I’m not one who can parse let alone remember all the lyrics to my favorite songs. Judging by my many experiences at Karaoke bars, I’m on par with the average person (yes that’s how my scientific data was collected). I wonder if that is why so many songs with creepy ass lyrics but a catchy hook become hits without much push-back.
The song whose lyrics’ meaning eluded me for decades was Every Breath You Take by The Police. I grew up singing this song and feeling all the romantic feels of his earnest yearning. Now I’m like “Call the police with a lowercase P!” (…except don’t because they are fucking scary too)
On a road trip down the coast of California, we were listening to the radio and this gem came on. Young Girl by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap. It was background noise until one of us clued into the lyrics and couldn’t believe that A. The song was ever made, B. That it was still being played on the radio in 2013 and C. It was a number 1 single in the UK in its time.
What song have you found yourself singing along to only to realize that it’s really fucking creepy?
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