I’ve always been a very literal and rational person. I’m the human being who will stop for a moment when I hear a weird lyric. When a rarely used word is spoken in my presence I make a mental note to use it more often (then usually forget what the word was later – this is an annoying truth – I need to carry around a notepad). Or I’ll complement my friends on excellent sentences or word choices when their are talking. I also talk to songs, commercials, or TV shows. My close friends either know that’s just what I do or play along, strangers tend to get very VERY confused.
There’s a lot of terrible lyrics out there. I have no idea how many times I’ve had this sort of encounter:
Me: Oh my god did they really just say that?
Friend: I just listen to the beat
I’ve never understood this, how can someone not hear the lyrics? I can’t not hear the words, I hear everything – including your precious beat (thank you band obsessed mother for that skill). Regardless there’s a handful of really awesome songs out there with absolutely stupid words thrown in, or phrases thank make me go hmmmm.
- Help! By The Beatles
Everyone loves this song, as they should. This song plays on loop at my work, and I always end up talking to the following lyric.
“When I was young, when I was younger than today …”
Woah, wait … say what?? Younger than today? Nonsense, I thought for sure you were older back then when you said young the first time. Thank you for explaining yourself, it was really necessary.
- What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes
What I love about this question is that they never tell you what’s going on. They just leave you hanging, and by the 50th time they ask what’s going on I’m think – hey, why don’t you just tell me? Oh you’re not going to? Jerk!
- Sexy Bitch by David Guetta featuring Akon
This is a prime example of beat versus lyric. I love this song, it has a great dance beat, always fun at a party. But I think it’s absolutely hilarious, in fact, making fun of this song is a big reason why me and Alisha are friends. Nothing says oh baby like being told that you are “incomparable to my neighborhood whore.”
Those are just a few examples of songs to talk with that make me chuckle.