Because of a thread a few months ago where somebody thought “Come On Eileen” meant “Come On Eileen” , and because I have such a dirty mind, I tend to hear a lot of sexual references in songs that probably are not there at all. Or maybe they are there subtly and I was clever enough to pick up on them (doubtful).
So here are the recent ones I found. Please add your own or agree or disagree with previously posted ones. I’m curious to see if I’m the only one who thinks like this when listening to lyrics.
Madonna, “Like a Prayer” - is she talking about performing oral sex on a guy when she sings “When you call my name, it’s like a little prayer, I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there”?
Toni Basil, “Hey Mickey” - Is she referring to anal sex when she sings “So come on and give it to me anyway you can. Anyway you wanna do it, I’ll take it like a man”?
Peter Gabriel, Games Without Frontiers - I know I’m stretching this one, but I always snicker when I hear “Jane plays with Willie, Willie is happy again.”
I don’t know if you are serious or not Smeghead because I felt like I was one of the last people to figure this out. My b/f at the time asked me if I knew what the song was about. I never really liked the song all that well, so hadn’t paid much attention. Then he quoted the line about a pearl necklace not being jewelry. It sounds horrible, but I rarely catch the innuendo in songs like this. At any rate, I was surprised.
I looked for a site with the lyrics, and couldn’t find anything mentioning the not jewelry line, but instead a “see notes” where the line would be. I pulled out my ZZ Top cd and gave this song a listen and heard the line, so typed it in for my search. A ha! I found the site with the actual notes to the “see notes” section, so I wasn’t imagining it:
“Pearl Necklace”: Denoted lyrics should probably read “And that’s not jewelry
she’s talkin’ about”, but the “official” lyrics in the book read as
As to the OP, Squeeze Box by The Who is another song for the list. At least I think it is? I just never really understood why she wore it on her chest…
It was there that i discovered the glorious history of innuendo in popular music, all the way from " I want some sugar in my bowl" by Bessie Smith to whatever it is that the latest jailbait is mincing coquettishly up the charts with.
And i was shocked, shocked, i tell you to find out that some of these songs are even advocating illegal drug usage!