Ever hear an unbeat song with very depressing lyrics?
Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics, Rod Stewart
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Oh Maggie, I wish I'd never seen your face.
You made a first-class fool out of me,
But I'm as blind as a fool can be.
You stole my heart but I love you anyway.
This song has an upbeat tune, but it is hard to choose what lines best express the ambivalent love-hate angst being expressed in the lyrics. It might look encouraging early on when he tells Maggie "But that don't bother me none; in my eyes you're everything.". But as the lyrics further unfold, "everything" seems to include the superbly bad as well as the superbly good. In short, what we have here is a rousing tune about a dysfunctional lover that the singer can't leave, despite the fact that she's made his life a disaster zone if the lyrics can be taken seriously.
Submitted by: Mercedes Morgan
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