Overanalyzing song lyrics

“Hey There Delilahâ€? – Plain White T’s

“Our friends would all make fun of us and we’ll just laugh along because we know that none of them have felt this way; Delilah I can promise you that by the time that we get through the world will never ever be the same, and you’re to blame.â€?

It’s pretty obvious that the Plain White T’s are trying to warn us before they assassinate a major political figure. Delilah – a classic hippie name – is trying to manipulate the whipped narrator into helping her attain her sick goal. The narrator, naturally worried, is trying to convince Delilah to take the blame if they get caught. Earlier in the song, when he sings “I’ll pay the bills with this guitar,â€? it’s implied that he’ll sell his rare guitar collection to cover her bail, thus ensuring one last fling with his love before she’s sentenced to life in prison. When you think about it, it’s just a numbingly stupid song. “What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

“I see trees of green, red roses too, I watch ’em bloom, for me and you, and I think to myself, ‘what a wonderful world.'”

Louis Armstrong makes it perfectly clear in this famous serenade that he despises all of mankind. In a brilliant display of wit, Armstrong chooses to present his sadistic fury in the form of delightful metaphors. For example, “trees of green” refers to the rampant abuse of marijuana by jazz musicians in the late 1920s. “Red roses” is just his term for young boys, with whom he is forbidden to have sex due to the cultural values of the era. His climactic expression “what a wonderful world,” ostensibly cheerful, is actually a sarcastic declaration signifying his inner angst.

“I Am The Walrus” – The Beatles

“Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come. Corporation t-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday, man you’ve been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.”

It’s commonly thought that John Lennon wrote this song randomly, out of spite towards critics who would rabidly overanalyze his lyrics. If you believe that, you’re a moron. Obviously Lennon was hiding something extra special in this masterpiece, that’s why he felt it required a diversion. The selected stanza is the most important: the cornflake is innuendo for another man’s penis, and the van that is coming… is also the aforementioned phallus. Lennon chastises the stranger for his pre-mee by saying “you’ve been a naughty boy.” When he sings of a “face” that grows long, he is referring to the penis again. And in the title, “the Walrus” actually means “gay.” John Lennon came out of the closet in this song, and all the critics missed it. Imbeciles.

“Raining Blood” – Slayer

“Raining blood, from a lacerated sky, bleeding its horror, creating my structure, now I shall reign in blood!”

Period sex. That’s all I’m going to say.

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