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21st Feb '17 9:49:02 PM gewunomox
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' includes Creator/KendrickLamar's "Swimming Pools" on the soundtrack. While the trippy production fits the theme of the game well, [[DrowningMySorrows the lyrics on the other hand]] are a {{Deconstruction}} of excessive partying.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' includes Creator/KendrickLamar's Music/KendrickLamar's "Swimming Pools" on the soundtrack. While the trippy production fits the theme of the game well, [[DrowningMySorrows the lyrics on the other hand]] are a {{Deconstruction}} of excessive partying.
20th Feb '17 12:43:19 PM Sakubara
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** It's either that, or it's about what happens to you a few hours after you eat an entire bowl of really hot chili peppers...


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** It's gotten to the point where some people have inverted it, thinking that they are the first to bring up the stalker angel thinking it's unintentional on The Police's part.
31st Jan '17 5:15:46 PM undyingembers
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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death.

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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAANKFPchtA An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death.death]].
31st Jan '17 5:12:47 PM undyingembers
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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Leliana's_Song_(soundtrack) An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death]].

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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Leliana's_Song_(soundtrack) An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death]].death.
31st Jan '17 5:10:49 PM undyingembers
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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death.

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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Leliana's_Song_(soundtrack) An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death.death]].
19th Jan '17 10:07:45 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Commercials for Creator/TheHistoryChannel use the Matchbox 20 song "How Far We've Come," which contains the lyrics "Let's see how far we've come"...and ignores the lyrics that come before it:

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* Commercials for Creator/TheHistoryChannel use the Matchbox 20 song "How Far We've Come," which contains the lyrics "Let's see how far we've come"...come" ...and ignores the lyrics that come before it:



* A car commercial used the titular lines from "Move Along" by All-American Rejects. I mean, cars move you, so "Move Along" is the perfect line......if you are somehow able to ignore the fact that in the song, the singer is trying to convince his friend not to commit suicide.
** "Move Along" also turned up in one of {{Lego}}'s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' ads, when Lego had a deal with the band. At least ''there'' it was SLIGHTLY less out of place...but only just: on the one hand, the heroes of the story are trying to prevent a death. On the other, the song's still being used with kid's toys.

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* A car commercial used the titular lines from "Move Along" by All-American Rejects. I mean, cars move you, so "Move Along" is the perfect line......line... if you are somehow able to ignore the fact that in the song, the singer is trying to convince his friend not to commit suicide.
** "Move Along" also turned up in one of {{Lego}}'s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' ads, when Lego had a deal with the band. At least ''there'' it was SLIGHTLY less out of place... but only just: on the one hand, the heroes of the story are trying to prevent a death. On the other, the song's still being used with kid's toys.



** A popular urban legend states that Music/MickJagger ran into Bill Gates at a party, quoted him an enormously inflated price as a joke...and Gates wrote him a check on the spot.

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** A popular urban legend states that Music/MickJagger ran into Bill Gates at a party, quoted him an enormously inflated price as a joke... and Gates wrote him a check on the spot.



* A Best Buy commercial a few years back used Music/SherylCrow's "Soak up the Sun" for their summer sale. This is a song about a poor girl who "don't have digital...don't have diddly squat" and knows "It's not having what you want/it's wanting what you've got."

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* A Best Buy commercial a few years back used Music/SherylCrow's "Soak up the Sun" for their summer sale. This is a song about a poor girl who "don't have digital... don't have diddly squat" and knows "It's not having what you want/it's wanting what you've got."



* British restaurant chain Harvester produced a TV spot using the Isley Brothers' single "Harvest for the World" as its soundtrack. Behold scenes of smiling families tucking into plates of glistening, fatty food....all to the strains of a song about famine, greed and war.

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* British restaurant chain Harvester produced a TV spot using the Isley Brothers' single "Harvest for the World" as its soundtrack. Behold scenes of smiling families tucking into plates of glistening, fatty food....food... all to the strains of a song about famine, greed and war.



* Red Stripe is promoting Red Stripe Light beer by having a group of Bobby [=McFerrin=] wannabes dancing and singing a reggae cover of [[IntercourseWithYou Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax".]] Uh...[[{{Squick}} yeah.]]

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* Red Stripe is promoting Red Stripe Light beer by having a group of Bobby [=McFerrin=] wannabes dancing and singing a reggae cover of [[IntercourseWithYou Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax".]] Uh... [[{{Squick}} yeah.]]



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuOW4oalG70 This advert]] for the Fiat 500 uses "This Is The Life" by Amy [=MacDonald=]. It would be bad enough if they'd used one of the verses (which describe apparent good times) and conveniently ignored the chorus (which is a "reveal" of the misery that the person the song is addressed to is trying to run away from) but no...they've gone straight for the most miserable part of the song, purely for the TitleDrop. The music behind it isn't even particularly peppy.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuOW4oalG70 This advert]] for the Fiat 500 uses "This Is The Life" by Amy [=MacDonald=]. It would be bad enough if they'd used one of the verses (which describe apparent good times) and conveniently ignored the chorus (which is a "reveal" of the misery that the person the song is addressed to is trying to run away from) but no... they've gone straight for the most miserable part of the song, purely for the TitleDrop. The music behind it isn't even particularly peppy.



* LGBTFanbase aside, "[[Music/TheVillagePeople YMCA]]", a song about [[AllGaysArePromiscuous dudes having sex at the YMCA]], in ads for...the YMCA.

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* LGBTFanbase aside, "[[Music/TheVillagePeople YMCA]]", a song about [[AllGaysArePromiscuous dudes having sex at the YMCA]], in ads for... the YMCA.



** Let's be honest...what ''else'' would you do if you were the YMCA? Ignore the one pop culture phenomenon ever to recognize your existence? Also, even though the DoubleEntendre is obvious, the surface meaning (a place where folks can go have a workout or swim or socialize or find social services) remains true and is quite complimentary of your organization, so why not?

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** Let's be honest... what ''else'' would you do if you were the YMCA? Ignore the one pop culture phenomenon ever to recognize your existence? Also, even though the DoubleEntendre is obvious, the surface meaning (a place where folks can go have a workout or swim or socialize or find social services) remains true and is quite complimentary of your organization, so why not?



* A certain commercial for he show ToddlersAndTiaras used Music/LadyGaga's [[Music/BornThisWay "Born This Way"]], a song about accepting who you are and not having to change...while showing shots of ''children around the age of five '''wearing makeup and false eyelashes.'''''

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* A certain commercial for he show ToddlersAndTiaras used Music/LadyGaga's [[Music/BornThisWay "Born This Way"]], a song about accepting who you are and not having to change... while showing shots of ''children around the age of five '''wearing makeup and false eyelashes.'''''



* "You Found Me" by Music/TheFray was used to advertise a made-for-TV movie about a couple trying to find each other. Sounds good...except that the song is about finding God after a long and difficult series of events.

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* "You Found Me" by Music/TheFray was used to advertise a made-for-TV movie about a couple trying to find each other. Sounds good... except that the song is about finding God after a long and difficult series of events.



* The 2012 NFL season has seen a series of Bud Light commercials that celebrate fans with strange little traditions that they believe will improve their team's performance...set to "Superstition" from ''Music/TalkingBook'' by Music/StevieWonder. Not surprisingly, the commercials always end before getting to the line "When you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer."

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* The 2012 NFL season has seen a series of Bud Light commercials that celebrate fans with strange little traditions that they believe will improve their team's performance... set to "Superstition" from ''Music/TalkingBook'' by Music/StevieWonder. Not surprisingly, the commercials always end before getting to the line "When you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer."



* To celebrate the upcoming release of [[MilestoneCelebration the 50th film]] (''Disney/{{Tangled}}'') in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, Creator/{{Disney}} released a video which featured a countdown of all 50 films using Brandi Carlile's song "Dreams". While dreams (of the [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} "a wish your heart makes"]] variety) are featured heavily as a {{Motif}} in ''Tangled'', the song, according to WordOfGod, refers to...let's just say [[EroticDream a very different kind of dream.]]

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* To celebrate the upcoming release of [[MilestoneCelebration the 50th film]] (''Disney/{{Tangled}}'') in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, Creator/{{Disney}} released a video which featured a countdown of all 50 films using Brandi Carlile's song "Dreams". While dreams (of the [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} "a wish your heart makes"]] variety) are featured heavily as a {{Motif}} in ''Tangled'', the song, according to WordOfGod, refers to... let's just say [[EroticDream a very different kind of dream.]]



* A Kia Soul commercial uses the song "Animals" by Music/{{Maroon 5}}. The song compares IntercourseWithYou...to ''animals killing and eating each other''. Admittedly, it does become rather fitting when you see that said ad is about the Kia hamsters working in a lab and turning a hamster in a ball into '''a humanoid hamster dominatrix'''.

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* A Kia Soul commercial uses the song "Animals" by Music/{{Maroon 5}}. The song compares IntercourseWithYou... to ''animals killing and eating each other''. Admittedly, it does become rather fitting when you see that said ad is about the Kia hamsters working in a lab and turning a hamster in a ball into '''a humanoid hamster dominatrix'''.



* The 88th Annual UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s had a campaign with the tagline, "We all dream in gold", and commercials with Music/ImagineDragons' "Dream" playing in the background. These commercials pair up inspirational footage of past winners with...a song warning against getting caught up in selfish and probably unreachable dreams of fame and fortune, which could leave the dreamer oblivious to real-world problems. Indeed, despite the ads' best efforts to edit out the lyrics that make this lesson especially explicit, the line "We all are living in a dream / But life ain't what it seems" somehow made it in.

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* The 88th Annual UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s had a campaign with the tagline, "We all dream in gold", and commercials with Music/ImagineDragons' "Dream" playing in the background. These commercials pair up inspirational footage of past winners with... a song warning against getting caught up in selfish and probably unreachable dreams of fame and fortune, which could leave the dreamer oblivious to real-world problems. Indeed, despite the ads' best efforts to edit out the lyrics that make this lesson especially explicit, the line "We all are living in a dream / But life ain't what it seems" somehow made it in.



** "Shopping" is a safe bet for use in any scene that features shopping, but it's actually about corruption. ("We check it with the City, then change the laws...I heard it in the House of Commons, everything's for sale.")

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** "Shopping" is a safe bet for use in any scene that features shopping, but it's actually about corruption. ("We check it with the City, then change the laws... I heard it in the House of Commons, everything's for sale.")



** The song is reassuring a partner that they don't ''have'' to change to keep the singer's interest - they have his interest just as they are now. In other words it's about NOT changing "just for your mate," but being yourself. It doesn't really mention natural changes over time at all, it's about ''artificial'' changes adopted out of fear (and why they're not necessary). The only ironic thing about using it in weddings is the implication that the relationship has been going on for some time, while weddings are "traditionally" a relationship's beginning...but these days, that's less of a problem.

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** The song is reassuring a partner that they don't ''have'' to change to keep the singer's interest - they have his interest just as they are now. In other words it's about NOT changing "just for your mate," but being yourself. It doesn't really mention natural changes over time at all, it's about ''artificial'' changes adopted out of fear (and why they're not necessary). The only ironic thing about using it in weddings is the implication that the relationship has been going on for some time, while weddings are "traditionally" a relationship's beginning... but these days, that's less of a problem.



* A while back; Someone on YouTube, probably a young kid, made what was supposed to be a sweet video tribute to a deceased pet/horse....except the person used Minnie Riperton's ''Loving You'', which is a sweet-sounding, bird-song-filled....IntercourseWithYou song.

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* A while back; Someone on YouTube, probably a young kid, made what was supposed to be a sweet video tribute to a deceased pet/horse....pet/horse... except the person used Minnie Riperton's ''Loving You'', which is a sweet-sounding, bird-song-filled....bird-song-filled... IntercourseWithYou song.



* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'', after the titular character meets his principal for the first time, he starts fantasizing about himself having all sorts of romantic encounters with her. This fantasy sequence is set to the chorus of Music/PhilCollins' "In the Air Tonight"...the very same "In the Air Tonight" that, in its verses, features lyrics like "Well, if you told me you were drowning/I would not lend a hand", and, for extra points, was inspired by Collins' divorce from his first wife.

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* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'', after the titular character meets his principal for the first time, he starts fantasizing about himself having all sorts of romantic encounters with her. This fantasy sequence is set to the chorus of Music/PhilCollins' "In the Air Tonight"... the very same "In the Air Tonight" that, in its verses, features lyrics like "Well, if you told me you were drowning/I would not lend a hand", and, for extra points, was inspired by Collins' divorce from his first wife.
17th Jan '17 4:11:29 AM Ereiam
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* The closing scene of ''Film/{{Life|1999}'' was intended to be highly uplifting and spotlight Ray and Claude's friendship [[spoiler: and freedom]]. However, the song chosen was ''What Would You Do'' by City High, which is about a woman explaining her reasons for becoming a hooker. The song was obviously only chosen for the single chorus line "''But for me this is what I call [[TitleDrop life]]''."

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* The closing scene of ''Film/{{Life|1999}'' ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'' was intended to be highly uplifting and spotlight Ray and Claude's friendship [[spoiler: and freedom]]. However, the song chosen was ''What Would You Do'' by City High, which is about a woman explaining her reasons for becoming a hooker. The song was obviously only chosen for the single chorus line "''But for me this is what I call [[TitleDrop life]]''."
8th Jan '17 10:43:08 AM starjammer05
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* Music/BruceSpringsteen's "Born in the USA" is often mistaken for and used as a patriotic anthem due to its catchy hook and chorus. However, the lyrics are describing a Baby Boomer man whose life is disintegrating due to Vietnam War PTSD and industrial decay and job-loss in the Rust Belt. He's protesting that this shouldn't be happening in America, to Americans.
29th Nov '16 10:34:53 PM CrowTR0bot
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** [[FridgeBrilliance The Chorus is calling him out on his denial, blame-shifting and self-righteousness]].
10th Nov '16 8:57:07 AM erforce
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* ''Lovefool'' by The Cardigans, which shot to fame through its use in Baz Luhrmann's ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', sounds like a fairly standard love song ("Love me, love me, say that you love me") until you listen to the lyrics, in which the singer pleads for her beloved to just ''pretend'' he loves her back because she can't deal with rejection.

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* ''Lovefool'' by The Cardigans, which shot to fame through its use in Baz Luhrmann's ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', Creator/BazLuhrmann's ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', sounds like a fairly standard love song ("Love me, love me, say that you love me") until you listen to the lyrics, in which the singer pleads for her beloved to just ''pretend'' he loves her back because she can't deal with rejection.
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