* [[Music/TheRollingStones Jumping Jack Flash]].
-->"I was raaaised by a toothless bearded hag
-->"I was schooooled with a strap right 'cross my back!
-->"But it's aaaaall riiiiight now, in fact it's a gas!
-->"Yes it's aaaaall riiiiight...
-->"Jumping Jack Flash, it's a gas gas gas!"
* Basically the point of AmandaPalmer's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C17yfGyJjM Oasis]]" (warning: NSFW).
--> "Oh, I've seen better days, but I don't care."
* "Float On" by ModestMouse seems to be narrated by someone like this:
-->A fake Jamaican took every last dime with that scam
-->It was worth it just to learn some sleight of hand
-->Bad news comes don't you worry even when it lands
-->Good news will work its way to all them plans
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t30cX6OGO0U Rain drops keep falling on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ A certain song]] from ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', later reused for ''{{Spamalot}}'':
-->Some things in life are bad
-->They can really make you mad
-->Other things just make you swear and curse.
-->When you're chewing on life's gristle
-->Don't grumble, give a whistle
-->And this'll help things turn out for the best...
* Doris Day claims she feels like one of these in the song "Everybody Loves A Lover." The perky arrangement really drives it home.
** The Shirelles cover even adds a GreekChorus that's just as cheerful as the lead singer.
* The narrator of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwPcD4Zwr78 Sweet Float Flats]]" seems to be this, given [[DissonantSerenity how cheerfully]] she sings about the horrible lives of the tenants in the titular apartment building. Of course, it's hard to tell if she actually is or not, because she's on a MushroomSamba the entire song.
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