I like to listen to the radio while I'm driving around, doing my errands. Okay, I'll be honest -- I like to sing to the radio while I'm driving around. I just can't help it.
When I'm just listening to the songs, I don't always notice how stupid some of the lyrics are, but when I'm singing them, I have to laugh. Check these out.
Celine Dion made the theme from "Titanic" famous. But have you ever ignored her lovely voice and just listened to the words?
Near, far, wherever you are,
You are here in my heart and my heart will go on and on.
That first line sounds like Dr. Seuss.
I also get a kick out Backstreet Boys with "As Long as You Love Me."
I don't care who you are, where you're from, or what you did
As long as you love me.
So let me get this straight. She's a murderer who has escaped from the nearby prision. But she's in love with you, so that's okay. Whatever . . .
And then of course there's "McArthur Park." For those of you who didn't do the disco era (I didn't either, really, but I like to listen to older music) here are those words:
Someone left my cake out in the rain.
I don't think that I can take it
'cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again!
And then here's one that just irks me to death, called "Into The Night" by Benny Mardones.
She's just sixteen years old
Leave her alone, they said
Separated by fools
Who don't know what love is yet
But I want you to know
If I could fly, I'd pick you up
I'd take you into the night
And show you a love
Like you've never seen, ever seen.
Hello? This song is sung by an obviously mature man, and he's thinking things like this about a sixteen year old? Call the police! Seriously -- what kind of message is this sending -- that it's okay for older guys to go after teenagers? Leave her alone, indeed!
Anyway, I could go on and on. But I won't. We'll just suffice it to say that there are a lot of wacky lyrics out there. A lot.