10 Most Commonly Misinterpreted Songs (Part 2)

1. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Album: Californiacation (1999)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, Chad Smith.

What People Think It’s About: Drug addiction.

What It’s Actually About: Self harm.

RHCP’s “Under The Bridge”, is another commonly misinterpreted song. It’s about drug addiction, but is confused regularly about homelessness.

2. Glycerine – Bush.

Album: Sixteen Stone (1994)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Gavin Rossdale

What People Think It’s About: Significant other committing suicide.

What It’s Actually About: The corrupted British government.

3. She Talks To Angels – The Black Crowes.

Album: Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

Genre: Rock

Written by: Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson.

What People Think It’s About: Mental illness.

What It’s Actually About: A church going hypocrite.

4. Push – Matchbox 20.

Album: Yourself Or Someone Like You (1996)

Genre: Pop Rock

Written by: Rob Thomas

What People Think It’s About: Matchbox 20 wanting to boss the producers and fans around, implying they are superior to everyone and should rule the world.

What It’s Actually About: Bossy dominating partners who mistreat their significant others, leaving them in an abusive and unhealthy relationship.

5. Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance.

Album: The Black Parade (2006)

Genre: Emo-alternative

Written by: Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Frank Iero, Ray Toro, Bob Bryar.

What People Think It’s About: Depression.

What It’s Actually About: Cancer.

6. Wicked Garden – Stone Temple Pilots.

Album: Core (1992)

Genre: Hard Rock

Written by: Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz.

What People Think It’s About: Opening up and not being afraid of being your true self. Not living any secrets or lies, with no fear of being judged.

What It’s Actually About: Sex.

7. Semi Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind.

Album: Third Eye Blind (1997)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Stephan Jenkins, Kevin Cadogan.

What People It’s About: Having a fun, happy time.

What It’s Actually About: Wanting to die.

8. Through Glass – Stone Sour.

Album: Come Whatever May (2006)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Corey Taylor

What People Think It’s About: Insanity.

What It’s Actually About: An approach to making new, modern music.

9. Zombie – The Cranberries.

Album: No Need To Argue (1994)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Dolores O’ Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler.

What People Think It’s About: Child abuse.

What It’s Actually About: The Irish war against England.

10. More Than Words – Extreme.

Album: Extreme (2001)

Genre: Pop

Written by: Gary Cherone

What People Think It’s About: Love.

What It’s Actually About: Lust.

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