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.
- 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.