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*Sigh* Kids. - Elf M. Sternberg
*Sigh* Kids.
Cranky Old Man Alert!

Sigh. Sometimes, kids are so clueless. I bet my parents didn't have to explain to me, like I did to Yamaraashi-chan, that her current favorite song, "Low" by the rapper FLO Rida, isn't about looking good on a dance floor, but is an open admiration about how good a certain slutty woman is at oral sex.


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lucky_otter From: lucky_otter Date: May 26th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever seen the musical Bye, Bye Birdie? I've always enjoyed the song "Kids" from it, especially the line "What's the matter with kids these days?" It's so very true to life. I sang it in elementary school, which is a bit odd for that particular song.

Lyrics here: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/byebyebirdie/kids.htm
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elfs From: elfs Date: May 26th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, no. When I was her age I went to a private school that didn't allow the students to discuss music. My parents listened to an awful lot of jazz. I hated most rock back then.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 26th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or Cyndi Lauper and 'She-bop'. :-)
pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: May 26th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because if he'd been listening to Aerosmith there would have been no question. ;-)
shunra From: shunra Date: May 26th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
My daughter considers me totally clueless because I insist on seeing those extra meanings in songs, plays, titles... ...she thinks I have a filthy mind.

Come to think of it, my son feels the same way about me. Maybe the problem is in us oldies?
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 26th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is?!?

I'm pretty sure Low is about a stripper, not about oral sex at all. And despite Right Round sounding like it's about oral sex (I was convinced, with all of the pole mentions), that too is really just about a stripper and how good she is at dancing.


I've heard some frank interviews with him in some relaxed settings, and he made it clear it was a love of strippers that fueled his art, not a love of them doing anything illegal like providing sexual favors to patrons.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 26th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Reading the lyrics to Low just now, I think it is about sex with a stripper in general, but definitely PIV sex. "That's what I told her, her legs on my shoulder..." and the bit following. Of course, it could just be my dirty mind. The narrative seems to be the singer dropping three grand in bills on a stripper to get her to come home with him and have sex.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 26th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
The other song I referred to, there's a lot of lines about poles and going downtown and so forth, yet he insists it's really about a dance. Really.
marketeer From: marketeer Date: May 26th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to agree, having just read the lyrics, but it's still not something I'd want my children listening to (assuming that I had any).
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 26th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, agreed. Even it not being about sex, one of the producers on one of the shows he was on explained how uncomfortable he was with his daughters singing a song glorifying strippers.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 26th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Reminds me of the time I heard a young girl next door singing along to Gwen Stefani drat it.

"Take a chance you stupid ho"

"Ho" isn't in the general British vocabulary, so there is every chance she had no clue what it meant.
halloranelder From: halloranelder Date: May 27th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
A friend of mine was complaining last night about the 9 year old daughter of one of her clients singing along to the Lilli Allen song "It's Not Fair". "You're so mean 'cause you don't make me scream".

Oh dear...
urox From: urox Date: May 27th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, this reminds me of when I had to explain to my parents that I didn't listen to gangsta' rap, only dance rap.
abostick59 From: abostick59 Date: May 28th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Noticing sex must be one of the later Piaget stages of development.

The daughter of a friend of mine was enamored of the book Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde when she was nine years old, and read and reread the book over and over again. It was her favorite book.

A few years later, when she was fourteen or so, she reread the book once more. "Who is it," she demanded to know, "who put all that sex into the book while I wasn't looking?"
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