17 Songs With A Story That Will Tear At Your Heartstrings, Creep You Out Or Lift Your Spirits

17 Songs With A Story That Will Tear At Your Heartstrings, Creep You Out Or Lift Your Spirits

Whether they have set beginnings, middles, and ends or they allude to something bigger going down, here are 17 songs that tell a story.
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Have you ever had that moment when you listen, really listen, to the lyrics of a song that you thought you've loved for a long time, only to discover it had some deeper meaning or story behind its lyrics? Those moments are the best. Now, with the some of these songs you can't help but understand the exact thing that the singer was trying to convey. Nevertheless, they are worthy. Whether they have set beginnings, middles and ends or they allude to something bigger going down, here are 17 songs that tell a story.


1. "Dirty Paws" by Of Monsters and Men

"They had a pet dragonfly

The dragonfly, it ran away
But it came back with a story to say."

This mellow tune by Of Monsters and Men is actually a whimsical ballad about a war between forest creatures.

2. "Keep On Keeping On" by Travie McCoy ft. Brendon Urie


"He spent most of his youth with his head down,
Chuby, fugly, awkward walk,
And not much of a talker."

A young boy with a rough life grows up to be successful in, with his wings serving as a powerful metaphor for moving past difficulties.

3. "Hotel California" by The Eagles

"Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

"

This classic favorite is actually a creepy tale about the experience of a man that checks into a haunted hotel.

4. "The Zombie Song" by Stephany Mabey

"Our love story,
Could be kinda gory
ar from boring
We'd meet at a post-apocalypse"

This cutesy tune is a zombie girl's promise to her crush who, spoiler alert, isn't exactly dead... yet.

5. "Hero of War" by Rise Against



"He said son, have you seen the world?
Well, what would you say if I said that you could
Just carry this gun, you'll even get paid


I said that sounds pretty good"Here is the emotional plight of a soldier who didn't know what he was getting into.

6. "Forever and Always" by Parachute

"She's sitting at the table
The hour's getting later
He was supposed to be here
She's sure he would've called.


"

A girl expecting her love instead gets the worst news of her life. To be honest, I cried the first time I heard this song.

7. "Stan" Eminem

"Dear Slim, I wrote you but still ain't callin'
I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom
I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got 'em
There probably was a problem at the post office or somethin'


"

A dedicated fan writes letters to his idol, growing increasingly agitated until one day... he snaps.

8. "Partners in Crime" by Set It Off ft. Ash Costello


"This, the tale of reckless love
Living a life of crime on the run
A brush to a gun
We paint these states green... and red."

A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde make their final stand.

9. "Sk8ter Boi" by Avril Lavigne


"He was a boy,
She was a girl,
Can I make it any more obvious?"



This is a punky passive-aggressive tune aimed at a girl that turns up her nose at a boy who didn't quite meet her standards.

10. "Terrible Things" by Mayday Parade


"By the time I was your age, I'd give anything,
To fall in love truly was all I could think
That's when I met your mother, the girl of my dreams

In this sad tune, the narrator is a father telling his young son why falling in love isn't worth the heartbreak.

11. "Bruises" by Train ft. Ashley Monroe


"Haven't seen you since high school,

Good to see you're still beautiful,
Gravity hasn't started to pull
Quite yet, I bet you're rich as hell."

Two old friends meet up again, catching up and possible rekindling something...

12. "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur

"I met you in the dark, you lit me up
You made me feel as though I was enough
We danced the night away, we drank too much
I held your hair back when, you were throwing up


"

This soulful ballad features a lovestruck narrator recounting the story of meeting the love of his life.

13. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

"To the left, to the left,
Everything you own in a box to the left,
In the closet, that's my stuff,
If I bought it, please don't touch."



This is a sassy farewell from a woman to her new ex.

14. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson


"It's close to midnight,
And something evil's lurking in the dark.
Under the moonlight,
You see a sight that almost stops your heart."

This classic chronicles the frightening plight of a protagonist being pursued by horrifying monsters.

15. "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega

"I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner"

This song is about a woman's uneventful day at the diner. Fans of Fall Out Boy's "Centuries" will recognize the line they sampled from this song.

16. "Crying Game" by Cady Groves


"Woke up to snow, it's Christmas again,
But you're still not home, got thrown in the pen
And I'm six years old, sitting there thinking,
'Why am I always alone?'"

Cady Groves recounts her childhood and various family experiences in her pseudo-cheerful song.

17. "Kim" by Eminem


"Aw look at daddy's baby girl
That's daddy baby
Little sleepy head
Yesterday I changed your diaper"

This violent ballad is based on the relationship between Eminem and his ex-wife Kim, and, well... don't listen to it with kids around.


Cover Image Credit: Cory Schadt

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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18 Types Of Mini-Golfers You Come Across On An 18-Hole Course

Which type of mini-golfer are YOU?

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Mini-golf: A fun activity that has been around since 1916. We have all played mini-golf before and have probably played a variety of courses over the year. The one thing you might not always realize is the players around you. Next time you go mini-golfing take a look at those playing around you and see if you can find these 18 types of players. Even see which of these mini-golfers you fit!

The professional golfer.

This is the golfer who always has to look at the hole, line up his shot every time, and takes the rules seriously such as adding a stroke when the ball goes out of bounds. I mean it's mini-golf, you don't need to line up ALL your shots.

The driver.

This is the golfer who drives the ball as if he was on an actual golf course. It's one thing if you have a power swing, but this person typically drives the ball purposefully.

The obnoxious one.

This is the golfer who is just wild and all over the place. They make such a big deal out of every play, might make irrelevant comments, etc. It's just unnecessary.

The cheerleader.

This is the person who is constantly cheering others on. Even if it's a bad play they'll say "awe, it's o.k! You still got this!"

The family with the annoying kids.

This is the family where the parents don't know how to control their kids. This is where the kids will go to the next hole before their parents, destroy some of the property, or even interfere with other people golfing.

The family that tries to act like a family.

This is the family that you can clearly see is just acting like a family. It could be as simple as a family that seems tense and is just playing together to a family where the dad and kids are playing while the mom just walks around with them filing her nails.

The group of 8+.

This is the group that holds EVERYONE up. They don't care if there are 8+ balls on one hole at a time. If you are this group, please let people behind you go ahead.

The inseparable couple.

This is the couple that is all over each other. They're constantly kissing if they aren't playing or they are taking pictures of each other.

The teenage girls.

These are the girls acting all innocent and taking selfies while playing while their parents sit near the entrance for them. It's the only thing they can do without parent supervision.

The oldie.

This is literally a grandma or grandpa who is naturally just slow. They are so adorable, but it'll take a good 2 hours to play a full 18 holes with them because of how slow they move.

The smokers.

These are the people smoking cigs or cigars while playing. Let's just hope they aren't smoking around kids and put their butts in the little buckets at each hole.

The slow pokes.

These are the golfers that just take forever. If you are a slow poke please be considerate of those behind you and let them go ahead of you.

The competitive one.

This is the one who is constantly up in your face about how they're going to win. They are the ones who can't just enjoy a game of mini-golf.

The out of bounder.

This is the golfer who constantly hits the ball out of bounds. At that rate you don't even give them a penalty stroke because they'd be up to 10+ on one hole.

The goofball.

This is the person who just acts silly. They could be the ones using a child's size putter or balancing on different rocks or stumps on the course.

The clueless one.

This is the one who never realizes what hole their on, when it's their turn, or what they are even doing.

The scorekeeper.

This is the golfer who takes keeping score seriously. Or this could just be the person who naturally always keeps score when you go mini-golfing.

The normal couple (or group).

These are the people we all love. It's the people who like some friendly competition, but don't goof around. They move from hole to hole at a good pace and keep to themselves. They also are cognizant of those around them. These are the mini-golfers we all love and should strive to be.

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