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 Posted:   Dec 2, 2019 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

"Run Like Hell" - Pink Floyd (The Wall)

Melody-wise my favorite pop song by the Floyd. I assume the lyrics were meant as mockery of Disco. Had Waters written upbeat lyrics, who knows, it might have been a chart topper! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2019 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Joe 1956   (Member)

How about the whole album "21" by Adele?

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2019 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

" Georgy Girl"

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

"Georgy Girl"

That's a great one. The film version of the song is even darker, if I recall.

How about Bobby Vee, "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"? The music is super-upbeat, but the lyrics are essentially saying, "If you cheat on me, I'll hear about it, and I will mess you up." smile It's implied.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I didn't see this one posted and I'm a little bit surprised. The Beatles "Run for Your Life"

"Well, I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man!"

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I love this song and video:

"Kill Your Heroes" by Awolnation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4MzF53je5M

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2019 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Gene Pitney- "It Hurts to Be in Love"



(second time today I've posted this, but both posts apply to their respective topics).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2019 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Talking about The Beatles I give you Maxwell's Silver Hammer. The jauntiest, kids song tune, juxtaposed with lyrics about a serial killer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=mJag19WoAe0&feature=emb_logo

Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead

A Paul McCartney song, the rest of The Beatles hated it. Especially in view of what was apparently tortuous recording sessions. Personally I've always liked it!

But if that's not upbeat music with downbeat lyrics I don't know what is!

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2019 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Paul McCartney- "My Brave Face"




My brave, my brave, my brave face

I've been living in style
Unaccustomed as I am
To the luxury life
I've been hitting the town
And it didn't hit back

I've been doing the rounds
Unaccustomed as I am
To the time on my hands
Now I don't have to tell anybody
When I'm going to get back

Ever since you went away
I've had this sentimental inclination
Not to change a single thing
As I pull the sheet back on the bed
I want to go bury my head
In your pillow

Now that I'm alone again
I can't stop breaking down again
The simplest things set me off again
And take me to that place

Where I can't find my brave face
Where I can't find my brave face
My brave, my brave, my brave face
My brave face

I've been living a lie
Unaccustomed as I am
To the work of the housewife
I've been breaking up
Dirty dishes and throwing them away

Ever since you left I have been trying to
Compose a "Baby, will you please come home" note
Meant for you
As I clear away another untouched TV dinner
From the table I laid for two

Now that I'm alone again
I can't stop breaking down again
The simplest things set me off again
And take me to that place

Where I can't find my brave face
Where I can't find my brave face
My brave, my brave, my brave face
My brave face

 
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