Category Archives: Song Beneath the Song

Song Beneath the Song: “Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles

At last, the strange last verse of the Beatles’ best song is explained. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Freddie Mercury died 25 years ago today. Here is a look at his most popular, and enigmatic, song. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Darling Nikki” by Prince

Greg Olear has the dirt on Nikki. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” as Tarot Card Reading

To explain the lyrics to “Stairway to Heaven,” Greg Olear looks to his Rider-Waite deck. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms

Twenty years ago, “Hey Jealousy” climbed to #4 on the Billboard charts. A few months later, the man who wrote the song killed himself. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “The Reflex” by Duran Duran

When you finish reading this analysis by Greg Olear, the hidden meaning of “The Reflex” will no longer leave you answered with a ? Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: Xmas Edition

Greg Olear examines the lyrics of some popular holiday favorites. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens

In this recurring feature, Greg Olear offers an analysis of the sublime seventh track on Illinoise. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: American Pie, Bohemian Rhapsody, Norwegian Wood

In which Greg Olear reveals the hidden meanings of three of his favorite songs: “American Pie,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Norwegian Wood” Continue reading

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