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What are some songs that have different meanings than you think?

What are some songs that have different meanings than you think?

Some songs have a different meaning than you think. There are plenty of popular songs that are misunderstood by listeners, according to the artists who wrote them. Rihanna’s “S&M” isn’t actually about sex (it’s about her relationship with the media), but Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69” is about sex.

What is the meaning of the song three years from now?

“The song is about her friend dying of a drug overdose, but all this time I thought it was about a failing relationship and breaking up. Boy was I wrong. Lyrics like ‘If someone said three years from now, you’d be long gone’ feel different now.”

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Why is Don McLean’s song ‘the day the music died’ so ambiguous?

They tend to forget that the lyrically dense song references the 1959 plane crash that killed legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson as “the day the music died.” According to The Guardian, Don McLean said in a 2015 interview that the lyrics are intentionally ambiguous. “People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity.

What is the meaning behind Lady Gaga’s song “bluffing”?

Gaga’s too intelligent and creative for that. It is about bluffing, but in life instead of in poker. The songstress has admitted that the lyrics tell of her experience being in a relationship with a man, but really fantasizing about being with a woman at the same time.

What did Bruce Springsteen say about the Vietnam War?

After conservative columnist George Will lauded the song’s chorus as a “grand, cheerful affirmation,” and Ronald Reagan dropped the singer’s name on the campaign trail, Springsteen said that he thought the American people’s need to feel good about the US after the Vietnam War was “gettin’ manipulated and exploited.”

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What is the meaning of Don Henley’s song American Dream?

That sounds like the type of hedonistic message you’d expect from a rock group, but it wasn’t the band’s intention. “It’s basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about,” band member Don Henley told 60 Minutes in 2002.

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