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fnord 11:41 am MST 12/07/18

The only objection I've ever had to the content of a Jim Steinman song is one line in "Good Girls Go To Heaven," specifically the phrase, "Somebody told me so." I've always found this uncomfortably ambiguous. I realize the line parallels the quote from "A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste," "Tell them your mama said so." Of course, a line like "My mother told me so" in a song about teenage rebellion and debauchery would present a different discomfort factor.

Still, I wonder what Jim could have used instead to create a romantic image in the song. "The angels told me so" fits the meter and the heavenly atmosphere; he could even have alternated it with "The devil told me so" in the following verse, similar to phrasing in other songs like "Cold."

Of course, singing something like, "The voices told me so" would give the song a completely different meaning.



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