27 Eyebrow-Arching Facts About Your Favorite Songs

27 Eyebrow-Arching Facts About Your Favorite Songs

Do you listen to song lyrics? No, of course you don't, you big poser. You're happy just banging your head to the banging beats, completely unaware that the song is about, say, banging.

Then again, what a song is saying isn't always clear, no matter how much attention you pay. So we put together a team of musicryptologists (that's totally a thing), who deciphered several chronically misunderstood lyrics for you:

Entry by Edvamp

CRACKED.COM What does SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT mean, exactly? Not even Kurt Cobain was too clear on that. Nirvana's frontman took the song's title from a joke by singer Kathleen Hanna, unaware that Teen Spirit was a deodorant. He thought the phrase was some revolutionary slogan.

Entry by mkad

CRACKEDCON Lady Gaga's POKER FACE isn't about seduction (or playing poker). It's about hiding her bisexuality. No. he can't readmny poker face She has decribed it as pokerfacing with your sexuality -hiding that she was fantasizing about women while having sex with men.

Entry by kpx985

Hall G Oates' RICH GIRL isn't about a girl at all. You can rely on the old man's money' It's about a guy. The spoiled brat in the lyrics was an ex-boyfriend of Daryl Hall's girlfriend. They changed the gender because it sounded better that way.
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