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* The radio-play censors appear to have succumbed to this, in airplay versions of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Janie's Got A Gun": in a song about ParentalIncest, the one line they feel obliged to alter is "put a bullet in his brain". Right, ''that's'' the one thing about the song that makes its subject matter mature...
* Music/TheBeatles did this deliberately in many of their interviews.
--> '''Press:''' Does it bother you that you can't hear what you sing during concerts?
--> '''Music/JohnLennon:''' No, we don't mind. We've got the records at home.
* In "Uneasy Rider" by the Charlie Daniels Band, the singer accuses another man of everything from being an undercover FBI agent to having a [[RedScare Commie flag]] tacked up on the wall of his garage. The man's rebuttal to this last charge is to deny that he has a garage.
* Music/DanielAmos:
** The album ''Music/{{Alarma}}'' has a short story in the liner notes. In one scene, a woman sees a starving child and goes to help. She hands the kid a piece of paper that says "I love you," then walks away.
** "Autographs for the Sick" (from ''{{Music/Doppelganger}}'') is about a huge, televangelist-hosted revival that winds up giving everyone exactly what they don't need:
-->Phonographs for the deaf, they can't hear you \\
Gloves for the amputees, they can't cheer you \\
Down at the stadium they're waiting for the end of the age\\
You're praying for the healthy while the lame never get to the stage
* Music/FlightOfTheConchords has several songs about ComicallyMissingThePoint, most notably "Think About It", a goldmine of Missed Points.
--> ''"A man is lying on the street \\
Some punk's chopped off his head\\
And I'm the only one who stops to see if he's dead\\
Turns out he's dead"''
* Jaron and the Long Road to Love gives us this gem in "Pray for You":
--> Haven't been to church since I don't remember when\\
Things were goin great, til they fell apart again\\
I listened to the preacher as he told me what to do\\
He said you can't go hating other who have done wrong to you\\
Sometimes we get angry but we must not condemn\\
Let the good Lord do his job and you just pray for them\\
I pray your brakes go out running down a hill...
* Music/JimSteinman's monologue "Love and Death and an American Guitar", released on the Music/MeatLoaf album ''Back Into Hell'' as "Wasted Youth", catalogues the adventures of a boy who murders people with his guitar. Finally, he attacks his parents:
-->"... and just as I was about to bring the guitar crashing down upon the centre of the bed, my father woke up screaming 'Stop! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy! ''That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!"''
* Comes up at the end of Music/TheLonelyIsland's "I Threw It On the Ground"; The singer is an over-the-top JerkAss who keeps throwing things people give him on the ground because of his HairTriggerTemper leading him to proclaim he's "not part of your system!" When his behavior pisses off a pair of actors who proceed to taze him for it, he concludes "the moral of this story is...''you can't trust the system, man!''"
** One of the verses also gives us this little gem:
-->''"At the Farmer's Market with my so-called girlfriend;\\
She hands me her cellphone, says it's my dad.\\
MAN, [[LiteralMinded this ain't my dad, this is a CELLPHONE!]]"''

* The Music/VelvetUnderground's song "Sister Ray". The narrator's entire reaction to somebody getting shot is "You shouldn't do that/Don't you know you'll stain the carpet."
* In Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song "You Don't Love Me Anymore", this is the calm conclusion the narrator reaches after the object of his affection has tried to ''murder him'' several times.