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Joe Corn Mo
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"songs with subtext that's easy to miss."
Mon May-02-11 12:31 PM by Joe Corn Mo

  

          

why can't we be friends-- war

SOUNDS LIKE: a novlelty hit
BUT REALLY... it's a racial protest song disquised as a novelty hit.



imagine-- john lennon

SOUNDS LIKE: a quaint little ballad.
BUT REALLY... it's a call to arms to destroy the very concepts
of religion, nationalism, and capitalism. but it's set to such a
quiet piano tune and catchy melody, that it sticks around
for longer than if he were to start screaming over an electric
guitar lick "destroy this shit NOW!!!

no, john was slick with it.
imagine...
no pressure.
you can even dismiss me if you want to...
(but be warned... 'i'm not the only one' TRANSLATION: our numbers are growing, and soon the dreamers will overthrow your ass.)

and the world will live as one.



the police-- every breath you take
SOUNDS LIKE: a love ballad
BUT REALLY: it's a stalker's manifesto.

every breath you take. each and every single one...
i'll be watching you.

(whether you want me there or not)

because i..er...love you.
creepy.




add on.

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Randy Newman: "I Love L.A."
May 02nd 2011
1
i'm not up on randy newman. i've heard good things, though.
May 02nd 2011
4
Similarly, Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours
Nov 10th 2011
63
born in the usa -- *shrugs*
May 02nd 2011
2
and the republicans used that for their campaigns, too lol
May 02nd 2011
3
RE: born in the usa -- *shrugs*
May 02nd 2011
5
Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land'
May 02nd 2011
6
Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain
May 02nd 2011
7
RE: Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain
Nov 09th 2011
59
Imagine is pretty straight forward to me.
May 02nd 2011
8
Earth, Wind & Fire - Reasons
May 02nd 2011
9
LOL @ Philip Bailey
May 03rd 2011
18
Yeah I remember he mentioned that LOL, SMH @ them!!!
May 03rd 2011
37
i did not know this. hell, i dont' even know the words
May 24th 2011
45
I'd Really Like to See You Tonight - England Dan
May 02nd 2011
10
Ha!
May 24th 2011
50
next - too close
May 02nd 2011
11
^^^^^
May 03rd 2011
12
lmao i never realized this but it seems obvious
May 03rd 2011
13
What???? LMAO they told me back in 98/8th grade
May 03rd 2011
14
RE: lmao i never realized this but it seems obvious
May 03rd 2011
16
the best part is how far they take it
May 03rd 2011
22
      LMAOOO @ Turqoise jeep, it low key is. And the radio version was
May 23rd 2011
43
Dang when you put it like that!!!
May 03rd 2011
35
Stereolab....all of it
May 03rd 2011
15
Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa - De La Soul
May 03rd 2011
17
It's storytelling rap with it's meaning very evident
May 03rd 2011
30
Ummmm, that song is about as straight forward as it can be.
May 03rd 2011
34
Agreed, maybe not subtext, but the point was missed by many idiots.
May 03rd 2011
39
RE: Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa - De La Soul
May 24th 2011
56
What A Fool Believes
May 03rd 2011
19
Hey Ya
May 03rd 2011
20
always detected the cold irony in it
May 24th 2011
48
Chonkyfire
May 03rd 2011
21
RE: songs with subtext that's easy to miss.
May 03rd 2011
23
i *just* watched that episode yesterday, no lie.
May 03rd 2011
41
"Longview" by Green Day
May 03rd 2011
24
Prince- I would die 4 u
May 03rd 2011
25
Let's add "1999" to the Prince list
May 03rd 2011
26
      pussy control
May 03rd 2011
27
      what is that song about again?
May 03rd 2011
28
           my take
May 03rd 2011
29
           I've always heard it's about crippling depression
May 03rd 2011
33
Um... I didn't know what Money for Nothing was about until that post
May 03rd 2011
31
Got To Get You Into My Life
May 03rd 2011
32
i was suprised when i eventually found out There She Goes by the La's
May 03rd 2011
36
Does "Smooth Criminal" count? I mean people call MJ one LOL
May 03rd 2011
38
really?
May 24th 2011
52
Pull Up to The Bumper - Grace Jones
May 03rd 2011
40
I def ain't catch that when I first heard it
May 23rd 2011
42
nodobt gonna mention "Mary Jane" or "Brown Sugar"?
May 24th 2011
44
thats not a subtext thats easy to miss.
May 24th 2011
47
      yeah, now it aint...didnt know what it was (MJ) younger...
May 24th 2011
49
the stones - she's a rainbow
May 24th 2011
46
Dilla Dawg Donuts
May 24th 2011
51
Green Earrings - Steely Dan
May 24th 2011
53
RE: songs with subtext that's easy to miss.
May 24th 2011
54
The Roots - Pussy Galore
May 24th 2011
55
here are mine
May 25th 2011
57
Who the hell could miss the "Subtext" in "You remind me of my
Nov 10th 2011
62
I didn't realize Outkast's Payer's Ball was a Christmas Song
Nov 09th 2011
58
I STILL don't get how, they mentioned some XMasy shit a lil
Nov 10th 2011
61
common "film called pimp"
Nov 09th 2011
60

Bumaye
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1. "Randy Newman: "I Love L.A.""
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SOUNDS LIKE: straightforward gushing love letter to the City of Angels

BUT REALLY: an equivocal approval of the city that notes the class extremes of the city in the geography (Victory, Imperial, 6th) and characters (hot redheads vs. bums on their knees) you see there.

  

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4. "i'm not up on randy newman. i've heard good things, though."
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>SOUNDS LIKE: straightforward gushing love letter to the City
>of Angels
>
>BUT REALLY: an equivocal approval of the city that notes the
>class extremes of the city in the geography (Victory,
>Imperial, 6th) and characters (hot redheads vs. bums on their
>knees) you see there.

  

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63. "Similarly, Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours"
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Sounds like: fun, slow ballad dedicated to a major city.
Actually is: a scathing dismissal of everything vapid about the town and submission to the fact they need Los Angeles to matter as entertainers.

the lyrics are pretty blatantly negative but it's pretty easy to just bob your head to it until the end of each verse when he declares his love.

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2. "born in the usa -- *shrugs*"
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n/m.

peace.

one.

  

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3. "and the republicans used that for their campaigns, too lol"
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5. "RE: born in the usa -- *shrugs*"
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i hate this song so much. but at every party im at this song comes on and every one drunkenly chants along, all prideful. im like come on, bro. it's satire.

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6. "Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land'"
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He wrote it partially in protest to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". The original version contained the verses at the end:

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
This land was made for you and me.

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?

Of course the irony is that when it got published and covered they leave off the last couple verses and it basically comes out as a song just like "God Bless America"

  

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7. "Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain"
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SOUNDS LIKE: a loopy ass song that makes no sense

BUT APPARENTLY: an extended metaphor about racism, according to Tay Zonday

  

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59. "RE: Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain"
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THATS WHAT I WAS SAYING!!!!

everyone thought I was crazy

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8. "Imagine is pretty straight forward to me."
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In fact, I think that's the point.

  

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9. "Earth, Wind & Fire - Reasons"
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Sounds like - A beautiful ass love song that many old folks used at a Wedding

But really - Two mafuckers cheatin on their significant others

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18. "LOL @ Philip Bailey "
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It IS a sad song and I loved his reaction when it comes to people approaching him and telling him that they played "Reasons" in their wedding. Like, REALLY? lmfao!

I understand though, its easy to get distracted by the music and the sentiment.

  

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37. "Yeah I remember he mentioned that LOL, SMH @ them!!!"
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Yea I mean the song is just hella pretty, but lyrically?? Shiiiiit!

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45. "i did not know this. hell, i dont' even know the words "
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...a child is born with no state of mind, blind to the ways of mankind, god is smilin' on you and frownin' too, because only god knows what you gonna do...©melle mel

  

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10. "I'd Really Like to See You Tonight - England Dan"
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Sounds like- classic pop love tune you hear on your oldies station.

Actually- a dude booty calling his ex-wife.

Here's the song with the words printed. STRAIGHT UP BOOTY CALL PIMP SHIT!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqwLjkqj8Gw&feature=related

  

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50. "Ha!"
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I've always dug this song too. It's easy to see it could be directed to an ex, but how do you know it's his ex-wife?

(this dude did the Lake Shore Drive joint w/ someone else, right?)

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11. "next - too close"
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sounds like: basic mid-tempo '90s party jam for the ex new jack crowd
really about: being unable to hide your boner in the club

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12. "^^^^^"
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13. "lmao i never realized this but it seems obvious "
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listening to it now

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14. "What???? LMAO they told me back in 98/8th grade"
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and I said OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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16. "RE: lmao i never realized this but it seems obvious "
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HAHAHAHAHAHHA me too. i didnt know what song it was , checked it out on youtube. Never listened to the lyrics properly, always assumed it was feelings that he couldnt hide. hahahaha this made my day.

This thread kicks ass

  

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22. "the best part is how far they take it"
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And yet the parts of the lyrics that get emphasized make it feel like a basic raunchy sex song. The male vocals are so much bigger than the girl singing "I feel a little poke coming through on you" that you just sort of forget about it if the song's melody already caught you.

But really, it's like a Lonely Island or Turqouise Jeep song on steroids.


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43. "LMAOOO @ Turqoise jeep, it low key is. And the radio version was"
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funny for replacing "poke" with "umph" like three months later

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35. "Dang when you put it like that!!!"
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>sounds like: basic mid-tempo '90s party jam for the ex new
>jack crowd
>really about: being unable to hide your boner in the club

  

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15. "Stereolab....all of it"
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TONS of marxist references over melodic feel good tunes

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17. "Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa - De La Soul"
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Sounds like- Some more of that hippie shit that De La Soul makes with a crazy ass title.
Actually- One of the most well written songs in the history of Hip Hop, about child molestation and rape.

  

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30. "It's storytelling rap with it's meaning very evident"
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Don't know if there's a subtext there

  

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34. "Ummmm, that song is about as straight forward as it can be."
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39. "Agreed, maybe not subtext, but the point was missed by many idiots."
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TRUST ME THE TITLE SCARED OF MANY PEOPLE.

  

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56. "RE: Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa - De La Soul"
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Old Man Jacob's Well(Boogiemonsters) is another feel bad molestation rap. Bizarre of D12's punchlines about using his niece to clean up ejaculate... well, I do not know what to say about his jokes. Was rap-a-lot's Gangsta N.I.P. hemmed for child molestation? Revenge for sexually abused children's a recycled theme in EL-P's lyrics. Totally Insane, rap group from east palo alto, california (early-90's) had a child abuse revenge song that ended in gunshots.

rebel i.n.s.

  

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19. "What A Fool Believes"
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Sounds like: A dinky little late '70s AOR song where Michael McDonald sings lead

Actually is: A story of a sad sack who can't get the hint that the woman that left him ain't taking him back

  

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20. "Hey Ya"
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Sounds like: a fun pop song

But Really: dark meta-commentary on culture and emptiness

Here's the long version: http://www.guante.info/2009/12/why-hey-ya-is-best-song-of-decade.html

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48. "always detected the cold irony in it"
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but that was quite an interesting breakdown.

  

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21. "Chonkyfire"
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Sounds like: pre-Stankonia Gasoline dreaming

What it actually is: a bitter fuck you to the closed minded commercial industry that caused one of the most innovative hip hop groups to toil with their blood to the point of doubting themselves only to emerge from the rite of passage victorious and head unbowed. From "rats, snakes..." etc. to Pimp Trick, they can barely contain their fury at the small minded audience they are trying to "liberate". They could have called this album Exodus.

Seen enough to eye you/
But I've seen too much to try you

  

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23. "RE: songs with subtext that's easy to miss."
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Been watching Arrested Development which got me thinking about Afternoon Delight. Sounds like an innocent pop song but it's really about a nooner.

Also, Grease Lightening. It's all about using your car to get pussy and it's fairly explicit.

  

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41. "i *just* watched that episode yesterday, no lie."
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24. ""Longview" by Green Day"
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Sounds like: Goofy little pop punk song.

Actually about: Jerking off when you're bored at home.

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revolution75
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25. "Prince- I would die 4 u"
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Sounds like: a love song
Reality: A song about Jesus dying for mankind

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mrhood75
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26. "Let's add "1999" to the Prince list"
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Sounds like: A song about care-free partying.
Really about: Nuclear war/the end of the world.

Prince has a whole gang-load of tracks that would fit on this list (e.g.: Lady Cab Driver)

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revolution75
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27. "pussy control"
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how i could i forget that one

sounds like: a stripper anthem, double-clutching women using their body parts to get what their want
but
in reality: its a song about women having self confidence/respect

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Dr Claw
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28. "what is that song about again?"
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>Prince has a whole gang-load of tracks that would fit on this
>list (e.g.: Lady Cab Driver)

also "Little Red Corvette" ... LMAO. 1999 is basically an album of Prince doing that for every song

  

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29. "my take"
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Its about life's disappointments and prince fucking his way to clarity (this is for....) aka a warped 22 year old's path to enlightenment.

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mrhood75
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33. "I've always heard it's about crippling depression"
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stylez dainty
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31. "Um... I didn't know what Money for Nothing was about until that post"
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Looking at the lyrics I don't even think it qualifies as subtext. I'm just really bad about paying attention to lyrics. That post made me feel like a dummy.

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32. "Got To Get You Into My Life"
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Sounds like: Another Paul silly love song
But Really: Paul wants to be a stoner

  

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36. "i was suprised when i eventually found out There She Goes by the La's"
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was about heroin

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38. "Does "Smooth Criminal" count? I mean people call MJ one LOL"
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almost like it's a compliment...without realizing the song is talking about a lil girl getting raped. And they dance and sing along like Annie just fell and scraped her knee.

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52. "really?"
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I mean...I always got the impression that Annie was hurt when he goes "Annie are you okay?" But I never thought that it was about her being molested, never crossed my mind. Actually, this whole post is very eye opening!

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40. "Pull Up to The Bumper - Grace Jones"
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Sounds like - a person telling someone how to drive
Actually- A women telling a dude to hit it form the bizzack!

  

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42. "I def ain't catch that when I first heard it"
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44. "nodobt gonna mention "Mary Jane" or "Brown Sugar"?"
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sweeneykovar
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47. "thats not a subtext thats easy to miss."
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49. "yeah, now it aint...didnt know what it was (MJ) younger..."
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for house goodness:

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ahhh, why the hell not:
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46. "the stones - she's a rainbow"
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i always thought this song was about period sex.

  

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51. "Dilla Dawg Donuts"
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pretty much the whole thing

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53. "Green Earrings - Steely Dan"
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sounds like: a song about lust
realy a song about a jewel theif

  

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54. "RE: songs with subtext that's easy to miss."
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Francis Scott Key "Star Spangled Banner"

Sounds like: All-American patriotism and romanticizing of what our Founding Fathers went through.

Really is: the first American "gangsta rap" song ever written.. talking about flying colors and bustin' on fools.


Dr. Richard Shuckberg "Yankee Doodle"

Sounds like: A fanciful patriotic American children's tune.

Really is: The British calling Americans a bunch of fanciful faggot hipsters.


Every Wham! or George Michael Song pre-coming out the closet..

Sounds like: A dude singing to a girl about love/sex.

Really is: A dude singing to another dude about love/sex.


Prince "I Would Die 4 U" (edit: Didn't see the above post.. sorry!)

Sounds like: Synthed out 80's pop funk rock love bliss

Really is: born again Christian propaganda


Afro-Rican "Give it All You Got (Doggystyle)"

Sounds like: Bassy dance rap song with cool scratches and funky samples about partying and dancing

Really is: a pro-anal sex anthem.










White Bronco.

  

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55. "The Roots - Pussy Galore"
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Sounds like - a song about a bunch of pussy
Actually- a way of saying sex sells. Commentary on advertising and marketing.

  

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57. "here are mine"
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"glamour Profession" Steely Dan

ribbon in the sky Stevie Wonder

that's what you get for being Polite the Jacksons

voyage to Atlantis the Isley Brothers

afternoon delight Starlight band

you remind me of my jeep R.Kelly

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

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62. "Who the hell could miss the "Subtext" in "You remind me of my"
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Jeep???"

But hmm, what's the subtext in Stevie's song? I know it's not about a literal ribbon in the sky but is it somethin else?

>"glamour Profession" Steely Dan
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>ribbon in the sky Stevie Wonder
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>that's what you get for being Polite the Jacksons
>
>voyage to Atlantis the Isley Brothers
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>afternoon delight Starlight band
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>you remind me of my jeep R.Kelly

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58. "I didn't realize Outkast's Payer's Ball was a Christmas Song"
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until very after the fact.

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61. "I STILL don't get how, they mentioned some XMasy shit a lil"
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but an actual XMas song???

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60. "common "film called pimp""
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isn't that about the record industry?

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