Dah-dah-dah-de dah-de-dah-de dah dah dah- dah-dum
Every time I hear scat filler lines, like this, I can't help but think, was the singer really unsure how to fill up that part of the song? That especially applies to this particular song...but in a sense I actually enjoy it.
Submitted by: Orville Beddenrocker
Wear your hair just for him.
So if it weren't for "him", would hair be a nuisance one would be better off without? Maybe that explains why, decades later, Britney Spears once cut off all her hair. Maybe at the time she had no "him" to wear it just for!
Submitted by: Karen Smith
You want it all but you can't have it.
It's in your face but you can't grab it.
If it's right in front of you, What makes it impossible to grab? Is "it" something that is simply intangible?
Submitted by: Daniel L
We've been kicking it for a while
Kicking what? A ball? Some other item? She doesn't specify what "it" is.
Submitted by: Stu L. Pigeon
It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and the piggy we stole from the shed
Never got much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed
Why would he be singing about a bed that belonged to his grandmother?
Submitted by: Tag
Remember how we dreamed?
Remember how we screamed?
The vegetables were steamed?
The people that we seemed to know.
A lot of the stuff in this verse aren't even related to one another so that's what makes it funny!
Submitted by: Celeste
30 years in the same location, I have stayed.
Ironic, considering he was less than 30 years old (i.e., still in his mid-20s) when he wrote and recorded this parody in 1984. He didn't turn 30 until 1989.
Submitted by: Liza Lott
Big Green Monkey, everyone's a junkie
This might also be nonsensical; it makes you wonder what this guy was smoking when he wrote it.
Submitted by: Albert K.
All... 4... Love
Toward the middle of the song, when they "draw out" the title. Even though the title appears regularly in the chorus section, meaning "all for love", I am stressing this particular part of the song since the title seems to be by itself here. The reason it sorta stands out is that it could mean "all 4 (people) love" (with love being a verb) -- a potential 'hidden' meaning -- rather than "all for (preposition) love (noun)", which is likely the intended meaning, as implied in the chorus, where it appears at the end of various phrases ("...do it all for love"). I'm placing it here because there is really no other section that it could go in.
Submitted by: Quyjibo
Say, has anyone ever told you you've got Yugoslavian hands?
No, of course not, that would be stupid.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly