When a song writer is looking to pen their next masterpiece, they need inspiration. Inspiration for song lyrics can come from an infinite number of places, but sometimes the “unknown” origin of the lyrics is the best part and keeps fans guessing. Sometimes there can be a deeper meaning hidden behind a catchy chorus, and sometimes not.
Some songs are misinterpreted because people don’t bother to read the lyrics and are caught up in the music, while others can be misunderstood because people read too much into those lyrics and come up with some crazy theories about what they mean. This list will feature 10 songs whose actual meanings are much different than what is popularly believed.
10. “Semi-Charmed Life” – Third Eye Blind
The upbeat nature and tone of the song, along with the heavily edited radio cut that most people hear has made many people miss out on the sneaky hidden message in the song. The song may seem like an easygoing pop tune, but it actually has some deep and dark undertones, namely all the hidden drug references that hint towards crystal meth addiction. Despite this, the song is still constantly rated one of the best songs of the ’90s, even though most people don’t know what it is really about!