Top Ten Misunderstood SongsAlpha101 These songs are the most misunderstood in history. Note, the meanings of the songs are based on m opinion entirely. if you disagree, feel free to post a comment or contact me explaining why. Hope you enjoy. Thanks!
The Top Ten
This song receives so much negativity, and here is why. The song talks about, "Imagine there's no heaven... No hell, below us... Above us, only sky." Most people, when they here this, thinks that John believes that Christians are bad (the majority of the people complaining are Christians for this very reason), and that he has no respect for them. This is not true. The meaning behind the words, in my opinion, is that John wishes that the whole world either worshipped one religion, or none at all. Which does kind of scream, "ILLUMINATI! " in my opinion, but once you think about it, he's right. What is the one thing that causes 80% of wars, fights, disagreements, scandals, etc. ? It's religion. If the world was like John's vision, most of our sorrows will be gone. The same goes for, "Imagine there's no countries... Imagine no possessions..." This song is a masterpiece, and it deserves to be treated like one. - Alpha101
I had a feeling that this would be number 1. Why do people think that this song is against Christians? - Userguy44
I don't understand why some people think song is an anthem of communism. I don't notice any signs of communism on this song.
I am Christian and this is one of my favorite songs, I don't know how anyone of my religion would be so stupid and idiotic to interpret it that way.
RIP John Lennon
Most people think that the whole song is talking about sex and drugs, but what the song is really about is having fun. Letting lose, going wild, doing whatever you want, it's your life, and you should live however you want to live it. - Alpha101
Basically misunderstood for the same reason as, "Imagine." He's talking about unity, when people believe that he is talking about things COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! - Alpha101
Wait this is misunderstood? - Userguy44
People dislike this song because when they hear the lyrics, "Don't get too close, it's dark inside! It's where my demons hide! It's where my demons hide! " they believe that they are talking about REAL DEMONS and that they are satanic. This is not true. By "demons" they mean their troubles. - Alpha101
Some people just don't know how to spot metaphors in songs or think of the deeper meaning a song might have.
Its saying don't get too close, because that's where his darkness and troubles are. The song is basically protecting someone from his dark side that he can't control.
I like this song. It is very good. - LokiLover2000
People find this song repulsive because they believe that Ben FOlds wrote this song to make you feel bad about yourself. here is some of the lyrics. "Make me tiny if it makes you feel tall, 'cause there's always someone cooler than you! Yeah, you're the ____ but you won't be for long, 'cause there's always someone cooler than you! " The real meaning behind this song is that do not brag about your life, and do not place yourself above all others, because, in reality, THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE COOLER THAN YOU! - Alpha101
People think this song is about a parrot while it's actually based on a horrifying true story.
Some people believe that, sadly, this song is about an actual parrot. Actually, it is bout a girl being raped and tortured, and it is a true story. Her rapist used, "A blowtorch" and "some rope". And the phrase, "Give her a cracker" means, to reward her for being good. Kind of creepy, huh? - Alpha101
Some people believe that this song is anti-religion, but it is not true. It is about a man on death row, simply questioning God's existence, because he is on death row. Eventually he realizes that he will see God in heaven, and that God IS REAL! Great metal song, and it deserves to be fully understood. - Alpha101
Again, people believe that this song is anti-Christian (from a Christian band, how ignorant some people are), but really when they say, "You are my religion, my religion is you." he is not talking about a girl, and that God means nothing to him. He is talking about that as long as he believes in God, it does not matter how he dresses, what he listens to, etc. - Alpha101
I agree, what its saying is that religion isn't only going to church and dressing up, and all, its about trusting God and glorifying Him. Its saying that you don't need to focus on those things, but only on God.
Now there are two possible meaning to this song. One is that there is a man murdering his girlfriend/wife, or, like Axle Rose said, is about a man murdering his dog. Either way, it is very creepy. - Alpha101
A lot of people thin this is a song about partying, drugs, sex, and violence, but it's really a song that's against music about partying, drugs, sex, and violence.
If any mainstream person says "oh I don't listen to Marilyn Manson because he talks about drugs, partying, and sex! " They're hypocrites because most mainstream people listen to Ke$ha And Wiz Khalifa and those two artists always talk about drugs, partying, And sex.
I dedicate this song to every bad mainstream pop song ever made.
A greatly misunderstood song. The song has no clear message to it, and is full of metaphors, so it can interpreted the way anyone wants. - Kiteretsunu
Christians believe this song is about Satan Worshipping
Most people think that this song is about a whore-house, but it is really about living your life about how you want to live it. - Alpha101
Lots of people think this song is a lust anthem, but it's really a meditation on self-hatred and obsession.
A teenager named John McCollum committed suicide after hearing this song and the parents tried to sue Ozzy saying the song inspired their song to end his life. Ozzy had to explain that the song isn't about committing suicide, it's about the dangers of alcohol and what is can do to you. But I guess you always gotta blame somebody for something, especially if it's a celebrity. That's much easier than being a parent and taking responsibility and being more involved in their kid's life. It's sad, really.
This is greatly misunderstood. When I posted this song on the top ten darkest songs, I only listened to it once, and di not pay much attention to the lyrics. Really, this song has nothing to do with suicide. It is about how dangerous alchahol is.
"Wine is fine, but whiskey's quicker. Suicide is slow with liquor. Take a bottle, drown your sorrows. Then it washes away tomorrows..." - Alpha101
A lot of people think this song is about drugs but it's really about a time in the song writers life when he was a child and had a fever. - Sabbath
Yes, some think that they lyrics are "blow my brain" but they are really "occupy my brain." - Alpha101
This was supposedly somebody stoned on LSD trying to say "In the Garden of Eden".
Daddy is a scary song because the past shown here could be happening again! No!
I honestly thought this was an atheist song until I learned that it's really about the Columbine killers.
An attack towards rap. Also shows a man going crazy and trying his best to somehow over-power himself through rape and murder.
Thought to be a misogynistic song.
Excuse me while I kiss this guy!
Completely agree with whoever added that one. - PositronWildhawk
They base it off the music video -_- - Bammer73
I was extremely disappointed reading the comments of a YouTube video about the song. Apparently, although the song straight out says the meaning of the song in the lyrics of the first verse, people still think the song is about headaches, even with the metaphors in the second verse, those simpletons refuse to acknowledge the true meaning. - saturatedsunrise
We are in that season of the year when stupid people start saying "Almost time to wake up that Green Day dude".
Truth is that the song is inspired by Billie Joe's father who died in this month when he was just a kid. When he knew this he ran to his bedroom and told her mom to wake him up when september ends. And that's the story, folks.
I love this song so much! - Alpha101
It's an anti-rape song. - Userguy44
I used to think this was just about a failed relationship. I was wrong. - PositronWildhawk
It's not about drugs, like people on them suggest, it's more about fitting in and learning from the mistake of taking them. - PositronWildhawk
This song was met with mixed reactions as it came out, and that'as because people misunderstood it. It's not just saying "we can achieve anything because everyone else can", it's really reflecting on how lucky we are to have our lives, spanning from our beginnings. It has a large number of hidden meanings. - PositronWildhawk
How is this misunderstood? - Misfire
Simply written to confuse people who were trying to read into Beatles songs. Nothing profound. - PetSounds
A lot of people interpret this as being about Vietnam, when in reality Paul Simon wrote it about returning to his girlfriend, Kathy Chitty. - PetSounds
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