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Pearl Jam's, "Even Flow"
The Lyrics:
Freezin' rests his head on a pillow made of concrete again
Oh feelin' maybe he'll see a little betters any days
Oh hand out faces that he sees come again ain't that familiar
Oh dark grin he can't help when he's happy he looks insane
The song seems upbeat and lively, but the lyrics describe the experience of being homeless. And this is only the first verse.
Submitted by: Joe
Lynn Anderson's, "How Can I Unlove You"
The Lyrics:
I'll never, never uncry the tears
That I cried when you said goodbye
No, I'll never, never unmiss
The thrill that I missed when we used to kiss
For a song about a romantic relationship that has fallen apart, this tune is oddly energetic.
Submitted by: Bob
Ini Kamoze's, "Here Comes The Hotstepper"
The Lyrics:
Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer!)
The song is upbeat and dancy, but it contains gangster-related lyrics that can be a turnoff to most people. No wonder this guy ended up being a one hit wonder.
Submitted by: Pete Worst
Bon Jovi's, "You Give Love A Bad Name"
The Lyrics:
Shot through the heart, and you're to blame,
You give love a bad name.
Self explanatory. The verses even explain to the subject woman why she ain't so good.
Submitted by: Joe
The Doobie Brothers', "Take Me In Your Arms"
The Lyrics:
I'll never, never see your smilin' face no more
I'll never, never hear your knock upon my door
Before you leave me Leave me behind
Please let me feel happy one more time
It is a very peppy song about a relationship that is ending.
Submitted by: David
Paramore's, "Rose-Colored Boy (2010s)"
The Lyrics:
Just let me cry a little bit longer
I ain't gon' smile if I don't want to
Hey man, we all can't be like you
I wish we were all rose-colored too
My rose-colored boy
The song is about lead singer Hayley Williams' pessimism towards life. The hook illustrates that after faking happiness for such a long time, she can't hold it in anymore and gives into her emotions. A lot of the songs on After Laughter have this concept and could go with this theme of "upbeat yet depressing" as well.
Submitted by: Jacob Bowen
Eurythmics', "Would I Lie To You?"
The Lyrics:
I won't be here anymore,
I've packed my bags, cleaned the floor,
Watch me walking, walking out the door.
It's basically a song about a person breaking up with their significant other and just flat out leaving for good.
Submitted by: nally
Hoyt Axton's, "Rusty Old Halo"
The Lyrics:
A rusty old halo a skinny white cloud second hand wings full of patches
A rusty old halo, a skinny white cloud, a robe that's so wooly it scratches
I was about 11 years old when I first heard this song. I thought it described an unfortunate soul who had had an unhappy life, had died, and now would spend eternity so shabbily caparisoned. One morning I had heard the refrain in a dream, and I woke up crying. Many years later, I looked for the lyrics on Google, and I came to realize that I was wrong: The subject of the song was a miserly rich man who wouldn't give anyone a dime and was now getting his just desserts. But I still cry when I hear the song.
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
Enya's, "Even In The Shadows"
The Lyrics:
Even in the shadows I turn around
To find you walk away
I could fall and keep on falling
I could call and keep on calling
Wonder why this love is over
Wonder why it's not forever
This entire song has a fast, lively beat, but it is about breaking up with a lover.

(NOTE: I know the dropdown box does not have a proper listing for songs after 2009, but I suggest using "Country" because that's the next one on the list. Also, PLEASE remember to use BR tags between consecutive lines, otherwise it'll show up as a big long paragraph.)
Submitted by: Julian
Huey Lewis And The News', "Walking On A Thin Line"
The Lyrics:
Sometimes in my bed at night,
I cure the dark and I pray for the light.
Sometimes the light's no consolation.
It's a song about a war veteran with PTSD.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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