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    Songs that seem happy until you actually listen to the lyrics

    I didn't know 99 Red Balloons was about war in a major city.


    Also, 3rd Eye Blind's Semi-Charmed Life is effin' depressing as well...All about drug dependency and meth addiction and stuff.


    What other happy-sounding, yet wholly depressing songs are out there? I know there's more!
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    buy a load of reggae records

    nothing a like a joyous major key song about Armageddon
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

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    That'll teach ya' to pay attention to stuff...
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    Santeria by Sublime

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    what about Ring Around the Rosy Rhyme for children ?? After doing some research about the song i found this..........
    Connections to the Bubonic Plague (Black Death)?
    The words to the Ring around the rosy children's ring game have their origin in English history . The historical period dates back to the Great Plague of London in 1665 (bubonic plague) or even before when the first outbreak of the Plague hit England in the 1300's. The symptoms of the plague included a rosy red rash in the shape of a ring on the skin (Ring around the rosy). Pockets and pouches were filled with sweet smelling herbs ( or posies) which were carried due to the belief that the disease was transmitted by bad smells. The term "Ashes Ashes" refers to the cremation of the dead bodies! The death rate was over 60% and the plague was only halted by the Great Fire of London in 1666 which killed the rats which carried the disease which was transmitting via water sources. The English version of "Ring around the rosy" replaces Ashes with (A-tishoo, A-tishoo) as violent sneezing was another symptom of the disease. We recommend the following site for comprehensive information regarding the Bubonic Plague.

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    almost anything by Barenaked Ladies.

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    Not that it seemed happy but when I was in Turkey this summer they kept playing that song by Eminem and Rihanna. I was listening because I really like her voice but I was totally creeped out when he said he was going to tie her to the bed and burn the house down if she tried to leave him again. Eeek!
    My niece told me the video was super crazy too. I haven't watched it but it is on youtube. Just watched it and it's really messed up, and not just because Eminem keeps grabbing himself.
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    I was first drawn into Ben Folds when I heard "Brick" It was such a beautiful song. Then I found out it was about an abortion.
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    Pretty much anything by Morrissey.

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    "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by the Beatles was just a catchy tune to me until I listened to the lyrics. Oh my.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeatD
    "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by the Beatles was just a catchy tune to me until I listened to the lyrics. Oh my.

    Some kids at my school did their senior media project last year by turning that into a movie...AWESOME!
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    Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. was widely seen as an uplifting 'patriotic' song in the '80s when it came out.

    Nobody really listened closely, apparently.



    Born down in a dead man's town
    The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
    You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
    'Til you spend half your life just covering up

    [chorus:]
    Born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.

    I got in a little hometown jam
    And so they put a rifle in my hands
    Sent me off to Vietnam
    To go and kill the yellow man

    [chorus]

    Come back home to the refinery
    Hiring man says "Son if it was up to me"
    I go down to see the V.A. man
    He said "Son don't you understand"

    [chorus]

    I had a buddy at Khe Sahn
    Fighting off the Viet Cong
    They're still there, he's all gone
    He had a little girl in Saigon
    I got a picture of him in her arms

    Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
    Out by the gas fires of the refinery
    I'm ten years down the road
    Nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go

    I'm a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.
    I'm a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.

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    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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    Born in the USA

    I remember hearing this song being blasted out of many car stereos during the first gulf war. Sigh.

    Oh, and "My Drug Buddy" by the Lemonheads.
    You'd think we were here for something other than fun. - Ishmael

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    Anything by the Beautiful South.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdaleNut
    what about Ring Around the Rosy Rhyme for children ?? After doing some research about the song i found this..........
    Connections to the Bubonic Plague (Black Death)?
    The words to the Ring around the rosy children's ring game have their origin in English history . The historical period dates back to the Great Plague of London in 1665 (bubonic plague) or even before when the first outbreak of the Plague hit England in the 1300's. The symptoms of the plague included a rosy red rash in the shape of a ring on the skin (Ring around the rosy). Pockets and pouches were filled with sweet smelling herbs ( or posies) which were carried due to the belief that the disease was transmitted by bad smells. The term "Ashes Ashes" refers to the cremation of the dead bodies! The death rate was over 60% and the plague was only halted by the Great Fire of London in 1666 which killed the rats which carried the disease which was transmitting via water sources. The English version of "Ring around the rosy" replaces Ashes with (A-tishoo, A-tishoo) as violent sneezing was another symptom of the disease. We recommend the following site for comprehensive information regarding the Bubonic Plague.

    Not really-
    http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/rosie.asp



    I always thought "Every breath you take" was one of the most misunderstood songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dehoff
    I always thought "Every breath you take" was one of the most misunderstood songs.
    Oh, hell yeah. Very stalker-y song that everyone thought was such a nice love ballad.
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    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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    Quote Originally Posted by zeytin
    Some kids at my school did their senior media project last year by turning that into a movie...AWESOME!

    I've had that idea for nearly a decade.

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    I'm a little teapot, short and stout.....

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    Christmas at Ground Zero by Al Yankovic. Enough said.
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    Good Charlotte, The Anthem....My true feelings through most of my youth.

    It's a new day but it all feels old, It's a good life, that's what I'm told,
    But everything, it all just feels the same,
    At my high school, It felt more to me like a jail cell, a penitentiary,
    My time spent there just only made me see,
    That I don't ever want to be like you, I don't wanna do the things you do,
    I'm never gonna hear the words you say, and I don't ever wanna
    I don't ever wanna be you, don't wanna be just like you,
    What I'm sayin is this is the anthem, throw all your hands up,
    Go to college, a university, Get a real job, that's what they said to me,
    But I could never live the way they want,
    I'm gonna get by, and just do my time,
    Out of step while they all get in line, I'm just a minor threat so pay no mind,
    Do you really wanna be like them, Do you really wanna be a trend?
    Do you really wanna be part of their crowd,
    Another looser anthem..


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    sometimes it's hard to remember
    other times you can't forget
    you hope to put it all behind you
    but you know it isn't finished yet

    baby baby please
    you've got me on my hands and knees
    baby baby please
    won't you give me what you know i need

    saw her in the sky
    she's just hangin round
    baby fly so high
    won't you come on down
    like an angel

    i found something undiscovered
    i found it in your deep blue eyes
    something i could never recover
    cause it's buried too deep inside

    come on give it to me now
    i can't hold on anymore
    you've got to give it to me now
    before my skin begins to crawl

    saw her in the sky
    she's just hangin round
    baby fly so high
    won't you come on down
    like an angel
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    I always thought this was a happy beautiful love song until I really listened at the stop light on the way to work. The difference in lines is subtle but it hit me this morning what he was saying.

    Nobody Knows me like my Baby.. Lyle Lovett

    And I like cream in my coffee
    And I like to sleep late on Sunday
    And nobody knows me like my baby
    And I like eggs over easy
    With flour tortillas
    And nobody knows me like my baby

    And nobody holds me
    And nobody knows me
    Nobody knows me like my baby

    But it was a dream made to order
    South of the border
    And nobody knows me like my baby
    And she cried man how could you do it
    And I swore that there weren't nothing to it
    But nobody knows me like my baby

    And nobody holds me
    And nobody knows me
    Nobody knows me like my baby

    And I like cream in my coffee
    And I hate to be alone on Sunday
    And nobody knows me like my baby
    If I were to beat you senseless with a tire iron, what color would you bleed?..The Missus

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    the world sits on my shoulders
    took all i could take
    i thought i could hold it up
    then it slipped away
    i know it's too late
    i know i can't wait

    take me for a ride on your rollercoaster
    we can touch the sky on your rollercoaster

    i've been going up so long
    now it's time to drop
    i thought i could hold it back
    but this thing never stops

    let's go round again
    let's go down again

    take me for a ride on your rollercoaster
    we can touch the sky on your rollercoaster

    baby ride with me
    out of your mind
    i can set you free
    and leave it all behind

    take me for a ride on your rollercoaster
    we can touch the sky on your rollercoaster

    hold on tight til the end of the ride
    i'm down so low then i'm up so high

    on and on and on we go
    where it ends we never know
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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