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Which '90s Song Caught You Off Guard With How Dark It Was?

Something tells me there's plenty.

I think we can all agree that the '90s were an ~iconic~ era for music.

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Spice Girls, TLC, Nirvana...need I say more?

And like any iconic era, it had some pretty dark songs we didn't realize were dark until MUCH later. So tell us, which "catchy" '90s song caught you off guard with how dark it was?


Maybe you bopped along to "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind before realizing it's about LOTS of drug use.

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Or maybe you thought "Crash Into Me" by Dave Matthews Band was a sweet, romantic serenade until you realized it's about a stalker.

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Or maybe you loved to belt out "Zombie" by The Cranberries but had no idea it's actually about war.

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Whatever it is, let us know in the comments below! Tell us which dark '90s songs totally had you fooled. We'll feature the best responses in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.