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8 love songs with hidden messages

“Pete Davidson" by Ariana Grande is only the tip of the iceberg.”

December 12, 2018

Though the dissolution Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s whirlwind romance and engagement may have us questioning the concept of “true love” (Cardi B and Offset splitting don’t really help, either), a user on Twitter has stumbled upon evidence of simpler times that settle our minds, at least for the time being.

When looking up guitar tabs for Grande’s song “Pete Davidson”, Grace Barry (@gracelbarry on Twitter) discovered a certain hidden structure within the song referencing the singer’s then-relationship with the titular SNL star:

Though one of the most recent (and kinda sweet, regardless of how things turned out) examples of the love song as a vehicle for more cryptic meanings, Grande’s game of heartfelt hide-and-go-seek is far from the first. Above, we’ve rounded up 8 other love songs and the secrets they’re hiding.

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