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Misunderstood songs

supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
edited April 2013 in The Crudcatcher
Not sure they take too many more breaths in the CC.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    cyd190468 wrote:
    "Every breath you take" Often requested for weddings (I'm a wedding singer) even though it's actually about stalking someone

    the CC anthem.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Luka, by Suzanne Vega, which is about child abuse.

    Edit: oh and:
    I'm a wedding singer

    Hahahahahahaha!
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    I spent around a year thinking that paparazzi by lady gaga was actually an ode to former archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcey.
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,053
    After the Olympics, we have to mention London Calling, very much in the same way Born in the USA is...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • Adele set fire to the rain don't know exactly what its about as its misunderstood by me :oops:
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    I spent around a year thinking that paparazzi by lady gaga was actually an ode to former archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcey.

    You mean it isn't? Gutted.
  • 'Jerusalem' - is about establishing what Blake understood to be Christianity in England.
  • 'Like a virgin' as was very well explained at the start of Reservoir Dogs
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    'a thousand trees' by stereophonics i think is about a child abuser - or about how accusations affect someone anyway.

    yes it is:

    "A Thousand Trees" is the third single from the rock band Stereophonics. The song is taken from their debut album, Word Gets Around and was released in August 1997. It reached #22 on the UK Singles chart.

    The catchy, anthemic opener is about a respected junior football coach who ruined his career through a lurid sexual encounter with a female student.[1]"
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,820
    'The One I Love' by REM.
    It's about finding sexual solace in the arms of strangers, NOT about being in love.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,608
    JBA wrote:
    'The One I Love' by REM.
    It's about finding sexual solace in the arms of strangers, NOT about being in love.

    using rohypnol?
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Iron Maiden's "Fear of the dark" is actually "fear of The Duck", but it's been som commonly misheard, that they changed the name to appease people.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,300
    "Turning Japanese" by The Vapours is not actually about turning Japanese...more of a walking song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWWwM2wwMww
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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Phil collin's "I can feel it coming in the air tonight" is about Phil's experience with Sheepsteeth's mum.
  • In a similar vein, Dexys Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen" ...well, yeah...
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    In a similar vein, Dexys Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen" ...well, yeah...

    Tbf Kev Rowland is from the same part of Wolverhampton as me, might explain a lot
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    Aqualung by Jethro Tull is not actually about PADI diving courses.
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    Baa Baa black sheep is not actually about black sheep - at least according to his primary school teacher - because that would be discriminatory. I noted from a recent post that this logic has been incorporated into a recent release by Taylor Swift.
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    Help by the Beatles is not actually an appeal for financial assistance or protection from gunmen or knifewielding assasins because they would become stinking rich, live long and prosper....rather like me.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    'You oughta know' is commonly seem as a gritty attack on a selfish, self obsessed ex boyfriend. Although in reality it is an expose of how being a whiny, needy canadian who doesn't give out, makes you inherantly unloveable.
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    And obviously there's nowt ironic happening in ironic, it's either bad luck or bad planning
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,207
    Gazlar wrote:
    And obviously there's nowt ironic happening in ironic, it's either bad luck or bad planning

    Thats not misunderstood. Thats the point of the song. Everybody knows that.
  • natrixnatrix Posts: 1,111
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    "Turning Japanese" by The Vapours is not actually about turning Japanese...more of a walking song.

    As is "Teenage kicks" by Sham 69
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    Andy wrote:
    Gazlar wrote:
    And obviously there's nowt ironic happening in ironic, it's either bad luck or bad planning

    Thats not misunderstood. Thats the point of the song. Everybody knows that.

    Which is why my post was ironic, well more sarcastic, obviously didn't come across but the number of times I've had people argue...... but that's not irony.


    Another common misconception is that Taylor Swifts work qualifies as music
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • BigJimmyBBigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    'You oughta know' is commonly seem as a gritty attack on a selfish, self obsessed ex boyfriend. Although in reality it is an expose of how being a whiny, needy canadian who doesn't give out, makes you inherantly unloveable.

    And 'Ironic''s content are nothing more than references to shitty luck - no irony at all in anything she sings about in that song.

    "It's like rain on your wedding day....." etc
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    Not so much a misconception with meaning the Prince of Denmark's March or "trumpet voluntary" as it's better known as is often accredited To Henry Purcell and not it's composer Jeremiah Clarke to same mistake being made by Sir Henry Wood
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • Morrisey is misunderstood, people think he's the poet of his generation when actually he's just a Cnut
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


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  • natrix wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    "Turning Japanese" by The Vapours is not actually about turning Japanese...more of a walking song.

    As is "Teenage kicks" by Sham 69


    Teenage kicks is by the undertones, thus this could be confusing
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    Woodmonkey wrote:
    Morrisey is misunderstood, people think he's the poet of his generation when actually he's just a Cnut
    :lol:
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  • "Baby" by Justin Bieber is misunderstood by quite a few people because they believe it is proper music that isn't sung by a whining little faggot with the voice of an asthmatic 3 year old and the face of a little girl that would be more appealing to Jimmy Savile.
    "Youth's a mask, but it don't last
    live it long and live it fast."
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