Can't Fight The Moonlight

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Can't Fight The Moonlight

Postby Nech » Fri Jan 6, 8:48 2017

Does seem rapey to anyone else? I don't think before this week I've really listened to the song (and not for over a decade at the very least). Was this just a late 90's early 2000's theme I never noticed?
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Re: Can't Fight The Moonlight

Postby kitkatkar » Fri Jan 6, 10:53 2017

Here is the lyrics

Under a lovers' sky
Gonna be with you
And no one's gonna be around
If you think that you won't fall
Well just wait until
Til the sun goes down
Underneath the starlight, starlight
There's a magical feeling, so right
It'll steal your heart tonight
You can try to resist
Try to hide from my kiss

But you know
But you know that you can't fight the moonlight
Deep in the dark
You'll surrender your heart
But you know
But you know that you can't fight the moonlight
No, you can't fight it

It's gonna get to your heart
There's no escape from love
Once a gentle breeze
Weaves it's spell upon your heart
No matter what you think
It won't be too long

Til your in my arms
Underneath the starlight, starlight
We'll be lost in the rhythm, so right
Feel it steal your heart tonight

Can be about rape but it definitely sounds like a consent issue.
And it did mention nonconsensual kissing, so I'll say sexual assault.

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You reminded of this other song.
Baby It's Cold Outside (Old version) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=009kRJKf9rg
Baby It's Cold Outside (New consent version :P) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amK4U4pCTB8

Orig Lyrics -
I really can't stay (but baby, it's cold outside)
I've got to go away (but baby, it's cold outside)
This evening has been (been hoping that you'd drop in)
So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (beautiful what's your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I'd better scurry (beautiful please don't hurry)
But maybe just a half a drink more (put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (baby, it's bad out there)
Say what's in this drink? (no cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (i'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I ought to say, no, no, no sir (mind if I move in closer?)
At least I'm gonna say that I tried (what's the sense in hurtin' my pride?)
I really can't stay (oh baby don't hold out)
But baby, it's cold outside
I simply must go (but baby, it's cold outside)
The answer is no (but baby, it's cold outside)
Your welcome has been (how lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (look out the window at this dawn)
My sister will be suspicious (gosh your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (waves upon the tropical shore)
My maiden aunts mind is vicious (gosh your lips are delicious)
But maybe just a cigarette more (never such a blizzard before)
I've gotta get home(but baby, you'd freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat(it's up to your knees out there)
You've really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
But don't you see? (how can you do this thing to me?)
There's bound to be talk tomorrow (think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (if you got pnuemonia and died)
I really can't stay (get over that old out)
Baby, it's cold
Baby, it's cold outside

This entire song has major consent issues. This song is a huge hit too.

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Re: Can't Fight The Moonlight

Postby Aum » Fri Jan 6, 12:12 2017

Sounds more like he's describing irresistible lust than rape, but that's just me.
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