Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Soul Sister

A few weeks ago while at Chuck E. Cheese's for Josh's birthday, I heard "Chucky" covering one of the pop songs from the radio. The choice of song struck me as odd.

The song was "Soul Sister" by Train. It's a great song, very catchy with it's fast pace and upbeat tempo. But there was just something icky about "Chucky" singing:

"Just in time
I'm so glad you have a one track mind like me
You gave my life direction
a game show love connection
we can't deny."

Jerry thinks I've got the gist of the song all wrong. "No, no, no, it's NOT about sex!"

Uh huh. OK, how about this:

"...Like a virgin, you're Madonna
and I'm always gonna want to blow your mind."

Let me tell ya, super, extra, extremely freaky coming out of the mouth of a giant animatronic rat.

Jerry thinks the song is all about love at first sight, soul mates, yada yada, and that I just have a dirty mind.

Yes. Yes I do.

But still!!! How hard is it to discern what this opening verse is about:

"Your lipstick stains
on the front lobe
of my left side brains (?)
I knew I wouldn't forget you
so I went and
let you blow my mind."

How exactly does one blow one's mind? Hmmmm......

Don't answer that.

Since I'm not totally convinced that I'm not just some perverted sicko reading too much into it, and because I love to listen to the pop radio station, and because Paige wouldn't know the difference anyway, I don't mind her listening to this song when it comes on. In fact, she's been singing the chorus all day. Mind you, ALL day!

"Hey, soul sister
ain't that mister mister on the radio
the stereo
the way you move ain't fair you know
hey, soul sister,
I don't want to miss a single thing
you do tonight!"

She has a very pleasant voice, but I think I've gone a tad overboard with drilling proper grammar into her seven year old head. Here's how she sings it:

"Hey, Soul Sister
isn't that mister mister on the radio, stereo,
the way you move is not fair you know..."

Oh, my. She's wearing her honky right there on her sleeve isn't she?

As much as I don't mind her singing Soul Sister, I draw the line when she tries to sing the modern version of "Right 'Round." Paige first heard Alvin and the Chipmunks sing it the old-fashioned 80's way:

"You spin my head right round
right round
like a record baby
right round, round round"

But then the new version came out, and I can promise you, neither Paige nor any of my children will sing this:

"You spin my head right round
right round
when you go down
when you down, down."

I know I'm not being overly dirty about that one! And if I ever hear Chucky singing that song I will go home, pack our bags, and move us all to Peru.