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7 Songs that Said One Thing But Really Meant Something Else

rick jamesSongwriters tend to be clever individuals and the power of the metaphor is used often in every genre of music. But their are a few / that take the concept of the metaphor to another level when their entire song is a metaphor for something else. Here are 7 songs that definitely stand up to the metaphor challenge.
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7. Buddy

nativetongues_489525“Buddy” is the third single released by De La Soul from their album 3 Feet High and Rising.The song was also famous for featuring the major members of the Native Tongues posse, including Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah and Monie Love. Most people think Buddy means sex or a woman but it really just means body and body of all kinds.
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6. Me and My Girlfriend

“Me and My Girlfriend wasn’t even a single from Tupac’s The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory album but it gained some popularity due to the reference he was making to his gun. The album was the fifth and final studio album by Tupac Shakur before his death. The album was released after he died but the song was so popular, Jay-Z used Tupac’s lyrics “All I need in this life of sin is just me and my girlfriend” for his Bonnie and Clyde 03′ song featuring Beyonce.

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5. Ignition Remix

r-kelly-banner“Ignition (Remix)” is a song written and produced by R&B singer R. Kelly from his 2003 album Chocolate Factory. R Kelly may just be the king of metaphors because he always comes up with crazy, funny, and interesting metaphors for everything. But in this particular song he is basically comparing driving a car to sex. “So give me that toot toot and let me give you that beep beep…”
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4. You Remind Me of Something

rkellyjeep“You Remind Me of Something” is the title of a number-one R&B single by singer R. Kelly. As the lead single from his self-titled album, the hit song was the fourth song from Kelly to reach number-one on the US R&B chart where it stayed for a week, and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Again R Kelly uses his pen to compare love making or a female to his jeep.

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Hassahn is no stranger to the power of words. Just as Lebron took his talents to South Beach, the Chicago native has taken his talents to Hollywood and beyond. His ability to manipulate the English language has led to a career using his gift. He currently writes songs for TV/Film; he has co-written a book alongside Dr. Kerby T Alvy Ph.D; Hassahn produced and wrote DEMOs documentary film, and of course he scribes for Radio Facts on the daily.

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