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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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My university tutor for Classical Literature said that she thought the song was Dido's namesake singing about Aeneas after he left her without even telling her he was leaving. I don't know if Dido intended that reading of the song, but when read that way it's a hell of a lot more screwed up.
Sorry for the double-post, I thought my internet connection ate the comment. I deleted the original comment because I thought the second was better-written.