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What's a song that was once popular and now just sounds creepy?

Posted - July 31, 2022

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  • 5453
    Well, show me the way to the next little girl
    Oh, don't ask why
    Oh, don't ask why
    Show me the way to the next little girl
    Oh, don't ask why
    Oh, don't ask why

    That just sounds wrong.
      September 9, 2023 7:24 PM MDT
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  • 23017
    Very true, yikes.

    I never really listened to the lyrics.
    I just like the overall music sound - - and how it's so different from most of what I've heard from the group.
      September 11, 2023 8:25 PM MDT
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  • 52977

     

      How did it get past the record company’s execs?


    :(

      September 12, 2023 10:49 PM MDT
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  • 5453
    I thought maybe there were innocent origins to these lyrics so I did some searching, but no, it’s talking about exactly what you’re thinking it’s talking about.  The lyrics were based on a German play about the fall of a decadent society.  They actually had to clean it up quite a bit for the record execs.
      September 13, 2023 8:49 AM MDT
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  • 52977

     

     That must mean that the record company executives were only thinking of the bottom line, the profit they’d make from the song being released, as opposed to what the lyrics were saying.
      Gee, that never happens.

      Grrrrrrr. 

      September 14, 2023 8:37 AM MDT
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  • 720


      August 1, 2022 1:31 AM MDT
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  • 16291
    The Stalker Song

      August 1, 2022 4:17 AM MDT
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  • 23017
    I remember reading an article one time and Sting said (my paraphrase) - -"People, this is NOT a song to play at your wedding reception!"  :)


    I wonder if people in general don't listen to lyrics. By listening to the words, I easily picked up on the song's basic meaning.
    :)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at September 14, 2023 6:27 PM MDT
      September 8, 2023 5:21 PM MDT
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  • 16291
    The Necrophilia Song

      August 1, 2022 4:19 AM MDT
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  • 1885
    Oh what beautiful lyrics including the whole song. I'm glad you saw Hall n'Oates and their whole entourage.
    She'll only come out at night
    The lean and hungry type
    Nothing is new, I've seen her here before
    Watching and waiting
    Ooh, she's sitting with you but her eyes are on the door
    So many have paid to see
    What you think you're getting for free
    The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar
    Money's the matter
    If you're in it for love
    You ain't gonna get too far
    Watch out boy she'll chew you up
    (Oh here she comes)
    She's a maneater
    (Oh here she comes)
    Watch out boy she'll chew you up
    (Oh here she comes)
    She's a maneater
    I wouldn't if I were you
    I know what she can do
    She's deadly man, she could really rip your world apart
    Mind over matter
    Ooh, the beauty is there but The Beast is in her heart.
    This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at September 14, 2023 6:27 PM MDT
      August 1, 2022 4:32 AM MDT
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  • 52977

     

     I’m not 100% sure, but if I remember correctly, Hall or Oates did in an interview a few years after the song’s release that its insider message resonated with people from New York City, which is the “man eater” referred to in the lyrics. The rough life there and how only the strongest survive it. *Shrug.* 
      ~ 

      September 14, 2023 8:44 AM MDT
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  • 23017
    How could this be anything but creepy? And is it a double entendre type of song? I bet something is going over my head here.

    I love Alice Cooper's music. I didn't know this one until now.
      September 8, 2023 5:29 PM MDT
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  • 1885
      August 1, 2022 4:29 AM MDT
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  • 16291
    The Suicide Song

      August 1, 2022 4:50 AM MDT
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  • 23017
    Darn, again, no song is shown for me.
      September 8, 2023 5:29 PM MDT
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  • 16291
    Fade to Black by Metallica
      September 10, 2023 3:15 AM MDT
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  • 23017
    I'll need to look the song up again. I know I know it.
    I think I like it, too.

    Thanks, again, for sharing.
      September 11, 2023 8:27 PM MDT
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  • 32873
    This post was edited by my2cents at September 14, 2023 6:28 PM MDT
      August 1, 2022 6:42 AM MDT
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  • 23017
    I like that Lemonheads cover very much!
    Hadn't heard it until now.

    Going to sign off now and come back again to Jane S's question. I'm enjoying all the answers.  :)
      September 8, 2023 5:33 PM MDT
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  • 10049
     and 

      August 1, 2022 7:10 PM MDT
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  • 7404
      August 2, 2022 5:12 AM MDT
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  • 10017
    WTF??
      August 5, 2022 6:23 PM MDT
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  • 7404
    Ikr? 
      August 11, 2022 3:07 AM MDT
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  • 32873
    This post was edited by my2cents at September 14, 2023 6:28 PM MDT
      August 2, 2022 5:38 AM MDT
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  • 16291
    Played backwards it's ever creepier:
    "Sleep with me, I'm not too young".
      August 2, 2022 6:05 AM MDT
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