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Old 07-12-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Afternoon Delight
Joy To The World
Blinded By The Light...



Should get us all started! I hadn't a clue as to what some of, or all of the lyrics/meanings were or meant in these songs, until I grew up!! LOL!!!!!!

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Old 07-12-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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The one that quickly comes to mind is:

American Pie by Don McLean

All great ryhmes but at the expense of the song being meaningless.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Wink A "Square" explanation?

I feel a post from Square Peg himself coming with that one!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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There was one song by Joe Cocker (I can't think of the name of it) but I would sing it all the time and there was one part that I never understood so I would just fill it in with "a hot dog and a french fries." lol
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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The one that quickly comes to mind is:

American Pie by Don McLean

All great ryhmes but at the expense of the song being meaningless.
Do you want an explanation?

I started to write one, but see I don't have time to finish. I googled the song and here is a site that explains what the lyrics mean. Think of Don McLean as the Nostrodamus or the Shakespere of his time. Lots of hidden meaning in the words.

"American Pie" Lyrics - What Do They Mean?
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:47 PM
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This song here came out when I was about 9, had no idea it was about drugs and sex until I was about 13. Still love the song though.
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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A couple of Creedence songs come to mind...

I used to think "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" was "Have You Ever Seen Loraine"

"Bad Moon On the Rise" was "Bathroom on the Right"

The lyrics to "Down on the Corner" were completely lost to me for years. It wasn't until I played the song in a band that I learned the real lines.
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:28 PM
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Oh yeah, I used to think Extreme's "more than words" was about spaghetti! seriously!
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Bennie and the Jets...i knew all of two lines. lol.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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Do you want an explanation?

I started to write one, but see I don't have time to finish. I googled the song and here is a site that explains what the lyrics mean. Think of Don McLean as the Nostrodamus or the Shakespere of his time. Lots of hidden meaning in the words.

"American Pie" Lyrics - What Do They Mean?
That is amazing. It's hard for us to believe that McLean knew all this when he wrote the song. These explainations seem to suggest this was written after, maybe way after the song.

Either way I have to say: "ya learn something every day".
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