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Anyone love a song until you read the lyrics?

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posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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I love this song by John Lee Hooker. Real sexy, blues song with an awesome riff.

But I read the lyrics and they almost ruined the song for me:




Boom, boom, boom, boom.
I'm gonna shoot you right down,
Knock you off of your feet,
And take you home with me.
Put you in my house.
Boom, boom, boom, boom.
Boom, boom, boom, boom.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
I love to see you strut
When you're walking to me.
When you're talking to me,
That knocks me out.
Boom, boom, boom, boom.
You know I like it like that,
With your baby-talk,
Oh and the way that you walk.
You know it knocks me right down,
Knocks me off of my feet.
Boom, boom, boom, boom.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
How, how, how, how.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Now, now, now, now.



I listened to it after watching 10 Cloverfield Lane and saw the lyrics in a new light - it's like a creepy abduction song haha


John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom

So do you have any songs that you liked until you read the lyrics?




posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi

So hard to find songs with good lyrics. Some are just stupid like Those Police songs (doo doo, doo, daa....), but also there are those that seem to be written in code like a Nostradamus prophecy.

But the worse for me is rap music, I never got no clue what they try to say.

These are really good ones :





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posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi

I had a similar experience with that song a few years back..."pumped up kicks"...at 1st its like hey...this is a pretty catchy sound...
Then:

Better run better run faster then my bullet

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posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

If we're going to talk Eric Woolfson (songwriter) of APP, I wouldn't say his lyrics were ever really great...

But the way they're sung make all those generic lines so touching and heartfelt.

When it comes to music, the lyrics are seldom poetry. It's the music that gives the words some weight.

It you want words that can stand on their own, read some poetry .. because most lyrics are bland when read from a page.




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posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi

I used smile and sing this one, until I listened more closely to the lyrics.



Robert's got a quick hand
He'll look around the room, he won't tell you his plan
He's got a rolled cigarette, hanging out his mouth he's a cowboy kid
Yeah found a six shooter gun
In his dad's closet hidden oh in a box of fun things, I don't even know what
But he's coming for you, yeah he's coming for you

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, out run my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Daddy works a long day
He be coming home late, he's coming home late
And he's bringing me a surprise
'Cause dinner's in the kitchen and it's packed in ice
I've waited for a long time
Yeah the slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger
I reason with my cigarette
And say your hair's on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, out run my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet



posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Kalixi

I had a similar experience with that song a few years back..."pumped up kicks"...at 1st its like hey...this is a pretty catchy sound...
Then:

Better run better run faster then my bullet


Did you know that song is about Columbine? It's such a dreamy. chilled out song



Robert's got a quick hand
He'll look around the room,
he won't tell you his plan
He's got a rolled cigarette
Hanging out his mouth,
he's a cowboy kid Yeah,
he found a six-shooter gun
In his dad's closet,
in the box of fun things
I don't even know what

But he's coming for you, yeah,
he's coming for you

[Hook]
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet

[Verse 2]
Daddy works a long day
He be coming home late,
and he's coming home late
And he's bringing me a surprise
'Cause dinner's in the kitchen
and it's packed in ice
I've waited for a long time
Yeah, the sleight of my hand
is now a quick-pull trigger
I reason with my cigarette
Then say, "Your hair's on fire,
you must've lost your wits, yeah?"




Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks



posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: windword

Haha you beat me to it! Great minds huh





posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi

I guess I just see a fallacy when I see 'dislike a song because lyrics.'

I mean jeez. The lyrics to this song are literally "a-haw haw haw haw" and it's totes badass!



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posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 10:03 PM
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Yes there are a lot of songs that I hate based solely on lyrics. Some just sound stupid and childish. Some sound misogynistic or hateful, a few sound like child molesters wrote them, and A LOT just ruin the song by rigidly following lame rhyme schemes.



posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 11:43 PM
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"Lightning Crashes"

lightning crashes, a new mother cries
her placenta falls to the floor
the angel opens her eyes
the confusion sets in
before the doctor can even close the door

lightning crashes, an old mother dies
her intentions fall to the floor
the angel closes her eyes
the confusion that was hers
belongs now to the baby down the hall

oh now feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it.

lightning crashes, a new mother cries
this moment she's been waiting for
the angel opens her eyes
pale blue colored iris,
presents the circle
and puts the glory out to hide, hide

oh now feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it. I can feel it.

Oh why [3x]

I can feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it.

I can feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it.

I can feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again

I can feel it [3x]



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 04:58 AM
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a reply to: Kalixi

For me I'll hear the lyrics completely wrong, I'll lock onto my wrong version so that when I discover the actual lyrics I'm like damn it! Just not the same anymore lol



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 06:43 AM
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As a teenager I really liked the whole "Animals" album by Pink Floyd. I only heard the surreal and dream like music and paid little attention to the lyrics. Then one day I realized the album was about organized crime and the mafia, at least that was my conclusion without detailed analysis. That turned me off to the album for quite awhile. There have been other songs like that for me, but after Pink Floyd "Animals" I listened more carefully to lyrics.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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Lyrics are part of the experience. I try to understand the lyrics of the songs I'm listening to. Sometimes they help to set the tone of the song. For instance. The song Luckiest Man sounds like the song is bragging about being super lucky, but when you listen to the lyrics you realize the song is being sung sarcastically. The narrator is complaining that everyone is always telling him how lucky he is, but despite that he keeps winding up in the same ruts and problems. He's at the point he doesn't even want to fight fate and let luck just beat him up, but people keep telling him he's just the luckiest man alive.


My whole saturday and sunday too
I was thinking about ways not to lose
I lay down my weapons is what I've done
Too late to hide, feet too soft to run
But people say I'm the luckiest man
Yeah they say

Running is useless and fighting is foolish
You're not gonna win but still you're the luckiest man you're up against
And too many horses and mysterious forces
What you don't know is you are the luckiest man
You're the luckiest man

I done talked to the devil when he calls my name
But sometimes when I'm losing it all seems the same
And when I fall I'm back up again
Just to slip on the same mistakes and slide right back in
But people say I'm the luckiest man
Yeah they say

Running is useless and fighting is foolish
You're not gonna win but still you're the luckiest man you're up against
And too many horses and mysterious forces
What you don't know is you are the luckiest man
You're the luckiest man

Try to keep my faith and keep my mind
Hate to lose either one when the whip cracks behind
And I can't help but mourning just a little each night
People say everything is gonna be alright
They say I'm the luckiest man
Yeah they say

That running is useless and fighting is foolish
You're not gonna win but still you're the luckiest man you're up against
And too many horses and mysterious forces
What you don't know is you are the luckiest man
You're the luckiest man
You're the luckiest man

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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: Kalixi

Many of Rage Against the Machine's lyrics do not resonate with my political leanings, but damn, I just can't stop listening to them regardless, because the emotion and raw musical talent in that group supersedes the lyrics.

On the flip side of your question, I have also disliked some music until I sat down and read the lyrics, so that issue can go both ways.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi


Okay, This is the one that disturbed me the most, "Your still a young man". I used to sing it all the time when I was a teen. After a while, I started to think of the words, and their meaning. After reading the lyrics, I'm still confused. Is this song about a dude loving another dude (Not that there's anything wrong with that)?


"Lyrics
You're still a young man, baby
Whoo-ooh, don't waste your time
You're still a young man, baby
Whoo-ooh, don't waste your time
Down on my knees,
Heart in hand
I was accused of being too young,
But I'm not so young
Can't you understand
That I think like a man?
You're still a young man, baby
Whoo-ooh, don't waste your time
You're still a young man, baby
Whoo-ooh, don't waste your time
Back once again,
Begging you please
Darling, think twice about me,
'Cause I'm not so bad
I could make you happy,
I'm not a mad lad
If you and I could be together
(You're too young to love)
I'd get to you through any weather
I love you and I love you only
I'd never leave you lonely
You're too young, whoo-ooh,
Don't waste your time
The damage is done,
You'll see that you're wrong
You'll wake up wondering
Just how well I've done
Well, I've done all right
Yes, there are some girls
But I'd drop them on sight,
Just for you
Because I love you
You're still a young man, baby
Whoo-ooh, don't waste your time"



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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Hey little girl is your daddy home or
has he gone and left you all alone ?
Even Bruce can be creepy...



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi

"De do do do, de da da da" is all I want to say to you.



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