“Closing Time” by Semisonic
The lyrics of the ’90s hit seems pretty self-explanatory: The bar is closing, so finish up and leave … right? No, actually. In a reunion tour in 2008, lead singer Dan Wilson admitted he’d purposely hidden the real meaning of the song. “They think it’s about being bounced from a bar, but it’s about being bounced from the womb,” he explained. Um, what? Wilson didn’t want to be that annoying parent who can’t stop talking about his kid, so he hid the meaning behind a more rock star-worthy message. Once you hear it, you can’t unhear it, and some of the other lyrics (“This room won’t be open ’til your brothers or your sisters come”) suddenly make a lot more sense.