Slide. Goo Goo Dolls | 10 Cheerful Songs that Mean Something Horrible

Slide. Goo Goo Dolls

The Goo Goo Dolls have long been known for their guitar riff laden, upbeat songs that make you feel like dancing. One of their most famous songs follows that pattern exactly. “Slide” boasts lyrics like, “I wanna wake up where you are/ I won’t say anything at all” and “Oh, May/ Put your arms around me/ What you feel is what you are/ And what you are is beautiful.” On the other hand, there are lyrics such as “Don’t you love the life you killed?/ The priest is on the phone/ Your father hit the wall.” The song, seemingly about a young couple acting without parental approval, is actually about abortion. The two subjects of the song are debating about whether to have an abortion, or whether they should run away and get married.

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