In some cases these songs really were only written with just one true meaning in mind, but the songwriters had to know that their lyrics had a double meaning to them, too. Some of these songs have been explained as to what they really mean, and when the real, true meaning to the song is known, it will be mentioned and pointed out.
Also, for some of these songs, the lyric is only a play on words. A few lyrics listed below are not true double meanings, but are only listed because a large number of people believe that they are. Such songs will be pointed out. Finally, it seems that most rock songs which have a double meaning to them, usually are either about drugs, or sex the true meaning of a double entendre song. So if you rather not read such lyrics, there are another plus pages to visit on this Classic Rock Site, please do check them out now instead!
The song is full of clues about different rockers and their songs; 2 "American Pie" in the song is use to describe the death of music in general not apple pie , which according to McLean, started after the death of singer Buddy Holly. In this case the "back door man" is meant as a person who is sneaking around and "using the back door" when visiting the lady in question so nobody knows of his visits or, his exiting the home fast by the back door, while her husband came home unexpectedly - through the front door ; 2 Having anal sex; 3 Having sex with underage girls.
In this case, the lyric: The song is about a interracial relationship, a white guy making love to his black girlfriend. The original title was "Brown Skinned Girl", but because the song was being released in the s, Morrision's new record company made him rewrite the song so radio stations wouldn't have a problem with the song's story of an interracial relationship a big deal back then.
The song ended up being banned by some stations anyway for the lyric "Making love in the green grass". Unrefined sugar that still retains some molasses, which gives it a brownish color. The song isn't about this kind of sugar, however, some of the lyrics are written as a play on words to that meaning, and therefore suggesting that it could also mean this, too.
A guy sexually in love with all the females that he meets. Getting drunk on cheap wine. Some people figured it was about this since it was sung by a gay man.
Written about a wounded Viet Nam vet who is missed by his brother and is leaving the US after his return from the war to go live in Spain, the reason his brother is still missing him.
Gary Rossington, who co-wrote the song explained that the bullets are not ammunition at all. It's about the bullets Billboard uses in their charts to signify a song is moving quickly up the chart.
If a song is " 10 with a bullet," that means it's at 10 this week but will probably rise up higher next week. Rossington wrote the song after seeing another of Skynyrd's songs chart without a bullet, and then slip off the chart too fast. Having oral sex with a whore. It's about love making. The "warm gun" is the male penis.
So there is a play on words here, with Keith also singing: That wasn't the case. Perhaps the false story about it being about H was because McCartney never told anybody for years, other then John, what the song was really about.
Anyway, this is not a true double meaning lyric. Song and its lyrics are about living life to the extreme or living in emotional excess. In this case, his "jelly roll" is his penis. A man wanting to make it with a woman. Paul said he dreamed of her one night and she said to him in the dream to: The more one shoots up drugs, the harder it is to find an open vein for the next fix since they collapse over time from shooting up too much.
Song is about being able to count on one's lover. Both he and his lover can see the same full moon at night, even though they are far away from each other, so they're a "moonlight mile" away from each other.
The sexual act of a male ejaculating onto but not into a female usually on the upper chest or around the neck, thus resembling a necklace. Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary - Since it's release, some have claimed this song was about smoking marijuana.
For example, there are several so called double meanings to the song: The word "paper" in the name of Puff's human friend Jackie Paper was said to be a reference to rolling papers, and the word "dragon" was interpreted as "draggin'" inhaling smoke ; similarly, the name "Puff" was alleged to be a reference to taking a "puff" on a joint.
Of course, nobody takes a "puff" on a joint you take a "hit", or "toke" on a joint , and the song's authors have flat out said the song is only about a little boy who grows up and no longer plays with his favorite toy anymore. Therefore, there are no true double meaning lyrics in this song.
Comes from both Bible stories and about the mistreatment of women in Islamic countries who are subject to stoning for some of the most insane reasons.
But when the single was released, Jackson was forced to change the title to "Redneck Friend" by his record company, so it could only mean such a person and not his member.
They are the "sky pilots" the song is talking about. A preacher is the sky pilot. He talks and prays to a group of soldiers during a war the Viet Nam war was raging at the time of the song's release , just before they leave for a deadly battle. He tells them that they are "Soldiers of God " and "May God give you strength, do your job real well". Yet while they fight and die, he stays behind and meditates.
The lyrics point to the fact that even if he is a holy man, he will never make it to heaven "you'll never, never, ever reach the sky" because he is really just a hypocrite. The real clue to this comes in this song's final lyrics: Adams was a preteen in ; when asked if what he wrote was really about the sex act, since he wasn't of age or in a band yet, which also comes up in the song , he reportedly was quoted as saying he wrote it: Me and my baby in She has the clap.