Top 10 Songs That Contain Metaphors
Word: Hound Dog
Lyrics: "You ain't nothing' but a hound dog cryin' all the time…"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About being alone
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.