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Most of the time it's pretty clear what songs are about. The performer really likes, really hates, or really wants something. The thing is, sometimes songwriters use their music to issue a subtle or not-so-subtle smackdown.

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Sweet Home Alabama was a direct rebuttal to Neil Young's songs Alabama and Southern Man which Lynyrd Skynyrd GRADI found denigrating to the Amer
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