Thursday, March 5, 2015

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

Warning: this may or may not ruin some songs for you.

"Semi-Charmed Life" - Third Eye Blind

"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.

Telltale lyrics:

"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

"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."

Telltale lyrics:

"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

"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.

Telltale lyric:

"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

"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.

Telltale lyric:

"Closing time

Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

Closing time

This room won't be open till your brothers or your sisters come."

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