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

  • 173 - Family Man

    April 15th, 2024  |  1 hr 12 mins
    family man, hall and oates. daryl hall, houses of ill repute, john oates, restraining order, sex work

    Seth and Marc talk Hall & Oates with their cover of the Mike Oldfield-penned Family Man. A sex worker propositions a man who rebuffs her advances while also telling her that if she keeps asking, he might say yes. Who is in the wrong here and does he give in?

  • 172 - We Built This City

    April 8th, 2024  |  1 hr 14 mins
    jefferson airplane, jefferson starship, rock and roll architecture, starship, we built this city

    Seth and Marc revisit a band they haven't talked about since episode 3... Starship's "We Built This City." Highly regarded as one of the worst songs of the 80's by some publications and one of the worst songs ever by others, where do the guys think it stacks up?

  • 171 - Holding Out For A Hero

    April 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bonnie tyler, footloose, holding out for a hero, time-sensitive herocism, unrealistic standards

    Marc and Seth read off the litany of prerequisites to be Bonnie Tyler's titular hero in Holding Out For A Hero and feel bad about themselves. Also, why does she need someone who is fresh from a fight? What is she not telling us? And what does this have to do with Footloose?!

  • 170 - Dancing In The Moonlight

    March 25th, 2024  |  42 mins 6 secs
    boffalongo, dancing in the moonlight, king harvest, song stories, wowzers

    The dudes look at the lyrics to King Harvest's twinkly version of Dancing In The Moonlight. However, it's the story behind the song that is the much bigger reveal here.

  • 169 - That'll Be The Day

    March 18th, 2024  |  51 mins 26 secs
    buddy holly, buddy holly and the crickets, manipulation, mind games, sexism, that'll be the day, the crickets, the day the music died

    Seth and Marc unfurl the lyrics to The Crickets' (by the way of Buddy Holly) hit That'll Be The Day. Does it surprise us that this song is filled with a litany of different kinds of mental manipulation? No, not at all. Are we going to still cover it? Absolutely.

  • 168 - It Wasn't Me

    March 11th, 2024  |  1 hr 32 mins
    gaslighting, it wasn't me, lawdavmercy, orville burnell, reggae, rikrok, shabby

    Seth and Marc invite past guest Jamie on to discuss the lyrics to Shaggy's reggae-ish gaslighting anthem "It Wasn't Me." Lots of questions on this one.... about how him getting busted went down, whether or not he truly wanted to be caught, or if Shaggy really exists at all....

  • 167 - A.D.I.D.A.S.

    March 4th, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    a.d.i.d.a.s., adidas, all day i dream about sex, jonathan davis, korn, morgues

    This week, the dudes go through the koRn hit A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Sex). This song is so bad that it pushed guitarist "Head" to quit the band to find Christ.

  • 166 - Possession

    February 26th, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins
    big yikes, fumbling toward ecstasy, obsession, possession, sarah mclaughlin, stalkers

    Marc and Seth dig into the dark story behind the Sarah McLaughlin's breakout hit Possession. One of those cases of a song that people use in their wedding but the truth behind it has much sadder, and creepier, roots.

  • 165 - Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue (The Angry American)

    February 19th, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins
    america, big dog, courtesy of the red white and blue, koby teeth, patriots, toby keith

    Seth and Marc look into the history of the Toby Keith song Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue and, of course, the lyrics themselves. Written like a 14-year-old horny for America, Toby calls for the assistance of the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, and an Eagle to name a few while also referring to America as a mean dog. I feel more patriotic already.

  • 164 - Down Under

    February 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 4 mins
    aboriginals, australia, colin hay, down under, men at work, overdevelopment

    Seth and Marc wrap up their trip around the continents with the Men At Work b-side Down Under. There are undoubtedly loads of strange lyrics here but the guys get a little surprise when sorting through them and the music video.

  • 163 - A Horse With No Name

    February 5th, 2024  |  56 mins 42 secs
    a horse with no name, america, deserts, horses, middle school poetry

    Seth and Marc continue their continent tour with America's A Horse With No Name. This song was banned in some American stations due to possible drug references but it should've been banned for something much worse... dumb fucking words.

  • 162 - Heat Of The Moment

    January 29th, 2024  |  1 hr 3 mins
    asia, buggles, elp, emerson lake and palmer, heat of the moment, king crimson, yes, yikes

    Seth and Marc are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to Asia's Heat Of The Moment. Seth thinks this song is a beautiful song about a man who made a mistake and is baring his soul for the world to see. Marc thinks it's a guy who is trying to convince a woman who was hurt by him messing up by focusing on when things were good and then by manipulating with scare tactics. Was anyone swayed and what do you think?

  • 161 - The Final Countdown

    January 22nd, 2024  |  51 mins 15 secs
    earth, europe, greenhouse gasses, sports, sweden, the final countdown, venus

    Seth and Marc blast off into outer space with Europe to work out the lyrics to The Final Countdown. A song that is apparently about deciding to move from an Earth that is no longer inhabitable to another planet that has the densest atmosphere in our galaxy and over 167 volcanoes. Doesn't sound like we really thought this out, does it?

  • 160 - Hey Hey, What Can I Do?

    January 15th, 2024  |  50 mins 51 secs
    classic rock, hey hey what can i do, led zeppelin, orgasm sounds, ren faire, sloppy guitar

    Marc and Seth get the Led out with the b-side to the shrill Immigrant Song; Hey Hey, What Can I Do?. Not a single, but still received tons of airplay. We get a little naive incel action with this one where the narrator at least has the wherewithall to leave the woman alone. But we're setting the bar a little low...

  • 159 - Beat Again

    January 8th, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    beat again, guilt trip, jack the lad swing, jls, munchausen syndrome, yikes

    Seth and Marc peel apart a hit from across The Pond with JLS's Beat Again.. In hopes that they can coax someone into a relationship because the narrator(s) might die from NotHavingGirlfriend-itis, they combine their voices into one mono-tonal hellscape while wallowing in self-pity. Tragic.

  • 158 - Rain Is A Good Thing

    January 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins
    drought, droughts, farmer johnson, floods, luke bryan, rain, rain is a good thing

    The guys are joined by friends Tim and Joee to discuss what makes country "country" and also to talk about the Luke Bryan pro-flood song Rain Is A Good Thing. Nothing beats complaining about how dry it is and then taking about getting the fuck out of dodge when it rains and also about how the main positives to rain are having a horny girlfriend and fucking under a loud tin roof. Got it.