One of the great things about music is that we enjoy being able to decipher our own meanings from the songs we listen to. Or maybe we do this because sometimes the actual meaning can be a real let down. Not quite sure what we mean? It turns out that some of our favorite tunes take on a whole new look when we actually listen to the lyrics.

To help illustrate this, we asked our readers to collect some songs that everyone enjoys but probably haven't really listened closely to what's being said. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

Entry by Scott Laffey

The lyrics of the enigmatic 1970 Chicago song 25 Or 6 To 4 has inspired fan theories ranging from drug culture to the supernatural. The lyrics are sim

Entry by Scott Laffey

Before it was showcased as the theme song to The Bee Movie, in ads for credit cards, or in the closing ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics, George

Entry by JPK

Slide the Goo Goo arrt by DOolIs sounDs like a Late 90s generic Jove song. The pop-rock sounded SO safe the song band sung it with EImo episode of o

Entry by JPK

27 Real (Surprising) Stories Behind Huge Songs

Entry by Scott Laffey

The God That Failed is not a hackneyed metal call to Devil worship. Metallica frontman James Hetfield was raised a Christian Scientist, a faith that b

Entry by Scott Laffey

CRACKED.COM Courtney Love claims the hauntingly surreal lyrics of Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box were about her... Vagina. Courtney Love Cobain Follow @Co

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