Dr. Dre is the DevilBoth Eminem and Snoop Dogg have rapped about selling their souls for success. Snoop Dogg wrote a whole song about it, entitled "Murder Was the Case" In a throway lyric Eminem declares that he's sold his soul and will never get it back. Other than the rappers themselves, Dr. Dre is arguably single handidly responsible for their lasting success. Ergo: Dr. Dre is the Devil. He's the entity that met Robert Johnson on a crossroads. He evidently decided if he was going to give out musical talent in exchange for souls, he might as well produce as well. It's not clear whether Dre is actually Lucifer himself or merely another demonic entity in charge of soul for musical success trades.
The narrator in the song "The Old Apartment" by the Barenaked Ladies has accidentally broken into the wrong apartmentThe narrator mentions all the things that have changed:
Why did you paint the walls?Obviously the wrong apartment!
Why did you clean the floor?
Why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door?....
Why did they pave the lawn?
why did they change the locks?
Jeff Tweedy performed a massive Gambit Roulette to have a moderately successful bandJeff Tweedy is best known for his involvement in Uncle Tupelo and Wilco. Uncle Tupelo was successful, but he was never satisfied sharing the songwriting credits with Jay Farrar. What he wanted was a successful album in his own band, which he knew how to get. He started by joining a garage band with Jay Farrar and his brothers and swiftly changing their name and lineup. The new band got a good reputation fast by looking like a new genre and getting a few good reviews, which were engineered by Tweedy. Uncle Tupelo then proceeded to shun major record labels so that no one would suspect a thing. They finally signed with Sire Records, a division of Warner Bros. Records. Soon after, Jay Farrar conveniently left the band, leaving Tweedy and the other members of Uncle Tupelo to rename themselves 'Wilco'. Having just signed with a division of Warner Bros., it was easy to sign with a different division of Warner Bros. That was Reprise Records, whose president, Howie Klein, allowed him to make increasingly experimental records. After Wilco had a moderate fanbase, Tweedy somehow tricked Time Warner, which owns Warner Bros., into merging with America Online and forcing it to cut costs. This included firing Klein. The new president didn't want to pay for the new album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, so Tweedy raised an uproar about it and sold the album to yet another different division of Warner Bros., Nonesuch Records. The resulting news coverage caused loads of critics to notice the album and they proceeded to dump massive praise on the record. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is still their best-selling album.
Kid Rock is lying about his age."It was 1989, my thoughts were short my hair was long....Singing 'Sweet Home Alabama' all summer long..." But that song's from The Seventies; in '89 we were rockin' out to Paula Abdul and Milli Vanilli. '70s music was too old for Top 40 radio and too new for oldies stations- NOBODY listened to it, unless they were old enough to have bought the albums when the songs were current.
Tom Petty's "Melinda" and Roy Orbison's "I Drove All Night" are about the same couple.The lyrics to "Melinda" recount the narrator's efforts to save up enough money to go and see Melinda. He indicates that upon his arrival, which will probably be in the dark of night, he shall have to enter her home through a window. "I Drove All Night" is the conclusion, in which the narrator relates his journey to Melinda herself after waking her up and making love, having indeed arrived at night. Also, in the first song, he had intended to depart for Melinda's first thing in the morning...but apparently he couldn't wait that long.
The song "Don't Come Around Here No More" is about The Mad Hatter falling for Alice and getting mad when she leaves the tea party he went to all that trouble to set up for her.This would explain why The Hatter eats Alice at the end of the video (Revenge!).
MC Skat Cat and his gang come from the same world as Roger Rabbit.The style of the characters (toon and human alike) and the world in which they live in the music video of Paula Abdul's "Opposites Attract" bears a striking resemblance to that of Roger Rabbit's world.
The "it" in "Oops!...I Did It Again" and the "that" in "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)" are one and the same.The "this" in "U Can't Touch This" is entirely unrelated. We're not sure about the "it" in "(You Got It) The Right Stuff".
Voltaire's "When You're Evil" and Warren Zevon's "Mr. Bad Example" are being sung by two crooks engaged in an Eviler than Thou - type contest.
The infamous mondegreen from the Jimi Hendrix song Purple Haze is in fact not a mondegreen at all!Although nervous record execs forced an "official" explanation of the strange lyric, Hendrix (known for stirring up things) knew exactly what he was saying. "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy!" Further, he refused to go along with the "official" lyric in concert, where the execs could not touch him.
Taking the above even further: there are no mondegreens at all! Those are the actual lyrics in all cases.So Eddie Vedder is talking about forty five virgins and a pelican ("Glorified G"). Sade is recounting the adventures of a Spoon Operator. Benny and the Jets have electric boobs (her mom does too), Steve Winwood wants you to bring him a pile of love, and the guy in Gin Blossoms really is assuring us that he's no sheep or dragon (anyway he's got no place to go; "Hey Jealousy"). The only question is, what does this mean? (Aside from certain songs being more interesting.)
The hero of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" did shoot the deputy — but not the sheriff.There are several major questions left unanswered by the song:
In "I Shot the Sheriff," the deputy cottoned on to the sheriff's persecution of Bob.When the confrontation went down, the deputy advised the sheriff that his threatening to shoot Bob was illegal, and he would be forced to take the sheriff into custody. The sheriff drew his weapon on the deputy, and Bob fired on the sheriff in defense of the deputy's life. The sheriff, however, was able to fire on the deputy before Bob could take him down. The officers that arrived on scene found a guy with a criminal record holding a gun and two dead law enforcement officers. They made the natural assumption. Bob is hoping that the results of the ballistics tests will bear out his story and that his cooperation with the investigation of the shootings will help his defense in the shooting of the sheriff; if he admits to shooting the sheriff, then why deny shooting the deputy...UNLESS he's telling the truth.
The protagonist of Cake's "The Distance" is literally on a horse.The song seems contradictory — if he's "going the distance", therefore only covering the same amount of ground as the other drivers, and "going for speed", therefore going very fast, how come he's taking so incredibly much longer than everyone else, so long that the trophy's been handed out, the fans have gone home, "the sun has gone down and the moon has come up"? Surely that would imply he's going very slow, that he's not going for speed at all? Unless when they say he's "striving and driving and riding on his horse", they're being perfectly literal. This nut has entered the Daytona 500 on a horse. He's going very fast by horse standards; but even with minimal rest periods, it's going to take him forever. After all, your average horse has only one horsepower in its "engine." No wonder his girlfriend's pissed.
The woman the letters are addressed to in Elvis Presley's "Return To Sender" does not exist, nor does the address where she supposedly lives.Why would this woman, trying to ignore her former lover, go through all the trouble of sending his letters back instead of, say, burning them? Plus, it'd take longer than one day for the letters to go through the post office, into her mailbox, back out, and returning to the singer's. Also, such things are usually denoted with a stamp of some sort, which the average woman isn't likely to have. The whole love affair was a delusion. Neither the woman nor her mailbox exist. When the fella tries hand delivery, things are gonna get heartbreaking.
The woman in "Return to Sender" is progressively upping the ante on her rejection.First she tells the post office that the letter should be returned ['Return to sender']. Then she tries to deny the existence of her house ['address unknown' and 'no such number'], and then she tries to deny the existence of the area ['no such zone']. She even tries to deny her own existence ("no such person"). This is in the forlorn hope that the sender will get the message that she doesn't want to see him. We do not want to know what happens when he attempts hand-delivery.
God will recruit Johnny of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" in His eternal battle with the Devil.Despite being human, Johnny managed to defeat the Devil in a fiddling contest. That's no simple task.
The golden fiddle in "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is metaphorical.It symbolises the proof that Johnny is the best fiddler ever because he beat the devil. That's why, in the return match in "The Devil Came Back To Georgia," Johnny says he has to "get the fiddle back in tune": he's trying to get his skill back after years of lack of use.
Johnny is the son of the devil, and thus can rival the devil in fiddling like no ordinary mortal can.The devil totally insulted his grandmother.
James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree of "James James Morrison Morrison" by the Chad Mitchell Trio is the same person as the narrator/singer in Steely Dan's "Cousin Dupree".Dupree is staying on his Aunt Faye's couch because his mother disappeared at the end of town. His brains have turned to applesauce from the trauma of losing his mother at the age of three... The very same age when he and his cousin used to play together so frequently, which is why he's seized onto her as the major female figure in his life.
Delilah from "Hey There Delilah" is a prostitute with a Heart of Gold.Most of the music video consists of her wandering the streets and standing on corners wearing a lot of makeup and a tiny skirt. It's an interesting twist to a sappy song.
Leon Redbone is divineHe was first born the love child of 18 year old Jenny Lind and 56 year old Paganini in 1838 in Bombay. The gods wept at the glory of his birth, causing monsoons. He was born again on October 29, 1929 and the uproar caused the stock market crash 34 minutes later. Getting it wrong twice, he reincarnated himself as a musician.
Every 1980s song takes place in a shared universeMy Michelle is friends with Gina (who is Living on a Prayer), and they are both bridesmaids at Little Sister's White Wedding. Unfortunately, the groom wishes he had Jesse's Girl, who comes from a small town (in a lonely world), a suburb of Paradise City, Where The Streets Have No Name. The seedier parts of Paradise City are known as the Jungle. You can get there if you have a Fast Car, but you just Can't Drive 55. Jack wants to run off to there, but Diane insists they aren't missing nothing. SOMEBODY in this mess wears a Raspberry Beret.
The girl from the "Damn Good Times" video is Ana Ng.The store clerk is the singer of "Ana Ng," while the singer of "Damn Good Times" is a bystander.
The narrator in Modest Mouse's "Dashboard" is ShinjiBased on mental impressions from hearing the song. He's delusional and thinks a carload of mannequins (not even complete mannequins - guess which one's head is broken off?) is him and the other teenagers on a fantastic road trip. "And we screamed and we screamed...!!!"
Monster Magnet's "Space Lord" is narrated by Satan addressing his worshippers just before the battle of Armageddon."I lost my soul when I fell to Earth" and "I left my throne a million miles away" refer to him being cast out from Heaven. Lines like "Give me the strength to split the world in two now" further support this interpretation.
Monster Magnet's "Space Lord" is about the Master from Doctor Who.Specifically, the John Simm version. Lyrics like I've been stuffed in your pocket for the last hundred days - Fob watch anyone? And his throne a million miles away? Gallifrey.
Monster Magnet's "Space Lord" is about an Eldritch Abomination.Cthulhu would be the obvious choice, but Cthulhu never seemed to care about splitting the world in two — that's just what would happen when he woke up. But it could be Nyarlathotep. It doesn't have to be out of Lovecraft. And the "throne a million miles away" has to be some kind of poetic license since, in space, a million miles isn't far at all. That's just under four times the distance to the Moon at its apogee.
Monster Magnet's "Space Lord" is narrated by Megatron or Galvatron.Most of the lyrics can fit into this theory, but here are the highlights.
Based on the above, Mr Blue Sky is The Whale.If it wasn't the Space Norwegians, then it was the Space Japanese. That's why he had to hide away for so long (so long, every night and day). Eventually, The Whale may have gotten Magic Plastic Surgery to get a pretty face and be welcomed to the human race. Unfortunately, even Magic Plastic Surgery doesn't fool Mr. Night. Cloudcuckoolander manner, both seem to have no concept of humanity, and (most damning) both of them are obsessed with cakes.
The protagonist of "Hollaback Girl" is a hollaback girl.Sure, she says she "ain't no hollaback girl". But the title refers to her, and it could have easily been "No Hollaback Girl" if she were telling the truth.
The "tall handsome man" described in Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Red Right Hand" is, in fact, GodEvery single line of the song can fit into this theory, but here's the best ones:
The subject of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds' "Red Right Hand" is, in fact, Santa.Consider the line "He'll wrap you in his arms, tell you that you've been a good boy." Who else but Santa Claus would need such a gesture? He is known for making the ultimate distinction between "naughty" and "nice". "He'll rekindle all the dreams it took you a lifetime to destroy" - this line refers to the dream of Santa, which usually disappears as a child grows older. In this song, Santa has returned to instill Christmas spirit in the hearts of adults. "He's a god, he's a man, he's a ghost, he's a guru": Santa Claus has the omniscient powers of a God, the compassion of a man, the mysticism of a ghost - how exactly does he enter and deliver presents for so many houses in such little time? - and the spirit of a guru who teaches that giving is better than receiving. Enough said. The lines involving him giving you money and finding you a car if you don't have one clearly refer to Santa's sack of gifts for every boy and girl. The line "You'll see him in your nightmares, you'll see him in your dreams" is a reference to the darker side of Santa. Just look at another well-known song about him: "he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you're awake." This Santa is fully aware of the power he has over you and can be a terrifying figure if you've been bad. When you see him "in your head, on the TV screen," it is a sign of the pervasiveness of Santa come Christmas season. Lastly, the description fits: his coat is probably "dusty black" from climbing down so many chimneys, and he wears his gloves to cover the Red Right Hand that corresponds with his general red-and-white color scheme. No doubt about it: the "tall handsome man" is Santa.
The singer of Blue Ă–yster Cult's "Burnin' For You" has taken the place of someone who was condemned to Hell.A prominent line goes "I'm livin' for givin' the devil his due", and given the title and most common phrase in the song, what else could this be referring to? However, he may not be in Hell yet; he speaks of time being against him and needing to savour it.
In the future, all music will be produced by Timbaland, and all singers will be kidnapped and forced to provide vocals for his run-of-the-mill pop songsWeezer knows this. See "Pork and Beans".
"Tribute" by Tenacious D refers to the events at the end of The Pick Of DestinyAt the end of The Pick Of Destiny, Tenacious D go up against the Devil in a rock-off and end up winning, partly due to their awesome music, and partly because of luck. However, the rock-off is so awesome (to mortal minds, at least) that Tenacious D end up not being able to hold on to the memory of the rock-off completely; they just remember that they battled him for their souls in some form of musical contest and won. Realising that they needed a way to hold on to that memory, they wrote Tribute as a literal tribute to their efforts that day and as a way of immortalising it.
The Greatest Song In The World from "Tribute" is...... one of the following:
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is a MutantHis nose light not only glows, but also cuts through heavy fog at such a rate that a fast flying sleigh has clear enough visibility for landings all over the world. Clearly the Marvel Celestials weren't just messing with human DNA.
The person being scrutinized in "What's He Building in There?" by Tom Waits is a Promethean, and the singer is suffering from Disquiet.Most of what the singer claims about the subject are baseless rumors spread by others who have suffered Disquiet from the same Promethean. However, certain items are true. "He has no dog" because the Wasteland would cause the poor thing to suffer. "He took the tire swing down from the pepper tree" to discourage the neighborhood kids from coming near. "He has no friends, but he gets a lot of mail"; the mail is from his throngmates. "He has subscriptions to those magazines" to facilitate his study of human life. When the singer claims "He was on the roof the other night/Signaling with a flashlight", he has misidentified the use of Pyros. What the subject is "building" is a new Promethean, and he recently suceeded, which was what was "moaning low".
Tom Waits is not a Real Human Man; he was made up to scare childrenEat your greens, or Tom Waits will come into your bedroom at night and drink all the liquid out of your brains!
Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and NIN's "Only" and "Every Day Is Exactly The Same" is from the POV of a mental patientAnd that patient is Shinji Ikari.
Trent Reznor lives in a shitty houseHave you ever seen a Nine Inch Nails video? "Closer" has entire rooms full of broken lightbulbs and cockroaches. "Perfect Drug" has a stupid swamp in the garden and two zombie women apparently haunting the place. "Into The Void" is just a big red box. People who have more knowledge on the subject will surely be able to confirm or discredit this assertion.
James LaBrie of Dream Theater is the reincarnation of Victoria/Nicholas from "Scenes from a Memory".The news report at the end of the album refers to the JFK assassination, meaning Nicholas's part of the story takes place in 1963. Assuming that Victoria was reincarnated immediately after her death, this would place Nicholas's birth in 1928, which means he was 35 when he went to the hypnotherapist, who, according to band interviews, was the reincarnation of Edward and killed Nicholas at the end (the record static at the end of the album indicates that the phonograph was bumped during the struggle.)
The Point-Of-View character of Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love" has... issues.C'mon, what sane person would use slicing herself open as a metaphor?
The Point of View character of Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love" is Harley Quinn.At least one AMV with that song, Harley Quinn, and the Joker demonstrates this.
'Al' from Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" is a stranded time traveller."Angels in the architecture" could be a reference to Renaissance sculpture. Al could be 'Betty's' "long-lost pal" if he went back in time and became one (after getting his Time Machine working again). Al asks "What if I died here?" which would be quite a problem if it happened in another time, since your loved ones ("Where's my wife and family?") wouldn't have any idea what had happened to you. There's a few references to Al being "a foreign man" without any explanation as to how he got to another country, and it'd be natural for him to have "no currency" since money from his time may not be recognised by other times.
Al from "You Can Call Me Al" is Albedo Piazolla.
Al from "You Can Call Me Al" is Alfonse ElrichThere's evidence on YouTube. And the name's right.
Al from "You Can Call Me Al" is Chevy Chase.It's right there in the official music video!
'Uninstall' by Chiaki Ishikawa is about Haruhi Suzumiya's thoughts during the 11th Hour. She's just created the mother of closed spaces, and the universe is about to experience of mother of all reboots.The lyrics in the song refers to 'being a speck of dust in the universe', an idea Haruhi came upon while attending a baseball game and tries to fight throughout the series. The lyrics also mention the urge to destroy everything and anything, which can be related to Haruhi's 'melancholy'.
David Bowie is from another planet.The Man Who Fell to Earth is based on his life, but with technology instead of music. Bowie is also Major Tom. He either lost communication with his home planet (which is also called Earth - he probably thinks our world is named "Terra") and drifted through space until he wound up here, or was abducted and returned by aliens. Ziggy Stardust is the translation of his alien name into our language.
The people in the "Saving Me" video are given Shinigami EyesWhen they find the eyes, they see what it does. Once they save someone, they die of a heart attack. Defector from Decadence (Soviet Union)? Check. Humble? Check. Sickeningly sweet? Check. Smiles and Sunshine and Universal Love in her presence? Hell yes, you can power a lightbulb just by holding it near her. Just plain cooler and better than you? Check. Red hair (because Heroes Want Redheads), bright blue eyes, "pouty lips," and "large and supple breasts?" Check. Unique, frilly outfits? Check. New words get made up to describe her? Reginasaurus, anyone? She probably has a fucking magical katana and an exotic, telepathic animal companion, too. Total unrealistic Mary Sue.
The Point-Of-View character of Pink's "Cuz I Can" is Murdoc Niccals.Listen to "Cuz I Can". Doesn't that song describe Murdoc perfectly?
The Gorillaz will cover "Cuz I Can" any day nowSuper Globetrotters", "The Brady Kids", "Partridge Family In Space," and so on). It is not entirely out of the question that they "fed" the writers the most crazy, bent, cliched, Trope Overdosed ideas they could think of just to see what would happen. (Though they did have the good sense not to suggest "make us all superheroes!" "Send us into space!" or "Add a squishy little alien to the cast!")
Daft Punk are a rogue Dalek and CybermanAlways appearing in mechanical looking "costumes", electronically distorted music, knowledgeable about aliens...
Kelly Clarkson's "Never Again" is about a woman who was murdered by her boyfriend.It's implied that the guy's current girlfriend will be his next victim ("But when your day comes/And he's through with you/Then he'll be through with you"). The chorus also mentions the singer's face being 'everywhere', which could refer to her murder being a hot topic with the media. "It was you/Who chose to end it like you did" and "You knew/Exactly what you were doing/Don't say/You simply lost your way" is a less Anvilicious way of saying, "Don't even try pleading insanity." "She may believe you/But I never will" is self-explanatory.
Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You" is told from the perspective of the daughter of one of the protagonists of Brokeback Mountain.She's talking alternately to her parents, who kept secrets, were ashamed of themselves, and undoubtedly took their frustrations out on their children. Now that she's old enough for her own romantic relationships (whatever they may be), she fears them because of how badly her own parents got along (or because she knows they can be deadly, if her father was
The couple in Live's "The Dolphin's Cry" are Dinotopians.What with all that jazz about the dolphins, of course. But the damning evidence is the line about "breathing together". The Dinotopian word for marriage literally translates to "breathing together" — and this term, in turn, came from the dolphins. Now the question is this: why assume the couple are human?
Voltaire's "The Headless Waltz" is narrated by Robespierre.Seriously. A depressed, half-dead, hallucinating Robespierre.
Madonna is a cyborg.Her voice sounds a little more synthesized with each album she records. And she refuses to age. In 20 years, she'll sound exactly like GLaDOS.
The narrator of Barenaked Ladies' "Another Postcard" has a split personality.This explains why he's being stalked by mail rather than in person and how the stalker found him "even though I packed and moved my home." The choice of chimpanzees, which would initially amuse him, eventually creeps him out but keeps him captivated; who else would know him that well? The narrator even began suspecting that he was going crazy, and a split personality is a brand of craziness.
The Servant's "Cells" is about playing video games.
"Now you go to bed
I'm staying here
I've got another level that I wanna clear"
"We eat Chinese off our kneesThe song is obviously sung from the perspective of a man who spends all of his time either playing video games ("the Sun goes up and the Sun goes down") or daydreaming about playing them because his life is so boring.
And look for each other in the TV screen"
"Hotel California" is the Hotel Earle from Barton Fink.A Hell Hotel in Los Angeles where you can check in any time you like, but can never leave? Sounds like the Hotel Earle. However, because "Hotel California" was released years before Barton Fink, either the Hotel Earle is real, or the Eagles are capable of Time Travel or prophecy.
The songs "Mr. Richards" and "Diminished" by R.E.M. are the same event from different perspectives.Both deal with a man facing the consequences of his actions. It is implied in both songs that it was due to something he said or some sort of public relations nightmare. In both songs, the man is also experiencing legal trouble as a result of his actions. "Diminished" is from the viewpoint of the man in question; "Mr. Richards" is narrated by a member of the accusatory public. Which viewpoint is truer is left for the listener to decide.
The narrator of Elvis Costello's "Alison" is planning on shooting the title character.When he says "I know this world is killing you" and "my aim is true", he means them in more than one way. He can't be bargained with. He can't be reasoned with. He doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.
"I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd is about a date rape.Yeah, the title is blatant; but if you listen to the lyrics, they're rather disturbing at times. For instance, "We can do it till we both wake up". The spoken word part near the end is also incredibly creepy.
The KLF are timelordsOr rather The Timelords...
The KLF will have a reunion, or a re-release of some of their work in 2010.Why? They started in 1987, and 2010 is 23 years later. The KLF, being Discordians, can't resist it. In Cold Blood in mind instead. The eerie backing track and vocal delivery combined with samples of a woman's terrified sobbing certainly gives the song a much more sinister vibe than previous versions. One starts to wonder if the "two drifters" are Perry Smith and Richard Hickock. And Truman Capote was widely rumored to have have been in love (and possibly sexually involved) with Perry Smith. To top it all off, it's performed by an artist whose work includes both homoeroticism and "the romance of crime" as reccuring themes, often combining the two.
The members of Kraftwerk are robots.They even admit it in "Die Roboter."
"Voodoo Cowboy" by Cat Empire is about Death of the Endless.The main character is a wanderer with oddly coloured eyes; he purposely heads out to the very wastes of the desert "where ghost and spirits walk around like you and me" on horseback. He either falls asleep there, exhausted, or wanders into the Dreaming, and accidentally encounters Death in her brother's realm, in a dream personified for him as an endless lake in a contrast to the desert. He sees Death and falls in love, following her and preferring to embrace her (and die) than live to die alone. Why does he call her Annabelle? Annabelle is simply one of Death's pseudonyms, or a name the main character chooses for her upon seeing her, not daring to ask for her real name.)
MTV WANTED Britney Spears to make a comeback.They have become too dependent on pop music. Once Rap and Rock pushed Pop music out of the way (for the second time), they were left with no music that had MASS appeal. So they tried to get people interested in Britney again by HELPING her manager and parents get her career back on track, hoping not only to restart her career, but also to help boost pop music back into the top ten so MTV could benefit. Why do you think they keep trying to manufacture pop groups? It's a symbiotic relationship!!!
106 & Park: Top 10 is riggedThis rumour started when Beyonce had a song off the Gold Member soundtrack that popped onto the top 10 within a day of its debut and then disappeared after the film had run its course - which was no longer than a week.
Dani California was shot by an insane lover....who also happens to be the narrator. Dani left him for the "North Dakota man" (who's also the "gifted animator"). The narrator was then sent into a spiraling depression that eventually drove him mad. "It only hurts when I laugh" because of Dani's desperate attempts to fight back.
The narrator of "With or Without You" by U2 is talking about his relationship with a prostitute.Yes, it's a beautiful love song and everything, but the core lyric from the chorus does sound like it's talking about addiction, as opposed to love. Also, the repeated lyric "And you give yourself away..." To other men, perhaps, in exchange for money?
The woman in "With ot Without You" is a vampire.The "stone set in [her] eyes" is the way the narrator describes the strange colour of her eyes. All the metaphors for addiction in the song and references to pain ("on a bed of nails she makes me wait", "my hands are tied", "thorn twists in her side") reflect the narrator's dependence on her, even though he hates to be dependent. She "gives herself away" by turning other people - including the band - into vampires.
"Running To Stand Still" by U2 is not about the effects of heroin addiction on a young couple in Dublin. It's about vampirism, too!"So she woke up, woke up from where she was, lying still" is the woman waking up from sleep in a coffin. The whole song is an account of the narrator's turning. "Sweet the sin, but bitter the taste in my mouth" and "the poison from the poison stream" are thinly-veiled metaphors for tasting the woman's blood and being turned. The "needle chill" is the woman's fangs.
Kid Rock hired people to make a big deal about him "stealing" from "Sweet Home Alabama" so that people wouldn't notice the "Werewolves in London" ripoff.It would have worked if Warren Zevon hadn't had any fans. It works better in redneck country.
The narrator in "I Shot the Sheriff" shot the sheriff because the sheriff shot the deputy.The deputy found something he shouldn't have, and the singer walked in just as the sheriff shot him. Bob Marley wouldn't say who shot the deputy because he knew the sheriff's gang (a combination of actors to be run out of town when it looked like the sheriff was getting lazy, and corrupt officers) would be able to keep him alive for a ''very'' long time. Later, when the sheriff had hired Eric Clapton for a temporary job, Clapton found the incriminating evidence, and realized that Marley hadn't shot the deputy. The sheriff attacked him, and the current deputy, not knowing the truth, joined the fray (no, not The Fray). Clapton accidentally shot the deputy in the confusion, who shot the sheriff during his Just Between You and Me speech. Clapton wanted to spare the deputy's unsullied name, knowing that the charges of shooting the corrupt sheriff would be cleared but still leave a mark.
The narrator in "I Shot the Sheriff" used to plant marijuana seedsAnd the sheriff demanded they were killed before they grow
The child in "Cats in the Cradle" is an Enfant Terrible acting on the Law of Disproportionate ResponseThe second verse describes the father casually saying that he is unable to play with his son. The budding young psychopath swears vengeance: "He walked away, but his smile never dimmed, he said 'I'm gonna be like him, yeah, ya know I'm gonna be like him." Content to let his plot simmer for decades if necessary, the child finally has his revenge in the last verse:
"Please Don't Stop The Music," "Low," and "Just Dance" are all taking place at the same night club"Please" and "Just Dance" are about girls who went to a dance club and got swept up by the atmosphere (or the alcohol or the prospect of a hookup). "Low" is from the point of view of a man who's watching "Shorty" get "low low low, low low low low" and hoping to score with her.
There is no such thing as Music."Music" is random waves of vibration in the air that are perceived and interpreted by our neurons as being sound. Only the deaf are at all free of this fairy tale, and even they get sucked in by those ever-more-powerful bass lines.
The Song "Provo's Lullabie" isn't a lullabie.Rather, it's one last heartfelt goodbye from one provo to another. Consider:
The "Prom Queen" from Lil Wayne's song also rejected Avril's "Sk8r Boi"What a bitch.
"Tha Carter II" is about a man (Mr. Carter) pleading his case before God, trying to get into heaven.The 'On the block' skits show life moving on after his death. At the end, God gives him a second chance at life, which is why Mr. Carter on Tha Carter III contains the line 'Hey Mr. Carter, tell me where have you been.'
The shooting in "99 Problems" is somehow related to the one in "Canâ€™t Knock the Hustle."Think about it: Both videos are shot in black and white, one being his first single from his first album, and the other being what shouldâ€™ve been the last single of his last album. He gets away in "Canâ€™t Knock the Hustle," but "99 Problems" closes his story by having his past come back to get him. And since the shooters in the first video were all women, a bitch was one of his problems â€“ the one he forgot about.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's "Weeping Song" is narrated between two vampires.The child-vampire is newly made, and the vampire who turned him has decided to show him the way life works. The people in the village are weeping because they'll all eventually die; but the undead are exempt from this— or so it would seem. Immortality is an upsetting lot, and even though they should be theoretically free from sorrow, the vampires still grieve for something lost. (Alternatively, the vampire-father isn't weeping— he's covered in blood.) The younger vampire might not realise that he is a vampire. Both are apathetic observers of the kind of misery they no longer have to take part in. The two vampires wait out their first long night together, finally falling asleep by dawn.
Yuri The Only One by the Leet Street Boys is not a pop love ballad full of geek/otaku references, but a pop ballad about a Yuri Fan explaining to a girl who is interested in him that Het is Ew.It's all kind of obvious if we analyize some of the shout outs.
REM's "World Leader Pretend" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" are being sung by the same narratorThe Narrator is a world leader of some sort dealing with a struggle. However, unlike most interpretations, the struggle isn't from within, but without. He's some sort of dictator or warlord, most likely of eastern European or African origin. Various forces are coming down to take his position of power from him. For years, he thought himself to be all powerful, ruler of all he sees; but he certainly isn't now. He's a "pretend world leader". Also, he makes mentions on how he "knows the barricades" and recognises the weapons. Decades before, he too was a "revolutionary" who gained power by defeating the old, corrupt regime, only to create another corrupt regime. Now it's his time to be thrown from power by someone else, like his predecessor before him.
The second song comes after he has been overthrown. It's some sort of speech he's giving at his war crimes tribunal. It makes many mentions of how he's been humbled, that he "sweeps the streets [he] used to own". He starts to make references to religion and similar themes. He admits he was a liar and a crook, but "that was when [he] ruled the world". He even claims that his rise to dictatorship wasn't his intention, that a "wicked and wild wind" blew him towards the eventuality. He admits that people were disappointed that he just became another warlord: "People couldn't believe what [he'd] become". He goes on to mention the revolutionaries who want him dead and bemoans being in such a position of power. He then admits that "Saint Peter won't call [his] name", admitting his guilt for the acts that he had committed. Whether this is honest truth or lies to get the jury on his side is up to you to interpret.
In the song "Copacabana," Lola shot first.Either Rico or Tony dropped the gun in the scuffle; Lola took it and shot Tony by accident.
None of the members of ZZ Top can leave the band without the band breaking up entirely.Let's say one of them left, and the other two tried to perform together. It wouldn't work. They would be considered a subgroup of the original three-member ZZ Top, and as everyone knows, the number of members of a subgroup must evenly divide into the number of members of the original group. Two simply does not divide evenly into three. To have a successful subgroup, they would have to go solo. They know this; after all, it is known as La Grange's Theorem. World War 1 for Les Invisibles continued to 'Sing Songs Nobody Knew' by using his powers to take the form of different artists over the years, eventually deciding to write and perform songs based off his own life... by forming Blue Oyster Cult as Sandy Pearlman.
All of Rob Zombie's lyrics are drawn from real life experienceJesus really did live his life in a cheap motel on the edge of Route 66 (yeah). Suicide tanks, living dead girls and Pig Heaven are out there somewhere. Oh, and Mr. Zombie is both a Superbeast and an Electric Head. No wonder his movies are so twisted...
The Queen song "Bicycle Race" is about a young Chinese man in China shortly after the Cultural Revolution finishedHe's not in it for the revolution, but he doesn't give a damn about American pop culture icons either. He's completely apolitical, not caring about the Vietnam War or even being a good communist. He's in it for the cycling.
The protagonist in Gary Moore's "Over the Hills and Far Away" was framed by his best friend.The friend found out about his wife's affair with the protagonist. He staged the robbery and planted the protagonist's gun at the scene, either in revenge or in a failed attempt to force the couple to confess their relationship.
Shakira isn't humanHumans don't move the way she does in the video for "She Wolf." Of course, this raises the question of what she is.
The kid from The Offspring's "You're Gonna go Far, Kid" is the same person as the Narrator from the Flobots' "Handlebars"Given that his methods included the use of a thousand lies and a good disguise, it should be no surpise that it ended in pain.
The girl who released the balloons in "99 Red Balloons" knew exactly what the consequences would be.Didn't it ever strike you as strange that the narrator of the song is not only the sole survivor, but also the one who started the whole thing? Maybe she's an evil genius, maybe she's the Devil, maybe she's God. But whatever she is, she knew perfectly well what she was doing.
This page is controlled by Warner Music Group.Same initials; deprecating music videos (just like what Warner Music Group did to YouTube); insulting Kid Rock (in revenge for Kid Rock slamming Atlantic Records); thinking Dragonforce is God (they are signed to Warner Bros. Records); there are many other examples right on this page. And odds are good that some people here edit The Other Wiki saying Weird Al sucks.
The members of the band a-ha are comic-book characters come to life.The music video for Take On Me tells a true story, albeit in a more romantic and poetic way. All back-stories of the band members are fabricated. They were originally pencil sketches in an unpublished comic book starring them as band members who lead secret lives as motorcycle racers, but became self-aware and broke the fourth wall to escape their comic book. This explains why they're ridiculously hot, they never age, Morten Harket's angelic singing voice, and the fact that they have Power Trio personalities. After escaping from the comic book, they decided to continue on as a band and have hinted at the fact that they are comic book characters in several of their music videos. Mind-Screwy. Alternatively, the videos are allegorical Dream Sequences imagined by Maynard James Keenen, which inspired him to write the songs.
"Hotel California" is a cockroach's revenge for the Roach Motel.Roaches can check out any time they like but they can never leave.
"The Land of Make Believe" by Bucks Fizz is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universeIt's about a small child with psychic powers who is slowly going mad as a daemon possesses her. "The Land of Make-Believe" is the Warp, where dreams are reality. The daemon begins by whispering into the child's mind and sending alluring visions ("voices whisper, 'will you come and play...'"). The child resists at first ("never, never ever!"), but the daemon keeps "waiting, patiently till it can have [her] heart". Soon, the child's defences weaken, and she allows her new playmate to take control of her mind. As those around her realise what's happening, a witch-hunt begins ("you're an outlaw once again"), and the child must flee on a spacecraft ("into the blue, you and I"). The only place in the galaxy where she can now find safety is the Eye of Terror ("the Circus in the Sky"), where Chaos spills over into the material universe and the very laws of physics are twisted with insanity. "Superman" and "Captain Kidd" are the Chaos Space Marines and pirates that inhabit the Eye, and "time to change" refers to the mutations that the Chaos Gods bestow on their followers. At the very end of the song, we hear a little girl's voice reciting a poem that suggests the daemon has destroyed the mind of its host, and is now looking for another soul to consume... and the listener may be next. The only thing wrong with this theory is that the song came out several years before Warhammer 40,000 did. But, well, time flows strangely in the Warp...
There is no Pretty Texas Girl in Anna Nalick's "Soldier."The Pretty Texas Girl is a metaphor for something else, other than fighting, that serves as a way for the narrator's lover to serve his country, which could mean any number of things. It starts off with the narrator and the soldier falling in love, despite knowing that he will have to go off to fight soon. ("We didn't have time to feel sorry for what we did.") Then he's injured and comes back home and has no idea what to do with himself ("He was a soldier, he always was") and the pretty Texas Girl, the answer to his prayers, who makes the soldier believe he can live again, is whatever he chooses to do with himself after that, letting him continue to serve his country and feel useful. When "he called me tell to me he'd fallen in love with her," it means that he told her what he doing. Presumably, this career path took up a lot of his time, and the narrator will effectively still be sharing her lover with America. This explains why the narrator seems so chill about losing her man to someone else; it's not someone else, it's something else, and this keeps him from getting hurt again. Then, in the last verse, 'I'll be a gambler, and he'll be home free' means that she won't know when he'll have time to spend with her, but she's willing to make that sacrifice for him to be happy. And 'he's loving Texas, and I'll marry melody' means that she understands his need to serve his country because of her own need to express herself through music. 'Smile at the gates, 'cause their hate don't belong to you' could mean that her soldier got out of combat before getting too scarred for life, or it could mean that he went into politics but was of the rare honest breed of politician who genuinely wanted to help people and because of that, wasn't that succesful, but at least he had his integrity. The chorus could refer to his frustration at having been kicked out of the military and now having to jump around from random jobs because his need to be involved with his country is not being satisfied by deskwork. 'And if this life doesn't give you the love you expect, there's always the next' could mean that even if this job doesn't work out (or, even though the military didn't work out) there's still hope for the future.
The "Sk8r Boi" is CD-I Link.In both "works," BOI is mispelled. Also, CD-I Zelda rejects CD-I Link twice, much like the Alpha Bitch in Sk8r Boi.
The singer of "The Christmas Shoes" is an Unreliable Narrator.This is why the song makes no sense if you examine it. (Why is this little boy with a dying mother all by himself in a store on Christmas Eve? How come nobody ever explained to him that Jesus doesn't care about Mommy having nice shoes when she reaches the Pearly Gates?) What happened was this: the boy was just an average kid who was just a little bit short of the cash needed to cover his shopping bill. The narrator, who has already admitted that he was "not really in the Christmas mood" and the kid had "counted pennies for what seemed like years" covered the rest (no more than a dollar or two) with the spare change in his pocket out of impatience and an interest to move the line along and get his own shopping done. He then concocts this tale of the sweet innocent waif and his poor mother on her deathbed so he can pat himself on the back for his act of "charity."
The little boy in "The Christmas Shoes" is one half of a father-son con-artist team.The father drops him off in front of stores. The child goes inside, grabs the merchandise his father orders, and tells the sob story to whoever is around so they'll pay for it, in whole or in part.
"The Golden Vanity" is sung by the defense attorney at a mutiny trialWho wouldn't mutiny after what the captain did?
"Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me" is about Double Standard: Rape, Divine on Mortal.Elvis's girlfriend apparently was swept off the ground against her will by Santa Claus last year. He is now unsuccessfully pleading for Santa to bring her back.
REO Speedwagon's "Roll With the Changes" is about the Transformers.Autobots, roll out!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was born near a Soviet nuclear dumping ground.The USSR simply threw their nuclear waste in the river, and that's where his mutation comes from. Presumably, his parents died of radiation sickness and Santa took pity on the orphaned fawn.
The three ships "I" saw come sailing in to Bethlehem were starships with solar sails.They contained Christians from an extraterrestrial LARPing group on a pilgrimage to the Holy Planet.
In "Bust a Move", Larry's marriage is fake.We know Larry doesn't know the "you" of the song that well — he's only described as his best friend's brother. So why choose him as the best man? Because the entire wedding is a sham, done for immigration purposes or something similar. Everyone who's close to Larry knows this and wants no part of it, so Larry's forced to turn to to "you".
Judas Priest's "Painkiller" and Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" are two chapters of the same story.In "Iron Man," a man is sent travelling through time and turned into a metallic effigy of himself. During the time he had to relearn how to move his heavy body, he had plenty of time to develop some serious rage against the normal humans around him. When he could finally move again, he set out to kill all of the soft pink humans. Just when human civilization was on its last leg, a metallic messiah, the Painkiller, arrives and battles the Iron Man for the fate of mankind.
The Hotel California (The Eagles) and the House of the Rising Sun (covered by The Animals) are in the same universeThe following takes the lyrics more or less at face value. The Hotel California simply traps your own body and soul for eternity. The House of the Rising Sun also traps you for eternity, but it will let you go just long enough to go bear a child. After you die, the House will call on that child, and then that child's child, and so on and so forth. In short, the Hotel California will only torment you forever. The House of the Rising Sun will torment you, your children, their children, and all your descendants, forever.
The friends in "All My Friends Say" lied to the protagonist.The fact "All my friends say" is repeated over and over again suggests an Unreliable Narrator. The narrator really just broke down sobbing when his ex walked in with a new man and then drowned his sorrows; when his friends took him home, they agreed to lie to him about the fun he had should he call and ask what happened.
Emilie Autumn's "Gothic Lolita" is about a girl in an arranged marriage.It explains why "the law won't arrest you, the world won't detest you", even though it's implied that the girl was raped.
At any given time, somewhere on planet Earth, at least one radio station is playing "Stairway to Heaven".Either that or "Hotel California".
The mysterious Soviet radio station has a quiet loop of Hotel California in the very background.Stairway to Heaven is being played on thast one pulsar we never decrypted (yeah, that's specific), and not, in fact, on earth.
Sympathy for the devil is as told by God to the Devil:
"Fireflies" by Owl City takes place in The MatrixThe "10 million fireflies" is the matrix code and they "dance" with him because he's able to manipulate the matrix; unfortunately he's too reluctant to leave his old life (he "like[s] make[s himself] believe/That planet earth turns slowly/It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep" = he wants to believe that the matrix is the real world, abate a Mundane Fantastic one) so he takes the blue pill and "they say farewell", but he can still occasionally see them.
"Whisper" by Evanescence is about Christ's death on the cross."Speaking to the atmosphere/ No one's here and I fall into myself" is a reference to when God turned his back on Jesus while Jesus became the sin of the world. "I can stop the pain if I will it all away" is a reference to the fact that Christ could have changed his mind and said, "Forget humanity!" at any time, but didn't. "Fallen angels at my feet/ whispered voices in my ear" is describing demons tempting Jesus to do just that - forsake humanity. The spooky Latin chanting is the the voice of human souls begging Jesus to carry through and deliver them from evil.
"Hey Mickey" is about a girl trying to keep a gay boyfriend.First, she refers to him as "so pretty" in the chorus. Mickey also appears to not be very interested in sexual activity with his girlfriend, considering she's practically begging for semi-sexual activities ("Don't say no Mickey!"), and she says, "Come on and give it to me anyway you can/ go an and give it to me I'll treat you like a man" but "treat you like a man" sounds suspiciously like "take it like a man" in the original version.
"Far Side Of Crazy" is about Tara Gilesbie.
Evelyn Evelyn are real, but are conspiring with Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley to pretend to be a hoax.The reason for this can be found in the lyrics to A Campaign of Shock and Awe. The sisters are convinced that a musical career would become as exploitative as their circus appearances. They are using the people producing the CD to tell their story, possibly with embellishments or metaphor, because they believe it is the only way for people to consider their message and talents without becoming caught up in the freak show.
"Before He Cheats" is an account of Carrie Underwood beating a man to the point of deathSuuuuuure she's destroying his car. Read between the lines. "I dug my key into the side of his purty li'l souped-up four wheel drive": She gouged out his kidneys, or perhaps his gall bladder. "And carved my name into his leather seat": She left the word CARRIE (and does that name sound familiar or what?) sliced into his arse. "I took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights": She reduced both his eyes to a bloody pulp with a baseball bat. "And slashed a hole in all four tires": She gave him the wounds of Christ. "I might have saved a little trouble for the next girl": She partially castrated him.
"Supermassive Black Hole" is about a Black Hole SueWell, think about it. It's obvious when you see it was in Twilight, which is about the epic, perfect relationship between a Sue and her vampire boyfriend. And the lyrics "I thought I was a fool for no one, but oh baby I'm a fool for you"? Show the Sue's ability to get in everywhere and have everyone love her/him/them.
If the Trans Siberian Orchestra were ever to be conducted by John Williams......the world would explode from sounds of pure, unrefined Crowning Music of Awesome.
Mary Anne and Wanda hooked up after disposing of Earl.
The narrator of "Me and Bobby Mc Gee" killed Bobby.
The stamp-collecting old man in the CAKE song Frank Sinatra is the physical manifestation of the ancient radiation that haunts dismembered constellationsThat was a long explanation. However, it makes perfect sense when you think about it. And by "perfect sense", I mean "about as much sense as any other WMG". Also, the aforementioned old man probably owns the skipping record with cobwebs falling on it.
Armageddon was Averted by Rock 'n' RollThe rumors were true and Hitler was the Antichrist and, after his defeat, God and Jesus decided it was as good a time as any for Judgment. Jesus was reborn as a human shortly after the war ended, around 1947. God and Jesus had made the decision that, to reach the most number of people, Jesus would become a rock 'n' roller, a person who would have more influence than a rabbi. This ended up saving us all. It's unknown exactly when, but at some point Jesus, under his new name, decided he wasn't going to go through with it. He decided he was going to keep spreading his updated message through his, and continued in secret until about 7 years ago. It's time for the truth to be known. David Bowie is Jesus Christ.
The songs "Hand Of Sorrow" and "In Perfect Harmony" are about the same person in alternate universes.A baby boy is abandoned by his mother in the woods. Then, the two timelines diverge. In "In Perfect Harmony", the boy is found by elves and raised to live in perfect harmony with nature yada yada yada. In "Hand Of Sorrow", the boy is found by some sort of government agency and raised to be a super soldier. Within Temptation.
The Fratellis' "Costello Music" is really an awesome concept album.For reals. Dear Broadway: I'm waiting for this rock opera.
Johnny Gallagher's "The Buried Boy" and The Spring Standards' "Breath and Sound" are about the same breakup from different perspectives.Both songs refer to swinging tree branches as the sun sets, sitting on a bench, and a boy on his knees. Johnny Gallagher dated The Spring Standards' Heather Robb in high school. Therefore, they wrote the songs about each other.
Every musician, music artist, member of a band, or music executive is a space alien or worse) from a distant planet.What they have persuaded us is "music" is actually their hidden, subliminal brainwash mantra, which we have to surrendered to, repeatedly listen to, and repeat amongst ourselves like good,obedient drones, in exchange for our riches and livelihood. When we see a musician in concert, we are feeding them our positive energy like so much delicious chocolate while they feast on it from a raised platform above, commanding their enslaved masses. When they are fully engorged, soon and very soon, their home armada will attack and destroy the earth, and we will worship and thank them for it before being vaporized. It is already too late. Resistance is futile.
Tori Amos's "Past the Mission" is about a naďve, bookish girl who is convinced by a more worldly girl she has a crush on to help break her (the other girl's) boyfriend out of prison.I know, it's actually supposed to be about rape and/or Mary Magdalene, but this is how I was automatically inclined to read it before I went looking for other interpretations: The singer (who's book-smart but inexperienced) makes friends with a "hot girl" who "said she knew what [the singer's] books did not". This girl has a boyfriend whom everyone thinks of as a bad boy (though a popular one), but she thinks "she [knows] him better". He's probably older than the singer and the other girl. The singer is jealous of their relationship (this is what she "wanted [...] from him"), but doesn't say anything ("but I shut my mouth"). He ends up in jail, and the other girl either doesn't believe that he's guilty or doesn't care. She has a plan to break him out but needs help with something, so she goes to the singer, who agrees to help ("I said I was willing"). They make their escape "past the mission, behind the prison tower" with the guards on their heels ("closing every hour") and get away with it. The other girl hides the boy for a while ("she gave him shelter"), but she can't keep it up forever, and he goes on the run. Later, a body is found; the singer is "not sure that it's his", but the authorities are "using his name" (because it looks bad for them to have him on the loose). The singer doesn't know what really happened to him, but believes that the other girl does ("some things only she knows"). ... yeah, it's a bit of a stretch, but this is Wild Mass Guessing after all.
The POV character in If I Were a Boy is just a teenager.She judges all males by one jerky boyfriend, and places a huge amount of importance on the relationship ("When you lose the one you wanted/ Cause he's taking you for granted/ and everything you had got destroyed"). Both of these indicate that the narrator doesn't have much experience with relationships. It could be a really important relationship, like a marriage, but one would hope someone who is married would have enough life experience to realize that not every man is a dick. Sure, she mentions "drinking beer with the guys" but ... Kids these days, you know? The whole song is very young in it's outlook.
In "I Am I Said", when Neil Diamond says "...and nobody heard at all, not even the chair", he wasn't actually expecting a piece of furniture to hear him.A "chair" can also mean a chairperson at a meeting. Diamond is singing about bringing his troubles to an authority of some kind - he isn't literally talking to "no one there", but said authority figure is paying so little attention that he might as well be.
"Teenage Dream" is about a suicide pact.It's the only way the characters in the song can "dance until they die" and "be young forever".
The men from "Red Right Hand" "Black Wings" and "The Man In The Long Black Coat" are all the same personAnd he's probably some kind of demon or god. Either way, he's probably not the kind of person you want to mess with.
Leroy (from Jim Croce's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown") was known, in his childhood, as "Encyclopedia."The books establish that Encyclopedia's real name is Leroy. As he grew up, the knowledge that he was smarter than everyone else in town corrupted him. He decided to use his powers of deduction, along with crime knowledge learned from working cases with his dad, to become a legendary hustler. He moved to the south side of Chicago and began his reign of crime.
The Dead Boy isn't dead in the normal sense.This is an idea compiled from a number of Nightwish songs. We first learn of the Dead Boy from "Dead Boy's Poem", and that he was an artist. How he died is left a mystery, but it's likely he was born with sort of power (Deep Silent Complete) that was stolen from him upon his death. It is possible it was gifted to him by the Wishmaster. In terms of the Dead Boy's life, his story was told in the album Century Child: he was blessed at birth (his status as an Ocean Soul), but to remain blessed and keep his power he had to remain an innocent person, otherwise, the title of Ocean Soul would be "nothing but a name". Clearly, a war of some knd broke out in the Boy's home, and children were corrupted ("to see another black rose born") by the invasion. As the last remaining Ocean Soul, the Boy had to flee, his death faked. After his escape, the Boy is now in hiding, a wanderer who sees a great deal of the world and its hardships. On his travels, something happens, and he looses his innocence (Dark Chest of Wonders), perhaps due to a series of extremely bad choices on his part. He wishes he could get his innocence back (Wish I Had An Angel, "I'm in love with my lust, burning angel wings to dust"). The innocent boy "died", and he's nothing now (Nemo), and goes on a search to reclaim his lost light. Years pass, the boy takes a wife and has at least a daughter, who was born blessed like her father had been, but didn't understand the gifts she possessed (Eva). Eventually, fed up with everything and unhappy, he leaves everything behind and takes to the sea (The Islander).
The narrator of The White Stripes' "Fell In Love With A Girl" is female.That's why the girl's boyfriend doesn't consider it cheating.
The Erlking in "Der Erlkönig" is a pedophile.Read the following excerpts of a literal translation:
"Thou dear child, come, go with me.
Very lovely games I'll play with thee."
"Dost thou want to come with me, pretty boy?"
"I love thee, thy beautiful form entices me;
And if thou art not willing, then I need force."
"My father, my father, he's grabbing me now!
Erl king has done me some harm!"
The woman who seduces Ariel in Kamelot's The Black Halo was created by Mephisto.She looks like Helena because the body is either Helena's corpse reanimated, or a form completely constructed by Mephisto to placate the grief-stricken Ariel. Her personality doesn't match with the original Helena because the soul Mephisto gave the body was one from Hell, while True Helena is in Heaven and out of his reach.
Tonight I'm Fucking you by Enrique Iglease and Ludicris is about rapeMany of the lyrics such as "I want know you me/And it is ovious that I want you to","Your so damn pretty\If I had a type then baby it would be you",ludicris's line of "Tonight I'm gonna do/every thing that I want with you" and the entire chorus combined with the rather creepy tone both artists voices take during the song make it work better in the context of a rapist stalking his next victim than a guy about to have consensual sex with a willing woman
Random/shuffle play on any music player always seems to be going back to the same songs because...
Every pop song happens in the same universe.Rebecca Black lives in the same neighborhood that Kesha wakes up in after her wild night of partying. Fridays, when Rebecca goes out partying, this is the same one Kesha winds up at, and where Katy Perry kissed a girl.
"Pile of Kittens (in my Mind)" is sung by a college student whose cat, that he's had since grade school, has had to be put down.The melancholy tune gives the music video the feel of a Really Dead Montage. As for the digressions in the bridge? The narrator answering a couple questions someone asked.
The one in The Temptations "Can't Get Next To You" who "can turn a river into a raging fire"? His super hero name is......CLEVELAND MAN!
The breakdown in "Das Auto Ist Kaputt" was staged as a Secret Test of CharacterThe guy was told his girlfriend was really, really shallow and just wanted a good car. Cocaine Ninja is the anthromophic personification of her rage and is the one that appears first, and then moves onto actions she whised she could do, (throw china ware and SET FIRE TO THE CITY!) and as she sings, she summons a drummer that let the beat vibrate throughout, and for a cool effect had glasses filled with water.
Enigma's first album is about literally getting Caught with Your Pants Down when judgment day comes.The first half of the album is very sexual in nature while the second half suddenly starts talking about Revelations in a very cacophonous manner before suddenly asking for a renewal of faith. The protagonist is someone who had just given him/herself over to lust (one of the seven deadly sins) just in time for the second coming. The chaos implied in "The Voice and the Snake," which overpowers the heavily sexual "Mea Culpa" represents the protagonist panicking over getting caught in the act by Jesus himself, and the rest of the album presents him/her begging for forgiveness.
The Ear Worm in "Ohrwurm" is from a younger sibling's potty training video.This troper, the eldest of five over eleven years, knows how catchy those songs can be. They still stick in one's head after umpteen years!
Carly Rae Jespennote is a magical girl.She says "I trade my soul for a wish" in a song, which essentially what magical girls in Puella Magi Madoka Magica do.
The Big Bad Wolf in the song "Little Red Riding Hood" (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs) has a painful venereal disease.He's grabbing his crotch when he sings "You're everything a big bad wolf could want" then he howls in pain.
Rush's 2112 takes place in the Warhammer40k-verse.Specifically, during the Age of Strife. Starman himself has some slight psyker powers, and he 'Device' that Starman finds isn't a guitar, but some piece of lost technology that works with those abilities. The "Wires that vibrate, and give music" are the device's own electronic workings, humming with power and screwing with Starman's head a little, which he interprets as music. As he presents the device to his leaders, they recognize it as lost technology, a simple 'toy that helped destroy the elder race of man', and destroy it. As he leaves his leaders, Starman's psyker abilities won't give him peace, focusing his mind on what remains of his device. When he sleeps that night, he has a vision of the Emperor's ultimate goal for humanity, as well as the splendor of the Emperor himself. Waking, he feels that he'll never see either the golden age of his dreams, nor the golden god leading them, and takes his own life... just as the Great Crusade arrives at his planet, and claims it.
Shania Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" is about Iron Man.Rather than being about three guys - one know-it-all, one vain, and one very fond of his cars - it's all about one guy. And that guy is Tony Stark.
Some of Pulp's songs from the late-80s to early-90s form a loose storyline.The storyline starts with the song Separations, where a man is seen to be leaving his girlfriend and moving away to a new town. The song follows how he begins to regret his decision to leave her almost immediately, but is determined to make a new start and put her behind him. Following on from this is Death II, where the same man goes out to the disco to try and forget about her and find somebody new. He stays out until 2am trying desperately to find someone, but just can't seem to do so. Live On is the morning after Death II; the man wakes up feeling and looking terrible after the previous night. He tries to reassert that he can carry on without his ex-girlfriend, but by the end of the song, he is very unsure about whether or not he can last another day without her. Don't You Want Me Anymore starts with a recap of the events of Separations, and sets the scene as eighteen months later. The man has tried to forget about his ex-girlfriend, but has finally cracked under the pressure and is on his way back to her, expecting her to welcome him with open arms. When he arrives, he finds that she has moved on and is now with someone else. There are other songs from this period that form separate storylines; Sheffield: Sex City tells the story of the morning after My Legendary Girlfriend, for example.
The narrator of The Saw Doctors' "N17" and Dropkick Murphys "Going Out In Style" are the same person.However many times he's managed to take the N17 back to Tuam for a visit, he's come to accept that when the end comes his funeral'll be in Boston since that's where his life and the people who care about him now (and are likely to outlive him - thus, his kids but not his parents) are.
"Just a Dream" by Nelly is told from the POV of the man who got dumped in "Single Ladies""I shoulda put it down / I should have got that ring ..."
Appetite for Destruction by Guns N Roses is a concept albumAt least the first half is. "Welcome to the Jungle" involves a character arriving in LA (the "jungle"). Once there, he slips into a decadent world full of sex ("Its so Easy"), alcoholism ("Nightrain"), crime ("Out ta get me"), and drugs ("Mr. Brownstone"). The first half of the album then ends with "Paradise City" with the main character in a gas chamber about to be executed.