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Songs That Make You Question the Songwriter's Intent

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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:08 AM
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Are there any songs where you listen to them and you wonder what the songwriter's intention was with the song?

The best example I can think of is "Murder By Numbers" by The Police. Were The Police promoting murder or speaking out against it?


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The Cure's "Killing an Arab" seems to be more on the side of clearly promoting murder to me.


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Because the first two examples are potentially so serious, I want to include one that doesn't seem as bad. Was Avril Lavigne promoting kidnapping with the following lines?

"I wanna lock you up in my closet / When no one's around"

I know it's a double entendre, but that doesn't change anything in reality.


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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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Hell, Im still wondering about Soft Cells song called Sex Dwarf...

The original vid is on youtube.. not posting it here.. its racy. Its under "soft cell ( non stop) sex dwarf" for the brave...



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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The Bloodhound Gang is a band I question.




Then there's this one:

What really makes me raise an eyebrow is their name.

Revolting cock?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:36 AM
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Jimmy pop?? Bloodhounds stuff.. their intention is obvious... he is STILL a sex obsessed 12 year old in his head. Thats his intent. Fame and to get some. Voila.

Revolting cocks.. not going there..



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:08 AM
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Not that I believe it, but Charlie Manson apparently based a lot of his ideas on hidden meaning he saw in Beatles songs, particularly Helter Skelter IIRC.

On a more personal experience, I always thought Philip Glass might be trying to make me a Manchurian Candidate... (if you're not digging the initial bit, skip to 02:00)


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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:39 AM
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How about "Every Breath you Take", also by The Police. I love the melody, but the lyrics are basically about the singer's intent to stalk the subject of the song. I get goose bumps every time I hear it.








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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:13 AM
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originally posted by: timidgal
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How about "Every Step you Take", also by The Police. I love the melody, but the lyrics are basically about the singer's intent to stalk the subject of the song. I get goose bumps every time I hear it.



That song is an important part of Western culture. I agree with you that it has a sick message, but it seems like any particular message of something becomes irrelevant when it's 'important' enough to a certain culture.


As the song's sole composer, Sting earns the vast majority of royalties when the song is played on the radio, sampled or included in something like a commercial or a movie. This fact alone should have been enough to make Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland furious in the early to mid 80s. But at some point they probably stopped losing sleep over their loss. Then came Puff Daddy.

Imagine Making $2000 A Day From Something You Did 30 Years Ago… That's What Sting Did


Here's a scary thought, some people use "Every Breath You Take" as a wedding song.


There’s no mistaking that Sting’s bands’ 1984 hit is a beautiful song, but does it belong on the wedding playlist? No. But it is a popular choice, with its soft melodies, catchy guitar riff and Sting’s soothing vocals all giving the impression that Every Breath You Take is one man’s ode to protect his loved one. Sadly, Sting has publicly stated on numerous occasions that the song is about “a sinister, controlling character who is watching every breath you take.” More George Orwell than romantic gesture, then…

Top 5 Misinterpreted Wedding Songs

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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:16 AM
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Make your next music thread, Songs that make me want to vomit.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 06:04 AM
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Smashing.




posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 07:18 AM
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This song is about carrying out a school shooting.




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