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I really like this song, and am probably overthinking it, but The Wanderer by Dion might be criticized by some people in some quarters. The guy drives from town to town seducing pretty girls. He loves them then he leaves them because to him they’re interchangeable. They don’t even know his name. Should he find himself falling for one of them, he  simply hops in his car and drives to the next town for the next pretty girl. A sad dude all the same.

 

A similar theme can be found in Travelin’ Man by Rick Nelson. 

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FIRST ONE I THOUGHT OF IS "TALK TO YOU BY HAND": NOT SURE WHO WROTE IT. IT'S ON THIS ALBUM BY ANSON& THE ROCKETS( I HAVE THE ORIGINAL ON VINYL- AUTOGRAPHED. USED TO LISTEN TO THEM FREQUENTLY WHEN THEY WERE GETTING FAMOUS IN DALLAS IN THE 70'S& 80'S. HORRIBLE SONG- GREAT BAND!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_6iMbQzSlw
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Funky Cold Medina by Ton Loc.

He is literally singing about slipping rufies into womens' drinks.

 

https://youtu.be/tWLgSaAayDA 

 

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First one that popped into my head and now it is stuck there. Oh dear.  Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen.

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The description in the song fits me, so I think the singer was just being honest. Most folks will admit that they are average, but love the idea that they are also very special to someone they care about.
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@1968Hoya46 Good point!!

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Devil Woman- Marty Robbins. So this guy cheats on his (I’m guessing) wife with another woman. He confesses his cheating and she takes him back. He now turns to the other woman and calls her a Devil Woman and tells her to leave him alone. He actually call her evil, with irresistable, almost black-magical charms. The problem here is that he is absolving himself of any responsibility for his infidelity, choosing to fully blame the other woman, as if he had no free will in this deal.

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@1968Hoya46 

About "Frankie and Johnny"--

it seems like a lot of the older traditional folk songs were stories about violent crimes of passion or injustice. Today we see this kind of stuff live on social media from across the planet on almost a daily basis, but not that long ago these stories were written in song and passed along, communicating the depths of human condition, or maybe as cautionary tales. 

 

I read somewhere that Neil Young had been listening to a lot of these old folk songs when he wrote Down By the River. I also read that he wrote this song, along with Cinnamon Girl and Cowgirl in the Sand, all in one day while he was in bed delirious with a 103 degree fever. Some people think this song is about heroin. In one interview Neil Young said, "There's no real murder in it. It's about blowing your thing with a chick. ... It's a plea... a desperation cry." But another time he introduced the song at a concert by describing it as being about a murder by "a guy who had a lot of trouble controlling himself." 

 

"Down by the river I shot my baby. Down by the river. Dead, oh, shot her dead." Seems pretty clear to me!

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Wow! I haven't checked this thread for a while. You guys have come up with a LOT of creepy songs. 

 

@MaVolta Maybe the person who wrote the USA Today article saw our thread & got the idea haha 😂. The creepiest thing on their list is the former Kiss member who co-wrote “Goin’ Blind” (about a 16 year old!) who was convicted of possession of child pornography and is currently serving a six-year prison term. Yikes!

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With “Frankie and Johnny” we see role reversal. Johnny (the man) cheats on Frankie (the woman). Frankie blows away Johnny with her .44 (coincidentally the same caliber gun used by Stagger Lee when he shot poor Billy). One of the sing’s final lines suggests that Johnny had it coming....something like there is no good in man.

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