18 Songs From The '90s That Genuinely Caught Me Off Guard With How Dark Their Lyrics Are

    "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan is NOT about saving animals.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share which '90s songs they were shocked to learn actually had some pretty dark and disturbing lyrics. The first part was such a hit, we decided to share even more submissions! Here are some songs that'll make you think of the '90s very differently:

    *Disclaimer: Many songs in this post mention heavy topics like violence, sexual abuse, drug use, and suicide. Reader discretion is advised.

    1. Matchbox 20, "3 AM"

    2. Sarah McLachlan, "Angel"

    3. Fool's Garden, "Lemon Tree"

    4. Nada Surf, "Popular"

    5. Cherry Poppin' Daddies, "Brown Derby Jump"

    6. Filter, "Hey Man, Nice Shot"

    7. Hanson, "Yearbook"

    8. Butthole Surfers, "Pepper"

    9. Sarah McLachlan, "Possession"

    10. Neutral Milk Hotel, "Holland 1945"

    11. The Cranberries, "The Icicle Melts"

    12. Pearl Jam, "Jeremy"

    13. Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song"

    14. Sloan, "The Lines You Amend"

    15. The Wallflowers, "One Headlight"

    16. The Northern Pikes, "Girl With A Problem"

    17. Alice in Chains, "Man in the Box"

    18. And Goo Goo Dolls, "Black Balloon"

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    Note: Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.