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May 7th 2013 at 6:10:33 PM •••

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  • The Zombies have quite a bit of this. "She's Not There", arguably their biggest hit, is a wonderfully peppy, delicate song... with lyrics apparently from the point of view of a murderer becoming progessively more and more unhinged during his interrogation as he tries (pretty badly, as he slips up and basically reveals he's lying in the chorus) to convince the police that he has no idea who the girl was and her body is definitely not where they've been searching."

I had always thought the lyrics were about the narrator telling the guy who stole his girlfriend that the girlfriend had left the guy the same way she had left the narrator. I just re-read the lyrics at http://www.metrolyrics.com/shes-not-there-lyrics-the-zombies.html and I still think so.

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