Top 10 Songs That Contain Metaphors

The Top Ten
1 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

Word: Hound Dog

Lyrics: "You ain't nothing' but a hound dog cryin' all the timeā€¦"

He is comparing whoever he is singing to a hound dog. "Hound dog" is a metaphor for a woman who wants some kind of relationship with the singer. She won't let him alone.

2 Hotel California - Eagles

Word: Hotel California
Lyrics: Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)

According to Wikipedia, the song has been described as being "all about American decadence and burnout, too much money, corruption, drugs and arrogance; too little humility and heart." It has also been interpreted as an allegory about hedonism, self-destruction, and greed in the music industry of the late 1970s.

Love this song

3 Titanium - David Guetta

Word: Titanium
Lyrics: You shoot me down, but I won't fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down, but I won't fall
I am titanium

She means that no matter how much you try to knock her down, you won't succeed.

4 Firework - Katy Perry

Word: Firework
Lyrics: 'Cause, baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth

The metaphor means that everyone is a firework: unique, special, and capable of doing great things.

5 Happy - Pharrell Williams

Word: Hot Air Balloon

Lyrics: I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don't care baby by the way

As the balloon uses hot air to rise up, the singer fuels his mind with happy thoughts and doesn't worry about anything. 'Hot air balloon' can also be compared to lighter moments that cheer up anyone who is burdened with sad feelings.

There is also a metaphor about a room without a roof but the hot air balloon metaphor makes more sense.

6 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Word: Master of puppets
Lyrics: Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
The master of puppets is the drug, and the puppet is the user. Almost everyone in this site know this one.

7 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Word: Sunshine in my pocket
Lyrics: I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
Sunshine in my pocket means the singer carries his happiness everywhere and shares it with everyone.

8 Lucid Dreams - Juice WRLD

Word: Plastic
Lyrics: You were made outta plastic, fake
I was tangled up in your drastic ways

It means that the girl had superficial interests and could not be trusted.

9 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio

About being alone

10 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow
The Contenders
11 Take Me to Church - Hozier

Word: Giggle at a funeral
Lyrics: My lover's got humor
She's the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody's disapproval
I should've worshiped her sooner
The metaphor stating that his lover is full of humor, that even in really sad moments, she finds a way to lighten the moment.

I don't think that's what the metaphor means I think it's an implication that his lover is malicious and cruel. However he stays with her because he doesn't want people to know about his homosexuality.

12 I'll Be Thunder - Tina Turner
13 I'm the Only One - Melissa Etheridge
14 Fly on the Wings of Love - The Olsen Brothers
15 Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
16 Everyday Glory - Rush
17 Closer to the Truth - Tony Joe White
18 Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
19 Heart of Gold - Neil Young
20 Still Breathing - Green Day
21 Stir Fry - Migos

Word: Monopoly
Lyrics: Life is Monopoly
Go cop me some land and some property
It means person can't earn respect without financial stability. So people must work hard to make their life better.

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