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.


  • 127 - I'm On Fire

    May 29th, 2023  |  42 mins 42 secs
    bruce springsteen, daddy, emotional blackmail, i'm on fire, little girl, manipulation, the boss

    We know many people love The Boss.... including us! But you can't deny the strangeness and, yes, creepiness of his spooky hit I'm On Fire. This song hits you with the "little girl/daddy" and cleans up the place with some good emotional manipulation right at the end for good measure. And yodeling for desert!

  • 126 - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

    May 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
    damn i wish i was your lover, emotional manipulation, sophie b hawkins, tribbing

    Shucks! Marc and Seth call in dear friends Tim and Joee to splay open the chest of Sophie B. Hawkins hit Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover. There are a lot of appalling things going on here from weird mommy stuff to emotional manipulation of a woman who is being abused to try and win her heart. Yowzers.

  • 125 - Time Of The Season

    May 15th, 2023  |  44 mins 35 secs
    garage rock, predatory free love, psychedelia, the zombies, time of the season

    The 1960's were a time of great music, free love, and creeps predating on women who were into the free love movement. Seth and Marc look into Time Of The Season. Slick with great musicianship, lines like "what's your name? who's your daddy?" make it pretty hard to ignore the filth dripping off this dude.

  • 124 - Judy's Turn To Cry

    May 8th, 2023  |  55 mins 14 secs
    emotional blackmail, gaslighting, it's my party, johnny, judy, judy's turn to cry, leslie gore, manipulation

    Seth and Marc go through the high school drama of Judy's Turn To Cry, the sequel to It's My Party. The biggest question going through these lyrics leaves us with is: Who would want to date any of these pieces of shit?

  • 123 - Sister Christian

    May 1st, 2023  |  51 mins 15 secs
    night ranger, sibling issues, sister christian, sister christy, yowzers

    Seth and Marc uncover the high amount of sibling creepiness and mystery that is present in the Night Ranger hit song Sister Christian. At its very best, seemingly a controlling song trying to tell the titular Christian not to have sex and, at its worst, calling his sister "babe."

  • 122 - Roxanne

    April 24th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    anti-prostitution, catching feelings, police, prostitution, roxanne, the police, yikes

    Seth and Marc round out Policepril with one of the band's most well known songs.... Roxanne; a song about a man's growing intensity to take a woman from being a prostitute whether she likes it or not and makes her aware that they are now together. Anti-sex worker AND scary. Quite a combo!

  • 121 - Can't Stand Losing You

    April 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 7 mins
    can't stand losing you, emotional manipulation, police, shocking sting quotes, suicide, the police

    For the penultimate episode of Policepril, we get ultra-incel with the emotionally manipulative Can't Stand Losing You. And this time.... we brought a friend! Mike Kiniry joins us to take a deep hard look at this one. A pop hit about making someone feel bad for breaking up with you by killing yourself? Sure... why not?

  • 120 - Don't Stand So Close To Me

    April 10th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    don't stand so close to me, maybe other kinds of rape, non-autobiographical, police, statutory rape, the police

    As Policepril marches on, so do the creepy hits. This time, Sting and Co. are talking about a young horny teacher fucking one of his students in the song that was adopted by many during the pandemic... Don't Stand So Close To Me! A very peculiar song for an ex-English teacher to sing and say "it's not about me!" but here we are.

  • 119 - Every Breath You Take

    April 3rd, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins
    big brother, every breath you take, stalking, synchronicity, the police, yikes

    A very happy Policepril to you all! We're doing a month of some of the creepiest, suprisingest, or possibly misunderstoodiest songs by hit 70's-80's supergroup The Police. We're working backwards in our timeline so we'll start at the end with their biggest hit; the extremely frightening Every Breath You Take. Draw the blinds, find under the covers, and don't make a sound... they'll be watching you.

  • 118 - Sex And Candy

    March 27th, 2023  |  51 mins 48 secs
    90's music, jeff wozniak, marcy playground, no relation, pseudo pedophilia, sex and candy

    The guys try to look as deep as you can into a song that seems to be based off of a remark made by an ex-girlfriends college roommate about a decade earlier and a bunch of stupid made up lingo; Sex And Candy by Marcy Playground. A song that sounds like it's about pedophilia and it isn't but it still sucks.

  • 117 - Under My Thumb

    March 20th, 2023  |  57 mins 17 secs
    blind faith, mind games, misogyny, rolling stones, stockholm syndrome, under my thumb

    Does it get any worse than Brown Sugar? You be the judge! Marc and Seth pick apart another Rolling Stones song and this time, they're excusing and glorifying treating a woman like shit with the non-single Under My Thumb.

  • 116b - Relax (Unedited)

    March 13th, 2023  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    edging, frankie goes to hollywood, leather daddies, premature ejaculation, relax

    This is the full 2 hour discussion about the song Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. There is a lot that got cut out about LGBTQ rights, stories about the gay nightlife in Fort Myers, chunks of stuff we talked about in the music video, some funny banter, and issues and information about things in the queer community writ large. It was really difficult to decide what to cut out so I wanted to also make the whole conversation available if anyone was interested.

  • 116 - Relax

    March 13th, 2023  |  1 hr 22 mins
    edging, frankie goes to hollywood, leather daddies, premature ejaculation, relax

    Seth and Marc get the help of friends Logan and Adam to get deeeeep inside a song that's maybe so obvious that you didn't think it was about what it's about. One of the longest episodeepisodes yet with tons of great conversation about LGBTQ rights so make sure you pack a lunch.

  • 115 - Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

    March 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins
    aerosmith, dude, dude looks like a lady, incorrect pronouns, transphobia

    Seth and Marc get out the ol' whiteboard to try and make heads or tails out of this classic rock juggernaut that catapulted Aerosmith back into the limelight. Is it transphobic? Is it fetishising? How does he make that "gi-gi-gi-gi-gi-gi-gi-gi" noise so fast?!

  • 114 - Cheeseburger In Paradise

    February 27th, 2023  |  38 mins 27 secs
    cheeseburger in paradise, dumb puns, dumb songs, jimmy buffett, please stop it

    A beach bum's wild fantasy about a delicious burger or a Kafka-esque hellscape in which he wakes up as a full formed "sensuous treat" that has no choice but to desire to eat himself from the outside in? You be the judge.

  • 113 - I'm No Angel

    February 20th, 2023  |  52 mins 32 secs
    allman brothers, bruce springsteen sound alike, gregg allman, i'm not angel, scary

    Another week, another creepy guy talking about cradles... this time, it's Gregg Allman and the song he made famous: "I'm No Angel." Proudly proclaiming how much of a troubled past he has and openly admitting to planned theft. Come on and love me, baby.