So many people listen to songs and turn them into something they aren’t. We’re selfish – we make everything, even music, personal. Whether it’s a shitty love song that you lost your virginity to or a pop ballad you put on when you want to cry, more often than not you have no idea of the actual meaning behind the song you’re listening to.
Here are some of the most common songs with misconstrued meanings.
We all love friends, except for when they use a song out of context. Your senior prom or high school graduation probably played this song out. It’s not a happy one. It’s a big “fuck you” to all of the club owners and grunge kids who considered them sellouts.
You know, the song Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough danced to in tribute to her father? Not a cute song. It’s about a stalker.
It’s not a catchy pop song about your middle school troubles. It’s a catchy pop song about an addiction to crystal meth.
Ah, the classic bar staple. You know, the one they play at the end of the night while you’re fighting the bartender for one more round. Not actually about a closing time. It’s about the dude’s impending fatherhood. ?
It’s actually about African Americans dealing with Jim Crow racism in the 60’s. Black bird. Get it.
Stop relating it to your shitty freshman year, bc it’s about abortion. So is the Goo Goo Dolls “Slide.” So is Ben Folds’ “Brick.” Yikes.