Warning: this may or may not ruin some songs for you.
"Semi-Charmed Life" - Third Eye Blind
The upbeat nature of the song and the heavily edited radio cut has made many people miss out on the sneaky hidden message in the song - namely all the hidden drug references that hint towards crystal meth addiction.
"The sky was gold, it was rose
I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish I could get back there, someplace back there
Smiling in the pictures you would take
Doing crystal meth, will lift you up until you break."
"Every Breath You Take" - The Police
Think this is a classic love song? Think again - essentially the song is about a possessive and controlling stalker. Even Sting himself has called the song "very sinister" and "ugly."
"Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you."
"Slide" - Goo Goo Dolls
Once again this sounds like a love song - but actually isn't. According to frontman John Rzeznik "Slide" is about a teenage girl, raised in a Catholic environment, who has become pregnant. The girl and her boyfriend are debating about having an abortion or getting married.
"Don't you love the life you killed?
The priest is on the phone
Your father hit the wall
Your ma disowned you."
"Closing Time" - Semisonic
It's blared out of many pubs and clubs to signify - you got it - that they're closing, but the song is really about singer Dan Wilson's impending fatherhood. Wilson disguised the real meaning, as he knew his bandmates would get sick of playing a song about his children.
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
This room won't be open till your brothers or your sisters come."