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Did not know some of these, kind of surprising.

Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar" - Plantation master raping young slave girl.
Madonna's "Like a Virgin" - written to be sung by a man.
Little Richard "Tutti Frutti" - Back door sex. When he sung in concert the words were "Tutti Frutti, good booty / If it don’t fit, don’t force it / You can grease it, make it easy."
The Knack "My Sharona" - Song about the drummers relationship with a 16 year old girl.
Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" mocking the MTV scene. Knew this one, I think the line "See the little ****** with an earring in his ear" gives it away.
Michael Jackson's "Ben" - about a rat. Knew this one too.
The Police "Every breath you take" - I'm stalking you.


Here are more that you know and love:
http://www.ranker.com/list/13-songs-that-don_t-mean-what-you-think-they-do/molly-mahan?page=1

In the article the author mentions Gary Bond's song "Young Girl" also about about an older man and a young girl? What is it about "artists" and young girls. You got the song by Sammy Johns "Chevy Van" which is implied he picks up a young girl and seduces her in the back of his chevy van, and then you have the Grand Daddy of them all Jerry Lee Lewis marrying his 13 yr cousin when he was 23. Sheesh. :eek:


Anybody got any others?
 

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I saw a documentary about Sting and he talked about 'Every Breathe You Take'. He wrote it about his ex wife after he left her. He said that he received a ton of letters from people talking about it being 'their song' and played at their wedding etc and he found it disturbing.
 

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Money for nothing was about being a rock star from the point of view of the appliance delivery guy..... it's always been easy to understand.

I always figured the line in question refered to Boy George

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_for_Nothing_(song)

The recording contains a very recognizable hook, in the form of the guitar riff that begins the song proper. (The song is also notable for its extended overture, which was shortened for radio and music video). The guitar riff continues throughout the song, played in full during each chorus, and played in muted permutation during the verse.

The song's lyrics are written from the point of view of a working-class man watching music videos and commenting on what he sees.

Knopfler described the writing of the song in a 1984 interview with critic Bill Flanagan:

The lead character in "Money for Nothing" is a guy who works in the hardware department in a television/​custom kitchen/​refrigerator/​microwave appliance store. He's singing the song. I wrote the song when I was actually in the store. I borrowed a bit of paper and started to write the song down in the store. I wanted to use a lot of the language that the real guy actually used when I heard him, because it was more real....

In 2000, Knopfler appeared on Michael Parkinson's interview program and explained again where the lyrics originated. According to Knopfler, he was in New York and stopped by an appliance store. At the back of the store, they had a wall of TVs which were all tuned to MTV. Knopfler said there was a man working there dressed in a baseball cap, work boots, and a checkered shirt delivering boxes who was standing next to him watching. As they were standing there watching MTV, Knopfler remembers the man coming up with classic lines such as "what are those, Hawaiian noises?...that ain't workin'," etc. Knopfler asked for a pen to write some of these lines down and then eventually put those words to music.
 
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