Category Archives: Song Beneath the Song

Song Beneath the Song: “American Pie” by Don McLean

The levee is dry. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles

At last, the strange last verse of the Beatles’ best song is explained. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Freddie Mercury died 25 years ago today. Here is a look at his most popular, and enigmatic, song. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Darling Nikki” by Prince

Greg Olear has the dirt on Nikki. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” as Tarot Card Reading

To explain the lyrics to “Stairway to Heaven,” Greg Olear looks to his Rider-Waite deck. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms

Twenty years ago, “Hey Jealousy” climbed to #4 on the Billboard charts. A few months later, the man who wrote the song killed himself. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “The Reflex” by Duran Duran

When you finish reading this analysis by Greg Olear, the hidden meaning of “The Reflex” will no longer leave you answered with a ? Continue reading

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