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Misleading Song Title


(permanent link) added: 2010-08-06 03:55:40 sponsor: Dcoetzee (last reply: 2011-05-08 11:44:33)

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The musical equivalent of Superdickery, this is when the obvious interpretation of the title of a song turns out to be... not at all what the song is actually about. It may be a metaphor, or in context it might be inverted.

Does not apply to songs where the title simply doesn't have an obvious interpretation.

Examples

  • Michael Bolton was fond of this one, with singles like "Can I Touch You... There?" (where the "there" is of course "in your heart") and "Said I Love You... But I Lied" (followed up by "this is more than love.")
  • Madonna's "Love Song", the chorus of which declares "This is not a love song."

Need some help with more examples.
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