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Surprise! Songs in which a character gets surprised

Name a song in which either the listener or a character in the song gets surprised, maybe pleasantly, maybe not.

 

For example, in "Heads We're Dancing" a woman discovers that the charming unnamed man she danced with last night is Hitler.

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The Kinks - Lola

No explanation necessary, right?
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A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash

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Since You Went Away (Monkees):

 

starts off like a broken-hearted break-up song: 

 

"You said you couldn't tell the doormat from my face
You said if I had brains I would pawn them"

 

But the mood quickly turns to glee:  

" the plants have grown
The dog came home
The bills are all getting paid
Things are much better since you went away"

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Talkin' Song Repair Blues (Alan Jackson):  A mechanic/would be songwriter gets his comeuppance

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The Ocean - Led Zeppelin

Song's about how the crowd looks/moves from the view of the stage

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Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin

The chap thinks he's been dumped but then realizes he's on the wrong block 😆

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Ready or Not (Jackson Browne):

 

"Someone's gonna have to explain it to me
I'm not sure what it means
My baby's feelin' funny in the morning
She's having trouble getting into her jeans
Her waist-line seems to be expanding"

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C'est La Vie  -  Chuck Berry

 

C'est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Paradise by the Dashboard Light  Meatloaf. 

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Ode to Billy Joe. Bobbie Gentry 

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Babooshka (Kate Bush):  to test her husband's loyalty, a woman disguises herself and arranges a rendezvous with him; he falls for this mystery woman because she reminds him of his wife "before the years flew by"

 

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Escape (The Piña Colada Song)-Rubert Holmes

 

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, "Aw, it's you"
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, "I never knew"

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Heard it Through the Grapevine-Marvin Gaye

 

It took me by surprise I must say
When I found out yesterday
Don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine

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Cecilia  -  S & G

 

Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia
Up in my bedroom (making love)
I got up to wash my face
When I come back to bed
Someone's taken my place

 

🙀

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Silhouettes: The Rays

 

Lost control and rang your door, I was sore

 

Let me in or else I’ll beat down your door

 

When two strangers who had been two silhouettes on the shade

 

Said to my shock, “You’re on the wrong block”

 

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Jamaica, Say You Will (Jackson Browne):  the player gets played

 

the song begins

"Jamaica was the lovely one, I played her well"

 

but ends

 

"next thing I knew
They had brought her things down to the bay, what could I do?"

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Maybe I'm A Leo  -  Deep Purple

 

Peeping round the door I got a big surprise
Couldn't see a thing but open skies
They've taken her away where is she now

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Gimme Three Steps

Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lola

The Kinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Memphis Tennessee: Chuck Berry

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The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane: Ames Brothers

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