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I'm stumped. I can't think of a single song that makes me feel guilty. I think this is an odd prompt.

Maybe if there was a song sung from a cow's perspective, lamenting the poor living conditions that she endures just so that I can have cheese. Aw....sad! But mmm...cheese. *conflicted*

So help me out. What song makes you feel guilty?

Date: 2011-07-01 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ringsandcoffee.livejournal.com
I haven't done the challenge yet because I'm stumped on several of the prompts. I don't even remember reading this one in the list.

The only song I can think of that I felt somewhat guilty for liking was "More Than Words" by Extreme. It's pretty and I loved singing along with it, but I felt like it had a bad message - if the girl really loved him, she'd sleep with him. I could have misinterpreted the lyrics, but they seemed rather obvious, even to my adolescent self.

Date: 2011-07-03 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coffeesnob.livejournal.com
Yeah, that's how I interpret them, too. But it is a pretty song.

Date: 2011-07-02 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rael-barclay.livejournal.com
Some songs are meant to make a person feel guilty like “Another Day in Paradise” (Phil Collins), “The Way it is” (Bruce Hornsby), “That’s the Way” (Led Zeppelin). Those songs are meant to tug at nearly anyone’s heart strings, though, probably not personal for many people that do not deal with poverty or racial tensions in their everyday life…so unsure if they fit.

Personally, I’ve got a couple of songs that make me feel guilty about my treatment of boyfriends (“Round and Round” by New Order) and some family members (“Black and Blue” by The Counting Crows), but I was raised on guilt. That might be why you couldn’t find songs…you had a healthy upbringing?

Date: 2011-07-03 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coffeesnob.livejournal.com
Maybe. My family does the guilt thing, though. My sister could think of about ten songs. I don't know why it rolls off me. I've never had a lot of personal use for guilt. It seems counterproductive to me.

I can see how tug-at-the-heart-strings songs are designed to make a person feel guilty, but they usually don't make me feel that way.

Date: 2011-07-02 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] graysong.livejournal.com
That's a tough one ... I am trying to think what "feeling guilty" feels like ... um. Context, girl, context *smacks forehead trying to jog memory*

I can't really think of anything. Not that I'm not guilty of anything, but a song that made me / reminds me of feeling guilty? Nothing comes to mind.

Only thing that comes to mind is a slight twist on the meaning of the word "guilty" ... On the KISS solo albums from the 80s, Paul Stanley had a song called "Love In Chains". My bestie Tiffany said that song was about me, that I keep my love in chains rather than let myself be open and risk getting hurt.

And I had to say then (and probably now too) that yep, guilty as charged.

If you apply the prompt this way, does anything come to mind?

Date: 2011-07-03 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coffeesnob.livejournal.com
Not really. I think you touched on something, though. I guess I think of guilt not so much as something I feel as something I am or am not. And if I'm not guilty, it's not likely that a song can induce the feeling in me. And if I am guilty of something, I tend to deal with it and let it go. I've not found dwelling on guilt to be productive.

Date: 2011-07-03 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] graysong.livejournal.com
I've not found dwelling on guilt to be productive.

Indeed.

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