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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Entry by Conor O'Brien

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

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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

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Entry by gicusudoru

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

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Entry by Matt Lovell

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

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Entry by Rob_Otto

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

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19 Songs You Didn’t Realize Have Weird Hidden Meanings

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Entry by Andrea Meno

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

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Entry by gicusudoru

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

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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

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Entry by gicusudoru

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

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Entry by Kevin King

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

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Entry by Lolly~

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

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

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

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Entry by Kevin King

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

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Entry by PedroH

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

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Entry by John Sherwood

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

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Entry by Kevin King

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

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Entry by Andrea Meno

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

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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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