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Sometimes you suddenly clue into the meaning of a song after hearing it hundreds of times. For some reason — maybe you were preoccupied or too young — you never realized what the song was about when you first heard it. And then, when you finally clue in, it's too late. Regardless of what the song is about, it's already a part of you.

Sometimes the hidden meaning of a song was right in front of you all along. We've assembled our Canadian musical epiphanies in the gallery above. These may forever change the way you look at Bryan Adams, the Band, Joni Mitchell, Rush and more.

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8 shocking truths of classic Canadian songs

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rldwallace
#1 posted by
rldwallace
on Apr 08, 2014

When the leading observation is based on an assumtion that Brian Adam's lyrics are a historically accurate account of his personal life one knows the rest of the "article" is likely a waste of time.  

DrewBrewsky
#2 posted by
DrewBrewsky
on Apr 14, 2014

This felt satirical and humour based rather than trying to be insightful. A little jab at conspiracy theorists who over analyze certain lyrics or just poking fun at songs that people all too willingly put on pedestals, and then he defends a line in one of the first nickelback hits. Sounds like an instigator to me.

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