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When we were young and jamming out to our favorite bands, some of the lyrics may have gone way over our heads. As we got older, recognizing sexual innuendos became easier, and we got to look back at the suggestive songs we totally missed the meaning of the first time around.

In honor of that nostalgia, we give you 10 songs you didn’t know were actually about sex. 

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1. Metro Station – “Shake It”

It turns out that Metro Station’s “Shake It” isn’t actually about getting down on the dance floor, but rather in the bedroom. The hidden meaning doesn’t take away from the track, though, because you can still find everyone shaking it in the club when it’s played. 

2. Panic! At The Disco – “Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off”

“Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off” is basically Panic! At The Disco going off on a cheating girlfriend, but there are a few things mentioned that made us perk up our ears. Lyrics such as “Girl I was it, look past the sweat/A better love deserving of/Exchanging body heat in the passenger seat” tell us there was some passion between two individuals. It’s a shame someone had to mess it up. 

3. Never Shout Never – “Losing It”

Unfortunately, everybody’s first time may not always have the happiest of endings, and that’s what’s addressed in Never Shout Never’s “Losing It.” Frontman Christofer Drew revealed in a blog post that this track was about his first time falling in love and eventually “losing it” to his girlfriend who later cheated on him. 

4. All Time Low – “If These Sheets Were States”

In a long-distance relationship, times can get lonely, and what better way to handle it than to call up your SO and have an intimate conversation? In “If These Sheets Were States,” All Time Low make sure everyone knows that pillow talk is always an option for when you’re missing your other half.

5. Boys Like Girls – “Heels Over Head”

“Heels Over Head” seems like a basic story of “boy meets girl, they fall in love, girl leaves,” but it’s so much more. Take these lyrics as proof: “I’ve got your hair on my pillow and your smell in my sheets.” There’s only a few reasons why your sheets would have someone else’s scent, and Boys Like Girls know it. 

6. Sleeping With Sirens – “Your Nickel Ain’t Worth My Dime”

Ever want to be with someone so badly, you write a song about it? Sleeping With Sirens did just that with “Your Nickel Ain’t Worth My Dime.” As one of the band’s more fun tracks, SWS show that you can have a song about sex and still be sweet about it.

7. The Maine – “Inside Of You”

If the name didn’t give it away, the Maine’s “Inside Of You” is definitely about doing the deed. It’s a bit of a double entendre, though, as the track also expresses a much deeper meaning: We may never understand each other. 

8. The Used – “Come Undone”

At first listen, you can’t really see why “Come Undone” by the Used would be about a couple of people hooking up. However, in 2008, Bert McCracken stated that this track is about “hot, wet, dirty, sticky sex,” and you can’t really get more straightforward than that.

9. Fall Out Boy – “Death Valley”

Fall Out Boy are alive in “Death Valley” in what sounds like a dysfunctional relationship, but that doesn’t stop them from having some fun. “Oh there you go, undress to impress/You can wear the crown, but you’re no princess” and not to mention “So put the ‘D’ in dirt now baby,” let on that things are getting frisky in the bedroom. 

10. We The Kings – “Secret Valentine”

Forbidden love is sometimes the best kind, or at least We The Kings think so in “Secret Valentine.” It’s a sweet, affectionate song about two people enjoying each other despite what others may say, which makes it so pure and heartwarming. 

Do you know any other songs that might’ve been an innuendo? Let us know in the comments below!