The focus is on what certain songs of the eighties mean, especially songs that aren't immediately obvious.
This is an offshoot of the web page about masturbation since a lot of people don't know what songs like "She-Bop" or "Turning Japanese" are really about.
"1999", Prince and the Revolution 1999 is a song about the Reagan administration and the common use and access of bombs and nuclear weapons in the US.
And Prince is saying that everyone has a bomb we could die any day, so tonight I'm gonna party.
"So we found this hotel, it was a place I knew well We made magic that night.
Oh, he did everything right He brought the woman out of me, so many times, easily And in the morning when he woke all I left him was a note I told him I am the flower you are the seed We walked in the garden we planted a tree" then later in the song we hear the lyrics "Then it happened one day, we came round the same way You can imagine his surprise when he saw his own eyes I said please, please understand I'm in love with another man And what he couldn't give me was the one little thing that you can" this tell us that she is happy now and is pleading with him not to say anything. "Ana Ng", They Might Be Giants About the singer's dream girl being on the other side of the world, never to cross paths.
They saw the red balloons and mistook it for an attack of some sort, and launched their weapons of mass destruction.
After the war, Nena is "standing pretty, in this dust that was a city.""99 Red Balloons", Nena The Cold War Era, gave way to much hysteria about what "they" were doing, when "they" would attack, and how "they" would attack.
The 1964 World's Fair was attended by both members of They Might Be Giants and represents confusion.
The phrase painted on the bridge ("I don't want the world, I just want your half") was not actually found on a bridge, although fans did make this into a popular graffiti.
I'm unsure if he knew her already, or if he really got her number off the wall.