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i am doing a project for english class, and i need to find a song that appears to be about one thing, but is actually about something totally different. in other words, the author intended to song to mean one thing, but people often assume something else. thanks in advance!
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I think Glass Onion or I am the Walrus has a confused meaning, not sure which of the two it si though.
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Dave Matthews' "Crash Into Me" is about a peeping-tom looking through a girls window. Everyone thinks it is a love song.
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do that tears dont fall by bullet is about him breaking up with his girlfriend and he isnt unhappy about it, its either about that or he doesnt get gravity
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Dave Matthews' "Crash Into Me" is about a peeping-tom looking through a girls window. Everyone thinks it is a love song.


yea ive heard that, but i go to a Christian school, so the song's meaning has to be something pretty tame, as in nothing sexual or violent
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Prince Of Darkness by Megadeth

Kill The King by Rainbow
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polly by nirvana sounds like its about a parrot but its about rape
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prison sex or stinkfist by tool, pricson sex is about circles of abuse, but people think its about droping the soap, and stinkfist is complicated, but its not about fist f*cking
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Isn't Every Breath You Take by The Police a song that was confused as to what it meant? Nobody realised it was about stalking? Or is it just an urban myth?
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"Where Is My Mind" by the Pixies is confusing.
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Born in the USA.... Its about how bad the Vietnam War was.. A lot people thought it was a song about how great the USA was.
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I would say Relax by Franky goes to Hollywood. Its an old 80's song that people didnt take as literally as they should have. But since you go to a Christian school, i would say Supersonic by Family Force 5. If you actually think about the song lyrics, it is a Christian song.
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Master of Puppets by Metallica. The meaning is always debated, I think it is about cocaine addiction.
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Isn't Every Breath You Take by The Police a song that was confused as to what it meant? Nobody realised it was about stalking? Or is it just an urban myth?

no its true, its about his divorce or something, and ppl think its a love song and use it at weddings
good song tho
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Oh yeah FreeBird most people think its about suicide but it was really about how he was free from his gf
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Rainy Day Women by Bob Dylan-


Well, they'll stone ya when you're trying to be so good,
They'll stone ya just a-like they said they would.
They'll stone ya when you're tryin' to go home.
Then they'll stone ya when you're there all alone.

But I would not feel so all alone,
Everybody must get stoned!

It's like the trend was to write a song superficially about something, but secretly about drugs so as not to get into trouble, but Dylan flipped that around- he's said himself that it's about being alone rather than drugs.

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Tourettes - Nirvana
anyone care to find the meaning in that?
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Fade to black - Metallica.

Its actually about metallica having their gear nicked.

Sounds more like a suicide note.
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#34
The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden. It's not praising Satan, it's about a guy who finds some Satanic people and it interested in it.
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whats the meaning of panic at the disco's.... i write sins not tradigies.... my prespective is that a guys at his best friends wedding and see the bride ****ing another guy in the bathroom
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whats the meaning of panic at the disco's.... i write sins not tradigies.... my prespective is that a guys at his best friends wedding and see the bride ****ing another guy in the bathroom

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The Hokey Pokey is about atheism. "that's what it's all about", clearly they mean "that" is what it is all about as opposed to God. It is trying to kill God.
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Bad Religion-American Jesus

People think its anti-christian and such. I cant remember the real meaning for it havent heard it in a while but ya.
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That old Nursery ryme

Ring around the Rosey?

yeah thats about a bunch of old diseases, every one gives a strange look when they find out. if you need a real song though, then Number of the beast.
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I think you could give Weak and Powerless by A Perfect Circle. I've heard people interpet as some sort of love song because of the chorus, "Desperate, and ravenous. So weak and powerless over you". but, if you consider the concept of the album 13th Step, it's really about drug addiction and that's he's speaking to; "you".
You can analyze a lot of supposive love songs where the person the lyricists is talking to in neccasarily a person. You could look at the album In Absentia by Porcupine Tree, too. It's has an almost cheerful, romantic vibe in some of the songs and vague lyrics but it's actually about a serial killer. Oh wait, that wouldn't be to useful in a catholic school. But yeah, take a look at Weak and Powerless.
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