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Pulp, Shakespeare Rock, unreleased (1980)

During the above interview, Jarvis talks about his early lyrics that he wrote as a teenager. Although he isn’t proud of these juvenile lyrics (and they’re by no means as poetic as his later songs), they do relate to Shakespeare. 97 more words


Royal Blood, Better Strangers, Royal Blood (2014)

The title and the line ‘I’m a thousand miles from danger if I make a better stranger of you’ are inspired by the scathing line that Orlando delivers to Jaques in  92 more words


Miss Misery, Elliott Smith, Music from the Motion Picture "Good Will Hunting" (1997)

Elliott sings the title of one of Shakespeare’s early plays:

“It’s a comedy of errors, you see;
It’s about taking a fall’

Like the two sets of twins, the lyrics tackle someone who is separated from the one they love and how they keep their hopes up, much like how Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse hope their brothers are alive and aim to find them: 97 more words


Get Over It, The Eagles, Hell Freezes Over (1994)

‘The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
Let’s kill all the lawyers, kill ’em tonight’

The Eagles take Dick the Butcher’s ever popular line from Henry VI, Part II: 119 more words


Cemetery Gates, The Smiths, The Queen is Dead (1986)

This is Morrissey in all his pretentious glory. The lyrics show the protagonist judging a girl on her literary preferences and on how she mis-quotes Shakespeare. 305 more words