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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.
25th Nov '16 1:57:06 AM Plactus
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* [=SHeDAISY=]'s "A Night to Remember"'s chorus has a woman looking back on her wedding, and takes a darker tone throughout the song: first as she's getting ready for an anniversary date, then after the song reveals she knows about her husband's affair, and finally after she kills herself and her husband by sending their car falling into a canyon.
24th Oct '16 12:52:03 AM ClockStopping
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* The repeating refrain version is used over the course of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': one of the titular character's signature lines is "I am not throwing away my shot!" in reference to his determination to take advantage of every opportunity that comes his way. However, when he says the line in ''The World Was Wide Enough'', it has a very different meaning: here, he's referring to the literal shot in his gun, as he wonders whether or not to shoot at Burr in their famous duel.
30th Aug '16 2:49:54 AM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': The chorus of "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" at first seems to be about [[TheHero Corrin's]] choice and how that will affect the world. Once you get to the ''Revelation'' route, where it's revealed [[spoiler: the song was written by the dragon Anankos, who was slowly losing his sanity and knew he would one day lose control of his own actions]], the chorus takes on a new meaning [[spoiler: being just as much about Anankos' ''lack'' of the ability to choose, in addition to the entire song being a father's final message to their child.]]
15th Aug '16 6:52:58 PM heighty
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* This is the writer-confirmed intent behind the song Wildfire by Music/{{MarianasTrench}}, where the first chorus says that he'd thought this love would always burn like the titular wildfire, the second saying that 'if you change your mind again, I'll burn like a wildfire', and the third (and last one with a lead-in attached) saying maybe the couple's future is so bright it 'burns like a wildfire.'

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* This is the writer-confirmed intent behind the song Wildfire by Music/{{MarianasTrench}}, Music/{{Marianas Trench}}, where the first chorus says that he'd thought this love would always burn like the titular wildfire, the second saying that 'if you change your mind again, I'll burn like a wildfire', and the third (and last one with a lead-in attached) saying maybe the couple's future is so bright it 'burns like a wildfire.'
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