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That moment when you realize a song has a not-so-hiddenmeaning you've been missing the whole time...

Discussion in 'Music' started by Kooky, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    I've been listening to Eddy Grant's Gimme Hope Jo'anna quite a few times in the past, but only now realized that it's a song decrying the South African Apartheid regime (and the titular "hope" is about its end):


    Has this ever happened to you? Have you suddenly realized that a song you've been listening to for quite a few times had a meaning you never realized before?
     
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  2. ADigitalArtist

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    Aloha Oe is about the forced removal during the American coup of the Hawaiian princess Liliʻuokalani, whom was extremely popular. It's a somber song and listening to it be sung for a bunch of tourists must feel very strange for those who remember its meaning.
     
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  3. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    I think that happened with me as a kid traversing the (then fast becoming) mainstream raise of hip hop and gangster rap lol
    As I got into my teen years most of the music I listened to had very clear politically charged lyrics though
     
  4. SigurdReginson

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    None off the top of my head aside from the standard "Ring Around the Rosie" being about the black plague and "London Bridge is Falling Down" being about child sacrifice. :D
     
  5. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I think I know what Wynonnas Big Brown Beaver is about.
     
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    There is a song Walk like an Angel. I thought it was a sweet song until I heard the part about that called the person a devil.

     
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