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

  • 186 - Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!)

    July 15th, 2024  |  1 hr 9 mins
    do you wanna touch me, gary glitter, glam, glam rock, pedophile, yikes

    The guys talk about Garry Glitter's single Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!) Already creepy on its own, when you read about the laundry list of awful things he did it feels even worse. How high will this one rate on the Creep Factor? Pretty damn high.

  • 185 - This Is Why I'm Hot

    July 8th, 2024  |  1 hr 14 mins
    mims, mr. mims, this is why i'm hot, unnecessary rudeness

    Seth and Marc go through the daunting task of reading through all three verses of MiMS' breakout hit This Is Why I'm Hot. SPOILER ALERT: Why is he hot? Simple.... because he is.

  • 184 - Do Me!

    July 1st, 2024  |  59 mins 44 secs
    bell biv devoe, do me, do me!, statutory rape, tantric sex

    Davis Ford take on the troublesome lyrics of Bell Biv DeVoe's Do Me! (replete with exclamation mark) A "song about sex" according to Billboard, the ex-New Edition members Trojan-Horsed a very troubling bit in the second verse allegedly written by a very famous rapper.

  • 183 - Unborn Child

    June 24th, 2024  |  1 hr 11 mins
    abortion rights, emotional manipulation, roe v wade, seals and crofts, unborn child

    Seth and Marc battle head-on against James and Dash (better known as Seals & Crofts) as they discuss the song Unborn Child. Based off of a poem written by a producers wife, the easy rock duo sing to a fetus that can't hear them and be really fucking shitty.

  • 182 - Dirty Work

    June 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins
    adultery, chess, dirty work, donald fagan, steely dan, the dan, walter becker

    Marc and Seth have a little too much fun talking about the lyrics to Steely Dan's non-single but single-esque Dirty Work. This one was an editing nightmare and it's still over an hour. What is this dirty work they're speaking of?

  • 181 - Turning Japanese

    June 10th, 2024  |  1 hr 27 mins
    i really think so, racism, sixteen candles, the vapors, the vapours, turning japanese

    Marc and Seth dig into what it means to be Turning Japanese as sung by The Vapors. Rife with stereotypes in both music AND music video, the guys talk about the creepy lyrics and the line between paying homage to a culture and shitting all over it.

  • 180 - Greased Lightning

    June 3rd, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins
    back problems, grease, grease the movie, grease the musical, john travolta, pain pill addiction

    Seth and Marc throw on some white t-shirts, slick their pompadours up with some pomade, and look under the hood of the musical-turned-hit-single Greased Lightning. Watch out if the kids are in the car as these lyrics contain some pretty strange sexual terms and complete lack of knowledge about cars.

  • 179 - That Summer

    May 27th, 2024  |  1 hr 27 mins
    chris gaines, country music, garth brooks, improper workplace etiquette, leather hands, power imbalance, that summer, the chase

    Seth basks in the glory of country music and Marc sits idly by as they dissect the lyrics to the predatory That Summer by Garth Brooks. Listen to the tale of Ol' Leatherhands and what she does to a teenage boy.

  • 178 - Bad Medicine

    May 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 18 mins
    bad medicine, bon jovi, jon bongiovi, new jersey, terrible medical analogies

    Seth and Marc need 10cc's of medical knowledge given to Bon Jovi STAT! The guys try to figure out what makes medicine "bad," why no one else is able to help the narrator, and discuss fake endings.

  • 177 - High Hopes

    May 13th, 2024  |  1 hr 19 mins
    brendon urie, capitalism run amok, high holes, mainfest destiny, panic at the disco, panic! at the disco, the crusades

    Marc and Seth invite guest and dear friend Mike to look through the unrecommended-history-laden lyrics of High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco. What's worse: Making people who never made it feel like absolute trash or bringing up Manifest Destiny?

  • 176 - Mmmbop

    May 6th, 2024  |  46 mins 28 secs
    flowers, hanson, middle of nowhere, mmmbop, scatting, teenage lyrics

    The guys dismantle a song that was described as "unintelligible" by one critic; Hanson's breakaway single Mmmbop. A mixture of "did you know" and "these lyrics were written by teenagers," we discuss how good they sound now and the possibilities of knowing which flowers you're planting.

  • 175 - My Life Would Suck Without You

    April 29th, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins
    kelly clarkson, let him go, my life would suck without you, self-gaslighting

    Marc and Seth work through Kelly Clarkson's single "My Life Would Suck Without You," her self-professed "anti-boy-bashing song." The thing is if there was ever a time for her to bash a guy, it would be now. Don't sell yourself out, Kelly!

  • 174 - Cumbersome

    April 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 4 mins
    7 mary 3, american standard, cumbersome, david and goliath, poetry, seven mary three

    The guys dig deep into the high school poetry that makes up the lyrics of 7 Mary 3's hit Cumbersome. Overflowing with self-reference and Eddie Vedder's impressions, this song will make it so you don't know if you're coming or going. Oh yeah, no. Yeah yeah, no no. Yeah. No.

  • 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?!