19 Songs You Didn’t Realize Have Weird Hidden Meanings

Surprisingly, drugs are rarely involved in the composition some of the most famous songs of all time.
19 Songs You Didn’t Realize Have Weird Hidden Meanings

It's easy to hand wave lyrical masterpieces by claiming the writer came up with the song while on drugs. But, if you actually take time to look, some of the most famous songs of all time have some surprising sources of inspiration -- and rarely are hallucinogens involved.

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Under the bridge downtown is where I drew some blood -'Under the Bridge', Red Hot Chili Peppers: The line is about Anthony Kiedis and his Mexican ma
Plain White T's Hey There Delilah Tom Higgenson wrote the soNG about Delilah DiCrescenzo, an athlete he met through a mutual friend. He was sO encha
CRAGKED COM sitting in the am morning A the diner on the corner Lam waiting at the counter For the man to pour the coffee RESTAURANT RESTAURANT TOM'S
CPOLLY NIRIVANA By This brooding classic is based on a news article the band read about a Tacoma woman that was kidnapped from a concert. In order to
The song 'Ana' from Pixies Album Bossanova' is actually an acrostic poem She's my fave U ndressing in the sun R eturn to sea, bye F orgetting Everyone
19 Songs You Didn’t Realize Have Weird Hidden Meanings
Alanis Morisette told the New York Times that Hands Clean is about one of her former relationships. It's a relationship with someone in the music indu
There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact it's all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the Sun. The voices between song
Dolly Parton was inspired to write I Will Always Love You by the end of a professional relationship. Parton started her career as a regular duet par
Don't know much about dancin' CRACKED That's why I got this song One of my legs is shorter than the other N' both my feet's too long Dancin' Fool FRAN
Radiohead's Creep was inspired by the time Thom Yorke stalked a girl at school. When you were here before Couldn't look you in the eye... ...I want
CRACKEDCON COM Twelve o'clock, I gotta rock There's a truck ahead, lights starin' at my eyes Oh my God, no time to turn E got to laugh 'cause E know
CRACKED.COM Pink Floyd's Shine On, You Crazy Diamond was about Syd Barrett, the original vocalist for the band before he descended into madness. S You
Smash Mouth All Star Early in their career, the band started to notice a troubling theme in the letters they were receiving from fans. So they decid
The lyrics for Layla describe Eric Clapton's unrequited love for pattie Boyd, the wife of his close friend George Harrison of The Beatles. Boyd ldiv
The Beatles Sexy Sadie is about a falling out with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the group'is spiritual guru who had allegedly made sexual advances toward
The Beatles She Said She Said The band got the idea for the song while they were high on LSD at an L.A. party. Peter Fonda kept following John Lenno
Responding Quora, Sarah Mclachlan on said that her song Angel is about the Smashing Pumpkins member who died of drug overdose in a hotel. A rush of em
CRACKED.COM R.E.M. Losing my Religion Michael Stipe, the lead vocalist and writer of that song has said it actually has nothing to do with religion, i

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