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why dont you kill yourself - the only ones
are the two that i first thought of. ad both are amazing pop songs that deserve (even) more love.
by The Smiffz
what inspired the thread. Have a harrupoint.
OBVS. And an awful lot of Elliott Smith. "Sweet Adeline" is the first song to come to mind.
the xylophone is happy at least.
Morning Runner - Gone Up In Flames
The Hours - Murder Or Suicide
i think that counts
it's grim, but almost a relief in context.
loads of their songs sound so happy but the lyrics are about guts and entrails and stuff!
the lyrics are really depressing, and the musics lovely.
its a completely amazing song.
And I think whether the lyrics are depressing are not depends on your point of view. Personally, I think you're extrapolating out of the song too much.
you dont need to extrapolate that much out of perfect day to find quite unhappy bits of 'perfect day' surely?
you might say whether or not the music is 'happy' depends on your perspective...
'of perfect day's, oops
"Oh it's such a perfect day". PRETTY SURE THAT'S A GOOD THING.
music and lyrics both utterly depressing.
Still can't really believe the BBC used it for an advert.
And i think the music is heartbreakingnly happy-yet-ironically-sad.
Its an amazing song.
the lyrics are incredibly upbeat until you change every "you" to "heroin".
If it works, it works.
even if you want that to be a good thing...
"You just keep me hanging on"
is considerably less transparent
and, this may be a bit less obvious but still...
"You made me forget myself. I thought I was someone else, someone good"
are you sure thats a good thing?
given that the song is by lou reed its not unreasonable to think it could have a darker edge to it, is it?
Within the song, things are good, even if it's set against a less cheerful background.
maybe "You made me forget myself. I thought I was someone else, someone good" renders the whole song quite sad or poignant or something. but i can see what you mean so y'know, fair enough.
Do You Realize??, but I suppose it's uplifting overall.
Lots of people play it at funerals, or so I read.
always gets to me
even though it's quite obviously true
by of Montreal
"Life is dull, life is grey,
At it's best, it's just OK,
But I'm happy to report,
Life is also short."