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"Closing Time," Semisonic: People usually think this is about: What'll come next after last call at the bar. But it's really about: Childbirth In the category of "most misunderstood songs," this one is a classic unto itself. But Semisonic's Dan Wilson says that he understands why so many people miss the message of the 1998 hit; at first, he, too ,thought it was going to be a song about closing up shop. "I was initially trying to write a song to end the Semisonic shows with," Wilson admitted in 2010. "So I set out to write a new closer for the set, and I just thought, 'Oh, closing time,' because all the bars that I would frequent in Minneapolis ... would yell out 'closing time' ... and I guess that always stuck in my mind." But "part way into the writing of the song, I realized it was also about being born," Wilson said. "My wife and I were expecting our first kid very soon after I wrote that song. I had birth on the brain, I was struck by what a funny pun it was to be bounced from the womb."