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Childhood songs that as an adult you found were really effed up.

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  1. May 31, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    babytruck

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    "Puff The Magic Dragon"

    I thought this was about some kid who had a protector, a loyal friend that would never abandon him. How they played together and were best of buddies.

    Little did I know it was about a lonely guy who used drugs and fantasized all of this. :eek:

    "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer"

    I liked this song because it was about how Rudolf was the hero in the end.

    But in reality it is about discrimination, rejection (nobody let him play reindeer games), making fun of someone because he is different and using him because of that.

    "The Candy Man Can"

    Boy, if anyone can make you happy, it's the candy man. What kid can say no to someone that passes out sweet treats?

    Ohh and back then you never wondered why kids have health problems like bad teeth, obesity, hypersensitivity and sugar addictions.

    And I won't talk about the creepiness of getting candy from a stranger...


    Soooooooooo...what songs of years passed have hidden meanings that totally messed up YOUR childhood memories?
     
  2. May 31, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    Not a song, but I had one those "wait, what the...aw geez!" moments when I realized that the little piggy that went to market wasn't on a shopping trip.
     
  3. May 31, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    babytruck

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    Wait. What??

    Are you telling me that he was butchered??!?? DAHELL!!
     
  4. May 31, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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  5. May 31, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    Not exactly a childhood song BUT.....

    When I was younger I loved the song "Enola Gay" by OMD. Then a few years ago I realized what the lyrics actually meant and I wanted to punch those british communist lovers in the face and stab them in the throat.

    For the record, what the Enola Gay did was fantastic.
     
  6. May 31, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    Are you a pothead Focker?
     
  7. May 31, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    Billy Idol "Dancing With Myself":eek:
     
  9. May 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    How about Jackson Browne - "Rosie"
     
  10. May 31, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    Pretty much every old school punk, metal, oldies rock whatever song I used to like I now realize there's a lot more behind them. Not interested anymore anyways though
     
  11. May 31, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    :eek: OMG WAY TO RUIN A CHILDHOOD MEMORY!
     
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    The things required to pull bitches
    Ring around the Rosie.
    London bridge.
     
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    isnt ring around the rosie about the black plague? cant remember the london bridge..
     
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    You guys just ruined soo many things for me... :(


    I hadn't given a lot of thought to the things I saw/listened to when I was a kid but thinking back, there were some messed up things floating around! It's amazing we survived... :rolleyes:
     
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    yes, it's about the plague.
     
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    That's what a lot of people try to say, but experts disagree.
     
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    you know that song "relax" by frankie goes to hollywood little did i know the real meaning til a few years ago
     
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    Here's one, my first exposure to rap music was 2 Live Crew, Face down, ass up. My brother put the headphones for his Walkman Sport on my head and cranked the volume...I was 11.:eek:
     
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    Oh lookie what I found. And to think we as children sang this song and played the game. :eek:

    Child sacrifice theory

    The theory that the song refers to the burying, perhaps alive, of children in the foundations of the bridge was first advanced by Alice Bertha Gomme (later Lady Gomme) in The Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland (1894-8) and perpetuated by the usually sceptical Iona and Peter Opie.[4] This was based around the idea that a bridge would collapse unless the body of a human sacrifice were buried in its foundations. However, there is no archaeological evidence for any human remains in the foundations of London Bridge.[4]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge_Is_Falling_Down
     
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    :eek::sadviolin:
     
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