Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

Reinforces the image of the devil being classy and sophisticated, while humans are the ones that have caused these atrocities.

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arthur
March 7th, 2014

since the devil does not exist and is just a character in a good ferry tail the song is just good fictional lyrics with some kick a** rock and roll

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When after all
It was you and me
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

By saying “you and me”, the devil associated all of mankind with his self, proving that they are related. He doesn’t put the blame of the Kennedy’s death on the shooters, but on the character and corruption of all humans.

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I shouted out
"Who killed the Kennedys?"
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

This song was recorded before Robert Kennedy died, so the original line was “Who killed Kennedy?” (referring to JFK). It was changed after Robert’s death.

Keith Richards was asked about this lyric in a 1971 interview with Rolling Stone

RS: “I shouted out, ‘Who killed the Kennedys?’” Does that thing hold for Mick too, or is it more a show-business thing?

Keith: Before, when we were just innocent kids out for a good time, they’re saying, “They’re evil, they’re evil.” Oh, I’m evil, really? So that makes you start thinking about evil…I don’t know how much people think of Mick as the devil or as just a good rock performer, or what? There are black magicians who think we are acting as unknown agents of Lucifer and others who think we are Lucifer

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Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

Since there aren’t many people that were around to see Jesus’s crucifixion, it is easy to guess that the narrator is Satan. What is more difficult to figure out is why he is here, and what he is doing.

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Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

This characterizes Satan as a gentleman, not some savage that tortures people in Hell. He views what he has done to mankind over the years with pride, not contempt. Generally when the devil appears before someone, he does so dressed as a businessman, not the typical horns and pitchfork devil. This does somewhat indicate that the Stones had some “sympathy” for the evil image that Satan had. They seem to believe that it is mankind’s fault for these atrocities, not some outside force.

At the time this song was written, Mick Jagger was involved with Marianne Faithfull. Marianne, very well-read, suggested a novel by Soviet satirist Mikhail Bulgakov “The Master and Margarita,” to Mick. This book is the source for many of the Satanic allusions in the song, as Satan appears as a suave, urbane Professor.

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Feet planted and stand with a grin full of chapped lipstick (SMACK) Amityville by Eminem (Ft. Bizarre)

Lipstick is usually used to represent lying, or covering something up. For example, the idiom “lipstick on a pig” basically refers to bad attempts to make something appear to be something it isn’t. The chapped lipstick shows that this lie is starting to become apparent, and the grin lets us know that he’s up to no good.

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October 21st, 2013

No, putting on lipstick is just how Eminem illustrates how crazy he is. Chapped just shows how not together he is. Em has several times talked about lipstick to make himself look nuttier in one of these little vignettes.

November 15th, 2013

I’m with Coleman. Eminem also uses lipstick as an exemplification of his insanity in the song ‘Bagpipes from Baghdad'
“My signature sound when the tube of lipsticks surround
I’m bound to put it on in an instant, wow, man”

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Oh my God
Susan, wake up, oh God
My Fault by Eminem

Now he really feels awful, since it really is “his fault”.

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You're not dead!! You're NOT dead! My Fault by Eminem

In denial…

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Would you calm down you're starting to scare me My Fault by Eminem

Em’s starting to realize this could be more serious than he thought, but still tries to put it off as nothing.

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"Yo Sue" My Fault by Eminem

He is trying to get her attention, which indicates that she’s tripping already.

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