Murdoch's mission statement for Belle and Sebastian. He declares that humans are fallen, that he has chosen Providence, and had to do so more than once. In his lyrics he will describe human behavior on Earth as he sees it, but not as God wants it. He can't speak for God. Most of what he will write about will be of the Devil, but he must have you know from the outset he has chosen God. Hopefully this song has encouraged thousands of others to do the same.

And the better version is Dog On Wheels.

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Belle & Sebastian – Marx and Engels Lyrics 9 years ago
I think this song has nothing to do with economics or politics and is simply about a bookish girl who is not interested in any line any guy has for her.

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10,000 Maniacs – Stockton Gala Days Lyrics 9 years ago
I really honestly truly believe this is a song about a girl who had a sexual experience with another girl when she was an adolescent. Now, as a woman, she turns to lesbian affairs to satisfy her sexual desires. To her, it doesn't feel like cheating or fooling around when it's another woman involved and not a man. She didn't become a lesbian herself, but this song is a thank you to the lesbian that turned her on to.... alternative means of sexual pleasure.

paradoxical, i know, but nothing else makes sense to me

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10,000 Maniacs – Like The Weather Lyrics 9 years ago
She says she's alone in a big bed, and at noon she mentions someone has put in half a day. Obviously the person she shares the bed with was up early and attacked the day but she didn't. Maybe she's unemployed? Maybe her lover has her locked up? Why is she going to cry because of the weather? Is her domestic partner abusive? The weather is an excuse to stay in bed. For being such a cheerful melody, this is definitely a dreadfully depressing song.

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The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil Lyrics 9 years ago
either spelling is fine

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10,000 Maniacs – Candy Everybody Wants Lyrics 9 years ago
I definitely think it's about TV and movies as well...or even music for that matter. From the first time I heard this song I thought it was the band being cheeky, because they aren't exactly the type to just "give 'em what they want."

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10,000 Maniacs – These Are Days Lyrics 9 years ago
bartoshek is absolutely right that this is a song about having a baby. But more than that, it is a song reminding young women that their sexual desires are directly tied to taking part in the "miracle" of creating new life: "When May is rushing over you with desire to be part of the miracles you see in every hour." May is hook-up month from the beginning of time (hence it is the month of proms and mayfairs). This song is telling young girls to cherish the memories of their youthful, burdenless sex lives when they are older because it is an experience which will (should) only happen once as life moves into adulthood and parenthood.

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10,000 Maniacs – Because the Night (Patti Smith Group cover) Lyrics 9 years ago
Ummmm... you're wrong. This is one of those covers where a singer took an old song and made it her own. From the moment this hit the airwaves 15 years ago it became a Natalie Merchant song.

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Tina Arena – Chains Lyrics 9 years ago
ars, I totally relate to your comment. When I was 11 or whenever this song was a hit it was one of my favorite songs, then I downloaded it when I was in my 20s and realized it wasn't really that good.

What is good about this song is her singing and the intricate arrangement. The buildup is awesome. And upon considering this is a standard pop song exploring domestic abuse, and the pained vocals and haunting arrangement perectly accompany that them, I found a whole new reason to like this song 10 years later.

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Blessid Union of Souls – I Believe Lyrics 9 years ago
stfu serenity...Lisa is the real name of a real girlfriend of the writer, he was speaking from the heart. you're obviously not a child of the 90s

brilliant, striking song...

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MC Hammer – This Is What We Do Lyrics 9 years ago
word

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Christmas Carols – Winter Wonderland Lyrics 9 years ago
I agree completely that this song is laced with sexual overtones, for the very reasons that you mention. This is one of several secular Christmas songs with such a purpose, the next most blatant being "Let It Snow" and that retarded "It's Cold Outside" song.

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Sister Sledge – He's The Greatest Dancer Lyrics 9 years ago
Greatest bassline of all time? The verses to this song are intense; the bass clashes with the vocals.

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Paul Simon – Loves Me Like a Rock Lyrics 9 years ago
I interpret this song to be a political satire. The person who says "he has lost faith in anything besides what he can see and touch" is pretty much in line with what i'm saying. It IS a spiritual song because it acknowledges the presence of the devil, but the only knowledge of God known to the singer is that he was "consecrated." I don't think "mama" ever refers to his biological mother, but to his lovers. Exploring sexuality is how he experiences God. In the first verse he loses his virginity. In the second verse, he "can SNATCH a little purity."

I think the idea of the line "loves me like a rock" is that when a man can get to be "a rock" for a woman, she will get him off at his beck and call. The singer has learned to experience religion by becoming a woman's god, rather than joining in a union with a woman for God's intended purpose to "be fruitful and multiply." This leads him to become President, a man who is playing God over the United States ...Nixon definitely was under the sway of the devil, believing that if he could be omniscient he could rule the nation in a God-like way. I'm left-leaning, but I honestly believe Nixon was one of our most talented and well-intentioned presidents. However, this song points out exactly what his tragic flaw was which led to his downfall. Nixon did not use God's gifts for their intended purpose.

I ought to add that I at first absolutely detested this song and whenever it came on it made me want to bang my head off shit and scream really loud. It grew on me, obviously, and what I originally thought were retarded lyrics I later read as deep and multi-layered, just very simple. But I never thought for a single second it was his actual mother who he refers to as "mama" because "she gets down on her knees and hugs me 'cause she loves me like a rock" certainly sounded like he was getting head. Oral sex is one-sided sexual gratification performed as "mama's" worship of her rock. It is not a sexual union which produces children for God. One person dominating and commanding over another like God vs. two people in union following God's command.

I find this song to be very misogynistic and ironic -- an excellent technique for creating a biting satire of American government and culture. What is ironic is the singer thinks he warded off the devil's temptation. However by embracing the societal norms of male superiority and embracing the "perfection" of America's system of government, the singer has rejected God and attempted to become God himself -- the very crime for which Lucifer was banished from heaven in the first place!

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Joni Mitchell – Woodstock Lyrics 9 years ago
it's about a confused hippie generation foolish enough to think they can find the garden of eden somewhere on Earth --or recreate it-- but they are caught in the devil's game

...it's sad that she missed out on this once in a lifetime moment, but what these "child(ren) of God" were actually searching for they would never find in their lifetime

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Carried Away Lyrics 9 years ago
No, I think he fell in love with a girl and it turned out she was neither single nor local.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Dark Star Lyrics 9 years ago
I never once thought this was about a one-night stand. In fact, I always thought it was about a very long-term relationship and more likely a marriage ("take the kids"). If you follow the theme of the album, this relationship has become stale, but Stills is devoted to this woman because of how invested his life is in hers. To me it describes an isolated hot moment in a relationship which has long been cold. He compares this sexual encounter to being like when they had first been together.

Furthermore, although I wouldn't totally discount the idea it's about a black woman as I am the one-night stand theory, I think the idea of her being a "Dark Star" is more at how the post-lovey-dovey period feelings of sparking a new romance left her and emptied her love for him, though his love for her has been strengthened by unconditional devotion despite the loss of that initial sexual attraction.

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Belle & Sebastian – Mayfly Lyrics 9 years ago
Let's not look too far into the religious significance of this line. I think he's using the Bible to compare her diary to because her diary is long, and it contradicts itself if you don't look at the recorded events and rules to live by from the past in the context in which they were written.

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Belle & Sebastian – Seeing Other People Lyrics 9 years ago
The majority of people believe this song to be about two boys. The majority are wrong. The song is very non-specific, so I'm not going to say you can't apply that interpretation if it so suits you, but I'm pretty sure Stuart said himself on the band's website it is about a boy and a girl. But I'm going to get about the serious work of debunking this widespread myth that this song is specifically about two boys experimenting...

In the first verse they are kissing just for practice, but things suddenly start to get serious again. The boy notices things are getting hot and the boy states, "could we please be objective 'cause the other boys are queuing up behind--" and he is cut off by a hand over his mouth. The hand over the window hides from the boys in the queue that the two appear to be back on again as a couple. The hand over his mouth is not to stop him from kissing, but to shut him up.

The gigolo line, to me, simply means that when she goes out on the weekend she starts her working week with the memory of empty sex instead of having had the consistency of being with the same person every weekend.

To kiss your elbow most certainly is possible. She is kissing the INSIDE of her elbow with her arm wrapped around her face, daydreaming about the dream boy she wants...but perhaps doesn't realize she already has this boy; it's just not her dream boy. She kisses her reflection, admiring her own beauty and imagining herself loved as she wants to be loved...and she can't understand why the boys she wants to love her that way are going for other girls. The narrator is frustrated and suggests that she would be better off with girls because other girls will understand how a girl wants loved, while the boys she is being with only understand how to get her in bed.

The line "at least they know where to put it" is the main reason that, to me, this song CANNOT be about two boys, because this song is focused on the pleasure of the person the song is being sung to. This means that the person being sung to has a vagina and, if she does not want the narrator should go with girls because they fully understand how a vagina works.

To me, this song seems more to be about a boy who is frustrated that this girl keeps coming back to him because he understands her, but she is looking for a better boy who can understand her the same way. The girl is striving too hard to find a "perfect" relationship and refuses to settle for the best thing she's got. The boy won't allow himself to become sexually involved with her again until she is willing to give herself to him completely because he loves her completely and needs the same love in return. Therefore, the song ends with the same frustrated verse it began with.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Anything At All Lyrics 10 years ago
No, I think he wants someone, and he wants her to want him for the wealth of knowledge he has to offer her, or at least opinions and crap like "underneath the surface of the mud, there's more mud here" which is why he keeps asking "is there anything?"

he's desperate for there to be something, but therereally is nothing and he can't let it go

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Captain and Tennille – Lonely Night (Angel Face) Lyrics 10 years ago
I think this is a song about how a lady broke up w/ her man b/c he had a really cheesy pet name for her, but now she regrets it b/c she's very insecure and wishes she had a man that has any pet name for her

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James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good) Lyrics 10 years ago
i'll comment on this awesome song, but i think songs like this don't get comments b/c no one wonders what it means

if anyone was wondering, it means you should fuck me b/c i can dance

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Queen – Tie Your Mother Down Lyrics 10 years ago
the lovely tricia scotti from losers' lounge covered this ....does that mean she's a lesbian?

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Odyssey – Native New Yorker Lyrics 10 years ago
This is a great song.

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Hall and Oates – Back Together Again Lyrics 10 years ago
I think it's about Elvis

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Joe Esposito – You're the Best Lyrics 10 years ago
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Royal Guardsmen – Snoopy's Christmas Lyrics 10 years ago
Easily the 2nd best Christmas song, next to Oh Holy Night.

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Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body Lyrics 11 years ago
I'm hoping the lyrics were sexualized to fit JT's style...but if this is what Michael was going to record, I'm glad he didn't...

...not that You Rock My World wasn't creepy, but it wasn't as blunt

blunt, yeah...I can't see Michael singing about those getting passed around either

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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Lyrics 11 years ago
wait, no...i just reread these lyrics and it's definitely about drugs. yup, no question about it.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Lyrics 11 years ago
I think it's about sex.

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