This morning while in my spinning class, my instructor informed us that he would be playing a song that he used to think was a love song back in 1989. (I chuckled silently... because I was 3-years-old at the time... and apparently I find humor in the fact that other people are old.) So, we're pedaling along, and finally he says: "Are you ready for this?" It was Guns N' Roses (forgive me for not knowing which one... it was 6 am.)
Anyway, this got me thinking about all the songs that I used to listen to in the past that just really weren't what I thought they were. (In the past few minutes I decided to just do misunderstood songs... love song or not.) So, I've decided to compile a list... let's see if I can get 10.
1) Too Close by Next. I didn't know the title... so I assumed they were saying "Baby when we're crying, I get so excited." I remember struggling for quite some time over why he was so excited about crying, and eventually decided it was because they were crying about something wonderful. I think it's important I copy some lyrics, so that you can see just how delusional I was at 12:
I wonder if she could tell I'm hard right now, hmmm
Yeah, come on, dance for me baby, ha ha, yeah
Oh, oh, you feel that? Alright
Come on, don't stop now
You done did it, come on, uh, yeah, alright, hold on
Baby when we're grinding
I get so excited
Ooh, how I like it
I try but I can't fight it
Oh, your dancing real close
Plus it's real real slow
(You know what you're doing, don't you)
You're making it hard for me
2. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band. At the time I first heard it, I thought it was a song about some sort of cops and robbers scenario between a guy and a girl. Which, in my defense, is kind of right... but the intent behind the game is just a wee bit different.
3. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Turns out I got this one wrong... twice. Bradley read my post right after I finished it, and told me I had it wrong, again. This song is about heroin addiction. I've got it now.
4. Puff the Magic Dragon. We've all come to this realization, for some of us it was a joyous occassion, and for some of us it was heartbreaking. I'm still conflicted as to how I feel.
5. Neon by John Mayer. She's alway buzzing just like Neon? Why, what a vibrant, energetic young lady!
6. Papa, no Pega la Mama by The Gipsy Kings. This song was ruined by my desire to be trilingual. WTF Gipsy Kings??!! Why put a song about a boy begging his father to stop beating his mom to such a catchy salsa beat??!!
7. Roxanne by The Police. This is by far the most embarassingly recent discovery, and I WATCHED MOULIN ROUGE!! Feel free to taunt me, but I'm a little proud of the fact that I didn't immediately think of prostitution. There might be a shred of innocence left in me.
8. Peaches & Cream by 112. Why can't someone just like their fruit with a little cream?
9. Janie's Got a Gun by Aerosmith. I blame this on mumbling. I figured Janie had a gun, I just wasn't clear on what exactly she was doing with it. Okay?
10. Oops, Oh My by Tweet. I am horrified for the younger version of me that dance provocatively to this song at school dances. HORRIFIED!!
Hey! I got 10! That was easier than I thought... which makes it even worse, really.