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Songs That Could Be About Something Else Entirely
« on: April 07, 2018, 03:27:39 PM »
I was listening to Flora Cash's "You're Somebody Else" and thinking to myself, this song and especially the chorus could have been written by someone with Capgras Syndrome.

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Capgras delusion is a psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member (or pet) has been replaced by an identical impostor.

Must be a terrible disorder to have. Not saying the songwriter was suffering from this delusion, just the lyrics of this song allow for that interpretation as well.

Here are the lyrics:

I saw the part of you
That only when you're older you will see too
You will see too
I held the better cards
But every stroke of luck has got a bleed through
It's got a bleed through
You held the balance of the time
That only blindly I could read you
But I could read you
It's like you told me
Go forward slowly
It's not a race to the end

[Chorus]
Well you look like yourself
But you're somebody else
Only it ain't on the surface
Well you talk like yourself
No, I hear someone else though
Now you're making me nervous

You were the better part
Of every bit of beating heart that I had
Whatever I had
I finally sat alone
Pitch black flesh and bone
Couldn't believe that you were gone

Here's the song:


Any other songs which can be made to sound odd in this way?
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Re: Songs That Could Be About Something Else Entirely
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 04:06:34 PM »
That's a guy meeting a girl/guy having relations, imaging them as something.
Not coping with them not conforming to his fancy.

I hate misused centre alignment.  >:(
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Re: Songs That Could Be About Something Else Entirely
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 04:13:15 PM »
I hate misused centre alignment.  >:(

What? What's that? You hate misused cents what?

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Re: Songs That Could Be About Something Else Entirely
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 04:22:05 PM »
I saw the part of you
That only when you're older you will see too
You will see too
I held the better cards
But every stroke of luck has got a bleed through
It's got a bleed through
You held the balance of the time
That only blindly I could read you
But I could read you
It's like you told me
Go forward slowly
It's not a race to the end

[Chorus]
Well you look like yourself
But you're somebody else
Only it ain't on the surface
Well you talk like yourself
No, I hear someone else though
Now you're making me nervous

You were the better part
Of every bit of beating heart that I had
Whatever I had
I finally sat alone
Pitch black flesh and bone
Couldn't believe that you were gone
Certainty disturbs me


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Re: Songs That Could Be About Something Else Entirely
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 04:23:54 PM »
:picard facepalm:

:lol:

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