27 Surprising Real Stories Behind Famous Songs

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 ...

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Entry by Kevin King

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Entry by Scott Laffey

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Entry by tusk1113

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Entry by luluradebe

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Entry by tusk1113

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Entry by Giovenna

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Entry by Scott Laffey

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Entry by gicusudoru

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Entry by Kalli

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Entry by Jackei Sullen

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Entry by JadeCampbell

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Entry by Giovenna

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Entry by JPK

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Entry by JPK

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Entry by mkad

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Entry by Scott Laffey

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And the winner is ...

Congrats, Scott Laffey. You win money.

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