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Interesting facts and trivia about Got Me Wrong. By Songfacts®.

This song is about how love goggles distort how we perceive the people we're with and how we often erroneously believe we can reshape our partners into what we want them to be. In the liner notes of the 1999 Music Bank box set, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who wrote the song, said: "That's about a girl I was dating in between one of the times I broke up with my true love [Courtney Clarke]. A lot of times you'll tell someone how you don't want to be in a relationship and why, and what kind of person you are, and they hear all that but think that they can change you. That's what the song's about, getting me wrong and the different ways that men and women see each other."

Originally released on the band's 1992 EP Sap, the song got a lot more attention when it was used in the 1994 movie Clerks and featured on the soundtrack. It plays just after Randal bets a woman $20 that he'll get the copy of Dental School before she does.

Both the studio version and the 1996 version from MTV Unplugged received significant airplay. The song spent 21 weeks on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #7.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Got Me Wrong.
4/4Time Signature


The album Got Me Wrong is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Got Me Wrong.
(P) 1992 Sony Music Entertainment

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