One of the on-going jokes with my co-workers this summer is how our business is family entertainment, so we shouldn’t play the song that’s currently on.
I made the claim that every song is about something inappropriate. One co-worker argued. The other told a story of singing Afternoon Delight in his car with his in-laws, only to have it dawn on him what the song was about for the very first time (which, in case you’re not aware, is “railing the Missus in the day time”).
From that point on, I took great pride in making observations of what certain songs we played are about.
Half the time, it was obvious:
Welcome to the Jungle – “innocent girl corrupted in the big city…with heroin.”
Others, not as obvious:
Big Girls Don’t Cry – “Fergie’s addiction to crystal meth and how she’s going to miss it.
Others required creativity
Rambling Man – “failure to take responsibility for unwanted pregnancies around the country”
Louisiana Saturday Night – “Neglecting your children for a marathon of dancing and sex.”
But any non-Christian song they threw at me, I playfully found a way to point out its immorality.
Try it, it’s fun.