Songs dating childhood friend
Phil Collins's "In The Air Tonight"*Real Meaning*, Phil and his best friend were swimming at the beach and his mate began to drown so Phil asked a man to help and he said no "Thinking it was a joke" so phil watched his best friend as a kid drown and die.
So later on Phil whilst on tour tracked this guy down and sent him front row seat tickets and first class air fair ticket to his tour and limosoine and everything, then when he started singing this song he put the spot light on the guy, and started singing, a few weeks later due to all the humiliation and publicity the guy commited suicide.
In the song he says, "slipping and a sliding" which is a description of using a needle for injection.
The Eagles's "Hotel California"Actually, the most accepted theory is that Hotel California talks about "high life" in So. It talks about a being trapped in the high life, and having to deal with many obsessions - especially drugs.
Many of the lines mentioned in the other review of this song present on this site are a direct reference to drugs: "We are all prisoners here of our own device" - you choose to live the high life, and then are stuck to them; "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" - as an artist, you can always step away from the spotlight, but you'll always be stuck to it somehow; "this could be heaven or this could be hell" - once more, a reference to the high life, and also to the high during a drug run, and the low afterwards; "And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast The stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast" - a reference to buying drugs for someone, doing the drugs, and still wanting more."The Eagles's "Hotel California"Actually...after talking to members of the band..song is about a gang in california..line "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave" symbolises the fact that once your in..in for life..
These are the meanings behind the song lyrics from various songs of the 70s.
In particular, we're looking for songs that aren't immediately obvious.