Big business it don’t like you …
“Remember the Time,” Michael Jackson
“Remind Me,” Ella Fitzgerald
“Reminiscing,” Buddy Holly
“Remote Control,” The Clash
“Renaissance Man,” Midnight Oil
“Render Love,” The Choir
“Repatriated,” Handsome Furs
“Repetition,” The Kinks
“Reprisidente,” Swimming Pool Q’s
“Requiem,” M. Ward
“Rescue,” Lucinda Williams
“Rescue Me,” The Alarm
That Lucinda Williams song is a lovely, lovely thing. The lyrics are here.
There’s an old, old joke about Christian-brand pop music that you can just take any regular pop song, capitalize the pronouns and — voila! — you’ve got a CCM hit on your hands. The joke works because so many CCM songs make it sound like Jesus is your boyfriend. And it works because so many regular pop songs make it sound like your boyfriend/girlfriend is divine. “Rescue” would be a very interesting song to give that capitalized pronoun treatment.
Another interesting question about that song and pronouns: Would this work as a love song if we switched every “he” to an “I”? I think it probably would, but that might say more about me than about the song itself.