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    24 Songs You Didn't Understand Until You Were Older

    Turns out "Pony" isn't about horses.

    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

    YouTube: GinuwineVEVO / Via youtube.com

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

    2. "You Oughta Know" – Alanis Morrisette

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    "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

    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

    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

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

    6. "We Fit Together" – O-Town

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    "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

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    "Enough said." –Alice Brisbane, Facebook

    8. "This Love" – Maroon 5

    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

    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

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    "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

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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

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    "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

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

    14. "Digital Get Down" – NSYNC

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    "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

    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

    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

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    "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

    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

    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

    YouTube: BlackEyedPeasVevo / Via youtube.com

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

    21. "If U Seek Amy" – Britney Spears

    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

    YouTube: TLCVEVO / Via youtube.com

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

    23. "Milkshake" – Kelis

    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

    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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