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“Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak
The dreamy song “Wicked Game” by Chris Issak is not just a love song. It goes much deeper, covering the tragedies of the day to day life of the singer.
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The dreamy song “Wicked Game” by Chris Issak is not just a love song. It goes much deeper, covering the tragedies of the day to day life of the singer.

Love songs are written in many different ways and have many different interpretations. The song “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak is much more than just a love song. 

Released in 1989 on his album, “Heart Shaped World,” it soon became very popular.

In 1990, “Wicked Game” was featured in David Lynch’s film, “Wild at Heart.” This furthermore increased the song’s popularity. After the film was created, a new music video was created for this song and was directed by David Lynch. A year later in 1991, “Wicked Game” won the MTV video music award for best cinematography and was nominated for the video of the year, best male video, and viewer’s choice. 

On the surface, this song may seem to be a love story. However, there is more to it. It is about falling for someone even though you know they are not good for you. 

In real life, sometimes people get addicted to the way others make them feel, and the same goes for this song. In “Wicked Game”, the boy wants the girl even though she is not the best choice for his life. The lyrics, “The world was on fire and no one could save me but you” show how he is manipulated into thinking he does not need anyone but her.

“Wicked Game” is not only just about love. It is about the tragedy of a love story and how the singer deals with the day to day challenges of the world, including self-hate and lack of self-esteem. The singer does not want to fall in love with her because she is no good for him, but he is afraid it may be too late. 

This dreamy, soft rock song can be found on any music platform.

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Grace Weatherly, Staff Writer
Junior 1st year with The Prowler    With this being my first year with The Prowler, I am excited to work on stories and improve on my writing throughout the year. I have always loved writing, and I am glad others will be able to enjoy my writings, too. I love baking, reading, listening to music, and soccer.

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