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bad girls marlene make my day

i promise i'm not trying to make your life harder

So, I'm reasonably confident that the Police's "Every Breath You Take" is a savvy enough song to know just how deeply sophipathological it is. I'm pretty confident about Blondie's "One Way Or Another." (Still amuses me that the first couple of seasons of Farscape use a modified but identifiable version of the riff in the theme. Because yeah.) 

And I know Sarah McLachlan's "Possession" does, because she wrote it that way on purpose.

I'm willing to give unreliable narrators a lot of benefit of the doubt, and people in art do not exist to be role models.

Dido's "White Flag," on the other hand...

I'm pretty sure this song does not know how fucked up it is. I'm just saying. And I'm pretty sure the object of the song needs a restraining order.



...It is pretty, though.

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It's probably just because of the "I will go down with this ship" (has "ship" as a shorthand for relationship and as a verb gone mainstream yet?) line and David Boreanaz in the video, but I see it very much as a stalking fangirl song.

And unreliable narrator, definitely. I interpret the last scene in the video as her mental image of his perspective, which is scary.
I'm not sure about the fangirl bit since the vid shows they are both "stars" so it is more a breakup song. Of course if you are going to obsess about someone David Boreanaz is a good choice. ;-)