What Is Love? and Other Unanswered Song Lyrics

Unanswered Questions within Songs


Since the advent of Bards, words have been sung that have left us with unanswered questions. I have dug into this with research and a questionnaire on social media which really did throw out some interesting and forgotten songs from the last few decades with unanswered questions in the lyrics. Some of these songs did have answers within them, a lot did not.
For some people, not getting an answer to a question posed to them can be very frustrating, hence I have completed some exploration.


The first one, of course, has to be "What Is Love" by Haddaway which adds in even more questions such as "what is right?" and "what is wrong?" the singer of this song, Nestor Alexander Haddaway seems to be rather confused about a lot of things but we still did not get an answer!

Another song, "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash is another unanswered question which sounds like a question about should the singer stay in the band or leave but in an interview, guitarist Mick Jones said "It wasn't about pre-empting leaving the band, it was just a good rocking song" so, still no answers there.

"Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" by Travis also asks "is it because I lied when I was seventeen?". In all honesty, I don't think that is the correct answer to this one as lying does not affect meteorological events. 

"Why Do You Only Call Me When You're High?" by Arctic Monkeys is Alex Turner's song about a girl who won't answer calls or text messages and only calls him back when she has taken drugs. I would answer this question with, she is using you mate!

One song that has a clear answer but a number of people suggested it was "Who The F*** Is Alice?" which is actually a cover of a song written by Smokie in 1976 called "Living Next Door To Alice" and that explains who Alice is, the next door neighbour who is moving out! 

In the song "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" by Paula Cole, she is singing about wanting an old fashion American relationship but her husband just isn't interested anymore.

The last one that I am going to talk about is Barry Mann's 1961 hit song "Who Put The Bomp?" which has a few questions such as "Who put the bomp in the bomp, bah bomp, bah bomp?" and "Who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong?". Both questions are answered within the song and the answer is the guy who wrote the song that made his 'baby fall in love' and 'never part' from him.

There are a few others that were suggested, I shall list them below. 

What becomes of a broken hearted?
Why do fools fall in love?
Are we Human or are we Dancer?
Where is the love?
Why can't you trust me baby?
Don't you want me baby?
Is this the life?
What's love got to do with it?
Why didn't you call me?
Do you know the way to San Jose?
Is this the way to Ammirillo?
How can I live without you?
Do ya think I'm sexy?
Where did you come from Cotton Eyed Joe?
Is it love or food poisoning?
Who are you?
Is it my name?
Who needs the peace corps?
Does anybody love you?
I need to know is this real love or is this just madnes taking control?
Is this the real life or is this just fantasy
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