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Rod Stewart - "Foolish Behaviour"

Can I introduce myself

I'm a man of panache and wealth

Sound in mind, body, soul and health

Why I wanna kill my wife

I have the urge to take her life

Been planing for years to get rid of her

Not divorce I really do mean to kill her

She's so full of useless information and trivia

That's why I wanna kill my wife

I have a duty to take her life

Her stupid friends get right up my nose

They all wear annoyingly sensible clothes

They're all so bleeding grandiose,

You know why I should kill her friends

They're all driving Mercedes Benz.

He'll escape down into Mexico

Sell the house and find a nice young girl

He'll laugh and sing and he won't work anymore.

Should I string her up or strangle her in bed

Suffocate that little venomous head

Or perhaps I'll just whip her to death

Listen do me a favor kill my wife

Do it for mankind take her life

Or should I act quite cold and deliberate

Or maybe blow out her brains with a bullet

They'll think suicide they won't know who done it

I'm gonna kill my wife I'm really gonna take her life.

He'll escape down into Mexico

Sell the house and find a nice young girl

He'll laugh and sing and he won't work anymore

The moment of truth has come

I'm at the point of no return

I've got my hands locked round her throat

I'm about to kill my wife

Don't stop me now I'm gonna take her life

Too late now I'm gonna kill my wife

Can't help myself I'm gonna take her life

Telephone rang and he woke from his sleep

His wife snoring soundly next to him

It was all a very nasty dream

ALICE COOPER - "Dead Babies"

Little Betty ate a pound of aspirin

She got them from the shelf upon the wall

Betty's mommy wasn't there to save her

She didn't hear, hear her little baby call

Dead babies can't take care of themselves

Dead babies can't take things off the shelf

Well, we didn't want you anyway

Lalala-lalalalalala-la

Daddy is an agrophile in Texas

Mommy's on the bar most every night

Little Betty's sleeping in the graveyard

Living there in burgundy and white

Dead babies can't take care of themselves

Dead babies can't take things off the shelf

Well, we didn't love you anyway

Lalala-lalalalalala-la

Goodbye little Betty

Goodbye little Betty

So long little Betty

So long little Betty

Betty, so long

Dead babies can't take care of themselves

Dead babies can't take things off the shelf

Well, we didn't need you anyway

Lalala-lalalalalala-la

Goodbye little Betty

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these were banned for a while after the 9-11 attacks

see http://ericnuzum.com/banned/ for great information on censorship from 1950-the present.

Drowning Pool "Bodies"

Mudvayne "Death Blooms"

Megadeth "Dread and the Fugitive"

Megadeth "Sweating Bullets"

Saliva "Click Click Boom"

P.O.D. "Boom"

Metallica "Seek and Destroy"

Metallica "Harvester or Sorrow"

Metallica "Enter Sandman"

Metallica "Fade to Black"

Rage Against The Machine All songs

Nine Inch Nails "Head Like a Hole"

Godsmack "Bad Religion"

Tool "Intolerance"

Soundgarden "Blow Up the Outside World"

AC/DC "Shot Down in Flames"

AC/DC "Shoot to Thrill"

AC/DC "Dirty Deeds"

AC/DC "Highway to Hell"

AC/DC "Safe in New York City"

AC/DC

"TNT"

AC/DC "Hell's Bells"

Black Sabbath "War Pigs"

Black Sabbath "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

Black Sabbath "Suicide Solution"

Dio "Holy Diver"

Steve Miller "Jet Airliner"

Van Halen "Jump"

Queen "Another One Bites the Dust"

Queen "Killer Queen"

Pat Benatar "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"

Pat Benatar "Love is a Battlefield"

Oingo Boingo "Dead Man's Party"

REM "It's the End of the World as We Know It"

Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"

Judas Priest "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"

Pink Floyd "Run Like Hell"

Pink Floyd "Mother"

Savage Garden "Crash and Burn"

Dave Matthews Band "Crash Into Me"

Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian"

Pretenders "My City Was Gone"

Alanis Morissette "Ironic"

Barenaked Ladies

"Falling for the First Time"

Fuel "Bad Day"

John Parr "St. Elmo's Fire"

Peter Gabriel "When You're Falling"

Kansas "Dust in the Wind"

Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven"

The Beatles "A Day in the Life"

The Beatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

The Beatles "Ticket To Ride"

The Beatles "Obla Di, Obla Da"

Bob Dylan/Guns N Roses "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

Arthur Brown "Fire"

Blue Oyster Cult "Burnin' For You"

Paul McCartney and Wings "Live and Let Die"

Jimmy Hendrix (sic) "Hey Joe"

Jackson Brown

"Doctor My Eyes"

John Mellencamp "Crumbling Down"

John Mellencamp "I'm On Fire"

U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

Boston "Smokin"

Billy Joel "Only the Good Die Young"

Barry McGuire "Eve of Destruction"

Steam "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey"

Drifters "On Broadway"

Shelly Fabares "Johnny Angel"

Los Bravos "Black is Black"

Peter and Gordon "I Go To Pieces"

Peter and Gordon "A World Without Love"

Elvis Presley "(You're the) Devil in Disguise"

Zombies "She's Not There"

Elton John "Benny & The Jets"

Elton John "Daniel"

Elton John "Rocket Man"

Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire"

Santana "Evil Ways"

Louis Armstrong "What A Wonderful World"

Youngbloods "Get Together"

Ad Libs "The Boy from New York City"

Peter Paul and Mary "Blowin' in the Wind"

Peter Paul and Mary "Leavin' on a Jet Plane"

Rolling Stones "Ruby Tuesday"

Simon And Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Happenings "See You in Septemeber"

Carole King "I Feel the Earth Move"

Yager and Evans "In the Year 2525"

Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky"

Brooklyn Bridge "Worst That Could Happen"

Three Degrees "When Will I See You Again"

Cat Stevens "Peace Train"

Cat Stevens "Morning Has Broken"

Jan and Dean "Dead Man's Curve"

Martha & the Vandellas "Nowhere to Run"

Martha and the Vandellas/Van Halen "Dancing in the Streets"

Hollies "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"

Sam Cooke Herman Hermits "Wonder World"

Petula Clark "A Sign of the Times"

Don McLean "American Pie"

J. Frank Wilson "Last Kiss"

Buddy Holly and the Crickets "That'll Be the Day"

John Lennon "Imagine"

Bobby Darin "Mack the Knife"

The Clash "Rock the Casbah"

Surfaris "Wipeout"

Blood Sweat and Tears "And When I Die"

Dave Clark Five "Bits and Pieces"

Trammps "Disco Inferno"

Paper Lace "The Night Chicago Died"

Frank Sinatra "New York, New York"

Creedence Clearwater Revival "Travelin' Band"

The Gap Band "You Dropped a Bomb On Me"

Alien Ant Farm "Smooth Criminal"

3 Doors Down "Duck and Run"

The Doors "The End"

Third Eye Blind "Jumper"

Neil Diamond "America"

Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away"

Tom Petty "Free Fallin'"

Bruce Springsteen "I'm On Fire"

Bruce Springsteen "Goin' Down"

Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight"

Alice in Chains "Rooster"

Alice in Chains "Sea of Sorrow"

Alice in Chains "Down in a Hole"

Alice in Chains "Them Bone"

Beastie Boys "Sure Shot"

Beastie Boys "Sabotage"

The Cult "Fire Woman"

Everclear "Santa Monica"

Filter "Hey Man, Nice Shot"

Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly"

Korn "Falling Away From Me"

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Aeroplane"

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge"

Smashing Pumpkins "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"

System of a Down "Chop Suey!"

Skeeter Davis "End of the World"

Ricky Nelson "Travelin' Man"

Chi-Lites "Have You Seen Her"

Animals "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"

Fontella Bass "Rescue Me"

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels "Devil with the Blue Dress"

James Taylor "Fire and Rain"

Edwin Starr/Bruce Springsteen "War"

Lynyrd Skynyrd "Tuesday's Gone"

Limp Bizkit "Break Stuff"

Green Day "Brain Stew"

Temple of the Dog "Say Hello to Heaven"

Sugar Ray "Fly"

Local H "Bound for the Floor"

Slipknot "Left Behind"

Slipknot "Wait and Bleed"

Bush "Speed Kills"

311 "Down"

Stone Temple Pilots "Big Bang Baby"

Stone Temple Pilots "Dead and Bloated"

Soundgarden "Fell on Black Days"

Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun"

Nina (sic) "99 Luft Balloons/99 Red Balloons"

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Well, I don't think it was a thing where the FCC said "don't play these songs" I think it was just that people in the US (New York, mainly) were depressed about the whole event, and didn't want to listen to "depressing" music, which much of that list is (most of them deal with death). So the radios didn't play what listeners didn't want to hear.

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it's crazy though - many of the songs just have vague references to death! death is part of life, there's no point in sticking your head in the sand and trying to hide from reality! i can understand a few of the songs, even if i don't agree with the whole concept, but 'killer queen'?! :stars: :doh:

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The Beatles "Obla Di, Obla Da" - can't figure that one out.

Alanis’ “Ironic†has a plane crash reference.

“Dancing In The Streets†could be referencing the videos of some Muslims celebrating the attacks.

Everything else seems to be in some way referencing death, crashes, planes, missing people, jumping, falling and destruction. But 90% of them aren't obvious - people wouldn't think that way of these songs unless it was pointed out.

The ones that really get me are "Imagine" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - two classic songs of comfort. I can maybe see "Imagine", since it talks about religion. But still...

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Ok, another one:

Medicine Jar~Wings.

"What's wrong with you?

I wish I knew

You say time and tell

I hope that's true

There's more to life than blues and reds

I say, I know how you feel,

Now your friends are dead.

Dead on your feet, you won't get far

If you keep on sticking your hand

In the medicine jar.

Now don't give up

Whatever you do

You say time will tell

I hope that's true

If you go down and lose your head

I say, I know how you feel

Now your friends are dead.

Dead on your feet, you won't get far

If you keep on sticking your hand

In the medicine jar.

Dead on your feet

What can I do?

I can't let go

You say time will heal

But very slow

So don't forget the things you said

I say I know how you feel

Now your friends are dead.

Dead on your feet, you won't get far

If you keep on sticking your hand

In the medicine jar."

(McCulloch)

It's an anti-drug song.

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