What Some of Your Favorite Songs Really Mean

)  “Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds” isn’t about LSD, but rather a painting that John’s son, Julian, made.

 

) The Boomtown Rats wrote “I Don’t Like Mondays” based on a teenager who went on a shooting spree at her elementary school back in 1979.

  

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)  Maroon 5 nearly had a breakdown with so much pressure from their label to write more songs, thus resulting in “Harder to Breathe.”

 

)  Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” was actually about bisexuality.

   

)  Bonnie Tyler’s classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was actually a song about vampires and the mysterious beauty they possess.

 

)  Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People was written to describe what it’s like inside the mind of a psychotic young individual and the need to raise awareness about gun violence.