History LyricalDissonance / Rock

6th Dec '17 9:32:30 AM DEIDATVM
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* Rush has "Red Sector A", a catchy upbeat song that you can't help but dance to. ''It's about the Holocaust.''

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* Rush Music/{{Rush}} has "Red Sector A", a catchy upbeat song that you can't help but dance to. ''It's about the Holocaust.''




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* Music/{{Caravan}}'s "Love to Love You" has some surprisingly bloody lyrical imagery beneath its cheerful tune:
-->''I dreamed of all the magic things there'd be\\
When we'd ride to a dock on bended knee\\
But you'd just smile and gently shake your head\\
And put a hole through me so I was dead\\
All Hell fell down and I was left alone\\
With a feeling of you still that was my own''
22nd Oct '17 11:18:30 AM nombretomado
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* Music/AvengedSevenfold's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VurhzANQ_B0 "A Little Piece of Heaven"]] is a jazzy, upbeat song with a vaguely "cicusy"/ska feel, which is about a man brutally murdering his girlfriend (like CannibalCorpse brutal)because he's worried about losing her, and having sex with her corpse. Apparently, she's a better lay dead than alive. Then it gets worse.

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* Music/AvengedSevenfold's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VurhzANQ_B0 "A Little Piece of Heaven"]] is a jazzy, upbeat song with a vaguely "cicusy"/ska feel, which is about a man brutally murdering his girlfriend (like CannibalCorpse Music/CannibalCorpse brutal)because he's worried about losing her, and having sex with her corpse. Apparently, she's a better lay dead than alive. Then it gets worse.
17th Oct '17 5:30:09 PM LorienTheYounger
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** Some would argue that both the melody and lyrics of "Alison" are melancholy, though other examples would include "Goon Squad", "Two Little Hitlers", Oliver's Army", "I'm Not Angry" (one of the more obvious examples), and about 75% of the other songs not mentioned thus far on his first five albums.
* "Khe Sahn" is regarded by many Australians as one of our many unofficial anthems. Many blast it at nightclubs and have generally happy connotations associated with it. The lyrics themselves are about a soldier suffering from PTSD. 'How there were no V-Day hero's, in 1973.' All in all it's really not a happy song. ... Though you are unaustralian if you don't know and love it.

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** Some would argue that both the melody and lyrics of "Alison" are melancholy, though other examples would include "Goon Squad", "Two Little Hitlers", Oliver's "Oliver's Army", "I'm Not Angry" (one of the more obvious examples), and about 75% of the other songs not mentioned thus far on his first five albums.
* "Khe Sahn" Sanh" is regarded by many Australians as one of our many unofficial anthems. Many blast it at nightclubs and have generally happy connotations associated with it. The lyrics themselves are about a soldier suffering from PTSD. 'How there were no V-Day hero's, in 1973.' All in all it's really not a happy song. ... Though you are unaustralian if you don't know and love it.



*** "Lady Madonna" is an incredibly cheery song...about a family so poor they don't even know how they're going to pay for the food they need.

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*** "Lady Madonna" is an incredibly cheery song...song about a family so poor they don't even know how they're going single mother who's resorted to pay for the food they need.prostitution to make ends meet.



*** "Norwegian Wood" is set to a trance-inducing 3/4 waltz with a sitar in the background, in a very laid-back manner. The lyrics are about the narrator [[DisproportionateRetribution burning down his lover's wooden house because she didn't put out and then left him.]]

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*** "Norwegian Wood" is set to a trance-inducing 3/4 waltz with a sitar in the background, in a very laid-back manner. The lyrics are about the narrator [[DisproportionateRetribution burning down his lover's a woman's wooden house because she didn't put out and then left him.the night before.]]



-->If he hears, he'll knock all day. I'll be trapped, and here I'll have to stay

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-->If he hears, he'll knock all day. I'll day
-->I'll
be trapped, and here I'll have to stay
12th Aug '17 10:44:37 AM Bootlebat
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* Music/WarrenZevon liked to use this. Examples are "Excitable Boy", an upbeat song with electric guitar solos that tells the story of a mad killer who is apparently "just an excitable boy", and "Werewolves of London", a bright little tune about, well, werewolves. Not to mention "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", which about...Roland...the...you get the idea.

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* Music/WarrenZevon liked to use this. Examples are "Excitable Boy", an upbeat song with electric guitar solos that tells the story of a mad killer who is apparently "just an excitable boy", and "Werewolves of London", a bright little tune about, well, werewolves.werewolves, including delightful lines about people getting mutilated and having their lungs ripped out. Not to mention "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", which about...Roland...the...you get the idea.
3rd Jul '17 12:01:51 PM wolftickets1969
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* Mono Inc.'s "Out in the Fields" is a driving rock tune [[{{Anvilicious}} conveying the message that]] [[WarIsHell war does not discriminate between one's race, gender, faith, nationality, or political views.]]


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* [[Music/ThinLizzy GaryMoore]]'s "Out in the Fields" is a driving rock tune [[{{Anvilicious}} conveying the message that]] [[WarIsHell war does not discriminate between one's race, gender, faith, nationality, or political views.]]
19th Jun '17 8:31:59 PM wolftickets1969
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* Mono Inc.'s "Out in the Fields" is a driving rock tune [[{{Anvilicious}} conveying the message that]] [[WarIsHell war does not discriminate between one's race, gender, faith, nationality, or political views.]]
27th May '17 1:57:54 PM nombretomado
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* Country Joe and the Fish have the "Feel-like-I'm-fixing-to-die rag" which is an upbeat carnival-style pitch... about the VietnamWar with satirical lyrics to boot. It's considered one of the greatest satirical songs of the '60's.

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* Country Joe and the Fish have the "Feel-like-I'm-fixing-to-die rag" which is an upbeat carnival-style pitch... about the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar with satirical lyrics to boot. It's considered one of the greatest satirical songs of the '60's.
1st May '17 10:56:01 AM Totema
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*** "Norwegian Wood" is set to a trance-inducing 3/4 waltz with a sitar in the background, in a very laid-back manner. The lyrics are about the narrator [[DisproportionateRetribution burning down his lover's wooden house because she left him and then didn't put out.]]

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*** "Norwegian Wood" is set to a trance-inducing 3/4 waltz with a sitar in the background, in a very laid-back manner. The lyrics are about the narrator [[DisproportionateRetribution burning down his lover's wooden house because she left him and then didn't put out.out and then left him.]]
2nd Apr '17 11:09:50 AM nombretomado
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* PaulMcCartney and Music/{{Wings}}' [[http://tinysong.com/6ObT "Live and Let Die"]] ([[http://tinysong.com/7esa covered by]] Music/GunsNRoses) is pretty happy, if aggressive, and to be fair, it's sparse on the lyrics, but what is there is chastising a naive listener for ''caring about other people''.

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* PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/{{Wings}}' [[http://tinysong.com/6ObT "Live and Let Die"]] ([[http://tinysong.com/7esa covered by]] Music/GunsNRoses) is pretty happy, if aggressive, and to be fair, it's sparse on the lyrics, but what is there is chastising a naive listener for ''caring about other people''.
28th Mar '17 6:36:38 PM ASTOL01
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* Music/DireStraits has several examples: "Money For Nothing," "Sultans of Swing," "Industrial Disease," "Ticket to Heaven," "Heavy Fuel."

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* Music/DireStraits has several examples: "Money For Nothing," "Sultans of Swing," "Industrial Disease," "Ticket to Heaven," "Heavy Fuel."
** Their famous song "Money for Nothing" is a driving rock ballad with a beat that can move your whole body. It's a bitter rant by a blue-collar worker about how ordinary people break their backs working for a living while rock stars with no talent get rich. All while the background chorus laments, "I want my, I want my MTV...
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