History Fridge / Music

17th Sep '17 6:03:21 PM nombretomado
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** It gets better. I didn't like [[TheyMightBeGiants Apollo 18]] at all -- until I realized that its songs were all references to bad SF/Fantasy movie tropes. ''The Statue Got Me High'' is all about the black monolith at the start of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', and referenced in other ArthurCClarke's works. -- zenfrodo

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** It gets better. I didn't like [[TheyMightBeGiants Apollo 18]] at all -- until I realized that its songs were all references to bad SF/Fantasy movie tropes. ''The Statue Got Me High'' is all about the black monolith at the start of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', and referenced in other ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's works. -- zenfrodo
30th Jul '17 5:08:18 PM TheFunkyMan
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* It seems like Music/NeilYoung's "Rockin' In the Free World" has a serious lyrical disconnect between the verses (singing about the ills of the world) and the chorus (happily stating to "Keep on rockin' in the free world"). Then remember the last line of the first verse: "So I try to forget it any way I can." Rockin' in the free world is his way to forget it.

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* It seems like Music/NeilYoung's "Rockin' In the Free World" has a serious lyrical disconnect between the verses (singing about the ills of the world) and the chorus (happily stating to "Keep on rockin' in the free world"). Then remember the last line of the first verse: "So I try to forget it any way I can." Rockin' in the free world is his way to forget it.it.
* I totally dismissed Music/twentyonepilots' "Car Radio" when I first heard it. A few months later, it came up on a playlist one day as I was listening to music in my car. About a minute into the song, I said, out loud, "Is this about Kierkegaard?!" The rest of the song confirmed my suspicions. Now, "Car Radio" is one of my favorite songs. -TheFunkyMan
9th Jul '17 3:46:34 PM nombretomado
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* Music/{{Queen}}'s ''39' isn't about someone who returns from WorldWarII. It's about an astronaut in 2039, who returns from colonising other planets to find that time dilation has made him only one year older while his love has grown old.

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* Music/{{Queen}}'s ''39' isn't about someone who returns from WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It's about an astronaut in 2039, who returns from colonising other planets to find that time dilation has made him only one year older while his love has grown old.
2nd Jul '17 12:23:56 PM nombretomado
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* The song ''Your Woman'' by White Town. I already knew most of the lyrics had double meanings, but reading a quote from the song writer made it clear that he meant wanted it that way. From TheOtherWiki: "The lyrics could mean 'Being a member of an orthodox Trotskyist / Marxist movement. Being a straight guy in love with a lesbian. Being a gay guy in love with a straight man. Being a straight girl in love with a lying, two-timing, fake-ass Marxist. The hypocrisy that results when love and lust get mixed up with highbrow ideals.' Many listeners also likened the song to a breakup letter, where the man reading the breakup letter imitates the woman's voice."

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* The song ''Your Woman'' by White Town. I already knew most of the lyrics had double meanings, but reading a quote from the song writer made it clear that he meant wanted it that way. From TheOtherWiki: Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "The lyrics could mean 'Being a member of an orthodox Trotskyist / Marxist movement. Being a straight guy in love with a lesbian. Being a gay guy in love with a straight man. Being a straight girl in love with a lying, two-timing, fake-ass Marxist. The hypocrisy that results when love and lust get mixed up with highbrow ideals.' Many listeners also likened the song to a breakup letter, where the man reading the breakup letter imitates the woman's voice."
1st Jul '17 11:38:39 AM BKelly95
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* I always thought it was weird that "Dark Horse" by Music/KatyPerry contains the lyrics "Make me your Aphrodite", because the music video takes place in Ancient Egypt and Aphrodite is an Ancient Greek goddess. But then I remembered that Alexander the Great, who was Greek, conquered Egypt and brought Greek culture to Egypt. After Alexander's death, one of his generals named Ptolemy became pharaoh, and all of the Ptolemy pharoahs (who were descended from him2 were also Greek. Because Alexander brought Greek culture to all the lands he conquered and the Greek Ptolemys worshipped their gods while they ruled Egypt, Aphrodite would have been worshipped in Ancient Egypt under the Ptolemys. [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting That probably wasn't intentional by the songwriters, but the video makes more sense now.]]

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* I always thought it was weird that "Dark Horse" by Music/KatyPerry contains the lyrics "Make me your Aphrodite", because the music video takes place in Ancient Egypt and Aphrodite is an Ancient Greek goddess. But then I remembered that Alexander the Great, who was Greek, conquered Egypt and brought Greek culture to Egypt. After Alexander's death, one of his generals named Ptolemy became pharaoh, and all of the Ptolemy pharoahs (who were descended from him2 were also Greek. Because Alexander brought Greek culture to all the lands he conquered and the Greek Ptolemys worshipped their gods while they ruled Egypt, Aphrodite would have been worshipped in Ancient Egypt under the Ptolemys. [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting That probably wasn't intentional by the songwriters, but the video makes more sense now.]]]]
* It seems like Music/NeilYoung's "Rockin' In the Free World" has a serious lyrical disconnect between the verses (singing about the ills of the world) and the chorus (happily stating to "Keep on rockin' in the free world"). Then remember the last line of the first verse: "So I try to forget it any way I can." Rockin' in the free world is his way to forget it.
18th Jun '17 7:32:34 AM Gosicrystal
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* I always thought it was weird that "Dark Horse" by Music/KatyPerry contains the lyrics "Make me your Aphrodite", because the music video takes place in Ancient Egypt and Aphrodite is an Ancient Greek goddess. But then I remembered that Alexander the Great, who was Greek, conquered Egypt and brought Greek culture to Egypt. After Alexander's death, one of his generals named Ptolemy became pharaoh, and all of the Ptolemy pharoahs (who were descended from him2 were also Greek. Because Alexander brought Greek culture to all the lands he conquered and the Greek Ptolemys worshipped their gods while they ruled Egypt, Aphrodite would have been worshipped in Ancient Egypt under the Ptolemys. [[AccidentallyAccurate That probably wasn't intentional by the songwriters, but the video makes more sense now.]]

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* I always thought it was weird that "Dark Horse" by Music/KatyPerry contains the lyrics "Make me your Aphrodite", because the music video takes place in Ancient Egypt and Aphrodite is an Ancient Greek goddess. But then I remembered that Alexander the Great, who was Greek, conquered Egypt and brought Greek culture to Egypt. After Alexander's death, one of his generals named Ptolemy became pharaoh, and all of the Ptolemy pharoahs (who were descended from him2 were also Greek. Because Alexander brought Greek culture to all the lands he conquered and the Greek Ptolemys worshipped their gods while they ruled Egypt, Aphrodite would have been worshipped in Ancient Egypt under the Ptolemys. [[AccidentallyAccurate [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting That probably wasn't intentional by the songwriters, but the video makes more sense now.]]
4th Jun '17 9:23:40 AM nombretomado
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* I'd always enjoyed the Movie WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, and didn't question the "you really are a heel" line in You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch. Then I joined TVTropes, and the line made perfect sense. The narrorater is a) {{foreshadowing}} the HeelFaceTurn and b) giving a GeniusBonus to wrestling fans! -SenshiSun

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* I'd always enjoyed the Movie WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, and didn't question the "you really are a heel" line in You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch. Then I joined TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, and the line made perfect sense. The narrorater is a) {{foreshadowing}} the HeelFaceTurn and b) giving a GeniusBonus to wrestling fans! -SenshiSun
29th Apr '17 12:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* I first heard the BlackEyedPeas song "Imma Be" during the ToddInTheShadows review, and agreed with him that the title sounds entirely too much like "I'm a bee", and the single's cover itself admits it. Upon reflection, that may have been the entire point of the title. The video is apparently about the evils of assimilation and the whole idea of producing music mechanically, with visuals involving robots and being literally stuck in a rut. In essence, creating a hive mind. In fact, the repetition of the line throughout the first part can only be described as [[StealthPun droning]]. Then you add in the actual verses about standing out from the crowd, and the term "Imma be" is now a positive message about having aspirations and personal interests. While sounding exactly the same as the previous term with the opposite meaning. -Tropers/FalconPain

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* I first heard the BlackEyedPeas song "Imma Be" during the ToddInTheShadows WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows review, and agreed with him that the title sounds entirely too much like "I'm a bee", and the single's cover itself admits it. Upon reflection, that may have been the entire point of the title. The video is apparently about the evils of assimilation and the whole idea of producing music mechanically, with visuals involving robots and being literally stuck in a rut. In essence, creating a hive mind. In fact, the repetition of the line throughout the first part can only be described as [[StealthPun droning]]. Then you add in the actual verses about standing out from the crowd, and the term "Imma be" is now a positive message about having aspirations and personal interests. While sounding exactly the same as the previous term with the opposite meaning. -Tropers/FalconPain



** I recently had a case of FridgeBrilliance with this song. The reason why the singer's "this is what I'd do for you" bits are describing things that would cause immense pain or death? It's the "I don't want to live after this girl dumped me" kind of song fused with the "I would do anything for you" kind of song. The whole thing is a collision of the "I love you" and "I hate you" kind of songs that are filled with hyperbole. This revalation made this song a whole lot deeper to me. Oh, and for ToddInTheShadows' confusion about the "Should've known you were trouble from the first kiss, had your eyes wide open" lyric? Maybe the first kiss happened when other people were around and the singer's knowledge of here eyes being open came from the other people who were there. - Tropers/{{Bobpiecheese}}

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** I recently had a case of FridgeBrilliance with this song. The reason why the singer's "this is what I'd do for you" bits are describing things that would cause immense pain or death? It's the "I don't want to live after this girl dumped me" kind of song fused with the "I would do anything for you" kind of song. The whole thing is a collision of the "I love you" and "I hate you" kind of songs that are filled with hyperbole. This revalation made this song a whole lot deeper to me. Oh, and for ToddInTheShadows' WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows' confusion about the "Should've known you were trouble from the first kiss, had your eyes wide open" lyric? Maybe the first kiss happened when other people were around and the singer's knowledge of here eyes being open came from the other people who were there. - Tropers/{{Bobpiecheese}}
26th Apr '17 12:39:31 PM Starshock
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* I was lost without you on the mass effect 3 soundtrack, its the romance theme and you have to find and save your squad members in the game, they are the ones who are lost without you

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* I was lost without you on the mass effect 3 soundtrack, its the romance theme and you have to find and save your squad members in the game, they are the ones who are lost without youyou
* I always thought it was weird that "Dark Horse" by Music/KatyPerry contains the lyrics "Make me your Aphrodite", because the music video takes place in Ancient Egypt and Aphrodite is an Ancient Greek goddess. But then I remembered that Alexander the Great, who was Greek, conquered Egypt and brought Greek culture to Egypt. After Alexander's death, one of his generals named Ptolemy became pharaoh, and all of the Ptolemy pharoahs (who were descended from him2 were also Greek. Because Alexander brought Greek culture to all the lands he conquered and the Greek Ptolemys worshipped their gods while they ruled Egypt, Aphrodite would have been worshipped in Ancient Egypt under the Ptolemys. [[AccidentallyAccurate That probably wasn't intentional by the songwriters, but the video makes more sense now.]]
8th Apr '17 10:18:14 PM nombretomado
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** In the clip for ''Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me'', Bono's character is seen become into a Batman-style villain after being struck by a car as he is distracted by reading a copy of ''TheScrewtapeLetters''. This metamorphosis into an evil character is a sharp contrast to the theme of the book written by C.S. Lewis where the demon Screwtape advises his nephew Wormwood that "the safest path to hell is the gradual one."

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** In the clip for ''Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me'', Bono's character is seen become into a Batman-style villain after being struck by a car as he is distracted by reading a copy of ''TheScrewtapeLetters''.''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. This metamorphosis into an evil character is a sharp contrast to the theme of the book written by C.S. Lewis where the demon Screwtape advises his nephew Wormwood that "the safest path to hell is the gradual one."
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