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22nd Jul '17 12:37:22 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* "You Can Sleep While I Drive" by Music/TrishaYearwood ([[CoveredUp originally by]] Melissa Etheridge) has the title as a dual-meaning hook. The narrator senses her partner is thinking of LeavingYouToFindMyself. She suggests they leave together, so at first the hook refers to her partner sleeping in the car. Finally she says that if the partner insists on going alone, she'll leave first, so the hook refers to her partner sleeping in their bed while she drives away.
18th Jul '17 10:42:45 AM SubbyP
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** In the first chorus, "another love goes cold" refers to the husband's affections cooling as he has an affair; in the second, it refers to the wife's heart breaking as she realizes her husband's been unfaithful; and in the third, it refers to a body rapidly assuming room temperature.
17th Jun '17 6:49:32 AM CatDetective
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*Jacques Brel's 'Les Bourgeois'-- the narrator describes the mocking chant he and his drunken friends would shout to the upper middle class prigs drinking in the nicer establishment across the street... Then in the third verse, they all find success themselves, and in the final chorus, he describes to a policeman the rudeness he has just suffered at the hands of those punks outside the station inn...
5th Jun '17 3:43:09 PM EliteLitter
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Sworn to the Sword", Pearl's song "Do It For Him" is supposedly her talking Connie through sword training and the mindset of body-guarding Steven that she wants Connie to learn. She unintentionally makes it also a song about her own feelings towards Rose Quartz and projecting her martyr complex onto Connie, as shown by her often [[FreudianSlip substituting 'her' for 'him']].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
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In "Sworn to the Sword", Pearl's song "Do It For Him" is supposedly her talking Connie through sword training and the mindset of body-guarding Steven that she wants Connie to learn. She unintentionally makes it also a song about her own feelings towards Rose Quartz and projecting her martyr complex onto Connie, as shown by her often [[FreudianSlip substituting 'her' for 'him']].'him']].
** The title line of "[[VillainSong What's the Use of Feeling (Blue)]]". It can either be interpreted as 'What's the use of feeling blue?' or 'What's the use of feeling, Blue?' due to Yellow Diamond referring to Blue Diamond by her first name exclusively. Given the situation, both meanings resonate: the first as Yellow asking Blue what's the point in still being sad, the second asking Blue what's [[TheStoic the point of feeling in general]], fitting Yellow's desire to forget Pink Diamond so she'll stop hurting.
26th Feb '17 4:53:05 PM Andyroid
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* [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Pearl]]'s song ''Do It For Him'' is supposedly her talking Connie through sword training and the mindset of bodyguarding Steven that she wants Connie to learn, but she unintentionally makes it also a song about her own feelings towards Rose Quartz- as shown by her often [[FreudianSlip substituting 'her' for 'him']].

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* [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Pearl]]'s ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Sworn to the Sword", Pearl's song ''Do "Do It For Him'' Him" is supposedly her talking Connie through sword training and the mindset of bodyguarding body-guarding Steven that she wants Connie to learn, but she learn. She unintentionally makes it also a song about her own feelings towards Rose Quartz- Quartz and projecting her martyr complex onto Connie, as shown by her often [[FreudianSlip substituting 'her' for 'him']].
26th Feb '17 4:51:14 PM Andyroid
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* Kind of a stretch, but this is definitely a related idea: the song "I Can Hear You" by TheyMightBeGiants. The chorus is "I can hear you / I can hear you / I can just barely hear you."
** The first verse sets it up with "This is a warning. / Step away from the car. / This car is protected by Viper."
** Another verse sets it up as: "Guess where I am. I'm calling from the plane. I'll call you when I get there."
** And another: "You won't hear a buzz, but I'm buzzing you in. I'm buzzing you in."
** And another: "What's your order? I can supersize that. Please bring your car around."
** For bonus points, the song is recorded on a 19th century wax phonograph, so it is indeed difficult to understand the words.
** "Hopeless Bleak Despair" by TheyMightBeGiants. The verses tell the ways that his depression has ruined his life, but the chorus promises that "then, one day, it disappeared". So it's a hopeful song, right? No, because at the end, it's revealed that the day that he "finally got rid of it" was when [[PosthumousNarration he died]] and went to {{Hell}}, while the despair itself went to heaven.
** Also by TMBG, "Unrelated Thing":

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* ''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'':
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Kind of a stretch, but this is definitely a related idea: the song "I Can Hear You" by TheyMightBeGiants. The chorus is "I can hear you / I can hear you / I can just barely hear you."
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you". The first verse sets it up with "This a car alarm ("This is a warning. / Step away from the car. / This car is protected by Viper."
** Another verse sets it up as: "Guess where I am. I'm
"), the second as someone calling from a telephone aboard an airplane, the plane. I'll call you when I get there."
** And another: "You won't hear a buzz, but I'm
third as someone buzzing you in. I'm buzzing you in."
** And another: "What's your order? I can supersize that. Please bring your car around."
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in a friend from an apartment intercom, and the fourth as a fast-food drive thru cashier asking someone for their order. For bonus points, the song is recorded on a 19th century wax phonograph, so it is indeed difficult to understand the words.
** In "Hopeless Bleak Despair" by TheyMightBeGiants. The Despair", the verses tell the ways that his the narrator's depression has ruined his life, but the chorus promises that "then, one day, it disappeared". So it's a hopeful song, right? No, because at the end, it's revealed that the day that he "finally got rid of it" was when [[PosthumousNarration he died]] and went to {{Hell}}, while the despair itself went to heaven.
** Also by TMBG, "Unrelated Thing":
22nd Jan '17 4:41:30 PM Xtifr
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* In "The Hiver" by SteeleyeSpan, from the ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' ConceptAlbum, the chorus goes "Locked in screaming awareness/Of everything, all the time./How we envy you humans/When you gently close your minds." For most of the song, this is the well-known ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' concept that HumansAreSpecial because they managed to invent boredom. After the last verse, "gently close your minds" refers to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever the other thing the Hiver can't do and humans can]].

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* In "The Hiver" by SteeleyeSpan, Music/SteeleyeSpan, from the ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' ConceptAlbum, the chorus goes "Locked in screaming awareness/Of everything, all the time./How we envy you humans/When you gently close your minds." For most of the song, this is the well-known ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' concept that HumansAreSpecial because they managed to invent boredom. After the last verse, "gently close your minds" refers to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever the other thing the Hiver can't do and humans can]].
19th Jan '17 5:49:27 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Pearl]]'s song ''Do It For Him'' is supposedly her talking Connie through sword training and the mindset of bodyguarding Steven that she wants Connie to learn, but she unintentionally makes it also a song about her own feelings towards Rose Quartz- as shown by her often [[FreudianSlip substituting 'her' for 'him']].
7th Jan '17 6:08:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Music/BarenakedLadies song [[PosthumousNarration "Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel"]] doesn't have a chorus ''per se'', but the line "You're the last thing on my mind" is repeated. The first time, it just means he's not thinking about his significant other; when it's repeated, it refers to that she's the last thing he ever thinks about... [[DontExplainTheJoke you know, in his life. Because he dies.]]
** ''Off the Hook'' repeats the title lyrics throughout. First, the boyfriend is cheating and being let "off the hook". Later, it's a vengeful thing about him eating his words. At the end, the woman has left him and leaves her phone "off the hook". The BarenakedLadies do this trope quite a bit.

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* Music/BarenakedLadies:
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The Music/BarenakedLadies song [[PosthumousNarration "Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel"]] doesn't have a chorus ''per se'', but the line "You're the last thing on my mind" is repeated. The first time, it just means he's not thinking about his significant other; when it's repeated, it refers to that she's the last thing he ever thinks about... [[DontExplainTheJoke you know, in his life. Because he dies.]]
** ''Off "Off the Hook'' Hook" repeats the title lyrics throughout. First, the boyfriend is cheating and being let "off the hook". Later, it's a vengeful thing about him eating his words. At the end, the woman has left him and leaves her phone "off the hook". The BarenakedLadies Barenaked Ladies do this trope quite a bit.
2nd Dec '16 11:56:32 AM MikeK
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* Music/FionaApple's "Get Him Back": The first two verses describe exes who have wronged her, with the title drop being "wait 'til I get him back", as in getting revenge. The third verse describes an ex she realizes she still has feelings for and may have dismissed unfairly: So in this case she's going "get him back" as in win him back over.
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