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Old 06-15-2010, 06:52 AM
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Default Re: Song lyrics and other cloaked references

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Originally Posted by larryace View Post
, but there's gotta be more...little help?
Well, this is a pretty wide open subject, and I could be here all day with useless bits of trivia on songs.

Many love songs are often inspired by someones crush or girlfriend (current or ex).

Journey:
Lovin,' Touchin,' Squeezin;' was about Steve Perry catching his girlfriend kissing another man.

Separate Ways was inspired by Perry watching two of his bandmates go through divorces.

Happy to Give was written by Perry about his mother, as she passed during the recording of the Raised on Radio album.

The Who
The "Tommy" story was (in part) about growing up in post-WWII England, and knowing his parents generation had lived through the bombings of London, yet no one ever talked about what it was like to go through such a horrible event. Although it was also inspired by other things as well.

Rush:
Subdivisions was written about the subdivisions of the suburbs where the band grew up.

I could go on......
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