9:30 Coffee Break: Peppy Tune, Dark Lyrics

A perfect day might be deceptive, just like a happy upbeat sounding song may have deceptively dark lyrics.
A perfect day might be deceptive, just like a happy upbeat sounding song may have deceptively dark lyrics. (Wikimedia Commons)

Have you ever been listening to a song with an upbeat sound (maybe you've heard it a million times before, maybe it's the first time you've heard it) and you are suddenly struck by how dark, or depressing, or sad the lyrics are? We are going to delve into the world of those song juxtapositions for today's Coffee Break.

Suggest a song for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that may sound upbeat and peppy but with lyrics that are much more dark.

Songs Played:

The Smiths - "Girlfriend in a Coma"

Everly Brothers - "Bye Bye Love"

The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize"

Elvis Costello - "Veronica"

The Cure - "Love Will Tear us Apart"

The Decemberists - "The Rake's Song"

The Beatles - "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"


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