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.


  • 109 - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

    January 23rd, 2023  |  52 mins 59 secs
    for a white guy, offspring, pretty fly, pretty fly white guy, quasi racism, the offspring

    What do you get when you mix a molecular biologist, a former janitor, and some ridicule of the white middle class? Seth and Marc unfortunately find out in this week's episode where they look into the lyrics to Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

  • 108 - Semi-Charmed Life

    January 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 26 mins
    creampies, crystal meth, primus, semi-charmed life, stephan jenkins, third eye blind

    Seth and Marc look into the true meaning behind one of the 90's upbeat and infection jams; Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind. Is it all as lush and catchy as it sounds or is there a terrible crystal meth addiction and some red panties hidden somewhere in there?

  • 107 - Barbie Girl

    January 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 6 mins
    aqua, aquarium, barbie girl, misogyny, plastic surgery

    Seth and Marc painfully comb over the lyrics to Barbie Girl which are either creepy as hell or misogynistic as hell. Throw in the terrible music video and awful voices and this one hurt.

  • 106 - Hey Ya!

    January 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins
    andre 3 stacks, andre 3000, andre 3k, hey ya!, nostradamus, outkast, speakerboxxx, the love below

    The guys look into the lyrics for the hit Outkast/Andre 3000 song Hey Ya! one of the rare episodes where the lyrics are actually amazing but the meaning has been overlooked and that's all part of the genius.

  • 105 - Wonderful Christmastime

    December 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    christmas music, macca, occult, paul mccartney, the beatles, wonderful christmastime

    Break out your ancient synthesizers and handclaps... Seth and Marc will bring the eggnog and discuss the frightening endurance of the strange and simple Wonderful Christmastime. Did he write it when he was 8? Why can't we look down? Why didn't anyone tell him how boring this song is?

  • 104 - Figured You Out

    December 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    chad kroeger, figured you out, gaslighting, kroeger, manipulation, misogyny, nickelback, yikes

    Seth and Marc can't get enough shitting all over Nickelback. This time, it's their weird and questionable pro-bro-anthem Figured You Out which posits that even though the narrator loved all of these behaviors from the beginning, it's okay to suddenly change course and say he knows the "real" her and dump her while nothing changes. Classic.

  • 103 - Californication

    December 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins
    bad lyrics, californication, red hot chili peppers, rhcp, yikes

    As soon as we decided on doing another Red Hot Chili peppers song, I had to call in my bud who can't stand them. Greg from Nice Guys stops back in to help unfurl the lyrical diarrhea that AKieds is spewing out of both ends this time; like usual, 10% sense making to 90% insane drivel... and hypocritical drivel at that.

  • 102 - P.Y.T.

    December 5th, 2022  |  49 mins 10 secs

    Seth and Marc take a look at the song with a title that wouldn't age too well.... P.Y.T. What's this all about and why is he being so insistent? And what in the fuck is a tenderoni?

  • 101 - Smooth Criminal

    November 28th, 2022  |  50 mins 7 secs
    bad, but not bad dancing, dancing, michael jackson, mj, moonwalker, smooth criminal

    Seth and Marc grab their sequined gloves, their pet chimps, and their arrested development from being pushed to the point of exhaustion as a child and tackle the extremely repetitive Smooth Criminal... the song that made everybody named "Annie" want to immediately change it.

  • 100 - How Bizarre

    November 20th, 2022  |  57 mins 17 secs
    acid trips, circus, how bizarre, omc, otara millionaires club, social commentary

    EPISODE 100! We sit down with dear friend and co-host of our sister podcast Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast Lee The B to uncover the true meaning behind How Bizarre. What starts out sounding like a song about a boring acid trip where cops harass you, you see a ringmaster come out of a poster, and you ask for people to pay to find out what happens at the end of the story ends up possibly being about something more.

  • 99 - All Around The World

    November 14th, 2022  |  44 mins 17 secs
    all around the world, big yikes, headhunting, ice tea, lisa stansfield, most dangerous game, obsession, psychotic break

    Marc and Seth throw some essentials into a suitcase and take off with the lovely Lisa Stansfield to find her baby in the terribly creepy and non-self aware All Around The World.

  • 98 - All Rise

    November 7th, 2022  |  41 mins 36 secs
    all rise, blue, court, matlock, objection overruled, self-representation

    The Honorable Shitty British Boy Band presiding... What do you get when Simon Cowell puts together a 3rd rate boy band and put them in a room with some Norwegian producers? Unfortunately, it seems like you get a terrible song with about a baker's dozen references to court-oriented stuff but without really knowing how court works. And bad rapping.

  • 97 - Poundcake

    October 31st, 2022  |  51 mins 18 secs
    for unlawful carnal knowledge, poundcake, sammy hagar, van hagar, van halen

    BOO! There's only one thing scarier than ghouls and goblins on Halloween.... and that is Van Halen fronted by Gary Cherone! We brought you the next scariest thing; Van Halen fronted by a very horny Sammy Hagar. Why not compare love-filled sex to a dense bread? Well, we'll tell you why.

  • 96 - Float On

    October 24th, 2022  |  38 mins 52 secs

    The dudes take a crack at Modest Mouse's idea of a positive song.... whether you like it or not. Isaac Brock tries on some of his weird codified language for this positivity-through-nihilism anthem and we're not so sure it works.

  • 95 - Born In The USA

    October 17th, 2022  |  57 mins 47 secs
    anti war, born in the usa, bruce springsteen, long tall daddy, the boss, vietnam

    A slight change of course... Seth and Marc aren't talking about lyrics that are bad, but about a song that is misinterpreted... The Boss's Born In The USA. Often seen by fist-pumping, over-excited people who just like to chant "U!S!A!" a lot as a pro-patriot anthem, the truth is much darker.

  • 94 - Billionaire

    October 11th, 2022  |  59 mins 24 secs
    billionaire, bruno mars, gym class heroes, questionable adoption, travie mccoy, travis mccoy

    Seth and Marc are back together post-Hurricane Ian to listen to Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars wax poetic about what he would do if he was a billionaire. The short list? Have a TV show, wake up in different cities, play basketball with the president, and MAYBE help with Hurricane Katrina victims. This guy kind of sucks.