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I just listened to The Old Man's Back Again by Scott Walker, which is about Uncle Joe Stalin and I wondered whether anyone knows any other tunes that are actually about something interesting? ie not some bog-standard identi-kit boy-meets-girl boy-loses-girl love-song bollocks.

 

So, do you know any tunes with interesting stories behind them?

 

If so, come on share the wealth.

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That one that goes "he's not heavy, he's my brother" has an interesting story behind it. Cant remember what it is though ;)

 

I think its about a kids home in the States.Theres a statue of the guy who founded it in whatever city its in,with his catchphrase(He ain't heavy,he's my brother) underneath it.Sorry can't remember any more detail,there is a lot more though.

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A Day in the Life by the Beatles - story of Paul McCartney's 'death' as told by John Lennon who had got sick of people minutely analysing his lyrics.

 

Great song.

 

Agreed,but how many mediocre/bad tracks did The Beatles record?Not many.

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Linkin Park - In the End

 

Eminem- Most of his songs (Sing for the moment is a good one)

 

Well,most songs mean something,i guess it will be harder to find songs that don't mean anything..

 

I was tempted to report this post to the moderator, really. Linkin Park have never shoddily created anything meaningful, ever.

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Pink Floyd - The Final Cut. The whole album is baased around the second world war. "Gunners Dream" in particular is pretty morbid but at the same time musically brilliant.

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Nine Inch Nails - Hurt.

 

What's that about?  I just thought Trent Reznor was a whiny bitch.  Johnny gave the song all its gravity as a man of significant years who had the life experience to justify it?

 

Great lyrics though.

 

Bob Dylan hardly ever sings a song without significance, but Hurricaine (the wronful imprisonment of a black boxer who was framed - inspired the same film) and The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol (about a wealthy farmer who got off scott free after killing a black servant in a crowded room) are the best real stories he does as opposed to ideals based.

 

John Lennon did John Sinclair and Attica State.

 

That Night is a great song by Atmosphere about a rape and killing at his gig.

 

 

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Spinal Tap- Stonehenge

 

In ancient times, hundreds of years before the

dawn of history.

There lived a strange race of people...the Druids.

No one knows who they were, or what they were doing...

but their legacy remains...

hewn into the living rock of Stonehenge...

 

 

:coolsmiley: :thup:

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