This is going to be a short one, but it’s been making me crazy, so I need to see if other people feel the same way.
I love and value good writing. Not just in books. On television, in songs, in movies, whatever.
I’m not a prude, and I don’t have a problem with sex, with dirty words, whatever. (I do, however, wish I’d taken my husband’s advice to NOT look up what The Human Centipede was about after I read a sidebar about the movie in Entertainment Weekly. Don’t do it. Trust me. Don’t.)
(Okay, if you’re like me and you HAVE to look, at least look on Wikipedia. God only knows what a Google search will turn up.)
(But don’t look. Trust me.)
Now I’ve completely digressed.
While I love hearing clever lyrics in a song about sex, I absolutely hate when the lyrics are straight out vulgar. I know this might make me sound like a hypocrite when I have the F word in my novels, but I don’t mind profanity. I do, however, have a serious problem with a song called, “Down On Me.” I mean, come on. Thank god I have XM so I don’t have to listen to more than a note before realizing I have to change the station. The song is by an artist named Jeremih, and he might be the greatest new thing since sliced bread. I won’t listen to it. Especially since his previous single was a song called “Birthday Sex.”
There’s a song by Flo Rida called “Right Round,” loosely based on the eighties song of the same title, and while that song is obviously about oral sex, the guy at least dresses it up a little. It’s all metaphor. Or for a more classy top 40 example, go listen to “Come on, Get Higher” by Matt Nathanson. (Come on, really listen to the lyrics.)
Does this bother anyone else?
Maybe I’m just nuts.