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Does any of the songs these days make any sense?
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Posted 11/30/13 , edited 11/30/13
My favorite song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDNtqy0zjJA "Desperado"

Why is it my favorite song, because it is the one I can relate to the most.

Desperado's definition is a desperate person. I think this lyric can relate to everyone at some point in their life. Like how life is a roller coaster and if you are afraid of getting hurt you will gradually shorten your high's and low's. You might eventually feel close to nothing and just watch the days drift on by. In the end you might even ask yourself where has the years gone-by? We have all made our fair share of mistake's and who haven't had a dream of a platonic relationship, perhaps that person only sees your wallet and not you? We all strive for something better and this lead to a question since the start of time. Do we have it better now than when we lived in caves? What has happend to our world and environment since humans invented the steamengines and globalized. In the past ages humankind didn't rely on a country on the opposite side of the globe for food. See how country's around the world now struggle because America is going to pieces. Why won't people come to their senses? I haven't done so myself either and I wonder why.
Maybe you have burried your nose in anime and video games over the past 10 years like me. My friends always tell me to give it up and go out and explore life more. They say you have no idea what you are missing out on. I have no idea why I still keep playing video game's and watch anime all the time, but damn this song make's so much sense.
I think it's just my love in life is for sci-fi and adventure. I can't truly find t hat in real life, sigh.

I don't know one sentence in this song I can't relate to and that is why it's my all time favorite.

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It really depends on the person listening to the songs, I'm sure one can find meaning in recent songs.
You might relate to something in the lyrics and turn them from gibberish to something that holds meaning for yourself or you might find something in the music itself.
I've heard songs that make no sense at first glance but together with the mood set by the music they start to feel like the lyrics are a stream of thoughts on the writer's mind at the time of penning the song and it all sort of falls into place. I know half of the things on my mind don't make any sense to anyone else if I just wrote them down as they pop up.
And then there's the songs that don't make any sense and sound like you heard them all before because they're polished so hard that there's nothing left to distinguish one from the other.

With all that said, here's the song I can relate to the most: "Only the missile" - Robin Grey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a13dPr6IrLM

I stumbled upon it when recovering from a bad bout of depression and it fits so well it's frightening.
Lyrics are in the spoiler
Posted 11/30/13
There's still a lot of powerful music around, just the stuff that gets played on the radio daily probably doesn't fall into that category.
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Posted 11/30/13
The majority of songs are about money and sex. I can get behind that.
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Don't listen to mainstream.
Posted 12/1/13
I like Christina aguilera's say something; it's just released last month.

I also recently had a breakup so I can relate well to the song.
"And I... Am feeling so small, it was over my head, I know nothing at all..."


Look for the live version at 2013 AMA's, her vocals are out of this world, I listened to it during work break, And I just broke down and cry. Her voice is so touching.
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Posted 12/1/13 , edited 12/1/13
I only listen to J-rock/Jpop and even though I can't understand it, it still makes more sense then the trash being done these days.
Posted 12/1/13
16Volt - American Porn Song
Black Light Burns - Coward
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
KoRn - Liar
Nine Inch Nails - Everyday Is Exactly The Same
Seether - Love Her
Staind - Blow Away

I prefer my lyrics. Just have to turn off MTV and avoid parties where they prefer Pop and R&B.
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I tend to find artists to whose messages and/or styles I'm drawn. I can listen to pretty much anything by those whose talent I recognize and admire, folks like: Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Tom Petty, Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos, Sawa Kato (Sawa's Phool), and Amy LaVere, to name a few.
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Posted 12/1/13
You can relate to the songs, but does that mean you have had similar experiences in life?
Don't you feel the songs over the past years has become very repetitive?
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Posted 12/1/13

dankuuwut wrote:

16Volt - American Porn Song
Black Light Burns - Coward
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
KoRn - Liar
Nine Inch Nails - Everyday Is Exactly The Same
Seether - Love Her
Staind - Blow Away

I prefer my lyrics. Just have to turn off MTV and avoid parties where they prefer Pop and R&B.


I'm glad someone mentioned NIN

Yes, songs we don´t like because it is not appealing to us or find their lyrics stupid, probably make lots of sense to other people.

I usually listen to videogame/anime soundtracks (non-lyrics), and NIN, recently, his epic Hesitation Marks album.

I'm very fond of "Satellite" and "Copy of A"

Copy of A lyrics
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Posted 12/1/13
There's a lot of fantastic modern music out there, it's just the stuff that's popularised isn't that appealing. Though I guess it helps me that there is no single genre of music that I'm specifically interested in. If I like the song/piece then I'll listen to it.
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DustyGateway wrote:
You can relate to the songs, but does that mean you have had similar experiences in life?


I have songs that manage to exactly replicate the emotions I felt in specific situations in my life.

It's somewhat of a negative example but it might help illustrate my point.
This is hard to adequately put into words but there's a handful of songs I outright can't listen to because they bring back memories I'd rather put behind me that are so livid, despite being from years ago, I'd break down and cry.
When I hear them they take me back through the years and I'm right back there, feeling the same way I did back then.
And yes, I mean "recent" titles from two years ago when the memories they bring back lie six years in the past.


DustyGateway wrote:
Don't you feel the songs over the past years has become very repetitive?


They have, I have the suspicion that recently the more successful a band gets the more polished and mainstream their songs get to further increase popularity by appealing to the masses.
This can water the character of a band down to the point where it becomes hard to tell one act from another.

There are bands I really used to love when they were still with a small label and didn't have much of a reputation, but stopped listening to after they were picked up by a big label.
In these cases the second or third album for the big label felt off, the fourth sounded like a completely different band but there might have been a title or two where you thought "now that's what I've been missing". By the fifth album I realized that the spirit was gone.
Is this still the second track? Oh, it's the fourth, I didn't notice the transition. It all just kinda sounds the same.

But the sky isn't falling, there are still real gems out there, you just have to look for them. I stopped listening to mainstream radio years ago, there's nothing there for me anymore. It's extremely seldom anything recent on there grabs my attention and if it does I'd stumble upon the song anyway as music these days is everywhere.
I've taken to listening to the small stations that don't care about their number of listeners and advertising deals with the big lables as much*.
Instead the DJ just plays the music he likes and there's a lot of awesome songs from bands I've never heard of before in there.

*on that note, there's no way more certain to kill a song than playing it every hour over three weeks
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Posted 12/6/13 , edited 12/6/13
I am thinking of the songs you can keep hearing for weeks, before growing tired and then you find them still catchy and meaningful years later.

I don't mind todays hip-hop, but I know the songs will be forgotten in 1 year and never played on radio again.
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Posted 12/6/13

DecafLatte wrote:

There's still a lot of powerful music around, just the stuff that gets played on the radio daily probably doesn't fall into that category.


I've heard more powerful stories from Revenge's 17 minute album then most any album today.

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