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Misleading subjects of songs

I currently know of two songs which play on the way women are often described using childish language in songs, revealing only at the end that the song is about an actual child.

Are there any others?

"Save your kisses for me" (Brotherhood of Man) was the first one I encountered; its refrain is used as a regular element in a children-focused music group we attend.


"The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" (Ames Brothers) was mentioned to me by my father once I told him about "Kisses for me".

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oursin
Apr. 7th, 2015 11:52 am (UTC)
Gilbert O'Sullivan's 'Clare', though I think it may be revealed fairly early on that this is addressed to a child.

Edited at 2015-04-07 11:53 am (UTC)
sushidog
Apr. 7th, 2015 01:15 pm (UTC)
Enid, by the Barenaked ladies?
saffenn
Apr. 8th, 2015 09:49 am (UTC)
I think Enid is addressed to a (though arguably older now) teenager. Although the immaturity of the speaker would indicate a younger age, if not for the "I was only fifteen years old" line.
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