The hidden meanings behind these popular songs

From cryptic lyrics to urban legends and conspiracy theories, here  are the surprising and sometimes shocking hidden meanings behind some of  the world’s most popular songs.

The Beatles’ ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’

Next time you sing along to this song, remember that it’s all about a preschooler’s artistic expression – not a  mind-bending drug trip.

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’

“Born in the USA” is actually a scathing critique of the Vietnam War and its impact on American society.

Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’

It has earned a place in the pantheon of ’80s pop classics. But did you  know that it was originally written as a vampire love song?

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The song’s production coincided with a difficult time for Wilson, as his  daughter was born prematurely and spent months in the hospital.

Semisonic’s ‘Closing Time’


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