Monday, March 28, 2011
Most songs don't make sense...
Gentlereaders, is it just me or do songs often make no sense if you think about them?
I remember, years and years ago, arguing with my then girlfriend about the romantic nature of a song. Now, sadly this song was not in fact “Every Breath You Take” which would have been hilarious for this blog post. No, it was “Take a look at my girlfriend” which as near as I can tell was covered most popularly by Gym Class Heroes, and according to Wikipedia is called Cupid’s Chokehold.
Yes, I do research these things.
The song, in a nutshell, has as its main lyrics the singer madly professing his love for a girl, and how over the top in love he is. The lyrics, however, are, and I quote, “Take a look at my girlfriend, she’s the only one I got. Not much of a girlfriend, I never seem to get a lot.”
Look ladies, that’s not romance. That’s settling. That’s not even good settling. That’s “I’m going to stay in this relationship until something better comes along.
If you want a humorous look at waiting for something better to come along, then watch this clip. It’s Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog singing “I Hope That Something Better Comes Along”.
There are many songs that don’t make a whole lot of sense. In fact, I could do a whole post about how “The Christmas Shoes” is the most incredibly horrifying song of all time. But that’s not what this is about.
This post wants to ask the big, burning question.
Who calls their bodyguard Betty?