History WhamLine / Music

22nd Jun '16 6:42:43 PM bt8257
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* From ''[[Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown 21st Century Breakdown]]'' by Music/GreenDay comes the song "¿Viva La Gloria? [Little Girl]", in a moment that [[MakesSenseInContext makes more sense in the context of the rock opera itself]]: "You are your own worst enemy ... [[IronicEcho Know your enemy.]]

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* From ''[[Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown 21st Century Breakdown]]'' ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'' by Music/GreenDay comes the song "¿Viva La Gloria? [Little Girl]", (Little Girl)", in a moment that [[MakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes more sense in the context of the rock opera itself]]: "You are your own worst enemy ... [[IronicEcho Know your enemy.]]



* The Music/SimonAndGarfunkel song "Richard Corey," based on the poem by E. A. Robinson, about a man who seems to have it all, and who the narrator desperately wants to be:

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* The Music/SimonAndGarfunkel song "Richard Corey," Cory", based on the poem by E. A. Robinson, about a man who seems to have it all, and who the narrator desperately wants to be:



-->"Richard Cory went home last night [[spoiler: [[BeingGoodSucks and put a bullet through his head.]]]]

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-->"Richard Cory went home last night [[spoiler: [[BeingGoodSucks [[StepfordSmiler and put a bullet through his head.]]]]



* In MirandaLambert's song "Over You," the chorus "You went away/How dare you/I miss you/They say I'll be okay/But I'm not going to/Ever get over you" implies a typical break-up song, and most of the lyrics fit with that. Then comes the the last stanza: [[spoiler: "It really sinks in, you know/When I see it written in stone."]] It's followed by the chorus one last time, but now we know that it's about [[spoiler: mourning a boyfriend who died.]]

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* In MirandaLambert's Music/MirandaLambert's song "Over You," You", the chorus "You went away/How dare you/I miss you/They say I'll be okay/But I'm not going to/Ever get over you" implies a typical break-up song, and most of the lyrics fit with that. Then comes the the last stanza: [[spoiler: "It really sinks in, you know/When I see it written in stone."]] It's followed by the chorus one last time, but now we know that it's about [[spoiler: mourning a boyfriend who died.]]
8th Jun '16 7:11:31 PM jormis29
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* Tripod's song "That's Why I'm Sending You" starts off sounding like a normal break-up song, of the kind that goes 'We had a lot of good times, and I really do like and respect you, but this isn't working and I think we need to end it'. Then the song takes a sharp turn into pure comedy with this line:

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* Tripod's Music/{{Tripod}}'s song "That's Why I'm Sending You" starts off sounding like a normal break-up song, of the kind that goes 'We had a lot of good times, and I really do like and respect you, but this isn't working and I think we need to end it'. Then the song takes a sharp turn into pure comedy with this line:
30th May '16 10:06:37 PM Bluemargay
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--> ''Oh, [[GoodbyeCruelWorld by the time you read this]]...''

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--> ''Oh, [[GoodbyeCruelWorld by the time you read this]]...''''
* "8675309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone plays like a song about a loser too afraid to call the girl of his dreams until it reaches the bridge.
--> "I got it, I got it. I got your number on the wall."
--> "I got it, I got it. For a good time, for a good time call."
** Revealing that he has never even met her.
9th May '16 8:15:40 PM kittenmommy
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-->She will suffer the needle chill...

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-->She will suffer the needle chill...chill...
* "The Kick Inside" by Music/KateBush has a couple of these:
--> ''This kicking here inside makes me leave you behind,''
--> ''No more under the quilt to keep you warm.''
--> ''[[BrotherSisterIncest Your sister I was born]], you must loose me like an arrow''
--> ''Shot into a killer storm.''
**The song's last line is the ultimate WhamLine, when you realize she's not ''talking'' to him, she's writing him a letter:
--> ''Oh, [[GoodbyeCruelWorld by the time you read this]]...''
4th Apr '16 12:30:23 PM JohnPrestwick
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-->To be a better man."

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-->To be a better man.""
* Music/{{U2}}: It's not all that clear what the song "Running to Stand Still" is about, until we get to the penultimate line:
-->She will suffer the needle chill...
30th Mar '16 9:18:10 PM bt8257
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** Metallica song ''Where Ever I Roam'' sounds like it's being sung from the point of view of a man who is constantly traveling, probably as a musician. Then it's revealed he was [[DeadAllAlong Dead All Along]].

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** Metallica song ''Where Ever "Wherever I Roam'' May Roam" sounds like it's being sung from the point of view of a man who is constantly traveling, probably as a musician. Then it's revealed he was [[DeadAllAlong Dead All Along]].{{dead all along}}.



* Music/RandyTravis's country song, ''Three Wooden Crosses'', is a song about four strangers (a farmer, a teacher, a preacher and a prostitute) whose paths cross when they all ride a bus together, bound for Mexico. When the bus is hit by a semi, all but one of the four die that day, and we're given this set-up:

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* Music/RandyTravis's Music/RandyTravis' country song, ''Three Wooden Crosses'', is a song about four strangers (a farmer, a teacher, a preacher and a prostitute) whose paths cross when they all ride a bus together, bound for Mexico. When the bus is hit by a semi, all but one of the four die that day, and we're given this set-up:
14th Mar '16 6:19:27 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/MirandaLambert's White Liar starts as a typical "You cheated and that's terrible." song until:

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* Music/MirandaLambert's White Liar starts as a typical "You cheated and that's terrible." AndThatsTerrible" song until:



* Done with the ''third line'' in Music/TheMagneticFields' "100,000 Fireflies"

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* Done with the ''third line'' in Music/TheMagneticFields' "100,000 Fireflies"Fireflies" drops the bombshell right at the beginning of the song:
10th Mar '16 10:30:55 AM TheHappySpaceman
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-->[[spoiler: ''What about my mama?!'']]" [[note]] To put it into perspective, Tech N9ne had a strong connection to his mother, who passed away before he recorded the song. [[/note]]

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-->[[spoiler: ''What about my mama?!'']]" [[note]] To put it into perspective, Tech N9ne had a strong connection to his mother, who passed away before he recorded the song. [[/note]][[/note]]
* Music/{{Muse}} had this one from their song "Hoodoo":
-->"And I've had recurring nightmares
-->That I was loved for who I am
-->...And missed the opportunity
-->To be a better man."
16th Feb '16 8:44:06 PM BugsFan17
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* In The Handsome Family's "Lizard", some young girls in a small town are bitten by a lizard, and the town calls for the aid of Granny Green, a woman who they suspect of being a witch. She gives the girls a tonic, which causes the girls to be unable to stop dancing, then this spreads to the whole town. The wham line is [[spoiler: "'[[PlaceboEffect there's just water', she said, 'in my tonic'"]]]]. Interestingly, this line occurs three quarters into the song, and the villagers disbelieve the revelation and just go further into hysteria.

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* * In The Handsome Family's "Lizard", some young girls in a small town are bitten by a lizard, and the town calls for the aid of Granny Green, a woman who they suspect of being a witch. She gives the girls a tonic, which causes the girls to be unable to stop dancing, then this spreads to the whole town. The wham line is [[spoiler: "'[[PlaceboEffect there's just water', she said, 'in my tonic'"]]]]. Interestingly, this line occurs three quarters into the song, and the villagers disbelieve the revelation and just go further into hysteria.



-->[[spoiler: ''What about my mama?!'']]" [[note]] To put it into perspective, Tech N9ne had a strong connection to his mother, who passed away before he recorded the song. [[/note]]
* These don't all have to be ''good'' examples, though. For instance: "[[JasonDerulo YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT BIG, FAT BUTT! ''WIGGLE, WIGGLE, WIGGLE!'']]"

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-->[[spoiler: ''What about my mama?!'']]" [[note]] To put it into perspective, Tech N9ne had a strong connection to his mother, who passed away before he recorded the song. [[/note]]
* These don't all have to be ''good'' examples, though. For instance: "[[JasonDerulo YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT BIG, FAT BUTT! ''WIGGLE, WIGGLE, WIGGLE!'']]"
[[/note]]
16th Feb '16 8:43:35 PM BugsFan17
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*** Before that, the opening line: "[[TitleDrop I hold your hand in mine,]] dear, I press it to my lips/[[spoiler: [[ImAHumanitarian I take a healthy bite from your dainty fingertips.]]]]"



-->It makes me want to kill myself

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-->It makes me want to kill myselfmyself
* In Tech N9ne's "Aw Yeah?", a very angry song about problems that matter a lot to the narrator, climaxes with:
-->"Who the hell a brother gonna trust when it's always dishonor?
-->Hate me like Obama
-->And I ain't even got around to askin' you the question, God,
-->[[spoiler: ''What about my mama?!'']]" [[note]] To put it into perspective, Tech N9ne had a strong connection to his mother, who passed away before he recorded the song. [[/note]]
* These don't all have to be ''good'' examples, though. For instance: "[[JasonDerulo YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT BIG, FAT BUTT! ''WIGGLE, WIGGLE, WIGGLE!'']]"
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