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    Posted on Jun 14, 2017

    Is Sugar Ray's "Every Morning" About Pegging?

    A conspiracy theory 18 years in the making.

    We all know the song "Every Morning" by Sugar Ray. It dominated radio in 1999 and featured this rather unfortunate opener:

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    "Halo" means condom, btw. Yeah, eww.

    Anyway, this past Saturday I was listening to "Every Morning" (as I do every Saturday) and a certain lyric stuck out to me for the first time:

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    "Turn me around??" Hmmmmm.

    "Hold up," I said aloud to nobody. "I think this song is about pegging!"

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    If you're not sure what pegging is, it's the sexual practice in which a woman performs anal sex on a man by penetrating the man's anus with a strap-on dildo. Please reference Episode 4 of Broad City's second season for further research.

    I decided to analyze (no pun intended) the lyrics a little further. There's plenty of subtle references to getting pegged, enjoying it, and feeling conflicted about the experience.

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    Even the opening lyric takes on a new meaning when viewed in this new light:

    How would one reuse a condom, unless it was only utilized to cover a dildo during a pegging session? Waste not, want not. Mark McGrath loves to recycle.

    I decided to check out the music video to hunt for more clues. There's plenty of phallic imagery:

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    But what truly ~clinched~ it for me was this ceiling decor, which is very obviously a butthole.

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    Confident in my findings, I decided to take my argument to Twitter.

    Sugar Ray's "Every Morning" is clearly about pegging. Can you confirm @mark_mcgrath?

    Less than two hours later, Mark McGrath himself chimed in to confirm my conspiracy theory!

    Finally, an eloquent response to the clearly obvious... https://t.co/EvyqoNsuFk

    So there you have it. You'll never listen to "Every Morning" the same way again.

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