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29th Nov '16 5:02:57 AM StFan
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* What was originally one of the more puzzling lines in "Intergalactic" is now one of my favorite examples of TheBeastieBoys' tendency towards intentionally silly BoastfulRap. The line in question is "Got an A from Moe Dee for sticking to themes". As it turns out this refers to Kool Moe Dee, who infamously published "report cards" for other rappers in his album liner notes: He did in fact give The Beastie Boys an A for "sticking to themes"... and straight C's for everything else. That's sort of like a high school kid bragging about the A they got in Phys. Ed when they're otherwise a straight C student, and knowing their humor, that's probably the joke - Tropers/MikeK

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* What was originally one of the more puzzling lines in "Intergalactic" is now one of my favorite examples of TheBeastieBoys' the Music/BeastieBoys' tendency towards intentionally silly BoastfulRap. The line in question is "Got an A from Moe Dee for sticking to themes". As it turns out this refers to Kool Moe Dee, who infamously published "report cards" for other rappers in his album liner notes: He did in fact give The the Beastie Boys an A for "sticking to themes"... and straight C's for everything else. That's sort of like a high school kid bragging about the A they got in Phys. Ed when they're otherwise a straight C student, and knowing their humor, that's probably the joke - Tropers/MikeK
9th Nov '16 1:38:23 PM nombretomado
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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 Music/JonathanCoulton 's song Code Monkey, "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
17th Oct '16 5:44:33 PM nombretomado
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--> Man, that is a butt-ugly cover. Seriously, ''I'' was cool and all, but this?! Did the dude do it in like 30 minutes? Also why's there a chick on the cover? Seriously, this makes no sense. Where's the rhyme and reason? Better check Wikipedia. (checks wikipedia) Oh, hey, Dave Juniper did do it in like 30 minutes. Big surprise. Oh hey, the original's The Red Baron. Pretty neat I guess, but not as cool as the exploding Hindenburg. Chick on the cover's an actress called Glynis Johns. Never heard of her. Wait. The first album's engineer was ''Glyn'' Johns. * laugh* Did he seriously go through all that trouble for an IncrediblyLamePun? And I thought IrregularWebcomic was overdoing it... Also, ''Andy'' was the engineer this time, not Glyn. Meh, still, this would make a good TV Tropes entry. Still doesn't make the cover good for me though.

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--> Man, that is a butt-ugly cover. Seriously, ''I'' was cool and all, but this?! Did the dude do it in like 30 minutes? Also why's there a chick on the cover? Seriously, this makes no sense. Where's the rhyme and reason? Better check Wikipedia. (checks wikipedia) Oh, hey, Dave Juniper did do it in like 30 minutes. Big surprise. Oh hey, the original's The Red Baron. Pretty neat I guess, but not as cool as the exploding Hindenburg. Chick on the cover's an actress called Glynis Johns. Never heard of her. Wait. The first album's engineer was ''Glyn'' Johns. * laugh* Did he seriously go through all that trouble for an IncrediblyLamePun? And I thought IrregularWebcomic Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic was overdoing it... Also, ''Andy'' was the engineer this time, not Glyn. Meh, still, this would make a good TV Tropes entry. Still doesn't make the cover good for me though.
23rd Sep '16 1:36:42 AM LexicalGap
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* 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."

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* 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.""
*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
22nd Sep '16 9:58:48 PM nombretomado
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* This is probably an obvious one, but... I enjoyed the song "High School Never Ends" by BowlingForSoup, but I thought it was a bit repetitive. Then I realized the song was all about how when you leave high school you think things will be different, but they're not. The entire world is filled with people who are "just as obsessed with who's the best dressed and who's having sex". So, it makes perfect sense for a song about how nothing changes anywhere to be repetitive! - HackeySack

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* This is probably an obvious one, but... I enjoyed the song "High School Never Ends" by BowlingForSoup, Music/BowlingForSoup, but I thought it was a bit repetitive. Then I realized the song was all about how when you leave high school you think things will be different, but they're not. The entire world is filled with people who are "just as obsessed with who's the best dressed and who's having sex". So, it makes perfect sense for a song about how nothing changes anywhere to be repetitive! - HackeySack
20th Sep '16 7:08:52 PM nombretomado
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* On the topic of movie soundtracks... I just realized that "Across the Stars", Anakin and Padmé's sweeping love theme from ''AttackOfTheClones'', is in fact a [[ShoutOut reference]] to the phrase "StarCrossedLovers". Sheer genius! ...[[{{Foreshadowing}} This works]] [[{{Tragedy}} from any]] [[RomeoAndJuliet number]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of different]] [[LongDistanceRelationship angles.]] Hell, it's even mentioned on that trope's page!

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* On the topic of movie soundtracks... I just realized that "Across the Stars", Anakin and Padmé's sweeping love theme from ''AttackOfTheClones'', ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', is in fact a [[ShoutOut reference]] to the phrase "StarCrossedLovers". Sheer genius! ...[[{{Foreshadowing}} This works]] [[{{Tragedy}} from any]] [[RomeoAndJuliet number]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of different]] [[LongDistanceRelationship angles.]] Hell, it's even mentioned on that trope's page!
19th Sep '16 12:26:27 PM rd1994
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* The Linkin Park album, "A Thousand Suns", starts off with small portion of "The Catalyst", the penultimate track on said album, creating a sort of BookEnds effect. However, halfway through is a track called "Jornuda del Muerto", which is basically the words "Moshiagete, tokihana***e" ("Lift me up, Let me go") repeated a couple of times to a slower version of "The Catalyst"s melody. It seems as if the entire album actually slowly builds up tension and has its climax at "The Catalyst", the same way a movie would build up tension, while also foreshadowing both at the beginning and the middle.

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* The Linkin Park album, "A Thousand Suns", starts off with small portion of "The Catalyst", the penultimate track on said album, creating a sort of BookEnds effect. However, halfway through is a track called "Jornuda del Muerto", which is basically the words "Moshiagete, tokihana***e" tokihanashite" ("Lift me up, Let me go") repeated a couple of times to a slower version of "The Catalyst"s melody. It seems as if the entire album actually slowly builds up tension and has its climax at "The Catalyst", the same way a movie would build up tension, while also foreshadowing both at the beginning and the middle.
4th Sep '16 3:06:58 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 2001:ASpaceOdyssey, 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 2001:ASpaceOdyssey, ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', and referenced in other ArthurCClarke's works. -- zenfrodo
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
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