Candy shop killer with a girl's dress on
Recycled by the army now his mind is gone
Kerosene by Sacco 4

This may be a reference to the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that many veterans experience upon being released from active duty. The fact that he’s a cross-dressing killer may allude to the psychosis that may arise after killing for your country, the army’s tactic of dehumanizing murder, and the urge to continue killing even when outside of military jurisdiction.

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And if you were to ask me
After all that we've been through
"Still believe in magic?"
Well yes, I do
Oh yes, I do
Oh yes, I do
Of course I do
Magic by Coldplay

Reaffirming the major theme of the song, Martin notes that even through all the shitstorms, he still maintains his faith in the relationship and their future. Fighting is a completely normal part of every relationship can actually help build trust in the long run.

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Call it magic, cut me into two
And with all your magic, I disappear from view
Magic by Coldplay

Of course, he doesn’t literally disappear from view, but rather his own problems and needs are made less important to him because he’s more invested in the comfort and emotional preservation of his lover. It’s self-sacrificial, chivalrous, and the result of a formidable bond between two people.

‘Cut me in two’ refers to the old magician trick of appearing to saw one person in two pieces:

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Call it magic, call it true
I call it magic when I'm with you
And I just got broken, broken into two
Still I call it magic, when I'm next to you
Magic by Coldplay

Vocalist Chris Martin notes that even when he feels emotionally drained and “broken” by fights and miscommunications with a lover, the chemistry between them never falters; and it’s way better than being alone. This is a similar concept to that seen in George Jones‘ “Even the Bad Times Are Good”:

I wouldn’t change one thing about you
If I knew that I could
Yes, even the bad times are good

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And buying all his liquor with the offering Kerosene by Sacco 4

The “offering” here refers to the donations made by church-goers during each mass. There have been numerous cases of embezzlement of church funds by pastors and church executives ever since religion began, and here Sacco use this trend as an extended metaphor for furthering one’s own wants/needs at the expense of others.

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Pentecostal preacher in a backyard barn
Daddy's drinking whiskey from a mason jar
Kerosene by Sacco 4

The phrasing of this first stanza definitely evokes southern imagery — overly enthusiastic preachers and self-medicating with homemade whiskey. Maybe Sacco have been watching a lot of True Detective lately.

http://youtu.be/_RfUj09pWfM?t=11s

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Life to me is easy
People make it complicated
Brand New by Pharrell Williams (Ft. Justin Timberlake)

Of course life is easy for Pharrell; being the producer and singer behind countless chart-topping hits and an entrepreneur in his own right, not much bothers him until outsiders step in to create negativity (we’re looking at you, Marvin Gaye!).

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Jumpin' 'round in your bag
Jumpin' 'round in your bag
Brand New by Pharrell Williams (Ft. Justin Timberlake)

Another way of saying that this girl has JT and Pharrell in the palm of her hand. Like an accessory in her purse, they bounce around, just happy to be with her. There’s also a dual meaning referring to sex, given the slang term “bag” is oft-used to refer to a vagina.

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So I just wanna say
Thank you for this day
Cause it is so good
Brand New by Pharrell Williams (Ft. Justin Timberlake)

The phrasing here seems to resemble that of a common prayer:

Dear Lord,
Thank you for this day.
Hold my hand and give me courage
to carry the cross You have chosen for me.

However, Pharrell and JT here detach any religious meaning from the phrase and make it more of a point of worship about a girl rather than a god. This theme of woman-worship and chivarly is a motif especially throughout Justin Timberlake’s work, as is seen on his collaboration with Hova.

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A winner never quits
A quitter never wins
Brand New by Pharrell Williams (Ft. Justin Timberlake)

Someone who gets an opportunity at something so amazing in life shouldn’t give up on it, they shouldn’t leave or quit.

In this case he’s talking about his wife, shes like a trophy to him, that he has worked hard for and he doesn’t want to quit.

If he was a quitter, and he gave up on their relationship in the past he wouldn’t be able to say that he’s a winner today.

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