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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Train Thursdays ~ Hey Soul Sister


I'm dipping back a few years now.  This is another song that when it came out, I liked the tune a lot.  And then I started listening to the lyrics and well... there are a few bad ones planted among the generally good that mess this song up for me.  So I present to you, "Hey, Soul Sister."

Heeey heeeey heeeeey

Your lipstick stains 
on the front lobe 
of my left side brains
[here's my first STOP: the use of "brains" instead of "brain" has always bothered me. it makes me think of zombies instead of romance.]
I knew I wouldn't forget you
And so I went and let you 
blow my mind
Your sweet moonbeam
The smell of you 
in every single dream I dream
I knew when we collided 
you're the one I have decided
Who's one of my kind
[I have nothing mean to say about the lyrics above.  Good rhymes that are actually working.  I'd love to see more of this!]

CHORUS:
Hey soul sister, 
ain't that Mr. Mister 
[how far back did we just date ourselves?]
on the radio, stereo
[a bit redundant, maybe?]
The way you move ain't fair you know
Hey soul sister, 
I don't wanna miss a 
single thing you do tonight

Heeey heeeey heeeey

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, 
[again with the dating ourselves]
we can't deny
I'm so obsessed
My heart is bound to beat 
right out my untrimmed chest
[what is an "untrimmed" chest? is that like someone who has no muscle?]
I believe in you, 
like a virgin, you're Madonna
[a virgin with a one track mind? not buying it.  ;) ]
And I'm always gonna wanna 
blow your mind

The way you can cut a rug
[ok - now you just dated yourself to the 1930s, jitterbug style]
Watching you is the only drug 
I need
So gangster, I'm so thug
[STOP: worst line of the song. You knew it had to be coming, right? This has absolutely no relation to the song whatsoever aside from the rhyme. Why???  For the love of humanity, why do you do this to your songs?  Especially one that is generally enjoyable.]
You're the only one 
I'm dreaming of
You see 
I can be myself now finally
In fact there's nothing I can't be
I want the world to see you being with me.

And just for fun, here's something I found while researching for this song.  Apparently I'm not the only one fed up with Train in one form or another.  :)

6 comments:

Catherine Stine said...

Untrimmed chest--big EWWWW.

Jessie Harrell said...

Catherine ~ hahahahaha!

Fida Islaih said...

This was one of my first favorite songs. If you really think about it, your right about it!

Beth said...

So I've read these posts and not known what we were talkinga bout. I just figured out how who Train is!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

The lyrics can be a turn off if you actually know what the words are. Sometimes humming is a good choice. :-)

Kelly Hashway said...

When this song first came out, my daughter thought the first line was "You stink, stink, stink." I refused to correct her because it was too funny!

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