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Introduction:  I know many people who insist that they only listen to songs for the beat or melody, and that the lyrics are truly tertiary in terms of importance.  But I find that I enjoy song lyrics -- the meanings of songs are quite important in my estimation.  I particularly enjoy songs that tell a story -- which explains my obsession with the Decemberists (they tell very odd "out-there" stories) and Irish/Celtic music.  Of course, pop songs often tell a story, too.  So I'm starting a series (maybe) of posts which will examine song lyrics from any genre, particularly when I find the story they tell absurd, interesting or seriously wrong.

Song Analysis File #1 -- "All I Wanna Do" as sung by Heart