Posts Tagged ‘random’

The Kid Rock song “All Summer Long” annoys me with two particular phrasings.

1) In one verse he sings:

“Splashing through the sand bar
Talking by the campfire
It’s the simple things in life, like when and where.
We didn’t have no Internet
But man I never will forget
The way the moonlight shined upon her hair.”

I know he’s musing over the simple things of life back then, but his transition from “no Internet” to moonlight shining on her hair strikes me as awkwardly sudden.

2) In the Chorus he says:

“And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Making love out by the lake
To our favorite song…”

The writing seems a bit lazy. I mean, couldn’t he have used the word “things” to end *every* line? Such as:

“And we were trying different things,
And we were rhyming things with things,
Making things out by the things,
And some other things…” 

(Originally Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:28 pm)


In the chorus(?) of the song “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, she starts out with:

“I am beautiful, no matter what they say,
Yes, words can’t bring me down”

And that’s very good. Confidence is good, and it’s certainly good to not pay attention to what “they” say, because “they” can be a very fickle bunch. Trying to please “them” will often prove to be quite impossible.

But then she proceeds:

“I am beautiful in every, single way”

Every. Single. Way. Really?? At this point, she crosses the line from confidence to being completely oblivious to her faults, and that is *not* so good.

Eh, maybe I’m overthinking it. She (or whoever wrote the song) was probably just looking for a rhyme.

(Originally Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:04 pm)

In the song, “Escape” (a.k.a. “The Pina Colada Song”) by Rupert Holmes, the singer tells of reading a personal ad that starts:

“If you like Pina Coladas
And gettin’ caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga
If you have half a brain…”

And he’s intrigued by this person, so he starts his reply:

“Yes I like Pina Coladas
And gettin’ caught in the rain
I’m not much into health food
I am into champagne…”

Fom the way he matches what she said in the first and second lines, I’ve often thought that the “not much into health food” line is supposed to be a joke. As in, she doesn’t want someone who’s into yogA, so he replies – trying to sound knowledgeable, as if they’re on the same level – to express that indeed he does not like yogURT. 😀
(Originally Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:25 pm)

random thoughts about songs

Posted: July 21, 2010 in Music, review

In Carrie Underwood’s song “Before He Cheats” she talks about getting revenge on her cheating man by damaging his truck. At one point she says that she carved her name into his leather seats. Just a thought: although the louse may have deserved a good truck-beating, vandalism is a crime, so you probably don’t want to sign your name to it.

(Originally Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:08 am)

In the Jackson Five version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at one point they say that Santa is going to find out “who’s naughty and nice.” Shouldn’t it be “naughty or nice”? Or “who’s naughty and who’s nice”? To me, “who’s naughty and nice” just sounds wrong, like the same person is both.

(Originally Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:44 pm)

I heard (from a know-it-all that I worked with) that in Eric Clapton’s song, “I Shot the Sheriff”, “if you listen closely to that song, you’ll hear that the sheriff shot the deputy.”

I heard that song yesterday, and I tried to find something to confirm that coworker’s theory. All I hear is that the singer notices Sheriff John Brown aimin’ to shoot him down. I even looked up the lyrics to be sure. Maybe it’s implied that the Sheriff did fire, but it’s not specifically said.

(Originally Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:17 am)

In Klymaxx’s song “Meeting In The Ladies’ Room” the singer declares:

Don’t. Slap. Me.
‘Cuz I’m not in the mood.

And I love the song and that line especially, but you know, the way it’s phrased sounds like there WOULD be a time when the singer IS in a mood to be slapped.

(Originally Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:08 am)

In the Dire Straits song “Sultans of Swing,” the singer talks about a group of guys playing music, and he remarks that the person playing guitar is “strictly rhythm, he doesn’t want to make it cry or sing”. However, as that line is ending, the guitar player (showing off?) does just that, makes the guitar cry and sing.  😉

(Originally Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:39 pm

Not to take anything away from the considerable talent of John Mayer, but I find his song “Waiting For the World to Change” very annoying. The primary reason for this is the song’s message: “life’s not fair, so I’m just going to sit here and do nothing until things are the way I want them to be.” Granted, it can be very difficult and frustrating to try something when you feel you’re not getting anywhere, but at the same time, I feel that only those who are working to change things have a right to complain about them.

For this reason, I sing the line:

“That’s why we’re waiting
Waiting for the wo-orld to change”


“That’s why we wah-wah
Wah wah wah wah wa-ah wah wah”
(Originally Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:17 am)

Found in an email I wrote in 2001:

Do you ever hear a song, and think how really ridiculous it is when you consider who is singing it and/or what they’re saying?
Yes! As I write this an example song is playing – the one by Jennifer Lopez about her being “real.” Excuse me? Could there be a less real more diva type person to sing that song? Also when I hear N Sync and the like singing how they’ll be the one/be with us forever/ etc. I usually laugh out loud!
(Originally Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:33 pm)