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Literary allusions in songs

 
14-01-2008 01:48 kate20073  
 
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Some modern songs that at have lyrics that allude to novels, plays, movies, or anything!
The Cure has a ton, but i need more.

Even movies with themes or lines that are allusions would work too!

please help!

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14-01-2008 13:20 funkyseaweed 
funkyseaweed
 
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Suede - Obsessions refers to Camus and Brett Easton Ellis.
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's references the film.

It's really hard to find songs that reference books. I guess reading just isn't cool these days...

Maximo Park have a song called Russian Literature, doesn't explicitly mention any books but I presume it's a Russian Literature class.

14-01-2008 20:01 carole 
carole
 
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u can probably find a lot here (wikipedia list of songs that retell works of literature).

otherwise, off the top of my head, the Blink 182 "I miss you" song features a reference to Jack and Sally from the Tim Burton movie "Nightmare before xmas".


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