“Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.” ― Roald Dahl
Does anyone else have a time machine in their closet? You open the door and stuff explodes all over you; memories from the past, the person you used to be. Full of old hopes and dreams and stuff documenting those years. That is my closet. I love it, my mother hates it. Sometimes I like to dig through the mess and get a glimpse of that person who kept all this stuff from years past.
Yikes, that sure got deep, especially since this post is incredibly light hearted. So moving on.. Recently I went through my closet, mostly on the hunt for something. Then I found a bunch of old mixed CDS. You know the coloured blanked discs in pretty colours like blue and pink and orange and could only fit 15-20 songs per disc? I started going through the discs to see the songs I had. Then it kind of it me. Dear Lord, there were a few of songs which I used to jam to which I didn’t really understand the lyrics or meaning of what I was singing along to.
I was almost in shock by how inappropriate these songs are. These are the songs we used to sign and act out at school (catholic school to boot), and made up our own dances to the songs.
Boom boom boom boom – Vegnaboys
Childhood meaning: This song was probably about a sleepover between two friends. They had a lot of fun and wanted the party to last forever.
Lyrics which mean something different: boom boom boom boom I want you in my room / spend the night together from now until forever / boom boom boom boom I want to double boom / let’s spend the night together, together in my room
Genie in a bottle – Christina Aguilera
Childhood meaning: She genuinely was pretending to be a genie. She probably really enjoyed the movie Aladdin. If you touch her bottle right she will grant you 3 wishes.
Lyrics which mean something different: I’m a genie in a bottle, you gotta rub me the right now /…… you gotta make a big impression, I gotta like what you do / ….. I’m a genie in a bottle baby, come, come, come on and let me out
Confessions part 2 – Usher
Childhood meaning: yeah.. I cannot even justify this one.
Lyrics which mean something different: These are my confessions / just when I thought I said all I could say my chick on the side said she got one on the way
Get down – B44
Childhood meaning: I clearly had no idea what was even being said in the song
Lyrics which mean something different: if you get down on me / I’ll get down on you / I will do anything / That you want me to / it’s a game of give and take / to make it through / so if you get down on me / I’ll get down on you tonight
Wasn’t me – Shaggy
Childhood meaning: He was caught making a mess and he didn’t want to get in trouble so he lied to hide it.
Lyrics which mean something different: She saw the marks on my shoulder (It wasn’t me) / Heard the words that I told her (It wasn’t me) / Heard the scream get louder (it wasn’t me) / She stayed until it was over
Milkshake – Kelis
Childhood meaning: Literally she is signing about making milkshakes
Lyrics which mean something different: I can see you’re into it / you want me to teach thee / techniques that freaks these boys / it can’t be bought
Candy Shop – 50 Cent
Childhood meaning : he wants to take her to an actual candy shop and probably buy her a tootsie pop
Lyrics which mean something different: I’ll take you to the candy shop / I’ll let you lick the lollipop / go ‘head girl don’t you stop / keep going ‘til you hit the spot (woah)