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* In Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me", is Shaggy's character really reccomending his friend resort to BlatantLies and deny cheating on his girlfriend, or is he a TricksterMentor, purpisely trying to make the idea of lying about it seem ridiculous? His advice is too over the top to take seriously, and it only causes the cheater to realize that he should apologize instead.

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* In Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me", is Shaggy's character really reccomending his friend resort to BlatantLies and deny cheating on his girlfriend, or is he a TricksterMentor, purpisely purposely trying to make the idea of lying about it seem ridiculous? His advice is too over the top to take seriously, and it only causes the cheater to realize that he should apologize instead.


* The British patriotic song [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Vow_to_Thee,_My_Country "I Vow To Thee, My Country"]] is generally seen as [[PatrioticFervor a straightforward example of idealistic patriotism.]] But the song's emphasis on love and devotion [[CargoShip can be viewed as more romantic than strictly patriotic]].

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* The British patriotic song [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Vow_to_Thee,_My_Country "I Vow To Thee, My Country"]] is generally seen as [[PatrioticFervor a straightforward example of idealistic patriotism.]] But the song's emphasis on love and devotion [[CargoShip can be viewed as more romantic than strictly patriotic]].patriotic]].
* In Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me", is Shaggy's character really reccomending his friend resort to BlatantLies and deny cheating on his girlfriend, or is he a TricksterMentor, purpisely trying to make the idea of lying about it seem ridiculous? His advice is too over the top to take seriously, and it only causes the cheater to realize that he should apologize instead.


* "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya reinterprets ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' as Snow White being savvy for getting seven men to do chores fo her.

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* "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya reinterprets ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' "Literature/SnowWhite" as Snow White being savvy for getting seven men to do chores fo her.

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* In Dr. Elmo's song "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer", did Grandma get run over by Santa, was it a vehicular hit-and-run, or did someone in the family kill her? A common interpretation is that Grandpa killed his wife. The music video has the alternate interpretation that Grandma had a DisneyDeath.


* Music/RuthB's "Lost Boy" has many different interpretations. Some listeners interpret the "Lost Boys" as depressed teens while some listeners iterpret them as dead kids (often, but not always, victims of suicide). There's also the interpretation that the protagonist is a {{transgender}} boy.

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* Music/RuthB's "Lost Boy" has many different interpretations. Some listeners interpret the "Lost Boys" as depressed teens while some listeners iterpret interpret them as dead kids (often, but not always, victims of suicide). There's also the interpretation that the protagonist is a {{transgender}} boy.



** In "Breathe Me", is the protagonist talking about literal SelfHarm or is it metaphorical?

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** In "Breathe Me", is the protagonist talking about literal SelfHarm SelfHarm, something similar to self-harm, or is it metaphorical?



*** On a radio station one of the [=DJs=] talks about how the video for the song has the Hollywood Homely trope(she didn't use the trope name) and the longtime friend didn't notice her till she cleaned up. There's an interpretation that he was actually asking Taylor Swift's character out in the video after his girlfriend dumped him and then she realized that her dream man had asked her out, she dolled herself up and headed for the dance.
* Music/{{Train}}'s "Hey Soul Sister"; a nice little love song or an unsettling ghost story? The story takes place as this: a guy died from a blood clot to his brain (Your lipstick stains, on the front lobes of my left side brains) or commited suicide (And so I went and let you blow my mind), the ghost was very fond of her (Your sweet moon beams, the smell of you in every dream I dream), so he haunts her (I don't want to miss a single thing you do tonight). The girl thinks that he is a ghost haunting her and takes he takes her fear as affection (Just in time, I'm so glad you have a one track mind like me, you gave my life direction, A game show love connection, we can't deny). The haunting is going on for so long now the girl is considering killing herself (You see, I can be myself finally, I want the world to see you'll be with me) and possibly goes through with it.
* "I Could Get Used to This" by Music/TheVeronicas. Just a harmless SillyLoveSong or a girl who suddenly decides that StalkingIsLove?

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*** On a radio station one of the [=DJs=] talks about how the video for the song has the Hollywood Homely trope(she trope (she didn't use the trope name) and the longtime friend didn't notice her till she cleaned up. There's an interpretation that he was actually asking Taylor Swift's character out in the video after his girlfriend dumped him and then she realized that her dream man had asked her out, she dolled herself up and headed for the dance.
* Music/{{Train}}'s "Hey Soul "Soul Sister"; a nice little love song or an unsettling ghost story? The story takes place as this: a guy died from a blood clot to his brain (Your lipstick stains, on the front lobes of my left side brains) or commited suicide (And so I went and let you blow my mind), the ghost was very fond of her (Your sweet moon beams, the smell of you in every dream I dream), so he haunts her (I don't want to miss a single thing you do tonight). The girl thinks that he is a ghost haunting her and takes he takes her fear as affection (Just in time, I'm so glad you have a one track mind like me, you gave my life direction, A game show love connection, we can't deny). The haunting is going on for so long now the girl is considering killing herself (You see, I can be myself finally, I want the world to see you'll be with me) and possibly goes through with it.
* "I Could Get Used to This" by Music/TheVeronicas. Just a harmless SillyLoveSong or a girl who suddenly decides that StalkingIsLove?StalkingIsLove when someone begins stalking her?


* "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya reinterprets ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevemDwarves'' as Snow White being savvy for getting seven men to do chores fo her.

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* "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya reinterprets ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevemDwarves'' ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' as Snow White being savvy for getting seven men to do chores fo her.



* Music/MelanieMartinez's "Cry Baby" is officially a ConceptAlbum however taken out of context the songs can have different meanings:

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* Music/MelanieMartinez's "Cry Baby" "Music/CryBaby" is officially a ConceptAlbum however taken out of context the songs can have different meanings:

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* "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya reinterprets ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevemDwarves'' as Snow White being savvy for getting seven men to do chores fo her.

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* Music/{{Evanescence}}: Is "Tourniquet" about a suicide attempt or a SelfHarm attempt that went bad? Is the singer having {{Mid Suicide Regret}}s or is she just worried about the afterlife?


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* Lisa Miskovsky's "Lady Stardust" could be about a woman's relationship with another woman, but it could also be more metaphorical.


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* Phildel's "The Wolf" has many interpretations, including it being about an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] who the [[ParentalTitleCharacterization singer dislikes enough to dismissively call "sire"]].


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* Depending on how you interpret the Music/IconForHire song "War" (aka, "The Perfect Storm"), it's either about being unable to help a friend who's suffering from depression (or the effects of drug use) or it's about losing a friend to suicide.
* The character of Nicklausse in Jacques Offenbach's ''Les Contes d'Hoffmann'' (''The Tales of Hoffmann''), who in some editions of the opera is the Muse of Poetry in disguise, is sometimes suggested to be Hoffmann's conscience, who can only actually be seen and heard by him. (In at least some editions of the opera, no one but Hoffmann ever addresses Nicklausse directly.)



* "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore can be seen as either an empowering song about a woman who doesn't want their boyfriend to objectify them or a song about a woman who doesn't want to be in a committed relationship. This is especially muddled up with the cover by Grace.

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* "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore Music/LesleyGore can be seen as either an empowering song about a woman who doesn't want their boyfriend to objectify them or a song about a woman who doesn't want to be in a committed relationship. This is especially muddled up with the cover by Grace.



* "All the Lads in Town" by The Merry Wives of Windsor:
** Was the main character's father telling her the truth about her suitors secretly being her half-brothers? Or was he just saying that to keep her from marrying a boy he didn't approve of?
** And what about his wife, for that matter? Was she telling the truth about [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe the main character's real father being a sailor]]? Or was she countering her husband's lie with one of her own?



* To some the Music/MissyHiggins song, "Where I Stood", is about a mother giving her baby for adoption, while to others, it's about an ended relationship.



** One interpretation of "Chandelier" is that it's about an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] HardDrinkingPartyGirl who is DrivenToSuicide. The other is that it's about how downward spiral, but with no suicidal implications.

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** One interpretation of "Chandelier" is that it's about an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] HardDrinkingPartyGirl who is DrivenToSuicide. The other is that it's about how an alcoholic's downward spiral, but with no suicidal implications.implications.
* The music video for ''First of the Year (Equinox)'' by Music/{{Skrillex}}. As one Website/YouTube commenter puts it:
--> This is terrible, poor guy! He is there sitting at the park, heading home when he sees a girl go into a factory he knows is abandoned - he checks around to see if her parents are there, nobody - he feels like he could never leave such a young girl in a dangerous place all by herself. The dust sets off his allergies, he puts a little menthol on his hankerchief to ease it, then just when he thinks she is just playing a silly game, she attacks him - he tries to call 911 but to no avail.




* The character of Nicklausse in Jacques Offenbach's ''Les Contes d'Hoffmann'' (''The Tales of Hoffmann''), who in some editions of the opera is the Muse of Poetry in disguise, is sometimes suggested to be Hoffmann's conscience, who can only actually be seen and heard by him. (In at least some editions of the opera, no one but Hoffmann ever addresses Nicklausse directly.)

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\n* The character "Bite My Tongue" by Music/YouMeAtSix is a scornful song where the chorus has the lyrics "I wanna hate every part of Nicklausse you in Jacques Offenbach's ''Les Contes d'Hoffmann'' (''The Tales of Hoffmann''), me/I can't hate the ones who in some editions of made me". It could be referring to metaphorically the opera is the Muse of Poetry in disguise, is sometimes suggested to be Hoffmann's conscience, people who can only actually made him who he is (or made their band popular) or it could be seen and heard by him. (In at least some editions of the opera, no one but Hoffmann ever addresses Nicklausse directly.)a song against his parents.



* The music video for ''First of the Year (Equinox)'' by Music/{{Skrillex}}. As one Website/YouTube commenter puts it:
--> This is terrible, poor guy! He is there sitting at the park, heading home when he sees a girl go into a factory he knows is abandoned - he checks around to see if her parents are there, nobody - he feels like he could never leave such a young girl in a dangerous place all by herself. The dust sets off his allergies, he puts a little menthol on his hankerchief to ease it, then just when he thinks she is just playing a silly game, she attacks him - he tries to call 911 but to no avail.
* "Bite My Tongue" by You Me At Six is a scornful song where the chorus has the lyrics "I wanna hate every part of you in me/I can't hate the ones who made me". It could be referring to metaphorically the people who made him who he is (or made their band popular) or it could be a song against his parents.
* "All the Lads in Town" by The Merry Wives of Windsor:
** Was the main character's father telling her the truth about her suitors secretly being her half-brothers? Or was he just saying that to keep her from marrying a boy he didn't approve of?
** And what about his wife, for that matter? Was she telling the truth about [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe the main character's real father being a sailor]]? Or was she countering her husband's lie with one of her own?
* To some the Music/MissyHiggins song, "Where I Stood", is about a mother giving her baby for adoption, while to others, it's about an ended relationship.
* Depending on how you interpret the Music/IconForHire song "War" (aka, "The Perfect Storm"), it's either about being unable to help a friend who's suffering from depression (and or the effects of drug use) or it's about losing a friend to suicide.


* Who won in Charles Daniel Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"? Did Johnny win because he played the fiddle better or did the Devil win because Johnny broke the SevenDeadlySins by being {{pride}}ful?

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* "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" by the Cartoons interprets the big bad wolf as being in love with Red Riding Hood.
* Who won in Charles Daniel Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"? Did Johnny win because he played the fiddle better or did the Devil win because Johnny broke the SevenDeadlySins by being {{pride}}ful?{{pride}}ful? Johnny may win his contest, but considering that Pride and Avarice are two of the {{Seven Deadly Sins}}, [[DealWithTheDevil he may have sealed his fate just by taking the bet in the first place]].



* Music/JustinBieber: "One Less Lonely Girl"? Really? Because you met up with her and are now going together, or because you killed her, Justin? (This is now an internet meme).



* "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" by the Cartoons interprets the big bad wolf as being in love with Red Riding Hood.

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* "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" by Music/RuthB's "Lost Boy" has many different interpretations. Some listeners interpret the Cartoons interprets "Lost Boys" as depressed teens while some listeners iterpret them as dead kids (often, but not always, victims of suicide). There's also the big bad wolf as being in love with Red Riding Hood.interpretation that the protagonist is a {{transgender}} boy.



* Johnny of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" may win his contest, but considering that Pride and Avarice are two of the {{Seven Deadly Sins}}, [[DealWithTheDevil he may have sealed his fate just by taking the bet in the first place]].
* "One Less Lonely Girl"? Really? Because you met up with her and are now going together, or because you killed her, Justin? (This is now an internet meme).

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* Johnny of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" may win his contest, but considering that Pride and Avarice are two of the {{Seven Deadly Sins}}, [[DealWithTheDevil he may have sealed his fate just by taking the bet in the first place]].
* "One Less Lonely Girl"? Really? Because you met up with her and are now going together, or because you killed her, Justin? (This is now an internet meme).


* The British patriotic song [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Vow_to_Thee,_My_Country "I Vow To Thee, My Country"]] is generally seen as [[PatrioticFervor a straightforward example of idealistic patriotism.]] But the song's emphasis on love and devotion can be viewed as more romantic than strictly patriotic.

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* The British patriotic song [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Vow_to_Thee,_My_Country "I Vow To Thee, My Country"]] is generally seen as [[PatrioticFervor a straightforward example of idealistic patriotism.]] But the song's emphasis on love and devotion [[CargoShip can be viewed as more romantic than strictly patriotic.patriotic]].


* Depending on how you interpret the Music/IconForHire song "War" (aka, "The Perfect Storm"), it's either about being unable to help a friend who's suffering from depression (and or the effects of drug use) or it's about losing a friend to suicide.

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* Depending on how you interpret the Music/IconForHire song "War" (aka, "The Perfect Storm"), it's either about being unable to help a friend who's suffering from depression (and or the effects of drug use) or it's about losing a friend to suicide.suicide.
* The British patriotic song [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Vow_to_Thee,_My_Country "I Vow To Thee, My Country"]] is generally seen as [[PatrioticFervor a straightforward example of idealistic patriotism.]] But the song's emphasis on love and devotion can be viewed as more romantic than strictly patriotic.


* "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, and a song of the same name by The Cartoons, both interpret the big bad wolf as being in love with Red Riding Hood.

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* "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, and a song of the same name by The Cartoons, both interpret Cartoons interprets the big bad wolf as being in love with Red Riding Hood.Hood.
* What is the wolf's intentions in "Little Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs? Is he genuinely in love with Little Red Riding Hood or is he being ominous and sneaky?



* A lot of ChristianRock and [[NotChristianRock Christian influenced]] bands like Music/{{Red}}, Music/{{Flyleaf}}, Music/RelientK, and Music/{{Skillet}} intentionally create songs that can be seen as spiritual or secular (usually about romance or hardships) depending on who's listening.

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* Music/ArianaGrande: Is "7 Rings" an unironic song about flaunting your riches and how well you're doing despite your past troubles, or is it a deceptively cheery song about a StepfordSmiler trying to cover up their pain by buying expensive things?

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* Music/MotherMother: "Oh Ana" has various interpretations. Due to "ana" being a term used by anorexics, it's usually seen as a song about eating disorders. But it's also been interpreted as referring to other mental illnesses or even being an ObsessionSong.

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