“Secretly horrifying” but extremely entertaining.

I don’t make recommendations in my blog very often, but I have fallen head over heels in love with the Shane Ryan’s “Secretly (Or Profoundly) Horrifying Song Lyrics” columns in Paste Magazine.

In the series, Ryan examines pop songs and reveals them to be full of disgusting references and images.

Or just blatantly disturbing lyrics.

But this isn’t a Tipper Gore / explicit content style rant. It’s funny.

Laugh-out-loud, I-wish-I-could-hang-out-with-this-guy funny.

And Ryan doesn’t write about evil, devil-worshipping, heavy metal music — the kind that sports those explicit content labels.

No, he writes about “Dance Hall Days” by Wang Chung, “Art Lover” by The Kinks and “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League.

He exposes the music you hear on the most innocuous oldies radio stations, the songs you sing along with never realizing what the lyrics actually say.

So if you want a good laugh, give this brilliant column a read.

Just be prepared to never listen to those songs in the same way again. (Trust me, it’s worth it!)

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