So we were in the car listening to some music and How Soon Is Now? and this lyric came on:
“There’s a club if you’d like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die.”
So I said, "That’s got to be one of the most depressing things ever written, even for The Smiths and she laughed and said yeah and then I said, “Especially since the whole song is about a guy who has resigned himself to the fact he will never find love, never be loved.” And she got this shocked look on her face and said, “Ohmigod! That is so sad, I never really paid attention to the song, it’s just so cool…and see here he is whistling, he must be happy! (said facetiously).”
So that song ends and the next song that comes on is “Human” by the Human League and I say “Great, another depressing song about relationships from the 80’s.” “Really?” and I said, "Yeah, it’s all about a guy who is begging forgiveness from his girl after he cheated on her. This lyric:
"I wouldn’t ever try to hurt you
I just needed someone to hold me
To fill the void while you were gone
To fill this space of emptiness "
And she’s changes the channel and says, “Stop ruining songs I like!”
Ignorance is bliss I suppose.
P.S. If she had held and listened to the entire song she would have found out that the girl also cheated, so you know, everything is a-ok.