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

  • 134 - Hook

    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.

  • 133 - Bad Day

    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.

  • 132 - The Wanderer

    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.

  • 131 - Hungry Eyes

    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.

  • 130 - Inside Out

    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.

  • 129 - You're Beautiful

    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?

  • 128 - Simply Irresistable

    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.

  • 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.