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16th Apr '18 9:21:03 PM jormis29
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* Patty Loveless' "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye": First to a friend, as the main character is moving away. Second to her husband or, more specifically, married life, since they're getting a divorce. Third to the mother who's singing the chorus, as she's dying.

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* Patty Loveless' Music/PattyLoveless' "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye": First to a friend, as the main character is moving away. Second to her husband or, more specifically, married life, since they're getting a divorce. Third to the mother who's singing the chorus, as she's dying.
13th Apr '18 6:16:22 PM MikeK
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* Music/ThePogues' "Sally Maclennane": the first time the chorus comes up, it's about having a celebratory goodbye party for a friend who's leaving town to start a new life and walking him to the train station "though we knew that we'd be seeing him again". The last verse ends with the same person's death, and the chorus is now metaphorically about his wake.
11th Apr '18 9:18:32 PM Twentington
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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.

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* "You Can Sleep While I Drive" Can't Lose Me" by Music/TrishaYearwood ([[CoveredUp originally by]] Melissa Etheridge) has the title as a dual-meaning hook. Music/FaithHill: The narrator senses her partner is thinking of LeavingYouToFindMyself. She suggests they leave together, so at first the hook verse refers to her partner sleeping in a consolation by a mother after a daughter loses a field day race; the car. Finally she says that if second verse has the partner insists on going alone, she'll leave first, so the hook refers now-grown daughter saying this to her partner sleeping in their bed while she drives away.mother after the daughter moves out on her own.



* "Dust On the Bottle" by David Lee Murphy. "Don't let it fool you about what's inside... it's one of those things that gets sweeter with time" first refers to a literal dusty wine bottle. In the last chorus it's a metaphor for a lasting relationship.



* The chorus of Mark Wills' "Wish You Were Here" is the words a man writes on a postcard that he sends to his wife before going a trip. The words ("The weather's nice, it's paradise, it's summertime all year, and there's some folks we know, they say hello?") take on a different meaning after his plane crashes.
* "Dust On the Bottle" by David Lee Murphy. "Don't let it fool you about what's inside... it's one of those things that gets sweeter with time" first refers to a literal dusty wine bottle. In the last chorus it's a metaphor for a lasting relationship.

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* The chorus of Mark Wills' Music/MarkWills' "Wish You Were Here" is the words a man writes on a postcard that he sends to his wife before going a trip. The words ("The weather's nice, it's paradise, it's summertime all year, and there's some folks we know, they say hello?") take on a different meaning after his plane crashes.
* "Dust On "You Can Sleep While I Drive" by Music/TrishaYearwood ([[CoveredUp originally by]] Melissa Etheridge) has the Bottle" by David Lee Murphy. "Don't let it fool you about what's inside... it's one title as a dual-meaning hook. The narrator senses her partner is thinking of those things that gets sweeter with time" LeavingYouToFindMyself. She suggests they leave together, so at first the hook refers to a literal dusty wine bottle. In her partner sleeping in the last chorus it's a metaphor for a lasting relationship.
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.
27th Feb '18 11:22:37 AM StarSong212
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* [[Music/ViennaTeng "The Breaking Light"]] has a clever one. The chorus is broken into two sections, but the first time it comes up only the first section appears. On its own, this first section is a woman begging her brother to stay alive. Combined with the second, however, it's a promise that they will be TogetherInDeath.
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":
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