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    Artist: Statler Brothers

    Song: Eve

    The Story: Don't eat the fruit in the garden, Eden,, It wasn't in God's natural plan., You were only a rib,, And look at what you did,, To Adam, the father of Man.

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    Artist: Queens of the Stone Age

    Song: You Can't Quit Me Baby

    The Story: You smell like goat, I'll see you in hell

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    Artist: Starship

    Song: Sarah

    The Story: All the b***h had said, all been washed in black

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    Artist: Iron Maiden

    Song: The Prisoner

    The Story: And my blunt is my ho now

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    Artist: Pearl Jam

    Song: Jeremy

    The Story: At home, drawing pictures, Of mounds of tots, With ham on top

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    Why, Why? Tell him that it's human nature.
    Why, Why? And then they give you this thing.

    Artist: Michael Jackson
    Song: Human Nature
    Real Lyric: Why, Why? Tell him that it's human nature.Why, Why? Does he do me that way?...I like living this way.



    The story:

    Not that the actual lyrics do anything but support the melody - near as i can tell the verses are all about wanting to go out into a cool summer night in the city, while the chorus was just words quincy jones wrote to fill in a melody he originally wrote with a bunch of "da da da" in lieu of lyrics.

    but i always heard this as:
    "Why? Why? And then they give you this thing."

    Having never really paid attention to the verses, i always interpolated the full meaning of the song as a sort of bittersweet reflection on the nature of fame and success - the "thing" being a grammy.

    Which is a lot of interpretation.

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