If you’re like everyone else in the entire world, you’ve hummed along with “Closing Time” by Semisonic assuming that you’re singing a song about a guy, closing down a bar with some friends. It’s the end of an era. And you’d be wrong. Dan Wilson, the writer and singer of that song, waited a couple decades to tell us it’s actually about the birth of his only child. That’s right. It’s a childbirth song.
Listen as Dan explains the Closing Time lyrics. You’ll wonder why you never picked it up! If you’re short on time, start listening at 3:44.