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21st Jun '16 7:49:55 PM gewunomox
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* TheWho had "The Kids Are Alright," which is a fairly catchy, upbeat song about [[LyricalDissonance a man leaving his girlfriend]]. In a similar vein (and on the same album) there's "A Legal Matter", about a man who's been forced into marriage now that his girlfriend is knocked up.

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* TheWho Music/TheWho had "The Kids Are Alright," which is a fairly catchy, upbeat song about [[LyricalDissonance a man leaving his girlfriend]]. In a similar vein (and on the same album) there's "A Legal Matter", about a man who's been forced into marriage now that his girlfriend is knocked up.
18th Jun '16 7:53:50 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* "Shallow Grave" by Music/APaleHorseNamedDeath is about a man who murders his girlfriend and buries her in a nameless grave.
4th Jun '16 6:19:41 PM gewunomox
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* A part of the reason why {{REM}}'s "The One I Love" became the band's first hit was because [[MisaimedFandom many people]] saw it as a love song: "this one goes out to the one I love". Their ears didn't pick that not only the particular loved one has been left behind, but the narrator also calls her "a simple/another prop to occupy my time".

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* A part of the reason why {{REM}}'s Music/{{REM}}'s "The One I Love" became the band's first hit was because [[MisaimedFandom many people]] saw it as a love song: "this one goes out to the one I love". Their ears didn't pick that not only the particular loved one has been left behind, but the narrator also calls her "a simple/another prop to occupy my time".
1st Jun '16 5:55:37 AM ClockStopping
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has "You'll be Back", a song where the singer gloats about how their love interest will regret trying to leave them and come back to them eventually, which is already rather Anti-Love Song-ish enough, but with the added twist that the singer is King George III and the love interest is ''the American colonies''.
-->You'll be back, soon you'll see\\
You'll remember you belong to me\\
You'll be back, time will tell\\
You'll remember that I served you well\\
Oceans rise, empires fall, we have seen each other through it all\\
And when push comes to shove\\
I will send a fully-armed battalion to remind you of my love!
20th May '16 8:11:18 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* [=CunninLynguists'=] "Enemies with Benefits" is about a friends-with-benefits scenario that has turned sour because the parties have developed feelings towards one another, but don't want to admit it and potentially destroy the setup, so they have largely adversarial interactions aside from the sex.


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* Music/TheCars' "Just What I Needed", upon closer inspection, comes off as being about being happy with a friends-with-benefits setup ''because'' neither party is in love and can have casual sex while not having to worry about the setup being complicated by one or both parties developing actual feelings.
9th May '16 8:09:28 PM Yuihime
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** We're all living in "Amerika", a cynical song about American commercialization around the world set to an upbeat melody, with a platonic example in the bridge:
---> This is not a love song!
---> This is not a love song!
---> [[LossOfIdentity I don't speak my mother tongue!]]
9th May '16 7:36:23 PM Yuihime
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** Aside from that, there's "Shy" which is also a stalker song, "Misery" about an unhealthy relationship, "Paid In Full" about realizing and leaving an unhealthy relationship, "San Sebastian" which ends in breakup, "My Selene" which ends in ''suicide''... Sonata Arctica likes this trope almost as much as they like wolves.

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** Aside from that, there's "Letters to Dana" which is a SlutShaming song (his childhood crush grew up to be a Playboy model), "Shy" which is also a stalker song, song (he references Dana), "Misery" about an unhealthy relationship, "Paid In Full" about realizing and leaving an unhealthy relationship, "San Sebastian" which ends in breakup, "My Selene" which ends in ''suicide''... Sonata Arctica likes this trope almost as much as they like wolves.
28th Apr '16 7:47:55 AM aye_amber
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* TheSistersOfMercy did this one in "I Was Wrong".

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* TheSistersOfMercy Music/TheSistersOfMercy did this one in "I Was Wrong".Wrong:"
25th Apr '16 8:36:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" [[MindScrew messes with the listener's head]] - on the surface it sounds like an anti-love song, but on another level it sounds as if the narrator is unsuccessfully trying to convince himself that he isn't in love.

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* 10cc's [[Music/{{Tencc}} 10cc]]'s "I'm Not In in Love" [[MindScrew messes with the listener's head]] - on the surface it sounds like an anti-love song, but on another level it sounds as if the narrator is unsuccessfully trying to convince himself that he isn't in love.love. The entire lyric is a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial, which according to WordOfGod was done deliberately.
16th Mar '16 8:45:51 PM RAMChYLD
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* Betty Blowtorch's ''I Wish You'd Die'' is a punk ''hate'' song where the singer voices her desire to see the other party dead, even at one point wanting to do it herself.

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* Betty Blowtorch's ''I Wish You'd Die'' is a punk ''hate'' song where the singer voices her desire to see the other party dead, even at one point wanting to do it herself.dead.
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