By Rhett_15 - 01/08/2017 13:00
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Oh man, my dad wouldn't tell me what that one was about when I was a kid, so I finally looked it up years later. He also wouldn't tell me what "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" was about. Surprisingly he actually did tell me what "Roxanne" was about though...
That's called lyrical dissonance, my friend. The song is so darn catchy, we don't realize what the song is actually about until much later.
When I was around fifth grade, I used to gleefully sing the chorus to "Boom, Boom, Boom,Boom!" by Vengaboys. I had no idea it was a song about sex. I also had no idea as a kid that "(I just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew was about having an orgasm. Then there was Simon and Garfunkel's "Cecilia" which is either literally about a woman cheating on a man during sex or Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music and it's a metaphorical manner of describing the frustration of fleeting musical inspiration. I still love the last two songs I mentioned and find it highly amusing that a lot of songs I like are rather inappropriate or violent.