About the show

Lyrics to Go is a show about bad song lyrics. Listen in as music geeks Marc Davis, Seth Ford and guests discuss songs with terrible, misunderstood or confusing lyrics.

Episodes

  • 101 - Smooth Criminal

    November 28th, 2022  |  50 mins 7 secs
    bad, but not bad dancing, dancing, michael jackson, mj, moonwalker, smooth criminal

    Seth and Marc grab their sequined gloves, their pet chimps, and their arrested development from being pushed to the point of exhaustion as a child and tackle the extremely repetitive Smooth Criminal... the song that made everybody named "Annie" want to immediately change it.

  • 100 - How Bizarre

    November 20th, 2022  |  57 mins 17 secs
    acid trips, circus, how bizarre, omc, otara millionaires club, social commentary

    EPISODE 100! We sit down with dear friend and co-host of our sister podcast Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast Lee The B to uncover the true meaning behind How Bizarre. What starts out sounding like a song about a boring acid trip where cops harass you, you see a ringmaster come out of a poster, and you ask for people to pay to find out what happens at the end of the story ends up possibly being about something more.

  • 99 - All Around The World

    November 14th, 2022  |  44 mins 17 secs
    all around the world, big yikes, headhunting, ice tea, lisa stansfield, most dangerous game, obsession, psychotic break

    Marc and Seth throw some essentials into a suitcase and take off with the lovely Lisa Stansfield to find her baby in the terribly creepy and non-self aware All Around The World.

  • 98 - All Rise

    November 7th, 2022  |  41 mins 36 secs
    all rise, blue, court, matlock, objection overruled, self-representation

    The Honorable Shitty British Boy Band presiding... What do you get when Simon Cowell puts together a 3rd rate boy band and put them in a room with some Norwegian producers? Unfortunately, it seems like you get a terrible song with about a baker's dozen references to court-oriented stuff but without really knowing how court works. And bad rapping.

  • 97 - Poundcake

    October 31st, 2022  |  51 mins 18 secs
    for unlawful carnal knowledge, poundcake, sammy hagar, van hagar, van halen

    BOO! There's only one thing scarier than ghouls and goblins on Halloween.... and that is Van Halen fronted by Gary Cherone! We brought you the next scariest thing; Van Halen fronted by a very horny Sammy Hagar. Why not compare love-filled sex to a dense bread? Well, we'll tell you why.

  • 96 - Float On

    October 24th, 2022  |  38 mins 52 secs

    The dudes take a crack at Modest Mouse's idea of a positive song.... whether you like it or not. Isaac Brock tries on some of his weird codified language for this positivity-through-nihilism anthem and we're not so sure it works.

  • 95 - Born In The USA

    October 17th, 2022  |  57 mins 47 secs
    anti war, born in the usa, bruce springsteen, long tall daddy, the boss, vietnam

    A slight change of course... Seth and Marc aren't talking about lyrics that are bad, but about a song that is misinterpreted... The Boss's Born In The USA. Often seen by fist-pumping, over-excited people who just like to chant "U!S!A!" a lot as a pro-patriot anthem, the truth is much darker.

  • 94 - Billionaire

    October 11th, 2022  |  59 mins 24 secs
    billionaire, bruno mars, gym class heroes, questionable adoption, travie mccoy, travis mccoy

    Seth and Marc are back together post-Hurricane Ian to listen to Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars wax poetic about what he would do if he was a billionaire. The short list? Have a TV show, wake up in different cities, play basketball with the president, and MAYBE help with Hurricane Katrina victims. This guy kind of sucks.

  • 93 - Sweat (A La La La La Long)

    September 26th, 2022  |  48 mins 14 secs
    inner circle, poor waitress, reggae, sweat, yikes

    The guys take a little trip to the Caribbean to visit the troublesome reggae hit Sweat by the Bad Boys of Inner Circle. If the music video has anything to say about what's going on here, we got a song about a guy getting a littllllle ahead of himself because he saw someone smile and immediately thinks that's a good queue to tell her he wants to fuck her into exhaustion. Not what we'd recommend. Beware of the high Creep Factor!

  • 92 - Pumped Up Kicks

    September 19th, 2022  |  49 mins 54 secs
    armchair psychologist, foster the people, his people, hollywood handbook, mark foster, pumped up kicks, school shootings

    Seth and Marc are here to tell you what this song is about. Mark Foster and his People are here to tell you how great they are and how truly important this song is. Today, we look at what's going on in this repetitive earworm outside of the boring chorus and talk about whether or not it hits the Mark.

  • 91 - He Hit Me

    September 12th, 2022  |  24 mins 36 secs
    abuse, and it felt like a kiss, domestic abuse, he hit me, many yikes, the crystals

    Yikes. Double yikes. TRIPLE yikes, even. This short-played single dealing with abuse seen as love through the eyes of the abused was pretty instantly put on the back burner and with good reason. Carole King and her then husband writing a song about their babysitter who was showing up bruised at the hands of her boyfriend and making it into a hit with Phil Spector? QUADRUPLE YIKES.

  • 90 - Honey

    September 5th, 2022  |  41 mins 38 secs
    codewords for cum, codewords for heroin, drug addiction, honey, mariah carey, peter north

    Horniness ahead! Seth and Marc talk about a topic they could go on and on about for days... Mariah Carey. On the brink, and in the process, of getting out from clutches of her husband Tony Mottola, she was reformed and ready to get horny. But this song sounds like it might be more about something more addictive than love... and we don't mean honey.

  • 89 - Every Picture Tells A Story

    August 29th, 2022  |  53 mins 59 secs
    every picture tells a story, racism, rod stewart, sexism, the faces, world traveling

    Rod's back, baby! And he brought Ronnie Wood with him to tell stories about traveling the world, being so hot and famous you cause a stampede, and then being racist toward Asian people. Why don't we wrap it up by repeating the song title 24 times which has absolutely nothing to do with anything in the song? Whatever, Rod. Just leave the woman in the cabin alone.

  • 88 - All That She Wants

    August 22nd, 2022  |  42 mins 50 secs
    ace of base, all that she wants, maneater, stud bull, the most dangerous game

    Hej! Seth and Marc take on the the Ace of Base smash hit All That She Wants. Is this song about a woman trying to trick men into planting their seed in her a la Heart to collect welfare or is she just looking to get plowed like a Swedish potato field? We'll take a look and also discuss one members' shady past.

  • 87 - Your Love

    August 15th, 2022  |  51 mins 6 secs
    cheating, grade 3 horniness, scandal, the baseball boys, the outfield, your love

    What to do when your significant other leaves town for holiday? Why, you call up an old flame and throw every trick in the book at her to go to sexy town and then tell her to shut up about it... at least that's what The Outfield seem to think. Listen as Seth and Marc get weirded out by the list of symptoms the narrator mentions from lack of punanny that sound like someone going through withdrawals. Eek.

  • 86 - Fever For The Flava

    August 8th, 2022  |  36 mins 21 secs
    awful, coochie, fever for the flava, hoochie, hot action cop, sticky sticky

    A song so bad that Seth and Marc had to just jump into it. It's every kind of bad a song can be.... it's Hot Action Cop talking about being addicted to the "flava" of vaginas and begging a woman to stick various things in her until she finally relents, I guess. Atrocious. All we can do is hope the titular fever is terminal.