Misinterpreted Songs And What They Are Really
Here’s a look at some songs that got their meanings twisted and misconstrued — and the original intentions put forth by the artists who wrote them.
35. ‘The One I Love’ – R.E.M.
This song was never supposed to be a love song. R.E.M. members almost scratch off this song, because according to them it was too brutal really violent, and awful. That’s at least what the lead singer, Michael Stipe, said.
Yes, the title is definitely misleading, but the lyrics are far from that. Calling your lover “a simple prop to occupy my time” sure doesn’t sound like a romantic move.