14 Meanings Behind Commonly Misunderstood Songs

Who would have guessed a Maroon 5 song would have any hidden meaning?
14 Meanings Behind Commonly Misunderstood Songs

We can hear a song hundreds of times without the slightest understanding of what it's actually about. However, if you're considering making R.E.M.'s “The One I Love" we beg you to read below…

Harder to Breathe by Maroon 5 It may seem like a relationship song, but it's actually about the band feeling suffocated by their record label who was making them write more songs. It paid off. CRACKED.COM

Source: MTV

Closing Time by Semisonic Although the song seems to clearly be about leaving a bar, it's actually a metaphor for being born, in anticipation for frontman Dan Wilson's upcoming fatherhood. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

One Way or Another by Blondie The obsessive love song is more obsessive than it seems on the surface. Debbie Harry penned the song after being stalked by a nutjob. CRACKED.COM

Source: EW

Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen The song has a long history of being used in a patriotic fashion, despite it being about the difficult experiences of a Vietnam veteran returning home. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR


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