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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
Why:
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
Why:
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.
Why:
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
Why:
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
Why:
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.
Why:
It's a song about a war veteran with PTSD.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
INXS's, "Elegantly Wasted"
The Lyrics:
You're right.
This ain't the good life.
Why:
Sadly, this was the band's last big hit before lead vocalist Mike Hutchence's untimely death.
Submitted by: Joe
Spoons', "Romantic Traffic"
The Lyrics:
She's changing lanes
a bit too slow
someone hits her from behind
and she found new love
in romantic traffic
a place where dreams
turn on and off like the street lights
Why:
How is it romantic to be in a rear end car accident?
Submitted by: Celeste
The Rolling Stones', "Paint It Black"
The Lyrics:
I see a red door and I want to paint it black,
No colors anymore, I want them to turn black.
Why:
This whole song has a Spanish/Hindu/Middle Eastern feel (with the sitar and castanets); it is a song about a lost girlfriend.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
Merle Haggard's, "Kern River Blues"
The Lyrics:
I'm leaving town forever, kiss an old boxcar goodbye.
I'm leaving town forever, kiss an old boxcar goodbye.
I dug my blues out in the river, but the old Kern River is dry.
Why:
This was his last song Merle was singing cause he dug his blues in the river, but then the old Kern River was dry.
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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