I can’t decide if this list of 10 Misinterpreted Song Meanings is funny or frightening.
Sting’s ultimate stalker song (Every Breath You Take) is frequently misconstrued as a sweet love song? Really? Bohemian Rhapsody is about AIDS even though AIDS didn’t exist yet? Huh? Born In The USA is chest-thumpingly patriotic?
What? Hey, are these people even listening to the words?
Maybe the scariest one, though, is Hotel California. I mean, I’m not the sharpest pencil in the box, but I got right away that this was about material excess and the emptiness of American culture. Sheesh! Half the album was about that. How did people land on devil worship? Is this stuff just made up?
Maybe Bryan or Freddie didn’t care how you interpreted the lyrics, since they both seem to have confessed that not much thought was put into them, but I gotta think Sting, Bruce, Don and Glenn are a tad dismayed that they’re thoughtful poetry was received with less than zero thought.
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.