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 JPK

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