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“Home”

Glasser | 2010

Through a mere four lines long, Glasser's Cameron Mesirow packs a big idea into the lyrics of her debut single. "'Home' is about being scared of trusting things that I need to depend on," she said. "I move around a lot, and so home is merely a concept of comfort." She followed the album with a companion film, A Flaw in the Flat Screen, inw hich she did interpretive dances to parts of her songs.

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“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

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