Songs you love, but hate the lyrics/message... →
[More:]One that immediately jumps out for me is Public Enemy's "Fight the Power"
. Most everything in the song simply kills - the badass beat, the intensity, the overall message. But it irks me that Chuck D, as smart as he is, didn't have the foresight to change the lyrics:
Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Motherfuck him and John Wayne
Assuming he was referring to Elvis' infamous false quote
, it wouldn't have been too hard for him to learn that Elvis was anything but a racist, even in the pre-Snopes era.
Chuck later distanced himself from the "racist" line, but I think he still uses them live. The song forever remains the same.