The Stars Won’t Come Out… [socs]

If they know that you’re about
Cause they couldn’t match the glow
Of your eyes…

(“Candida” by Tony Orlando)

Romantic couple in restaurant

While flirty banter and pick-up lines sound cheesy to me when spoken aloud, the same words in a song can be meltingly romantic. Weird! But true. Eons ago I noticed that some songs seem deeply poetic and/or philosophical, but if you simply read the lyrics as text… meh. How about this one?

“With every step you take, I’ll be watching you.”

Omg stalker! That definitely does not sound romantic outside of the song by the Police (written by Gordon Sumner). It’s not the only one either… there are tons of creepy lyrics that seem fine when sung.

One way or another, I’m gonna find ya
I’m gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
One way or another, I’m gonna win ya
I’m gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya

Yikes, Blondie, take a chill pill! And how about this lovely ballad?

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
With eyes as black as coal
That looks down in my soul
And starts a fire there and then I lose control
I have to beg your pardon
I’m going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in my garden

Get a restraining order stat! Those lines do not sound romantic when read as text. They are scary, right? Dang, I’ve always loved that song (written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector). Let’s go with Rod Stewart for the grand finale.

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
You’ll be my breath should I grow old
You are my lover, you’re my best friend
You’re in my soul

Think that’s over the top too? Nah, it’s just about football (soccer). 🤣🤣🤣


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27 responses to “The Stars Won’t Come Out… [socs]

  1. I really agree and I’ll be watching you was used for so many wedding videos at the time..
    Sooo not right!
    Here is one of my favourite ones by Imogen Heap great time and cute but the lyrics scream obsessive stalker!

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  2. How right you are! They do read creepy!

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  3. Man do they sound creepy! There are some songs that are creepy unintentionally as well

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  4. Blondie’s song is about a stalker. Debbie Harry had one and sings from the stalker’s POV. Same thing with Sting’s “Every breath you take”.

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  5. I did a comment but it disamapeared ☹ Let’s try again…
    The late nights, the elusive sleep have you delving deep into the songs and their words, eh? 🎶💃🏼This is another cool song post! Love it!😻

    And I dont care how lovely Sting sounds, Every Breath is a creepy, stalkery song.🙅‍♀️😱

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  6. Then you’ve got songs like Sisqo’s Thong Song that are icky whether you’re reading or listening to the lyrics.

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  7. blindzanygirl

    Blimey. Really creepy.

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  8. blindzanygirl

    I guess it’s however you take them. But they CAN sound creepy.

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  9. You made a good point about songs sounding different from words and I loved your examples.

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  10. I always heard that “Every Breath You Take” is about a stalker, actually…

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