Because meshach had the idea of inviting a group of guitar noobs such as myself (and other, less noob-like persons) over for a weekly thursday mutual learning-teaching sort of guitar lesson thing, I happened to have my guitar at D's last thursday, whereupon gustavolacerda started playing it, and played specifically the Extreme ballad "More Than Words" and then nowpicnic stage-whispered over to me "hey, you know this song is basically about how the guy wants her to put out, right?" and I was like "Nooooo!" and iole200 was like "I know, right? that's totally what that song is about" and I was like "Nooooo!" and I was inconsolable.
Except later I related this incident to _tove and she responded immediately with a phrase that inexorably stuck in my head, because it so aptly summarized the contradiction inherent in such a lovely piece of music with such a regrettable interpretation, and it didn't leave my poor head alone until I had scribbled down a overly-pretty ballad with that terrible, perfect phrase forming the chorus.
Em C Em C Oh baby please don't go away Am C G G I know I said some things that I regret Em C Em C You know how much I love you and I want you to stay Am C D D And I promise this time I won't forget, oh G D Am C oh mmm mmm mmm G D Am C oh mmm mmm mmm Em C Em C You say I'm insensitive but I don't think it's true Am C G G 'Cause I feel so strongly about being close to you Em C Em C So before you make your rebuttal Am C D D Please just let me be a bit less subtle, oh G D Am C my darling take off your pants G D Am C oh my love take off your pants etc.
And, you know, somehow I gotta work in there "let's apply for naked-research grants". Doesn't scan that well though.