Lewd Lyrics Hidden in Hit Songs

Editor's Note: Following the airing of a segment on "Good Morning America" on March 24, 2009 about double meanings and double entendres hidden in song lyrics, including the insinuation that songwriter Peter Yarrow's "Puff the Magic Dragon'' may have actually been about marijuana use, Yarrow contacted "GMA" to clarify that the song was simply what it seemed – a song about a little boy and a dragon. ABC News correspondent John Berman, who has covered wars in Iraq and Lebanon and produced the lyrics controversy story, said he "never meant to pick a fight with Peter, Paul and Mary."

Click here to watch the on-air correction.

VIDEO: Peter Yarrow says "Puff the Magic Dragon" is not about marijuana use.
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Just in case no one has let you in on the secret, many people believe "Puff the Magic Dragon" may not be just about a mythical creature in the fanciful land of imagination, despite songwriter Peter Yarrow's insistance of innocence.

As Ben Stiller's character from "Meet the Parents," Greg Focker points out, "some people think that to 'Puff the Magic Dragon' means to puff ... smoke ... a marijuana cigarette."

Kids Listening to Lewd Lyrics
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"Puff" was not the first time listeners thought they were hearing a hidden, sometimes illicit message in an otherwise harmless song, and it has hardly been the last.

Most recently, Britney Spears' single "If You Seek Amy" has been enraging just about as many parents as it has been confusing.

The problem, some say, is in the song's title and, if said quickly, how much it sounds like the spelling of a certain four-letter expletive.

"It's more than a little dirty," Caryn Ganz, deputy editor of RollingStone.com told "Good Morning America." "I'm not sure how much I can say on TV.

"I think she kind of snuck it in secretly in the song, and if you get it you get it, and if you don't, you don't," Ganz said.

Among those who "get it" is one group of mostly 11-year-olds in New Jersey.

"It says it so fast that you almost can't hear it," one of the girls, 11-year-old Kara Grifonetti, said. "It tries to, like, sneak things in."

But nothing got by Lesley Mufson, mother of an 11-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy.

"I watched her video for one second and I was like, 'Get that off,'" Mufson said.

The battle of lyrics has been going on for decades -- the Rolling Stones famously had to change the song "Let's Spend the Night Together" to "Let's Spend Some Time Together" to perform on the "Ed Sullivan Show" -- but lyrics today are more explicit.

When the group of 11-year-olds from New Jersey broke out in a new song by Flo Rider, they didn't realize exactly what they might be singing about.

Harmless? Song Could Be About Oral Sex

The song borrows from the band Dead or Alive's song "You Spin Me Right Round," which has these lyrics:

You spend me right round, baby,
right round
like a record, baby
right, round, round, round

But Flo Rida slightly alters the lyrics to say "you spin my head right round...," greatly changing the meaning of the song, some claim.

"Flo Rida's 'Right Round' is pretty clearly about oral sex," Ganz told "GMA."

According to the kids, they had no idea that meaning of the song was even there.

"I think it's about that Flo Rida loves this girl or something," 10-year-old David Ortiz tried to explain.

Their parents had also not considered a second meaning in the song, until they read the lyrics on paper.

"I should have picked it up," said Kathryn Grifonetti, mom of twins Joe and Kara. "I am a mom and I should have been like, 'Wait a second.' Now I am reading and I am like, 'Oh my goodness.'"

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