Tuesday, 6 September 2005

Lyrics that don’t make sense

Steven Taylor doesn’t understand the lyrics of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” a song by one-hit wonder band Deep Blue Something (the remainder of their album sucked, by the way).

Meanwhile, I’m trying to be on the cutting edge by deciphering the lyrics of Rihanna’s “Pon De Replay.” Apparently going for the bizarre lyrics trifecta, Rihanna incorporates incomprehensible lyrics from Christina Milian’s “Dip It Low” in addition to the hook:

Come Mr. DJ song pon de replay
Come Mr. DJ won’t you turn the music up
All the gyal pon the dancefloor wantin some more what
Come Mr. DJ won’t you turn the music up

Incidentally, I think I have officially become “old.”


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I think that I can be of assistance. Rihanna is a native of Barbados and is using West Indies slang. For example, “pon” is a contraction of “put on” and “gyal” means “gal”.

However, I’ve still haven’t been able to decipher “Starship Trooper” by Yes.


You think you’re old? I’ve never even heard of the artists you guys are trying to decipher. (Except Yes).

[Permalink] 3. Scott wrote @ Wed, 7 Sep 2005, 7:06 am CDT:

You’re not old…your taste in music has always sucked!



I’m not to proud to say that I am old and that I too bought the stupid Deep Blue Something album that blew huge chunks.

I will probably have to follow the link over, but I did understand B@T. Then like a fool, I ran out and threw my money away for the rest of the tripe.



I too was sucked in to the Deep Blue Something because of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In fact, that album, before the advent of iTunes and the like, forced me to create a three-song rule. I could not buy the album until I had heard and enjoyed a minimum of three songs (possibly two if I really loved one of the songs). But I never found the lyrics to Tiffany’s confusing or thought-provoking.

And thanks for making me feel cool again, if only for a moment, as I have bought both Dip it Low and Pon de Replay – and, like, months ago, too. ;) I hope you are enjoying NC – I would imagine your old neighborhood is a tree-down nightmare (like mine) right now.


I think I can help a litle bit too, the “gyal pon” means: (Literally) “gal up on” LOL hope that helps

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