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24 Songs You Didn't Understand Until You Were Older

Turns out "Pony" isn't about horses.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what song lyrics totally went over their heads when they were younger. Here are some of the hilarious answers.

1. "Pony" – Ginuwine

"When I was 5, I thought it was actually about riding horses." –Carissa Jade, Facebook
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"When I was 5, I thought it was actually about riding horses." –Carissa Jade, Facebook

2. "You Oughta Know" – Alanis Morrisette

"Little me singing, 'does she go down on you in a theatre?' with no idea what I was singing about!" –Simone Marie, Facebook
YouTube: Alanis Morissette / Via youtube.com

"Little me singing, 'does she go down on you in a theatre?' with no idea what I was singing about!" –Simone Marie, Facebook

3. "Get Down" – B4-4

"Unfortunately while in the car with my mom one day, I started singing as loud as my little voice would go, 'If you get down on me, I'll get down on you. I will do anything that you want me to.' My mom was horrified." –Ashco1983
Columbia

"Unfortunately while in the car with my mom one day, I started singing as loud as my little voice would go, 'If you get down on me, I'll get down on you. I will do anything that you want me to.' My mom was horrified." –Ashco1983

4. "It Wasn't Me" – Shaggy

"I used to dance around my ultra conservative grandmother's house singing it at the top of my lungs." –Robyn Ashley
MCA

"I used to dance around my ultra conservative grandmother's house singing it at the top of my lungs." –Robyn Ashley

5. "Follow Me" – Uncle Kracker

"I had no idea it was about an affair until well into high school, so embarrassing." –sarahh41c9d5687
YouTube: Uncle Kracker / Via youtube.com

"I had no idea it was about an affair until well into high school, so embarrassing." –sarahh41c9d5687

6. "We Fit Together" – O-Town

"Totally thought this was a sweet long song about being the perfect match when I was younger. Nope, definitely just talking about their body parts fitting together." –brittenya
YouTube: OTownVEVO / Via youtube.com

"Totally thought this was a sweet long song about being the perfect match when I was younger. Nope, definitely just talking about their body parts fitting together." –brittenya

7. "I Touch Myself" – The Divinyls

"Enough said." –Alice Brisbane, Facebook
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"Enough said." –Alice Brisbane, Facebook

8. "This Love" – Maroon 5

"Totally went over my head when I first heard it…now that I'm older, Adam Levine can get it!" –jessicar445fedbbc
YouTube: Maroon5VEVO / Via youtube.com

"Totally went over my head when I first heard it…now that I'm older, Adam Levine can get it!" –jessicar445fedbbc

9. "Buttons" – The Pussycat Dolls

"My mum once asked me what I thought the song meant, and I looked at her, perfectly innocent, and said, 'She's too hot from dancing, but her buttons are stuck.'" –emilyc41abdc66c
YouTube: ThePussycatDollsVEVO / Via youtube.com

"My mum once asked me what I thought the song meant, and I looked at her, perfectly innocent, and said, 'She's too hot from dancing, but her buttons are stuck.'" –emilyc41abdc66c

10. "Too Much to Ask" – Avril Lavigne

"Seven-year-old me did not know what weed was and thought that Avril Lavigne's ex had some sort of gardening obsession that ended their relationship." –Emma Hook, Facebook
Arista / Via youtube.com

"Seven-year-old me did not know what weed was and thought that Avril Lavigne's ex had some sort of gardening obsession that ended their relationship." –Emma Hook, Facebook

11. "Lady Marmalade" – Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink

"I think most of us sang 'Lady Marmalade' at one point in our childhood without a clue of what it was about." –Amanda Mahler, Facebook
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"I think most of us sang 'Lady Marmalade' at one point in our childhood without a clue of what it was about." –Amanda Mahler, Facebook

12. "Candy Shop" – 50 Cent

"As a kid, I always thought he was so romantic because he takes her to a candy shop and lets her lick the lollipop. Now I'm older, I realize exactly what kind of candy shop he takes her to." –Paulina Salomonsson, Facebook
YouTube: 50CentVEVO / Via youtube.com

"As a kid, I always thought he was so romantic because he takes her to a candy shop and lets her lick the lollipop. Now I'm older, I realize exactly what kind of candy shop he takes her to." –Paulina Salomonsson, Facebook

13. "All for You" – Janet Jackson

"Totally thought she meant riding in his car??" –anniebeth623
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"Totally thought she meant riding in his car??" –anniebeth623

14. "Digital Get Down" – NSYNC

"I couldn't even pick just one lyric to put here because it's all pretty suggestive. Needless to say, I was never able to listen to this song in the same way again!" –sevanak
HBO / Via youtube.com

"I couldn't even pick just one lyric to put here because it's all pretty suggestive. Needless to say, I was never able to listen to this song in the same way again!" –sevanak

15. "Too Close" – Next

"Coincidentally, this was one of my favourite songs to sing on the playground." –korilynaeb
YouTube: NextVEVO / Via youtube.com

"Coincidentally, this was one of my favourite songs to sing on the playground." –korilynaeb

16. "Bad Touch" – The Bloodhound Gang

"I now know that this is a sex-crazed song, but when I was younger I would watch this on MTV and sing along without a care." –Sara Nettleton, Facebook
YouTube: BloodhoundGangVEVO / Via youtube.com

"I now know that this is a sex-crazed song, but when I was younger I would watch this on MTV and sing along without a care." –Sara Nettleton, Facebook

17. "Little Red Corvette" – Prince

"I got the opportunity to meet Prince as a child and when he asked what my favourite song of his was, I proudly told him 'Little Red Corvette'. He had a good chuckle." –ThatCarrie
Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

"I got the opportunity to meet Prince as a child and when he asked what my favourite song of his was, I proudly told him 'Little Red Corvette'. He had a good chuckle." –ThatCarrie

18. "2 Become 1" – Spice Girls

"I mean there are lots more explicit lyrics out there, but I have yet to hear another song reference condoms. And really, good on the Spice Girls for spreading the message." –Karen Wild, Facebook
Virgin Records / Via YouTube: EMImusic

"I mean there are lots more explicit lyrics out there, but I have yet to hear another song reference condoms. And really, good on the Spice Girls for spreading the message." –Karen Wild, Facebook

19. "Genie in a Bottle" – Christina Aguilera

"I thought it was just literally about a girl who was a genie. But that was back when I was 11. Obviously now I know it's really not about a girl being a genie…" –amandaw4780ed5bb
YouTube: CAguileraVEVO / Via youtube.com

"I thought it was just literally about a girl who was a genie. But that was back when I was 11. Obviously now I know it's really not about a girl being a genie…" –amandaw4780ed5bb

20. "My Humps" – The Black Eyed Peas

"I thought he literally meant the cereal." –allisonaubreya
YouTube: BlackEyedPeasVevo / Via youtube.com

"I thought he literally meant the cereal." –allisonaubreya

21. "If U Seek Amy" – Britney Spears

"It took me FOREVER to get that it wasn't about a girl named Amy." –n43a81c9f9
YouTube: BritneySpearsVEVO / Via youtube.com

"It took me FOREVER to get that it wasn't about a girl named Amy." –n43a81c9f9

22. "Ain't to Proud to Beg" – TLC

"It makes me laugh thinking about 8-year-old me belting it out at school." –thisissterling
YouTube: TLCVEVO / Via youtube.com

"It makes me laugh thinking about 8-year-old me belting it out at school." –thisissterling

23. "Milkshake" – Kelis

"I always thought they were actually talking about milkshakes, boy was I wrong." –chopper584717
Arista / Via YouTube: EMImusic / youtube.com

"I always thought they were actually talking about milkshakes, boy was I wrong." –chopper584717

24. "U + Ur Hand" – P!nk

"I honestly had no clue what P!nk meant until someone explained it to me." –khadijahg2
YouTube: PinkVEVO / Via youtube.com

"I honestly had no clue what P!nk meant until someone explained it to me." –khadijahg2

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