Three Songs That Are Not As Innocent As We Consider Them To Be

By Divya G

Songwriters have the habit of concealing a lot in their songs with a catchy beat. Sometimes if you listen carefully to the lyrics of your favorite song, you might find it to be disturbing. Here are three songs that seem different on the surface. But after carefully analyzing the lyrics, you will find the problem in them.

“Beautiful” By James Blunt

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Most people consider “Beautiful” to be yet another love song of Blunt. The nature of the song encourages listeners to hear only a few selected lines. The misinterpretation of the song as a romantic melody bothers James Blunt. He says that the song is based on a druggie guy. He is stalking a girl in the subway.

“Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster The People

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This song is about a mentally ill teenage boy. He wants to commit a mass shooting at his school. With people overlooking the original narrative of the song, it has been a snappy hit on the radio. 

“At Least It Was Here” By The 88

This track was the theme of the NBC sitcom Community. Like every other sitcom theme, this is another catchy and feel-good number. But there are words like “not having any reason to stick around,” which signifies tragedy.

Ending Note

The next time you listen to these songs, you will be reminded of the original narratives.