Ok, you know that song “Teenage Dirtbag”?
When I was a teen, I thought that song was sung by a woman. I thought it was about a self-loathing teenage lesbian in high school who had an impossible crush on a popular girl. In the end, the popular girl was a lesbian, too, so it turned out ok, and “teenage dirtbag” was turned from an epithet into a badge of honor. I know that sounds weird now, but keep it in context. It was the tail end of the nineties and many badass ladies who sang alternative rock, so it didn’t seem like a weird interpretation at the time.
Instead, for those of you who do not know, “Teenage Dirtbag” is this:
What the fuck.
I did not know this until today. I really wish I did not know. It is a much better song when it is about a teenage lesbian crush.
Have any of you had the same surprising and hilarious revelations recently?