Popular Tracks With Misunderstood Lyrics That You Need To Know About

Posted at May 31st, 2017 | by Yash Vikram Singh | in Dance Music, Entertainment, Videos

It’s getting harder and harder to correctly decipher what chart-toppers are actually trying to convey. And all these chart-toppers aren’t really the most astute of tracks lyrics-wise. A lot of the times people get confused as to what they actually mean, we took some of these tracks and flipped them upside-down, cracked them open to see what they mean. Check them out below.

 

Mask Off – Future

Percocets, molly, Percocets
Percocets, molly, Percocets

Future isn’t rapping about drug use in his lifestyle but openly addressing his drug problems that he has been going through for a while now.

Paper Planes – M.I.A.

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bong
Running when we hit ’em
Lethal poison for the system

M.I.A. isn’t singing about a drug dealer but the track is actually a satire of immigrant stereotypes as she was denied a visa and entry into the USA in 2006.

Side To Side – Ariana Grande

I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side

It’s not about grinding but about a bad boy that Ariana dates even after warning from her friends, and they have so much sex that she can’t walk straight.

Slide – Calvin Harris

Do you slide on all your nights like this?
Do you try on all your nights like this? (I might)
Put some spotlight on the slide
Whatever comes, comes too clear

“Slide” is slang for engaging in a no-strings attached sexual relationship.

XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert

I don’t really care if you cry
On the real you should’ve never lied
Should’ve saw the way she looked me in my eyes
She said ‘Baby, I am not afraid to die.’

The track is not about Lil Uzi not giving a fuck about anything or anyone but about the rapper battling with suicidal thoughts and his girlfriend’s infidelity.

Humble – Kendrick Lamar

Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk, ayy
If I kill a nigga, it won’t be the alcohol, ayy
I’m the realest nigga after all, bitch, be humble

The track is not about being humble in general but Kendrick is actually taking shots at other rappers to recognize him as one of the greatest in the game and be humble.

It Ain’t Me – Selena Gomez & Kygo

Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
Who’s gonna rock you when the sun won’t let you sleep?
Who’s waking up to drive you home when you’re drunk and all alone?
Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
It ain’t me.

The track isn’t about digging out repulsed feelings towards her boyfriend but instead it’s about standing by your man even when he is bogging you down and the strength it takes to walk out on someone.

Paris – The Chainsmokers

We were staying in Paris
To get away from your parents
And I thought, Wow
If I could take this in a shot right now

Drew Taggart is actually not singing about the city ‘Paris’ but instead Paris is a euphemism for his friend’s situation who wants to get away from everything and ends up battling with a drug addiction. Paris here is a place where everything is fine, as perceived by Drew’s friend who was acutely aware of other people’s concern.

Yash Vikram Singh

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