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15 Songs That Have a Deeper Meaning than You Realise

A lot of people are unable to understand the depth to which a song goes, and so, they just end up focusing on the tunes. Let’s check out 15 songs that are way more than their catchy tunes.

 

Rihanna, “Love on the Brain

What does it seem when you listen to it: Seems like a love song in which the woman wishes that her lover never stops loving her.

What it actually speaks of: This is a song about a twisted love story related to a woman who is unable to resist the pain of the man who hurt her physically and emotionally.

Lyrics that hit the most: “It beats me black and blue but it fucks me so good. And I can’t get enough.”

 

Outkast, “Hey Ya

What does it seem when you listen to it: It seems like an ultimate dance track, hence, nobody really focuses on the lyrics.

What it actually speaks of: The catchy beats hide a real story of a complicated relationship. In the relationship, the two people are deciding whether they are out of comfortability or love.

Lyrics that hit the most: “So why oh why why oh why are we so in denial, when we know we’re not happy here? Y’all don’t want to hear me, you just want to dance.”

 

The Rolling Stones, “Brown Sugar

What does it seem when you listen to it: Seems like a story of white male who enjoys sex with a black woman.

What it actually speaks of: The song tells about the rape of young female African slaves by the white owners in New Orleans.

Lyrics that hit the most: “Hear him whip the women just around midnight, Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good? Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should.”

 

Hozier, “Cherry Wine

What does it seem when you listen to it: Seems like a sweet love song that talks about a man being infatuated about his lover.

What it actually speaks of: Actually, the song tells a story of a person suffering from physical abuse in a relationship because of love.

Lyrics that hit the most: “The way she tells me I’m hers and she’s mine, open hand or closed fist would be fine. The blood is red and sweet as cherry wine.”

 

Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks

What does it seem when you listen to it: A tune that has such a good beat that people usually are unable to concentrate on the lyrics.

What it actually speaks of: Seems like a monologue of a troubled teenager who is planning a violent and bloody revenge on his peers.

Lyrics that hit the most: “Yeah found a six-shooter gun, in his dad’s closet hidden in a box of fun things. I don’t even know what, but he’s coming for you, yeah he’s coming for you.”

 

Nirvana, “Polly

What does it seem when you listen to it: Seems like a song regarding a Parrot.

What it actually speaks of: It speaks of the relationship between a girl and her rapist who holds her captive, while abusing and raping her. This is based on a real life event.

Lyrics that hit the most: “Polly wants a cracker, maybe she would like more food. She asked me to untie her, a chase would be nice for a few.

 

Sia, “Chandelier

What does it seem when you listen to it: It is easy to be distracted from the actual lyrics because of the song beats, music video as well as switching singing styles.

What it actually speaks of: The song explains about a seemingly happy girl using alcohol and drugs for dealing with her depression and to suppress her fears.

Lyrics that hit the most: “Help me, I’m holding on for dear life. Won’t look down, won’t open my eyes. Keep my glass full until morning light, cause I’m just holding on for tonight.”

 

Ben Folds Five, “Brick

What does it seem when you listen to it: Seems like a sad love song which talks about a breakup between young lovers.

What it actually speaks of: The song tells a story about a young man and his girlfriend, who are getting an abortion in secret and the subsequent feelings of pressure and guilt.

Lyrics that hit the most: “They call her name at 7:30, I pace around the parking lot. Then I walk down to buy her flowers, and sell some gifts that I got.”

 

Aqua, “Barbie Girl

What does it seem when you listen to it: Seems like an innocent song pertaining to Barbie dolls.

What it actually speaks of: The song speaks of women being used as a sex object for pleasing men.

Lyrics that hit the most: “Make me walk, make me talk, do whatever you please. I can act like a star, I can beg on my knees.”

 

Smashing Pumpkins, “Today

What does it seem when you listen to it: The song seems to be about a man who is singing as to how much he loves the present day.

What it actually speaks of: The song is a radio-friendly tune about loving self as life can’t get any worse. The song is full of talk of self-harm and suicide.

Lyrics that hit the most: “I wanted more, than life could ever grant me. Bored by the chore, of saving face.”

 

Ed Sheeran, “The A Team

What does it seem when you listen to it: Seems like a man singing about the things he loves about his girlfriend.

What it actually speaks of: The song speaks about the life of crack addicted prostitute.

Lyrics that hit the most: “And go mad for a couple grams, and she don’t want to go outside tonight. And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland, or sells love to another man.”

 

The Lumineers, “Ho Hey

What does it seem when you listen to it: The song pertains to a wedding, and is a folk song about two people that are perfect for each other.

What it actually speaks of: The entire song is about a guy being in love with his ex and his ex being with someone new.

Lyrics that hit the most: “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart. I don’t think you’re right for him. Look at what it might have been.”

 

Los del Rio, “Macarena

What does it seem when you listen to it: The song was the biggest dance hit years ago and everyone seemed to just mumble along with the chorus.

What it actually speaks of: A girl with a name of Macarena’s boyfriend who goes out of town and the girl cheating on the guy with two of his cute friends.

Lyrics that hit the most: “Now come on, what was I supposed to do? He was out of town and his two friends were so fine. Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena, que tu cuerpo es pa’ darle alegria cosa buena*.”

 

Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3

What does it seem when you listen to it: It seems like an upbeat song which is a story of a messy breakup amongst lovers.

What it actually speaks of: The song is a story about a messier than ever breakup. The man is being manipulated to not leave his relationship as his girlfriend keeps threatening him with suicide. In turn, the guy turns to Xanax for dealing with the pain.

Lyrics that hit the most: “She say I’m insane, yeah, I might blow my brain out. Xanny, help the pain, yeah. Please, Xanny, make it go away.”

 

Hailee Steinfeld, “Love Myself

What does it seem when you listen to it: The songs seems like a feel-good song which speaks about loving yourself for who a person is.

What it actually speaks of: The entire song is about a girl who is masturbating.

Lyrics that hit the most: “I’m gonna touch the pain away, I know how to scream my own name.”

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