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.


  • 157 - Jingle Bell Rock

    December 25th, 2023  |  44 mins 56 secs
    bell, bells, bobby helms, hank garland, jingle, jingle bell chime, jingle bell rock, jingle bell time, jingle bells, jingle feet

    Ho ho ho! The guys take on a Christmas classic with the unrelenting Jingle Bell Rock. What does it mean? Why can the jingle hop not begin until there is a snowstorm? What the hell is going one with these jingling feet? Hell if we know...

  • 156 - Take The Money And Run

    December 18th, 2023  |  43 mins 47 secs
    bill joe, billy mack, bobbie sue, facts is, ooohh lawd, steve miller band. take the money and run, taxes

    Hoo hoo! Seth and Marc read through the most boring and useless story possibly ever told; Take The Money and Run by Steve Miller Band. Though they can't deny how catchy the song is, the lyrics tell a tale that, in the end, is insane and was over before it began.

  • 155 - Want You Bad

    December 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    clothesline, dominatrix, manipulation, the offspring, want you bad

    Seth and Marc return to The Offspring to dip into their hit song Want You Bad. Have you ever found yourself in a relationship with someone who is too nice? So you write a song about how you wish they would completely change who they are, get tattoos, and start treating you bad? Me neither.

  • 154 - Jack & Diane

    December 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 7 mins
    chili dogs, diane, jack, jack and diane, john cougar, john cougar melloncamp, john melloncamp, johnny cougar, tastee freez

    Seth and Marc talk about the Americana coming-of-age ditty Jack & Diane by John Cougar. Switching between horny verses and existentialist choruses, this song paints a Midwest hell where people suck on hot dogs with chili on them and fuck under trees and opt for some strange words and turns of phrase that you'd maybe be familiar with if you grew up in Bumfuck, Indiana like "dribble off those Bobbie Brooks slacks" and "ditty."

  • 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?