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19th Aug '16 5:37:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Coldplay}}'' have quite a bit of Music/LyricalDissonance in their songs. But if you think about it they're actually cases of [[UnreliableNarrator Unreliable]] [[strike: [[UnreliableNarrator Narrator]]]] [[UnreliableNarrator Singer]];

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* The ''{{Coldplay}}'' ''Music/{{Coldplay}}'' have quite a bit of Music/LyricalDissonance in their songs. But if you think about it they're actually cases of [[UnreliableNarrator Unreliable]] [[strike: [[UnreliableNarrator Narrator]]]] [[UnreliableNarrator Singer]];



* In the song "The Fear" by LilyAllen, there's the line "I'll look at the sun and I'll look in the mirror". The song is about trying to become famous, so I always thought that it was "look at the sun" (symbolizing hope) and "look in the mirror" (vanity). I just got that there are two meanings to that line: She'll also look at The Sun and The Mirror (the tabloids) to see what she needs to do to be famous. To be fair, I'm American, so even though I like British shows and music, I'm not part of the culture. -- animeHrmIne

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* In the song "The Fear" by LilyAllen, Music/LilyAllen, there's the line "I'll look at the sun and I'll look in the mirror". The song is about trying to become famous, so I always thought that it was "look at the sun" (symbolizing hope) and "look in the mirror" (vanity). I just got that there are two meanings to that line: She'll also look at The Sun and The Mirror (the tabloids) to see what she needs to do to be famous. To be fair, I'm American, so even though I like British shows and music, I'm not part of the culture. -- animeHrmIne
16th Jul '16 10:12:48 PM ryanson209
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* Iron Maiden end their album "Somewhere in Time" with Alexander The Great. Think about it. The album has a futuristic sound and theme, and then they end it with Ancient History. Pretty cool!-- FlawedDesign


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* Iron Maiden end their album "Somewhere in Time" with Alexander The Great. Think about it. The album has a futuristic sound and theme, and then they end it with Ancient History. Pretty cool!-- FlawedDesign
3rd Jul '16 1:34:12 PM gewunomox
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* TheBeachBoys's album SMiLE (or at least, the bootlegs and the Brian Wilson solo version) has a lot of musical fridge brilliance, notably in the way it re-uses melodies in different songs. A good example is how the melody of the waltz introduction of ''I'm In Great Shape'' is actually the counter-melody of the "Catina" section of ''Heroes And Villains'' on a different tempo. It's pretty subtle, but once you hear it, it's brilliant.

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* TheBeachBoys's Music/TheBeachBoys's album SMiLE (or at least, the bootlegs and the Brian Wilson solo version) has a lot of musical fridge brilliance, notably in the way it re-uses melodies in different songs. A good example is how the melody of the waltz introduction of ''I'm In Great Shape'' is actually the counter-melody of the "Catina" section of ''Heroes And Villains'' on a different tempo. It's pretty subtle, but once you hear it, it's brilliant.
27th Jun '16 2:45:07 AM gewunomox
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* When I started listening to Music/{{Deadmau5}}, the first song I listened to was ''Animal Rights'', which featured Wolfgang Gartner. It took me a couple of listens to realize the significance of the title - Deadmau5 is an artist who constantly wears a giant mouse head, and he owns two, well-known cats. - IkuMasamune

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* When I started listening to Music/{{Deadmau5}}, the first song I listened to was ''Animal Rights'', which featured Wolfgang Gartner. It took me a couple of listens to realize the significance of the title - Deadmau5 deadmau5 is an artist who constantly wears a giant mouse head, and he owns two, well-known cats. - IkuMasamune
26th Jun '16 3:43:13 AM gewunomox
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* I didn't get the song ''Handlebars'' (by the Flobots) at first, how it changes from sounding like Cake to more like LinkinPark. Then I realized that it tells a story: As the song goes along, the music gets more complicated, the feats get more impressive and the singing gets louder. --{{Stinkoman87}}

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* I didn't get the song ''Handlebars'' (by the Flobots) at first, how it changes from sounding like Cake to more like LinkinPark.Music/LinkinPark. Then I realized that it tells a story: As the song goes along, the music gets more complicated, the feats get more impressive and the singing gets louder. --{{Stinkoman87}}
23rd Jun '16 2:35:11 AM gewunomox
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* The Minutemen included a live version of their cover of "Don't Look Now" by CreedenceClearwaterRevival on ''Double Nickels On The Dime'', which is otherwise entirely a studio album. I had always wondered why this was, especially since it's not a very clear recording of the song, and you can hear the audience talking over most of it. I figured maybe they really wanted the song to be on the album, but couldn't seem to do a good studio performance of it, so they just grabbed the best live recording they happened to have of it. Then I read the book from the 33 1/3 series on the album, and it was noted that a friend of the band had made the recording from the audience, and convinced them to use it because he thought the audience chatter actually added something to the song. It suddenly started to make sense: "Don't Look Now" is sort of about taking conveniences for granted (and more specifically the hard work that goes into those conveniences), so using a live recording where the audience seems to be too busy talking among themselves to hear the message of the song adds a level of irony. -Tropers/MikeK

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* The Minutemen included a live version of their cover of "Don't Look Now" by CreedenceClearwaterRevival Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival on ''Double Nickels On The Dime'', which is otherwise entirely a studio album. I had always wondered why this was, especially since it's not a very clear recording of the song, and you can hear the audience talking over most of it. I figured maybe they really wanted the song to be on the album, but couldn't seem to do a good studio performance of it, so they just grabbed the best live recording they happened to have of it. Then I read the book from the 33 1/3 series on the album, and it was noted that a friend of the band had made the recording from the audience, and convinced them to use it because he thought the audience chatter actually added something to the song. It suddenly started to make sense: "Don't Look Now" is sort of about taking conveniences for granted (and more specifically the hard work that goes into those conveniences), so using a live recording where the audience seems to be too busy talking among themselves to hear the message of the song adds a level of irony. -Tropers/MikeK
9th Jun '16 6:05:47 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* I already liked JonathanCoulton 's song Code Monkey, but I like it even more now that I realise exactly why he hates his job so much. He's bad at it. His code doesn't necessarily have to be elegant, but it should at least be functional, when he's depressed he pretends to work and he'd rather be jobless and mooching around. - TheGerkuman

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* I already liked JonathanCoulton 's song Code Monkey, but I like it even more now that I realise exactly why he hates his job so much. He's bad at it. His code doesn't necessarily have to be elegant, but it should at least be functional, when he's depressed he pretends to work and he'd rather be jobless and mooching around. - TheGerkumanTheGerkuman
* The chorus of Joseph Arthur's BreakupSong "In the Sun" has no words but the catchy refrain "May God's love be with you, always," making the ultimate sentiment of the song come off as a warm and heartfelt IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy. This can seem odd, given that the rest of the lyrics seem to portray a tumultuous relationship that ended with heartbreak and hurt feelings. Then you realize: the singer is wishing God's love for his ex-lover because he no longer loves her himself, but hopes that God--who is immune to anger and sadness and regret--still might. "May God's love be with you" is a subtle way of saying "I don't love you anymore, but I hope you're OK."
25th May '16 8:53:23 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* I was listening to "Happy Birthday" by TheBirthdayMassacre again, and it hit me: in the chorus, when she sings "'You're a murder tramp, murder tramp'/I think he said/'You're a murder boy, birthday boy'/I think I said", he's not repeating 'murder tramp', it's what he's ''calling her by'', just like how she's calling him 'birthday boy'. - Tropers/{{Zadia}}

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* I was listening to "Happy Birthday" by TheBirthdayMassacre Music/TheBirthdayMassacre again, and it hit me: in the chorus, when she sings "'You're a murder tramp, murder tramp'/I think he said/'You're a murder boy, birthday boy'/I think I said", he's not repeating 'murder tramp', it's what he's ''calling her by'', just like how she's calling him 'birthday boy'. - Tropers/{{Zadia}}
5th May '16 4:31:24 PM nombretomado
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* The line "Put on your ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Shoes_(fairy_tale) red shoes]]'' and dance the blues" immediately makes DavidBowie's "Let's Dance" darker than most dance tunes of the early [[Main/TheEighties 1980s]] if you know your Creator/HansChristianAndersen. -- Sapphire Redux

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* The line "Put on your ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Shoes_(fairy_tale) red shoes]]'' and dance the blues" immediately makes DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's "Let's Dance" darker than most dance tunes of the early [[Main/TheEighties 1980s]] if you know your Creator/HansChristianAndersen. -- Sapphire Redux



* The line "kick out the jams" among the rebel slogans in DavidBowie's "Cygnet Committee" seems like {{Narm}} born of ignorance with the knowledge that "kick out the jams" wasn't meant to be anything subversive or countercultural, as many theories had it, but just a way of telling the audience "do I look like [[TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]] to you?!" However, recall that the song was inspired by the creative bankruptcy Bowie saw in the Arts Lab he had been trying to set up, when people would go for his performances, contributing nothing, a kind of dynamic being not only endorsed but ''enforced'' by [=MC5=] - he knew ''exactly'' what it meant, tying the two "acts" together. - Tropers/TwinBird

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* The line "kick out the jams" among the rebel slogans in DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's "Cygnet Committee" seems like {{Narm}} born of ignorance with the knowledge that "kick out the jams" wasn't meant to be anything subversive or countercultural, as many theories had it, but just a way of telling the audience "do I look like [[TheGratefulDead [[Music/TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]] to you?!" However, recall that the song was inspired by the creative bankruptcy Bowie saw in the Arts Lab he had been trying to set up, when people would go for his performances, contributing nothing, a kind of dynamic being not only endorsed but ''enforced'' by [=MC5=] - he knew ''exactly'' what it meant, tying the two "acts" together. - Tropers/TwinBird



* At first I thought the Lupe Fiasco's 'Dumb It Down' was just a bit of irony; the lyrics in the song are far from dumbed down, they're possibly the most complicated lyrics i've read. But when I saw the video for the song, which is in black and white, and only really features Lupe and a few other people, I realised how brilliant the song was. Everything has been dumbed down, EXCEPT the lyrics. The song also ends with 'but I flatly refuse I ain't dumb down nothing.' Which confused me until I realised that he hasnt dumbed down anything that matters. He's dumbed down everything but the lyrics, and uses just the lyrics themselves to show how much he doesnt need fancy videos and money etc. The lyrics are all that matter.
* Bush's "Glycerine" has a seemingly arbitrary Music/TheBeatles ShoutOut ("...when we rise it's like strawberry fields"), while "Everything Zen" has an equally arbitrary DavidBowie ShoutOut ("Minnie Mouse has grown up a cow, Dave's on sale again"). The thing "Strawberry Fields" and "Life On Mars?" happen to have in common is WordSaladLyrics, something Bush themselves are also known for. Maybe those shout outs are their way of saying "Yeah, none of this makes any sense, but hey, you let The Beatles and David Bowie get away with it..." - Tropers/MikeK

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* At first I thought the Lupe Fiasco's 'Dumb "Dumb It Down' Down" was just a bit of irony; the lyrics in the song are far from dumbed down, they're possibly the most complicated lyrics i've I've read. But when I saw the video for the song, which is in black and white, and only really features Lupe and a few other people, I realised how brilliant the song was. Everything has been dumbed down, EXCEPT the lyrics. The song also ends with 'but I flatly refuse I ain't dumb down nothing.' Which confused me until I realised that he hasnt dumbed down anything that matters. He's dumbed down everything but the lyrics, and uses just the lyrics themselves to show how much he doesnt need fancy videos and money etc. The lyrics are all that matter.
* Bush's "Glycerine" has a seemingly arbitrary Music/TheBeatles ShoutOut ("...when we rise it's like strawberry fields"), while "Everything Zen" has an equally arbitrary DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie ShoutOut ("Minnie Mouse has grown up a cow, Dave's on sale again"). The thing "Strawberry Fields" and "Life On Mars?" happen to have in common is WordSaladLyrics, something Bush themselves are also known for. Maybe those shout outs are their way of saying "Yeah, none of this makes any sense, but hey, you let The Beatles and David Bowie get away with it..." - Tropers/MikeK
22nd Apr '16 4:18:30 PM BKelly95
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** "Adam's Song" features a brief reference to the Music/{{Nirvana}} song "Come As You Are". ("I took my time, hurried up./The choice was mine, I didn't think enough.") I later realized that the reference works with the song's theme of suicide. Music/KurtCobain committed suicide and "Come As You Are" contains possibly the band's biggest FunnyAneurysmMoment about his method of suicide. (Cobain died by shooting himself and the bridge of "Come As You Are" repeatedly says "I don't have a gun.")
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