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Old 11-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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The meaning behind songs.

Anyone have any songs they like, but don't like/agree with the meaning behind them?


I'm not a religious person in the slightest, but i think this tune is beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGjf...feature=related



Another one off the top of my head is Lips Of An Angel by Hinder. I'm not a fan of the band but i really like the song, despite it being about cheating on someone.



Do you think the meaning behind songs is more/less/equally important than the melody, harmony, etc.?
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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**** the Middle East by S.O.D. comes to mind.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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What if there is no meaning outside of the music itself?

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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**** the Middle East by S.O.D. comes to mind.

But the lyrics are so meaningful

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**** the middle east
There's too many problems
They just get in the way
We sure could live without them
They hijack our planes
They raise our oil prices
We'll kill them all and have a ball
And end their ****in' crisis
BEIRUT, LEBANON-Won't exist once we're done
LIBYA, IRAN-We'll flush the bastards down the can
SYRIANS and SHIITES-Crush their faces with our might
Then Israel and Egypt can live in peace without these dicks
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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A lot of Sufjan Steven's religious symbolism. I guess it works sometimes, especially in his "states" albums (because 'Merica). I dunno. I'm not saying it's bad to be religious, but I feel that sometimes it isn't always necessary in some of his songs.
He does a great job with it, though, and he's easily one of the best songwriters of our generation, so I don't mind.


Also depending on the song/artist/genre. Some bands/artists like having very obscure unidentifiable lyrics (Pixies, Brian Eno), and some want to convey messages that are meant to be heard (Bob Dylan, Public Enemy). Then you have the usual which fall in between both sides of the spectrum.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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Pretty much every Faun song. I love the music, but hate all that new-age, neo-pagan bullshit.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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Not really, I try to ingratiate every aspect of a song into my mind so I can really enjoy it, but if a song has an overt lyrical message I'm not a fan of, that shit's going off.

Oddly enough, the music hasn't been that amazing anyway, so I'm not at a loss.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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I listen to christian rock bands like Skillet, Creed, RED etc. I like their music and sometimes agree with some of their messages but a lot of the time I don't.

Then there is the likes of Ted Nugent... Has a song or two I like (Stranglehold, Cat Scratch Fever) but as a person he seems like a dick. Notice how I say seem, I don't know him so can't 100% say he is, but it seems like he is.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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I disagree with me being a soldier too in Forever Road's "You're a Soldier Too".

I dunno, I just get the feeling I'm not, ya know?
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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I was just listening to Snoop Dogg but in fact don't like smoking chronic everyday and called women bitches.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #11
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I guess Bullet for my Valentine - Cries in Vain
Even then, I'm not bothered by it. I don't really listen to any songs with meanings that bother me.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #12
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**** the Middle East by S.O.D. comes to mind.


lol, I came here to say S.O.D. "Speak English or Die" was a little over the top for me, but only because its kind of hard to expect everyone to learn it right away as soon as they get here.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:50 PM   #13
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Motivational spiritual stuff on the beauty of being human in conjunction with being part of the universe

Like Tool and Gojira and YOB and Meshuggah and all that stuff like that



Or lyrics about mundane every day emotions, but the emotions that have the biggest affect on us in day to day life

Wavves and BestCoast and Giles Corey and Ben Howard and Keaton Henson and shit like that

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #14
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lol, I came here to say S.O.D. "Speak English or Die" was a little over the top for me, but only because its kind of hard to expect everyone to learn it right away as soon as they get here.


It's not like they're serious though
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #15
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A lot of the songs on Birth.Eater by Oceana deal with the religious anti-abortion views which I disagree with, but the songs are great.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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It's not like they're serious though


Obviously, you cant write Fuck the middle east, AND have Scott Ian in your band.
He's a heeb-a-saurus
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:37 PM   #17
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Obviously, you cant write Fuck the middle east, AND have Scott Ian in your band.
He's a heeb-a-saurus

That is so very sigworthy...
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #18
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Brooke Fraser has the voice of an angel and I like a bunch if her songs even though they are the usual God is so ****ing awesome-BS

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