"Puff, the Magic Dragon" really was about a magical dragon and not just drug propaganda. What if I die here?" There's a bigger story happening in this tune than just a bunch of balloons taking flight. "Whoa my nights are so long," Simon sings. or any of its sequels. You would think that a song with a title like "Losing My Religion" would at least be tangentially about religion. So it's really a song about that, it's not to a person… It's actually an ode to pot. Ecuador and he wasn't exactly happy about it. Live smarter, look better,​ and live your life to the absolute fullest. Anytime we hear the song, we automatically think of that video with Chevy Chase, where he hilariously lip syncs next to a miserable-looking Paul Simon. Diamond revealed in a Rolling Stone interview that the song was inspired by a Native American tribe in Canada which had more men than women. Rumor has it that "Wonderful Tonight" was written when Boyd and Clapton were getting ready to attend a party hosted by friends Paul and Linda McCartney, a celebration of Buddy Holly's birthday. The song is a has a slow pace — conventional being part of the indie-rock genre of music. "Got to Get You Into My Life" by The Beatles, This foot-tapping tune by Paul McCartney always seemed pretty straightforward. I'll pick a word and I'll pin an idea to that." XtoveruRex on July 19, 2014 Link Cowboys aren't just tough—they're funny, too. ", 9 "Millions and millions of people bought the song and heard the song and didn't get it," he once said during a show. Just like that, the song that always made us smile because it was silly good fun has become the most depressing song about suicide, Not so, says Furs singer and lyricist Richard Butler, who explained that, interview that the song was inspired by a Native American tribe in Canada which had more men than women. If you were like most people, it blew your mind. If Molly Ringwald pops into your head every time you hear this song, then you're as confused as John Hughes. 10 26 "I thought, how odd and how striking and the juxtaposition of someone coming to a KISS concert, which celebrates being alive, to lose your life," Stanley recalled. Has there ever been a song more inconsequential? The lyrics definitely don't come across as playfully lighthearted as the music. "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt, James Blunt didn't mince words when explaining his reaction to fans who think "You're Beautiful" is a romantic ballad. Mellencamp's most successful hit single may not be remembered as a celebration of biracial relationships, but that's definitely where it began. , where he hilariously lip syncs next to a miserable-looking Paul Simon. "He was about to check out early, he was going to do the 33 stories drop. It was inspired by something lead singer Gabriele Kerner witnessed at a Rolling Stones concert in West Berlin during their Tattoo You tour. His girlfriend was moving to Ecuador and he wasn't exactly happy about it. Enter your email address to get the best tips and advice. ", 11 Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Boyd was taken longer than usual to get ready, and every time she tried on a new outfit, Clapton said, "You look wonderful. "They think it's about being bounced from a bar but it's about being bounced from the womb. Well, as it turns out, it's really about a baby being born. Some have suggested that it's about the band feeling fractured, or the Edge's marital problems, or Bono's memories of his troubled relationship with his dad after the death of his mom. I was like, I really like that word, because I'm a big word fetishist. ", 23 It sure seems like it, and as the song unfolds, he goes from insisting "it's nobody's fault," to "hell, it could be my fault," to finally "it's my own damn fault. So, I wrote it down and ultimately it made in onto the record.". "It was gonna be very dark and very serious." General Comment The song is from the perspective of someone who's had a moment of clarity in an otherwise painful existence of self loathing. It's probably impossible to hear this song anymore and not think of. 16 Greg Camp, the band's guitarist and songwriter, insisted that the song isn't "completely" about climate change but admitted "it has elements" and does directly address "a hole in the ozone layer and global warming. It was Neil Diamond's first #1 hit, and most people just assumed that Cracklin' Rosie, described in the song as a "store-bought woman" and "poor man's lady", was a prostitute. "There was a dish called 'Mother and Child Reunion.' Now with a library of over 300,000 user-submitted interpretations, if you want a song interpreted, Lyric Interpretations is the place to be. The lyrics definitely don't come across as playfully lighthearted as the music. "They were all picked up by the wind and carried in the direction of East Berlin—over the Berlin Wall. If you came of age in the '80s, there's a good chance they played, We were all too busy singing "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" to wonder what. As he explained in a Tonight Show interview, the song was about his divorce. 13 Sometimes breakup songs take a tearful look at a relationship that fell apart, and sometimes they're not about breakups at all but really about vampires. 6 Everything about this catchy one-hit wonder sounds like '80s synthesizer fluff. And the existential dread just gets worse from there. Turns out, Rosie wasn't even meant to be a person at all. 24 And the existential dread just gets worse from there. The rich girl in the Hall & Oates song, It was the first big hit for Paul Simon as a solo artist, and the title came, as he admitted in a, interview, from a menu. So it's really a song about that, it's not to a person… It's actually an ode to pot. There was a whole crowd of people in the parking lot downstairs, yelling 'Don't jump, don't jump.' "There was a dish called ', Nobody seems to remember that the song is actually called, singer/songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong has explained, it's about a bad breakup. Exploring the meanings of songs since 2003. "Born in the USA! If you're not careful, you can end up slow dancing at your wedding to a song you thought was super-romantic but was really about a guy in serious need of a restraining order. As singer/songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong has explained, it's about a bad breakup. General CommentWhen your 40 and you look back at your life and see what you could have been, you get a song like TIME. "You have so many relationships in this life/Only one or two will last/You go through all the pain and strife/Then you turn your back and they're gone so fast." He compared it to something a waitress might say when dealing with annoying customers: "I almost lost my religion over that table, they were such jerks." See also Liberian folk songs songs with syncopation songs with Orff arrangements YouTube Extras for Plus Members (or available for purchase … Take Time in Life Read More » 19 That still doesn't explain why he thought he heard us laughing, and then thought he heard us sing. It's about splitting up! "Obviously, because Daryl is really smart, he realized that 'Rich Girl' sounded better than 'Rich Guy.'". The lyrics support that claim, with lines like "It's a cool place and they say it gets colder/You're bundled up now wait 'til you get older" and "The water's getting warm so you might as well swim/My world's on fire. "Things are going to be gone," he went on, "whether it's your age and your youth, or maybe the money you have, or whatever it is." "At the time, macho had been banned from the English language by the feminist movement," Hodo says.