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saintsman
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Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:08 am

There are lots of songs that apart from being a good tune are about something else. 'Lucy in the sky with diamonds' was about LSD for example.

I found out recently that the song 'Turning Japanese' by the Vapours was about masturbation.

Any other good ones?
 
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:11 am

Puff the Magic Dragon was not about lizards with wings.
 
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:33 am

Here comes the Sun (the Beatles), Mr Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan/The Byrds) are both about drugs as is There She Goes by The Las which is more specificaly about heroin.
The one that really suprised me is Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello. This is actually about Northern Ireland, the Oliver in question is Cromwell and the murder mile is the Falls Road
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:33 am

"Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver (marijuana)

"Captain Jack" by Billy Joel (masturbation)
"Pursuit Of Truth No Matter Where It Lies" -- Metallica
 
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:46 am

Wasn't "American Pie" by whatever his name was (and later covered by Madonna) about the death of Buddy Holly?


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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:48 am

American pie is by Don McLean
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:55 am

Looking for hidden meaning in a song? Check this out!

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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:56 am

If you like Elvis Costello and hidden masturbation meanings, you get them both with "Pump it Up".
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:03 am

Cindy Lauper - She Bop.

Masturbation again.

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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:29 am

"Dr. Robert," by The Beatles, was about John Lennon's drug dealer at the time.


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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:48 am

A couple more:

"Pearl Necklace" by ZZ Top (oral sex)

"Nothin' to Lose" by Kiss (anal sex)
"Pursuit Of Truth No Matter Where It Lies" -- Metallica
 
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:06 pm

"Pet" by A Perfect Circle: Major Government diss, although you'd have to listen very closely.

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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:34 pm

Pictures of Lily by the Who is another song about masturbation. Rather shocking in 1967!  Big grin
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Sat May 01, 2004 12:36 am

According to the Simpsons, playing "Maybe I'm Amazed" backwards gives you a recipe for a killer lentil soup  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Mon May 03, 2004 7:23 am

Hmm could Aerosmith's "My Big Ten Inch (Record)" be one as well?  Innocent  Smile


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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Mon May 03, 2004 7:39 am

"Under the Bridge" is about the ex-chillis guitarist Hillen Slovak who died of a drugs overdose. Under the bridge being the place he picked up his Heroin. of course many of you probably knew that.

"Faster" by the Manic Street Preachers is a song about Speed.

"The Drug Dont Work" by the Verve is about Richard Ashcroft's Fathers' fight with cancer. Not to do with drug addiction as many presume.

 
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Mon May 03, 2004 9:31 am

Rush - Passage to Bangkok. That one is about marijuana.
Eruption - Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen did his best impression of an orgasm on the guitar.
I've heard Hotel California - The Eagles is alternately about drugs, satanism, California, politics, some hotel in Paris, and other stuff. What's the real meaning?
My Lovely Man - Red Hot Chili Peppers is also about Hillel Slovak.
 
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Mon May 03, 2004 10:11 am

"Along Comes Mary" (1966..The Association)....an ode to marijuana.
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RE: Song Hidden Meanings

Mon May 03, 2004 10:22 am

"Hey Jude" by the Beatles was supposedly about heroin, but it was later said to be about John Lennon's son.

"Yellow Submarine" is about Amphetamines (sp?).
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