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.


  • 153 - Wrong Way

    November 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 6 mins
    anti-hero, forced prostitution, sublime, wrong way

    Seth and Marc take on the third single from Sublime's self-titled album; Wrong Way. A song about a 14-year-old who is prostituted by her father who is picked up by a "hero" who paid to have sex with a 14-year-old prostitute. Dub style!

  • 152 - (You're) Having My Baby

    November 20th, 2023  |  56 mins 20 secs
    having my baby, now, odia coates, parenthetical titles, paul anka, you're having my baby

    The guys scrub in to take a deep look at Paul Anka's (You're) Having My Baby which has been called chauvinistic upon many other things. Is the hype real? Is this song as self-obsessed as it seems? We certainly think there is a good case to be made...

  • 151 - Island Girl

    November 13th, 2023  |  44 mins 52 secs
    elton john, island girl, prostitution, racism, sexism, youch

    Seth and Marc look at a song that was described as "racist, sexist and fetishistic" all in one fell swoop; Island Girl by Elton John (and Bernie Taupin.) A song that is swinging for a Caribbean feel and ends up being tone deaf in more than one way.

  • 150 - Possum Kingdom

    November 6th, 2023  |  56 mins 42 secs
    i burn, possum kingdom, rubberneck, self-immolation, stalkers, toadies, tyler

    Seth and Marc drag the proverbial lake of lyrics in search of a line that isn't creepy as fuck in the song Possum Kingdom by Toadies. Unfortunately, they seem to come up pretty empty-handed.

  • 149 - Lola

    October 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 52 mins
    cross dressing, lola, ray davies, the kinks, transgender, transphobia

    Seth and Marc bring past favorite guests Adam and Logan to get into the inner workings of Lola by The Kinks. On one hand, we talk about what the lyrics reveal to people who may have heard the song in passing. On the other, we have a discussion on whether or not this song is transphobic and some of the lines that are double entendres. Minds were changed! Eyes were opened!

  • 148 - Crazy Bitch

    October 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    buckcherry, crack bartering, crazy bitch, josh todd, yikes

    Seth and Marc bring on Kristin, a recovering Buckcherry fan, to rip Crazy Bitch apart limb from limb. How high will the Creep Factor go on this one?

  • 147 - Party Hard

    October 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    andrew wk, girls own juice, i get wet, party hard, unnecessary screaming

    The guys give a bit of a death metal history lesson before launching an all-out assault on the neanderthal-esque lyrics of Andrew WK's Party Hard. Incomplete thoughts and sentences abound in spite of his intelligence. Where did he go wrong?

  • 146 - Jailhouse Rock

    October 9th, 2023  |  54 mins 18 secs
    elvis presley, jailhouse rock, prison sex, purple gang, sad sack

    Seth and Marc look past the first 2 better known verses of Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley and discover a little surprise!

  • 145 - Lonely Is The Night

    October 2nd, 2023  |  58 mins 43 secs
    billy squire, insanity, loneliness, lonely, lonely is the night

    The guys revisit Billy Squire with his early 80's hit non-single and best attempt at a Led Zeppelin song: Lonely Is The Night. These lyrics are an unmitigated disaster and even Billy's weak explanation leaves us scratching our heads... join us on our descent into madness.

  • 144 - Love In An Elevator

    September 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins
    aerosmith, horny, joey perry, love in an elevator, public sex, pump, steve perry, steve tyler, tyler perry

    Today, Seth and Marc find themselves in an elevator with New England's own Aerosmith for their ultra horny single Love In An Elevator. We discuss the music video, the complications of oral sex in an elevator, and the death wish hidden within.

  • 143 - The Way

    September 18th, 2023  |  48 mins 40 secs
    alzheimer's, brain surgery, fastball, road trips, texas stories, the way

    The guys unveil the true story behind the 90's hit The Way which catapulted Fastball into the limelight. The lyrics, which seem to be about a couple who decide to shrug off the banality of the normal life in exchange for a life roaming the world, actually have a much sadder history.

  • 142 - Stacy's Mom

    September 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    fountains of wayne, hornier kids, horny moms, moms, stacy, stacy's mom

    Marc and a very horned-up Seth talk about a power pop song for all of the niche demographic of "boys who are into the mom of a girl that has a thing for them instead of the girl"... Stacy's Mom from Fountains of Wayne. Is this song about a woman who is trying to turn a prepubescent on or is he just reading too into things? Or both?

  • 141 - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    September 4th, 2023  |  54 mins 40 secs
    ac/dc, bon scott, dirty deeds, dirty deeds done dirt cheap, murder for hire, sex for hire

    The guys take another trip down AC/DC lane with their perplexing hit Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. 3 verses about people who have been wronged and trying to figure out exactly what he's doing to each of them. Sex? Murder? Contract negotiations? What in the fuck is going on?

  • 140 - Nights On Broadway

    August 28th, 2023  |  47 mins 4 secs
    barry gibb, hiding in the dark, maurice gibb, robin gibb, son of sam, stalking, the bee gees

    Seth and Marc get funky with the Bee Gee's stalker anthem Nights On Broadway. Not their biggest hit, but definitely up there with the creepiest. One part waiting in the dark and one part voices-in-his-head, the Brothers Gibb go in deep with the first single to highlight their famous falsetto.

  • 139 - Livin' La Vida Loca

    August 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    livin' la vida loca, murder as pain relief, ricky martin, spanish

    Seth and Marc are entranced by the sultry sounds of Ricky Martin's hit Livin' La Vida Loca. A catchy ditty that tells the story of a woman who is up to some real creepy shit like black cats and voodoo dolls.

  • 138 - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)

    August 14th, 2023  |  55 mins 7 secs
    animal, fuck like a beast, predatory, stalking, two dogs having sex, w.a.s.p.

    Seth and Marc invite metal lover and Strip Club Mom Doug Davison to splay open the W.A.S.P. single Animal (Fuck Like A Beast). Starts out aggressively horny and turns aggressively aggressive AND horny.