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Turns Out We've Been Getting Semisonic's 'Closing Time' Wrong For Almost 20 Years

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While it was released in 1998, "Closing Time" by Semisonic is still a familiar tune, even today.

Anytime you mention the song to me, I can't help but start humming it to myself. Whether it's a familiar tune from the bar, or you loved it in Friends with Benefits in 2011 with Justin Timberlake, it's an iconic song that most of us can relate to.

Would you believe that we were wrong about what it was about all along???

"Closing time

Open all the doors and let you out into the world

Closing time

Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl

Closing time

One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer

Closing time

You don't have to go home but you can't stay here"

Sounds like a night out at the bar, right? Pretty straight forward. Not so much. The meaning behind the song is totally different.

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