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MISINTERPETED Classic Songs! Oh Thats What It Really means!

booty-gif-dot-combooty-gif-dot-com Posts: 1,357 ✭✭
edited December 2011 in R&B & Alternatives
Theres a ton of great songs of the past that completely went over the heads of the public or they mis understood what it was about. heres some examples!

UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME - ARETHA FRANKLIN (1973)

What it Sounds Like: A sweet love song of a lost love
What its Really About: STALKING

Sample Lyrics

Though you don't call any more
I sit and wait in vain
I guess I'll rap on your door (your door)
Tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
I wanna tell ya baby changes I've been goin' through
Missin' you - listen you
(Till you come back to me - that's what I'm gonna do)


She gonna Do what? THIS BYTCH IS A STALKER


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BORN IN THE USA - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (1984)

What it Sounds Like: A Patriotic Anthem about America
What its Really About: A bitter sad story of a disillusioned Viet Nam Vet returning home

Sample Lyrics

Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
'Til you spend half your life just covering up

[chorus:]
Born in the U.S.A.

I got in a little hometown jam
And so they put a rifle in my hands
Sent me off to Vietnam
To go and kill the yellow man

[chorus]

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says "Son if it was up to me"
I go down to see the V.A. man
He said "Son don't you understand"

[chorus]

I had a buddy at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone
He had a little girl in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years down the road
Nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go

I'm a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I'm a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.


Ronald Reagan attempted to use the theme music for his re-election. they misunderstood to. Bruce shut that down and didnt let the Prez use it!!

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  • booty-gif-dot-combooty-gif-dot-com Posts: 1,357 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    BROWN SUGAR - D'ANGELO (1995)

    What it Sounds Like: Professing his affection for a female he nicknamed Brown Sugar
    What its Really About: SMOKING WEED

    Sample Lyrics

    Let me tell you 'bout this girl
    Maybe I shouldn't
    I met her in Philly and her name was Brown Sugar
    See, we be making love constantly
    That's why my eyes are a shade blood burgundy.Brown Sugar babe, I gets high off your love
    I don't know how to behave


    his eyes are blood shot from smoking weed. Brown sugar is a metaphor for the herb. It was obvious to me but Some people never got it

    another reason why modern black popular music is so terrible because this dude like Lauryn Hill got strange and went on creative hiatus.. he only released two albums (1995) Brown Sugar and (2000) Voodo and then only seen him again when he was getting arrested for something and looking crazy! SMH
    DMTxTHC
  • booty-gif-dot-combooty-gif-dot-com Posts: 1,357 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    TINA TURNER - PRIVATE DANCER (1984)

    What it Sounds Like: A song about dancing
    What its Really About: A Song about A Prostitute

    Sample Lyrics

    WELL THE MEN COME IN THESE PLACES
    AND THE MEN ARE ALL THE SAME
    YOU DON`T LOOK AT THEIR FACES
    AND YOU DON`T ASK THEIR NAMES
    YOU DON`T THINK OF THEM AS HUMAN
    YOU DON`T THINK OF THEM AT ALL
    YOU KEEP YOUR MIND ON THE MONEY
    KEEPING YOUR EYES ON THE WALL

    [CHORUS]
    I`M YOUR PRIVATE DANCER
    A DANCER FOR MONEY
    I`LL DO WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
    I`M YOUR PRIVATE DANCER
    A DANCER FOR MONEY
    AND ANY OLD MUSIC WILL DO


    it vividly goes through the details of a hooker who is going through the motions with dreams of making some real money and having a family and living a normal life in the future but for now she justs getting by!

    youve probably heard this song a thousand times and never thought that much about the meaning did you??
  • VIBEVIBE Posts: 54,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Break down, Sweet Home Alabama..
  • il nonnoil nonno Posts: 124 ✭✭
    Bump! Bump!! That D' Angelo song got me... lol :)
  • kirkangilkirkangil Posts: 354 ✭✭✭
    The O'Jays Brandy a lot of people think its about a woman but its about a dog!
  • loch121loch121 Posts: 12,884 ✭✭✭✭✭
    il nonno wrote: »
    Bump! Bump!! That D' Angelo song got me... lol :)
    You didn't know that Brown Sugar was about weed SMH

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  • Theres a ton of great songs of the past that completely went over the heads of the public or they mis understood what it was about. heres some examples!

    UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME - ARETHA FRANKLIN (1973)

    What it Sounds Like: A sweet love song of a lost love
    What its Really About: STALKING

    Sample Lyrics

    Though you don't call any more
    I sit and wait in vain
    I guess I'll rap on your door (your door)
    Tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
    I wanna tell ya baby changes I've been goin' through
    Missin' you - listen you
    (Till you come back to me - that's what I'm gonna do)


    She gonna Do what? THIS BYTCH IS A STALKER

    HAHAHAHAHA i've thought that a few times too, but when i really think about it, i don't think so. Stevie Wonder wrote this song, and when you think about Stevie, being blind, and singing this (especially the lyrics you highlighted), it doesn't sound nearly as weird. idk, that's just me though.
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  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Sion Posts: 11,704 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tyga Rack City- Sounds like- A stripper song/ party song
    Really Means- A song of a successful plastic surgeon who brags about the financial Wealth in his business.

  • sixfootfivesixfootfive Posts: 158 ✭✭
    The song Love by Music is really about God and was called Lord
  • caddo mancaddo man Failure is success in progress! Posts: 22,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    kirkangil wrote: »
    The O'Jays Brandy a lot of people think its about a woman but its about a dog!

    This is by far my favorite song.
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  • ferociousmonkferociousmonk Posts: 104 ✭✭
    great thread... Let's keep this going. What else you guys got?
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Umm there were always rumors that the song Brown Sugar was actually about Heroin
    I wanna take you higher...
  • BelovedAfeniBelovedAfeni The Pimp Slap App 5150 NationPosts: 8,647 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I always was suspicious of "Puff the magic dragon"
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