It's Time To Share The Songs You Thought Were Catchy And Innocent Until You Listened To The Lyrics


We’ve all heard a song or two before. And sometimes, we realize that the songs we’ve loved for years are actually…super dark?!

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So we’d like to know: What songs did you originally think were fun and lighthearted, but later found out had some pretty dark and messed up lyrics?

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Maybe you were obsessed with “Prom Queen” by Beach Bunny when it first blew up on TikTok, but then looked up the lyrics and realized it’s about body dysmorphia and disordered eating.

Lyrics: "Shut up, count your calories. I never looked good in mom jeans."

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Or maybe you spent your childhood jamming out to “Hey Ya!” but Outkast, but never realized it actually details a failing relationship.

Lyrics: "Why, oh, why, oh, why oh are we still in denial when we know we're not happy here?"

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Or maybe you’ll never forget when you first realized that good ol’ “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People is actually about a school shooting.

Lyrics: All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you better run, better run, outrun my gun"

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Whatever it is, let us know in the comments below! Tell us which unexpected lyrics messed you up and why. We’ll feature your responses in an upcoming TheNews.Top Community post.

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