So I finally got around to learning Sweet Home Alabama cause..well..it kicks all kinds of ass, and always has. Especially that guitar line...you all know the one...right after the first verse. LOVE that guitar line. (anyone who doesn't? )
Anyway...of course it got me thinking of the Neil Young verse and how there really was no feud. Neil loved that song and R. Van Zant was a fan of Young's and wore Neil Young T-shirts during concerts to shut up rednecks.
And how Skynyrd kind of got labeled as a racist band.
Misinterpreted lines in the song like
"In Birmingham they love the Governor " (George Wallace-who was pro segregation)
As them being in favor of Wallace.
But then people forget that "Boo Boo Boo" is sung right afterwards. And the next line is
"Now we all did what we could do"
In other words, we tried, but don't blame all of us for some racists.
And one of the last lines in the song is
"Montgomery got the answer"
An obvious in favor reference to MLK's march..
anyway....this site has an interesting read about the whole thing....
So what are some other famously misinterpreted, or misrepresented songs?