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.
August 7th, 2023 | 1 hr 22 mins
bombs, england, guns, ieds, ireland, tanks, the cranberries, the troubles, zombie
The guys get serious this week talking about the real meaning behind a quintessential 90's song: Zombie by The Cranberries. Due to its title, it shows up on countless Halloween playlists but is about something much more fiendish than All Hallow's Eve: The Troubles.
July 31st, 2023 | 51 mins 27 secs
80's, carnies, kenny ortega, objectification, she's a beauty, the tubes
Step right up... and don't be shy! The guys get to look inside another world and talk about this heaping pile of 80's objectification brought to you by The Tubes. With lyrics that stem from the singer's encounter at a peep show, what could go wrong?
July 24th, 2023 | 1 hr 21 secs
gaslighting, kiss, love gun, paul stanley, possible domestic abuse
Seth and Marc crack open another song from the Knights In Satan's Service; and this time, it's Love Gun! Seems simple enough: a song about the singers dick. But are there more sinister things at play? We think so.
July 17th, 2023 | 1 hr 15 mins
blues traveler, but yikes, cleverness, hook
Every once in a while, the guys have something nice to say.... and this is one of those times. Well, about the song at least. They get into the inner workings of Hook by Blues Traveler which is much more clever than most people that have passively listened to it may have realized.
July 10th, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
american idol, bad day, bootstrap culture, daniel powter
The guys get deep into the weeds trying to make heads or tales out of Daniel Powter's unfortunate hit song Bad Day. A song that became so loved but seems to be rolling its proverbial eyes at anyone really going through a rough patch in life... the kind of an attitude only a guy who always wears a beanie could have.
July 3rd, 2023 | 48 mins 59 secs
around around around, bad dudes, dion, dion and the belmonts, objectification, sad dudes, the wanderer
Seth and Marc are up for a little surprise with Dion's The Wanderer.... or are they? What looks like it's a song about a horny dude who sees women as nothing but the holes they have might be about something a lot sadder.
June 26th, 2023 | 51 mins 34 secs
eric carmen, eric cartman, hungry eyes, mind games, robocop, terminator
Finally, the guys get to dissect someone that Seth has had on his creep-dar from the jump: Eric Carmen with the Dirty Dancing hit Hungry Eyes. A classic of "I know you want me, so you may as well give in" complete with having someone "in [his] sights." For the love of Christ.
June 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 19 mins
eve 6, gaslighting, inside out, manipulation, the heart in a blender song
The guys put Eve 6's biggest hit Inside Out in a blender and watch it spin around to a terrible oblivion. It's kind of hard to tell exactly what's going on here though the general meaning of the song is somehow understood... sort of like knowing carbon monoxide could be filling a room and that you can die of it but you can't see it.
June 12th, 2023 | 50 mins 45 secs
big yikes, creepo, gaslighting, james blunt, stalking, you're beautiful
Seth and Marc listen through gritted teeth to the James Blunt light rock hit You're Beautiful. A song which is creepy even according to the songwriter though it is semi-autobiographical. Doesn't that tell you everything you need to know?
June 5th, 2023 | 52 mins 43 secs
danger, enchantment, heavy nova, obsession, robert palmer, simpy irresistible
The guys have John Fahy (Profiles In Eccentricity) and Joe Lachut (7 Inches To Freedom/Graveyard Shift Screenprinting) on to talk about a song that is about a desire so great, you can't do 2nd grade math: Simply Irresistible. The claims get crazier and crazier as the song culminates in the narrator and his love interest forming into one being. Like The Fly.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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."
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!