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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:06 pm
I'm looking for songs about things that songs are not usually written about.

Here's one about menstruation:



Here's one about mastrabation:



Here's one about a house:


(((Suggs)))

So do you know a song about something that songs are not typically written about?

Please list it here!

Thanks

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:15 pm
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:22 pm
Excellent, edgar! If I could give you more than one thumb up I totally would!
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:22 pm
dunno if this counts, all of Alice's stuff is about something different than what it's about.

only women bleed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lEIdpXSac
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:28 pm
@boomerang,
Abortion: Ben Folds, Brick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5EHAqhR1c
The Name Change of a City: They Might Be Giants, Istanbul, Not Constanople:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeQ-wjDH4F4
boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:32 pm
@Rockhead,
That's an interesting choice, Rockhead.

I can think of a million break up songs and a lot of songs about men being mean to women but I can't really think of one about guys beating up girls so I'm thinking it qualifies.

Yep. Good choice.

Thanks!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:33 pm
@boomerang,
Evil computers experimenting on human beings in development of weapons technology, John Coulton, Still Alive:

The greatest song to come out of a video game that I have ever heard.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:38 pm
@boomerang,
this is even more that direction.

Janie's got a gun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv1N6TVCnLs

(i'll try to think of one that is not so depressing if i come back)

here, found one...

godzilla
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6rDWqjnW7w&feature=related
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:40 pm
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:40 pm
@tsarstepan,
Oh wow. I haven't head "Brick" in ages.

I remember the first time I heard it -- I thought it was the saddest song I'd ever heard. Abortion songs are not big sellers.

I had not heard that "Instanbul" song before. It cheered me back up.

Thanks for the emotional roller coaster!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:45 pm
@Rockhead,
State of Bengal, Flight IC408
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGPXDZuLkQ4
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 11:18 pm
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 11:20 pm
@edgarblythe,
A song about one's pet parrot: Death Cab for Cutie and Talking Bird:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIIXXTqGCpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 11:28 pm
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2009 11:41 pm
@boomerang,
Thinking, thinking ...

I shall return!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2009 12:02 am
Enola Gay by OMD AKA Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, about the plane which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1laqLiazrQ
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BorisKitten
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2009 08:05 am
I really liked this one... no lyrics at all. Takes a while to get going, but I love the creativity of it:

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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2009 08:10 am
The periodic table of the elements:


The fusion of the sun:

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 10:47 pm
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 11:37 pm
@boomerang,
I chose this because it meets boomer's criteria ... subjects songs are not usually written about. In this case, a brand new set of roller skates.

However, I strongly urge you not to listen to the actual song, because it will drive you up the wall, drive you nuts. It's awful. You have been warned!

 

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