These four songs were on the radio as I was driving into work today and this time I really paid attention to the lyrics. "What are they really singing about?" I wondered?

Here are my thoughts on said lyrics...

Payphone by Maroon 5

I’m at a payphone trying to call home
All of my change I spent on you

If you’re at a payphone, you’re either in a former decade or a meditative coma. Neither? Then you’re a junkie, in which case please stop lying. You spent all your change on heroin, not on me.

Lemme See by Usher

She says she wanna take her skirt off
Be my guest!
I decided to take my shirt off
And show my chest!

Nope. Not believable. If you are fully clothed, there is no way she’s just going to outright suggest “Hey, I want to take my skirt off.” Or, at the very least, I need a little more background if I'm going to get on board with this scenario. Like, did she already take off her coat? What about her shoes? Because, the way you've presented the information here makes it seem like the skirt is the first thing to go, and I really can’t relate. I've never been so uncomfortable in what I'm wearing at a stranger’s house that I abandon all logic and reveal my toosh.

For clarity’s sake, let me rephrase: I have never, at a stranger’s house, abandoned all logic and revealed my toosh for the sole reason of being uncomfortable.

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

Hey, I just met you
And this is crazy
But here’s my number
So call me maybe

Carly, that’s not really “crazy.” It’s called giving out your number. A little desperate, perhaps, sure. But I certainly wouldn't categorize it as “crazy.” We've all been there. Just be careful. Don’t have him over until you've met him in public at least once.

Starships by Nicki Minaj

Starships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can’t stop ‘cause we’re so high
Let’s do this one more time

Wait, so...Help me understand something. In this scenario, are we supposed to be starships or are we still people? Because if we’re starships, we don’t have hands. And if we’re people, then why are you bringing up starships? They seem irrelevant as they pertain to this situation.

 * disclaimer - I actually kind of love these songs


  1. Bahahaha!!! This had me laughing out loud!! Who writes these lyrics?!


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