22 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think
Well written songs can take on a different meaning as time passes. Many people only enjoy a catchy beat and fail to recognize the depth of the verses. Here are a few songs that are actually puzzling metaphors of the mind.
Born in the U.S.A. | Bruce Springsteen
It’s about how much Bruce loves America and how everyone who doesn’t is a Communist.
Every Breath You Take | The Police
It's about a stalker (well, you knew that).
Hotel California | The Eagles
Is it really about self-destruction and greed in the music industry? Nope. It’s about a lingering fart in the tour van.
Semi-Charmed Life | Third Eyed Blind
The upbeat, catchy tune is all about how much fun doing meth can be with a group of friends.
Lonely is the Night | Billy Squier
At face value, it’s about a rocker who spends his days in front of a crowd and nights alone. Nobody gets him.
In actuality, it’s a joke about how Billy never spent a night alone. In fact, if you were born between 1974 – 1988 there is a 92% chance that he’s your father. Seriously. Go look in the mirror.
Time of Your Life | Green Day
The song is a big joke about how bad the song itself is.
Hey Man, Nice Shot | Filter
Is the song is about the public suicide of Budd Dwyer, a Pennsylvanian State Treasurer? No. It’s about how Courtney Love killed Kurt and 9/11 was an inside job.
Detroit Rock City | KISS
After watching a movie called “Detroit Rock City” the band sat town to pen one of their best tunes about a drunk fan, with mean parents, who misses one of their shows.
Closing Time | Semisonic
It’s not the bar that’s closing… it’s his youth. It’s all of his freedom, hopes and dreams vanishing. Everything being taken away because he didn’t wear a condom.
That’s right, the song is about a man having a baby.
(I Just) Died In Your Arms | Cutting Crew
It's really just about a guy who unexpectedly died in someone's arms (possibly due to their conversation).
Pink House | John Mellencamp
It's a vagina. Think about it.
Here Comes Your Man | Pixies
It's about hobos.