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Lyrics for Dummies

So I was going to do a whole mini-list thing of lyrics in current popular music that baffle me (Rebecca Black aside–I ain’t touching that already-cliche mess), but I was at work, so I could only really come up with two. But these two play on the radio a lot now, so I think it’s pertinent.

From Rihanna’s “S&M” 

“I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it. Sex in the air. I don’t care; I love the smell of it.”

Okay, what? Sex in the air? The SMELL? What does it all mean? Honestly, the picture in my head is two people having sex in a airplane bathroom, which we all knows smells pretty foul once you’re a couple hours in, and they’re all “whatevs!” and they keep on sexing. Is that it? Is my head-picture accurate?

From Far East’s “Like a G6” (and yeah, I know this one’s been out for a bit)

“Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard. When we drink we do it right getting slizzard. Sippin’ sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6. Now I’m feelin so fly like a G6”

Okay, there’s a lot going on here. I can understand wanting to get your drinks so cold that it’s like a blizzard. So, we’re cool there. Is sizzurp supposed to mean “syrup?” If so, I can assume that’s slang for alcohol, and that’s fine, even though I don’t know what Three 6 is about.

I guess my main problem here is with “slizzard.” Context clues and my mad reading comprehension skillz lead me to believe that word means “drunk,” but…why? Someone give me the etymology of this word. SOMEONE GIVE IT TO ME NOW!

Also, why is everything so fly like a G6 nowadays? What happened to feeling as high as a kite?

And now…

My award for current favorite lyric in pop music, to replace David Guetta’s “I’m trying to find that words to describe this girl without being disrespectful. Damn Girl, you’s a sexy bitch.” and B.O.B.’s “You’re the whole package. Plus you pay your taxes.”: 

Enrique Iglesias’s “Please excuse me, I don’t mean to be rude. But tonight I’m fucking you.”

(applause).