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What’s your favourite song of this category?

Mine is:

The hidden darker meaning: It’s about everyone wanting power and warfare and the misery it causes. 

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This song I made sound more upbeat to make sure that I could get through the song myself, but the meaning has to do with my uncle who was put in jail for s*xually abusing his stepdaughter for 8 years straight. My dad texted me about it one day when I got home from school and I couldn’t even comprehend the whole thing, a few weeks before I wrote a chorus for a song called Pictures and realized I had once again, cause I just did this again recently as well, some songs I write that tells a certain story actually ends up happing in real life, and Pictures was one of the first to do this. So I wrote the rest of the song based on this and it’s a really hard song to get through I said before, but I made it upbeat so it’s easier to get through

 

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Some of mine

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a lot of MIA's songs fall into this category, but this is about a factory worker getting killed by the government for associating with Muslims

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goes without saying

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about a conversation between a woman and her husband who has passed away

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about consumerism & capitalism and specifically our complacency with it in the western world

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also a lot by The Shins, but this one is about the existential dread of living to work and feeling caged, etc.

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about running into an ex-girlfriend and finding out she has gotten addicted to drugs

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I think this was about Jack Antonoff having PTSD due to his younger sister's death to pediatric cancer and his cousin death in the Iraq war

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it's not that dark thematically, but "Valerie" was actually a girl who had been arrested for drunk driving

 

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It’s about being depressed/mentally ill and not knowing why or what to do and telling someone they should just find someone who’s easier to be with 

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It’s about feeling empty and like a shell of who you used to be, and missing how things were easier/better when you were younger

someone described this song as “nobody does depression on the beach like Chet Porter”

 

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