Song lyrics and I have a love/hate relationship.
See, they stick in my head forever. Whether I've got them in there correctly or not is quite irrelevant. I find myself repeating them at the oddest times, like when I'm trying to calm myself, or when I need extra energy at the end of a run, or really for no apparent reason at all.
Sometimes this gets me into trouble. Especially when the lyrics that are stuck in my head are not the actual lyrics of the song.
Once circa 1987 I remember walking through a crowded dance floor with a friend, singing "Do it Like a Lady!" and apparently Aerosmith and I are not exactly attuned, because it took me a long time and a serious bout of humiliation to figure out that those were NOT the actual lyrics.
Even when I remember the real lyrics, they get me into trouble.
"Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir", anyone?
So anyway, today I was singing along with the radio and it occurred to me that once again, I have no idea whether I understand the words to the song, and if I do, what in the world they mean.
So here it is:
What the heck is a "hollow back girl"? And should I be embarrassed if I start singing it randomly?
PS - Googling to answer this question is totally not allowed!
PPS - My daughters say I should mention that the radio station I listen to is squeaky clean, and is running the "clean" version of this song. (The fact that there has to be a clean version of this song should probably be my first clue, right?)