Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lyrical blondeness

I like singing along to songs and knowing what they mean. (That's pretty standard right?)

It's funny though when you come across some that you've been singing along to for a while and never clicked what the words meant.

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Example 1:
Rihanna - California King Bed
I have had (more than a few) people tell me that they had no idea this song was about a BED! Nooooo....really?? Obviously the song title and the repetition in the chorus was not enough to hit the point home. I suspect Rihanna's agent/label/person-in-charge-of-all-she-does was notified that the majority of Riri's listeners were missing the point, because when the music video was released, there she was on a glorious king sized bed (of all things). Oooh, you meant "king sized bed", not "California king...(bed)" as an afterthought? I do love that video...mmmm, what a glorious looking bed.

Example 2:
This one is my d'oh time. I can't believe I never clicked.

Bellamy Brothers - If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body
"If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me". Until very recently, I had always just thought it was "would you physically press your body against mine". It wasn't until somone said this to me, "You know, I just clicked that this line also meant actually pressing your body." Huh? Was there another meaning? Yes - would you be offended if I commented on your body. Ooooh. True. Blonde moment. And what does the meaning that I put on that line say about me? (Don't answer that!)

And in case you were wondering why dear Brit is in that picture, the Bellamy Brothers claimed she ripped off their song with this line in one of her songs - “If I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?” That and the fact that she does have a beautiful body...hope she doesn't it against me...

Ok, so I only had 2 examples off the top of my head :) Let me know if you have any more.


Lani Wendt Young said...

LOL ok, heres my two cents...

1. I didnt know Rihannas title was BED blah blah. But I did know her lyrics included mentioning "a little bit of last night left on these sheets" which totally put me off the song. eeewwwww. Im so psycho obsessed with clean sheets that I would NEVER sleep on any with (ahem) leftovers of "last night" on em. LOL

2. Im the opposite end of DUH with you on the Bellamy song because I always thought it was - would you be offended if i complimented your body. Until u just pointed it out...i didnt click there was another meaning. (so im a little slow...)

3. That song "you got me tripping" or soemthing...once it clicked that it was actually saying "you got me dripping" EWWWWWW. I hate it. Tell my teenagers to turn that radio off right now when it comes on.

Sometimes its not until i hear my kids singing a song that i realize what the heck the lyrics really mean - freakout! Like that one "theres a party in the bedroom all the night long..." Really wakes you up when your 7 yr old is shouting it at the top of his lungs....

lilidonna said...

I love that video too! (Rihanna's). Except for the part when they zoom in on her video boyfriend's chest and you can see his chest hair regrowth... Hmmm... probably should've taken your hired models to the dayspa with you before filming Riri!

Laura said...

Omg! LOL! You have GOT to be kidding me. I SWEAR you've stolen this blog from my mind. Seriously. Everything about it. EVERYTHING!!

"Oooh, you meant "king sized bed", not "California king...(bed)" as an afterthought?"
""You know, I just clicked that this line also meant actually pressing your body." Huh? Was there another meaning?"

I can honestly say I've said practically these words before.