While listening to Baby One More Time (by Britney Spears), I realized that many of its lyrics could easily be applied to Western society.
This analysis is by no means meant to be definitive or complete; it exists purely to make the reader think a bit about what the originator of this node perhaps got a little carried away with.
It should also be said that this interpretation does not necessarily reflect my own views on the subject, nor do I think it's necessarily correct. I'm just pointing out that you can make any song sound like it's secretly about any subject...
Oh baby baby,
// As members of this Western culture, we are all spoon-fed baby infants of the media.
How was I supposed to know,
// No matter how sane our current standing is and how secure we think we are...
that somethin' wasn't right here?
// ...society will throw us a curve ball.
Oh baby baby,
I shouldn't have let you go...
// You need to hold on to what you have...
And now you're out of sight, yeah.
// ...because the greedy capitalists will always be trying to take it away from you.
Show me how you want it to be,
Tell me baby!
// The government claims to want to know how you'd like them to change things...
'cause I need to know now,
// ...and then deny that they are asking just because an election is near.
My loneliness is killing me, (and I)
I must confess I still believe! (still believe!)
// A harsh and lonely existence in this culture; baseless beliefs are all you have to keep yourself going
When I'm not with you I lose my mind,
// Without our Western comforts we are lost. T.V., fast food etc.
Give me a sign,
Hit me baby one more time!
// Get crushed by society and keep coming back for more.
Baby One More Time is track 1 on 'Baby One More Time', an album by Britney Spears, and copyright 1999 by Jive.