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A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash

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The Kinks - Lola

No explanation necessary, right?
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In "Long Black Veil" (Johnny Cash and many others), the listener is the one surprised, discovering that the song's narrator is deceased:  

 

"She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me"

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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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C'est La Vie  -  Chuck Berry

 

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

 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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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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Paradise by the Dashboard Light  Meatloaf. 

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