Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Boys Consider Rock Lyrics!

Cl.thier's show tomorrow is rumored to include a special set of songs called "Sexist? Or Sexy?" Today the boys consider a few other songs known for their sexual innuendo.

ZZ Top's "Pearl Necklace":

Until I asked her what she wanted,
And this is what she had to say:
A pearl necklace.
She wanna pearl necklace.
She wanna pearl necklace.

Chip: "I've never understood the sexual element here. It seems to me a critique of a materialistic woman who demands jewelry."

Richard: "But what do you make of the line "She held it in her hand and this is what she had to say. She wanna pearl necklace." What is 'it'?"

Chip: "The necklace, dummy!"

Van Halen's "Pound Cake":

"Lemme get on, lemme get on, lemme get on some of that Shake it up, pick it out nice, Lemme get on, lemme get on, lemme get on outta there, I still love my baby's Poundcake Home grown, and down home, Yeah, that's the woman, Still cookin up an old time, long lost recipe Lemme get on some of that, Uh ha, uh ha, ho Uh ha, uh ha, ho, yeah I want some of that Uh ha, uh ha, ho Gimme some of that, uh ha, uh ha, ha...Ow! Oh, got some real fine, poundcake."

Chip: "Once again, I don't see any innuendo here. It's just a man who enjoys his baby's dessert. There's a long tradition of songs about a sweet tooth, such as "Nobody In Town Can Bake a Sweet Jellyroll Like Mine" and Warrant's "Cherry Pie: " Tastes so good/Make a grown man cry/ Sweet cherry pie oh yea." Perfectly innocent."

Richard: What about: "Swingin' in there 'cause /She wanted me to feed her /So I mixed up the batter /And she licked the beater." Sexual metaphors?"

Chip: "I suppose some people (mostly English majors) might think "the beater" is his "peter," as we call it in Southeast Kansas, but that seems doubtful to me. They wouldn't allow that on the radio, would they?"

Jonas Brothers' "Lovebug":

Now I'm speechless,
Over the edge of this,
I never thought
That I'd catch
This love bug again
Head over heels
In the moment,
I never thought
That I'd get bit
By this love bug again
(ohhh! )
Love Bug again
(whoooo! )

Chip: "This one is very erotic. Notice how everything here seems...orgasmic, from the 'over the edge' in the early part of the chorus to the final 'ohhh' and 'whooo' of the song's (and possibly the speaker's?) climax. I think the Jonas Brothers are probably a useful tool in teaching young women about sex. It might prevent parents from having to endure that painful 'birds and bees' lecture."

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