Maybe we as fans just aren't supposed to know what song lyrics really mean... maybe the idea is for us to take them in and apply them to any meaning we want to... It's been 20 years and BSB fans still don't know what the lyrics to 'I Want It That Way' mean... and it seems like it's something a lot of people have put a lot of thought into.
Theories range from fast food to a secret meaning about the band being forced to change lyrics to the song... and it's not just us common people that want the answers... Chrissy Teigen asked Backstreet herself last year on twitter and their answer actually made it more confusing... Click Here to check it out!
Whatever it means... Happy 20th "I Want It That Way"!