In this song, Dido sings of "gently drifting" while her contemporaries move on with their lives. However the single singer-songwriter insisted to the Daily Mail November 21, 2008 that this tune is not autobiographical. She said: "I'm not putting my life down in a diary." Dido added that if you try to analyze her by listening to Safe Trip Home, "you'll get in a right old mess. My songs don't work like that."
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."