Ah, music. Our comfort, our solace, our aural version of macaroni and cheese. We're always listening, but how often do we stop and really think about what our favorite songs mean? Think back to the last time you were working on a paper at 4:30 a.m. and listening to Miley Cyrus. Did you stop and think about what went through her head as she sang about her fabled cardigan that she inexplicably wore as she partied in the U.S.A.? If not, let the internet do the job for you. Compiled below are some particularly profound interpretations of various songs from songmeanings.net.
"I had the feeling that [Tears for Fears] had been to Hampton Court and were being philosophical about Henry VIII.
They (his wives) gave you life (i.e. his daughters)
And in return you gave them hell (and took their royal heads)
As cold as ice (he was not the most sensitive of proper gentlemen in his day)
I hope we live to tell the tale (hey, defame him if powerless to kick his fat ass)
I hope we live to tell the tale (agan, he earned a good badmouthing)"
"think its about a weird fish(those from the dark ocean abysses) that meet an submarine(lighty) and follows it to the high ocean with the ilusion that he was leading to somewhere better, or somehow blindly following it would achieve him goods, there he due to the different water pressure falls off breathless/painfully on the ocean botton(sand), get hurt by weird fishes(those normal ones we eat) and worms(maybe smaller fishes?), and then he escapes by jumping back on the abyss(or by falling on the abyss botton again)"
"mr. kracker is in fact an agent of dark forces we cannot hope to comprehend, hence the opening line, "you don't know how you met me". but need you know this at all? his name says it all; he would like nothing better than to krack you in his kavernous klaws. "i'm not worried 'bout the ring you wear", he pleads, "cause as long as no one knows then nobody can care". oh poor fool! as you can see, your rapid descent into the fiery pits of hell will be a lonely journey. "you're better off if you don't ask why ", he advises, further masking the full horror of his diabolical plans."
"I think her wish is that he porks her. just a guess."
"I think this song is about the Myth of Sisyphus, the Greek figure who was to spend eternity pushing a boulder up a hill. As Camus said, 'The struggle itself...is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.'"
"I think this song means not happieness."