As a child, how often did you pay attention to the actual lyrics of a song or nursery rhyme? Most of the time, its just the harmony that children memorize. But as you get older, you start to realize, "Hey...that's a pretty messed up song". So here's a few gems that pretty much changed my perspective on innocence. There was an old lady... Ring around the "rosies" You are my sunshine ...my wife pointed out that its actually a sad song and that when it was originally written, it was not intended to be a children's song. Alouette ...cute song...about killing a bird feel free to contribute more childhood memory shattering pieces.