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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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Agree the song has a nice melody, and Dido has a lovely voice, but those lyrics. I dunno. . . I could read the lyrics several ways, but the video's "story" does favor the sicker interpretation. The thing that creeped me out in the video was that wall behind Boreanaz after having established that he lived right next to her. Who broke up with who and why? When did he move there? And has she ever seen that wall? Prickly hairs on the neck here.
Oh yeah. In the video, everybody's a stalker. The video's cleverer in its read than the song, I think.