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examples of paradox in songs lyrics

 
 
Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2010 05:29 pm
I need to find twenty examples of paradox in songs lyrics. I have been looking at different songs lyrics for hours and have not found any, and I have tons of other homework to do. Can someone help me please?
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Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2010 07:34 pm
@mollyrolly,
Homework....hmm
Since you state that you tried, I will just give you a hint.
http://www.lyricsdownload.com/journey-loving-touching-squeezing-lyrics.html
In that song ^^^ up there, there is a paradox.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2010 09:21 pm
Here's one just to give you an idea of what you need to be looking for:

It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry
The sun so hot, I froze to death
(From Oh Susanna!)

This is a really fun question. I totally wish it wasn't for your homework so I could feel okay about posting all the ones I can think of.
mollyrolly
 
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Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2010 10:34 pm
@boomerang,
Thank you for your help. It is 12:30, I am still working on that homework; trying to find more examples.
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2010 10:39 pm
@mollyrolly,
Shut the door:

I close my eyes so I can see...
I burn a fire to stay cool...
Shut the door so I can leave
mollyrolly
 
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Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2010 10:42 pm
@Francis,
Thank you!
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Wed 28 Apr, 2010 07:29 am
Oasis, "Champagne Supernova"
Nirvana, "Come As You Are"
Alanis Morrisette, "Hand in My Pocket"

(Gosh, I must be in a 1990s mood today...)
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 28 Apr, 2010 09:18 am
@Shapeless,
Bob Dylan, "My Back Pages"
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 28 Apr, 2010 12:02 pm
Alanis Morissette's "Ironic," which, paradoxically, contains no examples of irony.
ericwr114
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 12:41 am
@joefromchicago,
You love the lyrics they post ?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 03:49 am
a paradox, a paradox a most amusing paradox.
Gilbert and sullivan operatta. The pirates of penzance.
The paradox relates to being born on 29th february
(from about 1.35 onward)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXhJKzI1u48

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 04:44 am
Avalanche
Leonard Cohen

Well I stepped into an avalanche,
it covered up my soul;
when I am not this hunchback that you see,
I sleep beneath the golden hill.
You who wish to conquer pain,
you must learn, learn to serve me well.

You strike my side by accident
as you go down for your gold.
The cripple here that you clothe and feed
is neither starved nor cold;
he does not ask for your company,
not at the centre, the centre of the world.

When I am on a pedestal,
you did not raise me there.
Your laws do not compel me
to kneel grotesque and bare.
I myself am the pedestal
for this ugly hump at which you stare.

You who wish to conquer pain,
you must learn what makes me kind;
the crumbs of love that you offer me,
they're the crumbs I've left behind.
Your pain is no credential here,
it's just the shadow, shadow of my wound.

I have begun to long for you,
I who have no greed;
I have begun to ask for you,
I who have no need.
You say you've gone away from me,
but I can feel you when you breathe.

Do not dress in those rags for me,
I know you are not poor;
you don't love me quite so fiercely now
when you know that you are not sure,
it is your turn, beloved,
it is your flesh that I wear.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 08:30 am
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 08:38 am


Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away...

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!

Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door... (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away!
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 11:52 am
An example of someone who doesn't deal well with paradoxes in song lyrics:

djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 12:01 pm
Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) by Robert Palmer

Doctor! Doctor! by Thompson Twins

Doctor Doctor by Ufo

Doctor! Doctor! by The Blood Brothers

Doctor, Doctor by Iron Maiden

Doctor Doctor by Just Jack

some songs with a pair of docs
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mollyrolly
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 10:27 am
@joefromchicago,
This is an amazing example of paradox; I wish I had it couple of days ago.
Thankyou anyway, it is fun to look at.
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mollyrolly
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 12:16 pm
@joefromchicago,
cool!!!!!!!! I love it.
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mollyrolly
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 12:18 pm
@joefromchicago,
funny!
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